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Make Your Own Fire Pit For $50

<i>This article was originally posted in</i> Instructables <i>and is reposted with permission from Dewey Lindstrom.</i><p>We recently moved from the remote North Woods …

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The Mobile Strategy Gap (and How to Close Yours)

This is a unique and dangerous moment in the life of every company.<p>On the one hand, there is great opportunity. We are in the midst of a major shift …

Best Mountain Bike Trail in the East

Last week, Duluth was voted <i>Outside</i>'s Best Place to Live. This week, the Minnesota gem received another honor: According to Singletrack.com, the town has the most scenic mountain bike trail in the Eastern United States.<p>Duluth's technical 10-mile Piedmont Trail garnered 225 of 1,100 votes to claim …

Why You Should Worry About Your People, Not Your Bottom Line

The CFO of the cloud computing company Workday explains why empowering employees is the best way to excel in the long run.<p>Putting people over profits might sound like an unrealistic ideal to a lot of entrepreneurs. Even if the CEO can get on board with such a strategy, try explaining it to your …

How to Respond to Cryptic Emails

Better your inter-office communication by looking out for these 2 types of emails.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>At its best, email is one of the most efficient forms of communication-;it can be short, sweet, and …

21 Ways to Know You're Leading a Great Team

Here's a checklist to find out.<p>I've written frequently about the vitally mundane skill of effective team-based decision-making for those executive teams who truly want to scale their business.<p>The question I most frequently get asked is '<i>How can I tell--apart from waiting to see how years of</i> …

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Turnaround Strategy: What You Can Learn From Southwest Airlines

Long praised as an exceptionally smart, consumer-friendly company, Southwest Airlines finished dead last in on-time flights for the fourth quarter of 2013. Here's how they're attacking the problem, and what you can learn from it.<p>Throw a dart at the figurative board of case studies about great …