Bill Gaffney

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What Is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits.<p>More than 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose …

6 Simple Time Management Strategies That Will Transform the Way You Work

In a business where time is literally money (as many freelancers and agencies bill by the hour), having tight control over how you manage your time …

Project Management

6 Success lessons from Reed Hastings – “Netflix Founder and CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share97<p>+11<p>Shares 108<p>With more than 60 million subscribers, Netflix is the most popular streaming service in the world today. As its CEO …

Staff Picks: Best Guitar Performance

Q: What’s the best live guitar performance you’ve seen so far in 2016? What was so “lightning in a bottle” about it?<p><b>Daniel Kongos</b> — <i>Kongos</i> <b><br>A:</b> Blake …

Colorado startup founders go on speed dates with venture capitalists

It looked like a speed dating event where two people talk for 10 minutes, decide if they want to exchange numbers, and then move on to the next …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

5 Essential William Gibson Reads

It’d be a criminal oversight not to feature William Gibson during Tor.com’s Cyberpunk Week. More than thirty years have passed since <i>Neuromancer</i> and</i> …

Science Fiction

7 must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share19<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>A lot has been written about …

An Introduction To Heuristic Evaluation

A Heuristic Evaluation is a usability inspection technique where one or a number of usability experts evaluate the user interface of a product (for …

Usability

What 95% of Millennials Want (and Other Trends You Need to Know)

Will their vision reshape the workplace?<p>Experts are calling 2016 the Year of the Millennial--a pseudonym created in part because the millennial generation now makes up the largest portion of the U.S. workforce, and in part because big predictions are brewing about how this generation will reshape …

The Workplace

3 Simple, Effective Rules From a Time-Management Master

As an entrepreneur, time is the most valuable resource you have. Time-management master Laura Vanderkam shares her strongest insights.<p>Time management master Laura Vanderkam has written several books, including the best-seller <i>168 Hours</i>, on how even the most in-demand leaders maintain incredible …

Don’t Listen to Your Users

And other lessons from building a consumer-facing app<p>Two years ago today, two friends and I sketched out an app, Hitlist, that would alert you when …

Travel Deals

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something:<p><i>I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design</i>.<p>The sentiment is pretty universal. Hugon on the Quarter to Three forum writes:<p>“When I think ‘console RPG’ I think pages of fairly inscrutable …

How a failed education startup turned into Musical.ly, the most popular app you've probably never heard of

If you do, then you've probably already appeared in one of your kid's music videos.<p>The DIY music-video app first came on the scene in 2014, but exploded to the top of the App Store charts last summer. It hasn't fallen below the top 40 since. Often, it's swapping top places in the app store with …

Social Media

How to Stop Wasting Your Time in Meetings

In a Dilbert cartoon the office boss asks Carol, his secretary, to schedule a meeting. When she asks what the topic of the meeting is, he replies, ‘I …

Time Management

The 8 most overlooked mobile app usability issues (and how to fix them)

To make your customer's mobile experience truly seamless, everything from onboarding to checkout must work flawlessly. Overlooking something as …

Coworking Spaces Around The World

From coworking spaces geared to nurturing the next generation of tech unicorns to boutique offerings, coffee shops, amazing workshops, art galleries …

How Lifehacker’s Founder Gets Things Done (And Stays Sane)

Portrait by Bill WadmanGina Trapani, best known for founding the popular productivity site Lifehacker, is a modern jack-of-all-trades. She writes. …

Productivity

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

Time Management

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Snapchat‘s Leaked Pitch Deck

I was very lucky to come across this pitch deck used by Snapchat back in 2014. To provide some background, Snapchat is a photo messaging app that …

Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Sevendust Gear Up for Acoustic Tour Album

Sevendust are planning to embark on an acoustic headlining tour beginning April 1, with an acoustic record—<i>Time Travelers & Bonfires</i>—also being …

B.B. King Lesson: Soloing in the Movable “B.B. Box”

30<p>SHARES<p>B.B. King is considered by many to be the most influential guitarist ever. From Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary …

Eliminate 'Half-Work' and Other Time Management Tips

While all of us have just 24-hours a day and need at least 7-8 hours of sleep to stay healthy and stove off stress, some entrepreneurs seem to …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff just made a bold prediction about the future of tech

And chat bots as they exist today are pretty underwhelming.<p>But Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says that AI is way bigger than that, and is really the next big thing after mobile and social changed the tech world over the past five years.<p>Smart computers that can think, talk, reason, and predict will be …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Daily Tasks Successful Entrepreneurs Never Put Away

Check out these five tasks your successful colleagues accomplish every day and put them on your daily list as well<p>Nobody wants to be a failure. Of course, eager pull towards success cannot be put in one row with instinct of survival, however, I doubt anyone underestimates its importance in personal …

It’s 2016 and TV Execs Have Decided They Need a Digital Strategy

<i>💥 A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom.</i><p>One …

The Facebook Papers, Part 1: The great unbundling

Facebook’s mass acts as an intense gravitational force in the media industry, warping user behavior and fracturing the economic incentives that defined media companies.<p><i>This is the first in a four-part series looking at what happens when what you do is now done by someone …

Media Industry

The Facebook papers Part 2: The user experience revolt

What publishers can and can't do — and how that forces them into giving up more of their core competencies to Facebook.<p><i>This is the second in a</i> <i>four-part series</i> <i>looking at what happens when what you do is now done by someone else.</i><p>Ad-supported media does everything possible to entice an audience to …