Irham Insan Makarim

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The Complete Guide To The 5 Types Of Organizational Structures For The Future Of Work

Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing about various types of organizational structures that either already exist in today’s business landscape or are starting to emerge as viable options for the future of work. I explore each of these structures and concepts in my book <i>The Future of Work:</i> …

The Workplace

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers.

How To Read More Books As A Busy Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are busy people. Whether they work alone or employ 50 or more people, they have to cover a lot of ground each day.<p>That said, most entrepreneurs (at least, the successful ones) know that they need to be sure they’re doing the right work – the kind that actually moves the needle and …

Entrepreneurship

The Secrets to Making an Explainer Video Stand Out

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Explainer videos, those seemingly cookie cutter shorts you see popping up all over the place, are definitely trending in online marketing. Unfortunately, while there are exceptions, most are an exercise in patience as their utterly transparent three-act …

If You Want to Win, Stop Focusing on Winning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems counterintuitive that you could actually win more (in sports, life, or business) by focusing less on the win, but it’s true. Let me explain. Coach Bill Walsh (named the second greatest coach in NFL history by ESPN) celebrated …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan from Scratch

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly …

Understanding Your Social Media Personality and Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I find myself doing research for new social media tips, the studies and resources I find are always fascinating. Not only is the intense depth of academia inspiring, the methods that researchers use for collecting information are so …

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness | Inc.com

First, the definition:<p><i>"The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals."</i><p>Now the word:<p>The definition of <i>grit</i> almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person …

10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School | Inc.com

It's incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school. But that's okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates because there are always more lessons to be learned.)<p>Here are ten lessons …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

21 of the Best B2B Growth Hacks

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>As you are all probably tired of hearing by now, growth hacking is not simply a series of tricks or tactics, but a mindset to do what it takes to …

Evernote Updates Web Clipper for Chrome

Today, Evernote updated its Web Clipper Chrome extension with what it calls a more “thoughtful layout.”<p>The updated extension’s footprint has been reduced by only showing relevant features at a moment. The floating control panel resides in the top right hand corner of your browser window with the …

Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base

In the interconnected world, machines are too rigid in understanding the nuances in translating languages and humans are too slow for on-the-fly translation. That’s why Unbabel brings robots and humans together to deliver a faster and affordable translation service.<p>Launched in March and backed by Y …

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative …

Lenovo says there’s no U.S. demand for small Windows tablets, stops selling them (Updated)

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>There’s now less small tablet choice in the U.S. Lenovo, the world’s largest PC maker based on sales, is no longer selling …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

Google Docs Gives Us A First Taste Of Google’s New Design Language

Last month, Google debuted a new design language they’re calling Material Design. It won’t roll out in full until the release of their next Android OS (called Android L). But today, you can spot some its principles manifesting in an update to Google Drive, along with its companion sites Docs, …

Light Field Photography to Replace DSLRs? Lytro Says Yes

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, …

Samsung employees reportedly handed back $2.9 million to apologize for poor performance

Samsung's profits are dipping from their exceptional heights on the back of several extremely popular smartphones, and many of the company's employees are feeling the pressure. According to Reuters, close to 200 managers from Samsung's mobile division have returned a quarter of a recent bonus that …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed …

Swipe Right to Buy Dress: The App That's Like Tinder for Shopping

The success of dating app Tinder's swipe-to-like model has spread to online shopping.<p>Kwoller — a play on the word "koala" — is a new app that lets …

Yo founders to unveil how the stupidly simple app got such stupidly huge growth

They say good design is about doing more with less.<p>Yo is pushing that adage to the limit with a single-purpose app that the founders claim has garnered over 1 million users — 750,000 of them in just a few days of furious viral activity.<p>Session Speakers:<p>Or Arbel, CEO and Co-Founder, Yo<p>Moshe Hogeg, …

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

Never sure what to do with your hands or where to look? Your crossed legs and habit of close-talking could be working against your words.<p>Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your …

To bootstrap or not? 5 questions to ask yourself

Dreams of starting your own business are often filled with fantasies of coming up with a great idea, and venture capital firms fighting to fund it for you.<p>But as Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures puts it: “The odds of raising venture capital are equal to the odds of getting struck by …

10 Significant Things You Likely Didn’t Know About Social Media But Should

You probably won’t believe some of these facts about social media strategies, but the studies don’t lie (we hope). Test them yourself.<p>We love to make decisions and form strategies based on statistics. It’s why we A/B test and how we change directions on our social sharing.<p>Who doesn’t love a good …

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups. Are we watching another tech bubble about to burst?<p>In this year's first quarter, Google and Facebook, alone, announced deals worth more than $24 billion on little companies that have almost no …

The Case For Time Tracking Software in A Big Brother Era

<i>Lindsay Goldwert is a content strategist and senior program executive at Hotwire PR, a global tech public relations firm.</i><p>In our modern age, when the headlines are filled with the NSA spying on Americans, and personal data mining, I wasn’t too excited when my bosses told me that I was to begin using …

Why the Best Entrepreneurs and Creators are Humble

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>I tend to get …