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Deferred Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons

Deferred Variable Annuities: Pros and Cons | Operations Management | Scoop.it
There are two reasons to buy these things and five reasons not to buy.
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10 Truths About Change Management

10 Truths About Change Management | Operations Management | Scoop.it
As an Organizational Development (OD) and Change Management practitioner, I often find myself having conversations with leaders regarding change management – what it is and what it isn’t. I recently
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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
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How To Nail An Interview, In 6 Simple Charts

How To Nail An Interview, In 6 Simple Charts | Operations Management | Scoop.it
You landed an interview. Congratulations! Now what?
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7 Supereffective Ways to Work Smarter

Get more done in less time by focusing on better outcomes rather than sheer output. Here's how.
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Obama seeks to expand flex-time for government workers

Obama seeks to expand flex-time for government workers | Operations Management | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama , as part of efforts to make the U.S. workplace more accommodating for employees with families, will on Monday direct federal agencies to step up efforts give workers more leeway in determining their schedules.
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Who needs Manhattan? Queens hotels boom

Who needs Manhattan? Queens hotels boom | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Hotel construction in the borough is booming, especially in Long Island City.
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10 Completely Free Books Every (Would-Be) Business Leader Should Read

10 Completely Free Books Every (Would-Be) Business Leader Should Read | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Maybe you're a rising business executive who's getting ready for your summer vacation, and you're looking for something interesting to read. Maybe you're just heading to Seattle for a sales conference, and you need something to peruse on the plane. Or maybe you're starting an MBA in the fall. and you're wondering [...]
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SageVoice: Four Ways Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Fear Of Risk

SageVoice: Four Ways Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Fear Of Risk | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Becoming an entrepreneur is a gamble—on yourself, your idea and your team. After taking the plunge to pursue your own business, the fear of failing can cause you to avoid further risks like testing a new market or borrowing additional capital. But risks like these are integral to building a successful venture, and overcoming your fear of them is a vital step toward growing your business.
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Uber Attains Eye-Popping New Levels of Funding

Uber Attains Eye-Popping New Levels of Funding | Operations Management | Scoop.it
The web-based car ride service raised another $1.2 billion from investors at a $17 billion valuation, attaining a net worth almost unheard-of among start-ups.
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Behind the $100 Billion Commodity Empire That Few Know

Behind the $100 Billion Commodity Empire That Few Know | Operations Management | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, Marco Dunand and Daniel Jaeggi have turned a 10-person company supplying oil to a pair of Polish refineries into the world’s fourth-largest commodity trader with revenue topping $100 billion last year.
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Apple’s iPhone Event: Big Screens, an ‘iWatch’ and Other Things to Expect

Apple’s iPhone Event: Big Screens, an ‘iWatch’ and Other Things to Expect | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Apple will have a whole bag of goodies to show off Tuesday. Not only is a redesigned iPhone (or two) expected, there will likely be smartwatch sightings as well—and possibly a golden iPad to boot.
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Fliers Facing Fewer Rewards

Fliers Facing Fewer Rewards | Operations Management | Scoop.it
United and Delta, two of the nation’s largest airlines, will start awarding frequent flier points in 2015 based on ticket cost rather than miles flown.
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How to Motivate an Underperforming Employee

Experts weigh in on the right way to coach a subpar worker and when it's time to cut your losses.
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5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years

5 Career Mistakes You Will Regret In 10 Years | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Too many of us navigate our careers like we’re paddling across a lake, not sailing across an ocean. We are short-sighted when making decisions. We focus on completing the task at hand, fighting for the next promotion, outperforming a colleague. But there are many seemingly minor actions that can have [...]
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7 Leadership Qualities You May Not Know You Have

These are things you don't need to learn in books or B-schools. Build on these personal traits to become a more effective leader.
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20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com

20 Awesome Productivity Tricks Anyone Can Use | Inc.com | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Simple. Easy to try. Easy to incorporate. And very effective. Slideshow Options Loop Through: Don't loop
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Is Britain Beating The U.S. In The Race For Chinese Investment?

Is Britain Beating The U.S. In The Race For Chinese Investment? | Operations Management | Scoop.it
China's largest life insurer just led the 795 million pound ($1.4 billion) acquisition of an office tower along London's Canary Wharf, and the deal underlines the global competition to attract Chinese capital. A competition that the U.S. doesn't seem to be winning. Under the terms of the purchase, state-run China Life [...]
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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Fast Company | Business + Innovation | Operations Management | Scoop.it
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Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College

Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College | Operations Management | Scoop.it
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.
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SageVoice: Why Paying Your Employees To Volunteer Pays Off

SageVoice: Why Paying Your Employees To Volunteer Pays Off | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Small business owners are under constant pressure: meet project deadlines, sell more products, add more clients. With so much work to do and so little time, does it make sense to encourage your employees to take time off and help repair flood-damaged homes or plan parties at the local children’s hospital?
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U.S. and European Job Markets Take Different Paths

U.S. and European Job Markets Take Different Paths | Operations Management | Scoop.it
Unemployment levels in the United States have dropped back almost to the levels of fall 2008, but Europe has a grimmer story.
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Retailers get personal with smartphone marketing—maybe too personal

Retailers get personal with smartphone marketing—maybe too personal | Operations Management | Scoop.it

The next time Chicagoans walk into an emporium on the Magnificent Mile, they might get an unexpected greeting from the store via their smartphones.

A growing number of retailers are beginning to use location-aware technology to beam messages and special offers to shoppers who come within range. The software knows where shoppers are in a store and what they've been looking at. It also has a pretty good idea what to sell them. 

Apple Inc. and American Eagle Outfitters are some of the companies testing the new way to reach gadget-focused shoppers.

Apple rolled out its iBeacon technology in all of its U.S. stores in December. The location-aware network lets Apple send messages to anyone with an iOS device when they walk close to an iBeacon emitter. The tech giant uses the messages for a range of purposes such as letting customers know when an online order is ready for pickup or trying to se


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Is the balance of power between in-store and on-line retailing shifting? Hyperlocal marketing with iBeacon and NFC technologies is gaining traction. But how are consumers going to react?