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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Self-improvement

“Good guy” loan startup LendUp pays $6.3M for overcharging violations

LendUp was supposed to be different than the payday loan sharks that rip off the poor when they need emergency cash. But in its early days, LendUp charged customers illegal fees, miscalculated interest rates, falsely advertised loans nationwide that weren’t available there and misled people that …

Finance

The 10 Best Productivity Tips From Fortune's 40 Under 40

How do you make more time in a day that’s already packed to the brim? We asked the influential young business leaders on this year’s 40 Under 40 to …

Time Management

Why I'm not a big fan of Scrum

Scrum is now the default agile software development methodology. This management framework, which is "simple to understand but difficult to master", …

The cloud wars of 2016

<i>Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and everybody else</i><p>(If you like my writings, you might <b>subscribe to “Fabrica”</b>)<p><b>Short Summary</b>, in case you don’t want to read …

Amazon Web Services

Popular email client Polymail now has an iOS app

Popular desktop email client Polymail has landed on mobile with the introduction of an iOS app.<p>On launch, Polymail was widely heralded as a new way of thinking about email without compromising productivity. It tracks how many have read an email automatically, and includes profiles of each recipient …

5 Easy Steps to Find Your Flow Every Single Day

Learn how to enter a state of flow and unleash peak performance on a consistent basis.<p>Developing the ability to enter a state of flow is life-changing. When you enter into full contact with the present moment and lose track of the world around you, time flies, productivity skyrockets, and you …

Mindfulness

Dit is de toekomstvisie van Google-CEO Sundar Pichai

Elk jaar publiceert de CEO van Google een brief waarin hij de bedrijfsvisie voor de toekomst beschrijft. Voor het eerst doet Sundar Pichai dit, en …

Traditional Goal-Setting Doesn't Work Anymore. Try This Instead

Your success in life is more about the conditions your create around yourself than your internal resolve.<p>Do your goals ever feel impossible?<p>Like, it doesn't matter how hard you work, you don't get much closer?<p>If you're like most people, when you're not getting the results you want, you increase …

Motivation

Dollar Shave Club and The Disruption of Everything

Probably the most important fact when it comes to analyzing Unilever’s purchase of Dollar Shave Club is the $1 billion price: in the world of …

Making 1 million requests with python-aiohttp

In this post I’d like to test limits of python aiohttp and check its performance in terms of requests per minute. Everyone knows that asynchronous …

The 50 most addictive mobile apps

You might be surprised to learn that the most addictive mobile apps aren’t necessarily the same apps that top the store charts.<p>Take a look at the list below (click to enlarge), based on data collected by my business division at SurveyMonkey, SurveyMonkey Intelligence.<p>Facebook is the most addictive …

6 Entrepreneurs Who Failed on 'Shark Tank' (but Went On to Make Millions)

Who's sorry now? They didn't get the 'Shark Tank' deals they wanted, but these startups are killing it anyway.<p>It's hard to land a coveted slot on <i>Shark Tank</i> and harder still to get the deal you have in mind. Common sense might tell you to take any deal the Sharks are nice enough to offer.<p>Then again, …

Entrepreneurship

The world is running low on old single malt Scotch

Bottoms up! Whisky lovers are draining the world's supply of old single malt Scotch.<p>Thirst for the liquor is booming around the world -- from the U.S. to developing countries like China -- pushing prices of older vintages through the roof, attracting savvy investors hoping to cash in and forcing …

Whiskey

Traditional pay-TV loses even more ground to cord cutters

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Traditional pay-TV has suffered another blow in its fight against cord cutters.<p>New data from Leichtman Research shows that the gao between cable TV and broadband …

Televisions

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Time Management

Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack

Real-time chat applications have been around since the earliest days of the Internet. Yet somehow, despite the enormous number of options, the …

Business Strategy

I have a dram: meet the whisky micro-distillers springing up across Scotland

Following the rise of artisan whisky in the US, the first new distilleries for a century are opening in Glasgow and Edinburgh<p>A new wave of Scottish whisky distilleries are hoping to cash in on the surge in interest in artisan, handcrafted whiskies that has conquered cities across America.<p>In a …

Whiskey

Cronofy, The Calendar API Helping Businesses Keep Customer And Staff Diaries In Sync, Scores $1.6M

Cronofy, the U.K. startup that offers a calendar API to help businesses and their customers synchronise calendars, has raised a $1.6 million seed round led by Firestartr alongside Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ.<p>The investment comes post-pivot after the company dropped its rather …

Apps

Why use www? - www. is not deprecated

This page is intended for webmasters who are looking for information about whether or not to use www in their canonical web site URLs.<p>First, a bit of …

Driving Business Outcomes with the Second Wave of Cloud Adoption

Do you remember when cloud services first emerged? Driving operational efficiency was the name of the game – specifically reducing IT costs. Now, as organizations continue to innovate themselves, many are expecting their cloud services to be instrumental in digitization efforts that can improve …

10 apps to download if you want to get rich

"These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success," says Thomas C. Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals."<p>We can't guarantee using these habit-building apps will help you get rich, but they can get you off to a …

Apps

TheFamily Grabs $6.6 Million To Become A Key Startup Accelerator All Over Europe

Back in October 2013, I had dinner with a dozen people in a good-looking Parisian loft. Part of them were working for TheFamily, part of them were entrepreneurs. It was a nice, small dinner talking about startups and the French tech ecosystem.<p>A couple of weeks ago, there were hundreds of …

Startups

How to Create a Profitable Website While Working Full Time | Inc.com

Most businesses build a website in order to sell products or services. But what if you want to build a website in order to someday sell that website for a tidy profit?<p>To my surprise, that's exactly what some savvy entrepreneurs do.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer …

Marketing

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

What's something you've always wanted to accomplish but never have?<p>Maybe it's launching your own company, or maybe it's finally getting in shape.<p>Whatever it is, it probably seems like there are insurmountable obstacles standing between you and your goal, from your demanding family to your busy work …

Design

9 best business books in tech this year, according to Amazon

Last week, Amazon published the best books of 2015 list.<p>The annual feature includes top 20 lists of books in smaller categories from cooking to mystery thrillers, too.<p>We sorted through the business category to find the ones relevant to people in tech. The top 20 books were picked by Amazon editors …

Exponential Finance Conference

The father of 'disruption' theory explains why Netflix is the perfect example — and Uber isn't

The phrase describes a specific way that smaller companies can outcompete and eventually destroy their bigger rivals. And it has become an obsession for entrepreneurs, particularly in Silicon Valley.<p>But the Harvard Business School professor says the way his theories are thrown around in the tech …

Innovation