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Faith & Business Forum

Tips for Running A Faith-Based Business

Bring It On-Line: Faith and Business Practices

Remembering Bre-X: Suicide and the gold ‘find of the century’

<i>Since our inaugural Top 1000 issue in 1984, Report on Business magazine has been reporting on the highs and lows in business, from around the world. Some of the juiciest stories, however, were the ones we never reported. Read all 12 articles here.</i><p>With its wood carvings, objets d'art and pool …

5 big bible-based businesses that wear their faith on their sleeves

In a Christmas season full of shopping and gifts, the religious undertone of the holiday is frequently forgotten in the scrum of consumerism.<p>But …

Lessons on Faith and Business: Can You Have The Both?

Growing up as a preacher's kid, I saw all of the behind the scenes of ministry that let me know I never wanted to be a minister.<p>Then I got in real relationship with God and realized that we are all ministers, just not all from the pulpit. Some of us are even fortunate enough to have our ministry …

Skills to Share - Photo Storytelling by Simran Nanwani

This article originally appeared on Grryo.<p><i>Rainy Jitters</i><p>Sometime in March, thanks to my fellow Grryo team members, I had the chance to do a short course on Skillshare by Kevin Russ titled "Photo Storytelling : On the Road with Kevin Russ". From time to time we tend to feel unmotivated in …

Former Director at Facebook Says Storytelling is the Best Marketing

<i>What do you predict will be the biggest change in marketing in the next 3 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jonathan Ehrlich, Partner at Foundation Capital, former Director of</b> …

New ‘Inside Disney Parks’ - Storytelling Brings Disney Springs To Life

Today, we’re back with our next episode of the new “Inside Disney Parks” newscast featuring a special look at what’s happening at Disney Springs at …

Storytelling: The Secret Formula For An Engaging Resume

Imagine if you knew the formula for transfixing the reader of your resume, weaving a spellbinding narrative that was so compelling and relevant that it propelled you ahead of your competition and guaranteed you an interview for the jobs you most desire.<p>That is the power that storytelling can have …

Test Your Narrative Strength

Narratives are systems of beliefs that help you interpret the meaning of things.<p>So if you want people to buy what you’re selling, it's important that …

Writing

The irresistible appeal of roguelike storytelling

A 20-something girl stands in an elevator. There’s an eye patch on her face, a shotgun on her back, and a pistol in her right hand. The door opens, …

Asbury Park

How podcast plot lines can rev up your presentations

What lessons can speakers draw from podcasts?<p>In an article for Transom, HowSound podcast host Rob Rosenthal had a colleague assemble the outline of …

5 Storytelling Archetypes and How to Use Them in Marketing

Storytelling has become a good technique for building strong relationships with customers and a booming community of loyalists over time. Business …

Lights. Camera. Brands! The best in cinematic storytelling at the Brand Film Festival

When a Hollywood film does well, its payout comes in millions of dollars in ticket sales. However, when a brand film does well, its payout can be …

Stop Wasting Your Time Writing and Updating a Resume, And Instead, Do This...

Resumes are where all relevance, originality and impactful verbiage goes to die. They do little to get you hired and are mostly a complete waste of time. What human being on the planet actually enjoys reading them let alone writing them? And even if they did enjoy digging into them, would they …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity

Need to get your creative juices flowing? It starts by overcoming these hurdles.<p>Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If …

Creativity

The Fascinating Thing That Storytelling Does to Your Brain

A well-told tale causes fascinating changes in brain chemistry.<p>Here's a little piece of personal trivia for you -- my husband is a screenwriter. So around our house there's no shortage of talk about storytelling structure, and the bookcase is full of titles on the topic like Joseph Campbell's …

The Brain

The scientists behind 'Inside Out' explain one big thing the movie gets right that most people get wrong

It was "so powerful that it changed the way I understand my own emotions," wrote Business Insider's Ian Phillips.<p>The movie "made me understand the one thing my therapist has been trying to teach me for 15 years," wrote Caroline Moss. Chris Weller called it "a surprisingly accurate look at human …

Elon Musk Creates Ad Astra, an Exclusive, Private School

Elon Musk wants to change the face of education. And he's putting his money where his mind is with Ad Astra.<p>Elon Musk pulled his children out of an …

Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 billion score

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p>November 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker</b> …

Co-creation: The next realization of value-based marketing

“If I am your ideal customer, why should I purchase your product rather than any other product?” – Flint McGlaughlin, Managing Director, MECLABS …

Marketing

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- which one are you craving today? It's pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at these restaurants. It's hard to miss them. As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in …

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Home Decorating

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions Of Lives

These new foldable shoes aren’t just fashionable. They could save millions from the spread of parasitic foot diseases in the developing world.<p>With an equal mixture of carelessness and deliberation, we choose our shoes. A pair of pumps might be picked because of the way they go with a certain dress, …

Developing Countries

Google Science Fair Winner Makes Flashlight Powered by Body Heat

Many of us stash a flashlight for emergencies, only to find that when the time comes to use it, the batteries have run out. The problem of how to achieve efficient, lightweight energy storage plagues everything from flashlights to electric cars. But what if you could bypass it altogether? That’s …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Creativity

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …