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Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

Leadership

Winning The Amazon Game: A Primer For Brands

You don’t have to search very hard to find the latest news and updates on Amazon. They appear in the retail trade publications, of course, but they also show up in the tech trades (thank you, Alexa, Echo, Dot and Amazon Web Services), the grocery trades (thank you, AmazonFresh and Whole Foods) and …

eCommerce

Microsoft's Bold Plan to Bring PWAs to Windows 10

I recently spoke with Microsoft’s Jeff Burtoft and Aaron Gustafson about the company’s plans to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to Windows 10. And …

Web Development

Jet.com Launches Uniquely J to Target Millennials

Jet.com, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), announced that it will debut new premium, private-label products on its website, beginning …

Winning The Amazon Game: A Primer For Brands

Shutterstock You don’t have to search very hard to find the latest news and updates on Amazon. They appear in the retail trade publications, of …

Amazon's on a mission to make Alexa on your Echo more human

00:00<p>--:--<p>00:00<p>--:--<p>00:00<p>--:--<p>Alexa, be more human<p>Inside Amazon’s effort to make its voice assistant smarter, chattier and more like you.by <b>Ben Fox Rubin</b> / August 29th, 2017<p>People are weird. You, me — everybody.<p>A Cornell University study from May called “Alexa is my new BFF” proves the point. …

Computer Science

Target gears up for holidays with free shipping and gifts under $15

By Richa Naidu NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Monday it would start free shipping beginning …

These 11 Jumpsuits Are So Chic and Cool - All From Amazon For Under $27!

With lots of parties and holiday celebrations coming up, we're looking to stock up on head-turning pieces we can wear over and over again. If you …

4 Strategies to Produce Deep, Meaningful Work

“The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a …

Time Management

Best smartphone apps to help accelerate learning of photography and image manipulation techniques- Technology News, Firstpost

<i>By Abhilash Pavuluri</i><p>If you’ve been reading our weekly photography series up till now, you’ll see that we’ve mostly concentrated on people who are …

Mobile Photography

A Starter's Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies are an exciting new technology poised to disrupt the way financial transactions occur. Whether money is sent, spent, invested, or …

Bitcoin

As the Surface line courts creatives, Apple pushes back with the iMac and iPad Pro

Apple doesn’t really talk about the Surface, but was pretty clear from yesterday’s WWDC keynote that Microsoft’s line is beginning to have a direct impact on the company. Between the iMac Pro and a rethink of iOS dedicated, in part, to bringing more functionality to the iPad Pro line, the message …

Apple

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

What the f*ck is product strategy?

What is product strategy? The short answer is, it’s all the product decisions that aren’t tactical: analytics, onboarding, retention modules, virality features, and even monetization models.<p>The long answer, though, is a lot more helpful:<p>When I worked as a product consultant with a top-notch firm, …

How LinkedIn Went From 500,000 to 500 Million Users in 13 Years | Inc.com

From 2003 to 2016, LinkedIn grew from 500,000 users to over 500 million members. VP of growth Aatif Awan shared the three-stage strategy the company followed to explode from also-ran to must-have today at Traction Conference in Vancouver, Canada.<p>Stage one: Stimulating virality<p>In the early years …

Startups

How to Shoot Professional Portraits: A Detailed Guide

Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>March 25, 2017 By Blagoja Martinovski<p>How to Shoot Professional Portraits: A Detailed Guide www.sleeklens.com<p>Those pro …

How to Process Photos in Photoshop | Photoshop Tutorial

Feel free to share and favour this post as you see fit!<p><b>How to Process Photos in Photoshop – Example: The Canals of Venice I | Photoshop …

London with family: Bloggers’ top 15 places to visit

London is such a wonderful place to visit with the family. From the world’s top museums, parks and open spaces, tourist attractions, shopping to …

England

AT#549 - Travel to Scotland

Hear about travel to Scotland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah from www.thegirlwiththemaptattoo.com about travel to this beautiful and historic …

Scotland

How to Design Marketing Campaigns: The Importance of Market Segmentation

Read my latest: <b>THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: The Ultimate Thought Leadership: How To Write an Industry ‘How-to’ Book: Process, Tips, Hacks, and Resources</b><b>.</b><p><b>The</b> …

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Long-term SEO: Proving the value now

How can you help clients understand the value of SEO initiatives when the results may take weeks or even months to pan out? Columnist Casie Gillette …

Search Engines

SearchCap: Bing Ads new campaign setup process, SEO on a budget & today’s Google Doodle

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.From Search Engine Land:• <b>Don’t miss</b> …

SEO
Bernie Sanders

Subject guides: Data Analysis and Visualisation

What is Data Analysis?<p>Data analysis is any task undertaken to try and discover meaningful information from a dataset. This covers a huge range of …

Generation Adderall

Have you ever been to Enfield? I had never even heard of it until I was 23 and living in London for graduate school. One afternoon, I received notification that a package whose arrival I had been anticipating for days had been bogged down in customs and was now in a FedEx warehouse in Enfield, an …

Mind

Amazon's New Grocery Stores Will Be Total Game Changers

After revolutionizing online retail, Amazon has set its sights on disrupting traditional retail with a new line of mini grocery stores that might …

Eight tools to help manage every step of the email marketing process

<b>Email marketing can be overwhelming, especially if you are new. Lots of tweaking, designing and testing. These eight tools will help you manage email</b> …

Marketing

6 Ways to Save Money at Whole Foods (It's Possible!)

These budget shopping hacks make it possible to leave Whole Foods without saying goodbye to a week's pay.<p>Walking into a Whole Foods Market without a shopping plan is like willingly entering a fugue state and re-emerging very confused an hour later and $200 lighter, with a $20 bag of maca powder in …

Personal Finance