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17 Web Resources That Will Improve Your Productivity

Here are some highly useful and innovative web resources that will help make you more productive and save you a lot of time in the long-run:<p><b>Clear Focus</b>— This timer uses the Pomodoro Technique to prevent you from wasting time on distractions. Instead, it helps you focus on what really matters, by …

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 …

Self-improvement

7 Rebranding Mistakes To Avoid

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Rebranding can be a risky business. It’s more than just a fresh coat of paint on your company brand, …

The 20 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

U.S. businesses will spend half a billion dollars hiring remote freelance workers in 2014.<p>"The growth is a clear indicator of a transition of work online," says Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance-oDesk.<p>The company's platform — which serves as a broker between companies that need skills and freelancers …

Startup Founder Confesses The Mistakes That Killed His Company Before It Even Got Off The Ground

Taborda wasn't inexperienced when he set out to build his own company.<p>He had already co-founded Webbynode and worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies.<p>The 28-year-old developer and entrepreneur considered himself an industry veteran in 2010 when he set out to build his next business, which is why …

Expert Explains What Makes The Best Brand Names So Good

"A name is a moniker that a company is going to wear probably the longest of anything we develop," says Sasha Stack, a partner at the Boston offices of brand-strategy and design firm Lippincott.<p>So why do names like Sprite and Verizon work so well? We asked Stack to guide us through the naming …