Douglas Gardner

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South Korea's mobile broadband puts our 4G to shame

Even though we are still very much in the earlier stages of adoption for 4G/LTE here in Europe, mainly due to high tariffs, limited data plans and …

How to reduce checkout abandonment

Checkout Abandonment. These two words are up there with some of the most frustrating elements of running an eCommerce store. After all, your customer …

The Marketing Automation Blog

A bit about me My name’s Jake and I’m a technical writer here at dotmailer. Three months ago I joined what is now known as the ‘Technical Writing …

What managers do at a company that’s trying to replace them with software

The enterprise software company Asana manages to serve multi-billion-dollar startups such as Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest with only 65 employees. That’s because streamlining workflow is what the company, whose motto is “Teamwork without email,” is designed to do.<p>The company, founded by the …

Project Management

Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …

only LMS

You don’t have to wait for content players to catch up! If you’re creating the Experience API (xAPI) courses but getting frustrated by the limited …

Enterprise Platform Brightpearl Raises $10M In Round Led By MMC Ventures

The advantage with enterprise startups if that they can be based just about anywhere. And that’s proved today with the news that Brightpearl, which a cloud-based business management system aimed at small to mid sized multi-channel retailers, has raised another $10m. The round led my MMC Ventures …

How to Build a Compost Bin

Compost bins aid gardeners in making their own compost, so their plants will thrive with unlimited amounts of free organic fertiliser. They are …

The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You

When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that …

CourseSites by Blackboard

Move Your Courses Online Free<p>Introducing The New CourseSites<p>Create up to 5 course websites, free.<br>• Engage students in social learning.<br>• Weave multimedia …

Education Technology

Adioma Infographics

10 Ways to Generate More Leads and Referrals on LinkedIn | Inc.com

Everyone seems to be on LinkedIn. So you are too. But are you actually generating leads and referrals?<p>Here's a blueprint for using LinkedIn to prospect more effectively from Sandler Training, a leading sales, management, and leadership training organization.<p><b>1. Prepare a digital version of your</b> …

LinkedIn

Hell explained by an engineer. Can’t say I didn’t expect that…

Engineering

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

We’re swinging!

I’m pretty sure I mentioned a DIY project for the kids Christmas present? More than a month later I’ll tell you about it shall I?<p>There are a …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Apple to Require New App Store Submissions to be 'Optimized for iOS 7' on February 1

Apple has published a new announcement for developers on its dev center website notifying them that all new App Store submissions must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and optimized for iOS 7.<p>Starting February 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the …

4 Reasons Why Questions are a Leader's Best Friend

<i>The New Leader Tuesday series is dedicated to helping first-time, early career and even experienced professionals with a “beginner’s mind” progress</i> …

How many months it takes an average worker to earn what the CEO makes in an hour

It takes the average McDonald’s worker seven months to earn what its CEO makes in just a single hour.<p>While executives at many top companies make top dollar, the typical employee at corporations like McDonald’s, Gap, Target, and Walmart still earns minimum wage, or something barely above it. The …

Income Inequality

The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee | Inc.com

You know the type. They can't work with others. They're negative, volatile, and often disruptive. Some people call these toxic employees "bad apples."<p>Another way to think of them? "Hurricane" employees--because the damage they cause extends far beyond themselves.<p>Michelle K. Duffy, a professor at …

Employment

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

9 Core Beliefs of Truly Horrible Bosses | Inc.com

A year ago, in 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses, I contrasted the great bosses with average ones. Many readers commented that what I described as an "average" boss was actually an awful boss.<p>Not so! Truly horrible bosses have beliefs about work and management that are so dysfunctional that …

Employment