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Opinion/Analysis

Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), he concluded that…

Transportation

San Francisco

E-Bike Startups Are Opening the Door to Entry-Level Transportation

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The e-bike community is booming around the world. Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1 percent of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced worldwide….

Reports & Rankings

50 Best Companies to Work for in 2017

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A good job is a lot harder to find than some people realize. After all the résumé-sending and interview-attending, it can feel like it’s never going to happen. But then, a ray of sunshine touches down on your search and you’re called in for…

Artificial Intelligence

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Way We Work

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Ever since its introduction as an academic discipline back in the 50s, AI has led to a combination of disappointment and optimism. In fact, technological options that were conveyed as impossible, such as optical character recognition, are, presently, run-of-the-mill. While other technologies are yet…

Productivity

How to Maintain Productivity in an Open-Concept Office

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

An open office layout encourages camaraderie and collaboration. However, to some, it can be a bit of a productivity drain. Luckily, productivity doesn’t have to suffer if you take the right steps to focus. When it comes to work environment, there was only ever one option…

Tips & How To’s

4 Tips from Experts on How to Be Happier at Work

By | Oct 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Count yourself among the lucky if you’re one of the few people in the world that loves their job. While perks like remote work, flexible schedules, and other work-life balance initiatives have made life a little easier, poor management, low wages, and a lack…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

How Soft Robotics Is Revolutionizing the Food Harvesting Industry

By | Oct 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

Picking strawberries is a labor intensive job as each berry needs to be pulled off individually. And even though the strawberry harvesting industry is the highest paid of all the berry picking industries, many berries rot on the vine every year because there is…

HR and Recruiting

Here’s the Biggest Rule to Remember When Firing Someone

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Proper communication is one of the most important skills in tech, because if you don’t have it, you won’t get anywhere. You might have every software developer tool possible under your hood, but if you can’t connect with a superior in a job interview,…

Startups & Apps

Top 17 Apps to Make You More Productive

By | Sep 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Technology is a double-sided blade in one big way. It can make you way more productive or it can do the exact opposite. Only one outcome is certain: Your productivity levels won’t stay the same. Here’s how to counteract your endless social media feeds…

Tips & How To’s

3 Things Successful Owners Do to Be More Productive

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Whether you’re a company CEO or an employer in an organization, you need great work ethic to do quality work that help you excel in your career. The question is, how do you ingrain good work ethic into your work-life balance? Here are three…

Productivity

7 Quick Ways to Boost Productivity at Work

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

When building a business from the ground up, your team is everything. They’re the people responsible for making your vision a reality. They’re the relationship managers who preserve your deals, the accountants who make sure your business remains profitable, and the producers who keep…

Tips & How To’s

6 Twitter Accounts Every Digital Nomad Should Follow

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It sounds like fun and games — and it can be — but being a digital nomad can also be a thankless chore. After all, you have to make sure you have either a steady stream of new gigs lined up in order to…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Study: Here’s How Your Job Affects Your Happiness

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

I’m a big fan of back-of-the-envelope math. But when it comes to job fulfillment, one simple math equation doesn’t cut it: People with two jobs are definitely not doing twice as well as people with one job. Of course, this makes sense when you…

Healthy Entrepreneur

How to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle for Personal Development

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

When it comes to your professional growth and career development, a majority of us focus on mastering our strengths and extending our skill sets, to create an impressive personal profile. Not many of us realize the significance of health and are unaware of how…

Robots

5 Reasons Why Robots Will Never Fully Replace Humans

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

We’ve all heard the warnings of our impending dystopian future. We’ve read the books and watched the movies, and we know that soon, perhaps in our lifetimes, the robots will take over and humans will be the subservient ones. Our machines will outsmart us,…

HR and Recruiting

Palo Alto

How Adding an HR Professional Can Help You Retain Talent

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 7:15 am

Employees are the lifeline of any business. We all know that one bad hire can damage your team and your brand. After seven years in being in business, we added a full-time human resource specialist to our team of nearly 30 people. This was…

Productivity

Can More Technology Increase Your Productivity?

By | Jul 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

How many devices do you own and what effect does it have on your productivity? Have you ever wondered about that Tablet you bought on a whim which is lying in a corner now and catching dust? Fear not my friend, you are not…