Jim Lane

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SmarterMail

<b>Pros</b><p>Quick setup. Free for up to 10 users. Detailed configuration settings. Spam and Web filtering options. Excellent documentation.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Exporting mail …

Microsoft Exchange

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Psychology
Business Strategy

3 Easy Ways To Whip Your Brain Into Shape

Our brain changes every day. We can feel when it is firing on all cylinders and our thoughts connect fluidly. Alternatively, we all have days when we feel like we are in a fog and words are harder to find. On those days, we wonder, “Am I losing my mental edge?”<p>For most healthy adults, the issue …

Reinventing the To-Do List: A Multi-billion Dollar Opportunity

Gotta love Dan Markovitz’s post decrying to-do lists. Contrarian, yes. But it unfortunately ignored the digitally-enhanced tomorrow made possible by the very device you’re reading this on.<p>To-do lists, in fact, will likely be the internet’s next multibillion dollar global innovation. The only …

6 Types of Toxic Thoughts That Can Sabotage Your Success | Inc.com

Most of us have encountered a nagging little voice inside our head that second guesses our judgements, criticizes our best efforts or worries about things we know we shouldn’t stress about. And that includes author, coach and Stanford lecturer Shirzad Chamine.<p>Chamine shared his own personal …

Self-help

The Best Business Laptops of 2018

Laptops built for business are thinner and more powerful than ever. Our buying advice and product recommendations will help you find your next mobile …

Kaby Lake

The Secret Method to Skip Commercials with One Button on Your DVR

Depending on where you get your DVR, it may or may not have the ability to skip commercials. The best ones have a button that lets you jump forward, …

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>’s latest — <i>David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants</i> – came out this week. Like every other book by …

How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush

Our latest podcast is called “How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush.” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, …

The Best Laptops of 2018

Whether you want a simple budget laptop, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, there's something here for you, along with all …

Computer Hardware

How Strategy Really Works - Manage By Walking Around

By onSeptember 15, 2013 in books, Leadership, strategy<p>0 0 0<p>The 1993 HBR article ‘Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines’ argued that every …

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise For Being A Smarter Leader And More Productive Employee

Former Buddhist monk and current leadership coach and best-selling author Christine Comaford reveals how anyone can learn to stop reacting–and start becoming their smartest selves.<p>You’ve probably had this feeling at some point: One minute you’re thinking logically and rationally, then when you’re …

Employment

The Most Outlandish Resume Mistakes Of 2013

Submitting a résumé written in Klingon language from Star Trek, or trying to pass your video gaming accomplishments as leadership experience probably won’t land you the job–but it will, however, grab the potential employer’s attention and earn you a spot on a new compilation of hiring managers’ …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

Self-esteem

A Quick Exercise To Generate 9 New Growth Ideas

Common sense usually leads to average outcomes. Here’s how to get to uncommonly good thoughts.<p>It’s 1:54 a.m. I should be asleep. But two distractions are keeping me going. First, my house is dead silent, a state it rarely achieves with three young kids. Second, I returned home from a strategy …

Brainstorming

How to Create a Website

Need to establish an online presence for yourself or your business, but don't know where to begin? Our primer will show you exactly what you need to …

Web Design

Weekend Project: Build a False TV Wall | WIRED

Just because you rent, that doesn’t mean you can’t own the living room. It does, however, mean you can’t punch a trillion holes in the wall to mount …

Understanding What Your Logo Says About Your Brand

There have been a lot of changes at Yahoo! this past year under the helm of Marissa Mayer. In just one year, the new CEO has narrowed the company’s focus, purchased new properties and this past July has helped Yahoo! take the crown as the most trafficked internet property in the U.S., according to …

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

Research

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

How To Tell People What You Do -- And Be Remembered

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”<p>―Maya Angelou<p>Maya is right on the money.<p>When you’re introducing yourself to new colleagues or potential employers, either in writing or face-to-face, people rarely remember the …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Apps

How To Add Powerful (And Legal) Images To Your Presentations

What do you remember better? Pictures or words?<p>The evidence is clear: people have better recall for images than text. Including attractive images that dramatize your speaking points will significantly increase your efficacy as a speaker.<p>Based on my experience in investment banking and strategy …

Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage

We've highly regarded Liquipel for its clever "watersafe" nanocoating, which has been known to give phones the same protection from liquids and other materials as an IPX7-certified device. That doesn't prevent physical damage from occurring, however, so the company's announcing Skins, its answer to …

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company

When starting a company, there are many resources available to you with folks telling how, why, when and where to start your business in order to become a millionaire at an early age. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of these resources are mediocre, misleading, or just not useful. Having access to …