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Know What MVP Is? You Need To | Inc.com

If you spend little time in the business and startup world, you may be excused for thinking MVP stands for most valuable player. But those three letters have a different meaning when it comes to innovation, business creation, and product launch.<p>In this universe, MVP means minimally viable product. …

Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy

Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.<p>The problem with smart people is that they are used to seeking and …

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The 5 Awkward Truths About Professional Speaking

I thought the name Troy Dunn seemed familiar. This week I met Dunn, entrepreneur and host of television show <i>The Locator</i> that reunites people with lost loved ones on the air, through friend and marketing expert Duff Dyer.<p>Dunn sold his family research business BigHugs.com to Utah’s Ancestry.com in …

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10 Top Apps I Can't Live Without

Smartphones have become an essential part of our everyday life. But as you know, today's smartphones are used for so much more than talking or exchanging text messages with friends! Think about it: you habituate your phone for reservations, social media, listening to music, even those stress …

5 Totally Obscure Facts About Monopoly

It's the 80th anniversary of the iconic board game Monopoly. Yes, the "world's favorite family gaming brand" is older than some of our grandparents.<p>It seems Monopoly was always a hit -- even in its early days. Parker Brothers released the game in the U.S. in 1935, and within a year 35,000 copies …

15 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work | Inc.com

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output--either put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I prefer the latter.<p>Being more productive at work isn't rocket science, but it does require being more …

4 Common Productivity Tips That Are Actually the Worst

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>You've heard the same "tried and true" advice from productivity experts for years. And I'll admit it--I've given and taken this advice myself.<p>But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. …

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What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

The one chart that shows how Facebook has nailed mobile

The real story at Facebook over the past several years is one of execution. Many online companies knew that mobile was the future, but few have transitioned as impressively as Facebook, both in product and business:<p>It owns four mobile apps that live in the top ten lists of the world’s app stores, …

Hoffice Turns Your Apartment Into A Free–And Incredibly Productive–Coworking Space

Tired of not seeing another face all day when you work at home? Then invite some company.<p>Working at home has obvious perks, but typing in bed in your pajamas isn’t necessarily quite as productive as sitting in an office. A new Swedish project aims to help freelancers find it easier to get things …

Manage Your Team’s Attention

What’s your scarcest resource at work?<p>Most people answer, without hesitation, that it’s <i>time</i>. It certainly is finite, but I would argue that time isn’t actually your scarcest resource. After all, everyone has the same amount of time, and yet individual differences in productivity can be enormous.<p>A …

What bitcoin tells us about the future of money and global finance

About a half-billion dollars’ worth of it vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo. A prosecutor in Manhattan arrested the 24-year-old vice chairman …

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Why the Way You Read Affects How Successful You Are | Inc.com

With the advent of text messages, emails, and other technology-based forms of communication, the way in which we--and our employees--read has more to do with both individual and business success than ever before. Do you read every word and pay close attention to the details and nuances, or do you …

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Volcker what? JPMorgan mints $300 million trading Swiss francs

JPMorgan is also finding its way around the Volcker Rule.<p>Earlier this month, traders at the nation’s biggest bank made $300 million in one day, …