Joel Loo

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31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>7 min read<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have …

Project Management

This Guy Built A Superdiversified Portfolio With 10 ETFs

<i>To lower your portfolio risk, own stocks and bonds across the globe and include some commodities.</i><p>Russia, that land of kleptocracy and thuggery, probably has none of your assets. You’re making a mistake, says money manager Randy D. Kurtz. An optimal, well-diversified portfolio should have 0.86% …

Investing

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

7 Growth Stocks That Should Replace Apple in Your Portfolio

Just about everything about <b>Apple Inc.'s</b> (AAPL) fourth-quarter earnings report was positive. Its revenue and gross margins were at the high end of …

This kitchen gadget will revolutionize your grilling game

Sous vide, the cooking technique that high-end chefs use to deliver juicy rare steak and perfectly cooked fish at restaurants, has come home.<p>The method, which means “under vacuum” in French but has come to refer to a broader approach to low-temperature cooking, is already ubiquitous in luxury …

Sous

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

Business Strategy

Online Programs in Web Development, Mobile Development, and Design

“The kindness and steadiness of the entire Bloc team, from admissions to job placement, is unmatched. It's truly a community that cares about its …

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations to small cooperative collectives.<p>Is Uber even part of the sharing economy? Does Airbnb’s business model have a positive or negative impact on communities? Are …

Innovation

The Best YouTube Tutorials for Your Biggest Problem Areas

1/9<p>Constantly hiding your arms in a sweater? Not anymore! These arm workouts will have you baring those toned arms in no time.<p>In just 10 minutes …

Tutorials

Fried Chicken Sandwich with Umami Mayo: Get the Recipe - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs in New</i> …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job

Eventually you will leap... but sometimes it does make sense to look first (if only so you'll know exactly where to leap).<p>I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely …

Small Business

The app that lets you trade stocks without paying any fees just fixed a big thing it was missing

On Tuesday, Robinhood is rolling out Robinhood Instant, a free upgrade that makes trading with the app faster.<p>Robinhood Instant introduces two crucial features.<p>The first is immediate access to funds, which means you can instantly reinvest any money you make. You used to have to wait three days …

Aglio e Olio: The One Pasta Sauce You Absolutely Must Know

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there were a pasta bible, the first line would read, "In the beginning, God created <i>aglio e olio</i>." Historically, that line wouldn't really be accurate, since the evidence doesn't support the idea that garlic (<i>aglio</i>) and oil (<i>olio</i>) were the original …

Italian Food

I became a millionaire in my 30s, and here's the best advice I can give you about investing

In their 50s or 60s they realize they'll need to work until they're so old and sick that they just can't work anymore. This is a s----- life, and I want something better for you.<p>I just read the book "The Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ DeMarco. He talks about two ways to build wealth: the slow lane, …

How Millennials Will Invest in 2016

While the majority of Millennials are still cautious of Wall Street, of those who are investing, they’re quite active and invest in what’s familiar to them.<p>A new app called Stash, with a strong Millennial user base, helps users choose investments based on their values. For example, if you support …

Three process architecture principles | This view of service management...

<b>My experience with process architecture principles</b><p>Over the years, my advice to clients seeking to improve how they work has been underpinned by a set …

Project Management

5 Ways to Promote Your Service on the Internet

Deciding on and setting up a business is only the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Deciding on and setting up a business is only the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey. Unlike the Field of Dreams, you can't just build it and expect people to come. You need to start promoting it …

Marketing

The Secret to an Evenly Cooked Roasted Chicken

How to avoid the dreaded dry white meat.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Molly Frisch confesses ruining a roast chicken to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it …

16 Party-Friendly Sandwiches for Your Super Bowl Bash

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>If you're throwing a Super Bowl party this Sunday, there's absolutely nothing wrong with feeding your guests on an assortment of gooey, fatty appetizers, creamy dips, and crispy wings. But if you want to fill them up without …

Cooking

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

The Hot Sauce Field Guide

Tabasco is just the beginning. Here are 23 spicy condiments from around the world you need to try.<p>If you live in the U.S., chances are that when you …

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

50 Best Super Bowl Recipes

Get ready for some football! Try any of these recipes to make the biggest game day of the year the most delicious.

Are You Picking the Right Exercise Tempos to Burn Fat and Build Muscle?

Here’s how to mix up your speed to speed up results<p>Most gym goers have one exercise speed: FAST!<p>While performing explosive reps has benefits, doing every exercise as fast as possible may lead to decreasing stability in your muscle and joints, and deteriorating form and technique.<p>As a result, your …

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Public Relations

The public relations industry does a terrible job of public relations.<p>Very few people can explain what people in public relations really do. If you’re a cop, a construction worker or a cowboy, everybody knows your job function. (If you’re a cop, construction worker <i>and</i> a cowboy who hangs out with a …

Recipes Keepin' It Simple with Five (or Fewer) Ingredients

Your relationships may be complicated, but your recipes don't have to be.<p>You've got the recipe open on your kitchen counter as you take a deep dive into your pantry for dried Turkish figs, whole mustard seeds, and do you even own a mortar and pestle? Life has gotten so complicated. Recipes have …

What to say when the interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

The lucky ones will be invited in for interviews, and will probably be asked questions like "What's your biggest weakness?" and "Why do you want to work here?"<p>Another common one people should prepare for: "Why should we hire you?"<p>Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your …

39 Butt-Building Exercises to Try during Leg Day

How many of these have you done before?<p>If you were to name as many glutes exercises as possible in a couple minutes, how many would you get? Maybe 10 or 15 or even 20?<p>But what about 39?<p>That’s how many are shown in this 2-minute video from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p><b>Related:</b> Try the …

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing

Use this list to gain the confidence you need to finally start a business in 2016.<p>Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no …

Small Business