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Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

We aren’t all motivated by the same things. Here’s how to secure everybody’s buy-in, in this order.<p>Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you’ve got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology …

60,000 Visitors and Counting: How to Double Your Traffic With Infographics

According to WebDAM, the human brain processes visual data <i>60,000 times faster than text</i>. And, there’s more: <i>65% of your audience are visual learners</i>. …

Expert View: How To Implement A Data-Driven Culture | Articles | Big Data

We are now deep into the big data revolution, and the majority of organizations have at least recognized that they need data in order to become …

Big Data

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team | Inc.com

A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming leadership shortage. As more Boomers retire and Millennials continue to increase in numbers as the …

Leadership

4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really serve a …

13 great tools for pitching to clients

Giving the perfect pitch is never easy. You have to know your subject inside-out. You have to grab people’s attention and know the answer to all …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

25+ websites to find datasets for data science projects

Introduction<p>If there is <b>one</b> sentence, which summarizes the essence of learning data science, it is this:<p><i>The best way to learn data science is to apply</i> …

Data Science

How One Florida City Is Reinventing Itself With UX Design

“Like great companies, great cities need to think about user experience.”<p>When we think of urban design, it’s often the physical that comes to mind–the parks, infrastructure, neighborhoods, and buildings that compose a city. But look a little closer, and you’ll see that an intangible force is …

Six Simple Tips For Designing Stunning Infographics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Infographics remain one of the best forms of visual content in the digital world today. They catch the eye and they can publicize a great deal of …

The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong<i>By David Colquhoun</i>Read at Aeon

Cognitive Impairment

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

Infographic: How to get more email opens and clicks

Email etiquette is a hot topic.<p>Everyone has email pet peeves that drive them crazy (replying all, failing to address all parts of the message, etc.), …

Marketing

Why the 4 Ps of Marketing Might Be Outdated

The 4 Ps of marketing have been used for decades. But for modern B2B companies, they may be an outdated model.<p>The 4 Ps of marketing, also known as the producer-oriented model, have been used by marketers around the world for decades. Created by Jerome McCarthy in 1960, the 4 Ps encourages a focus …

The Future of Work is 'Remote.' How You Can Build a Killer Remote Team.

Each year more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.<p>For an early-stage startup, a remote team can be especially beneficial. It …

Project Management

Learn From the Best: Google's Nine Principles of Innovation

Google is widely considered, by both the general public and business experts, to be one of the most innovative companies in the world. So how does Google promote a culture of innovation and ensure that innovative ideas are properly implemented, creating profitable new products that position the …

7 Useful Prototyping Tools for Websites and Mobile Apps

Let’s start by clearing up some common misconceptions. Some designers, and even their clients, have a tendency to use wireframe, mockup, and …

Web Design

A 7-Day Weight-Loss Workout Plan

If you’re looking for a workout plan that can help you lose weight, adding more sweat sessions to your weekly routine is a great place to start. And …

Want to Save 20 Hours of Your Work Week? Start Using These 9 Apps

Get your productivity systems in order, so that you can focus on the work that really inspires you.<p>In today's world of work, there are many distractions, opportunities, and things to do. A startup mentality has invaded all levels of work: an all-hands-on-deck mindset that encourages us to handle …

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

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

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6 Habits for Hyper Success in Business and in Life | Inc.com

While it's great to be successful in achieving your goals, every once in a while, an individual or team will do something even better--they will achieve hyper-success. This is the kind of success that comes only rarely, but that has the potential to change the world. Take for example the iPhone. …

Self-improvement

40 Infographics & Data Visualization Projects for Your Inspiration

Have you ever wondered how often people use apps like Instagram? And of those people, how many actually share their photos on this app? Or have you …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

The First Step Toward Success Is Defining Success For Yourself

The intent of this post is to demonstrate the value of defining success for yourself. I’ll write in a very direct tone. I won’t mince words and I …

5 free apps that can boost your creativity

In itself, no app can make you creative. But sometimes it can help to give you that nudge you need to release your inner creativity.<p>We’ve all …

Jump-start your coding career by learning one of the most widely used programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / VFS Digital DesignFor anyone pursuing a career as a programmer, there are a lot of different options in terms of what coding …

Programming