Technology

Persistence pays off for tech whiz

April 11, 2014

Seth Bannon is a connected kind of guy, and it shocked him that the technology used to organize people and raise money is so awful. So, following a now-familiar path, Bannon dropped out of Harvard to start Amicus, a company to overhaul tech tools for nonprofits.

Don’t need email? Roll it up

April 7, 2014
To honor your support staff during Administrative Professionals Week (April 20-26), share this handy tool, which, as of year-end, had diverted more than a billion junk emails.

Don’t be clueless about social media

March 18, 2014
If you’re not so sure about digital technology and the social media hubbub, take a class. That’s what a lot of your peers are doing.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 1213

December 23, 2013
Don’t worry about timing … Learn more about startups from the real experts … Use technology to knock out that to-do list.

Target’s ‘wiki’ culture starts with CEO

December 19, 2013

To create a more collaborative culture, CEO Gregg Steinhafel encourages Target’s 365,000 employees to harness social media. The retail giant has developed an internal online platform that enables workers at all levels to post comments, share ideas and engage in Facebook-like interaction with each other.

Where no one has gone before

November 8, 2013
High school junior Jack Andraka was not satisfied at winning $100,000 in last year’s Intel science fair for developing a paper strip that might become the world’s best test for pancreatic cancer. With friends he’d made at the fair, the 16-year-old has set off on a new quest: the $10 million Tricorder X-Prize.

Reddy to go mobile

October 28, 2013
As director of online operations for Facebook India, Kirthiga Reddy is all mobile all the time.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 713

July 9, 2013
Learn to take those first steps toward leadership alone … Take Derek Jeter’s advice on being bold … Provide nuance where it’s becoming desperately needed.

Leading and texting

June 28, 2013
A smattering of Inc.’s rules for business texting.

Communication: ‘Call me maybe’

June 14, 2013
Employees at SceneTap range in age from 18 to 55, millennials to boomers. The younger set likes social media and is tethered by smartphone. Thirty-somethings prefer email, instant messaging and videoconferencing. Boomers go for phone calls and walking around. To accommodate each communication style, the phone application company tracks who likes what.