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A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Bitcoin

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Here's the trick to add an AirDrop folder to your Mac's Dock

You can't add AirDrop to the MacOS Dock. Or can you?<p>AirDrop is the fastest and easiest way to shuttle files and photos between iPhones ($1,099.99 at Best Buy) and Macs. I use it to send screenshots from my iPhone to my Mac. I use it less frequently to send files from my Mac to my iPhone or another …

Operating Systems

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

Public Speaking

10 Tips for Shooting Waterfall Photos

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get something more out of your waterfall shots. The idea to this guide came to me when I recently visited …

Landscape Photography

The best question to ask in a job interview can tell you more than you think

Asking questions in a job interview is not only a great way to show your enthusiasm, but it can also demonstrate that you're already thinking about the role you plan to play in the company's future.<p>The best way to convey this intention is by asking a two-part question at the end of your</b> …

Employment

How to Land Your Next Job, According to Recruiters From the 'Best Companies to Work For'

“Recruiting is much like dating in many ways.”<p>At least that’s the way Elaine Poucher, director of recruiting at Protiviti, which placed on our 100 …

Employment

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

4 Toxic Leadership Phrases You Probably Say Daily

They might seem harmless, but these words and phrases tell employees that you're not a people-focused leader.<p>As leaders, our language defines us. Literally.<p>In a new report, the behavioral analytics platform Mattersight analyzed at least 10 minutes of public speaking engagements from well-known …

Leadership

Here’s How to Capture Sharp Long-Exposure Photos with Tips from a Pro Travel Shooter (VIDEO)

Long-exposure photography at night can be very challenging, especially if you want to capture sharp images. And while we all know that using a tripod …

Landscape Photography

1 Question Facebook's Head of HR Says You Should Always Ask in an Interview

She became an early employee at Facebook thanks to asking this question.<p>If you're a recruiter looking for good interview questions, you'll find them aplenty. A tactful question can reveal if someone's a narcissist, a complainer or a run-of-the-mill excuse maker.<p>But if you're on the other side of …

Employment

12 Unexpected Tricks To Help You Make A Great First Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Self-help

An In-Depth Look at the Top 8 Modern Project Management Tools

<i>Last updated: January 2018</i>Project management tools have come a long way in the last few years. We thought it was about time for a detailed article …

Project Management

This Tip Will Give You Finer Control Over Slider Adjustments In Lightroom

<i>Sometimes it can be a pain to use the sliders in Lightroom to get a precise value; this tip will make that easier!</i><p>I think we have all been there at …

Tutorials

Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app …

Project Management

The 25 Best Chrome Extensions for Gmail

These Chrome add-ons turn Google's webmail client into an ultra-powerful service.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Google

Parallels Toolbox update includes Presentation Mode, video editing tools, much more

Parallels Toolbox, an ever-growing suite of handy single-purpose tools that simplify common computing tasks to just a click or two, has received a major update for both Mac and PC users. New tools and key features include presentation mode, capture for lengthy webpages, free memory reclaim, quick …

Software

These 3 Persuasion Tricks Have Been Used for Over 2,000 Years

Having trouble closing deals? Use the oldest trick in the book.<p>Over 2,000 years ago Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle cracked the code to persuasion. Aristotle is most known for his knowledge and ideologies surrounding abstract, political and rational topics.<p>Aristotle often dealt with the …

Public Speaking

LinkedIn and Microsoft will now write your resume for you

Finding the right words to describe your last job no longer needs to be a thesaurus-combing ordeal. Microsoft and LinkedIn can automatically do it for you.<p>The software company and social-networking service—the former of which acquired the latter in 2016 for $26 billion—together have launched Resume …

Writing

5 Ways to Minimize Office Distractions and Develop More Focus

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7 Questions You Should Ask During a Job Interview

“Do you have any questions for us?”<p>You’ll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this …

Employment

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

Employment

How customer

Categories: stakeholders<p><i>As this month's theme is project management at the cutting edge, I thought I would share with you this extract from my new</i> …

Customer Experience

Find my phone Amazon Alexa skill | TrackR

How to set up the Find My Phone skill<p><b>Step 1:</b> Enable the TrackR skill within the Amazon Alexa app. Or simply say, “Alexa, ask TrackR to find my phone.”<p>…

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Bill Gates

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Employee Engagement

Do’s and dont’s of sending emails under GDPR

I hate to break it to you, but the days of scattergun marketing emails are numbered — the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in sight now, and once it’s arrived, there’ll be no hiding from the major issue of <b>consent</b>. No longer will you be able to add new addresses to your endless email …

GDPR

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Self-improvement

How to Build Trust with Colleagues You Rarely See

When you exchange pleasantries with a co-worker in the elevator, the two of you are building trust. When you stop by a colleague’s office and see their family photographs on a desk, you learn about that person’s life outside the office and, as a result, usually feel closer. Face-to-face meetings, …

Management