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The 5 Most Underwhelming Wearables Of CES

CES was underwhelming. <i>The New York Times</i> said this year’s tech is in those awkward teenage years where “The best new stuff is not all that cool, and the coolest stuff isn’t quite ready.”<p>And it seemed like wearables were particularly underwhelming when another year passes and we’re seeing many …

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How To Play The Next Tech Disruption Wave

Three weeks ago, I outlined six key investment themes for the next decade. I neglected to mention one for wont of space and because I wanted to devote an entire post to it. Namely, further technological disruption to established industries. Everyone knows how the likes of retail and newspapers have …

Five LinkedIn Strategies You Haven't Thought Of Before

Last week a client asked if I could stay for a bit after our weekly meeting so he could thank me, not for a PR project, but to show me how he’d used a tactic I’d shown him on LinkedIn to put himself well on the track of securing a much more aggressive marketing budget next year. Wow!<p>First, a little …

Medium opens its social publishing platform to all Twitter users

Twitter's Ev Williams started Medium to simplify and socialize online article writing, but the service's invitation-only nature has kept many folks on the sidelines. Today, things are opening up: Medium's now accessible to anyone willing to sign into Twitter and verify an email address. Would-be …

Leadership Communication | How to Deliver the Best Speech of Your Life | Inc.com

Here's the thing about speeches: 99 percent of them are average. The PowerPoints look the same, the jokes fall flat, and the audience members follows along politely hoping to extract a nugget or two of wisdom they can use in their personal or professional lives. All of this just makes truly …

Public Speaking

Reviewing The New Fitbit: May The Force Be With You

Wearable technology is hot, growing into a $1.4 billion market this year, according to Juniper Research. But that’s nothing compared to the $19 billion consumers are expected to spend on devices that are in some way worn on the body by 2018. One of the reasons the sector is exploding is that …

Who Got Rich This Week: A Cloud Software IPO And Some Friends Of Elon Musk

<i>Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market.</i><p>As the standoff over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling wore on, a spate of polls showing record-low approval ratings for Republicans began to make clear that …

The Wearable Computing Conundrum

For the past few months, I’ve been testing out the Pebble smartwatch and talking to people who were in the test group for Google Glass smart glasses and one thing is becoming increasingly clear: We’re not ready for ubiquitous computers. As much as backers tout the benefits, wearable computers flunk …

Startups Need To Embrace Zero Paid Media Marketing

The power and influence of paid media advertising, including print ads, TV commercials, radio, and even online digital campaigns is waning, in favor of unpaid earned and owned messaging from your website, social media, key market influencers, and existing customer word-of-mouth. But startups need …

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …