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Microsoft's Profit Up 17 Percent, But Not Thanks To Windows

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 17 percent, helped by strong sales of its Office and server software to businesses, offsetting weakness in its flagship Windows system.<p>The world's largest software company, which is shifting its focus to …

Green Smoothie Elementary

Banana Cake - Gluten Free Banana Dessert Recipe

<i>Gluten Free Banana Bread. Gluten Free Banana Cake. What’s the difference?</i><p>Last night we went out with our friends Debbie and Mike. They are quite the …

Gluten-Free

6 Tips for Creating an AMAZING Self-Service Experience

72% of customer prefer self-service to resolve their support issues over picking up the phone or sending an email - but only half actually find the information they're looking for (Forrester Research). Start providing AMAZING self-service support with these 6 easy, effective tips.<p>If you're looking …

Amazing

Creating a Digital Strategy and Activation Playbook

I build digital marketing plans. In my experience I have found that playbooks work best for the client/brand and agency teams. It is a tangible deliverable that begins with insights and ends with an actionable plan to execute on.<p>This is an overview the following:<p>1) POV on digital marketing<p>2) What …

Marketing

The Agile Business Gap - By Nick Coster

What is the difference between an Agile business and a business that uses Agile development? This presentation was delivered by Nick Coster at the Product Management Festival in Zurich

Agile Development

Deliver Awesome Product Experiences

My presentation to folks at Mahindra Comviva on the launch of their Product Management Council in Bangalore, Sep 26

Bangalore

20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate

You don’t have to settle, it’s simply a choice you make every day. If you feel like you’re running in place there’s a good chance you’re tolerating …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

7 Simple Tips For Documenting Your Important Business Procedures

Entrepreneurs don’t generally like structure, and in your startup or small company, implementing formal written procedures may even seem counterintuitive to driving the creativity you want.<p>Yet procedures are essential. They maintain control, ensure consistency, enable training of your growing …

Is Sales Ops Putting the Brakes on your Sales Engine?

<b>The Problem</b> <br>In most organizations, Sales Operations tends to be a catch-all department that usually includes sales support, customer relationship management, sales training, solution development, and inside sales.<p>There’s no doubt that an inefficient and ineffective sales operations department …

Executive Dashboards: What They Are And Why Every Business Needs One

An Executive Dashboard is a visual representation, such as the image below, that gives executives a quick and easy way to view their company’s performance in real-time.<p><b>How Executive Dashboards Work</b><p>Executive Dashboards work by connecting, via APIs or “application programming interfaces,” with the …

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Georgia Tech Launches Its Own Crowdfunding Site For Science Research

By launching a fundraising site specifically for its researchers, Georgia Tech adds a review process and lab fees to the crowdfunding process.<p>Allison Jo Mercer, a researcher at Georgia Tech, is developing an adhesive based on a brilliantly sticky fish. Her work could some day translate into …

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only …

What Lion Tamers Know About Focus | Inc.com

My family has a long-standing ritual of going to the circus when it comes to town. One act in particular always fascinates us: the lion tamer.<p>The lion tamer has three tools to control the prowling beasts: a whip, a stool, and a handful of tasty snacks. But which of these tools is most valuable? You …

Snacks

21 Suggestions for Success

Stop equating wealth with success. If you follow these 21 suggestions for success, you'll feel wildly successful and content in your golden years.

Self-improvement

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

77 Of The Worlds Most Popular Quotes

We have carefully handpicked a selection of 77 Of the worlds most <i>Popular Quotes</i> for your enjoyment! We hope these <i>Popular Quotes</i> inspire your soul and …