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The 10 most valuable brands in the world

Just like last year, technology brands dominated the top 10.<p>The ranking is based on interviews with more than 3 million consumers plus data on the financial and business performance of each company, using data from Bloomberg and Kantar Worldpanel.<p>These are the top 10 most valuable brands in the …

Mobile

Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad

There is, alas, no such thing as a free lunch. The trouble with digital technology, though, is that for a long time it encouraged us to believe that this law of nature had been suspended. Take email as an example. In the old days, if you wanted to send a friend a postcard saying: “Just thinking of …

AdTech

Kare Anderson: Be an opportunity maker

Ten Job Search Rules To Break

Our client Rick got a job offer last week. The offer took him by surprise. He’d talked about compensation in a general way with his hiring manager Kristin ten days before, but Rick didn’t know an offer was coming, much less what the offer would contain.<p>After ten days, Rick’s offer arrived via …

Little Data: Tracking Your Life Through Numbers

Chances are good that you have at least one friend who tracks calories, workouts, or books read. But do you know anyone who puts out an annual report of those numbers in exquisite, visual detail?<p>Nicholas Felton, the design brain behind Facebook’s timeline feature, has put out his own personal …

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

Healthy Desserts and Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes

Apr 5, 2018<p>These Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you’d never know they’re low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added! …

Dessert

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Ask The Internet of Everything Futurist: “When Will We Get Our Flying Cars?”

Flying cars. Robots. Biometric devices. These are just some of the things I get to think about and research in my role as Cisco’s Chief Futurist. As the Internet of Everything continues to connect more people, process, data, and things it is exciting to think about the possibilities.<p>Looking at life …

New York Times

The Stunning Video Game Resume That Took 2,000 Hours To Make

Alexander J. Velicky is part of the current generation of millennials trying desperately to find a job in the current economic climate. He’s 19, and could be part of the legions sending out resumes, CVs and cover letters to every company under the sun.<p>He decided to do things a bit …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

8 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching To Investors

One of my grown children called me the other day to ask if I knew of anyone who could help review a business plan for a startup technology company. Rather than offer a referral to someone else, I thought it would be easier to provide some fatherly advice and craft the following list of 8 mistakes …

8 Ways To Overcome Anxiety

Amidst meeting our daily obligations, managing our career goals, and handling pressures placed on us from the outside, it is no wonder we increasingly accept anxiety as a norm with which we are forced to live.<p>However, we do not have to let it silently weigh us down and hamper our ability to deal …

Self-help

13 Companies That Could Be New York's Next Billion-Dollar Exit

A number of other startups in New York have become huge businesses, expected to exit for at least $1 billion. Others probably won't get the billion-dollar acquisitions they're hoping for, but they'll still sell for boatloads of cash.<p>Then there are startups that aren't worth $1 billion yet, but we …

Startups

30 Terrific Tools for Small Businesses

What are the right products and vendors to use for my business? At Docstoc, we have over 30 million registered members, and our small business owners & operators have always asked us this question. Sometimes we didn’t have the answers, so we built a free service, ExpertCircle to help business …