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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

Shutter Speed

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup | Inc.com

Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the most valuable startup in the US, with a market cap of $68 billion. But, like every great …

Startups

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Can Use

Reach your audience effectively without compromising quality.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're an entrepreneur just getting started, you know the meaning of a budget. You also probably know that in order to get your business idea off the ground, you have to …

How To Get 250,000 Real Facebook Followers In Under A Month

Okay, before we get started, I want to differentiate between purchased followers and real followers on Facebook. You can do any type of Google search and find hundreds of websites that will have their robot and spam account followers go and like your facebook page in just a few hours. And if you do …

Google Search

Raising the Roof: Say Your "I Do's" From on High at a Rooftop Wedding

Plan a wedding with a view your family and friends will never forget. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Whether your heart is set on a London rooftop wedding or a …

What’s it like getting married at Disney? It’s not always a fairy tale.

True love’s formula, per classic Disney princess custom: First, a storybook romance. Next, a lavish castle wedding. Then, a lifetime of “happily ever after.”<p>According to the Walt Disney Co., mere mortals can achieve this fairy tale. That is, with their help, and for the right price.<p>Disney’s Fairy …

Walt Disney Company

Photoshop for Beginners - We Take this Back to Basics!

Does learning Photoshop make you feel like digital photography is just so darn complicated?!<p>It happens to us all….and overwhelm sets in. Okay, it's …

These 3 Social Media Fixes Will Totally Change Your Strategy (and Boost Sales) | Inc.com

Social media marketing--the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service--has been "a thing" for about 10 years. Surprisingly, most companies struggle to do it well, usually because they haven't mastered these three basics:<p>1. Learn to write clickable headlines<p>Social …

Marketing

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide [Examples + Template]

How to Write a Business Plan• Write an executive summary.<br>• Describe your company and business model.<br>• Analyze your market's conditions.<br>• Explain your product …

Small Business

NEW UNICORNS: Meet the 14 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2016

But as more money pours into startups — a prominent trend over the last few years — more startups are achieving "unicorn" status.<p>Unicorns hit a fever pitch in 2015, when 42 startups achieved billion-dollar valuations. Yet as the data shows, becoming a unicorn wasn't quite as easy in 2016.<p>For the …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …

Clayton Christensen On What He Got Wrong About Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, 64, is best known for his 1997 book <i>The Innovator’s Dilemma,</i> which introduced the concept of “disruptive innovation.” He explained how cheaper, simpler or unexpected products and services can bring down big companies like U.S. Steel, Xerox and …

Innovation

5 Things Every Photographer Should Know About Facebook

Contributing article by Armando J. Pérez-Carreño<p>In today’s crowded online world, a good social presence can make or break you. Here are five tips …

Wedding Photography

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

9 essential tech skills anyone interested in startups should learn

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

The 25 most high-tech cities in the world

In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish the most are those that rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities for people …

Smart Cities

The Only 3 Things to Do (Over and Over) to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers want more than an experience. They want emotion.<p>Customers want a brand that they feel they need in their lives, according to the “The Brand Gap” by Marty Neumeier. The definition of a “brand is a person’s gut feeling about a …

One-day Amazon sale will speed up your home internet and save hundreds on your cable bill

Sometimes you come across some deals that are just too good to pass up, and this might just be one of those occasions. For one day only, Amazon has …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

How A Legacy Brand Imagines A New Future: Lessons From Fisher-Price

Pro tip: Avoid science fiction.<p>How does an established company imagine a new future? That was the question Fisher-Price wanted to answer when it approached our design consultancy Continuum recently. The 85-year-old children’s product company noticed enormous shifts in the market, from ubiquitous …

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top quality software and resources, but a lot of that software can have heavy costs associated with them. A huge struggle for many startups is …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

Ideo: The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation

Sure, founders set a tone. But they aren’t the only ones who shape workplace culture, writes Ideo’s Mollie West.<p>We all fear the job that looks great on paper and is a nightmare in practice. What makes some companies great to work for and others a disaster? The answer: good workplace culture. It’s …