Joel Skretvedt

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If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

Marketing School | Digital Marketing | Online Marketing: The One Thing That No Marketer Is Going to Tell You | Ep. #573

In episode #573, Eric and Neil explain why you can’t count on standardized techniques to grow your business. Tune in to hear why success is a numbers …

Top Seven Questions that Investors Ask Start-ups & How to Handle Them

Ensure that you spend time explaining your unique selling proposition (USP): product quality, features, positioning and of course the team's core strengths and achievements<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of …

Why LinkedIn Groups Can Be Great for Businesses (and How to Create a Successful One)

LinkedIn Groups do not have a great reputation. Many of them are filled with self-promotion and spam rather than valuable discussions and meaningful …

9-5 Is Out. Try The 1-6 Instead.

When are you most productive? In the morning? Afternoon? Late at night?<p>I was raised to covet the early morning hours. I’ve spent my whole life thinking I was more “accomplished” the earlier I woke up. I got this idea directly from my parents by living in a home where everyone was “up and at ‘em” by …

Time Management

(Trade, wallet & payment) API integration for your Bitcoin exchange Business:

Bitcoin is familiar with all the business people because of it’s biggest market growth. Even bigger companies like <b>Microsoft, PayPal</b> are starting to …

Cryptocurrency

This Chart Shows Who Really Is Buying Bitcoin

Take a few guesses.<p>Chances are, you’ve heard of Bitcoin. But the odds are much smaller that you actually have a stake in it.<p>Nearly 60% of Americans …

Forget Bitcoin. These Startups Will Help Your Company Make Its Own Digital Currency | Inc.com

Creating a new cryptocurrency is remarkably--or perhaps disturbingly--easy these days.<p>Last year, startups raised a total of $3.7 billion by selling their own digital tokens through initial coin offerings, a way to raise money online without giving up equity or dealing with venture capitalists. …

Cryptocurrency

21 Best Online Cryptocurrency Courses, Schools & Degrees

A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency that uses techniques for secure communication. Cryptocurrencies use a peer to peer transaction, leaving out …

10 Easy Excel Timesavers You Might Have Forgotten

Advertisement<p>Working with spreadsheets can be a time-consuming task. Even if you’re very familiar with Excel, it’s important to make sure that your …

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>How the 2018 Draft Will Change the NFL<p>There’s a phrase that needs to be permanently etched into the walls at …

The Ultimate Guide to No-Pain Copywriting (or, Every Copywriting Formula Ever)

Because only rookies write from scratch…We’ve pulled together every single copywriting formula we’ve <i>ever seen</i> to create the ultimate guide – the most …

Marketing

Japan Endorses 11 Different Crypto Exchanges, Turns Into Friendliest Asian Bitcoin Market - Bitcoin News

Emerging Markets<p><b>Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced last Friday that they are endorsing 11 different cryptocurrency exchanges. This</b> …

Understanding blockchain technology, bitcoins and the rise of cryptocurrency

What is blockchain technology?<p>For the past several weeks, you've likely heard some of the following terms if you've paid attention to the world of finance: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. But what do they mean? And why is cryptocurrency suddenly so hot?<p>First, we'll …

Blockchain's 4 Biggest Assumptions

<i>Wendy Xiao Schadeck is a venture investor at Northzone, based in New York City. She has been following the blockchain space closely, focusing on the</i> …

Is Social Media Turning Us Into Competition Junkies Or Are We Actually Having That Much Fun?

The moment I wake up, before I even drink water, I hunt down my phone. And that's when it all starts: the personal messages to reply to, the …

Social Media

Social commerce, entertainment and AI: how China’s internet giants are expanding their empires

Alibaba founder Jack Ma recently predicted a future where his company could become the world's fifth-largest economy by 2036.<p>In Ma’s vision, Alibaba …

China

How Brands Can Leverage AI to Improve the Customer Journey

The other week, I was on Amazon looking for a present for my mother for Mother’s Day. I ended up ordering her a teapot, to make up for breaking her previous one. As soon as I completed the transaction, I decided to click back to the Amazon homepage to see what other deals I might be able to snag. …

No, Your Phone Didn’t Ring. So Why Voice Mail From a Telemarketer?

Frank Kemp was working on his computer when his cellphone let out the sound of Mario — from Super Mario Bros. — collecting a coin. That signaled he had a new voice mail message, yet his phone had never rung.<p>“At first, I thought I was crazy,” said Mr. Kemp, a video editor in Dover, Del. “When I …

Voice Mail

The 30 Most Important Interview Questions to Ask This Summer

While many employees are enjoying spending their PTO on vacation in a remote country or hitting the beach, many Americans are on the job hunt. No …

Employment

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Google Drive now hosts more than 2 trillion files

Google Drive isn't one of them just yet. But in April, it quietly passed another major milestone.<p>2 trillion files are now stored on the file-hosting service.<p>Prabhakar Raghavan, Google's vice-president responsible for G Suite in Google Cloud, told Business Insider the stat at the Google Cloud Next …

Google

Removed a URL from a Disavow File? Here’s How Long it Will Take to See Results

If you remove a URL from a disavow file it could take some time before you see actual results in the search results. I asked John Mueller and Gary …

Spam

Study: Mobile dominated online ad spend for first time in 2016

Dive Brief:<p>The Interactive Advertising Bureau reports total U.S. digital ad spending in 2016 reached a record $72.5 billion in 2016 per a press …

10 Tips for Increasing Your Influence

Most content on our own site and across the industry has a strong focus on influencer marketing from the brands’ perspective: why B2B brands should …

Marketing

50 Video Marketing Stats to Help You Create a Winning Social Media Strategy in 2017

Video is taking over social media.<p>In our end of 2016 social media survey, 83 percent of marketers said they’d like to create more video content if …

Marketing

convert anything to anything

<i></i><p>218 formats supported<p>CloudConvert supports the conversion between more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet …

Software

Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

Dexter, the betaworks-backed company that helps people build integration-based apps, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures, with participation from Social Starts and betaworks.<p>Dexter lets developers build integration-based apps …

How to Use Content Marketing to Drive Sales Through All Five Stages of The Customer Buyer's Journey

Over the last decade, the world of (online) marketing has changed. There used to be a time when you could just advertise at random places, and you …

Marketing

What Counts As a Video View on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat? The Buffer Guide to Video Metrics

In our State of Social Media report, eighty-three percent of marketers said they’d like to create more video content in 2017.<p>And we can certainly see …

Social Media