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5 Ways to Push Your Company Past the Startup Phase

<i>James Green is CEO of search retargeting company Magnetic. This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly</i> …

How To Set Goals For The Life You Actually Want

It’s time to stop setting the wrong goals and start using goals to determine the journey, not the destination.<p>It’s a commonly accepted sentiment that setting goals will lead you to success.<p>Many of us believe life will be better by reaching those goals, so we make our plans, put our nose to the …

Beats Music updated with subscriptions via in-app purchase, Facebook friend search, and a lot more

Beats Music for iOS was updated today to version 1.0.7, but don’t let the minor version number bump fool you: this update has a lot of new stuff, including an entirely new subscription model, packed in.<p>The biggest news in this update is the option to purchase a subscription directly from the iTunes …

Hello Doctor Is An Easy Way To Save Medical Files

Hello Doctor wants to rescue patients and caregivers from the nightmare of having to wrangle piles of medical paperwork. The free app, which won a fall 2013 DEMO God award, just launched on iPhone to complement its existing iPad version.<p>Copies of medical files are often difficult to replace if …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy individual songs from iTunes has come and gone. These days, Netflix, Spotify, Rdio, and other services are making it easier and easier for people to subscribe to all-you-can-eat plans.<p>As slow and painful as it …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

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UI Design

Tumblr: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

NewsBoth Tumblr’s founder and head of communications have left the company<p>NewsApple now directly employs 80,000 people in the U.S.<p>TechnologyHow Facebook Turned The Social Graph Into A Hacker Alarm SystemThe same technology that helps Facebook track friendships and likes is powering a mutli-company …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

Public Speaking

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Refreshing Summer Morning Meals To Beat The Heat

Holy heat wave! When you're awoken by humidity rather than the buzz of your alarm, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or the stove to whip up some breakfast.<p>Sure, you could grab a breakfast bar and call yourself set (and prepare to crash: the amount of sugar in those babies is …

How to Hire Great People--Every Time

Hiring doesn't have to be hit or miss. Treat the process as the most important strategic planning your company needs, and you'll get better results.<p>The success of your business is in the hands of your people. They take hundreds--probably thousands--of individual actions on your behalf every day, …

Employment

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose

Living and working with purpose is a process of self-discovery--and one most of us never let ourselves undergo.<p><i>"The deepest form of despair is to choose to be another than himself."</i> Soren Kierkegaard<p>After my last post on How to Know if You're Working (and Living) with Purpose, I had the opportunity …

Self-improvement

"Disciplined Entrepreneurship" by Bill Aulet (Book Summary)

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,”</i> …

Finish 2.0 Aims To Help Students Buckle Down And Stop Procrastinating

Finish started out as a project by 16-year-old Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen. They were just two guys, trying to get through the 10th grade.<p>But the simple task management app has come a long way in the past seven months, receiving an Apple Design Award and today receiving a huge update in the …

Stanford on iTunes U

Do I have to pay to access Stanford on iTunes U?<p>No. All of the content from Stanford on iTunes U is free.<p>How do I access Stanford on iTunes U?<p>First, …

iTunes

Harvard on iTunes U | Harvard University

Harvard on iTunes U allows the University to distribute world-class educational content to the world at large. Watch Michael Sandel give his famous …

Free Online Course Materials

Welcome!<p>This page is an index of every course on OCW, over 2,200 in all.<p><b>MIT OpenCourseWare</b> is a free & open publication of material from thousands of …

3 Ways to Build and Maintain Trust in Your Email Marketing

What's your definition of spam email? You better take a good, long look at how you define it or be prepared to lose customers.<p>Email spam has a specific legal definition, but the best marketers know that simply passing the legal test isn’t close to enough. In the eyes of consumers, the definition of …

Marketing

Don’t Love Your Job? Teach Yourself A New One

This is the story of how one woman became a designer without going to design school. Karen Cheng’s experience offers valuable insights for anyone itching to do something different.<p>I got my job as a designer without going to design school.<p>I wanted to change careers and become a designer, but I …

The bubble around talent and human capital management is too big

After years of dealing with dreary HR software, like payroll systems and employee record management, it must be more tantalizing for corporations to …

What Your Company Logo Says About Your Brand (Infographic)

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>A truly great company logo becomes synonymous with its identity. Think about the McDonald’s golden arches, Apple’s apple, Coca-Cola’s cursive typeface, Nike’s swoosh and all the other iconic brand images that you remember.<p>But what does a logo say …

Graphic Design

How to Build a Great Personal Brand

These days, your personal brand is as important as your resume. But defining--and communicating--your brand can be tricky.<p>Today, having a “personal brand” is virtually analogous to having resume--it’s essential, particularly for entrepreneurs. You have to not only be able to write about your …

Genius

Thinking of Starting a Business? Click On Specialized Online Retail

Online shoppers are searching--for high-priced, niche goods.<p>E-commerce is nothing new. What <i>is</i> new? As the number of people who have access to broadband Internet connections skyrocketed, online shoppers have expanded their appetites, especially when it comes to landing deals on an ever-widening …

eCommerce

Top 3 Ways Marketers Waste Money

Don't spend money on marketing unless you're 100% certain the investment will pay off.<p>Even during lean times, companies spend a lot of money on marketing, hoping that the spending will result in future sales. Unfortunately, marketing is one of those areas where it's really easy to waste money.<p>Here …

Marketing

7 Better Ways to Promote Online

Almost everyone needs to shamelessly promote online at some point. Whether it's for personal gain or business, here are 7 great tips.<p>I was just at Sunday brunch with someone I consider to be one of the best at online promotion. At 28 years old, this amazing entrepreneur has built a profitable $30 …

Marketing

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

6 Start-Ups Transforming the Newsroom

Graduates from San Francisco-based accelerator Matter are striving to change media for good. Will they succeed?<p>"What if you tried to build the next great media institution from scratch?"<p>That's the challenge Jake Shapiro, founder of Matter, a start-up accelerator based in San Francisco, gave his …

Startups