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How to Shave Without Getting Razor Bumps by Male Standard

Is there anything more frustrating than angry red bumps that appear after shaving? These tiny dots of irritation can flare up immediately, or appear …

IMAX Private Theater

Posted in Space and Tech and Television<p>IMAX Private Theater brings the immersive IMAX entertainment system into your home. They offer turnkey plans …

The 2013 Comprehensive Summer Movie Guide

Nowadays, no summer preview would be complete without a mention of the movies. Mother nature’s decision to crank up the thermostat and the …

Steven Spielberg Takes on 'American Sniper' Project

Filmmaker will direct Bradley Cooper in film based on Navy SEAL's book<p>Steven Spielberg will be taking on a new project based on Chris Kyle's <i>American</i> …

To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how <i>you</i> feel about <i>yourself</i>. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a …

How to Tell a Story with Data

An excellent visualization, according to Edward Tufte, expresses “complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision and efficiency.” I would add that an excellent visualization also tells a story through the graphical depiction of statistical information. As I discussed in an earlier post, …

Don’t Blame Your Company’s Poor Performance on Its Industry

Between 2002 and 2012, the shareholder return of the average airline company rose an uninspiring 5.6% a year. Diversified consumer services were a notch lower, gaining just 4.2% a year. Worst of all were computers and peripherals companies, with a 3% average annual return — barely the rate of …

The Value of Big Data Isn’t the Data

It is clear that a new age is upon us. Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between “evidence” and “data.” The former is the end game …

How to Get Customers to Value Your Product More

A Columbia undergraduate travels deep into the bowels of Schermerhorn Hall, home of the Motivation Science Center’s underground laboratories. (We would actually prefer to have windows, but what can you do?) He comes here to fill out a few questionnaires in exchange for $5. When he is finished, he’s …

Use Sales Linguistics to Structure Winning Presentations

During the past few months I’ve sat through hundreds of presentations while attending conferences and the company meetings of my clients. Overall, I would rate half of them as being average and a quarter of them as just plain terrible. How can we all work to improve those numbers?<p>There’s an …

The Metamorphosis of the CIO

As we all know, the very nature of the enterprise is changing. This is the result of the rapid shifts that have been occurring in the business world over the last few years–the commoditization of goods and services, the individuation of value, the transformation of the workforce–which I discussed …

Gunplay Is at an All-Time High

Seventy-two hours with the most exciting, most intoxicated rapper in the world<p>Just about this time last year, life got very messy for Richard …

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John Bogle's Latest Advice: A 'Gatekeeper' For Your Nest Egg

Mutual funds, which have topped $13 trillion, are the way many Americans interact with the financial markets. You may have come across mutual funds when you set up an individual retirement account or a company-sponsored retirement account like a 401(k).<p>A "basket" of stocks, bonds or both, mutual …

Make Your Faucet Kid-Friendly with an Aqueduck

We need this because kids are like miniature T-Rex’s: very loud, lots of drooling, and short arms. The Aqueduck Faucet Extender along with the Handle …