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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Google just shut down its Compare tool that let you get price quotes about car insurance or mortgages. But fear not — there are still a bunch of other random, often hidden, but really useful Google products that you probably didn't know about that you <i>can</i> still enjoy.<p>With more than 60,000 employees, …

4 Questions to Score Yourself as a Manager of People

So, how would you score yourself as a manager and a leader? Don’t know, or not so sure? Well, if you’re not sure, let me tell you that your people …

PC Stick Showdown: Intel Compute Stick vs Google Chromebit

Imagine your PC in your pocket, free to carry it anywhere there’s a screen you can use to get your work done. Sure, a laptop works, but a …

9 TED Talks to Kickstart Your Creativity | Inc.com

Innovation is a key to success in business. More than that, to innovate is to break the bonds of who you've always been and to open a door to real change. Every step you take can be toward reinvention, whether of how design a product, run a business process, or address important aspects of your …

Creativity

The 1 Thing the Best CEOs All Do | Inc.com

CEOs are willing to jump in on almost any issue. They may not always be "experts" in the area, but they aren't afraid to speak their mind and jump in.<p>Call it micro-management. Call it over-caring. It doesn't matter, entrepreneurial CEOs will work a level or two below their pay grade.<p>When they hire …

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Indians make something they call espresso, but it’s unlike any espresso you’d see in Italy; it’s actually closer to a Greek frappé, a bold brew of …

18 Top Pours From The 2015 World Latte Art Championship

The World Latte Art Championship is by far the most photographed competition in the entire World Coffee Events portfolio. And why not? It’s a living …

Five Ways to Drink Coffee Around the World

Will travel for caffeine? Here’s where to get a coffee buzz across the globe.<p>> Rome, Italy<p>Espresso gained popularity after manufacturer La Pavoni perfected the machine in 1905. Forcing scalding water through fine grounds produces a concentrated brew with a layer of <i>crema</i> on the surface.<p>At</b> …

This Startup Is Trying To Revolutionize Your Morning Coffee

Vega helps growers sell directly to consumers, like Etsy for your morning brew.<p>Judging from the numbers, you probably enjoy your morning cup of coffee as much as I do. Global coffee consumption has doubled over the last 40 years. An estimated 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed around the …

4 Simple Habits of the World's Most Inspiring Leaders | Inc.com

A leader's most important job is to inspire the actions of those around them and this takes creativity. Unfortunately bad habits that stifle the imagination often get in the way.<p>"Too often we let ourselves be ruled by routine and by preconceived notions," says behavioral strategist Rob-Jan de Jong, …

What Makes a Leader?

What makes someone a leader anyway?<p>Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex some of the best thinkers in business. I've written several books on leadership, and yet it's a rare thing to actually pause to define leadership.<p><i>Let's start with what leadership is not...</i><p><b>Leadership has nothing</b> …

4 WAYS TO FAIL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

I. Why projects fail?<p>The state of Oregon has recently canceled work on its massive online health exchange program and switched of to the federal …

Project Management

Introducing d3-scale

I’d like D3 to become the standard library of data visualization: not just a tool you use directly to visualize data by writing code, but also a …

Data Visualization

10 Best Online Coffee Subscription Services

<i>Last Updated December, 2017.</i><p>It’s just so easy to forget to buy coffee. You thought you’d pick some up at the grocery store, then realized you’re …

Coffee

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Coffee

Algae blooms as a cancer killer

To achieve this precise targeting of the drug, the researchers genetically engineered the algae to produce an antibody-binding protein on the surface …

The Ten Commandments Of Public Speaking, Updated

For my last blog post of 2015, I’m inspired to update a post I did a few years back.<p>I. Thou shall speak authentically, avoiding all marketing BS and self-serving promotion. Thou shall sound as <i>little</i> like an American presidential candidate as possible, not trying to promise all things to all …

A Harvard psychologist says these simple body-language tweaks can instantly boost your confidence

In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy further explores the benefits of mimicking the body language of powerful people. She argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.<p>She describes power poses as expansive and …

Top 5 Free Websites to Learn Hacking this 2016

Looking to <b>learn cyber-security this 2016</b>?With the increasing need for cyber-security professionals in this day and age of constant threats and …

Scaling Agile Using Spotify's Framework

Agile is widely practiced widely, but the focus is still at the team level. Challenges include scaling, handoffs, and innovation. We successfully …

The Fundamental Difference Between Leading and Managing: Influence Versus Direction

Leaders influence. Managers direct. While it may not be that black and white, leaders generally do focus on what matters and why as managers focus on how. Both use different forms of influence and direction at different times. But leaders have a bias to influencing by inspiring and enabling through …

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Checklist for good programming

Identifiers: Make sure all your identifiers are meaningful.<p>One-letter identifiers are almost never meaningful.<br>• Names like flag and temp are seldom …

No One Is Too Busy to Be Creative

Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book, <i>Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</i>, has been called a must-read for anyone hoping to live a creative life. Reviewers have said that it’s completely changed their approach to creating, thanks to Gilbert’s practical advice for demystifying the creative process. As …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

31 Daily Habits for Success in Business and Life | Inc.com

While connections, intellect, and drive all can help a person succeed, consistency is key as well. Just as high-achieving athletes use discipline to win, business people who do the right things day after day are primed for excellence. Here are the daily habits 30 successful executives rely on to …

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Optimizing Your Time for a Productive Day (Backed by Science)

We all know how to save some time, and we’re sure you’ve implemented some of time-saving techniques recently, probably even today! But, the million …

Use This Flowchart to Identify What Type of Procrastinator You Are

Procrastinators waste too much time, but to get over this bad tendency, you need to know why you procrastinate . Dr. Joseph Ferrari of DePaul …

The Problem-Solving Process That Prevents Groupthink

There are two reasons most of us aren’t very good at creative problem solving. First, few people get training in how to be creative in their education. Second, few people understand group dynamics well enough to harness their power to help groups maximize their creativity.<p>Resolving the first issue …

13 public-speaking habits to avoid at all costs

A habit is a routine way of thinking, feeling, or behaving, which tends to occur unconsciously, explains Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."<p>"For instance, in golf, no player <i>intentionally</i> raises up on the backswing, …