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Don't Just Sell Stuff, Become a Valuable Resource to Your Customers

And so much will change you will be amazed.<p>I have a very good friend who is a very successful sales representative for a television station. He earns great money and he gets the best clients. He has built a wonderful relationship with his clients by becoming a hugely valuable resource for them and …

Customers

"This design is too basic to be afforded any legal protection"

Did IKEA copy the design of a bed by e15? Readers are debating whether the German brand is right to take the Swedish furniture giant to court in this …

Silicon Valley's new craze is flying to Peru to take a psychedelic you can't legally get in America

Psychedelics and tech entrepreneurship have long gone hand in hand. Steve Jobs experimented with LSD. Bill Gates dropped acid on occasion.<p>Ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug that induces mind-boggling hallucinations, is Silicon Valley's latest infatuation. Tim Ferriss, a well-known angel investor, …

How This Entrepreneur Made $1 Million Last Year Just by Talking

Inspiring business and life lessons lie within the story of a most unlikely millionaire.<p>Scott Stratten has always been an entrepreneur, a word he jokingly tells me is Latin for "terrible employee".<p>After short stints in sales and HR in his early twenties working for "the man," he soon realized he …

Entrepreneurship

Brewers have bigger things to worry about besides legalized marijuana

Aside from groups you'd expect to be opposed to it, like those in the healthcare industry, many were surprised to learn the alcohol industry was also aligned against it.<p>Considering the failure of Prohibition to curb alcohol usage, you'd think the industry would understand the drive to legalize …

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Stanford University

Collar Is The Love Child Of Scandinavian Design And Italian Coffee Culture

The stovetop moka pot is a classic method for brewing coffee. A design dating to the 1930s, it’s a staple of kitchens all over Italy and, according to Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri of Something Design, it makes the best cup of coffee. But it isn’t the world’s most beautiful coffee …

Coffee

Why your content strategy isn't working

Almost every company that says they invest in marketing has a blog, social media presence, videos on YouTube, and downloadable content. And while that's all nice to have, let's be completely honest here … it's probably not doing what you hoped it would.<p>You had visions of incoming inquiries, new …

New Contest Lets You Help Design a READY PLAYER ONE Avatar

In 2018, Steven Spielberg will bring Ernest Cline’s <i>Ready Player One</i> to the big screen. For all you artists reading this, there is now a chance you …

The Ultimate Guide To Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

<b>The Twenties</b>My twenties were the absolute worst.Everything was supposed to be exciting. I was finally free from the cage. No more parents and …

Junk tycoon treasures his bucket-list hug with Oprah

Sometimes it takes a visionary to almost lose a life before he can change the lives of countless others.<p>More than 15 years after AOL Inc. co-founder Ted Leonsis escaped death on a harrowing plane flight, Brian Scudamore found the inspiration he needed to transform his modest business into a …

Better Than Before: Making & Keeping Resolutions

In <i>Better Than Before</i>, writer Gretchen Rubin—author of the mega-bestseller, <i>The Happiness Project</i>—challenges us to re-think all the expert advice we’ve …

Self-improvement

From fiction to fact: What a Stanford startup class taught me about entrepreneurship and aging

A few years back, I was one of the only 25-year-olds I knew with four octogenarian grandparents. At 85, my mom’s mom still went for long walks in her …

Startups

A staple wardrobe item for American women is getting a huge makeover

It's understandable, considering that the lingerie industry's behemoth Victoria Secret was founded by a man with the initial intention of welcoming them with open arms to a lingerie store.<p>Lingerie, traditionally, has been by men and for men, even if women are the ones wearing it.<p>But that's been …

Old school, new home

A family converts a decommissioned school into a livable home and bed-and-breakfast. Carolyn Ireland reports on how these city-dwellers settled on the idea and the obstacles they overcame in moving to the country – and a new life.<p>Alysa Hawkins was browsing real estate ads on Kijiji when one offbeat …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Forget the Listicles: A Happy and Successful Relationship Depends On Just One Thing

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Nor do they keep a mantra of all the things the listicles tell them to do or not do.<p><b>Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention</b> …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

Enable push Google Calendar updates for Fantastical 2 on Mac

Flexibits, makers of popular calendar replacement app Fantastical 2 for iOS and Mac has released an update to its Mac app. The update adds near-instant Google calendar updates, instead of merely refreshing the calendar at a set time interval as has been the case in previous versions.<p>Flexibits notes …

Google Calendar

665 Logo Templates for Professional Use

Check out this huge bundle consisting of 665 logo templates for highly professional use.<p>There it is, another great bundle of countless logos and …

Graphic Design

The Lomo'Instant Wide instant camera makes even the boringest parties a blast

Instant cameras have never been hotter. Lomography's Lomo'Instant Wide is the latest instant camera to stick it to digital.<p>Lomography's no stranger …

An entrepreneur's letter to Justin Trudeau

<i>Andrew D'Souza is the founder of Clearbanc, a financial services firm for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.</i><p>Dear Mr. Trudeau, Congratulations on your victory last night after an impressive, principled and positive campaign. I'm confident that your induction as our new prime minister will lead …

Hex FRVR is set to become the latest gaming craze

It's been a while since we've had a surprise viral game. 2048 (a copy of Threes!, it ought to be noted) and Flappy Bird were hugely popular for their 15 minutes, spawning countless clones.<p>The next big thing is Hex FRVR, created by indie developer Chris Benjaminsen. According to a post on Reddit, …

Gaming

Simple Illustrations Reveal Endearing Moments of Love in Life's Everyday Moments

Being in love with someone is more than just grand romantic gestures and celebrating milestones–it's about the little moments, too. Illustrator Nidhi Chanani captures these small occasions in her endearing ongoing series titled <i>Everyday Love</i>. The charming images demonstrate that it's the ordinary …

Relationships

So I watched Sam Altman’s “How to Start a Startup” in a single day

In the fall of 2014, Sam Altman President of Y-Combinator, taught a class at Stanford entitled “How to Start a Startup”. All lectures are online.<p>I’m …

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

The real secret to success in Silicon Valley, according to a Stanford professor

Silicon Valley has become something of a mecca for talented entrepreneurs looking to make their mark. As a professor teaching them, I have had a ringside seat as some of the most driven businesspeople on the planet slug it out. An intoxicating blend of innovation, money and cutting-edge technology …

Silicon Valley

This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

The CEO of $2.8 billion Slack shares the most horrible thing about shutting down a startup

Butterfield's story may sound like an overnight success, but he's had his own share of failure before Slack — like TinySpeck, the online game company he worked on before pivoting to Slack.<p>At TinySpeck, Butterfield raised $17 million to build an online game called Glitch. The game unfortunately …