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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project

Here’s something of a curveball for your brain: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that would make it easier to transfer your data between online services.<p>The Data Transfer Project (DTP) was officially founded last year, and there have been …

Cambridge Analytica

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide | Inc.com

Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some entrepreneurs succeed without writing a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a …

Small Business

How Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Can Significantly Grow Your Business Revenue

Customization is trending right now in marketing, and it’s not just for B2C. B2B marketers, too, are tossing out “one-size-fits-all” marketing approaches in favor of something a little more personal.<p>One approach that takes the target into consideration, rather than applying the same strategies for …

Marketing

12 books famous scientists think you should read

1/<p>Jane Goodall: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien<p>Jane Goodall is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>Goodall famously …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Motivation

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

Self-help

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Self-improvement

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You

Discover a better you by listening to these 10 wise TED Talks, because when you know better you do better.<p>For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge …

Happiness

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

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5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy

Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways.<p>Top-down business is dead. People are now bypassing established brands entirely to get what they need from each other. Welcome to the sharing economy, …

Customer Experience

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

The top 10 small business stories of 2013

1. Three travel gadgets you shouldn't leave home without<p>When it’s time to hit the road, every traveler’s goal is to bring as little as possible, but be sure they have absolutely everything they need. That causes quite an interesting challenge when packing, but there are a few travel gadgets that …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Google’s Chromecast Is A Brilliant Inversion Of The Streaming TV Market

Instead of giving your TV a smartphone app interface, Google’s $35 gadget turns your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a remote control.<p>Google’s latest attempt to muscle into your television set, Chromecast, is only two inches long but it turns your streaming television experience inside …

Smart TV

The One Thing All Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common: A Case Study

What entrepreneurs need most of all—above motivation, focus, hope, financing, marketing skill, a brilliant idea, etc.—is desire.<p>Unless you truly want to make something happen, the odds are nothing will. Without that desire, nothing else matters…or occurs. Your life will be filled in other …

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …