Joshua Marquis

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It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

6 Sales Questions You're Afraid to Ask | Inc.com

There's a famous scene in the 1992 movie "A Few Good Men" where the hardened professional soldier (Jack Nicholson) yells to the idealist lawyer (Tom Cruise): "You can't handle the truth!"<p>Sad to say, that's often the case for salespeople, who are sometimes afraid to ask prospective customers …

Smartest Way to Manage Your Business? Get Ready to Sell It | Inc.com

Whenever I talk to entrepreneurs or students about exit strategies, they almost invariably protest: But I don't want to sell my company! It's my baby. Why would I walk away?<p>I have two answers. The first is that maybe you never will sell; perhaps your children will love the business as much as you …

Entrepreneurship

Think Small to Go Big | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Steve Blank's blog.</i><p>A minimum viable product (MVP) is not always a smaller/cheaper version of your final product. Defining the goal for a MVP can save you tons of time, money and grief.<p><b>Drones over the Heartland</b><br>I ran into a small startup at Stanford who …

What's Wrong With Your Website? More Than You Think | Inc.com

With the proliferation of smartphones and web review sites, every small business owner knows the importance of maintaining a strong online presence. Outsourcing design work to a talented web artist or firm often makes sense given the complexities of website design and the increased customer traffic …

The Snowball Effect: Transitioning from a Hobbyist to a Full Time Photographer

I started getting into photography when I was in my mid-to-late teens. I bought a 35mm Minolta XG7 at a local yard sale during my freshman year, and …

SEO is Dead. Now What? | Inc.com

Search engine optimization has changed significantly since the earlier days when the term was first coined and industry leaders are beginning to hint at a fundamental philosophical shift that would effectively render the traditional SEO as a dead or dying craft. It is time to re-imagine what it …

SEO

Moveable Type by Pablo Delcán - The Fox Is Black

Pablo Delcán is a design wunderkind. His book cover art continues to enthrall with clever takes on Vladimir Nabokov and Jules Verne classics as well …

Why Bother With Wireless? Tablet Owners Stay Tethered.

In theory, it’s a choice for lots of tablet buyers: Do you get the iPad, or Kindle Fire, or whatever, with a wireless data connection, or without one?<p>…

Eighty Dollar DIY Sound Blimp Doubles as a Poor Man’s Underwater Housing

A couple of days ago, we shared a great little DIY project by Phoenix-based photographer Dan Tabár. Since he sometimes has to shoot on quiet …

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

Sales Secret No. 1: Solve Your Customer's Pain | Inc.com

There are three basic ways to sell anything. There’s the unenlightened way, which an awful lot of entrepreneurs adopt instinctively. It’s almost always wrong.<p>There’s a semi-enlightened way, which I estimate will boost your success rate by a factor of 10. But there’s an even more enlightened …

Fix Your Mobile Site--or Face a Google Demotion | Inc.com

Small business owners, beware: If your site isn't mobile friendly or creates a headache for smartphone users, Google will punish you.<p>Yoshikiyo Kato, a software engineer, and Pierre Far, a Webmaster Trends Analyst, announced Tuesday Google will start demoting websites who don't fix their problems. …

SEO

So You Think You Have Attention Deficit Disorder ... | Inc.com

I hear it all the time: An entrepreneur says she gets nothing done because of her ADD.<p>But only a physician can diagnose ADD. Most entrepreneurs suffer from chronic procrastination.<p>"Procrastination is a weakness in the Executive Function of the brain associated with the pre-frontal cortex," says …

Bootstrapping a Services Business: 3 Simple Steps | Inc.com

Sixteen years ago, I bootstrapped a services company with a partner who lived 3,000 miles away. We both worked from home. We had pre-owned Macs and fax machines, existing software applications, and cheap office furniture. We spent less than $10,000, including legal fees, to draw up our articles of …

What a Great Homepage Does to Hook Customers | Inc.com

The average human's attention span clocks in at a brisk eight seconds. But experts say the average consumer's is even less than that.<p>That means you have to be wary of the window of time in which you can hook your customers, says Patrick Woods, director of the Memphis-based investment firm AM …

Customers

Capturing Interesting Photos in the Forest on a Low Budget

Too often you see photography projects that yield incredible results and think, <i>“If only I had the money to do something like that?”</i> Well today’s …

Photography

The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke

<b>The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke.</b><p>Image created by unknown person and inspired by a quote from Banksy, which was inspired by Sean Tejaratchi’s 1999 essay, “Death, Phones, Scissors.” via Betype

11 Tips & Hacks for Using LinkedIn | Inc.com

<i>LinkedIn is a powerful social network--not just for making connections, but for sharing content, recruiting talent, and keeping customers in the loop. We asked 11 successful founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council to divulge their favorite hacks to get more out of LinkedIn.</i><p><b>1. Join Key LinkedIn</b> …

Hacking

3 Ways to Beat a Sales Slump | Inc.com

Sales slumps are discouraging. You're working hard, making calls, following up, but still nothing pans out. As the slump continues, you start wondering if you're doing something wrong or, worse, whether your product isn't as good as you thought.<p>Not to worry. Here are three tried-and-true ways to …

Letting Go: The Best (and Hardest) Thing You'll Ever Do | Inc.com

A few weeks ago, I did something that once would have been unimaginable: I handed over day-to-day control of 37signals's most popular product, Basecamp. A different Jason, Jason Zimdars, is steering that ship now.<p>Understand, Basecamp is not just any product. It's our signature offering. We launched …

Tim Ferriss Shares How to Master Any Skill by Deconstructing It

Tim Ferriss, the guy behind The 4 Hour Work Week, The 4 Hour Body and The 4 Hour Chef, took the stage at TNW Conference in Amsterdam to discuss how you can master almost any skill through the process of deconstructing it.<p>In case you haven’t heard of Ferriss, he has essentially turned himself into a …

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List | Inc.com

I asked a number of entrepreneurs and experts for the essential things every new start-up must do to establish its Web presence. Here's the digital to-do list they came up with:<p><b>1. Register the domain.</b><br>If you've seen the GoDaddy.com commercials, you know you shouldn't wait long to register a domain. …

Local Search

7 Ways to Create an Awesome LinkedIn Group | Inc.com

There are almost 2 million LinkedIn Groups, since any of the more than 200 million LinkedIn users can create one. Does that mean there's no longer an opportunity for you to create and moderate a thriving group?<p>It all depends on your approach.<p>The macro-subject group turf is already well staked out …

Filmmaking

Paper by FiftyThree updated with ‘Made With Paper’ feed, pinch to zoom, & Expressive Ink Engine built on OpenGL

The extremely popular 2012 App of the Year ‘Paper by FiftyThree’ has been updated today with a few notable new features making it even easier to create beautiful sketches, illustrations, and more. Among the new features, developer FiftyThree has added a new “Made with Paper” feature that acts as a …

Gizmodo

Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that allows readers to instantly save a file—PDFs, images, what have …

Google

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

Landscape Photography

Balancing Strobes & Daylight for Portrait Photography

Many beginning photographers think of strobes as devices to be used when there is a lack of light in the scene. However, they can also be used to …

Shutter Speed

Texture Photography Essentials and Tips

A photographic image is successful when it successfully grabs the attention of the viewers. Images can do this in a variety of ways. Eye-catching …