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Design, Craft, and Manufacturing for Digital Products

By Steven HooberThe rise of the design rock star, the full-stack developer, and various other unicorn breeds, along with the move to make everyone a …

UX Design

How to email like a CEO

TL;DR: Too long; didn’t read<p>There are many things CEOs care about, but arguably one of the most important things is their time. Whether they are …

CEOs

3 Ways Successful People Manage Their Time | Inc.com

I once worked with a team where the guy who was always "the busiest" got the least amount done. That's because he spent more time managing his personal distractions than actually completing his work. He was certainly talented and had the skills to do the job, but had no idea how to manage his time. …

Time Management

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Personality

How to Spell Words You Don't Know: Techniques From Grammar Experts [Infographic]

The spelling of many English words is based on patterns you can learn to recognize, like Greek and Latin roots. Learn these four helpful techniques …

Linguistics

Scaling up inroads in financial inclusion for a quantum leap

<b>By Gov. Amando Tetangco</b><i><br>Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas<br>Speech delivered during the <br>Asia Pacific Financial Inclusion Summit</i><p>We at the Bangko Sentral ng …

Agenda

The stories shaping the Global, Regional and Industry agendas<p>EN ES FR

Alt-Lending's Disappointing 2015 – So Far

Share Email<p>The first half of 2015 has come to a close, and market analysts will be examining all aspects of the state of the U.S. economy to see …

Can A New Scoring Paradigm Correct The Credit Catch-22?

Share Email<p>Establishing a credit history can be an unexpectedly tricky thing – to get a loan consumers need to demonstrate a past history of managing …

5 Reasons You Have Been Turned Down For a Loan | Talk Business

Times have been hard and if the latest news reports are anything to go by, they may not be about to improve any time soon. Although there is light at …

Thinking beyond the banks – finding the right funding for your business | Talk Business

<b>When the banks fail you – or simply aren’t an option – where do you turn to for funding? Stephen Attree, managing director of</b> <b>MLP Law, explains.</b><p>If …

Finance without the kerfuffle: 5 steps to help secure your business loan | Talk Business

<i>KPMG Enterprise takes a look at the current shape of the lending market and explains the best route to attaining that all-important funding.</i><p>Getting a …

How Small Businesses can level the playing field with technology | Talk Business

<b>Foration’s Paul Weeden discusses how recent developments in technology and cloud computing have enabled small businesses to grow their businesses</b> …

IFC on Twitter: "“Leasing offered us options & flexibility that debts didn’t offer” says Asmah Jr., a Ghanan business owner: http://t.co/Ak7kZwqo0F"

The Poor Man’s Economist

The central bank governor of Bangladesh Dr. Atiur Rahman has been lauded for his contribution towards promoting socially and environmentally …

Getting published | Small Enterprise Association of Australia & New Zealand

There is little doubt that research is an important part of what academics do, yet it is also undertaken by many who work outside the university …

SMEs & Entrepreneurs

SMEs & Entrepreneurs<p>Follow<p>SMEs & Entrepreneurs<p>INFO magazine is the official publication of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great …

How To 'Do' Better Meetings

Yes, meetings. The bane of every professional’s life! They say the secret to a good meeting is to have a clear agenda, shared in advance, and with outcomes in mind. In reality though it’s hard to do: People arrive late, and even if you sent out an email beforehand, there’s no guarantee anyone’s …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

World Economic Forum

As Ramadan comes to an end, find out about the UAE’s campaign to bring clean water to five million people.<p>http://wef.ch/1nQmyBf<p>Image: …

Lead at your best

Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.<p><b>When we think of leadership,</b> we …

Leadership

10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …