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How to Get Rich in 18 Steps, According to Best-Selling Author

In a fun infographic, best-selling author James Altucher breaks down 18 great habits that will help you have a richer career - and a richer life<p>It's interesting how many universal truths occur in business. For instance, bad customer service will almost certainly sink a company, as even a superior …

Actually, this is the best use of 3D Touch on the iPhone yet

Back in April, I declared using 3D Touch on the App Store icon to quickly update all apps was the most amazing use of 3D Touch ever. And it was! Until a few days ago when I accidentally discovered what I now consider the best use of Apple's pressure-sensitive screen.<p>I suspect most people hide or …

How to Write a Great Business Plan

Few areas of business attract as much attention as new ventures, and few aspects of new-venture creation attract as much attention as the business plan. Countless books and articles in the popular press dissect the topic. A growing number of annual business-plan contests are springing up across the …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

5 Steps to a Killer Small Business Marketing Strategy

<i>By Peter Daisyme</i><p>As the saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." When it comes to creating and implementing a marketing strategy for small business owners like myself, this couldn't be any more true. When I first launched my company, I had daily fires to put out, and I found it …

The Perfect Jailbroken iPhone – Division

We’re back with another perfect jailbroken iPhone setup and this week might be more your style than my previous setup. The awesome thing about being …

The Definitive Guide To Marketing Your Business On Facebook

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Facebook is the #1 social media platform used by businesses. In fact, according to eMarketer, 41% of US small businesses now use Facebook as part of their online marketing strategy.<p>Yet, despite its widespread usage, many business owners report that …

How to Engage Your Email Subscribers From the Moment They Sign Up (Infographic)

You know what they say about first impressions. They’re a one-shot deal. Your initial outreach to people who subscribe to your email marketing campaign is no exception. The opportunity knocks once in an inbox. If you don’t hit your first email to new subscribers out of the park, it’s likely the …

Marketing

4 Things Your Employees Want More Than a Raise (and That Won't Cost You a Cent)

A new survey reveals what employees care about most. Money doesn't make the list.<p>Do the people who work for you love their jobs? If so, it may not be for the reason you think. For years, some management experts have argued that employees care more about the nonmonetary aspects of their jobs than …

Marketing Is Dead, and Loyalty Killed It

So, you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it! All done? Good. Now, please accept my condolences. Your job is obsolete, and unless you turn yourself into a Chief Loyalty Officer, you’re sure to eventually be replaced …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

20 Tools to Run a Small Business

A small business owner assumes many functions — marketing, sales, human resources, information technology, and research and development. Fortunately, …

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How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, and Flickr

A hashtag is the wonder of the past decade. It was born to address the need to organize and make sense of the overwhelming social media buzz. Thanks …

Apple's former CEO says Samsung's marketing power can't match Apple's

Thirty-one years after he helped oversee the iconic 1984 Macintosh ad, former Apple CEO John Sculley said there's still no one who can match Apple when it comes to marketing -- no matter how much money rivals pour into their campaigns.<p>Sculley was referring to Samsung, who took the smartphone crown …

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Productivity

Your Customers’ Behavior Is a Competitive Advantage

At a reception for JetBlue’s most frequent Mosaic flyers, I had the opportunity to listen to the airline’s top management discuss its ambitions to improve operations and enhance customer experience. The discussion was excellent and — on a whim — I asked one of the most senior executives what …

Begging for Change from a Smartphone - by Simona Asinovski

<b>Judging a homeless person's story in San Francisco...</b><p>"Hey, do you want an orange?" I ask.<p>She's sitting on a street corner with a backpack.<p>Her face is marked up with whiskered scars of cosmetic or self mutilation origin. Maybe a bit of both. She's pretty. One of the compartments on her bag is …

4 Social Customer Care Rules You Can't Ignore

Think of the companies out there that do social customer service <i>really</i> well.<p>I bet big names like Amex, Nordstrom, and Verizon come to mind, as well as younger brands like Jetblue or Zappos.<p>Why do you think these companies invest in social customer service? I’m sure the answer is multi-faceted, but …

Does your brand add to the noise or rise above?

Did you know 90 per cent of the world's data has been generated in the past two years and that the typical consumer consumes 34 gigabytes of information and more than 100,000 words every day?<p>There's no question, we live in a a quickly evolving digital world that is changing the way business get …

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

Difficult conversations — whether you’re telling a client the project is delayed or presiding over an unenthusiastic performance review — are an inevitable part of management. How should you prepare for this kind of discussion? How do you find the right words in the moment? And, how can you manage …

Worst. Marketing. Advice. Ever. Top Brands Share All

Someone once said, “The best advice is this: Don’t take advice and don’t give advice.”<p>While that statement isn’t true for the most part, there are a …

90% of Americans more likely to trust brands that back social causes

If your brand doesn't support social causes, it's missing out on a huge audience.<p>Consumers don't just like when companies incorporate social good …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Tesla

If Santa Was An Agency And People Were His Clients, This Is What Would Happen

What if Santa was an agency? What kind of feedback would he get after distributing presents? What kind of demands would people (his clients) make? …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

How to add Continuity to any Mac using just a cheap Bluetooth dongle

A couple months ago, we wrote about the Continuity Activation Tool, an app that hacks Continuity into older Macs that can’t support Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and AirDrop by default.<p>The only problem? It was rough: you needed to physically break open your Mac and replace it’s wireless and Bluetooth …

5 tips to help you tell the story of your startup

Whether you’re a startup looking to attract venture capitalists, a nonprofit hoping to break your previous funding record, or an established business …

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