Former Groupon CEO Andew Mason’s album debuted on iTunes yesterday. Predictably, it sucks.
With 1 in 3 Americans qualifying as obese and Americans accounting for 34% of the world’s weight but only 6% of its population, it’s encouraging to know that fitness tracking app Endomondo tripled its user base in the past year, reaching the 10 million user mark.
Shape Up The Nation, a social network used to help motivate people to live healthier, today announced it has secured a first round of funding for $5 million. Cue Ball Capital and Excel Venture Management both led the funding.
Financial bonuses may not be as effective as you think when it comes to convincing your team to work harder. Dan Pink, the author of “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” makes the case for this seemingly counter-intuitive argument in this 11-minute lecture, which uses the RSA Animate format to illustrate his point. While jobs that require mechanical skills respond to the more money carrot, it fails with tasks that require cognitive skills. Autonomy and purpose are actually much better motivators, he says.