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10 Of The Best Tools For Creating Infographics

Advertisement<p>The invention of fire and the wheel – nice. But from the first cave paintings to the beginnings of logographs, and then of course the …

10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations

Hello there! I'm Miranda Rensch, Product Manager at SEOmoz and lover of visual communication. Communicating visually is one of the most effective …

3 Ways To Raise $$$ If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban

From financial expert and author of RICH BITCH, Nicole Lapin.<p>So here's the scenario: You've got a great idea--like, a really good idea. You're passionate about it and ready to jump into the world of entrepreneurship like a boss, except one little thing seems to be standing in the way...<p>Money.<p>You …

Startups

10 Rules Of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich

At the height of his power, he was approached by a young journalist named Napoleon Hill who was interested in telling the stories of successful people.<p>Carnegie saw a special drive in Hill and in 1908 decided that Hill would document all of the strategies that made him a legendary businessman and …

Success

LinkedIn's billionaire founder shares his best networking advice

It's safe to call him an expert in the career-advancing power of networking.<p>In his latest book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age," cowritten with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, Hoffman explains the benefits of having employees who are active networkers both internally …

Networking

6 Secrets Of Excellent Conversationalists

Your "likability" factor is largely determined by your ability to effectively listen to client and customer suggestions and successfully respond to their needs, requests, and concerns. But you don't have to be born with the gift of gab to become an expert communicator.<p>Here are six tips to help you …

Public Speaking

How a series of humiliating events led to one of the fastest-growing startups EVER

As the cofounder and CEO of Zenefits, today he's a Silicon Valley golden boy, a major success story.<p>Zenefits could be the fastest-growing cloud company <i>ever —</i> and in terms of revenues, too, not just freemium users.<p>"We launched in May 2013 and by the beginning of 2014, (8 months later) we were at a …

Startups

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

7 great biographies that will make you smarter about business

After all, those people achieved their dreams... so why can't you?<p>The following books span a range of business topics, from building one of the first corporations to launching a new industry to creating the foundation of modern banking and lending:<p>Bean counters of the world unite: Rockefeller …

Entrepreneurship

Free Photorealistic Pencil Drawing Tutorial

Step by step advanced graphite drawing techniques<p>Warning: May cause severe headaches! Consult a doctor before attempting. Requires moderate to …

We talked to the head of Google's next multibillion-dollar business. Here's what he told us

Until then, Google had been dabbling with cloud computing and software as a service — the idea that you rent apps, delivered over the internet but hosted in someone else's data center, and pay for them via subscription. Its free version of Gmail was insanely popular. Its Google Apps was a hit with …

Apps

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Bar Etiquette

Last week, a self-described "Godfather of Hipsterdom" and sometimes author/TV personality released a list of tips on bar etiquette that were so terrible that I felt obligated to respond.<p><i>#1: Can we please stop calling them hipsters and go back to calling them pu**ies?</i><p>You can read his list and my …

Goldman Sachs

How To Survive A Sporting Event With Your Wall Street Boss

As an international bon vivant, hopefully I have put something in here for everyone - well almost everyone. If you're going to a hockey game, it's time to look for a new boss because it means he's at the bottom of the food chain and there's no point hitching your wagon to that star.<p>Regular season …

Wall Street

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Surviving Valentine's Day

I won't lie. I love Valentine's Day.<p>It's not because I am some hopeless romantic or benevolent lover who finds pleasure in making other people happy. In fact, the day itself can be pretty tedious, and certainly the commercial aspects are rather tacky and vulgar.<p>But Valentine's Day is a game. And …

Goldman Sachs

The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Holiday Gift Guide For 2014

It's not just a function of wallet size. Most men are happy to receive the things we feel guilty about buying or are too lazy to buy for ourselves… But of course, what we really want are the things we didn't even know we wanted.<p>Last year's list, which included a Tesla for the lake ($120,000), …

Goldman Sachs

No One's Surprised That Hong Kong Bankers Could Get Away With Murder

People have been calling him Patrick Bateman. Perhaps he has an alibi and was out returning video tapes. But instead I see Colonel Kurtz. What happens when you take the "Best of the West," presumably well-raised, Cambridge-educated, and well-paid, and you throw him into an alternate reality, a …

Hong Kong

The Unauthorized Rules Of How To Dress At Goldman Sachs

So, having recently covered Tips for Surviving a Goldman Sachs Internship and Attending a Sporting Event With Your Boss, my latest attempt (by request) is a fresh, succinct, and definitive guide to dressing like an investment banker.<p>The genesis of this post is simple; American men dress like …

Men's Fashion

The Goldman Sachs Elevator Guide To Winning Father's Day

Most men don't get too excited about their birthday; we're aware — every single day — of the fact that we're getting older.<p>Not only do we not expect presents, we don't want any. The same is true for Christmas — a day spent selflessly ensuring that our partners and offspring have magical memories …

Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Elevator Guide To Crushing Your Wall Street Internship

It may be true that Wall Street is no longer the default destination of our best, brightest, and most ambitious — this year, "only" 30% of Harvard seniors are heading to positions in finance or consulting, down from nearly 50% pre-crisis.<p>The oft-satirical nature of @GSElevator aside, in terms of …

Wall Street

How To Be A Man — Updated & Annotated

Balearic Islands

The Goldman Sachs Elevator Guide To Flying Like A Pro

Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially domestically in the US. Although sitting between a Lager Lout and a ginger Scouse on an EasyJet flight from Luton Airport to Barcelona is hardly any better - except that you end up in Barcelona, instead of in …

Goldman Sachs

Insurance: $7 Trillion Goliath

Fifteen years ago banking was a big, lumbering vertically integrated giant largely untouched by the Software Revolution. Sending money to someone else required scribbling your name on a dead tree and hoping the money would magically leave your account a week later. Today, a crop of Davids with …

Wood Pellets Are Big Business (And For Some, a Big Worry)

It’s a good time to be in the American wood pellet business. Dozens of manufacturers, increasingly concentrated in the Southeast, are now approaching production of 10 million annual short tons of wood pellets — ostensibly made from the leftovers at lumber mills or from the branches, slash and other …

How much does that plane really cost?

Half a billion dollars.<p>Yep, that’s the amount some airlines have to fork out for a single plane from aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus. And that’s …

This is the world’s most travelled man

On Monday, Finn spoke with HuffPost Live about how he’s come to spend 24 million kilometres — and countless hours — up in the friendly skies.<p>“I was …

Libertarians hijacked the right: How free-market zealots doomed American conservatism

<b>Paul Ryan, Pat Buchanan (AP/Mary Altaffer/Cliff Owen/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>There used to be conservative economists in America. How libertarian donors and Southern voters changed everything<p>Michael Lind<p>February 2, 2015 5:58pm (UTC)<p>In today’s debate about the economy, populist liberals, centrist …