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This is my 500th article for Forbes. If we published them in book form, they would fill seven books. Reflecting on the three main ideas flowing through and out of those articles:<p>BRAVE Leadership – A framework for thinking about culture and leadership.<br>• Strategic Points of Inflection – Jump-shifting …

Leadership

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

15 Best Web Design and Development Tutorials of 2018 for Beginners

Here are 15 best web design and development tutorials for starters, covering responsive and flat web design, font design, front-end development, …

Why Marketing Analytics Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise

We see a paradox in two important analytics trends. The most recent results from The CMO Survey conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and sponsored by Deloitte LLP and the American Marketing Association reports that the percentage of marketing budgets companies plan to allocate to …

Legendary Investment Banker Richard Jenrette Left These 24 Rules for Success

Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four decades on Wall Street. When he died last week …

Two Fascinating Things Salesforce Discovered When It Studied Color

What you think you’ll like isn’t always what helps you make the best decisions, Salesforce Analytics finds in a new research.<p>Consider the last time you made a decision with data. Chances are, you used some kind of visualization to help understand the bigger picture. In visualizations, color is …

Salesforce

Serious Entrepreneurs Have 2 Goals: Passive Income and Multiple Revenue Streams

The biggest difference between a job and a business is that a business keeps making money for you when you're off the clock.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The phrase “passive income” has been so overused that it may provoke somewhat negative feelings. You’ve probably …

The disappearance of the distinction between B2B and B2C marketing

Great article by Gartner about the merger of B2B and B2C marketing.<p>While I would agree B2B marketing does not need to drive you to a website to buy …

Infographic: How to make your content more visually engaging

If a picture is worth a thousand words, some marketers aren’t getting their money’s worth.As attention spans shrink and more companies release …

Welcome

This user guide will help you become familiar with the powerful set of drawing tools and features available in Graphic, getting you up and running …

Growth Doesn't Just Happen--You Need a Plan. Here Are 4 Ways to Succeed, According to an Expert

It's okay to take leaps if you know where you're jumping next.<p>Buzzwords don't become so overnight. While at a later point they can get overused they are always rooted in something initially or interminably relevant.<p>So when you hear the term "transformation" now what do you think? Is it how your …

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Use this Map to Improve Your Alliances and Relationships

Design thinking applies to relationships, too. Use this simple map to move from "here" to "there."<p>Relationships and alliances help you build momentum and move closer to your goals, They influence your outlooks and attitudes about what's happening around you. They even affect your longevity, …

7 Psychological Biases You Need To Understand To Become A Stronger Person

It is easy to point out the ways in which other people fail to see their own biases and perceptions. It’s harder is to recognize our own. There’s even a term for this: the bias “blind spot,” first coined by social psychologists Emily Pronin, Daniel Lin and Lee Ross.<p>We can attribute this to …

Self-awareness

Japanese Designers May Have Created the Most Accurate Map of Our World: See the AuthaGraph

“The world is not an illusion,” said Alfred Korzbyski, "it is an abstraction." You may know Korzbyski for another famous maxim, “the map is not the …

North Atlantic

7 Designer Stationery Boutiques from Around the World

Stationery shops are not what they used to be—they’ve become designer shops and luxury paper boutiques in their own right. More than the go-to for …

An Analytics-First Approach to UX, Part 1

Sophia is discussing usability testing with her client and can’t wait to get started. The only problem is that they’ve got different ideas on what to …

7 Principles For Startup Decision-Making

Innovation is about creating new things. But how do you create new things that people are willing to use and/or pay for? While ambiguity and uncertainty are always associated with innovation, people have a tough time dealing with both. One reason that big corporations are not good at creating new …

10 most inspiring whitespace designs for web designers

White space design is a great way to grab a user’s attention, drive home a message and give an elegant user experience. Here are 10 examples you’ll …

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support …

How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary

The year is 2010 and <b>Dave Gilboa</b> is hard at work designing <b>Warby Parker</b>’s very first homepage — in PowerPoint. He’s sitting among stacks of inventory …

Warby Parker

How to Prepare for a Crisis You Couldn’t Possibly Predict

On the morning of May 18, 2012, at precisely 11:05, Nasdaq planned to execute the first trade in in Facebook’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. The opening trade was an auction of sorts — buyers and sellers entered orders, and Nasdaq calculated a price that would cause as many shares as …

One-Page Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs

One-Page Business Plan Templates for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated July 31, 2018<p>Having a business plan is a must, whether your goal is to start a one-person …

Small Business

Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence

Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.<p>Gigerenzer, author of the book <i>Gut Feelings: The</i> …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

How to Adapt to Generational Marketing [Infographic]

We are living in a time when marketing methods are evolving very quickly. Small and Medium businesses are looking for newer ways to find their way …

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

The 6 Financial Habits Of Mentally Strong People That You Can (And Should) Adopt Now

With the calendar moving to February comes the opportunity to reflect on progression toward our goals for 2017. But how many people looked back in December and actually kept their 2016 New Year’s resolutions? Very few.<p>But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. It just means that people need to be …