It has been another busy week in business and technology. Facebook was busy launching its new ‘Home’ Android app to make your smartphone a lot more social. If you’ve been too preoccupied doing your work to check out business related articles, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. We have put together 10 of the most popular business articles this week.

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1. 7 Steps to Prove That You Are Listening
Listening is not enough. In business settings or personal relationships, you must convince your counterpart you are listening. No matter how much attention you are paying, if she doesn’t feel heard, your efforts will be in vain.. read more

2. 3 Content Marketing Lessons From Big Brands
Your story is always about the people who use the thing you sell, not about the thing itself. In other words, cast your customer as the hero, rather than you or your product. Tell that bigger story relentlessly…read more

3.  Things I Carry: Smart Phone? I Prefer a Brilliant Assistant
I couldn’t get through the workday without my assistant, Helen. While gadgets like smartphones and tablets certainly do have a huge positive impact upon my working life, it is the people around me who really make the difference….read more

4. Facebook Marketing for Small Business: What You Need to Know
Is your business on Facebook? Are you wondering how a small business can benefit from Facebook marketing? To learn about the opportunities for small businesses, I interview Ramon Ray for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast….read more

5.Why the Most Successful Leaders Are Givers
Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan talks to organizational psychologist Adam Grant about his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.Expect to sit through heated conversations in the next few months about who in your circle is generous to a fault, more

6.11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog
I don’t like bragging, but I have to say I’m a pretty good blogger. It’s not because I am smart or anything like that,it’s actually because I screwed up one too many times. After starting 4 blogs and making hundreds of mistakes over 7 years, you eventually figure out what to do,….read more

7. Look Before You Leap Into That MBA
My Wall Street Journal article about why I discourage students who want to become entrepreneurs from doing an MBA provoked a far stronger reaction than I expected. The vast majority of the emails and comments were in agreement — including from…read more

8. 7 Sales Secrets From My Best Sales Day Ever
Yesterday was our biggest course sales day ever in the history of Human Business Works, but this isn’t a post where I boast (oh, I rhymed!). These are some thoughts that you can implement to seek the same success…read more

9.10 Job Skills Startups Will Kill For
Recruiting top-tier tech talent continues to be a challenge for startup founders — many are still looking to fill important jobs that involve a diverse mix of marketing, content, tech and people skills, including some you’ve probably never heard of. The following panel of successful founders more

10.Talent Management: It’s All in Your Mind
It’s not every day that spirituality and science come together in unison to endorse an approach or concept. Not to mention adding a business overlay to the mix. But so it is when the subject is mindfulness and the object is the talent in…read more