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How Jack Ma is making millionaires in rural China where there’s no internet

But Ma's success didn't just fall from the sky. He grew up poor and was rejected from dozens of jobs before fighting his way to founding one of the largest internet companies in the world.<p>Now Ma wants to help others replicate his success. In order to do so, Ma's deploying a pretty unique …

Video Metrics Every Marketer Should Be Watching

Roughly half of companies currently use video in their marketing strategies, and two-thirds of marketers expect to do so in the near future. But how do they actually measure the success of these videos? For many marketers, the key focus is view count. But if you look under the hood of what really …

Why no one understands you — and what you can do about it

And beyond that, there are obvious advantages to reading other people—their intentions, their feelings, and their character—as accurately as possible.<p>But you and I, as perceivers, are just as vulnerable to being influenced by faulty assumptions, biases, and lenses as everyone else is.<p>We've got the …

7 Signs You Will Fail as an Entrepreneur

You don't need the Sharks to pass judgment. You can make your own assessment here.<p>Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Many decide to begin a startup only to find it was more than they bargained for, they had the wrong motivation, or perhaps their skill set wasn't appropriate. Sadly, …

The Best Management Article Of 2014

Good news: Harvard Business Review has announced that Bill Lazonick is the 2014 HBR McKinsey Award winner for the best HBR article in 2014 for his brilliant, hard-hitting piece, “Profits Without Prosperity” (September 2014 HBR). Lazonick is a professor of economics at the University of …

How To Leverage Web APIs In Your Business

<i>Manfred (@ManfredBo) is API Market Development Director at 3scale – delivering API Management solutions (@3scale on Twitter). Vanessa (@deepbane) is a Product Manager at APItools by 3scale – a tool for developers to easily integrate with internal and external API services (@apitools on Twitter).</i><p>An …

Microservices

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Western Digital

The Best Way to Learn a New Skill on the Job

Week one of my new job I was in a full-scale internal panic. Why? I was a Web Producer who only knew the very basics of coding.<p>Yeah, the justified …

Ready To Refinance? 8 Steps For Success

Ready to consider refinancing your mortgage? It can seem like an overwhelming prospect. So we broke it down into the key points you’ll need to take care of — eight checkpoints that can help make sure you’re on track, each step of the way. But it’s important to remember that every situation is …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Business Plan & Financial Projection Templates in Excel Format - Project Management Certification and Software

Projection plan is the future orientation of business financial data through different organizational departments. Without calculation <b>financial risk</b> …

To Be A Boss, You Must Think Like A Boss

A lot of people like to be the boss, to have their own business. But very few make it. The rest become workers.<p>How can you be part of the first group? What does it take? Certain mentalities prepare you to be a successful entrepreneur.<p><b>1.Don’t be stuck in a comfortable routine</b><p>Many people get caught …

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …