Ian Barnett

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The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

4 Better Ways to Measure Customer Happiness | Inc.com

Metrics are everything. Only when something is measured can it be improved upon. Often, deciding what to measure is the most critical piece, and it's not a job for copy and paste. When Wearable brand Kiddo launched its wearable for children, it did away with the standard metrics for adult wearables …

Customer Experience

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The Real Difference Between Google And Apple

Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.<p>Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

Wellness

The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

Eat your way across America with this ultimate map of foodie celebrations.<p>When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. Our cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from National Geographic's new book, <i>Great American Eating Experiences</i>, takes you from …

Festivals

Life Hacks For Slacker Moms

11. <b>Keep a tube of mascara in your purse.</b><p>Red traffic lights are very well known to serve as an excellent opportunity for its application.<p>12. <b>Save your</b> …

How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users

Facebook’s gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off. Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months to reach the one billion user mark five years after its debut. Messenger joins Facebook, its acquisition WhatsApp and Google’s YouTube in the billion user …

Running Agile Scrum on our Relationship

My partner and I are process nerds. Most projects we’re involved in use Agile, and it’s a set of tools and vocabulary we already share. We thought, …

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

Bear casually walks up to tourists’ car at Yellowstone and opens door

Footage recently uploaded to YouTube shows the incredible encounter between the bear and the family on the side of a road.<p>The family can be seen …

Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint deck. It was a car-wreck moment for me: I …

Short-Term Memory

4 Smart Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Being a Parent | Inc.com

<b>First lesson:</b><p>If chicken fingers are chicken fingers, does it really matter where we go to dinner?<p>Yes, because it's about the experience.<p>Kids enjoy experiences just like adults do. They notice the chairs, tables, types of glasses, service of the staff, and of course if there are televisions just to …

Leadership

Do These Three Exercises in Four Minutes to Improve Your Hunched Posture

Sitting in front of a screen all day can wreak havoc on the spine. Our posture changes, and that can cause some serious long-term damage. Dr. Eric …

Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers

The idea that companies must “delight” their customers has become so entrenched that managers rarely examine it. But ask yourself this: How often does someone patronize a company specifically because of its over-the-top service? You can probably think of a few examples, such as the traveler who …

Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in your local file management tool, you literally need to have it stored on your drive, which really …

Keeping it under your hat

APPLE and Tesla are two of the world’s most talked-about companies. They are also two of the most vertically integrated. Apple not only writes much …

The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo

The talking speaker started as part of a secret augmented-reality project and ended up as a surprise hit.<p>By Joshua Brustein | April 19, …

Brazil president says she won't quit after impeachment vote

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she won't step down despite the lower Chamber of Deputies voting in favor of …

What Is An Enough List And How it Helped Me Enjoy Everyday

I used to think there was never enough time.At the end of every day, no matter how busy I’d been, there were always projects unfinished, emails …

Why Most Product Launches Fail

As partners in a firm that specializes in product launches, we regularly get calls from entrepreneurs and brand managers seeking help with their “revolutionary” products. After listening politely, we ask about the research supporting their claims. The classic response? “We haven’t done the research …

Google creates a cloud-based machine learning platform that everyone can use

Google this week announced a new cloud-based Machine Learning platform for developers or businesses that’ll allow users to access the company’s …

Machine Learning

The founder of travel startup Bucket explains what went wrong and what she learned along the way

Today is the beginning of the end, and also the end of the beginning. We announced that we're shutting down Bucket, the innovative trip planning startup that I've been working on for almost three years.<p>On days like this, I always think it's helpful to reflect and share our experience with others …

Architect unveils glitzy design for Redskins stadium complex

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder doesn’t know where the future home of his football team will be but he’s already got an idea of what he wants it to look like.<p>Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, hired recently by Snyder to design a new stadium for the team, unveiled a model of the …

Washington Redskins

What Huge Mistakes Are Companies Making in Product Management? | Inc.com

Companies may have the perfect product, but the way they manage that product is causing them to have serious problems in the sales and revenue arenas. I spoke to Phil Tadros from Doejo to discuss the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to product management.<p><b>AJ:</b> Hello and thank you for …

Product Management