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The State of SEO: What the Latest Algorithm Updates and Reports Are Telling Us

Search engine optimization is a competitive, ever-changing landscape that requires marketers to adapt fast.Google changes its own algorithm up to 600 …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self

Most of my financial planning clients are business owners, older folks who want to focus on retirement planning, or sudden wealth recipients (think inheritance, lawsuit settlement, business sale, etc.). I’ve been working with clients for over 20 years, so many of my clients now have kids of their …

Personal Finance

Elder Holland warns BYU grads of allowing public ambition to become more important than personal integrity

PROVO — Troubles never need to be permanent nor fatal, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland told more than 6,000 Brigham Young University graduates entering a …

A brief history of Dropbox, from founding to imminent IPO [datagraphic]

We've put together a graphic illustrating the story behind Dropbox's upcoming public offering, with information on shareholders, board members, IPO …

*NSYNC Reflects on Making U.S. Debut & Competing With Backstreet Boys as Self-Titled Album Turns 20: 'It Was Us Against the World'

By spring of 1998, pop had seen a long-overdue resurgence after a Nirvana-driven grunge era, thanks to the to the 1997 breakthrough of megapop groups …

Music

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

Jawbone, Shutterstock<p>Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level<p>By | Posted Mar 17th, 2018 @ 7:50pm<p>ATLANTA (CNN) — Your stamina — or the …

Dementia

How Billionaire Businesswoman Gail Miller Overcame Doubt, Financial Struggle, and Personal Loss

Although Larry H. Miller started as an obscure man with no recognition, by his death in 2009, his name had become one of the most recognized in …

In B2B sales, what commission structure should be paid for closed sales?

Generally speaking, you need a sales rep to bring in 4x-5x what they take home in total compensation (base + commission). To make your business model …

"Let the Devil Roar": Brigham Young's Surprising Statement After the St. George Temple Dedication

<i>Whether you’re a history buff or simply curious, you have probably collected a decent store of knowledge about important events in Church history.</i> …

Advice From the Prophet of the Church to Millennials Living in a Hectic World

Las Vegas, Nevada | Sunday, 18 February 2018 |How can the rising generation live more happy and meaningful lives? President Russell M. Nelson of The …

Alexander Hamilton's Advice to His Son Is Even More Relevant 200 Years Later

The founding father knew that presentation won't save you if the substance is shoddy.<p>If you thought helicopter parents were a modern phenomenon, you clearly haven't seen Alexander Hamilton's letters to his son while he was studying law. The founding father is best known these days for being the …

hamilton's

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Social Media Is Bad, So Here Are 7 Other Apps to Use On Your Phone

You’ve stood at a bus stop, or in a line at the grocery store, or you’ve sat waiting for a movie to start, so you immediately reach for Facebook or …

President Oaks: "I Knew I Was the Dumbest Boy In the Room"

<i>The following is an excerpt from President Oaks' book</i> Life's Lessons Learned.<p>I learned by unforgettable personal experiences that no matter how far a …

High School

The Brutal Lifecycle of JavaScript Frameworks

JavaScript UI frameworks and libraries work in cycles. Every six months or so, a new one pops up, claiming that it has revolutionized UI development. …

I Am A Venture Capitalist Now

I won’t hide my disgust when it comes to Las Vegas; I find it visually offensive. I look away in disgust at all these rubes, shipped in from their …

Hunter Gatherers

The 10% body fat workout and nutrition plan

If you’ve worked your way down to 15% body fat, you’re already working out regularly, probably counting your macros and meal prepping, and eating …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

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50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

How we got our bootstrapped startup debt-free and profitable

<i>By Miles Burke, founder and CEO of 6Q.</i>In early 2015, we announced that we were building a SaaS employee survey product that helped track employee …

Chamath Palihapitiya: Why Failing Fast Fails

The Social Capital CEO explains where Silicon Valley gets it wrong.<p>Chamath Palihapitiya says he never logs into Facebook, and he calls venture …

Venture Capital

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur in 2018? Ask Yourself These 10 Questions Before You Start.

As the end of the year approaches it’s often a time for people to assess their life and career goals and for many this means taking the leap into the …

Entrepreneurship

Creativity Under the Gun

Truly breakthrough ideas rarely hatch overnight. Consider, for example, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which had a protracted evolution of its own. Darwin spent decades reading scientific literature, making voyages on the HMS <i>Beagle</i> to the Galápagos and other exotic destinations, carrying out …

Creativity

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

Product Management

How Slack Became the Fastest Growing B2B SaaS Business (Maybe) Ever

Initially known as Tiny Speck, the company we now know as Slack first worked on a Flash-based online game called Glitch, which developers around the …

The Pyramids Aren’t As Tall As You Think

The moral of this story is that you can reach just about anyone online.<p>This is an important idea when you’re developing a business. It doesn’t …

Bitcoin Billionaire Winklevoss Sees Surge of as Much as 20 Fold

Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency’s blazing gains this year are just the start. He …

Degreed CEO David Blake Wants To Reward Life-Long Learning

The learning and skill tracking website gives you credit for everything from classes to articles, and lets companies see that you’re more than just your traditional academic background.<p>In 2012, when David Blake launched Degreed–an online platform where individuals and organizations can discover, …