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Zappos Wants To Buy You A Shelter Dog Or Cat For Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Good News is showing some sole with its new pet adoption campaign. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday,, the online footwear retailer, will...

Who's Got the Power? We've Got the Power!

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Natalie Pace

The power to clean up our world lies more in our hands than most of us admit. (That's not to say that legislation isn't necessary, too.) Every day in every corner of the world, there are leaders and everyday folks living more sustainable lives, and leading by example.

Are You An Empowering Leader?

Bill George | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bill George

There was a time when leaders thought their role was to exert power over others. No longer. Today's best leaders recognize their leadership is most effective when they empower others to step up and lead.

At Zappos, Pushing Shoes and a Vision

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business

On a sizzling June morning in Las Vegas, 10 employees sat in an air-conditioned conference room decorated with “Star Wars” mem...

10 Common Mistakes Managers Make That Hurt Their Business

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Fortunately (and unfortunately) many people that start and run a business often don't know the problems and difficulties they are likely to face. Why do I say fortunately? If they knew about all these problems, they probably would not start the business in the first place.

Collision Embraces Disruption's Discomfort

Mike Cassidy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Sure, the just-ended Collision tech conference in downtown Las Vegas was a chance for startup entrepreneurs to hone their pitches, tap into investors, suss out the competition, seduce partners and poach employees. But it was something a lot more.

Growing a Tech Startup: Knowing When and How to Scale

Debbie Madden | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

Starting a company is thrilling and terrifying all at once. I can only describe it as "energizing stress." I've started and helped start five companies in my career, each one having similarities to those before it.

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce?

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

In the end it's not the algorithm or the user interface or even FREE SHIPPING -- it's all about the merchandise, the need, the service, the style. In short, the human condition...

Hey Big Company, Treat Me Like a Human.

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

Eighty four percent of millennials say that user generated content on a brand's website has some influence on what they buy. What this means is that millennials want to be heard and they want to feel listened to.

Competing With Industry Giants? 5 Keys to Winning in the Niches

George Bradt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Don't pick a fight with the elephants of your industry. Don't play in the field where they are fighting. You don't need the elephants to lose for you to win. You just need to avoid getting trampled.

The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in t...

What Tony Hsieh, Pro Athletes, the Founder of UGGs and Others Taught Me About Success (Part Three)

Jared Kleinert | Posted 11.22.2014 | Teen
Jared Kleinert

"What I would tell my younger self is that everything always works out. No matter what decision you make, everything always works out. No matter what direction you take, everything always works out."

What Tony Hsieh, Pro Athletes, the Founder of UGGs and Others Taught Me About Success (Part Two)

Jared Kleinert | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
Jared Kleinert

Knowing what you do now, if you could have taught yourself and/or done one thing at 18 years old to create a better foundation for your future success, what would it have been and why?

A Billion Websites and Counting

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

In 25 years, we've gained choices but we may have lost our confidence we're making good ones. Happy birthday, Internet.

An Interview with Frank Gruber

Phil Simon | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Frank Gruber probably doesn't sleep much. He co-founded Tech Cocktail in 2006. The company  has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering t...

From Commander in Chief to Chief Commitment Officers

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

Together, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton powerhouse trio have become Chief Commitment Officers -- dedicated to challenging their members to create a better tomorrow. The main difference of the Clinton model is that members cannot just talk about solutions. They have to create meaningful change.

If the Culture Fits... What Zappos and Other Employers Look For in New Hires

Blair Forlaw | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Blair Forlaw

Building a workforce where everyone "fits" doesn't imply homogeneity, which breeds group think -- a fatal flaw in a competitive global economy.

CEOs Talk, Dreamers Listen

Valerie Frankel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Valerie Frankel

During day one at C2MTL in Montreal, "a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity," several multi-milionaires delivered TED-Talk style inspirational speeches to the aspiring moguls in the audience.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Why I Will Not Buy Another Honda

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Ira Israel

Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.

What Attracts Women to Purchase Fashion Footwear Online?

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Style
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Too many websites and too many shoes too choose from! So what attracts women to purchase fashion footwear on some of the most popular online websites?

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

Learning From Zappos: Why Every School Needs an Organizational Mindset

Peter Hutton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Peter Hutton

Simply put, an organizational mindset is the aggregated mindset of an organization's members. Historically, schools have not placed much importance on defining these, which I think is a mistake. At Beaver, we have taken great care to identify the three key components.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.

It's Time to Get Rid of All Bosses

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The goal of team members and colleagues is to add value, skills and expertise. Managers can and should enable and even unleash their people, but they cannot control them. I am not the boss of my team, but I am available for feedback and input.