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Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

These Burnt Out Millennials Sold Everything to Sail the World. Their Boat Sank Day 2 (Here's the Lesson)

Everything went down with the ship for two dreamer twenty-somethings. There's plenty to learn from their wistful, if not wisened, attempt to sail away from the grind.<p>The most frequently shared piece of inspiring advice in the last twenty years for achieving career success and happiness might be …

Sailing

What You Can Learn About Doing Hard Things From Elon Musk--Even if You're Not Sending a Rocket Into Space

Courage to try difficult things is one of them.<p>Elon Musk and the SpaceX team launched Falcon Heavy into space on Feb. 6. The launch reminded me of when I watched the Apollo missions as a kid growing up in Izmir, Turkey. It symbolized the dawn of a new space age and making the impossible a reality. …

Elon Musk

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Employment

Jeff Bezos Says This 1 Surprising Strategy Is the Secret to His Remarkable Success

Amazon and founder Jeff Bezos have consistently turned conventional business wisdom on its head--to the tremendous profit of both.<p>Over the course of the last two decades, Amazon has risen as one of the biggest tech giants to look out for, taking over the eCommerce and retail space like no other …

Business Strategy

Say NO unless a project has at least 2 of these 3 things…

For most creatives, the biggest challenge isn’t doing the work, it’s getting the work. Few of us are natural marketers or adroit at selling our …

Creativity
Remote Working

Tag Heuer shrinks the size and price tag for its new Android Wear smartwatch

The Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 is a big smartwatch, with the model number denoting the size of the body in millimeters, meaning it won’t suit all …

Sheryl Sandberg Says These 9 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Best of all, those words can be applied to almost any situation.<p>If you're playing the "Who has the most impressive resume?" game, Sheryl Sandberg is hard to beat. Facebook. Google. The U.S. Treasury Department. McKinsey & Company. The World Bank.<p>Clearly she knows how to build and grow a career -- …

Success

Android Wear gets a boost with the new Skagen Falster

Android Wear has been a little stagnate lately, feeling as if Google has moved it to the back burner. We have yet to get a Google “Pixel watch” and …

Drunk droning in New Jersey could land you in prison

The law is pretty firm when it comes to drunk driving -- the consequences are obvious. Now, officials are turning their attention to drunk droning. New Jersey has just approved a bill that, if signed by Governor Chris Christie, would make it illegal to fly one under the influence of drugs or …

BLOCKS modular smartwatch starts at $259, module four-pack costs $140

With modular smartphones either dead or dying, modular TVs merely ready to enter the concept stage of their no doubt difficult development, and even …

Ten of the worst mistakes you can make in retirement

One of the lessons I'm learning about retirement is that everybody does it differently. Some retirees crave a connection to the work force, while others can't escape fast enough. Some live large, others can't or won't break a lifetime's habit of frugality.<p>Whatever your retirement preferences, you …

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother

Hiring people on this trait will make leaders sleep well at night.<p>Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, …

The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for athletes (the Forerunner 935 is the top-of-the-line …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Entrepreneurship

It Took Elon Musk Just 3 Minutes to Give the Best Business Advice You'll Hear Today

This short interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk is packed with valuable lessons.<p>Elon Musk has emerged as one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI (among a host of other companies), he's confronting some of the world's biggest challenges …

Misfit's Vapor Android Wear watch goes on sale October 31st

Nobody can say that Misfit Vapor is vaporware anymore. The smartwatch will finally be available for purchase on October 31st from Misfit's website, though its email subscribers will have the chance to get one earlier than that. We first saw Vapor at CES 2017 back in January when it was still …

Android Wear 2.0-powered Misfit Vapor is launching next week after painfully long wait

There’s no shortage of super-expensive “luxury” Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches from traditional fashion brands right now, but when it comes to …

Wearable Tech

Air traffic controllers may get a break from non-stop drone reports

Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an extra headache when you throw drones in the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots want approval to fly within 5 miles of an airport -- and with an average of 250 reported close encounters per …

The Apple Watch 3 is awesome

Ten days in with the new Apple Watch 3, and I'm amazed by how quickly it integrated into daily life.<p>Earlier this month, I made the leap to the dark …

The Fitbit Ionic Combines the Best of Activity Tracking With Key Smart Watch Features

The words “Fitbit” and “activity-tracking” go together like peanut butter and jelly. Plenty of other companies make wearables, but Fitbit has made a …

Fitness Technology

Fitbit Ionic review: Great battery life, beautiful design – but is this really a smartwatch?

Fitbit adds some much-needed features to its flagship smartwatch, but is it enough to rival the Apple Watch Series 3?<p>Despite the growing popularity …

Fitness Technology

How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too

Elon Musk, billionaire, A.I.-doomsayer prophet, and the CEO of three companies, goes to a lot of important meetings. And according to a Quora post …

MIT students are selling a personal thermostat for your wrist

An MIT-designed wearable that adjusts the wearer’s body temperature is now available for preorder. The Embr Wave — previously called “Wristify” — heats up (or cools down) the wearer through integrated touch controls on the wrist.<p>You touch one side of the device’s interface to heat up and the other …

15 Photos Of The Solar Eclipse That Will Seriously Take Your Breath Away

I know, I know, you've probably seen the awesome news everywhere, but guess what? The solar eclipse is Monday. Everyone seems to be talking about the …

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Apple's first cellular wrist-wear is a fantastic all-round fitness companion

Had you asked any self-respecting child in the 1980s what the future held, they would have said watches that you could talk to people through. …

Google Announces New Android Wear Beta

Google has announced a new Android Wear beta, the software is based on the latest release of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo.<p>The new Android Wear beta will …

What's Worse Than Hiring a Bad Employee? Hiring a Mediocre One

The right selection assessment tool can help prevent you from making a costly mistake.<p>Truly great places to work only achieve that lofty status when they have the right people in the right jobs. And nowhere is that more true than in small and midsize businesses (SMBs) where a single employee can …

Human Resources

Google Says These 5 Characteristics Can Make or Break a Successful Team

How you can apply them today to make your team more successful<p>Google studied 180 teams through its Project Aristotle over two years. They were on a quest to find the common traits among the most successful ones. Going in, they assumed the best teams were comprised of the most skilled people. But …

Self-improvement