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Why You Should Blog to Get Your Next Job

Think of the word “blog” and what comes to mind? Mommy bloggers? People posting funny cat videos? Well, no more. Today’s savvy job seekers are …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

How to Become a Social Media Marketing Expert - Infographic

Many words and phrases are trotted out by self titled social media marketing experts that are tossed around so much they lose their meaning and …

Is Marissa Mayer About to Buy Tumblr for $1 Billion?

In a deal that would vault Yahoo into the premiere league of social media, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is said to be closing in on a $1 billion …

9 mistakes to avoid when looking for a job

There are thousands of people looking for a job on a daily basis. They search through hundreds of offerings trying to close a job interview but for …

How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew Into A Cult Brand

See how Jenna Lyons has taken J.Crew from ugly duckling to fashion arbiter.<p>Jenna Lyons is in her corner office sucking on an iced coffee as if it were manna. The room looks like a cross between a boudoir and an artist’s loft, with a peach fur draped over a white leather eames chair. The industrial …

How To Tap The Hidden Job Market

3. <b>Build your social network</b>. Find relevant people at your favorite companies to connect with you on LinkedIn. Join the same industry groups and network there, or ask friends to introduce you. Once you're connected, show them your value by referring them to interesting articles and writing blog …

Quiz: How iPhone Savvy Are You?

You probably think you know your iPhone pretty darn well at this point, but we’re here to bring you two just a little bit closer. There are all kinds of tricky ways you can get more use out of your phone, and we’re betting you might not know them all. Take a look at the list below and let us know …

Is Kylie Jenner’s Latest Merch Collection Ripping Off An Indie Designer?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Style<p>More Fenty fashion<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's …

What 8 Tech Billionaires Were Doing In Their 20s

Probably attending a college or university, enjoying your youth, and having new experiences away from home.<p>Many of technology's most notable billionaires were doing no such thing.<p>Michael Dell for instance was already investing in stocks and precious metals before he graduated high school.<p>During …

16-Year-Old Media Mogul Tavi Gevinson Is Expanding Her Empire

Tavi Gevinson has been called everything from the future of fashion to the future of journalism (by Lady Gaga, no less). Pretty heady titles for …

Convertible napping desk

During the work day, I usually find myself at the end of my energy reserve somewhere in the afternoon. And I always run into the problem of not …

Just Who Uses Social Media? A Demographic Breakdown

You think you know social? How about who uses it? Well, you might not know it as well as you would have guessed.<p>A new study from the Pew Research …

Hedge funds are lapping up candidates with near-zero experience

Ten years ago, hedge funds were relatively unknown entities. Often they were made up of Wall Street vets who had tired of the corporate culture at big investment banks and saw opportunities to make more money by going out on their own. They prized the freedom and flexibility of a financial start-up …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …

How to Fix the Start Up Hiring Dilemma

Hiring employees, especially for a startup, is the most difficult task a founder faces. It is filled with risk, reward, and the costs of high turnover that comes with failure. Most founders do not have the capital to make a mistake. This is why they spend countless hours sitting across the table …

One Year Later, Nearly Half Of Instagram’s 100 Million Users Are On Android

Instagram has been around for what feels like forever, but it seems like just yesterday that the app migrated over to Android after being a long-time iOS exclusive. Today marks one year of Instagram’s presence on Android, and to celebrate the company shared on its blog that in just that short time …

How to use content marketing and Twitter Cards to boost your app downloads

<b>Twitter's efforts to bring more eyeballs, and thus ad revenue, back to its web experience and branded apps have given content marketers reason to</b> …

Dolce & Gabbana Fined Millions For Tax Evasion

<i>I’m a man, I’m not just a fashion designer</i>. – Stefano Gabbana<p>Now, Gabbana can add “tax evader” to his resume.<p>Both Stefano Gabbana and his partner, Domenico Dolce, together known as the fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana, were fined in connection with charges of tax evasion this week by a Milan tax court. …

Moleskine comes in handy again, pulling off Italy’s first IPO in a year

Moleskine, maker of the iconic notebooks bound in coated cardboard, started trading on the Milan stock exchange today, Italy’s first IPO since cashmere specialist Brunello Cucinelli debuted in April 2012. Investors have yawned at the Moleskine offering so far, barely pushing the stock above its …

Use 5 or More Social Networks? You're a Better Employee

Hey, bosses who block employees from using social media at work: You're doing it wrong.<p>That's one conclusion that can be drawn from new data on the …

5 Stupid Reasons You’re Underpaid–And How To Fix Them

You’re not being out-earned because you’re out-skilled. People often have blind spots about getting paid–so pull back the veil and start earning what you’re worth.<p>While Teddy Roosevelt may have been onto something when he said that “comparison is the thief of joy,” the 26th president probably …

Has The Recession Made Millennials Into Tightwads?

Some economists say 20-somethings are growing up to be as frugal as the Greatest Generation.<p>The other day, a friend of mine pointed out that I should have opened up a Roth IRA years ago–“I’ve had one since I was 16,” he shrieked. If a recent study is to be believed, he may be an outlier in our …

How Big Imagery Is Reshaping Web Shopping

Joe Stewart, global creative director at Huge, on the next wave of web retail.<p>The ability to instantly communicate through imagery now seems to transcend everything for businesses–for content creators, for e-commerce companies, for mass brands. Facebook, the most popular website out there, decided …

eCommerce

"As money pours into fashion-tech start-ups, at sky high valuations, BoF talks to leading investors to assess the existence of a bubble and understand what separates winning investments from those that are failing." http://www.businessoffashion.com/2013/03/is-there-a-fashion-tech-bubble.html

Uniqlo and Theory’s parent company has a stock price that is going nuts

The jeans may be skinny. But the returns on the shares have been fat.<p>Share prices of Fast Retailing, the Japanese retail giant that owns global fast-fashion retailers Uniqlo and Theory, among others, has handily outpaced the broader Japanese stock markets so far this year. And that’s no small feat, …

Marketing Is Dead. Now What?

<i>By Scott Goodson, chairman and founder of StrawberryFrog, and author of Uprising: How to Build a Brand and Change the World by Sparking Cultural Movements. (McGraw Hill, April 2012)</i><p>Bill Lee declared “Marketing Is Dead” last week in a Harvard Business Review article.” In his excellent and …

The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

I’ve started 4 companies and have invested in 25 more. And I can say, with supreme confidence, that I have made or seen almost every mistake possible.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

Tech and The City: A New Book About New York's Startup Community

A new book has “<i>E</i>mmortalized” on the web the story of New York’s startup community and soon will be available in print. The book, “<i>Tech and The City, The Making of New York’s Startup Community”</i>, authored by Maria Teresa Cometto and Alessandro Piol, could be the Holy Grail of New York’s startup …