Kieran Wong

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I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

Grilled Coffee and Cola Skirt Steak Recipe

"Two great drinks equals one fantastic marinade for skirt steak, the juiciest and most flavorful piece of meat you can put on a grill. It's smoky and …

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Internet of Things

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>With hugely popular services …

Apps

Why SunPower Corporation's $568.7 Million Loss Isn't as Bad as It Seems

Losses keep piling up for SunPower Corporation, but this time there's more to the story.<p>Solar tariffs have been the headline story for <b>SunPower</b> …

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place | Inc.com

<b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the Social Security act was passed, the age of retirement was set at 65. At the time, the average life expectancy was …

Retirement

In 10 Years We Won't Have Blockchains

<i>Will Murphy is the vice president for blockchain at of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent</i> …

How Americans preserved British English

Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly …

Language

What No One's Telling You About Writing That Book

I often hear business experts say things like, “The book is the new business card.” Or, “You need a book to gain authority in today’s noisy world.” I agree with both, yet, as I look at a market saturated with crappy books doing the complete opposite, I think many people are ignoring a critical …

#7 Point Checklist for a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign in 2018

Analytics can be useful for a single time frame but can lose relevance when not viewed over longer periods<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you're reading this, chances are that you are …

We talked to an economist who predicted the Great Recession about the next financial crisis

Jim Rickards, the author of "Currency Wars," "The Death of Money," and "The New Case for Gold," and most recently "The Road to Ruin," is no stranger to financial meltdowns. As general counsel for the hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), he had a front row seat as dozens of Wall Street …

There are 3 things that could destroy one of the greatest stock rallies of all time

As the equity bull market stretches well into its ninth year, it looks virtually unstoppable.<p>Formidable earnings growth, easy lending conditions and a gradually expanding economy have combined to cultivate an environment that's been ideal for stock appreciation.<p>Things have been going so well that …

The (Second) Greatest Sales Deck and Pitch I’ve Ever Seen

It’s Salesforce and they are the godfather of strategic storytelling. Here’s why.<p>Last September, Andy Raskin wrote an amazing post breaking down the …

Salesforce

A retired Navy SEAL commander who wakes up at 4:30 a.m. to work out shares his weekly fitness routine

Regardless of when you read this, Jocko Willink woke up today before dawn to get in a hard workout.<p>As a Navy SEAL, Willink learned the extent to which the human body and mind can be pushed. And after he retired in 2010, after commanding the most decorated US special-operations unit of the Iraq War, …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Judi Dench

<b>6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to Grow Your Business</b> | Inc.com

If you're managing a business, you know how important a web and mobile presence is. Whether you're selling tacos, tiaras, or terabytes, customers need to be able to find you.<p>You've probably dipped your toe into the complex world of organic or "free" search, also known as Search Engine Optimization …

Small Business

5 Lessons from a Superstar Sales Rep | Inc.com

You know those new salespeople who roll onto the scene, make big waves, and have the old-timers scratching their heads asking, "Where did they come from?" Stephen Higgins is one of those salespeople.<p>Although Higgins only began working on the consulting side of sales when he joined in-bound …

Selling

Why Pro Cyclist Robin Carpenter Bakes His Own Bread

Need proof that you can consume bread (and butter) on a daily basis and still ride really, really fast? Meet Holowesko-Citadel’s Robin Carpenter.<p>Twenty-five-year-old Holowesko-Citadel rider Robin Carpenter is one of the top cyclists on the North American professional circuit, and he got there on a …

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

These Are The Best Countries To See The Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences we can't wait to check off our travel bucket list. What can be more magical …

Computations with Fractions

Fractions Cheat Sheet<p>This cheat sheet provides a basic outline of what you need to know about fractions when you are required to perform computations …

Lamb, Barley, and Apricot Tagine

<b>The challenge:</b> Everything I make in the slow cooker turns into mush. <b><br>Our solution:</b> Choose ingredients wisely, understanding that some simply aren’t …

IoT Business Models For Monetizing Your IoT Product

The post IoT Business Models For Monetizing Your IoT Product appeared first on IoT For AllWith their ability to gather data after a product has been …

Amish Milk Bread Recipe

The Amish people make some of the best breads in the United States. This Amish milk bread tastes delicious and has a fantastically moist texture. You …

Breakfast