Gregory Andrew Melson

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>Whether it’s …

Time Management

When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country

Philippe Botteri Contributor<p>Philippe is a partner at Accel and focuses on SaaS, enterprise and marketplace businesses.<p>International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face — some sooner than others.<p>As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and Europe, I often get asked by …

Innovation

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

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Young Money: Pros And Cons Of Freelancing | CNBC

Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

Phone numbers are dumb. Once someone has yours, you can’t stop them from contacting you.<p>Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach …

Social Media

On the Red Couch with Science of Happiness Writer Eric Barker

<i>What’s the secret to a happy life? Vacation—as long as you’re accruing “experiences,” according to wellness and science of happiness writer Eric Barker. On his blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, this former philosophy student and screenwriter explores humanity’s big questions (including “how to be</i> …

This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

Cloud Services App Developers Go Pro, 28% Are Making More Than $10K A Month

• 34% of Cloud Services app developers are making over $5K a month in revenue today.<br>• 37% of all mobile developers target both Apple iOS and Google Android, only 7% target none of the top 3 platforms.<br>• Mobile e-commerce developers are more than 3X as likely to make $100K+ per month than those monetizing …

Apps

9 signs you're going to be extraordinarily successful

It's not that hard to be successful. But it is hard to be <i>extraordinarily</i> successful.<p>Yet we all hope to achieve exceptional success (something we all define differently — and <i>should</i> define differently).<p>Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet. There is no one-size-fits-all prescription.<p>But there are …

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Time-Saving #FlipTips from a Daily Commuter

Not many people say this, but I love my morning commute! I’ve got 25 minutes to enjoy my coffee, listen to some music, catch up on news, and do a little Flipboard curating. If you’re an active Flipboard user like me, you probably have a lot of great magazines, sections and topics saved. Where to …

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The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder, Backed by Science

One of the things I love about the culture at Buffer is the emphasis on working smarter, not harder. Our team is all about getting plenty of sleep, …

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

Warren Buffett’s Best Kept Secret to Success: The Art of Reading, Remembering, and Retaining More Books

“I just sit in my office and read all day.”<p>This is how Warren Buffett, one of the most successful people in the business world, describes his day. …

Big Ideas Gets a Bit Bigger

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>We’ve got a special place for people aspiring to make the world better: it’s called Big Ideas. This category, which …

The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …