Melanie Patterson

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Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

The art of stillness | Pico Iyer

How to Write a Killer Sales Email |

Most sales emails have a response rate of around 1 percent. In other words, if you send out an email to 100 potential customers, only one will get back to you. Let me explain how to write sales emails that get much higher response rates.<p><i>Note:</i> to hone your emailing skills, sign up for my free weekly …


5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers |

Many people hate change; contemplating the unknown is scary. So many stick with familiar things even though they no longer fit. This is especially true of careers. Sometimes people get stuck in a career direction or work environment that makes them terribly unhappy, and they stay there because it's …

Career Development

What Does Your Logo Color Say About Your Company? |

Logos might seem small and inconsequential, but research says otherwise. One recent study, for instance, found that the best logos have a significant impact on the bottom line with powerful visual symbols--rather than text--having the greatest effect (think of Arm & Hammer's flexed muscle as a good …

Graphic Design

Why 'Papa' John Schnatter Still Runs His Pizza Empire Like a Small Business |

John Schnatter--better known as "Papa John"--might be the face of a multimillion-dollar pizza empire, but even with a chain of 4,500 global locations, he still operates within a small-business mindset.<p>Schnatter, the founder and CEO of Papa John's International, spoke at <i>Inc.</i>'s 17th annual GrowCo …

Small Business

Harish Manwani: Profit's not always the point

Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I've got your attention, complexity theory

What it takes to be a great leader | Roselinde Torres

Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?

Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that

The birds and the bees are just the beginning | Carin Bondar

How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden

Ed Yong: Suicidal wasps, zombie roaches and other parasite tales