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50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Asana’s Justin Rosenstein On The One Quality Every Startup Needs To Survive

Understanding what you do and why seems like a no-brainer for a healthy organization. But often, leaders lose sight of their people’s needs. Here’s how to get the passion back in your productivity.<p>Justin Rosenstein wasn’t sure what had happened. One of his company’s highest performing engineers …

Productivity

Yes, Virginia, There Are Startups Focusing On Enterprise Applications

CIOs can be forgiven for thinking that all the cool apps are being built for consumers these days, but it turns out to be untrue. I, too, was skeptical when I was invited to an event last week hosted here in Silicon Valley by the Alchemist Accelerator. It’s a group led by Stanford University …

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

As an entrepreneur, speaking at influential industry trade shows and conferences positions your products and services center stage, exactly where you want your brand to be.<p>When done right, showcasing your brand in a dynamic presentation can reel in new customers, attract capital and generate …

6 Personal Philosophies That Shaped Successful Entrepreneurs

We talked to several successful entrepreneurs to find out the philosophies that dictate their approach to work and life.<p>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of …

Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends

If you place yourself at the intersection of social groups, you’ll have more ideas and more opportunities.<p>While ideas may appear to be only in your head, it turns out they’re super social: Darwin talked about evolution for decades before publishing the <i>Origin of Species</i>. And while it might be you …

The Surprising (And Necessary) Similarities Between Entrepreneurs And Con Artists

While each is a master of turning your money into their money, one sells a lie that sounds possible, the other sells a possibility that could be made true.<p>In <i>American Hustle</i>, Christian Bale’s character–based on legendary conman Mel Weinberg–sells people phony artwork and fraudulent loans. As …

Entrepreneurship

Why Data-Driven Policies Ruin Work

What do the Baltimore police force, Wall Street traders, and public schools have in common? Each has been hoodwinked by metrics.<p>When sociologist Peter Moskos left Harvard to police East Baltimore, the scholar-cop noticed a tension of incentives. Public safety is served by commonsense policing, he …

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won’t Believe What They Found

Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion, content that evokes powerful emotions floats mercilessly to the top.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>A few …

The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful

A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.<p>Some companies have abandoned the whole idea of a meeting. But if your schedule is still saturated with them, here’s how to greet your meets much more skillfully.<p>1. Account for the loudmouth problem<p>When …