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The Key Management Skill for the 21st Century: Leading Remote Teams…

The future of work was a major topic at SXSW this year, where I participated on a panel on the topic. Afterwards, a member of the audience approached me eager to learn how to become a better manager of remote teams. “I know I need to learn this skill to ...

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TaskRabbit's Co-Founder Aims to Simplify 401(k)s With New Venture…

Kevin Busque says he was confounded. He just couldn’t understand it. It was 2012, and of all the employees at his company, TaskRabbit, he estimated that only around 34 percent had signed up for a 401(k). So he held an informal discussion with them to dig into this issue. It ...

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How to Finance a New Business by Rolling Over Your Retirement Funds…

The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes In times of tight credit, you can finance a new business or franchise by rolling your retirement funds into your new company. You pay no income taxes or early withdrawal penalties, avoid debt and have money ...

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Starbucks Unleashes the Unicorn Frappucino…

For a limited time, Starbucks will offer the Unicorn Frappucino, a shimmery purple and blue blended beverage that turns pink when you stir it. So what exactly is a Unicorn Frappucino? It has nothing to do with billion-dollar startups. In its press release, Starbucks says the sparkly drink is “made ...

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Factors Damaging Employee Relations, As Defined by Industry Experts…

As a company, Twitter excels at employee relations and remains a leader in workplace culture. In fact, a former manager provided this on Glassdoor.about working for the social media empire: “[It was] a company with great people, culture and transparency,” he wrote. Related: Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right. ...

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Is Management Bloat Inevitable When Companies Grow?…

In 1937, a young economist named Ronald Coase theorized that as a company grows, management becomes a bigger drag on productivity and profit. Essentially, he found that the costs of managing can escalate faster than sales and profits, steadily lowering production per person. Coase won the Nobel Prize for this ...

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The 5 Essentials to Effective Coaching…

Leading and coaching a single person, let alone an entire organization, can be a daunting endeavor. People and teams are complex. In any coaching situation, there are a number of ways things can go south. The most effective coaches break down the coaching process into smaller objectives and then focus ...

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This List of the Highest-Paid CEOs May Surprise You…

If you had to guess, what American CEO do you think makes the most money? Amazon or Apple? Maybe Google or Facebook? It turns out that it’s Charter Communications CEO Thomas M. Rutledge, who leads one of the country’s top cable operators and has an income of $98,012,344 a year. ...

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20 Unforgettable Moments in Space Exploration…

Nina Zipkin Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends. This spring marked the 55th anniversary of the dawn of the space race, when Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in April 1961. While the Soviet Union’s accomplishment spurred the United States to ...

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Why Everyone Can Use Randi Zuckerberg's Number One Focus Tip…

Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders. In the intense world of Silicon Valley, your stock rise and falls by the state of your ...

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