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Reid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic. But then he realized: “in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 people will understand.”

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Via Business Insider

Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors. That means they’re good places for employees, too.

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Google is not the biggest website in the world. It’s No. 2. Do you know who’s No. 1? Hint: It’s another American company.

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Via Business Insider

So, what are the keys to success for technology entrepreneurs? Arguably, all these things — with some innovation, creativity and fast growth sprinkled in. When interviewing some of the industry’s most significant players, we’ve made it a point to pick their brains about what’s key to being a successful tech entrepreneur and launching a successful tech startup.

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Via Entrepreneur

Best Buy is confident that its latest policy change will kill “showrooming” in its stores for good. Starting on March 3, the retailer will price match all local retail competitors, along with 19 “major online competitors” in all product categories, whenever a customer asks for it, the company announced.

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Via Business Insider

Today’s leaders have no excuse. Harvard Professor and Innosight cofounder Clayton Christensen alerted the world to the pattern of disruptive change almost two decades ago. Academics and practitioners have built on Christensen’s work to develop robust frameworks that can help leaders to spot disruptive developments early and respond appropriately.

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Navigated from HBR Blog Network

Amid the coal pile that is the state of corporate blogging today, here are a few diamonds that don’t bore to tears with pronouncements, promotions and product announcements (the Killer P’s).

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Via {grow}

‘Most leaders I’ve met want to build a high-performance organization. Instinctively, they know that this requires great people. But few of them have ever taken the time to define exactly what they are looking for when it comes to the ideal candidate.’

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Navigated from Michael Hyatt

Things that will happen “next year” are already happening now, we may simply not take note of them until the sun rises and sets dozens and dozens of times. Here are some trends that will make a difference “next year.” If you’ve been paying attention you may already know what they are.

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Via Mashable

Most of us can see that 2012’s four big trends will get bigger next year: mobile, social, cloud, and big data. Market-research company IDC has gone one further, predicting how these trends will unfold next year—to the tune of billions of dollars.

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Via Business Insider

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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