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If You Don't Fully Understand the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Read This Simplified Version

Here's the "Sparknotes" version of what actually happened, and why you should care.<p>Over the past week or so, I have seen countless headlines regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Yet, none of them have helped me fully understand what happened. On a basic sense I knew that my, and many other …

Social Media

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Not Becoming a Toxic Workplace Comes Down to Avoiding These 8 Hated Behaviors

Once you identify that you work here, here's what to do next.<p>Any good executive or owner of a company knows that culture is king. It's in your best interest to build an organization where shared values and virtues are held firmly, and where jerks, bullies, and troublemakers don't thrive.<p>Reason …

The Workplace

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Get Rid of These 4 Bad Habits

Ever been tagged as someone who assumes too much? You may not like this article.<p>Think good communication matters at work? You bet. In fact, the world's most successful billionaire entrepreneurs have already declared its importance.<p>Warren Buffett recently told a graduate student earning his MBA at …

Communication Skills

Revolut broke even in December, now has 1.5 million customers

Fintech startup Revolut can’t stop and won’t stop growing. The company has had an amazing month of December with a huge increase in the total volume of transactions and signups. Because of that, Revolut broke even in December for the first time ever.<p>The company told me that it wasn’t just a lucky …

Startups

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises to multiple …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates | Inc.com

• <b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about employee behavior and past performance were asked most frequently inside the interview rooms.</b><p>Amazon …

Employment

7 Awesome Automation Tools For Marketers

Whether you are the marketing department for a business, or are a freelancer or solopreneur wearing many hats, it’s important to keep up with the …

Marketing

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Time Management

Here are the countries and companies that spend the most on R&D

Given a choice of being the disruptor or the disrupted, many would prefer to choose the former.<p>But it's not as easy as just flipping a switch and subsequently reaping the benefits of a forward-looking vision, new product categories, and forthcoming patents. Instead, an organization has to …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Why You Don't Need a Business Plan (And the 1 Thing You Need Instead) | Inc.com

There are a great many entrepreneurs who sit around all day brainstorming the perfect idea.<p>First of all, no great business comes from a long day of sitting at your desk wondering what will work. Great businesses are the product of trying, failing, iterating, and improving over time. The only thing …

Entrepreneurship

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to …

Small Business

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Machine Learning

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has been hiring employees using brain games and artificial intelligence — and it's a huge success

<b>• Candidates play neuroscience-based games to measure inherent traits, then have recorded interviews analyzed by AI.</b><p><b>• The company considers the experiment a big success and will continue it indefinitely.</b><p>For the past year, the Dutch-British consumer-goods giant Unilever has been using artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth as a Small Business

Ninety-two percent of consumers trust referrals from people they know, and 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when learning about it from friends or family.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Humans rely on their network to make decisions about where to go, what …

Small Business

Recruiters Explain What The Worst LinkedIn Profiles Have In Common

Recruiters and hiring managers need to find your profile in the first place. Then they need to like what they see there.<p>Recruiters spend lots of time combing through LinkedIn profiles—possibly more than many would like. After awhile, they can start to blend together, which means that whatever you …

Employment

Amazon and Walmart are in an all-out price war that is terrifying America’s biggest brands

Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.<p>Last month, Walmart gathered some of America’s biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk. For years, Walmart had dominated the retail landscape on the back of its “Everyday Low Price” guarantee. But now, Walmart was …

Profit

Add These 20 Fast-Growing Skills to Your Freelancing Repertoire

Nearly two-thirds of the most sought-after skills are tech related.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, more than 35 percent of the U.S. workforce are freelancers -- and this proportion is growing every year. This means competition is fiercer than ever. In order to be …

Employment

Munich Startup Triples As It Takes Share From IBM, Accenture In $15 Billion Market

Can artificial intelligence do the work of high-powered consultants?<p>A Munich-based startup founded by a math major is doing just that. His fast-growing software startup offers companies like 3M, Cisco, and General Electric better results at a fraction of the cost — and he’s grabbing market share in …

Artificial Intelligence

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …