The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
Shakespeare isn't the be-all and end-all of course (that's another of his by the way). English has had its fair share of literary giants over the years who, from Chaucer and Milton to Dickens and even Dr. Seuss, have each contributed words to our language.
It was November 9, 2006. A few big-time entrepreneurs in attendance understood Mark's vision but believed they could beat or buy him. The rest were cheerily myopic. Their loss was my gain.
Ever since Edward Snowden began leaking classified documents about NSA surveillance, Google and other tech companies have wanted to reveal the extent of NSA's access -- pursuant to orders of the secret FISA Court -- to their customers' accounts.
It's not a surprise that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has fired COO Henrique de Castro. He does not seem to have fit into the culture she's trying to build, and he certainly did not deliver the results he needed to deliver. That's two out of the three main reasons for executive onboarding failure.
Wednesday marked the first day of work for Mary Barra, the newly-appointed CEO of General Motors. As she sits down for the first time in the corner office, she'll have made history as the first female chief executive of an American automaker and now, only the 23rd woman currently running a Fortune 500 company.
Is it just or me, or does it seem that we only hear things about her that are, well, less than flattering? And why is that the case? Is it because of her relatively distinct position?
Make stories part of your culture -- and more than that, the integrity of your culture. All-hands meetings can be pivotal here. Stories are often the best way to relate how a company is doing, what people are doing well, and what they could be doing better.
The question is not 'whether,' but 'when.' Assume that your company will get caught up in a crisis when you least expect it.
People of San Francisco: resist! You are right to protest the busses that are ruining your town and transporting your brightest souls away to the dark...
Blaming big tech companies for enabling our runaway surveillance state is like blaming Toyota or Ford for drunk drivers. It's a dangerous distraction, and it's the wrong strategy if we want to reform the system.
When film lovers in the United Kingdom and Ireland use Yahoo's Movie site to find out the latest news on an upcoming film, read a review of a movie th...
The revelations that have come out about the National Security Agency's PRISM program are disturbing. The scale and scope of the collection of information about electronic communications and telephone calls that originate and pass through the United States is truly astounding.
In a previous blog, I spoke about some teleworking results from WorldatWork's recently published Survey on Workplace Flexibility. This blog serves as a "part 2" discussing technology that enables teleworkers to work effectively and why some still are in the dark ages about using them.
We've shifted to a world where collaboration and connection are replacing hierarchy and bureaucracy. The outdated "Alpha" notion of management has given way to the modern era of "Beta" leadership.
The social media platforms you sign up for will again depend on your type of business, available resources, and how tech-savvy your business is. At the very least, register an account with every social community you can find in order to reserve the name.