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Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape not only your current design team, but the up-and-coming design leaders of the world.<p>The word “innovation” has gotten …

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory state. It warns us that we are …

Creativity

21 Android secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Android News

Kid-Friendly Meditation Videos Help Little Ones Settle Down Before Bed

My kids are balls of pure energy who are offended by the very thought of bedtime. But meditation videos like this one actually keep their interest …

Goodbye Google Keyword Planner, Hello Keyword Research Using PPC

Did you sigh when you heard Google is revoking free full access to its Keyword Planner? Your first reaction was probably like mine: Google is …

The Top 30 Conferences for Entrepreneurs in 2017 | Inc.com

Are you looking for a big New Year's resolution that will help you elevate to the next level of your career? You should consider making a strong effort to attend more conferences in 2017.<p>Attending conferences added so much value to my life in 2016. I formed friendships with incredible …

Entrepreneurship

E-Ink and Quirk Logic look to replace whiteboards with 42-inch Quilla displays

What would you do if you had an e-reader the size of a TV? Probably not read books. E-Ink and Quirk Logic think you’d write on it, and that’s what they hope you’ll do with the Quilla, a 42-inch display that works as both signage and a digital whiteboard.<p>I’m a sucker for e-paper stuff in general, …

Marketing ROI: How to Get Actionable Insights From Google Analytics

Faster than marketing teams can keep up, today's marketing content is often shared across social channels, in email campaigns, and on third-party …

Marketing

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

5 insights from a classic leadership book by an executive coach who's helped over 150 CEOs

Author Marshall Goldsmith, a top executive coach who's worked with more than 150 CEOs and been named multiple times to the Thinkers50 list of influential management thinkers, published the bestselling book with Mark Reiter in 2007.<p>His goal was to help managers at all levels pinpoint exactly which …

Best Online Typography Tools for Designers and Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>The following comprehensive list of online typography tools will help you to establish a beautiful …

The 11 Tools You Need to Run Your Business From Anywhere | Inc.com

Remote working is a trend that's here to stay. In fact, the latest report from Global Workplace Analytics indicates a 103% growth in employees working from home since 2005. It's a trend that positively and significantly impacts a company's bottom line. The same study found that if people with …

Small Business

Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies, 2016 Adds Blockchain & Machine Learning For First Time

• Gartner added 16 new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year, including blockchain, machine learning, general purpose machine intelligence, smart workspace for the first time.<br>• Smart machine technologies will be the most disruptive class of innovations over the next 10 years due to their …

Machine Learning

Anyone Can See Your ENTIRE Google Search History. Protect Yourself.

Oh yes, every single search that you’ve ever made on Google and every page you’ve ever visited is stored in Google’s servers. Did you think that …

Google Search

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur, bootstrapping a business, then you understand the importance of every dollar.<p>While executing your core competency is a crucial factor to your business’ success, another important step is effectively marketing …

KPI Dashboard Tools and Free Templates

Welcome to Excel Dashboard School! <b>Check our blog!</b> <b></b>Thanks for your interest in our <b>free excel dashboard templates</b>. Join our <b>gauge chart tutorial</b>! Turn …

Analytics

The New Easy Way to Print Topographic Maps for Free

National Geographic's new site puts every USGS quadrangle map at your fingertips.<p>Now you've got one less excuse not to venture into the wilderness. <i>National Geographic</i> just launched a website that lets you find and print a PDF of any U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quad map across the entire country. …

104 of the Best Free Data Sources for Your Next Infographic

The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s the key to telling a good story and—when properly visualized—makes that …

How to make a web crawler in Python (under 50 lines of code)?

Interested to learn how Google, Bing, or Yahoo work? Wondering what it takes to crawl the web, and what a simple web crawler looks like? In under 50 …

Python Programming

These New Google AI Tools May Help Newbies Build Smarter Software

Google is debuting two new tools that businesses can use to bring natural language capabilities to computer systems.<p>The tools help with machine …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Costa Rica

Business Valuation (Infographic)

By <b>Tim Vipond</b>, Corporate Finance Institute<p>Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and working on business valuations across a broad …

A First Look at Google Data Studio

<b>« Previous Article</b><p><b>Next Article »</b><p>A First Look at Google Data Studio<br>2016 July 2<br>{Note: for another example of a website stats dashboard made with Google …

Machine Learning

5 Ways Customer Journey Mapping Can Transform Your Business Right Now

Customer journey mapping is a technique that is growing in popularity, not only with customer experience (CX) professionals, but also within …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Self-improvement

Successful Sales: How to Build Relationships and Still Close the Deal | Inc.com

Successful sales requires two seemingly conflicting goals: in the short term you really need to make the sale... yet you also hope to build a long-term relationship.<p>So how can you do both?<p>The following is from Chris Spurvey, the author of <i>It's Time to Sell: Cultivating the Sales Mind-Set.</i> Chris …

Communication Skills

Verizon and Samsung built a LTE network extender for your house

Verizon Wireless has partnered with Samsung's Network Division to create a LTE network extender for homes and small businesses. If you've ever had cell signal issues in your home or office you know it can be a pain, and Verizon says this small box which features Samsung's small cell technology …

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

How 'Shark Tank' Has Made Robert Herjavec a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Robert Herjavec, who co-founded the Canadian cybersecurity company Herjavec Group in 2003, joined the first season of <i>Shark Tank</i>, in 2009, after starring on the Canadian version, <i>Dragons' Den</i>. Today, after eight seasons, Herjavec is known as "the nice judge," a description he uses to his advantage. …

Entrepreneurship

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …