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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

6 Ways to Quickly Drive Your Business Into the Ground

There are surefire ways to steer your business toward failure. Here are six flags to watch out for and how to avoid them altogether.<p>There are quite a few mistakes that businesses--large and small--regularly make. I'm talking about the kinds of oversights that are truly detrimental to the company's …

Employment

Start A Fire

8 Business Books That Will Totally Change Your Mindset

Need an inspiration? Want to adjust your mindset? Here is the list of books which can do just that - change your mindset and focused it on success

9 Useful Free Mac OS X Apps for Web Developers

Web developers require best and good collection of applications for better productivity.These apps are either paid or free. We have collected some</i> …

Apps

4 essential elements of successful UX design

When you consider the success stories of the internet age, you could be forgiven for believing that luck has been the deciding factor. Amazon, for …

UX Design

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

A basic understanding of various programming languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder.<p>Programmers are in high demand these days--their fluency in coding language is invaluable. Knowing various programming languages is a no-brainer for engineers, but a basic …

C#

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Java

5 Ways to Boost Productivity and Beat Stress

<b>Old Rule: Be Perfect</b><b><br>New Rule:</b> Be Perfect Only When It Matters<br>Perfectionists who obsess over little details can sometimes miss the things that count the most. For example, 37 percent of workers blamed such exacting tendencies for missed deadlines, according to one study presented in 2003. So be …

7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

<i>This is a guest contribution from Brian Burt.</i><p>“Whatever you are, be a good one.”<p>That popular bit of wisdom has a timeless ring of truth to it, but we …

Marketing

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

UI Design

You Won't Make It In Business Without These 3 Communication Rules | Inc.com

You might wonder if anyone cares about what you have to say as you look at the glazed eyes staring back at you. Maybe the eyes aren't glazed. Worse, they're wandering, communicating that other person isn't engaged in the conversation.<p>We all know how vital being an effective communicator is in the …

Leadership

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Venture Capital

50+ incredible freebies for web designers, March 2015

The Web is packed with some of the most amazing, inspiring, and downright cool projects that you’ll ever see. And thanks to the fantastic web design …

Web Design

5 Genius Startup Tips From Peter Thiel | Inc.com

PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel is easily one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. By investing early in dozens of startups, including Airbnb, Facebook, LinkedIn, Palantir, and SpaceX, Thiel built himself a venture capital empire worth $2.2 billion. …

Startups

13 Things You Think Your Startup Needs But It Really Doesn’t

You can leave these nonessentials off your startup shopping list.<p>There’s no such thing as one right way to do a startup. You just have to do it–to work as hard and smart as you can to take your company from concept to reality.<p>It’s not easy, but it is possible. In order to make that startup a …

Startups

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

Titles Matter: 4 Tips for Creating Titles That Get Results [Infographic] | Inc.com

Businesses work to create blog posts, articles, and website verbiage that is both relevant and high quality, working in keywords just enough to be effective while also employing the latest link-building strategies.<p>But one area that might escape attention in all of this hard work is the title of the …

Google AdWords

Pay What you Want for the Back-End Developer Bundle

If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer Bundle includes a range of courses to teach you Ruby, Python and PHP at your own pace, and at your own price!<p>With over 95 hours of training content, these eight …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

How to Make the Best Brisket (and Why It Makes Excellent Leftovers)

Red wine-braised brisket has all the makings of a family classic.<p>We’ve been on a bit of a bender lately. A meat bender, that is. Last week we were all about the meatloaf. And now we're diving directly into a pot of big, beautiful, beefy, braised brisket. Whether you make this for a crowd, for a …

Cooking

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

No one wants to buy from startups

I spend most days (and way too many nights and weekends) thinking about, evaluating, visiting, and coaching startups. It’s a never-ending series of pitches from people telling me they are about to take over the world to become the next Salesforce/Splunk/EMC, etc. But rarely, as part of their …

3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate …

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