Alex Barreto

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Climb the Google rankings: How to master SEO

There's no point having a beautifully designed website if no one can find it. That's where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) comes in. SEO is both an …

Engines

Elon Musk's 'Productivity' Email to Tesla Employees Is Required Reading for Every Entrepreneur

Musk sets very ambitious goals, but the problems plaguing Tesla are familiar to anyone trying to get a company running right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In many ways, Elon Musk is reshaping what it means to be an entrepreneur. For years, his unorthodox management …

Tesla

Why You Should Never Order Flowers Online Without Going Through a Portal

When an occasion calls for flowers, you generally have two choices: order from a local florist or order online. Assuming you make your purchase with …

Flying

Meet the Marketing Owner, Agile Marketing’s Make or Break Role

There are pretty much an unlimited number of factors that can impact the success or failure of an Agile marketing rollout. Organizational culture, …

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

<i>By James Currier, Managing Partner (@JamesCurrier)</i><p>As investors and advisors in over 60 early-marketplace startups, we've paid close attention to what …

Term Sheet: Here Is Everything Entrepreneurs Must Know When Fundraising

As described in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, term sheets can be really scary for new start-up founders. More than anything, it’s the fear of the unknown, or of making a mistake that founders may regret later, as the business grows. Term sheets are important, and can be complex, but they …

Venture Capital

Busy Parents: Stop Feeling Guilty for Not Spending More Time With Your Kids

Quality time with your children is easier than you think.<p>Are you an entrepreneur or a busy executive or professional? Do you have grade school-aged children? Chances are you feel guilty for not spending more time with them. But there's good news: It takes less time together than you may think to …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

This clever key-swapping system definitely feels like the future

MSTR’s Linx ensures that interchanging keys between keychains will never be a headache again. Linx’s rather creative key-swapping approach isn’t …

How To Give Your Business a Complete LinkedIn Makeover in 6 Easy Steps

LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most active professional networking platform, with over 13 million companies vying for the attention of more than …

How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring Apps

How To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring AppsHow To Design Emotional Interfaces For Boring AppsAlice Кotlyarenko 2018-04-10T13:20:05+02:00 …

Apps

3 Easy Steps to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Stronger Leader

Notice how you're being. Then make a choice.<p>By now you have probably heard about the importance of emotional intelligence. You may know that people with average intelligence quotient (IQs) outperform people with high IQs roughly 70 percent of the time, and that emotional intelligence explains the …

Customer Experience Vs. Customer Service Vs. Customer Care

Customer experience is one of the hottest buzzwords in business these days. Companies are pouring more resources than ever before into building a strong customer experience, and many expect to soon compete on experience more than price or quality. Today increasingly we’re seeing research that …

Customer Experience

14 International Accelerators Speak Out on the Top 4 Components for Startup Success

Accelerators have a vested interest in startups succeeding and a front-row seat for observing why they do and don't.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If anyone could unravel the mystery of why some startups succeed and others fail, it would be the business accelerators. …

Startups

An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals

You and I both are constantly trying to keep up with social media platforms competing for our attention.I’m also guilty of spending hours a day on my …

The Customer Job To Be Done Canvas - Prototype

At an increasing rate (according to IBM C-Suite studies) companies are seeing that they need to figure out ways to put the customer at the center of their attention and decisions. But do businesses have the data or insight to put them there?<p>In the MIT Sloan Management Review article Finding The …

CES 2018: Elgato Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock

Elgato is adding to its Thunderbolt 3 dock lineup with a new Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, which comes equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3 and Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 40Gb/s throughput for full performance for every port.<p>A built-in Thunderbolt 3 cable powers the Mini Dock, and when not in …

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

18 designers predict UI/UX trends for 2018

Designers are always looking toward the future — in our “build and ship it now” industry we’re programmed to iterate ad finitum. In the end, a …

India’s supreme court is treating an adult woman like she has no mind of her own

“Do you have a dream for the future?” justice DY Chandrachud asked 25-year-old Hadiya in the supreme court on Monday.<p>“Freedom, release!” she replied.<p>But freedom is not hers yet. The court has ordered that Hadiya—who converted to Islam in 2015 against the wishes of her parents, and then went on to …

Judiciary

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

More Companies Will Replace CMOs With Chief Growth Officers in 2018, Forrester Predicts

Consumer obsession has become the holy grail of commerce—shoppers have more options than ever, and they crave meaningful connections with brands …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Self-improvement

After I Called 911, I Decided to Share This With You

While I was in the ambulance, I realized it was time to share my last and best marketing secret.<p>As regular readers of this column already know, I recently had a heart attack, open heart surgery, and then another heart attack, all in the space of about two weeks. The scariest part of the experience …

Selling

Your product is a piece of sh*t: The art of seeking (and embracing) customer feedback

Years ago, I got an especially mean Tweet. It said something not quite as nice as “<i>@Hootsuite your UI is a piece sh*t and it screws with my personal</i> …

The Most Luxurious Desert Hotel in the World: Qasr Al Sarab

<b>Located on the edge of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab delivers absolute luxury in a bucket-list location.</b> …

8 Places in Europe Where You Can Sleep in a Bubble

Want to sleep in a bubble? If so, I’ve selected 8 places where you can do just that while surrounded by pristine countryside, enchanted forests, or …

A Refresher on A/B Testing

It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is …

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography