Peter Villanueva

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50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps For Leading Through Adaptive Change

Leadership and management are two distinctly different but complimentary skill sets that all companies need. Leaders make sure the organization is doing the right things, while managers make sure they do those things right. Leadership is about coping with change while management is about coping …

Middle Schoolers Learn About Startups By Launching Their Own

In the tech world, we’re used to seeing young entrepreneurs, from Mark Zuckerberg to Evan Spiegel. But not this young.<p>A group of four middle schoolers from Torrance, California, spent their summer vacation building BankIt, a simple game inspired by Flappy Bird. Their parents wanted them to learn …

How A Site That Streams People Playing Video Games Became A Billion Dollar Business

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn't born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.<p><b>The genesis of Twitch</b>, one of the most popular gaming-related Websites and applications in the world, can be traced to a few …

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How to Use the New LinkedIn Header Image for Profiles

Shares 6K<p>Have you noticed the new images at the top of LinkedIn profiles?<p>Do you want to grab people’s attention and really show them who you …

Infographics

The Learn to Code Movement is Forgetting Existing Developers

<i>Gregg Pollack is founder of</i> <i>Code School</i><i>, an online learning destination for developers that teaches through entertaining content.</i><p>The latest learn-to-code movement has brought on a wave of interest in programming across the board—from kids to working professionals. It’s a positive and necessary …

Don't Be These Guys: The Worst Grooming Trends of All Time

Nope, that neckbeard was never a good idea.<p>Guys get bored with their faces. It's just a fact of life. And it's as true today as it was 500 years ago. Which goes a little way towards explaining some of the many grooming fails that have happened over the years. After all, if there's a weird way to …

Hair

Technology’s Role In Direct Democracy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Papay is CEO and co-founder, along with David Timby, of</i> <i>Waggl</i><i>, a communication tool designed to source input and create engagement with audiences one question at a time.</i><p>An influx of communication and collaboration technologies since the beginning of the 21st century has helped …

LinkedIn's Mountain Of Data Is Now A $1,200 Sales Tool

Who wants to pay serious money to see your biographical details on LinkedIn? Cynics might say: “Nobody.” People familiar with LinkedIn’s business model to date will say: “Recruiters.” But the big answer going forward is like to be: “Sales people.”<p>LinkedIn this week is rolling out its most advanced …

Fantasy Football 2014: Mobile Cheatsheet, Mock-Draft Strategy for Top Positions

When they're not being sabotaged, mock drafts can be a useful tool ahead of your fantasy football draft.<p>They're a great time to tinker with draft plans and figure out what some other owners might be thinking. Is that player you covet getting taken a little early? Maybe he's getting taken late—a …

The 'Boring' Trait Google Looks For In Its Leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

Redditor Releases Most Hated NFL Teams in Each State

Most NFL fans have one team they just can't stand.<p>One Redditor, kmhokies35, released a graphic of the most hated NFL team in each state, asking fellow Reddit users to share their least favorite teams. As you'd expect, geography and rivalries played a big part.<p>Indiana isn't fond of the New England …

Fantasy Football 2014: Biggest Late-Round Sleepers Worth Gambling on

While early-round picks are the meat and potatoes of fantasy football teams, leagues are often won and lost based on decisions made in the latter rounds.<p>Finding a difference-maker near the end of a draft can give an owner a massive advantage over his opponents. Detecting and drafting those types of …