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How Do I Start My Stealth Job Search?

Dear Liz,<p>I am a big reader of your columns and I share them with everyone. I think you have your finger on the pulse of work today. I’ve been at my job for seven years and at least two of those years have been a complete waste of time. The company grew fast and then tapered off and now it’s ‘Cut …

Career Development

When It Comes to Naming Your Startup, Simple Is Better

Ever hear of Doostang? Probably not. The careers site, born during the Web 2.0 era, ended up as a poster child for oddly named digital companies. Its …

How To Build A Collaborative Culture In A Large Organization

While anyone may contribute or make a suggestion, the product design lead must have the final say. Committees do not equal design collaboration. Committees give everyone equal status and responsibility, which destroys accountability. Collaboration – as we see it – has a centralized leader. We …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

How to Grow Your Business from a Small Team to an Inc. 5000 Dream | Inc.com

One of the greatest dreams and milestones for a start-up is to make the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. With the April 30th deadline looming, I reached out to these past winners to bring you their valuable tips and words of wisdom. Whether or not you seek to make the list, these insights will help you …

Machine Learning - Learning From Data

<i>Machine Learning</i> (ML) is the scientific discipline that encompasses methods and related algorithms whose goal is to <i>learn from data.</i> In other words, …

How to Receive Positive Feedback With This One Simple Hack

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>Traditional surveys have been the go-to source for gathering feedback from your users.<p>While it works for the sender, no one on the receiving end enjoys …

The Ultimate Guide To Giving Feedback That Doesn’t Suck

<i>Shannon is the Chief Content Officer for CloudPeeps, where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal brand advocates. She’s also the founder of asongaday.co, hand-curated songs delivered to your inbox, and an enthusiast of live music, sunshine, craft beer, and quality content. This</i> …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

Forty Blog Topics for Entrepreneurs

Yesterday I wrote a post that gave WordPress freelancers 40 blog topics so that they wouldn’t have to stare at a computer screen wondering what to …

How to work 80 hours a week and still have a life

elevator pitch, man, tired, yawn<p>Logging 80 hours a week is not uncommon for them, and that number can hit the triple digits during especially busy …

15 Cities Around the Globe Great for Entrepreneurship

If you could expand to any international city (where you aren’t already), where would it be and why?<p>Sydney, Australia<p><i>The following answers are</i> …

Win it like Buhari: 5 startup lessons to take away from Nigerian elections

<b>(CNN) —</b> March 28 was a historic date in Nigeria's history as it marked the first time the opposition defeated the ruling party in democratic elections in Africa's most populous country and biggest economy.<p>Muhammadu Buhari, a former military leader who had ruled Nigeria for a 20-month period in the …

How Startup Creative Communities Impact Urban Travel

The third annual StartUp Miami event this month focused on the decentralizing shift in tech startupland and entrepreneurial culture across America, …

We’re disrupting the way entrepreneurs raise finance

Ben Bernanke Has Some Information For California

We can adapt an excellent part of one of Ben Bernanke’s speeches when he was still Federal Reserve Chairman to provide a little lesson for California. Think of this not so much as directly addressing the current drought and water problems as using them as an example to illustrate some of the …

A Dangerous Threat to Your Small Business: Mediocrity.

I think it’s safe to say that no one starts a new venture or a business simply to be average. There’s a drive, a passion and a vision of …

Using Big Data And Machine Learning To Enrich Customer Experiences

We are in a time of unprecedented flux in consumer behavior, customer expectations and company business models created by technologies that simultaneously disrupts established businesses and spawns new ones. The genesis is the symbiotic interaction of three seminal tech-enabled developments: <i>mobile</i> …

Customer Experience

IBM starts testing AI software that mimics the human brain

We haven't talked about Numenta since an HP exec left to join the company in 2011, because, well, it's been keeping a pretty low-profile existence. Now, a big name tech corp is reigniting interest in the company and its artificial intelligence software. According to <i>MIT's Technology Review</i>, IBM has …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s What It Looks Like When A Startup Wins Big at Y Combinator

The first stage of YC success is fundraising. How Mashgin went from a pitch to more than $1 million in seed funding in four business days.<p>“The only thing you need to remember about this presentation,” Abhinai Srivastava began during his time on stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day last month, “is that …

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials

This time of year is a great time to get out and find some macro photography subjects. So I dug around and found a few videos to help get you started …

Why Designers Should Never Use Fake Text In Web Design

Once you’re ready to go beyond low-fidelity, it’s time to ditch the lorem ipsum.<p>As we discussed in the Guide to Usability Testing, a webpage with a simple structure but quality content performs much better than a nice layout with subpar text. That at least proves its worth — but the importance of …

Top 15 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

Photoshop is a magnificent tool that can help you save time and money by editing images in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, the learning curve for …

Chris uses TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive information, but needs an alternative now that program has been abandoned by its developers<p><i>What can you recommend instead of TrueCrypt, which I use for encrypting passwords and personal data. I use the File Container approach, which is all I need and is</i> …

Personal Data

How To Screen VCs For Your Start-Up

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i> <i></i><p>I have extensively written on what venture capitalists are looking for in startups (see my definitive checklist for startup success), to increase your …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding | Inc.com

Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between completely different careers, and be hired by companies as …

Employment

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

How To Hack Your Email For Growth

Often overlooked in favour of its younger, sexier cousins, email is still a powerhouse in its own right.<p>More than 90 percent of the world’s 2.4 billion email users checked their email at least once a day last year and received over 180 billion emails, according to vero. How are you going to make …