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Southeast Asia isn’t ready for China’s ‘new retail’

TWO years ago, Alibaba founder Jack Ma unveiled his vision of “new retail” – a merger between online and offline retail, as well as logistics.Today, …

eCommerce

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Self-improvement

Using these 13 words will help salespeople close deals faster and make tons of money

HubSpot, a marketing software company, recently published a slide deck titled, '13 words that can transform you into a super seller.' Here we have …

Marketing

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

Skin Care

What Every Young Man Should Understand About the Power of Compound Interest | The Art of Manliness

“Compound interest is the Eighth Wonder of the World. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.”<p>Albert Einstein supposedly said that. …

Personal Finance

Stay Hydrated with the 5 Best Face Moisturizer for Men

If you’re ready to step up your self-love game and establish a brand new skincare regime, you’ll undoubtedly want to begin with a moisturizer. Equal …

How To Create A Visual Marketing Strategy – A Consultant’s Guide

My fellow content marketing consultants and freelancers, tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You’ve put in the time and effort, slowly and …

14 Tips for Promoting a Book That You Have Probably Never Seen Before

I wrote my first book for a highly specific audience, and I'm going to focus mostly on that potential readership. Yet, these tips can help broaden the scope. Have more tips? See below for how to send them to me.<p>Promoting a book is not quite the same as promoting a company or a brand. The words you …

Writing

The 8 Best Website Builders to Use in 2018

Make your business stand out from the rest<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Whether you're an individual wanting to start your own blog or own a business planning …

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

How Facebook Marketing is Changing (And How to Be Prepared)

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.</i><p>Facebook, as a platform, is barely recognizable from the social network …

Customer Journey Maps - Walking a Mile in Your Customer’s Shoes

<i>Perhaps the biggest buzzword in customer relationship management is “engagement”. Engagement is a funny thing, in that it is not measured in likes,</i> …

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Time Management

Facebook is dropping key advertising tools — here’s how you adapt

If you listen to headlines about Facebook recently you may be wondering if it’s still a good place to run ads for your business. The Facebook privacy scandal that brought a ton negative press over the last month (and justly so), has already forced Facebook to change the way they handle and collect …

How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free battery replacement

Last week, Apple announced a battery replacement program for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the cheaper model without the Touch Bar. Some laptops built between October 2016 and October 2017 include a component that could cause its battery to swell, Apple said.<p>The swelling is not a safety issue, Apple …

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

How Malta Became a Hub of the Cryptocurrency World

Two of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges plan to make the tiny European nation of Malta a central hub of their operations, and analysts …

Infographic: 6 trends shaping the digital advertising industry

Digital channels are dominating the advertising market.As the landscape expands, new avenues for distribution and, ultimately, new challenges are …

Digital Advertising

Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.<p>The company says there is an issue with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Affected users can mail in their MacBook Pro, find an Apple Authorized …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Graphic Design

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Procrastinator? Me too. These 5 tips really helped me get to work.

Let's get this out of the way: I'm a procrastinator. It's likely you are too.<p>There's nothing I enjoy more than writing — OK, sleeping is a close …

Procrastination

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

8 emerging tactics to enhance your marketing strategy

As the world changes, your customer outreach should, too.<p>People today are more mobile, more informed and more inundated than ever before. We are …

How to Stay Motivated

When it comes to getting things done, motivation is everything. No matter what goals and aspirations you have in life, you will most certainly need …

Motivation

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Rich, Powerful People Share Their Surprising Definitions of Success

Many famous people agree: success isn't about how much money you have.<p>When we talk about a “successful” person, we’re typically talking about someone …

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need

This 20-minute abs workout from this celebrity trainer is all you’ll need<p>You can never have too many options for working your core. Why? “A strong …

The 1 Thing Steve Jobs Would Never Say That Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

Work smarter or give up.<p>Anyone who tells you they were an overnight success is a liar. They say this to save time--you'd be amazed at the effort put into making an idea a successful reality. You might also be amazed at the math on how you can accomplish almost 40 times as much every single …

How to experience the Lightning network right now

Bitcoin has had scaling issues for years but since the activation of SegWit, it will allow making leaps in transaction throughput. You can take …