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Top 10 workplace hacks of 2017

From a diverse internship scheme to reserving Fridays for side-hustles, these hacks made workplaces better in advertising and marketing.<p>To continue …

The Workplace

13 Things to Ask Your Marketing Department - Digital Leadership Associates

<b>13 Things to Ask Your Marketing Department</b><p><b>By Tim Hughes | @Timothy_Hughes</b><p>Whatever your business, these are the questions you should be asking your …

Selling

Truths You Need To Hear In Order To Let Go

There are so many things to learn in your 20s that no self-help book can explain to you. My mother calls these years “stepping stones” because …

Happiness

How to Be the Ultimate Networker, According to Tim Ferriss

In the new Scribd podcast ScribdChat, entrepreneur Tim Ferriss reveals how smart networking led to his first of many best-selling books.<p>The media platform Scribd's new podcast, ScribdChat launches today with the big guns: An interview with Tim Ferriss. The author gets into his new book <i>Tribe of</i> …

Tim Ferriss

5 Masterful Ways That People With Emotional Intelligence Avoid Drama and Conflict

In a recent report, top human resources officers revealed that emotional intelligence will be a required job skill by the year 2020.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers were asked to forecast the 10 job skills they feel will be an absolute requirement by the year 2020.<p>Coming in at …

Emotions

Rural businesses see digital technology as key to growth

'The growth potential cloud computing brings to the agricultural sector is significant, so the faster we get rural businesses adopting new …

Technology

50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything

Motivation can be hard to come by, especially in the face of challenges or difficult work. When you’re thinking about implementing that new idea, or starting that new company or beginning that new regimen -- this is the new year, after all -- it’s easy to talk yourself into procrastinating. Or …

Self-improvement

5 Unique Ways to Cultivate Gratitude and Joy in Your Life

We all crave a joyful life. What's stopping us from having it? Here are 5 ways you can infuse joy and gratitude into every day.<p>It's the holiday season, which means that expectations to be joyful and grateful are at an all-time high. It was with a healthy blend of skepticism and optimism that I …

Unique

Here's how you automate your inbox to zero

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Arianna Huffington reported that every email she — or her employees — receives on vacation is deleted. The CEO and founder of Thrive Global thinks it’s harder to relax on vacation when you’re continually receiving email notifications. Additionally, she …

Productivity

5 Chrome extensions for improving your focus at work

The internet is a rich, diverse and utterly distracting experience. If you work on a computer, which an increasing number of people do, you know it’s not hard for some shiny digital object to catch your attention and draw you away from what you’re doing.<p>We’ve shown you extensions that can help …

Time Management

A man who made $9,000 in a month on Airbnb shares his best side-gig secrets — and explains why he lists a hammock

• <b>Airbnb Superhost Ed Devlin turned his Seattle home into a successful side-job by capitalizing on his hammock and spare rooms.</b>• <b><br>He even listed his unfinished basement on the hosting site — and overall made about $9,000.</b>• <b><br>Ed emphasizes the importance of good reviews, and making the most out of your</b> …

Hospitality

Books to help you answer big questions about yourself

Why in the world did I do that? How can I do better? Chances are you’ve asked yourself these questions at least once today. To understand how your …

TED Talks

Features

How '4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss went from a struggling entrepreneur to a bestselling author and podcast host with millions of fans

• <b>Tim Ferriss struggled with an online business after college and was unsure of what to do with his life.</b>• <b><br>His 2007 book, "The 4-Hour Workweek," was based on his business and travels and became a surprise bestseller.</b>• <b><br>Over the past 10 years, Ferriss has built a brand that has attracted millions of fans</b> …

Success

The Top 27 Productivity Hacks of 2018

This new year, kiss your inefficient and time wasting habits goodbye.<p>As 2018 gets closer, many professionals focus on what they can do better next year. Increasing productivity at work is a common New Year's resolution, as there is almost always room to improve anyone's practices.<p>To help you get …

Productivity

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Bitcoin

Ecommerce may hog headlines, but half the 1000 new startups in India are B2B. Why?

An upsurge in business-to-business (B2B) startups and the emergence of deep tech were among the highlights from Indian software industry body …

FinTech

Entrepreneurs seek to consolidate functionality

There was a time when the startup world looked as easy as throwing a baseball into a swimming pool. Early startups like Facebook and PayPal addressed the simplest of needs to communicate and transact. But now entrepreneurs bullish on the space are challenged in much more specific ways.<p>Gone are the …

Startups

Enemies No More? 3 Ways Startups and Corporations Can Work Together

If startups and big corporations can bury the hatchet, both sides will win.<p>David and Goliath, startups and corporations -- two soldiers on opposite sides of the battlefield, right? But what if it didn't have to be this way?<p>Startups have long seen corporations as the enemy. The big companies have …

Startups

AI adoption is limited by incurred risk, not potential benefit

It’s tempting to think AI adoption is limited by the technology itself. Headlines declaring the rise of robot doctors and approaching Singularity, contrasted with humorous memes of robots falling over, make us fear and sometimes doubt its capabilities. In practice, however, decades-old AI …

Intelligence

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

• <b>New bitcoin is created by computers solving complex cryptographic problems, a process known as "mining."</b>• <b><br>PowerCompare.co.uk says the amount of electricity used by computers mining bitcoin so far this year eclipses the annual usage of countries like Ireland and most African countries.</b>• <b><br>Bitcoin's</b> …

Bitcoin

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Time Management

The Surprising Secret That Can Make You Happier at Work

The number of hours in the day stays constant, but your to-do list is ever expanding.<p>You start the day worrying about how you’ll get everything you …

Country Lifestyle

These are the jobs already being created by the artificial intelligence boom

Predictions about the economic impact of artificial intelligence swing from increased productivity to the complete annihilation of industries. Clearly, nobody really knows how the introduction of autonomous decision-making software is going to shape our world.<p>But there are some early reasons for …

Artificial Intelligence

The smart city revolution will depend on local leadership

From autonomous vehicles to automated everything, the pace of smart city technology is accelerating, sparking equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Industry and government leaders around the world are looking for guidance as they attempt to navigate the unknowns accompanying these shifts. It turns …

Cities

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

2018 is almost upon us and so it is once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm next year.<p>Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs …

Startups

Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is The Browser Built for 2017

It's been years since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have …

Software

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master

Great innovators aren't prima donnas or glory seekers, they are problem solvers<p>I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design …

Innovation

I'm Thankful For Work

There are people who say they work to live and not live to work. It's not that complex.<p>I'm thankful for work. Not simply for my company, or the money I earn. Not for the perks or interesting things I get to do. I'm thankful for the fact that I <b>love</b> to work and accomplish something. I like the …

11 bragworthy gifts for the 20-somethings in your life

1/12<p>Apple AirPods<p>First up, Airpods! Launched last year, Apple’s wireless headphones have become a cult-like hit among Apple fans. While they were around last holiday season they were incredibly hard to get a hold of, so now that supply has increased they’re a great gift for any young person in your …

Nintendo Switch