Dean Grande

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What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Alternatives to Blockchain

In my last article, I argued for why blockchain is not really a good fit for anything other than money. Blockchain as used in Bitcoin is really a …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital .<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Top 10 Leadership Tips

In a new book M.A. Soupios and I co-authored, <i>The</i> <i>Ten Golden Rules of Leadership</i> (New York:AMACOM, 2015), we share scores of leadership tips of great thinkers, Aristotle, Plato, Thales, and Hesiod. Here are my top ten tips.<p>The most lethal distortions come not from the lips of our opponents or …

Leadership

Email marketing technology is ridiculously complicated

At 2,000+ software vendors (and rising fast), the marketing technology industry isn’t just dynamic. It’s completely out of control.<p>Email technology is no exception: The plumbing required to make sure your customers get that coupon or white paper to their inbox on time is only growing in complexity. …

Personalization study findings: Email is top channel; social, web, ads next; data needs vary

Personalization is critical. Customers expect it. It increases click-throughs, open rates, conversions, retention, and ultimately revenue.<p>But how do you “do” personalization?<p>It’s different at every step of the customer journey — and there’s a lot that goes into it. There are more channels and …

Customer Experience

Building Better Interfaces with SVG

Hello.<p><b>My name is Sara and I love SVG.</b><p>USE SVG.<p>1. SVG is AWESOME!!<p>2. Push SVG Forward.<p>CSS or SVG?<p>OH: “People end up making graphics with CSS [instead …

SVG

Grow your traffic and revenue with the Long-term Revenue Framework

We hear from publishers around the world that they are looking to grow their site traffic and increase revenue. To help you accomplish these goals, …

Google Analytics

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …

Best jazz albums of 2015

The best jazz albums of 2015 includes picks from jazz critic <b>Ivan Hewett</b> and culture editor <b>Martin Chilton</b>. There are 50 albums for 2015.<p><b>1 MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA: THE THOMPSON FIELDS (MARIA SCHNEIDER.COM)</b> <br>Maria Schneider's latest album, some 10 years in the making, shows just what a supple and …

100+ Awesome FREE Online Resources For Music Producers!

Over the years, I’ve bookmarked hundreds of <b>free online resources</b> which can be incredibly useful if you’re away from your main music workstation. …

15 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 30s

If your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what your purpose is, then your 30s are a time for discovering how to turn your aspirations into reality.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to …

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

Introducing the new AdSense Revenue profile

Starting today, a new Revenue profile report will be available in your AdSense account. Currently, AdSense reporting shows you an average of your ad …

Twenty Mastering Tips: Part Two

<b>Hollin Jones continues his rundown of the best mastering tips to get your tracks perfectly balanced for public consumption!</b><p><b>11: Master in the Same</b> …

Twenty Mastering Tips

<b>Described by many as a mysterious dark art, it’s actually just another process with a different set of considerations. Hollin Jones shows you how to</b> …

Music Production

Ionic ProTips for the Awesome and Lazy Developer

I recently had the privilege of giving a presentation for Ionic at Hack-a-ton SF. My goal was to show the attendees how to get up and running and …

What it's like when Apple features your app in the App Store

Obviously earning one of these spots leads to more downloads and a general increase in the popularity of your app. But gaining one of those spots isn't easy, and there's no real way to guarantee it will ever happen.<p>One startup founder described what it was like the first time his app was featured …

Apps

White House warns Europe on Greek showdown

Washington blames Europe for the lack of global recovery and is losing its patience with EMU creditor states that fail to pull their weight<p>The Obama administration has leapt to the defence of Greece, warning Germany and Europe’s creditor powers that they must meet Athens half-way to avert a …

Five New Challenges For Tomorrow's Global Marketing Leaders

In a global world, brands need to speak a lot of different customers’ languages. And, as mobile, social and software increasingly break down traditional communications borders to transform how brands communicate with consumers, marketing leaders are facing new strategic challenges as they look to …

Customer Experience

An Angular2 Todo App: First look at App Development in Angular2

Loose Disco

<i>In the latest Beat Dissected, we program a disco beat inspired by the tight, raw drum sounds of classic late 70s and early 80s recordings.</i> Beat …

Music Production

Freeware For Musicians!

Ldaysynths has introduced Lazerwave, a freeware waveshaping virtual synthesizer VST plugin for 32-bit host applications on Windows.<p>Wave Alchemy has …

Free "DeHarsh" Sound Enhancer VST Plugin Released By Terry West

Terry West has announced the release of <b>DeHarsh</b>, a freeware sound enhancer VST plugin for 32-bit VST plugin hosts which run on Windows operating …

Fears for US economy as shale industry goes into hibernation

Oil and gas companies,Shale oil,Shale gas and fracking,US economy,Oil,Commodities,Energy industry,Economics,Business<p>Some North Dakota operators to deactivate 40% of rigs as price falls render them uneconomic<p>America’s fracking revolution is becoming a victim of its own success. The controversial …

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence . To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here .</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the …

Internet of Things

Twenty Mixing Tips

<b>The recording sessions are done and dusted, and it’s time to sculpt your final mix. Make sure it’s the best it can be by following Hollin Jones’s</b> …

Music Production