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This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, Gmail Metrics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Cryptocurrency

OnePlus OxygenOS built-in analytics

Update 2017-10-10<p><i>After gaining some traction online, Twitter user @JaCzekanski pointed out that there is a way to remove the OnePlus Device Manager</i> …

OnePlus

6 Business Books Every Leader Needs to Read | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin once suggested we either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Some of the top writers today are CEOs and business professionals sharing experiences and dispensing good advice on how to run a lean business, develop innovation, deepen employee engagement, and …

Business Development

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

Gain pro-level skills with the Ultimate Photography and Photoshop Bundle

Compact digital and phone cameras have made it easy for average users to snap high-quality photos on the go, but for pros, the old-school manual …

Photoshop

Dark Background Portrait Photography Tips

If you’re shooting portraits on a dark backdrop and need fresh ideas, look no further. Daniel Norton demonstrates how to create dramatic portraits on …

Photography Tips

How I measure performance | Marketing Magazine

<b>Jac Phillips writes on the interrelation between people, culture and performance.</b><p>How did you go? How do you know?<p>The answer can only be determined …

Vanguardians: Brands with a purpose to make the world a better place

<b>Jacqueline Bourke looks at the ‘vanguardians’ trend of brands with a purpose to foster positive, global change.</b><p>Last year Twitter’s Biz Stone stated …

Biz Stone

Our Dangerous Obsession with External Recognition

Rebecca, a tech entrepreneur, would love you to equate her company’s expansive press coverage with real value creation. “Yesterday, we got written up in TechCrunch and LA Magazine, and we all had dinner at Nobu to celebrate!” She will, however, conveniently forget to mention that her startup has …

Help Your Team Spend Time on the Right Things

What is the most common resource that’s always in short supply? The answer, of course, is time. This applies not only to your time, but to your team’s. It’s the one organizational resource that is neither expandable nor renewable. Therefore, making sure that time is spent in ways that will have the …

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

6 Simple Tools to Help You Visualize Your Company's Data | Inc.com

There is too much data to manage these days. A constant stream of sales-management stats, website analytics, and data points from social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.<p>The following data dashboards are designed to help you make sense of it all. They do the work of crunching the numbers so …

Apps

Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

Scores of companies play different roles in the system as intermediaries, most of them as merchant-facing vendors that provide the technology and services that help businesses accept credit cards. Recently, Silicon Valley has decided they also want to compete in this market, and introduced online, …

FinTech

Don't Be Afraid To Cancel Cable — Here's How To Get All The Programs You Love

Personal Finance

What Makes a Leader?

Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a …

Emotional Intelligence