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These 10 marketing truths will flip your brand

Traditionally, companies created brands and then attracted customers, who, if they came in sufficient numbers and remained loyal, sustained the company. But smart companies these days flip that approach, according to bestselling marketing author Marty Neumeier. They create customers, not brands. …

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

His 18-month study uncovered a lot about how his brain -- and others -- works.<p>Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and …

The Brain

The 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2015

The annual review may be on its way out, and getting fired might not be so terrible. These are the best things we learned in 2015.<p>There was no shortage of debate this past year over the ways we work today, and how we should work in the future.<p>By some accounts, the annual review is on its deathbed, …

Leadership

20 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Lead A Joyful Life

To be joyful is to be happy, jubilant and elated. Who doesn’t want more of that in their life! Here are 20 small things you can adopt into your …

Happiness

Cronyism Causes the Worst Kind of Inequality

Economic inequality has skyrocketed in the U.S. during the past few decades. That has prompted many calls for government policies to reverse that …

DEA Eases Cannabis Study Requirements

Christmas came early for cannabis research scientists. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to ease some of the regulatory requirements that had been imposed on those who were conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD).<p>“This is certainly a step in the right direction …

Cannabis

Why Raising The Minimum Wage Probably Won't Fix Income Inequality

New research shows minimum wage decreases aren't a huge reason inequality has grown since the 1980s.<p>Does raising the minimum wage decrease income inequality?<p>On its face, the answer seems like a fairly straightforward yes. If a huge chunk of people at the bottom of the income distribution are making …

A former Uber exec believes European founders are leaving Silicon Valley and coming home

But the exodus of Europe's best entrepreneurs to the US comes at a potential cost. Namely, there's no one good left to build (or support those building), world-class technology companies on the same scale as Google, Apple, and Facebook.<p>However, former Uber exec Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen believes things …

Silicon Valley

There are worrying signs that the panic in the debt market is spreading to the top

Investors last week pulled billions from funds investing in high-quality bonds issued by US companies, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>That comes after panic hit the market for lower-grade, riskier debt this month.<p>Investors headed for the exits as interest rates increased, …

Markets

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Startups

I took an 18-hour bus ride from New York City to Atlanta for $40, and I liked it better than flying

The term "Chinatown bus" refers to any of the many bus companies that run out of tiny storefronts in New York's Chinatown to and from destinations around the US.<p>These intercity buses provide a phenomenally cheap alternative to air travel. The Chinatown buses also have much cheaper fares than …

New York City

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

This is how much you can hope to earn on Wall Street based on your degree

Wall Street professionals come from a variety of college degrees and majors, but there is one degree that's more lucrative than any other.<p>Executive MBA and MBA holders earn the most money of all finance professionals, according to Emolument, a salary-benchmarking website that collects self-reported …

College & University

Report: A remote prison in California has a ‘culture of racism’ and abuse

Guards at High Desert State Prison, in the town of Susanville north of Lake Tahoe, regularly let inmates know if new arrivals are sex offenders, making them vulnerable to assault and extortion by other inmates, Inspector General Robert Barton said in a report released Wednesday. Barton also cited …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 53 mins ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 1 day ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

Why Open Relationships Don't Work

There’s no worse feeling out there than laying in your bed alone knowing your girlfriend is sleeping over at another guy's house. Trust me, open relationships aren’t for everyone. Like many people in their early 20s, I fell into my open relationship by way of a girlfriend who cheated on me and …

What the Democrats think about taxes, income inequality and more

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will take the stage Saturday night.<p>While national security is likely to headline the debate after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the candidates are also expected to discuss the economy, taxes and income inequality.<p>They will seek to differentiate …

Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves | Salon.com

Demonstrating how right-wing and Islamic extremist logic intersect, ISIS actually favorably cited the black-and-white worldview shared ironically by both former President George W. Bush and his intractable foe, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. ISIS wrote: "As Shaykh Usamah Ibn Ladin said, 'The …

Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

Ask yourself this question: Were you aware of inequality growing up?<p>Your answer may depend in part on where you went to high school. Students at racially diverse schools, particularly black and Hispanic students, are more tuned in to injustice than students going to school mostly with kids that …

The mistaken racial theory of gentrification

Like all major economic and demographic shifts, gentrification has upended familiar ways of life. It has also led to dubious, racially tinged theories. In left-leaning blog posts and articles, changes wrought in places like Harlem or Inglewood are routinely described as "ethnic cleansing" or …

Urban Design

7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

Employment

Startup CEOs Reveal the 1 Question They Ask Every Job Candidate

<i>The companies in this article were included in the</i> <i>Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index</i><i>.</i><p>Part of the appeal of running your own business is that you get to hand-pick exactly who you work alongside each day. But let’s face it: it seems as if no matter how much you vet each candidate, you never quite …

Employment

These Are the Best Cities for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Everyone knows you’re better off avoiding large cities in the event of a zombie pandemic. But if you’re going to take the risk of living in a city …

White Nationalists Gather On Halloween To Discuss How Oppressed They Are

They're not racist, they just want a white ethno-state.<p>WASHINGTON -- The 150-plus white men who gathered on Halloween to discuss their shared European heritage and identity insisted they don’t think they’re better than other races.<p>They’re simply different, they said. They’re “white advocates” and …

How To Extract More Than Capital From Your VCs

Chase Garbarino Contributor<p>Chase Garbarino is co-founder and CEO of VENTUREAPP.<p>The relationship between VCs and their portfolio companies has changed significantly over the past five or so years. In many ways it is still the same, in that VCs provide capital, then take a significant equity stake …

Venture Capital

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

Having spent the past eight years doing research on the international wealth-management profession, I have to agree with Goffman: The most revealing information comes from the moments when people stop performing and go off-script.<p>Like the time one of the wealth managers I interviewed in the British …

Income Inequality

Businesses are making billions off a rare personality type that's common in the most creative and uninhibited people

Clever entrepreneurs have learned how to capitalize on a bizarre trait that some of us possess — getting a kick out of being scared spitless.<p>An estimated 157 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year and spend $6.9 billion on everything from candy and costumes to the spookiest …

Psychology

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …