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To Dramatically Improve Employee Communication, Use Design Thinking

Change your perspective to become "customer"-centric<p>Let's say your job is to create a product--and your objective is to get customers to buy your product. Naturally, you'd want to learn everything you can about customers so that you fully understand their needs and preferences. And then you'd …

Design

How this CEO went from laying off her staff to recovering and raising $2.5 million for her 'weird' company

Mapistry is a "weird" startup, as readily admitted by Allie Janoch, its CEO and founder. It works in a not-well-understood industry, had to lay off workers as it figured out a business model, and ended up going from a software company to a tech-powered environmental consulting business.<p>The …

'Grit' Is Not the Path to Success. Warren Buffett Reminds Us That Avoidance of Grit Is

Ok, but what if sports were the only path to success in the world today? Buffett himself asked that very question in a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> opinion piece a few years ago. If the economy were sports-based, Buffett acknowledged that he “would be a flop. You could supply me with the world’s best …

Self-improvement

How to Stop People From Stealing Your Million-Dollar Idea

It may be easy to steal your idea, but it is very difficult to steal your vision.<p><i>How do start-up founders protect their idea from being stolen by early employees/friends? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

Business Strategy

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

The world of Microsoft Office is going to get a lot bigger with today's introduction of Microsoft PowerApps, a new tool for business users that lets …

5 exciting fintech startups we saw in Asia in 2015

Fintech has grown more diverse both in terms of markets and verticals. Here are five startups that had a pretty good year.

How to Start Android App Development for Beginners

So you have a killer app idea and you’re ready to turn it into a reality and take it to market. No doubt you’re itching to start getting your first downloads, reviews and profits… But there’s just one problem: you don’t have a clue where to start!<p>Learning to code is difficult enough on its own but …

Android News

How To Build A Billion Dollar Company: The Method Behind Today's 'Unicorn' Madness

Billion dollar companies are being created at a faster pace than ever before, so there are plenty of opinions in the bubble or bust debate. I won’t bore you with more.<p>What we discuss often at the Founder Institute, however, is how these billion dollar companies are being created in our current …

Luke Cage, explained | Polygon

Breaking Biz -

John has been writing about fitness at johnfawkes.com for nearly two years now, and has built a following of over three thousand regular readers. In …

Startup Founders: Embrace the Hardship!

<b>“I can’t hire a good sales rep, and it’s ruining my life.”</b> Most sane people would label this as complete exaggeration, but when a fellow founder told …

The Secrets to Writing the Perfect Out-of-Office Email

Heading out on vacation? Writing an effective out-of-office automatic reply is as much an art as it is a science.<p>Doubtful? Well, you know those …

Productivity

Forget secretive headquarters, co-working spaces will foster the next Google

Tomorrow’s most successful companies will emerge from co-working spaces like Moorgate's WeWork, where people can collaborate, brainstorm and scale quickly, says Monty Munford<p>The WeWork offices in London’s Moorgate don’t seem to have a door policy; they let anybody in. As long as visitors look like …

Facebook’s new internet.org is evil

<i>Why is Mark Zuckerberg so concerned about his ‘charity’ initiative that he had to re-jig it in the face of opposition, star in another breathless</i> …

Internet

Apply now for the job of the future: “Robot helper,” a human who serves robot needs

Robots’ abilities are largely determined by what they’re programmed to do. But once the code is written and the machine is up and running, artificially intelligent machines (AIs) can learn from experience and from the humans around them.<p>Which means that, as AIs take on a growing role in the …

Robotics

How to make your own web series … with the creators of Be Here Nowish

Photograph: Supplied<p>Collaborating is sick: Karley Sciortino and Natalia Leite.<p>276<p>image/png<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/10/1447179200322/e61b62aa-09e8-41d9-8a90-c57cbdaf28cd-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Supplied<p>Collaborating is sick: Karley Sciortino and Natalia …

Papua New Guinea

Eight steps for an advanced PPC competitor analysis

The battle for leads, customers and revenue through PPC advertising is fierce and it’s getting harder and harder to differentiate yourself.

Reinventing the 4Ps for Startups

As the world around us is rapidly changing, we must change with the times. As businesses become increasingly centered around the internet and social …

How To Build A Business That Matters

We spoke to people who have helped build successful, seemingly enduring companies about what it takes to create a meaningful business.<p>It’s now easier than ever to launch a company. But while 400,000 businesses flood the market in the United States every year, the vast majority of these will never …

Business Strategy

Why lack of communication has become the number one reason people quit

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”<br>— George Bernard Shaw<p>Communication is a core part of the human experience. And yet, we still struggle with it. Despite the explosion of communication technology, under-communication remains a major challenge at …

How to draw a better alien (and be a more creative writer)

In 2011, academics at New York Business School* first started looking into what it was that made some people more creative than others. It’s been an ongoing research project ever since.<p>The hypothesis they wanted to test was whether people became more creative when they were making things for people …

How Your PPC Strategy Should Differ on the AdWords Search VS Display Network

<i>As we ramp up for Unbounce’s upcoming PPC week, we thought we’d revisit some of our favorite PPC posts from the archives. This post was originally</i> …

This is when startups lose control, according to one CEO

Startups need to bootstrap, says Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie. If they can.<p>He means use alternate sources of funding than direct investment, such as self-funding, getting grants, debt factoring, or even borrowing.<p>Most startups lose control of their companies the moment they take money from a venture …

Three Customer-Experience Lessons Most Startups Overlook

Great concepts aren’t worth much if you don’t build an exceptional experience around them.<p>Entrepreneurs often hear about successful startups and breakthrough products and think, “Ugh, why didn’t I think of that?”<p>If that’s you, let yourself off the hook a little. Your own business won’t succeed …

The State Of The Most Influential Startups On Earth

Here’s what you didn’t know about the global startup scene.<p>On the global scale, startups mean big business as they contribute to innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Recent estimates put small and medium-sized businesses at more than 90% of global enterprises.<p>And even though we know …

Startups

Best Strategies and Tools to Build Blog Content as a Killer Sales Tool

Online content is an important factor in your strategy for increasing sales. That’s why business owners invest their time and energy in developing …

Marvel Just Announced Multiple New Comic Series With Big Changes For ‘Iron Man’ And ‘The Punisher’

Marvel comics is about to get personal, as characters and their origins are going to get shaken up in a big way. Announced at London’s MCM Comic Con were a number of new comic book series that will see characters such as Tony Stark and the Punisher facing unforeseen hurdles.<p>Pivoting off of the</i> …

Comics

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Infinity War ending will 'change the Avengers forever'

The ending of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> saw the advent of some major changes for the titular super-team, and from the sounds of things, the shake-up …

Comics