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The free big data sources you should know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data …

Chicken Skewers, Amazing Satay Sauce, Fiery Noodle Salad, Fruit & Mint Sugar Recipes

Directions for: Chicken Skewers, Amazing Satay Sauce, Fiery Noodle Salad, Fruit & Mint Sugar<p>Ingredients<p><b>Satay</b><p>½ a small bunch of fresh coriander<p>1 fresh …

Spices

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 10 Big Market Stories That'll Dominate 2015

Looking forward, the analysts at Goldman Sachs have been rolling out their 2015 forecasts through a series of notes. They've already offered their top eight trades for the year while forecasting that the S&P 500 would climb modestly to 2,100.<p>All of their forecasts fit in the context of their "Top …

Markets

Here's How To Do Warren Buffett's Favorite Critical Thinking Exercise

While Buffett's brain is constantly working to crank through books, play bridge, and lobby Congress, the man is also deliberate about doing mental weightlifting.<p>Bill Gates — a close friend of the investor— recounted in a 1996 Fortune column an exercise Buffett liked to do in critical thinking.<p>It's …

Investing

4 Brands That Have Cracked the Social Commerce Code

Social commerce has been the latest buzzword over the last few months. With Facebook testing its ‘Buy’ button and Twitter planning to follow suit; …

Menswear a Sleeping Giant at New York Fashion Week

Menswear plays a poor relation to women's styles at New York Fashion Week, but it is enjoying faster-growing sales and consumer tastes that are …

Are You Treating Customers Like Family? Two Lessons From Red Lobster and Frontier Airlines

Two acts of corporate kindness hit the news last week. The first involved a delayed flight on Frontier Airlines and the second a touching dinner at Red Lobster. Both resonated, quickly becoming viral online and hitting the mainstream news.<p>Captain Gerhard Brandner bought 38 pizzas for his passengers …

4 Things Your Dog Can Teach You About Customer Retention

When I take my dog for a walk, he may be the one on the leash, but he's definitely the one who walks me. He decides where we go, how fast we get there and when it's time to go home.<p>Marketing professionals are used to this. While it may seem like we have the power because we hold the leash -- we …

Customer Experience

10 Must-Haves for Great Customer Service (Infographic) | Inc.com

Resolving customer service issues quickly and in a single interaction is one way to win repeat business, but consumers today have a long list of demands when it comes to providing top-notch customer service.<p>For example, being able to follow up with the same customer service representative if needed …

Customer Service

The 14 Best Business Books To Read This Fall

As we shake off the summer malaise and head into fall, it's the perfect time to read some motivational and insightful business books.<p>And there's no shortage of good material. Coming out in the next two months are memoirs packed with advice, like Virgin Group founder Richard Branson's "The Virgin …

Peter Thiel

REVEALED: The Demographic Trends For Every Social Network

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways from the BI Intelligence report:</i><p>Facebook still skews significantly female. Women in the U.S. are more likely to use …

Op-Ed | Digging For Diamonds Among China’s 'KOLs'

While leveraging Key Opinion Leaders ('KOLs') in China can be a useful marketing tool, luxury brands must do their homework if they expect to see …

How To Win In Business, According To A 30-Year-Old Startup Millionaire Who Wrote 1,284 Slides About It

So as not to break our CMS, we're publishing all the slides in three installments.<p>Installment 1 is 566 slides on how to win at life, and it can be found here.<p>Here is part two: how to win in business.<p>You can also skip ahead to installment 3, How to win in the world, according to Ryan Allis.

Self-improvement

old estate

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

8 Great Croatian Escapes Beyond Dubrovnik

Half the world seems to have Dubrovnik fever right now. The airport is gearing up for a record number of summer flights; the port is ready to harbor a seemingly endless parade of cruise ships; Souvenir shops, hotel owners, excursion boats are all preparing for the summer invasion.<p>What's not to love …

European Travel

You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …

Investing

You’re Probably Making These Five Mistakes At Work

How many of these communication fails have you committed? Recognize where you’re coming up short–and find out how to change.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>You show up to the office on time, you’ve never missed a project …

Success

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How To Get An MBA For Free Online

Online courses could be the solution. While taking classes on your own wouldn't give you the career advancement or networking opportunities that come with traditional enrollment, classes on Coursera and other platforms can closely approximate the core curriculum of a top-notch MBA program.<p>Using the …

Wharton School

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

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Herman Melville, great American reader

A vigorous rereading of epics vivified his creation of the most compelling quest in the American canon<p><i>The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library are launching a month-long celebration of</i> Moby Dick<i>, a way to encourage readers "to discover or rediscover the great</i> …

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of August 22, 2013 : NPR

Piracy a Major Threat to Digital Publishing in China

As has been the case anywhere else in the world, publishers in China are waking up to the impact that digital publishing is expected to have in the …