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10/17/2017

EBay executives acknowledge the company has struggled to differentiate itself and communicate its brand, especially amid the popularity of resale shopping platforms, writes Chavie Lieber. "We have to tell our story differently because what people know about us is not really who we are anymore," says Suzy Deering, eBay's chief marketing officer.

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Racked
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10/17/2017

Leaders can't build a great team unless they are willing to delegate, solicit ideas and thank people for them, and let people take action on those ideas, writes Joel Garfinkle. "Employees rally around leaders who allow them to learn through doing and raise them up when they've done well," he writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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Joel Garfinkle
10/17/2017

Analysts have questioned a report by President Donald Trump's Council of Economic Advisers that says the administration's planned corporate tax cut would benefit the middle class through wage gains.

10/17/2017

We are all guilty of jumping to conclusions or missing the point when discussing societal issues, and recent events show how disrespectful -- or worse -- we can be toward others, writes Jon Mertz. "From Uber to Kleiner Perkins, too much bad behavior holds people back or demeans individuals," he writes.

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Thin Difference
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Kleiner Perkins, Jon Mertz
10/17/2017

Henrik Bresman details research he has conducted on looking at strategic change as an interteam problem rather than the traditional top-down model. "Pooling the fruits of their parallel experiments, teams can develop collective knowledge resources that can be converted -- with support from senior leadership -- into innovative organisational routines," he writes.

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INSEAD Knowledge
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Henrik Bresman
10/17/2017

At the X division of Alphabet, Google's parent company, scientists come up with outlandish solutions to some of the world's toughest problems, writes Derek Thompson. X considers over 100 ideas each year but pursues few of them.

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The Atlantic
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Derek Thompson, Google
10/17/2017

Scientists have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves through the use of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory to detect waves generated by the collision of two neutron stars. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916.

10/17/2017

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says he has learned over time the importance of compassion in his leadership, especially as a visibly driven leader. "I'm still intense, but I'm more conscious of how to manifest that intensity more constructively," he says.

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CBS News
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LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner
10/17/2017

In the past year, 38.7% of National Park Service employees have experienced some form of harassment, discrimination or sexual assault at work, an anonymous survey indicates, but 3 in 4 of those who said they experienced such incidents didn't report them. Acting Park Service Director Michael Reynolds and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have issued an apology and fired several employees, and they say they are committed to changing the culture of the park service.

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The Hill
10/17/2017

After the emergence of digital technology, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison said it became clear that "we needed to disrupt ourselves." The leadership team paid attention to cultural shifts and created a diet startup within the business.

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Fortune