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40 philosophies from famous marketers throughout history

I believe you can learn something from everyone — as long as you’re listening. We’re always building on the legacy and lessons of those who have come before us.<p>For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of …

Up Close and Personal: How the Science of Marketing and Art of Advertising Come Together

<i>Alistair Beattie, President, Tribal EMEA</i><p>Smartphones change the way you buy products and services.<p>Have you taken a picture of something to check it out later? Have you looked up a product review while standing in the store? Have you sent a picture to a friend to get their opinion? Have you checked a …

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

How I Made It: Elena Grewal leads Airbnb’s data scientists

<b>The gig:</b> Technology companies collect data about the pages people look at, the links they click on, and the things they search for. At Airbnb Inc., it's Elena Grewal's job to figure out what all that data means. Grewal, 31, is the interim lead for data science at the $25.5-billion San Francisco …

Data Science

How To Jumpstart A Lucrative Career In Data Science

Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. The discipline involves using a variety of tools and analytical methods to compile and interpret data, usually to help companies gain insights and make predictions.<p>According to Glassdoor, the …

LinkedIn's HR chief says the best managers exhibit these 7 behaviors

Microsoft may have recently announced that it is acquiring the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but LinkedIn will continue operating independently.<p>Its management culture has been shaped by its founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, its CEO Jeff Weiner, and its head of HR, SVP of …

The Secret Trait All Successful Salespeople Share, According to Science

In the latest installment of Hype Men, you'll learn how to take advantage of people's preconceived notions to get them to buy from you.<p>In 1960, toymaker Harold von Braunhut created a product he felt certain would be his biggest hit to date--a dehydrated strain of brine shrimp that could be …

Self-improvement

A new guide for effective startup planning

Over the last seven years, starting around the time I began hiring people in my company, I have been on a journey to continually improve our system for deciding what to do and then doing it (preferably quickly). This planning system I devised was initially based on a presentation given to Google …

7 Behaviors of Successful People

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why just admire successful people when you could be successful yourself? Success isn’t all about luck. It’s about focus, determination, optimism and hard work. Changing your mindset and behaviors can be tricky at first, but the …

Self-improvement

Three SEO Strategies To Get Your Startup Off The Ground

Over the years, search has evolved. Google has refined its core search algorithms through adjustments, tweaks and even complete overhauls. What ensued as a result of changes that went by names such as Google Panda and Google Penguin were nothing short of confusion and chaos. Much more has been …

SEO

The Three Ways Teachers Use Data—and What Technology Needs to Do Better

Research<p>The Three Ways Teachers Use Data—and What Technology Needs to Do Better<p>sponsored content from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<p>By Karen Johnson …

Education Technology

Primed To Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture

Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller, <i>Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation</i>. …

Point your phone at an equation and Mathpix will solve it

Math isn't everyone's strong suit, especially those who haven't stretched that part of their brain since college. Thanks to the wonders of image recognition technology, we now have Mathpix, an iOS app that lets you point your phone camera at a problem and calculates solutions in seconds.<p>The …

4 ways to tap into your smartest employees

Innovation is top of mind for organizations. When Forrester Research polled CEOs on their top business priorities, 36 percent of those surveyed said sustaining innovation is on their radar. However, few organizations excel at creating a culture of innovation in which employees are truly empowered …

Researchers Isolated the Single Thing Rich Parents Do to Give Their Kids a Massive Edge

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

Pre-kindergarten

Stanford’s iOS 9 Class Has Started on iTunes U – MacStories

Stanford University has published an iOS programming course (CS193P) on iTunes U annually since the very first iPhone SDK was released. Back then, the course was taught by Apple engineers, which was unheard of at the time, and a perhaps a sign of greater openness to come. There are still a lot of …

India's MobiKwik Aims To Hit $1 Billion In Revenue, Says Cofounder Upasana Taku

Upasana Taku has big plans for MobiKwik. The cofounder of the mobile payments company is looking to double its revenue to $1 billion in the coming year. And she wants to bring in one million retailers into the payments fold in the next two to three years. The company already has 30 million users …

Apple offers tips for using its devices in classrooms with new site

Inspiration for Teachers has three sections for using devices and apps before, during, and beyond class. They also feature a number of videos with …

Automatic test-generation technologies to limit excessive testing work in agile software development

<b>1. Technology that reuses test code at the input variable level</b><p>By revising the test code only for input variables that are related to the changed …

Google launches new machine learning platform

Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today’s keynote, Google believes machine learning is “what’s next.” With this new platform, Google will make it …

Machine Learning

The Science Behind Designing a Website for Maximum Leads

Whether you're designing your own website or hiring a developer, it's important to know exactly what you want from your website. For most business owners, that's leads. Converting visitors of your site to potential sales should be the main focus of your website, no matter what. So how do you do …

A physics professor lays out a scientific explanation for why some people are successful and others aren't

This is an interesting question, which, as usual, means it's important, a bit vague, and difficult.<p>The answer surely depends heavily upon precisely what you mean by "intelligent" and "successful."<p>I'll take a somewhat different approach than some of the other replies and tell you about a study of …

A tiny change to Instagram led to a major increase in usage

The software engineers behind Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram are constantly looking to improve the app’s performance. Performance improvements might sound like an exercise in perfection for perfection’s sake, but in fact they can lead to important things — like more usage from end users.<p>…

How to eliminate the adware that’s plaguing your Mac

In addition to various viruses that can harm your Mac, there’s a different kind of annoyance you might have stumbled upon: adware.<p>This might manifest itself as a web page that tells you you’ve been infected, with an accompanying phone number to call or malicious website to visit, or it might even …

How To Use A Book Club To Turn Your Startup Into A Learning Machine

For me and my co-founders, building our first tech company from the ground up has been both an exhilarating and humbling process. Coming from a corporate background, we had limited experience in scaling a business — and there was a lot of learning to do.<p>As the team grew, the challenges multiplied; …

Books

The Internet Of Medicine Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

Brendan O’Brien Contributor<p>Brendan O’Brien is co-founder of cloud billing provider Aria Systems.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization<p>Healthcare reform has eluded Congress for more than two decades. It seems technology, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), …

Digital Health

The future of education

Technology currently being used in the classroom has surpassed that of The Oregon Trail.<p>There’s been much debate whether or not online learning systems give students the same benefits as on-site classes, when the majority of online courses are often subject to no discussion or debate. However, …

Education Technology

7 Scientifically Proven Ways To Increase Your Influence

A Stanford scientist says we're all suffering from 'successaholism' — and it needs to stop

Unfortunately, she says, many workers have it backward, thinking that they need to be successful before they can ever be happy.<p>That logic results in what she calls a fruitless "chase" for one achievement after another, thinking that the next one will finally make them happy.<p>Call it workaholism or …

Paperless classroom app Showbie now optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Apple has transformed the way educators teach and students learn, and it’s thanks in no small part to iOS devices and apps that run on them to make …

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