Michael Bowers

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Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

The gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns<p>All these people are trying to kill email.<p>"E-mail is dead, or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on," wrote Businessweek tech reporter Ashlee Vance.<p>There's the co-founder of Asana, the work software startup. Email …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

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Doing Less, Leading More

Our first accomplishments as professionals are usually rooted in our skill as individual contributors. In most fields we add value in the early stages of our careers by getting things done. We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do high-quality work. In a word, we’re <i>doers.</i> But when we carry this …

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …

Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money

The price of a bitcoin topped $900 last week, an enormous surge in value that arrived amidst Congressional hearings where top U.S. financial …

From Treasure To Trash: Man Tosses Out Bitcoin Wallet On Hard Drive Worth $9 Million

Years ago, when renovating with friends, I took off my rings so that they wouldn’t get damaged. In the flurry of clean-up, the rings got tossed into the trash. Despite going through bag after bag of garbage, we couldn’t find them. I was not happy.<p>That has to be nothing compared to what James …

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him<p>Abraham Lincoln often spoke and dreamed about being assassinated, convinced that he would not outlast the rebellion when his work would have been done. Prior to his inauguration, he received letters warning …

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How Content Marketing Builds Your Business

If you’re interested in marketing your business online (and who isn’t at this point?), you can’t escape hearing about content marketing. It’s …

Half of angel investors regret investments they made this year (survey)

Angel investors invest approximately $20 billion into 60,000 companies a year, but a recent survey shows that 46% regretted making an investment in 2013.<p>The data comes from Worthworm, a company that uses analytics to “take the guess work” out of “premoney” startup valuations. It designed its tools …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

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In an era where search engine optimization is becoming more and more challenging, traffic diversification is a <b>MUST</b>.<p>That’s why I’m <i>super duper</i> excited …

Competency Moves Beyond Courses

Sarah Luchs<p>As a recipient of Next Generation Learning Challenge’s (NGLC) most recent wave of investment, New Hampshire-based Virtual Learning Academy …

You’re Marketing to the Wrong People

This week I am headed to Louisiana to present Think Like a Rock Star to New Orleans’ AMA chapter. One of the things I’ll talk about with that group …