The One Question Nobody Is Asking About Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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Originally posted at Forbes.com There have been few developments since the election of President Donald Trump that have generated as much heat as his nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education … and that’s saying something. Measured reactions about DeVos have been rare, as both Left and Right have cast her ascension to the top job at the Department of …

The 1 Thing Every Organization Should Learn From The New England Patriots

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Originally posted at Forbes.com A full disclosure of partisan bias at the start: As a lifelong fan of the Denver Broncos, it goes against my mental grain to acknowledge anything positive about the New England Patriots beyond their obvious success. In the first post-9/11 Super Bowl, I rooted for their improbable upset as the appropriately-named patriotic underdogs of Super Bowl XXXVI. But, …

Now That The iPhone Is 10, It’s Time For Apple To Kill It

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Originally posted at Forbes.com Joi Ito is the Director of the “Media Lab” at MIT — a place where brilliant creatives come together to grope around on the edge of the inventive darkness in which the future most of us think we see melts into things far more mind-blowing. In his recently released book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, Ito quotes Google’s Larry Page, from this …

Bookstore Serendipity: Creativity In The Efficient World Of Amazon

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Originally posted at Forbes.com To begin, a confession: I am a huge fan of Amazon and everything it is about. I have been a Prime member for years, and I have given Prime memberships as gifts. I marvel at the way Amazon makes everything so easy to do as a customer, whether it is buying, watching, listening, or returning. Amazon has mastered the …

4 Ways Your Annual Review Is A Game Of ‘Calvinball’

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Originally posted at Forbes.com As the end of the year fast approaches, employers and employees everywhere are embarking upon the annual exercise of the performance review. For too many, this experience is less like a genuine moment of competency evaluation and improvement insight, and more like a game of Calvinball with a salary increase at stake. For the too young or the uninitiated, …