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Blockchains aren’t just tech, they’re new economic systems

Forget for a moment about the value of the cryptocurrencies that you may or may not own. Instead of thinking of blockchains as investment bets or just cool technology, think of them as entirely new, and previously impossible, economic systems. Because that’s what they are.<p>Just like any economy, a …

Blockchain

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Information Security

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Demonstration

The 5 Most Important Digital Marketing Metrics for CEOs

PhotoMIX-Company / PixabayBefore the advent of big data, marketing functions were largely focused on creating brand awareness through mass-market …

Marketing
Analytics

4 Areas to Look When Agile Isn’t Working In Your Organization

You’ve implemented Agile into your organization and hired professionals with Agile experience on their résumé to back it up. Yet, something is still …

Project Management

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

Answer These 4 Questions to Create a Compelling Vision

Most employees do not have a clear line of sight to their organization's vision, but it's an easy fix.<p>About 350 years ago, a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town site. The next year, they elected a town government.<p>The third year, …

Fun-Da-Mental

1 Interview Question That Reveals the Right Job Candidate, Regardless of Intelligence or Experience

You should always aim the bar high for hiring your knowledge workers. This question will tell you who they really are.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, once gave sound hiring advice:<p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and …

Employment

Why You Should Never Put These 3 Words on Your LinkedIn Profile

Putting this on your profile is a big no-no. Here's why.<p>While LinkedIn is a social-media tool, it's not like the others. LinkedIn is your personal website for your career. You are a business-of-one that must sell its services to employers over the course of your career. Having a strong LinkedIn …

Employment

17 Simple Things Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether it's your physical condition, emotional outlook or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have achieved in …

Phoenix Suns

How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress

So you’ve trained yourself as a web engineer, and now want to build a blazing fast online shop for your customers. The product list should appear in …

JavaScript

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Analytics

Public Speaking Is the 1 Skill that Will Make You Stand Out. Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Master It

Sometimes, it's the small things that make the biggest difference.<p>Public speaking can feel overwhelming and maybe even terrifying, especially if you don't do it often. Whether it is a simple presentation to just a few co-workers or a huge event to a ton of people and your career depends on it, the …

Public Speaking

Want to Be a Thought Leader? Here's How to Stand Out and Be Noticed

You may be tempted to play it safe. Here's why that's a bad idea.<p>You know the importance of being visible in your field, so you're raising your profile by writing blogs or articles, contributing to social media discussions and presenting at conferences. The term for that, of course, is "thought …

Leadership

Ditch The Client If Your Contract Lacks These 7 Important Clauses

Getting paid is the biggest issue that freelancers face when they create products or provide services for clients. After all, it can be expensive to go after a non-paying client, and many freelancers are living on an already tight budget. And sometimes freelancers, hungry for business, do not study …

Small Business

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling | Inc.com

By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content you're trying to convey.<p>But you may not know that the traditional way we …

Star Wars

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Online

Here's what an effective LinkedIn profile looks like in 2018

Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you're doing it wrong.<p>Nearly every industry uses LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates, and over 90% of recruiters rely on the site, according to data from the Society of Human Resource Management. So your …

Employment

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Time Management

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Data Science

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.

Time Management

4 books every good boss has read

Business leaders think differently, and that's what sets them apart.<p>Once you know how your leadership team thinks, you'll be able to unlock doors that may otherwise be inaccessible. Either your bosses will realize that you have what it takes to move up the ranks, or you will be better situated to …

Peter Thiel

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Self-improvement

5 daily habits to increase your creativity and decrease your stress levels

How do the greatest business minds stay creative and practice great habits when the demands of building a business can be so exhausting?<p>Over the …