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Most Popular Stories of 2013

This year, Profit readers proved their interest in innovation, paying particular attention to stories by successful business leaders who grew their business, as well as articles about breakthrough technologies like big data, social media and cloud computing that can help them find new business opportunities and ways to connect with customers.

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Editor’s Choice: Top Stories of 2013

Our editorial staff had a good time putting together this list of our personal picks and remembering the amazing people we talked to over the year, from Margaret Wright, president of the Oracle Applications Users Group, to Shama Kabani, author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing. See what else made our list.

Top Stories of 2013

Five Leadership Qualities Great Executives Must Have

"In some ways, that’s the real challenge of leadership: the ability to push aside anything that’s not directly tied to setting a great strategy, executing upon it brilliantly, and putting terrific people in the right positions," says Oracle President Mark Hurd.

Mark Hurd

Identity Management

Profit talks to former Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg about her strategy for staying authentic online. Plus, read an excerpt from her new book Dot Complicated to find out more what she has to say about building an online brand.

Randi Zuckerberg

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Highlights from Oracle’s blog on

HR Executives Need to Think Like the CMO

What does it take for forward-thinking HR organizations to adopt modern digital marketing techniques? Four elements are key. Read more from Bertrand Dussert, Vice President of HCM Transformation and Thought Leadership at Oracle.

The Power of Peer Networks: 5 Reasons to Get (and Stay) Involved

"Tapping into the collective knowledge and enthusiasm of a peer group can be extremely powerful, especially when the forum offers a safe place to float new ideas and collaborate with colleagues who have similar goals," says James Whalen, Board of Directors At-Large Officer for Quest International Users Group.

Banks Can Lower Risk, Improve Visibility Through Better Stress Testing

“In the future, we can expect to see stress testing ordered as a follow-up to regularly scheduled periodic reports,” says Sultan Khan, Group Vice President, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications.


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Oracle HCM World

Welcome to the event of 2014 for the intersection of human resources, talent management, and technology. Join us in Las Vegas from February 4 to 6 for our landmark conference, Oracle HCM World. Come hear from world-renowned experts and Oracle customers alike, and take advantage of these benefits of the conference:

  • Find out how to increase employee productivity and engagement
  • Learn new strategies to better attract, develop, and retain talent
  • Network with peers in your field to build your invaluable professional community
  • Choose from more than 100 sessions across nine tracks and hands on demos that will help you solve your business challenges using next-generation technologies

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