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Hey Ron Johnson! You May Be A Genius, But Can You Really Salvage A Store This Ugly?

Mass Effect 3 – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, EA, cert: 15, out nowThe Earth is on fire. Countless alien craft rain down, annihilating the fortunate few and turning everyone else into enslaved abominations. Which is fantastic news. It means that Mass Effect is back.The dreaded Reaper Apocalypse is nigh. Despite having warned about it...
Mass Effect 3 – review

Why Recruiters Are Flocking To LinkedIn Like Never Before

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In a recent note, Goldman analyst Heath Terry made bullish comments on LinkedIn, in part due to strong momentum with enterprise customers. Specifically, says Terry: Our checks, particularly at the enterprise level, suggest that LinkedIn is seeing strong adoption for its hiring solutions products, driven by high perceived value...
Why Recruiters Are Flocking To LinkedIn Like Never Before

The Key To Marketing A Unique Breakthrough Product Like The Lytro Camera

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The Lytro may be a breakthrough product, but there's a huge set of unknowns created when you try to sell something as unique as this camera. Forget about all the fancy tech residing inside the Lytro's little rectangular body. How the heck are you supposed to market something that's so different from anything...
The Key To Marketing A Unique Breakthrough Product Like The Lytro Camera

This Is The Difference Between 'Invention' And 'Innovation'

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There's a fundamental difference between an innovator and an inventor, writes digital entrepreneur Tom Grasty in a great column over at MediaShift Idea Lab. Invention is the "creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time." Thomas Edison was an inventor. Innovation happens when someone...
This Is The Difference Between 'Invention' And 'Innovation'

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail guru Ron Johnson is speaking at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, and he revealed a bit of what his strategy is for store checkout. He wants to totally eliminate the employees who stand at cash registers and get rid of traditional checkout by the...
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Wants To Eliminate The Person Standing At The Cash Register

The 11 Most Revered Companies In The World

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People really love tech companies. That's one of the big conclusions from Harris Interactive's 2012 Reputation Quotient assessment, which evaluates the 60 "most visible" companies in the world. Tech, manufacturing and retail are the three industries that people feel are part of the solution to the current economic crisis, and it affects...
The 11 Most Revered Companies In The World

How Information Overload Ruins Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Hedge fund manager James Altucher recently wrote about how multitasking can kill you. Neuroscience shows that our brains simply weren't created for it. Yet many people still continue to live hyper-connected lives, essentially creating 24/7 workweeks -- no matter how unhealthy it is. This excellent infographic by OnlineUniversities.com shows how...
How Information Overload Ruins Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

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Jack Dorsey's mobile-payments startup Square has been growing like crazy. Since June, payments processed are up 50 percent.It's an attractive option for small business owners because it takes a 2.75% cut on most transactions, which it splits with the banks, versus a higher fee owners pay out to use traditional...
This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

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Marissa Mayer's decision to end Yahoo's remote work program has ignited a debate about the benefits and pitfalls of letting people work from home. Now, Best Buy, another struggling giant, is following suit.  The Star Tribune reports that the company announced Monday that they were ending their Results Only Work...
THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)

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UPDATE: CNBC is reporting that Best Buy is laying off 2,400 total employees, including the 600+ Geek Squad workers. Original: Best Buy is laying off around 650 members of its Geek Squad, reports KARE 11. The Geek Squad positions that work on appliances and televisions in customers' homes are the ones being...
REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)

The Domino's Super Bowl Pizza War Room Oozes Pepperoni, Cheese, and Sadness [Pizza]

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On Super Bowl Sunday, 55 IT specialists will huddle together in a dark room to keep their company's website afloat on the biggest day of its entire year, since it's going to be bombarded by millions of ravenous fans. But the company they work for isn't the NFL. More »...
The Domino's Super Bowl Pizza War Room Oozes Pepperoni, Cheese, and Sadness [Pizza]

Sheryl Sandberg: 'From The Moment They Leave School, The Messages For Women Are Different'

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is outspoken about her views on gender stereotypes and how they can hold women back. That's the subject of her upcoming book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." She spoke about the issue on a panel last Friday in Davos, arguing that managers...
Sheryl Sandberg: 'From The Moment They Leave School, The Messages For Women Are Different'

How Best Buy's PR Crisis Turned Into A 'Months-Long Bloodletting'

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Best Buy screwed up, and it has experienced a slow, but brutal over the past few months. Or, as Gil Rudawsky at PR Daily so eloquently put it, a "months-long bloodletting." The negative exposure for Best Buy in relation to former CEO Brian Dunn's scandal has been relentless, as headlines constantly pound...
How Best Buy's PR Crisis Turned Into A 'Months-Long Bloodletting'

Google Plans to Add Filtering Improvements to Buzz

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The Wall Street Journal reports that more changes are planned for Buzz in response to user feedback, including the option to block conversations and other filtering features.Even as Buzz impressed some social media enthusiasts, it also angered some folks for various reasons — the most significant being that it’s a...
Google Plans to Add Filtering Improvements to Buzz

14 Executives Demonstrate The Art Of The 'Power Pose'

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Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy's research focuses on how our body language changes how we feel and act, and the way others perceive us.  She's made some pretty startling discoveries. By holding an open, expansive "power pose" for as little as two minutes, you can actually change your body chemistry and become...
14 Executives Demonstrate The Art Of The 'Power Pose'

Peek at a Big Game IT 'war room' -- at Domino's Pizza

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The company will deliver millions of pies in just a few hours during today's 49ers/Ravens faceoff, and an impromptu information systems brain center in Michigan will make it all possible. [Read more]...
Peek at a Big Game IT 'war room' -- at Domino's Pizza

ELON MUSK: 'If We Published Patents, It Would Be Farcical'

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The patent system has been getting a lot of heat lately, especially with the high-profile fight between Apple and Samsung. Superhero entrepreneur Elon Musk just avoids patents altogether with his super high-tech space venture SpaceX.  You would think you'd want to protect your intellectual property when you're building complicated things...
ELON MUSK: 'If We Published Patents, It Would Be Farcical'

This Simple 'Power Pose' Can Change Your Life And Career

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Everyone talks about the importance of "body language," but few people understand how much of an impact it actually has--not just in the way others perceive us, but in terms of how we actually perform. Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy gave a great presentation at TED last summer about...
This Simple 'Power Pose' Can Change Your Life And Career

27 Top Executives Who Get Up Really Early

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Getting up early is a no brainer for most executives. It means being awake during a part of the day when there are few distractions. It means reacting to the biggest news of the day while others are dreaming. And in the evening you have the option to work late...
27 Top Executives Who Get Up Really Early

NOMINATIONS WANTED: What Is The Coolest New Business In Chicago?

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In honor of the entrepreneurs who are expanding Chicago's commercial scene, we're compiling a list of the coolest businesses that opened in Chicago in the past year. We've already got a couple contenders in mind, like Furnishly, a startup that aims to change the way people buy local furniture, and The...
NOMINATIONS WANTED: What Is The Coolest New Business In Chicago?

What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

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Customer service has been changing rapidly in the past few years. Companies have moved online, and immediacy is everything. At the recent Behance 99% conference on creativity in New York City, Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman shared what she's learned about dealing with people since launching her ecommerce site...
What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

Ron Johnson Says JCPenney Is 'Starting To Act Like A Startup'

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At today's JCPenney event, CEO Ron Johnson talked about the company's big Q1 miss. He said the turnaround is tougher than expected, but that JCP is "starting to act like a startup." "We're moving a lot quicker," he said, and that with startups — "which I'm really familiar with in...
Ron Johnson Says JCPenney Is 'Starting To Act Like A Startup'

The Last Remnant Of The Borders Brand Is Finally Going To Be Killed Off For Good

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The fall of Borders bookstores occurred last year when the chain closed its stores and liquidated its assets.  Yet, the Borders brand strives on -- sort of. The Borders e-book franchise survived, having been bought by Pearson Group Australia, which ran the site still branded as Borders online at...
The Last Remnant Of The Borders Brand Is Finally Going To Be Killed Off For Good

This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers

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The long, grueling hours that bankers put into work are rewarded with hefty incomes, so it makes sense to associate higher salary with the meaning of success.  But now a new study published by CareerBuilder said that engineers actually care more about money than those who work in finance.  Out of the...
This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers
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RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

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Of all his strategic moves, JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been particularly staunch in defending his pricing strategy. He wants to turn JCPenney into a retailer that offers every day prices -- not constant discounts and sales.  The strategy has its share of detractors, who point to discounting as a traffic...
RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs

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JCPenney CEO and former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson was interviewed at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen this week. He revealed a great little tidbit about what he learned from his former boss, the late Steve Jobs, on the importance of design and its impact on customers. Take it...
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Reveals One Important Thing He Learned From Steve Jobs
Immigration reform is front and center for tech sector -- and Obama

Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users

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Even more changes are coming to Google Buzz. That’s the upshot from my conversation with Google product manager Todd Jackson. His team has assembled a “war room” in its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters where engineers and executives are weighing user criticism and rolling out updates. Google has twice tweaked its...
Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users
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