Mark Ciabattari

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7 Advanced SEO Excel Hacks the Pros Use Daily

Excel is a way of life for many marketers.<p>Whether it’s used for analyzing survey data or calculating sales data, at some point, you’re probably going …

Analytics

7 Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for us?”<p>You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this …

Employment

You Don't Have to Be a Drummer to Dig Fred Armisen's Standup For Drummers

You Don't Have to Be a Drummer to Dig Fred Armisen's Standup For Drummers

Comedy

Ndugu Chancler, Drummer on Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' Dead at 65

Prolific session musician and producer performed alongside Miles Davis, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Masekela and dozens more<p>Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, a …

Hugh Masekela

Why Microsoft Is Ruling The Cloud, IBM Is Matching Amazon, And Google Is $15 Billion Behind

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — In a striking …

Google Cloud Platform

Super Bowl Ads 2018: The Best, The Weirdest And The Most Complicated

The cost was daunting: With well over 100 million viewers expected to tune in this year, NBC charged just over $5 million for each 30 second spot. So advertisers were careful about which messages they showcased on the biggest TV platform of the year.<p>Even so, many of the spots felt handcuffed or …

Danny DeVito

The Case Against Grad School (Infographic)

Thinking about going back to school? Read this first.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From massive student loan debt to a largely competitive landscape, there are a number of reasons why people don’t pursue grad school today. However, before crossing it off your list …

College & University

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Nonprofits

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

3-D printing of living cells

Using a new technique they call "in-air microfluidics," University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3-D structures with living cells. This …

Nanotech

An Introduction to Google Tag Manager

Digital marketing thrives on data. No matter what type of site you have, whether it’s a large e-commerce site, a personal website, or a site for a …

Analytics

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Their Employees

If a goal doesn't challenge you, then it won't change you.<p>It's that time of year -- leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I …

Employment

These Are the 50 Highest-Paying Jobs of 2018. Here's How to Get Hired

It takes more than a degree and experience to land the best jobs.<p>Glassdoor just released its annual report of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2018. Data scientist and software developer took the top two spots. But, if you don't have the degree or experience for either of these, fear not! There are …

Employment

Amazon Joins Facebook and Google in Banning Recruiters and Managers from Asking This 1 Job Interview Question

But will this legislation really do what it's intended to do long term?<p>Back when I was in talent acquisition (a fancy HR term for "recruiter"), a common practice in screening job candidates for my clients was to ask for their salary history. Sometimes I would mask it behind another question like, …

Employment

9 Cloud Computing Technologies You Need to Understand for 2018

These trends that are having a big impact on the cloud computing industry.<p>1. Hybrid Cloud<p>For most enterprises, using multiple clouds has become the …

Microservices

9 Project Management Tools the World's Top Startups Actually Use

Want your teams to be more productive? Consider using a project management tool top startups use.<p>We all want to be more productive. And we definitely want our teams to be more productive. That's why so many productivity tools exist.<p>But which tools are right for you? One way to answer that question …

Project Management

Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook

Front is raising a $66 million Series B round led by Sequoia with DFJ and existing investors also participating. There are now 2,500 companies using Front to manage shared inboxes and collaborate. The startup now wants to go one step further and become the definitive email product.<p>“I decided that I …

Microsoft Outlook

The Keywords That Get You "Found" on LinkedIn

This specific section of your LinkedIn profile unlocks the keywords needed to make sure potential employers and prospective clients can "find" you on the platform.<p>If you want to get any meaningful value or traction from LinkedIn, it's critical that you start with a profile that's already …

SEO

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

Behavior

Warren Buffett Says This Is The 1 Simple Habit That Separates Successful People from Everyone Else

The 87-year old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Lets revisit it again.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is now 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

This 1 Piece of Advice Won't Be Popular, But It May Save Your Career

"A moment of patience in a moment of doubt can save you a million moments of regret."<p>During this time of year, my social media feeds get flooded with new years resolution advice. Everywhere I look, there's another tip or life hack. Although I've read hundreds, I'm always curious to see if someone …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Viral

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

Today, CB Insights unveiled the second annual AI 100 — a list of 100 of the most promising private companies applying artificial intelligence …

Venture Capital

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

Happiness

A High-School Student Just Won $250,000 For This Incredible Explanation of Relativity

This is genius.<p>The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane …

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness