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fastcompany:

NIKE: THE NO. 1 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF 2013
“But Nike CEO Mark Parker knows he can’t just rely on celebrity endorsements and the power of the swoosh when confronted by big-name competitors such as Adidas and upstarts like Jawbone and Fitbit. “One of my fears is being this big, slow, constipated, bureaucratic company that’s happy with its success,” he says. “Companies fall apart when their model is so successful that it stifles thinking that challenges it. It’s like what the Joker said—‘This town needs an enema.’ When needed, you’ve got to apply that enema, so to speak.”
Here’s the full story about the most innovative company of 2013!
[Image: Jason Pietra]

Fast Company declares Nike the number 1 most innovative company of 2013. Do you agree?

fastcompany:

NIKE: THE NO. 1 MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF 2013

But Nike CEO Mark Parker knows he can’t just rely on celebrity endorsements and the power of the swoosh when confronted by big-name competitors such as Adidas and upstarts like Jawbone and Fitbit. “One of my fears is being this big, slow, constipated, bureaucratic company that’s happy with its success,” he says. “Companies fall apart when their model is so successful that it stifles thinking that challenges it. It’s like what the Joker said—‘This town needs an enema.’ When needed, you’ve got to apply that enema, so to speak.”

Here’s the full story about the most innovative company of 2013!

[Image: Jason Pietra]

Fast Company declares Nike the number 1 most innovative company of 2013. Do you agree?

Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013
        
        In an opinion survey
 (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded 
(bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, 
conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 
2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better 
this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will
 grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 
2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be 
finding good people. Read More
        (via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)
Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013

In an opinion survey (PDF) released on Tuesday of nearly 500 executives at self-funded (bootstrapped, to use startup jargon) private companies. The survey, conducted from Nov. 12 to Dec. 5, shows they’re fairly optimistic about 2013, with nearly 42 percent predicting the economy will perform better this year than last. About 65 percent project that their businesses will grow faster. Nearly 54 percent expect to hire more employees than in 2012, though 45 percent indicate that their biggest challenge will be finding good people. Read More

(via Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Predict Growth in 2013 - Businessweek)

The 13 Worst Businesses to Start in 2013Over 500,000 businesses get started in the U.S. every year, and unfortunately not everyone is a success. (Many of them are bad ideas, and poorly executed.)
 If you’re thinking of starting up a business in 2013, heed our warning 
and watch out for these 13 bad business ideas. While you’re at it, check
 out the best business ideas that we think are winners for the coming 
year. 1. A distribution business2. A “deal a day” website3. A frozen yogurt shop4. A restaurant5. A retail bookstore6. An internet CafeRead More
        (via The 13 Worst Businesses to Start in 2013 - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
The 13 Worst Businesses to Start in 2013

Over 500,000 businesses get started in the U.S. every year, and unfortunately not everyone is a success. (Many of them are bad ideas, and poorly executed.) If you’re thinking of starting up a business in 2013, heed our warning and watch out for these 13 bad business ideas. While you’re at it, check out the best business ideas that we think are winners for the coming year.

1. A distribution business
2. A “deal a day” website
3. A frozen yogurt shop
4. A restaurant
5. A retail bookstore
6. An internet Cafe

Read More

(via The 13 Worst Businesses to Start in 2013 - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Succes in 20131. Start a LinkedIn Group2. Model Yourself After Someone You Admire3. Update Your Profile4. Make New Connections
        (via 4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Success in 2013 CIO.com - Image source)
4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Succes in 2013

1. Start a LinkedIn Group
2. Model Yourself After Someone You Admire
3. Update Your Profile
4. Make New Connections

(via 4 LinkedIn Tips for Career Success in 2013 CIO.com - Image source)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic)New year, new you! Make sure to take advantage of this fresh start and reform your negative habits to improve your attitude as well as your workplace ambiance. Break free from those nonconstructive water cooler conversations, and take the time to give back. Use the tips in this infographic to guide your mental mojo at the office from pessimism to optimism, and 2013 will be your year.
(via 5 Resolutions to Make Work More Enjoyable in 2013 - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Click to embiggen (and see full infographic)

New year, new you! Make sure to take advantage of this fresh start and reform your negative habits to improve your attitude as well as your workplace ambiance. Break free from those nonconstructive water cooler conversations, and take the time to give back. Use the tips in this infographic to guide your mental mojo at the office from pessimism to optimism, and 2013 will be your year.

(via 5 Resolutions to Make Work More Enjoyable in 2013 - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 20131. Be Flexible2. Stay Current3. Don’t Be A Loner4. Be A Thought Leader5. Prioritize6. Seek Opportunities for Management Experience7. Make Friends with the IT Guy
        (via Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 2013 - Forbes)
Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 2013

1. Be Flexible
2. Stay Current
3. Don’t Be A Loner
4. Be A Thought Leader
5. Prioritize
6. Seek Opportunities for Management Experience
7. Make Friends with the IT Guy

(via Seven Ways To Be Indispensable At Work In 2013 - Forbes)

6 Big Tech Debuts in 2013We don’t always know what the future may hold, but we can certainly make predictions - keep a look out for some of these potentially revolutionary tech innovations in 2013.
        (via 6 Big Tech Debuts in 2013 | Inc.com)
6 Big Tech Debuts in 2013

We don’t always know what the future may hold, but we can certainly make predictions - keep a look out for some of these potentially revolutionary tech innovations in 2013.

(via 6 Big Tech Debuts in 2013 | Inc.com)

The 7 Technology Trends That Will Matter Most To Small Business in 2013If 2012 was a year of “wait and see,” for small business technology, 2013 will be a year to “go for it.”
        (via ReadWrite – The 7 Technology Trends That Will Matter Most To Small Business in 2013)
The 7 Technology Trends That Will Matter Most To Small Business in 2013

If 2012 was a year of “wait and see,” for small business technology, 2013 will be a year to “go for it.”

(via ReadWrite – The 7 Technology Trends That Will Matter Most To Small Business in 2013)

100 Things You Need To Know About in 2013Be the one in the know by brushing up on what Entrepreneur and Ann Mack, the director of trendspotting at advertising agency JWT, claim will be the top trends for 2013.
        (via 100 Things You’ll Need to Know About in 2013 | Entrepreneur.com)
100 Things You Need To Know About in 2013

Be the one in the know by brushing up on what Entrepreneur and Ann Mack, the director of trendspotting at advertising agency JWT, claim will be the top trends for 2013.

(via 100 Things You’ll Need to Know About in 2013 | Entrepreneur.com)

13 Marketing Musts For 2013
The ever changing and evolving marketing best practices continues to show us that the right mix and blend of traditional and new media is the best approach to branding you and your business. Read More
(via 13 Marketing Musts For 2013 | Small Business Trends)

13 Marketing Musts For 2013

The ever changing and evolving marketing best practices continues to show us that the right mix and blend of traditional and new media is the best approach to branding you and your business. Read More

(via 13 Marketing Musts For 2013 | Small Business Trends)