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Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

1 Startup School Every Founder Should Consider (and It's Free)

This April, a top ranked global accelerator is free for founders.<p>YCombinator just open-sourced its accelerator program.<p>"Our goal is to replicate much of the YC experience," said Sam Altman, managing director. Anyone with a startup that wants to have the YCombinator experience without the jetlag can …

The One Email Every Founder Should Know How To Write To Investors

You have to keep your investors in the loop, even when you aren’t fundraising. Here’s how.<p>So you raised your first round of funding. Good for you! Seriously, it takes a tremendous amount of work to close a round, so you should feel great about that. But regardless of the size of your round or the …

15 Must-See Expert Speeches for UI/UX Designers

The year is counting its last days. As we could see in the article devoted to design trends in 2016, it’s been a bright, dynamic and diverse year for …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

10 examples of AI-powered marketing software

<b>Artificial intelligence has many uses in marketing.</b><p>This year the level of interest in AI has bumped up a notch, partly due to press coverage of …

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

Asia

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

<b>From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years</b> …

Singularity

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development – Bill Jordan – Medium

The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development<p>About Me<p>I’ve been working in software development for twenty-eight years. My current position is …

20 Inspirational And Useful Business Books To Read in 2016

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. …

Motivation

Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers

Sodavekt<p>Job titles don’t usually generate much excitement. They’re printed on business cards, emblazoned on LinkedIn pages, and used in formal introductions. Some organizations, however, see them as a chance to get creative. Consider Disney, which calls its theme park workers “cast members” and its …

What Does It Mean To Scale Agile?

When I began learning about Agile software development teams around 2008, the hot topic was whether Agile and Scrum really worked, even at the team level. Today, I don’t hear that question seriously discussed in software dilevelopment circles at all any more. Although there is still obviously a lot …

Project Management

How To Take Charge Of A UX Kickoff Meeting

I once worked with a digital agency that didn’t know how to hold a kickoff meeting. And they didn’t even know that they didn’t know. Weeks into every …

Web Design

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development framework. The scrum master's key role is to help keep the team accountable to their business commitments -- and remove any roadblocks that might …

Project Management

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

UI/UX Designer Bundle | TNW Deals

<b>User Experience by The Numbers</b><p>Get A Grip on The Practical Statistics Used in UX Design<p>18 lectures with 7+ hours of content<p>Find out which statistical tests to use in a variety of design optimization situations<p>Optimize your online presence using concrete, data-centric techniques<p>Receive a certificate …

UX Design

It's Not UX vs. UI, It's UX & UI

How differentiating the two will improve them both<p>Chris Bank of UXPin — the wireframing & prototyping app — compares and contrasts web UI and UX, …

UI Design

Evernote - The $0 Growth Engine

Evernote has never been sexy, almost ran out of money, and doesn’t benefit from the network effects that drive many of today’s successful companies. …

How to design successful social products with 3 habit-forming feedback loops

<b>Social products share a common ancestry and set of problems</b> <br>It’s been a decade after Friendster popularized the notion of the social network, and …

How to solve the cold-start problem for social products

<b>Social products need mass before scaling growth</b> <br>I often write on the topic of how social products can scale growth, resulting in inbound emails to …

Onboarding Techniques and Examples for Your New Users

Join <b>62,179</b> marketing managers who get our best digital marketing insights, strategies and tips delivered straight to their inbox.<p>When someone signs …

Methods for the Business Model Generation: how #bmgen and #custdev fit perfectly

The Business Model Generation is about people who strive to defy outmoded business models. They are visionaries, game changers, and challengers who …

Steve Blank Search versus Execute

One of the confusing things to entrepreneurs, investors and educators is the relationship between customer development and business model design and …