Jordan Marcus Powell

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Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' by Nir Eyal<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us …

How rap music, Headspace and GIFs spur ideas at Onion

Humor and sarcasm are proven to boost creativity. But better creativity with or without the laughs starts with material people can relate to, says Hassan S. Ali, creative marketing director for Chicago-based digital media and satire company Onion. He leads a team of five that builds digital …

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Dave Lee<p><b>If you follow tech news often, you’ll be more than aware of the promise offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Often, though, it feels like a far-away goal. It will get there, but right now it’s primitive.</b><p>At Google’s annual developer conference, held this week near …

Machine Learning

Android Instant Apps are finally ready for prime-time, available to all developers

Last year’s Google I/O brought Android Instant Apps, which give people the ability to play around with apps without the need to actually download them. Since then, Instant Apps were put on the back burner, but it looks like they are finally ready for developers to tinker away.<p>In a nutshell, Instant …

Apps

9 phrases smart people never use in conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

If You Want to Be a Better Boss, Give Up These 4 Toxic Habits

Becoming a better leader is sometimes as simple as removing a few things from your life.<p>Professionals often assume that becoming a leader requires adding new skills or habits to your arsenal. While this can help, I've also found that doing the opposite can be just as effective.<p>Giving up simple …

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

Get Up! How to Overcome What Holds You Back

<b>Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk. — Walt Disney</b><p>Get up! Get up, right now. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and …

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Even if you're not an early riser, changing your routine could improve your productivity.<p>I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at …

Time Management

'Windows as a service' means big, painful changes for IT pros

Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to "set it and forget it" as a …

The best travel gadget ever is now available in Europe

I love to travel. But I’m not keen on how hard it can be to stay connected while abroad.<p>Roaming is still excruciatingly expensive. Even if your provider offers free roaming, it’s usually capped to near-2G speeds. And while hunting down free Wi-Fi hotspots is pretty tiresome, it doesn’t come close …

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

Want To Be More Productive? Stop Multi-Tasking

Think you’re good at multi-tasking? Feeling energized that you can whip through email messages while simultaneously listening to discussions on a conference call? You might not be as efficient as you think.<p>It turns out that 98% of the population doesn’t multi-task very well. Only about 2% are good …

4 Emotional Struggles You Must Confront as an Entrepreneur

The dizzying ups and downs of entrepreneurship are what most people hope to avoid by getting a job.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship can be a wonderful path to a life of freedom. You have the opportunity to earn an income doing something you love. You can …

Entrepreneurship

Procrastination And How To Beat It

You have an important task you want to complete today. You sit down to get ready to work, but as you're about to start, you decide to first have a …

These 7 Strange Therapies Might Solve Your Sleep Problems

Anyone who’s ever Googled “how to fall asleep” knows about the endless supply of sleep hygiene advice: tips, like “take a shower before bed” or …

Calm down! Anxiety is contagious

A trouble shared is a trouble multiplied. Take a calm approach to other people’s stress and you’ll help them, and yourself<p>Like ebola, and people clearing their throats at the theatre, emotions are contagious. One example: if you’re unhappy, and then for some reason you become happy – a new …

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

5 Values of an Effective Leader

Not being able to stay productive at work is a problem that everyone runs into at some point; no matter how much you like your job, there are certain …

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

Usually, “do nothing” is poor advice to follow if you want to feel better. Yet a strong body of literature now shows that meditation—the mindful art …

5 Effective Ways to Change Your Behavior And Improve Your Life

But I'll be honest, it will take some courage.<p>Lets be honest: Change Is hard. And sometimes we set goals that we can't meet. Stuff happens. Most of the time, however, it's "stuff" that we have full control over.<p>If you're stuck and looking to change up your strategy to set better goals and be more …

Nintendo's Switch won't have video streaming apps at launch

We've been up close with the Nintendo Switch, tried some of its games and heard the company's pitch for the system. But still, questions remain. Thankfully, the folks at <i>Kotaku</i> have managed to prise some new information out of the house of Mario. Namely that the system does support multiple users -- …

Got only 20 minutes to work out? Use it to add years to your life.

It was a crazy day at work, you’re meeting up with your friends later, and now you have less than half an hour to squeeze in some exercise. At that …

3 Timeless Traits of Highly Successful Leaders

Going all-in and becoming a life-long learner are common leadership traits you can adopt as your own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During my time in stand-up comedy I discovered if I took the right approach, I could learn from others in a way that would help me avoid …

Thought Leadership

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

The Single Best Way To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

What is the <i>single best way</i> to stay motivated and energized every single day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation—and continue to chase their toughest goals—through an entire year?<p>A reader named John recently contacted me with a similar question. He wrote, “I’m currently …

Success

IBM is working on a robot that takes care of elderly people who live alone

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday live inside a robot interface to help senior citizens stay safe.<p>Susann Keohane, senior technologist at IBM Research, says the project addresses a growing need for technology that helps aging populations …

Robotics

How To Deal With Money Stress

Spending time with friends is, in and of itself, a great way to pass the time without spending a lot of money. But if you and your friends are used …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

3 Reasons Why Your New Year's Resolutions Fail—and How to Fix Them

You don’t need a special day to come up with goals, but New Year’s Day is as good a time as any to build better habits. The problem is, by the time …