Juan Ariza

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Red-Labeled Map of Houston Shows Snide Comments You Can Make About Everyone Else’s Neighborhoods

Comedian Trent Gillaspie began his internet cartographic ventures by assembling an annotated map of his then-hometown of Denver, which he posted …

How Behavioral Finance Can Help Bond Investors

Lessons learned from the equity market can be applied to bonds as well<p>Behavioral finance provides useful lessons for the bond market.<p>The principles …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

Big Data Offers Big Opportunities for CFOs but is Finance Ready?

Finance departments must seize the opportunity to drive growth in their organizations by harnessing the power of big data. Finance should own the …

Big Data

The best stats you've ever seen

You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the …

APIs

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Steve Jobs's 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Words of wisdom from the former Apple executive.<p>"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while."<p>"Remembering that you are going …

Motivation

Boxes, Whiskers, and Jitters

Overview<p>One of the new features in Tableau 8.1 that Tableau Software is trumpeting quite a bit is one-click Box and Whisker Plot generation. While I …

Grassroots data analysis drives elementary school principal's leadership

Pete Misner is a principal in the Northshore School district in Bothell, Washington. He is also a passionate believer in using data to improve …

10 Successful Practices I've Learned from Interviewing 200+ Photographers

Over the past 8 years, I have conducted well over two hundred interviews with photographers on my show, The Candid Frame. These conversations have …

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

The ancient saying that a picture is worth 1000 words comes as no surprise to content marketers. Images arouse emotions, set the tone for your …

Creative Commons

State of Presentations: New Tools for New Communication Needs

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers analyze the state and future of their industry. Read all the posts here.</i><p>Presentations are …

7 tips for overcoming paralysis of analysis - Houston Business Journal

4. Follow your core values<p>If a potential decision conflicts with the things you or your organization believe in most, dismiss it from consideration. …

Sales Tips: How to Get Good at Selling Even If You Hate It | Inc.com

If there's any belief that guarantees failure it's "I hate selling." Nobody ever gets good at something that they hate, and if you can't sell your ideas, yourself, and your products, you'll fail in business. It's as simple as that.<p>The problem with the "I hate selling" belief is that it confuses the …

Selling

How data will transform business

What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy -- …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Facebook, Twitter — and CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — #Help. #CPAC2014.<p>Republicans believe they got crushed in the tech race in 2012, so they called Facebook and Twitter to advise them on how to reboot their efforts for 2014 and 2016.<p>At a Conservative Political Action Conference panel on Friday, representatives from the two …

Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Letter Offers 5 Business Success Strategies | Inc.com

Critics gotta criticize, and when you're as successful in your undertakings as Warren Buffett, they're going to look for anything they can find. This year, having combed through Buffett's annual letter to his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, <i>Fortune</i> noted that S&P 500 returns beat Buffett's over the …

Investing

31 Things All Leaders Need to Know About Themselves | Inc.com

For most people, the key to becoming a better leader lies not in training or skills development, but in self-awareness. For most of us, it's our blind spots that hold us back, not the things we already know we need to improve on.<p>So here, in the interest of self-awareness, is a checklist of where …

Leadership

5 Tips to Help You Hyper Focus | Inc.com

These days the demands of business put more on most people's plate than they probably can handle. It's not intentional, but every company is trying to extract maximum efficiency out of every resource. Overwork and massive distractions can create unintended mistakes or substandard performance.<p>When I …

Time Management

7 Signs You're Not Self-Aware | Inc.com

Being in the advice giving game isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's not like you get to sit on a mountaintop and just rain down pearls of wisdom on your clients. When it comes to executives and business leaders, it's almost never that black and white.<p>Granted, there are times when people are …

Self-help

Is your next meeting necessary? Ask yourself these 5 questions before scheduling - Houston Business Journal

Image provided by Getty Images (stokkete)<p>Columnist Dave Barry once said, "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not …

Hartnett's CODM Model: Developing Solutions Collectively

© iStockphoto<br>coopder1<p>When attitudes clash, it can be difficult to reach a consensus.<p>You've just brought your team together to kick-off a new project, …

Writing Effective Emails: Getting People to Read and Act on Your Messages

Email has long been a core tool for business communications, but a 2013 survey by Sendmail, Inc., found that it has caused tension, confusion, or …

Writing

How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research

Use a computer. Underline. Take a break. Read them later.<p>AP Photos<p>The value of note-taking--or notebooks at least--gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine's planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. …