Alex Attrill

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Your Past Experiences Are Blinding You

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a lot of articles out there telling you how to be the best person you can be: the most productive, the most creative, the best listener, the smartest self-marketer.<p>It’s natural.<p>We all want to be the best we can and will do anything to be that 1 …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

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Flapit Is a Physical Social Metrics Counter for Your Business, Available from Today

Want to show off your cupcake business’ Facebook fan count, Twitter followers or Yelp rating in your store? Flapit can do just that, sitting by your cash register, in your window front or on your wall, for $299.<p>Citing market research that shows a majority of customers are likely to trust brands and …

SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t

SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. …

How to make a fortune without ‘doing’ anything: The Uber, Airbnb story

Uber is much in the news recently, for mostly the wrong reasons. One of its senior executives threatened to investigate journalists who wrote …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

The Most Important Decision You Need To Make When Building A Network

Lane Wood was about to turn 30, and he was in a full-on identity crisis. He had recently left charity: water where he worked directly with the founder, Scott Harrison, and A-list celebrities to bring clean drinking water across the planet.<p>It had been an amazing, life-changing experience; especially …

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

In the week that Uruguay legalises cannabis, the 78-year-old explains why he rejects the 'world's poorest president' label José Mujica plans adoptions to teach children farming<p>If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has …

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The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

The importance of measurement in business

It’s important to measure your business activity because variables will change and if you analyse the results accurately, you should have an …

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4 New Online Money Management Tools Worth A Try

I may have found some new ways to get you out of a personal finance funk.<p>This is the gnawing feeling many of us have that we’re not managing our money well and are paying too much for 401(k)s, mutual funds, brokers and financial planners.<p>But four nascent websites and apps unveiled this week at the …

Seven Simple Steps To Finding A Job Abroad

When I decided to move to Lebanon, I took the millennial approach and Googled every possible piece of advice on the internet about how to find a job abroad. Most of the articles I found gave blanket advice that could be applied to any situation like “Use Social Media to Connect with New People You …

Why You Should Learn To Give Up A Goal Without Guilt

More often than not our reason for letting go of a goal is that we’ve evolved away from it. That’s okay. And in moving past one goal, you might discover another.<p>If you read a lot of self-help books, you know that you can’t get through a page without a discussion of goals. For good reason. Having a …

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Happy Friday! Today, take note of how you're carrying yourself. Why? Because, as a growing body of research is finding, the way you hold your body shapes the way your mood will hold you. In other words, your posture predicts your feelings--and your work: http://f-st.co/U31OBxT

Oh, if only Facebook supported GIFs. But we'll tell you about this super simple app for drawing cartoon GIFs, anyway. http://f-st.co/BIPSgUY Loop is an iPad app by Universal Everything--the animation studio you might know best for arting Coldplay concerts and Samsung installations. It's animation software that's incredibly, intentionally limited. Loop allows you to draw in just three colors (red, black, and blue), duplicate or trace a previous frame, and import a movie as a stencil if you need one. When you're done drawing your frames, hit "play" to preview. And that's about it.

As Comcast stock jumped to record highs in the last week, Brian Roberts returns to the billionaire ranks for the first time since 2001 http://bit.ly/17eYeN9

CapitalOneSparkVoice: The Best Social Media Marketing Tells A Story http://bit.ly/16yJdWt Storytelling is the oldest form of marketing, and social media is the newest twist. Put them together and you have a powerful, cost-effective way of building relationships with customers and selling your product or service.

Dragons' Den returns - with 2 new investors

Dragons’ Den, the show where contestants pitch their business ideas to some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs, returns tonight with two …

We cannot afford to miss out on shale gas

Safe fracking will cut energy bills and create wealth without ruining precious countryside, writes David Cameron<p>Fracking has become a national debate in Britain – and it’s one that I’m determined to win. If we don’t back this technology, we will miss a massive opportunity to help families with …

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7 mistakes to avoid for first-time business owners

How often have we heard that small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy? According to Inuit research, they account for 99.2 per cent of the …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …

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Readers' tips: trips of a lifetime

<b>THIS WEEK’S WINNING REVIEW</b><p><b>GRIPPED TO THE CORE</b><p>I travelled to India with my son two years ago, the impact on me was enormous, the experience life-changing. Our ultimate destination was the ancient holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges. It was the busiest, most chaotic, polluted, …

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Soylent Closes In On Finalizing Its Formula, Reaches $1M In Pre-Orders

Soylent, the seemingly wacky personal experiment of 24-year-old engineer Rob Rhinehart, is maturing into a full-fledged business.<p>Rhinehart and his team, who were running a Y Combinator-backed startup called Level RF last year, did what Paul Graham has called the “pivot of the century.”<p>Fascinated by …

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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