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We're Certifiable! Creating a Certification Program

Organizations develop certification programs when they want to create preference in the marketplace for certain types of people or technology. …

Netflix Tells Pirates to Walk the Plank

<b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) in late April received a ransom demand after a hacker stole 10 episodes of its upcoming season of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>. The hacker apparently launched a cyberattack on a post-production studio that was working on the content for Netflix.<p>Netflix confirmed to Variety that it …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

10 things we miss about Netflix's DVD-by-mail service

I just want to Netflix and Chill like it's 1999.<p>Netflix has become a staple of entertainment. It's assumed that everyone you know has an account, and …

Entertainment

11 Simple Ways to Get More Followers on Instagram

So you want to get more followers on Instagram? Well guess what? So does everyone else.<p>Amidst ever increasing competition on the platform, you've …

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

The 4 Mistakes Most Managers Make with Analytics

There is a lot of hype surrounding data and analytics. Firms are constantly exhorted to set strategies in place to collect and analyze big data, and warned about the potential negative consequences of not doing so. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently suggested that companies sit on a …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

2016 Internet Trends Report

The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:<p>• Global Internet users have surpassed 3B; India has supplanted the US as the world’s second-largest Internet market.<p>• Internet user growth remains consistent (led by …

Internet of Things

7 Questions That Cure Terminal Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on June 2, 2016.</i><p>We tend to think of procrastination as the cause of many bad things. You don’t get your work done on time, you miss deadlines, you let your great ideas languish too long, and you get …

Men Spend More on Business Travel

The 5 Secrets Behind Great Charts | Inc.com

How do you know you're using the right chart to make your point?<p>In his recently released book, <i>Good Charts</i>, Scott Berinato, a self-described "dataviz geek" and a senior editor at <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, provides an overview of how visualization tools work. Specifically, he lays out a system for how …

Customer Service

Five SEO Strategies To Consider When Sales Are Stagnant

It’s normal for your business to experience occasional sales slumps or down times. Whether it’s caused by seasonal changes or unexpected economic trends, you need to find the source of the problem in order to fix it.<p>One reason your sales might be falling: your SEO marketing efforts are lagging …

Marketing

Sling TV is making a box to stream free local TV channels

More than any technical challenge, the big problem for streaming services like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue today is licensing local broadcast networks. Because of that, Sling TV only offers ABC as part of a special package and Fox with its new multi-stream plan, while PS Vue only has broadcast …

Smart TV

7 tips that will help you transition to a 4-day workweek

That holy grail of 21st-century professionalism, the glorious final extension of the telecommuter lifestyle, that ephemeral dream of the freelancer, so delicate that you dare not speak its name aloud: the ultimate in work-life balance.<p>It's invoked in hushed tones and off-the-record gchats, never …

Time Management