George Thomas

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13 Tested Best Practices Of Customer Satisfaction Surveys (CSAT); I Bet You Get 5 Of These Wrong

There are many places you can go wrong in constructing and delivering a customer satisfaction survey that can keep you from getting an accurate picture of your customer experience. And most companies <i>do</i> go wrong in their survey design and delivery–often in multiple ways. (Alarming but true: If you …

Customer Experience

10 George Lucas Quotes to Help You Follow Your Dreams and Pursue Your Passion

For inspiration, here's some advice from the famous Star Wars creator.<p>There’s much to learn from one of today’s most highly acclaimed film directors, George Lucas. While both an entrepreneur and a film director, Lucas has contributed some of the world’s greatest, most successful movies ever like</i> …

Motivation

What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs About Distorting the Truth to Advance Your Vision

The "reality distortion field" is how great leaders inspire.<p>5 min read<p>As an entrepreneur, you have one essential job -- to manifest the impossible. To bring to life that which others have said is not possible. This is what Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Henry Ford and many other greats have done.<p>To get …

Leadership

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Here are all the robots we saw at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots are coming. Are they overlords or friendly companions designed to help us perform the mundane tasks of our respective days? Perhaps it’s both. Whatever the purpose, they’re no longer part of some vague future we can’t quite fathom. They’re here now, and we got to meet a few of them at TC …

Robotics

Android Things Gets Official 1.0 Release. Wait, What the Heck Is Android Things?

Android Things was first shown off back at Google I/O 2016, and now, two years later, Google’s nebulous internet of things platform is finally …

Android News

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>5 min read<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your business. You became an entrepreneur because you’re committed …

Self-improvement

$820 million for maker of a Stormtrooper robot? Here's why it was a smart move

The Chinese robotics upstart is now valued at $5 billion and has no clear road to profitability... and that's just fine.<p>Chinese robotics company …

Robotics

Meet Misty: Your personal assistant robot

Living like the Jetsons could soon become a reality to Americans.<p>A Boulder, Colorado, startup, Misty Robotics, announced Wednesday that it's releasing a second version of its personalized home robots in an attempt to one day have a robot in every home.<p>The new device, Misty II, will be the first …

Robotics

One 30-page document contains everything you need to know about AI

Congress, for the love of god, please learn about technology.<p>Congress’ complete lack of understanding when it comes things like the internet, …

Artificial Intelligence

Follow the 6 Dots on This Road Map to Become a Successful Mentor

Set audacious goals, and don't start the mentor relationship until you commit to these six steps.<p>I recently Googled the word "mentoring," and immediately noticed three things. One, it remains a trendy topic. Two, most everyone who writes about mentoring provides a definition of what mentoring is. …

The Winning Strategy Top Companies Use to Thrive (Hint: It's So Simple It Fits on a Single Page)

Today's unpredictable environment wants to rock your world. Here's how to turn the tables and thrive.<p>It's undeniable. Dramatic, persistent change is sweeping virtually every sector, challenging leadership as never before.<p>As one noteworthy point of proof came in a 2017 PwC survey of 1,370 leaders …

Management

Learn how to build a WordPress site that actually attracts visitors

If you’re building your own website, or even just planning to, odds are you’ve considered WordPress as a foundation. After all, 29% of all sites are …

The Digital Marketing Handbook

Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781599186214<p>$21.99<p>Additional Links:<p>What’s Your Website’s ROI?<p>Written to help marketers—from the Fortune 1000 to small business owners and solopreneurs—turn their websites from cost centers to profit centers, <i>The Digital Marketing Handbook</i> by legendary copywriting pioneer and …

4 Rules You Need to Know When Building a Team

When starting a business, people need to be a priority. Here's a primer to get you up to speed, fast.<p>Everything about building a new business comes down to people, in one way or another. If you don't get the right people and, more importantly, get the people right, the foundation and the future of …

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

Debate has long surrounded the topic of whether managers differ from leaders and vice versa, and if so, how. Some companies try to train employees to …

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

On March 17, 2018, <i>The New York Times</i>, alongside <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The Observer</i>, reported that Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that worked on …

I spent 5 years studying millionaires — these are the 4 steps to achieving financial success

In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 millionaires, with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>One of the many revelations of the study was that the life you have is a reflection of the foundation you've built during your adult years.<p>If you work hard and …

Retirement

4 Signs That Instantly Identify Someone With Unconventional Leadership Skills

Steve Jobs and Richard Branson both displayed leadership traits that broke the laws of conventional wisdom<p>To model unconventional leadership that will naturally attract followers, a good understanding of the human experience in the workplace may be a prerequisite.<p>Once you master that understanding …

This Simple Technique Will Make You a Much Better Negotiator

Always leave money on the table.<p><i>What are the basics of the art of negotiation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Auren Hoffman, SafeGraph CEO, on Quora:</b><p><b>Always leave money on the …

Review: Xiaomi's Mi Robot Builder is 978 pieces of educational fun

Chinese gadget titan Xiaomi recently released its Mi Robot Builder toy set to the US market on Amazon. If you or your kids are the kind of techie that can’t help but take things apart to see how they work: I’ve found the toy for you.<p>Mi Robot Builder is a brick-building toy like Legos or K’NEX, but …

4 behaviors that transform ordinary people into CEOs, according to a study of 2,600 leaders

If you think all CEOs are Ivy League educated individuals who set their eyes on the C-suite at a young age, you're mistaken. According to Elena …

Leadership

The 10 Things You Must Do From Day One So Your Startup Thrives

Get the basics right and you'll be in good shape for the long run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or need to reignite that fire, you’re probably searching for the right advice. You need advice that you are likely …

Don't Be Complacent: 13 Proven Ways to Improve Your Business

The best time to tweak your business for the better is when everything is already going well.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t matter if you're a one-person operation or 1,000-employee company. Ongoing improvement is necessary if you want to survive. After all, …

If You Want Customers to Be Passionate About Your Brand, Follow These 10 Commandments

You must connect with customers on an emotional level to become a 'passion brand.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every brand desires to be loved by consumers, because they know that brand love translates to growth and increased revenue. But excitement and enthusiasm …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

8 Traits Successful People Have In Common

Not all traits are created equal, double down on these to reach your potential.<p>Many qualities contribute to success, but some traits are …

Xiaomi is beating Samsung at its own game

At the end of last year, Xiaomi did what no other manufacturer has managed to do in India over the last six years: overtake Samsung to become the …

Mobile

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Business Strategy