Ron Chow

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Follow These 3 Rules For Making Decisions and Your Business Will Never Stop Growing

Paralysis by analysis stops so many entrepreneurs from becoming successful.<p>Over the years, I have encountered a lot of managers, directors, vice presidents, and (even) C-level executives who have a hard time "pulling the trigger" on a decision<p>This is how a "culture of indecision" spreads like …

Leadership

Chinese Counterfeiter Busted for Selling $1.1M of Fake iPhones and iPads

A Chinese counterfeiter who participated in a scheme to traffic and smuggle counterfeit products mimicking Apple's iPhones and iPads today pled guilty to trafficking and conspiracy charges, according to a press release shared on the website of the U.S. Department of Justice.<p>Jianhua "Jeff" Li, …

U.S. Department of Justice

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

eCommerce

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or …

Operating Systems

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

Employment

What the Nutella Riots Can Teach Your Startup About Pricing

Discounts can definitely drive sales (and sometimes cause panics) but they're usually unwise in the long-run.<p>A chain of French supermarkets recently dropped the price of Nutella from 4.50 ($5.59) to 1.40 ($1.74), a discount of almost 70%. Nutella--a chocolate flavored spread--is wildly popular in …

Nutella

DJI’s newest 4K folding drone costs $799

The Mavic Air combines the best features of the Spark and the Mavic Pro<p>DJI is ready to tighten its grip on the drone market with the new Mavic Air. Announced today at an event in New York City, the $799 Mavic Air slots right in between the company’s cheapest drone (the $399 Spark) and its most …

Drones

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It)

People want to protect the freedom they feel entitled to, and it creates a recipe for customer service disaster.<p>Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- …

Self-help

These are all the Android One phones available today

Here's what you need to know about the current wave of Android One phones.<p>The first iteration of the Android One program turned out to be a failure …

This probably isn’t our first look at Motorola’s 2018 smartphone lineup

Motorola had a bittersweet 2017. The Moto Z2 Force fell below expectations compared to the flagship competition, but the company’s mid-range smartphones offered solid specs and great design at affordable price points.<p>All eyes are on the Lenovo-owned company to bring the wow factor in 2018, and …

Google is making page speed a factor in mobile search rankings

Google’s ever-evolving page rank algorithm is notoriously tricky, to say the least. The search giant takes into account a number of factors when …

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

Fuse Chicken Vs. Amazon Is The David Vs. Goliath Lawsuit To Watch In 2018

Jon Fawcett, the founder and CEO of Fuse Chicken, an Ohio-based Kickstarter-funded startup that makes innovative phone charging accessories, received a big surprise when he had one of his products sent to the New York Times to be reviewed. What should have been a pinnacle moment for his company …

eCommerce

6 Sure Ways to Tell if You Work for a Toxic Company

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

This Secret Strategy Keeps the Instant Pot at the Top of Amazon, Despite Almost No Marketing

Share the wealth, let your customers talk to each other--but start with a product you're sure they'll love.<p>You might already know about Instant Pot--a crazy success story from a small Canadian company, which is perennially one of the most popular products on Amazon.<p>Muscling it to the top of the …

​LG CEO at CES: We will change G or V smartphone brand if needed

LG Electronics is reassessing everything in its smartphone business from brands to launch dates, the company has said.<p>LG Electronics could change the …

Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans

In 2018, AI-enabled bots will provide a better customer experience than human-to-human chat exchange, following the explosion of messaging services …

The world's biggest YouTube stars are seeing a massive slowdown

The internet is a fickle mistress.<p>Popular YouTube stars like PewDiePie and Zoella are seeing a huge slowdown in their online subscriber growth, signalling that even the top earners will need to look beyond video to maintain their popularity and income.<p>Business Insider analysed statistics from …

Internet

Apple's Battery Controversy Response Is Brilliant

Apple has responded to the CPU throttling controversy by offering consumers a $29 battery replacement offer.<p>Next iOS will include a lot more …

The Best Way to Deal with an Employee Resignation

These 3 action steps will create a graceful exit--and better morale for the coworkers who remain<p>It's a sad day when a valued employee hands in her resignation. And even if the departing employee was not a star performer, a resignation brings unwelcome disruption. How will the employee's work get …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

The Galaxy S9’s ‘boring’ design will let it keep the headphone jack

The Galaxy S9 will be nearly identical to its predecessor except for the rear shell, as Samsung seems to be interested in copying Apple’s longtime …

Scientists Accidentally Invent Glass You Can Fix in a Literal Pinch

Imagine dropping a new glass-front or -back phone you just spent precious money on, and watching helplessly as it shatters. Welcome to your …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

Pivoting to video is the biggest trend in media — but it may not prove as lucrative as publishers hope

In 2015, BuzzFeed tasked five employees with a single objective: Craft the perfect viral Facebook video.<p>To ensure maximum share-ability, such a video had to be short — no more than 40 seconds long — and enjoyable either with or without sound as users scrolled their feeds. The team found its …

Advertising

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive

The infamous "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli is in jail, but the egregious drug-price-gouging scheme that shocked America and made him a household name last year is still doing just fine.<p>Now, you'll recall Shkreli is not in jail for price gouging, but defrauding investors.<p>But we know who he is because …

Pharma

Research Shows The Best Way To Motivate Others

A few years ago I decided to take my wife and teenage children on a European tour. I was of the opinion that I would not like the experience, but agreed to go because of pressure from my spouse and children. Typically my family prefers to go at their own pace and this tour was anything but …

Employee Engagement

How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Handle Ungrateful Employees

It's not an ideal situation, but fortunately, knowing how to address these issues is key to creating a positive workplace.<p>Running a company is no easy feat, but managing a group of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs is a completely different beast of its own.<p>There may be …

How to make thousands in travel credit — and even get an upgrade — from getting bumped off a flight

Sometimes, like over the Christmas holidays, your flight taking off and landing on time can be the determining factor in whether you make it to important events.<p>However, when you're about to embark on a holiday or are on your return journey with little to look forward to, you might have a more …

Steve Jobs Convinced Mark Zuckerberg To Focus On Community By Understanding This 1 Thing

Stop trying to get everyone to be your customer. By instead focusing on the way people are convinced to buy, you'll increase your conversion rate.<p>One of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur is getting sales. Often, we focus so hard on creating the best products that we don't have any effort …