Lucas Meader

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New Company Claims It's Impossible For Most Men To Find Shirts That Fit

Stantt co-founder Kirk Keel told Business Insider that his research showed that small, medium, large, and extra-large size shirts only fit about 15% of men correctly.<p>The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company offers more than 50 shirt sizes for men's polos and button-ups based on waist, arm length, and …

How to find a cheap hotel room

Don't rely on one travel site – such as Trivago, Kayak or travelsupermarket.com – for a hotel room. Check all three<p>Want a hotel room but can't be bothered to search the multiple reservation sites? The new breed of comparison sites, such as Trivago, Kayak and Travelsupermarket.com, promise to do the …

Historic Fort On The English Channel Converted Into A Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Spitbank Fort Sea Hotel is one of the three forts which were built off the Victorian Coast of Southampton and Portsmouth in the 1700s. They were …

Luxury Lifestyle

The utility of bad art

THE father of consumer choice theory, Alfred Marshall, believed that the more of something you have the less of it you want: a phenomenon economists …

Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.<p>Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.<p><i>–Former U.S. General and President</i> …

The 20 Best Latin Phrases For Business Leaders

Bringing out a good Latin phrase in a discussion is like brining a <i>gun</i> to a <i>knife</i> fight. It gets people’s attention. But if you are quoting Lucretius at the start of every meeting “<i>nil igitur mors est ad nos”</i> (<i>Death, therefore, is nothing to us</i>) you will sound like an absolute tool. Even if you are …

Keyword Research: A Comprehensive Guide

<b>Keyword research</b> is a fundamental part of online marketing of all kinds, and is especially relevant for freelance writers, online publishers, and …

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best--the company's founder John Lasseter--and applied what they gleaned to the years-long process of making Monsters University: http://trib.al/CfplfFj

Eat the Big Ugly Frog First

The Evolution of Permission Marketing: What You Need to Succeed in 2013 - Copyblogger

Are you familiar with the phrase <i>Permission Marketing</i>?<p>If you’re trying to sell anything online (including your ideas), you should be.<p>In 1999, a …

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FORTUNE–Automated trading has always been the preserve of the Wall Street elite. Banks and hedge funds used supercomputers armed with powerful algorithms programmed by PhD brainiacs to trade hundreds of stocks and currencies, making boatloads of money in a matter of seconds. Now, the same …

6-step plan for attracting top talent

Talent is a business’s most valuable asset – but how do you win it? Last month I wrote about how to beat large brands in attracting top talent. Today …

Employment

Welcome to the post-normal age of work

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>It’s a now-prevalent notion that companies can advance by simply adding a social layer on top of existing business processes, …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

Cold Calling Can Be Fun | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, cold calling needn't be a chore. In fact, cold calling can actually be fun, if you go about it the right way. The key to success (as with everything else in the business world) is your <i>attitude.</i><p>Here's an eight step process that hones your attitude, while making your calls …

Self-help

A Complete Guide to Star Trailing

Ever see those pictures where the stars streak across the sky in a big arc? Or maybe the whole sky looked like it was spinning? What you saw was star …

7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work | Inc.com

Before he started to dole out social-media advice for entrepreneurs like you at <i>Inc.</i>'s recent GrowCo conference in New Orleans, Dave Kerpen, chairman of Likeable Media and now founder of offshoot Likeable Local, had a few things he wanted to get out of the way.<p>First, he said, social media is not …

Use the Power of Storytelling to Grow Your Small Business

<i>Cogito ergo sum</i>. French philosopher Rene Descartes proposed this idea in 1637, which translates to “I think, therefore I am.” Certainly the power of abstract thought is what separates humans from other animals.<p>Anthropologists now believe <i>Homo sapiens</i> succeeded, unlike other members of the genus <i>Homo</i>, …

Wordpress Under Attack: How To Avoid The Coming Botnet

WordPress is easy. That’s why people like it. It’s quick to set up a simple site. It’s easy to manage large amounts of content. It’s easy to add functionality without having to know how to code php because there is such a large developer community that makes tons of free plugins.<p>It’s also pretty …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

10 Secret Features Hidden Inside Mac Software

Let's take a look at some of the hidden abilities and Easter eggs in some popular Mac applications (that you probably already own).

An Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge. - Copyblogger

Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation?<p>Want to convert those leads to customers and …

5 Ways To Improve Your Customer Service

The pace of technology is ever-quickening. Feel like your business is struggling to keep up? We do– It’s no secret that the online marketplace and popularity of e-readers have forever changed our business of bookselling. Whenever we feel the push of technology, along with getting the push we need …

The 3 Pillars Of The Innovation Economy

Key leadership concepts for creating sustainable innovation include emotional intelligence, cross-collaborative culture, and repeatable processes. Here’s how to foster them in your company.<p>In his 1942 book, <i>Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy</i>, economist Joseph Schumpeter introduced the notion of an …

Small Business Blog, Big Business Results

Businesses of all sizes often struggle to find high impact, low cost methods of attracting and engaging customers.<p>While some say social media and SEO …

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How Starbucks, Walmart And IBM Launch Brands Internally And What You Can Learn From Them

Last year, for well over 100 brands, it was time for a new brand positioning and marketing message. In fact, rebranding or repositioning is happening with increasing frequency, as changes in the media landscape and message-weary audiences are making it harder for the same message to break …

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …

Finding Solitude Adventures

7 Trip Ideas For Those Seeking Solitude on a Grand Scale<p>Let the masses line up for Old Faithful and Half Dome. These bold adventures take you to big places with the breathing room to match.<p>Ride the Rim: Canyonlands National Park, Utah<p>The White Rim Trail is a 100-mile mountain-bike route with clear …

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