Chris Thomas

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Trust Us, These 10 Bands at SXSW Are About to Blow Up

South By Southwest has three distinct threads, but none are as overwhelming as the Music program: Thousands of performers descend on Austin to play a …

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Kendrick Lamar sets Spotify world record with 9.6 million streams from new album in a day

Everyone must really be into the new Kendrick Lamar album, because it set a new global record on Spotify yesterday for most album streams in a single day. His album, <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>, had tracks streamed 9.6 million times on Monday, which was the first day of its release. Spotify, of course, had …

The New Entrepreneur's Bible

It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, <i>The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</i>, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no …

Entrepreneurship

Evernote

“Create an external brain where you write down every idea you have regardless of whether or not you think it's good,” says serial entrepreneur and productivity guru, Ari Meisel. “Clear your mind. My favorite tool? Evernote,” he adds.

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'Shark Tank' Judges Call This Guy 'the Best Entrepreneur We've Ever Had'

Brian Lim went from buttoned-up exec to raver extraordinaire. On Friday the sharks will vie to get a piece of his big idea: light-up gloves for the dance floor.<p>This Friday night, observant <i>Inc.</i> readers will see a familiar face on ABC's <i>Shark Tank</i>: EmazingLights founder Brian Lim. <i>Inc.</i> first wrote …

Entrepreneurship

Video: This is the best ad Samsung has ever made, but you’ll never see it on TV

Samsung spends more money on marketing and advertising than any of its competitors, and that includes Apple. In fact, it’s not even close — the …

Record Store Day founder: “200 independent record shops are opening this year”

<b>John Cusack and Jack Black in "High Fidelity" (Touchstone Pictures)</b><p>At today’s Record Store Day 2015 launch, champions of vinyl found more reasons to be optimistic about small shops<p>Bryn Lovitt<p>March 10, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>At the official 2015 Record Store Day launch event at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade …

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Accelerate Your Business With A Budget For Proof-Of-Concept Marketing

<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><p>It is a sad, but familiar, story in startup land. An entrepreneur raises a limited amount of funds, plows it entirely into building out their product, …

Small Business

How the Apple Watch was created

The Apple Watch is arguably Apple's most ambitious project to date. Here is the story of how it became a reality<p>It's not easy to keep a lid on something when the whole world is clamouring to see it. When Apple chief executive Tim Cook finally unveiled the Apple Watch to the world in September 2014, …

Don't Go West, Young Entrepreneur

Why up-and-coming innovators should think twice before following the siren call from Silicon Valley.<p>If Silicon Valley were to define itself in a word, it may well be “disruption.” And for a select few, the definition would fit like a glove, which would likely be fitted with biometric sensors that …

10 Bands We Wish Never Broke Up - Alternative Press

Oh, the bags of Cool Ranch Doritos we’ve gone through in the name of heartache! Oh, the sweet, sweet vinyl we’ve worn into ridgeless plates! Oh, the …

Photographer Peter Larson

Excellent pictures by Photographer Peter Larson.<p>This is a selection of amazing photographs by Peter Larson, a Cleveland, Ohio based photographer. …

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

Beer Packaging and Branding by Craig Valentino

F&S – Brew No.2 – Beer packaging and branding by Craig Valentino for the 2014/2015 holiday season.<p>In 2014, graphic designer Craig Valentino was hired …

'Saturday Night Live': All 141 Cast Members Ranked

145. Robert Downey Jr.<p><b>Era</b>: 1985-1986<p>Robert Downey Jr. is a comic genius. Making him unfunny stands as <i>SNL’</i>s most towering achievement in terms of …

Why You Need to Invest Like an 85-Year-Old Grandmother

No matter how well run and successful your business, it is still a risk investment. That's why the rest of portfolio needs to be extremely conservative.<p>My wife and I got a wonderful offer the other day.<p>A friend of ours, someone who has built a half-dozen successful companies in his career, wanted …

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10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Sweet potato stuffed with tuna? That may not sound like the most appetizing snack, but it’s delicious, and has a great balance of protein, nutrients and fat. That’s what you want when you’re at your desk and hunger strikes in mid-morning or afternoon, says Los Angeles nutritionist Jonny Bowden, …

HomeMade Modern DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench

DIY Rising Table<p>Powerful Water Pump<p>Cedar Strip Kayak<p>PVC Class<p><b>BEST instruction vid i've ever seen!</b> >>f.f. & stop-motion to move it along [& <b>not</b><b>miss</b> …

Do Yourself A Favor And Listen To Indie Rockers Speedy Ortiz’s New Song

Razor-sharp indie rockers Speedy Ortiz put out one of my favorites EPs in 2014, <i>Real Hair</i>. Now they’re gearing up to release their second full-length album, <i>Foil Deer</i> (April 21st). The riffs on first-listen “Raising the Skate” are tight and the cutting message is sound (“That’s cause I’m the boss, …

8 Really Smart Ways to Create an Ideas Culture in Your Small Business

A new study reveals that innovation increases with a company's size. What's a not-so-big enterprise to do?<p>Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent …

The Best Movies About Real Business, Not Hollywood's Version of Business

Eric Ries likes to asks audiences who has seen a movie about a startup. Normally everyone has seen <i>The Social Network</i>. But, quoting a recent profile:<p>Perhaps Ries’ most important message was that the same democratization of entrepreneurship has been tied to a glorification of the profession. His …

Infographic: How Digital Is Changing Local Ad Spending

Thanks to programmatic and increased mobile use, digital continues to be responsible for nearly all growth in local ads. With online advertising …

7 Nutrition Tips For A Successful Transformation

If you want to transform, you can't rely on your workouts alone to get the job done. Losing fat or building muscle takes a lot of hard work in the …

Enchanting Fairytale-Inspired Photos by Anita Anti

New York-based Ukrainian photographer Anita Anti uses elaborate costumes, makeup, and props to capture imaginative portraits inspired by fairytales and fantasy. Beautiful young women are transformed into magical beings and otherworldly characters in these enchanting images, thanks to Anti's …

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Pop Psychology: Could Fall Out Boy’s ‘Centuries’ be the track that saves rock ‘n’ roll?

<b>It was Fall Out Boy’s last album that claimed they were going to Save Rock and Roll, but it’s their latest, American Psycho/American Beauty, that’s</b> …