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A management consultant reveals the 5 business strategies every leader should understand

In fact, we will, on average, live longer than the corporations we work for.<p>Such is the complexity and pace of today's business environment.<p>Furthermore, the spread of results between winners and losers among today's corporations has never been wider.<p>If businesses want to survive and win, they had …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor

Silicon Valley has become something of a mecca for talented entrepreneurs looking to make their mark. As a professor teaching them, I have had a ringside seat as some of the most driven businesspeople on the planet slug it out. An intoxicating blend of innovation, money and cutting-edge technology …

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In Music, Uniformity Sells

More evidence that, historically, albums featuring less complex instrumentation have enjoyed greater popularity<p>Even unapologetic Top 40 hit-lovers would have a hard time denying the claim that popular music, on the whole, tends to sound pretty repetitive. This assertion feels so intuitive, that …

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The Physics of Productivity

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical …

Bose Is Suing Beats For Patent Infringement

Apple bought Beats for $2.6 billion in May. That deal is expected to close in September.<p>The suit was filed today in a U.S. District Court in Delaware and centers on five patents relating to audio signaling and frequency compensation.<p>Apple is no stranger to patent litigation. The company has fought …

5 Ways to Find Leads and Customers on Twitter

Shares 4K<p>Do you need more leads?<p>Have you used Twitter to find qualified leads?<p>Does the idea of finding new customers on Twitter peak your …

4 Ways to Crowdsource Product Ideas Using Social Media Contests

Shares 2K<p>Do you want to take your customer engagement to the next level?<p>Have you used crowdsourcing to gain consumer insight or to choose your next …

The Seduction of the Superficial in Digital Product Design

Digital product design discourse over the last few years has become literally superficial. Much (most?) of the attention has been on issues like …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

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SalesPredict Lands $4.1M In Series A Funding

SalesPredict, a company that helps sales teams find the best customers using predictive analytics, announced $4.1M in Series A funding today.<p>The chief funders in this deal are Yandex and KGC Capital.<p>SalesPredict CEO Yaron Zakai-Or says the two-year-old company was started by himself and Kira …

Samsung will reportedly announce ‘Gear Glass’ in September

Samsung is working on a competitor for Google Glass that will be announced in September during IFA in Berlin, according to Business Korea. Aptly referred to as “Gear Glass,” the unannounced wearable is expected to be revealed alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and it’s rumored to run the Tizen operating …

Donald Sterling tells CNN he's not racist, slams Magic Johnson - CNN.com

<i>Watch more of Anderson Cooper's interview with Donald Sterling on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. Cooper will also speak to Magic Johnson.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Why did Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling take so long to say he's sorry for the racist remarks that got him banned from the NBA?<p>Magic Johnson, he …

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Coding bootcamps will graduate 6,000 people in 2014 — 3x as many as last year

Learning to code is the new Pilates. In 2014, U.S. learn-to-code bootcamps will churn out nearly 6,000 entry-level programmers, according to a new report.<p>That’s almost three times as many graduates as last year, and it’s one-tenth as many graduates as will emerge from undergraduate computer science …

Xiaomi gets 15 million pre-orders for its RedMi Note

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has received 15 million pre-orders for its upcoming large screen device, the RedMi Note. Details of the RedMi Note started to emerge a couple of months ago and it looks like interest in the device has been amazing.<p>The Redmi Note will use MediaTek’s octa-core …

Snapchat seeks growth, adds disappearing text messages, video chat

Snapchat, the mobile app that rose to fame for its ability to let users send each other photos and videos that disappear after they're viewed, has added text messages and video chats to its lineup of ephemeral features.<p>Now, Snapchat can be used to have text conversations with others, but unlike …

10 Words That Can Make You More Powerful

The words you use impact your actual situation. Are you using positive words for success? Find out.<p>The words you use are more powerful than you imagine. Most people greet each other with words that have no power. Think of the last time you heard someone else (or even yourself) respond to a greeting …

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As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

Most of the projects on Kickstarter are quirky, small and artisanal — take the example of the glow-in-the-dark dog collar — but in one corner of the online bazaar, the projects are about the numbers. Some investors visit Kickstarter in search of the next billion-dollar company.<p>On the crowdfunding …

How to Build an Audacious Company, According to Mark Cuban

Heroic. Inventive. Bold. Audacious companies are over the top--but in very smart ways. The 'Shark Tank' star and Dallas Mavericks owner explains how it's done.<p>What is an audacious company?<p>Some transform waste products into energy; others battle diseases or make scary donuts. They inform, entertain, …

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