Craig Drummond

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The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Political Activism

The Daily 'Power' Habit Top Entrepreneurs And NY Times Bestselling Authors Swear By

At one time I was the host of a daily radio show. Often I’d invite successful entrepreneurs and <i>NY Times</i> bestselling authors on the air to discuss the “secrets” to their success–and do you know what the most common answer was?<p>Over and over again I discovered that successful entrepreneurs and <i>NY Times</i> …

Mayo Clinic

5 Office Mistakes Costing Millennials the Promotion | Inc.com

Now that career-minded Millennials make up 50 percent of our workplace, it's safe to assume (like every other generation to enter the work force) they'll want to earn promotions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we're hearing across the board that a lot of Millennial workers aren't promotion …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Sustainably feeding cities with aquaponics | DW | 19.03.2015

Tucked away behind a furniture store, a hardware store and a post office, you'll find what could be the future of urban farming: What once was a …

Get the most out of the Galaxy S5's camera

If you're like most people, including myself, you probably take tons of pictures with your smartphone. From trips out with our friends, to our lunch, to selfies, our handsets have become our main tool for snapping photos and capturing our lives.<p>Mobile manufacturers know this as well, and in a bid …

Mobile Photography

Samsung releases list of 10 "hidden" features on the Galaxy S5

Sure, these aren’t “hidden” features. But they aren’t well known, even for a Samsung fan like me. Samsung has released a list of 10 features of the …

How to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed | Inc.com

Click on Profile on your LinkedIn site and you'll see a list of your experiences, schools, and contacts. Most people focus on developing these lists to make connections at places they've worked and where they have gone to school. LinkedIn, after all, is a great networking tool.<p>But before you get to …

How to Increase Your Productivity (Hint: It Isn't Working More Hours) | Inc.com

"The great thing about owning your own company is that it doesn't matter which 80 hours a week you work."<p>That comment, from Doreen Garrett, the founder of Otis Technology, struck a chord with me when I interviewed her for my book <i>Women on Top</i>. Being an entrepreneur does give you great …

Weidemann YouTube videos prove a success

YouTube channel of Weidemann GmbH successfully launched – Agritechnica innovations, milestones of agricultural engineering and telescopic wheel …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set | Inc.com

I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an entrepreneur and guy who thinks a lot about goals, …

What the data reveals about how to make SaaS secret sauce

Life would be much easier if a great product was the only requirement for a great business. Of course, talk to any vineyard owner or long-time New …

A New Model for Innovation in Big Companies

It seems we’re all racing to get more entrepreneurial. Increasing creativity and innovation is not only on the priority list for start-ups; it’s also a strategic goal for CEOs of small, medium, and large-sized companies. Despite this growing obsession, however, big companies are still not very good …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Every Entrepreneur’s Least Favorite Question

It’s happened to every founding CEO. You’re in a meeting — with fellow founders, potential partners, VCs, or even just friends — and you’re asked that simple question that often feels like the hardest one:<p>“How are things going?”<p>“Great!” you respond<p>Cue, awkward pause. Where do you go from there? As …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

'I Launched Virgin With Just $200'

Richard Branson talks about the small amount of money he got to get his simple business off the ground--the beginning of the Virgin empire.

The Most Dangerous Point for Your Business

Entrepreneur Les McKeown says few organizations make it through their early struggle. Here is what you need to make your business viable.

Venture Capital: Why You Shouldn't Raise VC Money | Inc.com

It seems like nearly every entrepreneur is on a crusade to raise venture capital. Among the ranks of Ramen-eating, credit-card-maxing founders, venture capital is revered as a start-up panacea. With venture capital, it seems, you can live lavishly, hire a platoon of PhDs, and virtually guarantee an …

4 Secrets to Starting a Company With Your Spouse | Inc.com

If marriage were easy, then some 40 percent to 50 percent of first marriages, and 60 percent of second might not end in divorce. If starting a business were easy, then 50 percent of start-ups wouldn't fail within the first five years.<p>Combine the two and start a business with your spouse, and it …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons to Crowdfund Your Next Project (Hint: It's Not About the Money) | Inc.com

You know crowdfunding, that new type of fundraising in which you can ask a large community of people to donate small sums of money to launch your new project or business idea? Turns out, it's not only about the money.<p>"Think of crowdfunding as an ecosystem," suggested Jeremy Andrews, founder and CEO …

5 Lessons from Warren Buffett's Letters | Inc.com

For decades, the unflappable chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has addressed shareholders in an annual letter that is part economics manual, part philosophical musing, and part conversation between friends.<p>Warren Buffett's reports on Berkshire’s earnings and losses over the years have transitioned …

5 Biggest Threats Start-ups Face Now | Inc.com

There are a lot of ways for a fledgling company to falter in its early days. Too many unique obstacles to name, I'd wager. But at any given time, businesses also face a number of common challenges.<p>To find out the biggest problems facing entrepreneurs today, I went to The Alternative Board (TAB), a …

How Starting a Company is Like Climbing Everest | Inc.com

Our accelerator, The Triangle Startup Factory, is in week five of the current 12-week program. A combination of structured mentoring and serendipitous advice is the order of the day. Our current founders are all smart, thoughtful, high-energy, pedal-to-the-metal people. This is fun.<p>But I have one …

5 Signs Your Pay and Promotions Policies are Stupid | Inc.com

In order to get people to work for you, you have to pay them. And if you want good people to work for you, you need to pay them fairly. What does fairly mean? Well, it's more than paying them the amount that they negotiated during the hiring process. Here are five problems that I see frequently in …

3 Ways to Sell to Big Customers | Inc.com

A big shift has happened in the way large companies make decisions. I described it in my blog on "Zombie Apocalypse". Big companies have taken away the purchase power of middle- and higher-level executives in favor of either senior executives or purchasing/procurement buyers. In order to set your …

Decision-Making: Want to Make Better Decisions? Procrastinate | Inc.com

Leaders make decisions every day. And, if you're like most leaders, you've probably grown accustomed to the idea that a decisive leader is one who makes choices quickly, confidently, and consistently.<p>But are those the right qualities for really good decision-making?<p><b>Why You Should Wait</b><p>Big science …