Elias Chrabieh

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This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

The 4 Ps of Product Devolvement

Getting a product to this stages require lots of effort, patience and money but it would be a rewarding experience to see our product used by a large audience<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur …

Google's New Meta Description Length: What You Need to Know | Inc.com

Just recently, Google expanded the length allowed in the meta description tag. That's good news for SEOs.<p>Why? Because they can use the additional text to promote their brands.<p>Even better, though: digital marketers who leave their meta description tags alone will still see an improved presence in …

Digital Marketing

A Short History Of Bitcoin And Crypto Currency Everyone Should Read

Bitcoin hit news headlines this week as the price of one unit of the cryptocurrency passed $11,500 for the first time.<p>Although it’s often referred to as new, Bitcoin has existed since 2009 and the technology it is built on has roots going back even further. In fact if you had invested just $1,000 …

Cryptocurrency

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ethereum, patiently explained

Although ‘Bitcoin‘ and ‘Ethereum’ are terms that are often paired together, the reality is that they are vastly different. The only thing Ethereum shares with Bitcoin is that it’s a cryptoasset running on top of blockchain.<p>Instead of being just a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, Ethereum also has …

Blockchain

Tap tap tap

We are now walking through a media desert.<p>While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media on, well, online media, but I want to explore how we got here and what we …

How to master beautiful boiserie

Let's keep things really simple and start by telling you what boiserie actually is. As you might have guessed, it's a French technique, used by …

The deal that never was: OYO says it didn’t acquire rival ZO Rooms after all

There’s closure around one of the most curious tech deals out of India in recent times, but it isn’t the conclusion most will expect.<p>OYO Rooms, the budget hotel network that raised $250 million in September from SoftBank’s Vision Fund and hotel giant China Lodging, confirmed today that it didn’t …

Venture Capital

5 Popular Big Data Technologies to Know

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

The Most Overused Negotiating Tactic Is Threatening to Walk Away

Professional negotiators and researchers alike hail the BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement, or “walk away” outcome) as a negotiator’s primary source of relative power. But relying on even the best of alternatives as leverage can be tricky business.<p>Your relative power in a negotiation …

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything.<p>In grade school, this meant I didn’t do well in classes. In college, it meant that I largely blew them off and spent most of my time partying. (When you’re at a party, no one …

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, there might be once-a-year …

Success

5 Shortcuts To Effective Leadership

In the course of my career as a business journalist and in writing this leadership blog, I’ve come across tons of information in print, on video and in-person that cuts to the core of good leadership. Surprisingly little of it has to do with getting an MBA or going through executive training …

TED Talks

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Patrick Salyer is the chief executive officer of Gigya, a customer identity management company.</i><p>There’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones, with their array of shiny new features, bigger screens and better hardware. Early reviews seem to indicate that …

Let’s Make Bitcoin The Biggest Humanitarian Tool The World Has Ever Seen

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Lorelei Kelly is Research Fellow and Smart Congress policy lead with the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation. She is based at The X-Lab. Matthew McKibbin, is a bitcoin enthusiast and industrial hygiene specialist at George Washington University.</i><p>News junkies of the …

PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ken Miller is the COO of Gem. Previously he was VP of risk management at PayPal executive and adviser to Square.</i><p>Recently, PayPal announced several partnerships aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This …

Banks As Commodity Utilities In A New Payment World

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Christoffer O. Hernæs is vice president of strategy, innovation and analysis at Sparebank 1 Group, Norway’s second-largest financial institution.</i><p>With the recent launch of Apple Pay and leaked screenshots of Facebook integrating payments with Facebook Messenger fintech companies, there …

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked.<p>The mobile payments app -- which isn't even officially out yet -- was created for the sole purpose of getting stores away from credit card fees they pay every time you swipe your card.<p>CurrentC partners CVS (CVS) and Rite Aid (RAD) made news earlier in the …

Samsung profit plunges 60% amid smartphone troubles

Samsung earnings plunged in the third quarter as the company's smartphone business was squeezed by competitors at both ends of the cost spectrum.<p>The South Korea-based firm posted operating profit of 4.1 trillion won ($3.9 billion) for the third quarter -- a 60% decline from the previous year.<p>Third …

CVS and Rite-Aid are dragging you into a fight with Apple Pay

CVS and Rite Aid have stopped accepting Apple Pay, dragging customers into a confusing and annoying fight over payment politics.<p>The drug stores are part of a consortium of major retailers who oppose mobile payment technology like Apple Pay, mainly for two reasons.<p>One, they want to escape the 1.5% …

21,000 push Apple to replace 'defective' MacBook Pros

Apple has a bunch of dissatisfied customers on its hands.<p>More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the company to replace 2011 MacBook Pros that have allegedly been suffering frequent system crashes and graphics failures. A thread on the subject in the Apple Support forum …

Jack Ma: I don't shop online

Jack Ma built Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba into an industry giant, but he doesn't shop online.<p>"I don't shop online, but my wife buys everything at home," Ma said during an interview at a Wall Street Journal tech conference in Laguna Beach, Calif. on Monday. "We buy sea crabs, fresh crabs, all …