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Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

You’ll love this $40 box almost as much as your cable company hates it

We’ve discussed the TP-Link TC-7610 High Speed Cable Modem a few times over the past two or three weeks. Why? Because the holidays are the perfect …

Wi-Fi

'To produce a technology-literate generation, we need to focus on actual literacy'

By about five years old, I had a clear idea of what it meant to make a “syntax error”. Punching lines of BASIC programming language into my 1980s …

The 8 Types of Company Culture

10 Really Useful macOS Features That You Never Noticed

Much as we love all the new features that roll out with a fresh macOS update every year, we’re also rather partial to those long-standing tools and …

14 Amazon Shopping Tricks Everyone Should Know

1. You Can Trade In Unwanted Items for Cash.<p>Amazon accepts a long list of electronics (tablets, phones, cameras, video games, and more), as well …

Apple Now Offers up to $2,500 When You Trade in a Qualifying Mac

In case you didn’t know, Apple has maintained a long-standing trade in program for its most valuable products — affording customers the opportunity …

Apple Store

Create the Floor Plan of Your Dreams for Free With Floorplanner

Floorplanner Lets You Create Custom Floor Plans for Free<p>Design a 2D or 3D Room Online With Floorplanner<p>Updated April 03, 2018<p>Floorplanner is hands …

Video Tutorials

This Trick Will Help You Promote Yourself Without Coming Off as Self-Centered

The first rule of talking about you: It's not really about you.<p>This story appears in the December 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I've always struggled with self-promotion. Sure, I’ve done plenty of it -- you pretty much can’t work in media without hawking your own work. But I’ve always felt …

Not Enough Money to Start a Business? Here's How to Get It | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur's nightmare is trying to start or build their business and running out of cash. In fact, most entrepreneurs start and build their business on a shoestring budget. The SBA estimates that the average startup costs about $30,000, but most people don't have that kind of cash lying …

Small Business

10 criminally underrated movies on Netflix you owe it to yourself to watch

Since its inception, Netflix has stood as the benchmark for on-demand entertainment. As its popularity grew, so too did the streaming service’s …

Entertainment

16 great ideas for rustic living rooms

A rustic living room is an amazing addition to any home, be it modern, rural or traditional, any interior designer will tell you that, but do you …

Living Rooms

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Apps

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

How to use Apple’s terrific document scanner in iOS 11

You don’t need a separate app anymore<p>One of the most useful tricks in Apple’s iOS 11 update is found inside the Notes app: it’s a document scanner. If there’s a business card, receipt, or any other document you want to save or mark up, this tool makes getting it on your iPhone or iPad dead simple. …

This top rated robot vacuum somehow costs under $100

Roombas are some of the coolest gadgets out there that make use of autonomous technology. They make our lives easier, obviously, by taking care of …

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X

Those three phones start at $700, $800, and $1,000, respectively.<p>The most expensive iPhone model, the iPhone X, in many ways represents the future of the iPhone. But it's not for everyone.<p><b>Here are 9 reasons it's worth considering an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus instead of the iPhone X:</b>

Mobile Technology

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Project Management

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore<p>"When I read [this book] for the first …

Leadership

25 typography freebies to make your life easier

Typography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a designer. And however long your career lasts, you never really stop learning.<p>The …

The 17 best new startups that have launched this year

Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2017. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early stages.<p>From a VR arcade company to a …

Startups

The mystery behind Greece's temples

Studies show that the ancient Greek temples could have astronomical intentions – but on what scale?<p>When I was a little girl, I would pester my grandfather with the same question every time we wandered the flagstone streets of Athens’ Philopappou Hill on a clear evening. I would wait until we had …

Ancient History

Wavebox is the most powerful Mac email client I’ve ever used

With Google Apps, Trello, and Slack built in<p>The perfect email app is a bit of a unicorn. Countless companies and startups have tried, and many have failed, to perfect the inbox experience and make peace with email and its soul-crushing inevitability in our modern digital lives. The goal is to make …

Microsoft's top execs use this app almost as much as they use e-mail

The idea behind Power BI is simple: Take data from anywhere — from Excel spreadsheets to accounting systems to outside software like Salesforce and Oracle — and mash it all up into charts and graphs that show how your business is doing <i>right now.</i><p>On Monday, at Microsoft's Data Insights Summit in …

Power BI

Creative Ways to Rethink Your Living Room Layout

What does your living room look like right now? Many American living rooms are a bit like a miniature theater, with furniture arranged in an admiring …

Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, “Heart of a Leader”, that each person has different motivations for the work they do or to stay in …

A Microsoft alum shares 12 things he wishes he knew before he started his career

I've done my fair share of work. First in the accounting department of an airline (not awesome). Then at an investment bank (surprisingly boring).<p>Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft Corporation (great place to work). Now I'm an entrepreneur (ahhh … finally!).<p>Over the years, I've learned a …

Terrible, awful, no good, really bad heavy metal album covers from all over the world

<i>The cover of the 1998 album by Blue Öyster Cult, ‘Heaven Forbid.’</i> <br>I know that any and every kinda blog post about album covers has been done before, …

Envelope – origami

To make these envelopes you need a square piece of paper.<p>See how easy it is – a few folds and the envelope is ready:<p>The only thing you should be …