Joel Varty

54 Flips | 2 Magazines | 19 Likes | 10 Following | 3 Followers | @joelvarty | Keep up with Joel Varty on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Joel Varty”

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

Public Speaking

A technical overview of Azure Cosmos DB

<i>Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service – A technical overview</i><p>Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, …

How Microsoft builds massively scalable services using Azure Cosmos DB

<b>Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB was built from the ground up with global distribution and</b> …

Best iPad Apps for Pro Designers

The iPad has now become one of the most usefulThe post Best iPad Apps for Pro Designers appeared first on iamwire.

Parsing JSON response and save it in CoreData, step by step.

Hint: This app was made with Xcode 8.1, iOS 10 and Swift 3<p>Do you remember when you are under a tunnel or camping with friends, and the content from a …

What Would You Do If You Were a Presidential Elector?

The framers didn’t intend electors to act independently, but as individuals, they now face a difficult set of choices.<p>The American “Electoral College” is almost precisely like the “letters of transit” in <i>Casablanca—</i>a ridiculous gimmick one can hardly believe could exist in real life. And there’s …

The Highlands Desktop

This landscape may look like it’s steaming or on fire, but it’s just bright, rich colors of the time of day the photo was shot—and it makes for a …

Theatre community deserves informed, honest critics

When writing a review, I avoid reading any other critic's response to the work in question – like most reviewers, I imagine. But after I've filed, I'm Googling like crazy. Were my impressions similar to those of my counterparts?<p>When it's theatre I'm reviewing, the first critic I seek out is Colin …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Web Design - The First 100 Years

Idle Words > Talks > Web Design: The First 100 Years<p>This is the expanded version of a talk I gave on September 9, 2014, at the HOW Interactive Design …

Partner with Microsoft

Looking for MPN?<p>Go there now<p>Partners make more possible<p>There are more ways than ever for you to create new business opportunities. Microsoft is here …

Customers

Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.In his premier film appearance in the blaxploitation send-up “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” Chris …

IBM's big bet on Watson is paying off with more apps and DNA analysis

IBM's cognitive computer Watson is on a roll. After spinning it out as a $1 billion division last year, IBM went on to give Watson a flashy new home in Manhattan, made it a more tool for doctors with Watson Health Cloud, and it even proved its culinary chops with a new cookbook. Today IBM showed …

Apps

As CEO, How Much Space Should You Take in the Room?

Many CEOs I work with struggle with this same issue, and some don’t even know that they have a challenge. They present an idea to their team, hoping …

Leadership

Fred Wilson on how much venture capital a company should raise

This video is no longer available<p>This video was hosted on Vidme, which is no longer in operation. However, you might find this video at one of these …

The Importance Of Being Inauthentic: Mark Bowden at TEDxToronto

Matthew Weiner on Mad Men's Origins, Peggy's Baby, and Why There Will Never Be a Spinoff

The show's creator recounts 14 years of working on his insta-classic, period drama, and teases the final seven episodes.<p>Matthew Weiner is not upset that <i>Mad Men</i> is coming to an end. He was a few months ago, when the final scripts were turned in, when he directed those last scenes with star Jon Hamm, …

How GitHub Conquered Google, Microsoft, and Everyone Else

Chris DiBona was worried everything would end up in one place.<p>This was a decade ago, before the idea of open source software flipped the tech world …

5 Steps to Statusing Red

Sun, Mar 15, 2015 @ 12:00 PM KPIs & Dashboards, Effective Meetings<p>I really hate the f-word: Failure. But it happens, especially when it seems like …

Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner Made His Cast and Crew Watch These Movies

When <i>Mad Men</i> returns on April 5, we devoted members of the Don Draper Fan Club will only have seven new episodes to ingest. That is only seven more opportunities to let series mastermind <b>Matthew Weiner</b> guide us through his House of Don’s Subconscious Horrors without any idea where it will lead, …

5 Theater Books to Read

Looking to achieve another goal besides getting off-book and acting? Knowing your way around a theater never hurts. Consider exploring a different …

Marlon Brando

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

Hearst Magazines

Housekeeping

5,200 Days in Space

An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile<p>When humans move to space, we are the aliens, the extraterrestrials. And so, living in space, the oddness never quite goes away. Consider something as elemental as sleep. In …

SaaS Churn Rate - What's Acceptable?

Is 5% a good monthly SaaS Churn Rate? Read on to learn the answer…<p>As a consultant to SaaS and Cloud providers that are looking to grow, I get asked …

Customer Experience

NuGet Package of the Week: Polly wanna fluently express transient exception handling policies in .NET?

LOL at my own post title. Pardon me.Michael Wolfenden has a very clever open source library called Polly. Polly is a .NET 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5 / PCL …

A 1930s Toronto photo extravaganza

The Toronto of the 1930s was a city mired in the Great Depression. Though high-profile construction projects like Commerce Court and Canada Life …

Getting Started with Robots for kids and children in STEM this holiday season

December 26, '14 Comments [27] Posted in Parenting<p>Sponsored By<p>Now's the perfect time to buy your kids/nieces/cousins some robots. Robots are a great …

Kids

Is Your Annual Plan Helping You Double Your Business_.wmv

5 Steps to Getting Started on Winning Moves

Recently, Patrick Thean led our team through a Winning Moves education session. As usual, I walked away with a million new tools in my coaching …