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How Marketing Will Change in a Post-Phone World

I have a hypothesis: once everyone gets their hands on an iPhone X, it won’t just mark the device’s 10th year of incremental evolution; it will also …

The iPhone X Proves How Tim Cook’s Apple Is Embracing the Rich

Ten percent of Americans earn half of all income—and Apple wants to appeal to them<p>In the week and a half since Apple’s biggest keynote event of the …

4 Truths About Marketing to Millennials

As the largest living generation, Millennials are a demographic every brand wants to charm. Here's how to do it.<p>As the largest living generation, Millennials are a demographic every brand wants to charm. And while these people--roughly between the ages of 21 and 39--are certainly a diverse group, …

Branding

4 Ways to Build a Personal Brand That's Truly Authentic

You can start by mapping out what makes you, you.<p>We’ve all probably heard the hype about personal brands: We have to get one--and fast.<p>Yet, most people don’t really know what it is or how to go about making one.<p>Your personal brand is a reflection of the kind of person you are and want to be--your …

6 Unique Ways to Get to Know Your Customers

Remember that your clients are humans, not numbers.<p>To make your business successful, it's essential to understand who your customers are and what they want and need. Gathering buyer data is useful, but it can only go so far in helping you really get to know them. Sometimes it's worth going the …

The "Wonderful Surprise" Uber's CEO Just Discovered 29 Days Into His Tenure

Might the Uber of the future have nothing to do with ridesharing?<p>The opening slide of Uber's first pitch deck featured a Blackberry phone. The name was UberCab, and the big idea was a "next-generation car service." That was nine years ago. My Uber, how you've changed since 2008.<p>Over the last …

With This Hack You Don’t Need A DSLR To Click These Stunning Macro Photos, Just Your Smartphone

Indulging in your hobbies costs money. If you're into photography, you need at least a good camera phone, or better yet, a DSLR.<p>Moreover, you come …

Mobile Photography

3 Killer Lessons From Stephen King's Insanely Productive Writing Routine

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work."<p>Moviegoers flocked to the theaters this weekend to see Stephen King's <i>It</i>, giving it the third biggest box office opening of the year, according to Warner Bros.<p><i>It</i>, which follows a demonic clown who terrorizes children …

Here's the Secret to Getting Things Done

It's a well-known practice in the sports industry.<p>Have you ever wondered how some people seem to accomplish their goals effortlessly?<p>Or, how some people seem to get promoted or recognized while you work nights and weekends without recognition?<p>Or even how some people make work look easy, while you …

5 Questions Productive People Ask Themselves to Stay Focused

You have a project deadline, so why are you watching cat videos on Facebook?<p>It happens to everyone. You sit down to finish a project, but before long your mind wanders to something entirely new. Facebook starts calling. You begin browsing on Amazon. And somehow you end up watching cat videos on …

Time Management

Why Every CEO Should Travel Alone

How traveling to Bali gave me my creativity back, empowered my team and rid me of decision fatigue.<p>Traveling alone is something I have never done before. I did not go to college, and my "Euro-trip" after high-school graduation was with my grandmother, so not exactly the kind of trip you take to get …

Work Gets in the Way

Act Like an Owner and Be More Successful<p>I don't know why the word "solopreneur" is in our lexicon. Nobody can physically do it all by themselves and more importantly, why would they want to?<p>Being the sales team, the HR department, management, and production all by yourself is terrible. Period.<p>You …

3 Things Every Innovator Needs to Know about Influence

Learning to deal with the anxiety of influence<p>I love reading artists writing about other artists who influenced them. It's a pleasant, reassuring reminder that no great strides in business or culture happened in a vacuum. When we approach the great iconoclasts of our industries we often cower in …

What to Ask Graphic Design Clients

At the start of a project, it is important to know what to ask graphic design clients to gather as much information as possible. This will often …

WeWork raised $4.4 billion in 3 months — here's how the co-working giant became the most valuable startup in New York City

WeWork, a startup that leases trendy, millennial-friendly office space to startups and Fortune 500 companies, just became the sixth most valuable startup in the world.<p>It's been raining money all year long at WeWork. The company has raised over $8 billion in funding to date — with $4.4 billion …

You Have a Great Idea, But Do You Have the Confidence and Persistence To Build It?

How this health care innovator and his partners built a business that mattered.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)</i><p><b>Who are you and</b> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Futureproof your 2018 Social Media Strategy

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.<p>Let's face it. It's not an easy time to be a social media marketer. After all, it's hard to build a social media marketing plan with all of the uncertainty that we face. However, in my time advising clients …

Retail Isn't Dead, But It Does Need to Adapt

Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>It seems like there has never been a worse time for retail. Sears looks doomed. Many other large retailers, including J.C. Penney and Macy's are closing stores and even fashionable boutiques like BCBG Max Azria are filing for bankruptcy. CNN …

IBM Predicts Demand For Data Scientists Will Soar 28% By 2020

• Jobs requiring machine learning skills are paying an average of $114,000. Advertised data scientist jobs pay an average of $105,000 and advertised data engineering jobs pay an average of $117,000.<br>• 59% of all Data Science and Analytics (DSA) job demand is in Finance and Insurance, Professional …

Big Data

Start-up investors not chasing the big idea now, seek experienced professionals

From a CEO’s arrest over fraud to wife-husband founder duo’s ugly public spat, start-up sector has seen as much drama as a Hindi TV show this year. …

Elon Musk: Robot software will make Tesla worth as much as Apple

Elon Musk thinks his robot software can make Tesla Inc. worth as much as Apple Inc. He has the chance to prove it very soon.<p>In three different …

Tesla

So you want to be a food truck entrepreneur? Ask yourself these 5 questions first

When aspiring food-truck proprietors call him for advice, Keith Hill asks a few questions, among them, "Do you watch Food Network?"<p>"Those lines [of …

How to make an app

Knowing how to make an app has never been more vital. We've covered the best iPhone apps and iPad apps for designers elsewhere on the site – but here …

ClassPass Raising New Funds from Temasek, M13

ClassPass is close to closing a new round of funding led by Temasek and M13, according to sources familiar with the situation. The round has at least …

Five Organizations Who Are Redefining Philanthropy

We recently entered the 4th phase of the corporation. First, in the 1920s Alfred Sloan created the concept of the corporation with General Motors; second in the 1950s Peter Drucker codified the discipline of management; third, in the 1980s Japanese introduced team and quality. And now we are in the …

Independent Content Creators Have Earned $40M Through The Tongal Platform

Independent creative network Tongal helps brands tell their best stories while simultaneously empowering creatives to showcase their talents. In removing the gatekeepers, the company has tapped into a surplus by creating quality content better, faster and cheaper. At a time when brands are at a …

5 Unmistakable Signs That You Are an Inspired Leader

Leadership requires first connecting to, then inspiring, others. Here's how to do it.<p>Successful leaders of today are expected to provide their employees with a sense of meaning in their work as well as provide an engaging workplace. Yet, according to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of U.S. …

Why Cash Is Going Out of Style

More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and at least …

How the Instagram Algorithm Works in 2018: Everything You Need to Know

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to Hailley and Brian discuss the Instagram algorithm on our podcast.</i><p>How <i>exactly</i> does the …

Social Media