Jonathan Peranich

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How to Interview a Customer | Inc.com

If you want to know how you can best help a customer, you must ask. And there's a real art to interviewing customers so that they reveal the needs and opportunities your offering can meet.<p>First, you must know the right questions to ask. If you don't, you'll be spending all your precious time with …

College Student Put His Life Savings Into Tesla, Made A Killing

A year later, he's glad he ignored their warnings.<p>The 22-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley invested $30,000 into Tesla stock a year ago and has parlayed it into an investment worth approximately $250,000 today.<p>"I was always preaching to my friends, 'Tesla's gonna be huge' …

6 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You Work Alone | Inc.com

My day always starts with coffee. For anyone who follows me on Twitter or reads my personal blog, you know this already. By 10 a.m., I'm back for a third or fourth cup. It's my fuel for writing, but it's also my chance to leave the comfort of my performance chair, shake out a few of the cobwebs in …

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Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and women starting their careers are closer to juggling multiple positions than steady growth.<p>Freelancing and …

Guide to the Off-Season in 4 Resort Towns

In many favorite summer destinations, July and August is the peak of peak season with everything (hotels, museums, restaurants, beaches) at top …

Here's The Most Amusing Way To Learn The Depressing News About Your Vanishing Privacy

Learning how so many fun things on the Internet and how many of our favorite companies pose a risk to our privacy is not the most pleasurable activity. So Austrian Wolfie Christl came up with a way to inform us all on these issues and amuse us at the same time.<p>With several colleagues, he set up an …

7 Life Secrets Of Centenarians

<b>By Lynn Peters Adler, J.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>There is no one pathway to reaching age 100. We all have the opportunity to grab the brass ring in our own way and many of us will. One in 26 baby boomers is now expected to live to 100; legions more will reach the mid-to-late 90s. In <i>Celebrate 100:</i> …

The Answer to "What Is My Password Again?"

Sure, people know they shouldn’t use the same password for their online accounts. But the fear of forgetting a password when it’s needed leads many …

Sit too much? 4 tips to using a desk treadmill

For those looking to overcome a sedentary lifestyle, the desk treadmill could be the answer to getting more physical activity into your day. Sitting …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

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You Don't Need Perks or Money to Keep Employees Loyal--Just These 4 Things | Inc.com

You can ditch the esoteric interview questions; skip the outlandish benefits and uber-hip working conditions; and forget building an awesome brand. When it comes to hiring-- and more importantly, keeping-- great employees, not even paying well above market compensation guarantees success.<p>In a …

Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Chromecast: Google's second attempt to take over your TV<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Announced July 24th 2013, the Google Chromecast is a tiny streaming device that lets you push content from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop straight to your TV. …

3D printing could save US households $2,000 a year

US households could save up to $2,000 annually by 3D-printing products instead of purchasing from shops, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Michigan Technological University chose 20 everyday objects, including a garlic press, mobile phone accessories, shower head and the slightly strange choice of a …

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The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

The World's Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40

There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.<p>Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, …

The Markets' Worst Kept Secret

Here’s what your stockbroker and the media aren’t telling you: the world is more indebted now than it was at the height of the financial bubble in 2007. That’s right. Despite the extraordinary government intervention of the past six years. Despite continuing optimism of a recovery. Despite the …

6 Estate Planning Lessons From James Gandolfini's Will

James Gandolfini’s untimely death at 51 brought many discussions, none more strange than the fixation on his will. A few estate planning stories are salacious, such as the tale of Anna Nicole Smith. A few are amusing, such as Leona Helmsley’s $12M trust for her dog Trouble.<p>But most estate planning …

After 69 years, 'pitch drop' experiment finally caught on video

In 1927, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia began what's widely recognized as the longest-running experiment ever, the so-called "pitch drop." It's a simple set up: fill a flask with tar pitch and let it ooze out the bottom to see how quickly it flows, and eventually it makes …

Tell the <em>Customer's</em> Story, Not Your Story | Inc.com

Every day, I receive around a dozen press releases from companies announcing new products. Here's a real-life example (name changed):<p><i>"I'd like to introduce you to Acme, a new cloud-based call center solution. Acme asked the question, 'Why can't your CRM software easily talk to your call center?'</i> …

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How to Do Your Own PR on the Cheap | Inc.com

It's a crowded marketplace out there. You know your company can't be successful if it doesn't get noticed. But you're starting out with limited funds. Should you bite the bullet and invest in a public relations firm? Or hope that your product and service will speak for themselves?<p>There's a third …

'You Owe It to Your Employees to Train Them Correctly'

Metal Mafia founder Vanessa Merit Nornberg explains her intensive multi-step new-hire training process.

My Company Has No Value. Does Yours? | Inc.com

When I got back from vacation last week, I was kind of depressed. But not for the reasons you may think.<p>I took a Royal Caribbean cruise to Bermuda with my family. Royal Caribbean is a most excellent cruise line, which I highly recommend. Just don't linger too long at the buffet or you may get …

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How to Pitch Your Company. (If You're Not Nervous, You're Missing the Point) | Inc.com

With the proliferation of pitch competitions, start-up events, and accelerator Pitch Days, you will at some point have the opportunity to pitch your company. In front of hundreds of people. Some of them even important. Are you ready? This is not anything like the one-on-ones or the one-on-few table …

Bitcoin will prosper — until governments or banks decide to crush it overnight

Advertisement<p>42 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Every currency created since the advent of money 2,700 years ago has fit nicely …

Got a Great Worker? Don't Promote Him | Inc.com

It’s great when an employee does a superior job, isn’t it? The person does good work, shows up on time and is pleasant to work with. Over time, it’s natural that we would want to promote the person. The progression seems logical, obvious, a way to reward good work.<p>But more often that you might …

The Future 50: Best Places For Millennials To Work

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems to be no consensus. Are Millennials merely the “lazy” generation as some purport, and ultimately responsible for the demise of …