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Entrepreneurs beware: Persistence (not patience) is a virtue

"Patience is a virtue," the saying goes. But I'm not a patient person, and neither is my husband, yet we've managed to build and sell companies we …

Martha Stewart sells her company to parent of Linens 'n Things

Once seen as the queen of do-it-yourself domestic makeovers, Martha Stewart and her brand were the go-to for easy dinner recipes, baking supplies and home furnishings.<p>But Stewart's company focus on publishing, broadcasting and merchandising was not immune to the Internet's disruption of the media …

5 Steps to Making Meditation a Daily Habit

Buddhaimonia.More than any other, the most common question I get via email is this: “How do I make meditation into a daily habit?” In my book, Zen …

Zen

The changing face of animation & interaction design

The uses and capabilities of animation in Web design are changing every day. With the quickening development of technology, animation is less of a visual luxury and more of a functional requirement that users expect.<p>Before we delve into the specifics, let’s talk about the two main ways to think …

9 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills - I am programmer

<b>Solving programming puzzles</b> is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new …

Programming

My Awakening to the Obvious.

<i>In January 1994, after a contemplative practice of more than two decades, I awoke to the transcendent heart. That fact plus a couple bucks entitles</i> …

Sydney startup Divvy is coming to solve your parking troubles

Sydney is a city where an entirely un-special parking spot can sell for A$120,000, so there's clearly a lot of room for a clever startup to come and …

The Muscle-Building Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

Sometimes it seems like you’re doing everything you can to eat right and stick to your training program, but that tape measure around your biceps …

Exercise

5 Ways to Avoid the Small-Business Curse

Knowing how to avoid some of these mistakes will help your business grow.

Small Business

Five Things Never To Tell Your Subordinates

The most fascinating aspect of work is how the human dynamics swell and crash around us.<p>We pretend that we’re logging invoices or writing code or whatever we’re doing at work, but there’s always an undercurrent of human drama, even when we try to shut it out. The human story at work is always the …

The Workplace

Apple and IBM Aim to Transform the Classroom

Apple and IBM partnered up about a year ago to bring mobile solutions to the enterprise. As it turns out, there is much more: The two tech giants are …

How to Tell a Good Story

<i>"Everybody likes to tell a story. Little children do it effortlessly. Great artists do it with talent and years of practice. Somewhere in between stand you and I." - Sylvia Ziskind</i><p>Let's start with the basics: You already know how to tell a good story. You do. You've been telling good stories your …

Garrison Keillor

Code Climate open-sources its code-testing tools, launches a command-line interface

Code Climate is pulling a gutsy move today. The startup is open-sourcing key parts of its proprietary software for performing tests on source code to determine its quality.<p>No longer will developers be limited by the set of programming languages and frameworks that Code Climate supports. Now you can …

Bond Street, a 2-year-old startup that just raised $110 million, is making Wall Street sweat

Like Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lender that went public in 2014 at an $870 million valuation, Bond Street is eating into the business of some major banks by making loans to small businesses.<p>It just pocketed a whopping $110 million investment from Jefferies investment bank and Spark Capital, where …

Startups

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

How an obsessive recluse blew the lid off the secret technology authorities use to spy on people's cellphones

It's called "Stingray," and it's a device used by both federal and state law-enforcement agencies to gain access to citizens' cellphone data.<p>Even though we're now getting a better sense of what Stingray does, we still know little about how this technology became known to the public.<p>A new radio …

Surveillance

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

<b>Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset</b><p>But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. People <i>want</i> to follow you.<p>Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now.<p>People …

Leadership

Apple invented a new type of viral advertising that can track users in social media

This does <i>not</i> mean that Apple is going to launch a viral advertising product — the company has a long history of focusing on devices and apps, not advertising. Nor does it mean that Apple is going to start tracking your consumption of social media.<p>But it is interesting that Apple is even thinking …

Digital Advertising

57 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.Whether that be a tool to manage your …

Small Business

The Complete 2015 Learn to Code bundle is your key to a new career

Whether you're determined to upgrade your career or just a little curious, the Complete 2015 Learn to Code bundle is the perfect entry point for developing programming expertise. These courses are rarely available at a 94 percent discount, but for a limited time you can pick up the entire set for …

Do Less. More.

We are experiencing a frenetic time. I rarely talk to any startup entrepreneur or VC who doesn’t feel it and somehow long for simpler times despite …

Entrepreneurship

Why is America so much worse than the UK at encouraging women to be tech entrepreneurs?

The tech industry has the same woman problem all over the world: there are too few of them.<p>A new study shows that the U.S. can learn a lot from the …

How to use Velocity to easily add animations

Motion attracts our attention; it's an innate survival mechanism that served our ancestors well for thousands of years. It allowed them to detect …

UI Design

Red Hat CEO: 'A large percentage of the Fortune 500 will be left behind'

"Innovation has to bubble across the whole company because business models are innovating," said Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst in an interview with Business Insider.<p>That means change across all levels, especially management, and a lot of dynasty companies won't make it.<p>"If you're one of the …

Red Hat

Ramadan Challenge: 30-Day Self Improvement Ideas

<i>Ramadan</i> is a month-long race towards righteousness.<p>As Allah says: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those …

Ramadan

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Game of Thrones

Creating a Web App From Scratch Using Python Flask and MySQL: Part 2

In the previous part of this series, we saw how to get started with Python Flask and MySQL and implemented the user registration portion of our …

Software Engineering