Nikhil Virmani

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How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

5 website development trends that rocked 2017

StaticGen combines language markups like reStructuredText or Markdown with engines for creating templates such as Jinja, to generate HTML files. HTML files developed from the process can be served and hosted by a CDN (content delivery network), or a web server without using other dependencies like …

SaaS Customer Onboarding: Strategies Every Startup Can Learn From

This column is authored by Nick Kamyshan, Chief Executive Officer at ChantyThe post SaaS Customer Onboarding: Strategies Every Startup Can Learn From …

Product Management

Chicken Escabèche

4 servings<p>You know what your Tuesday-night chicken wants? An irresistible tangy-sweet bath.<p>September 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon cumin seeds<p>1 tablespoon coriander seeds<p>⅓ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>1 medium carrot, peeled, chopped<p>6 garlic cloves, smashed<p>1 bay leaf<p>⅔ cup …

Bay Leaf

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Few issues garner more attention among top executives than how best to grow their organizations. However, few executives work systematically with the types of employees they need to realize various growth opportunities. Your organization’s growth opportunities fall into four different categories, …

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

<b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist network becomes a real railway taking escaping slaves into different possible versions of America.<p><b>Beach read</b><b><br>The Power by Naomi</b> …

Books

20+ Spicy Tequila Cocktails That Will Have You Reaching For More

Tequila — either you love it or you hate it (thanks, college). If you're in the first group, you probably like to enjoy it in the afternoon on its own or mixed in a classic cocktail, but let us tell you about an even better way to sip on your favorite spirit this season: adding a little spice.<p>A …

What To Do If Your Product Isn’t Growing

How ‘Critical User Journeys’ can help a product take off<p>As a founder, product lead at Pinterest and PM for a couple products at Google, as well as a …

A Refresher on A/B Testing

It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is …

Columbia University

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Life is full of twists and turns. And, sometimes those twists and turns don't lead you somewhere pleasant.<p>There were two moment in my life where this couldn't be more evident. The first instance was when a construction accident almost prevented me from walking again. The second was when my …

Motivation

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

The Single-Move Shredder That Torches Fat Fast

​This workout is the definition of simple but deadly.<p>I call this workout The Single-Move Shredder and it's the definition of simple but deadly.<p>Since there's nothing worse than promising a short, simple workout but taking forever to explain it, here's the quick download:<p><i>The single move is the total</i> …

Weight Loss

How to Do SEO When You’re in a Low-Volume Niche

Almost every day someone tells me, “Neil, I love your SEO tips, but I’m in a really small niche. What do I do?”Does that sound familiar?I’ve gotten …

Google Analytics

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Every struggle we face has been overcome by someone we respect who is willing to tell us how it is done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most.<p>A perfectly worded quip …

Meet The Man Who Makes Facebook’s Machines Think

Twenty years ago, a marginalized Yann LeCun couldn't get his ideas heard. Now he's running the Facebook team working to create machines that think like you.<p><b>Nearly 3,000</b> miles away from Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, in an old, beige office building in downtown Manhattan, a group of company …

Artificial Intelligence

The importance of photography in personal branding

The color is another important element representing your personal brand. Since it has the power to stir up emotions, color can send a powerful message and stick in people’s memory. A study carried out by the University of Loyola found that color can increase brand recognition by 80 percent. A bit …

15 Profound Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

Happiness

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

A Zen Master Reveals The Truth About Meditation and Why Most People Get it Wrong

True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind …

Meditation

7 books that will help you slow down and appreciate your life

We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy?<p>Are our never-ending to-do lists causing our own undoing? Why do happiness and fulfillment always feel just out of reach?<p>If you are looking to slow down and live in the now, read on to find …

How to use Google Calendar’s smart meeting scheduler

Scheduling meetings on Google Calendar is now a whole lot easier.<p>A recent update to Google Calendar implemented one of the better features of the iOS …

Apps

17 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

How to Do SEO for a “Tiny” Website That Doesn’t Have Any Visitors or Money

I have consulted thousands of businesses ranging from Fortune 100 companies to your local mom and pop shops.One of the biggest objection I hear from …

Marketing

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

Living the high life in Amsterdam

Over the past decade, the capital of the Netherlands has undergone a major makeover in an effort to leave behind its racy reputation in favour of five-star hotels, exciting exhibits and a host of homages to its history. Amy Laughinghouse picks the city's best new attractions<p>Five-star luxury. …

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager – The Black Box of Product Management

<b>1. The Stack</b><p>When engineers refer to ‘the stack’, they’re talking about the layers of technologies that are used to provide functionality to your …

8 Powerful Lessons By The Dalai Lama That'll Make You See Things in a Whole New Way

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …