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Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) | Inc.com

I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so …

Procrastination

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …

Political Science

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Social Media

5 Immutable Habits of Highly Effective Guerrilla Marketers | Inc.com

Companies are in business to make money, and of course the way they do that is by selling products or service that people or other businesses need. However, it's one thing to produce something of use to someone else, and it's another thing altogether to get the word out to potential customers who …

Marketing

6 Lessons Content Marketers Should Never Forget from 2014

<b>Last year was one of content marketing's strongest - here are the biggest takeaways.</b><p>Content marketing continues to rise in popularity year over year, …

Marketing

Kickstarter of the Week: Next Keyboard Claims to be the ‘Perfect Keyboard’ for the iPhone

A new app, claiming to be the “perfect keyboard” for the iPhone, has already more than tripled its Kickstarter funding goal with 27 days to</i> …

From Our Community: How To Get Visitors to Click - Small Business Trends

The elusive click — it’s become the ultimate objective for online entrepreneurs. If you’re trying to get your visitors to click on sponsored content, …

Email

Emerging Entrepreneur Nick Unsworth: How To Market On Facebook Like A Pro

Like many entrepreneurs, Nick Unsworth has gained his greatest expertise from the times he has failed. Now he’s sharing his hard earned marketing strategies with others in the form of a new ebook, <i>The Book on</i> <i>Facebook Marketing (To Help Set Your Business and Life on Fire)</i> co-authored with fellow …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does use dedicated servers — but it also doesn't

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s launch has gone rather smoothly, but some fans are voicing concerns that the online shooter doesn’t use the best server technology.<p>Activision has confirmed, however, that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does use dedicated servers. But it also doesn’t. Following its …

5 clever co-op games that justify human interaction

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of one of your friends is of their Mii or Xbox Live Avatar, you might be overdue for some face time. Sure, you could go to the park and feed some ducks or whatever, and that would be fun for both you and the ducks. But winter is coming, and …

How To Unleash The Power Of The Alpha Bear In Business

Ever been close to a bear? Felt the power of something that could rip you to shreds if it wanted to? It’s a similar feeling to being next to a great CEO or entrepreneur. The energy is intense. There is an animal vitality—one you can tap in yourself.<p>Hungry to lead your firm to dominance? Put down …

Want 543X more effective mobile ads? Here's how: Rescue gamers

You’re in the middle of a tough battle in Clash of Clans.<p>Your wizard is casting spells, your giants are stomping walls, and your dragon is roasting the defending troops. But the enemy is strong, and your hopes of 3-starring him are fading fast as your giants step on cleverly concealed bombs and …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

How to Save 6 Hours a Week on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You know the feeling. You’re sitting there, staring at your hands, at the keyboard, at the screen, at the ceiling. You’re supposed to post something on Twitter, but you have no idea what to post.<p>I’ve been there before. I think we’ve all been there. …

Paul Ryan's Obsolete Thinking About Poverty

It's not the 1990s anymore. Any real proposal has to deal with a post-recession world where personal responsibility isn't enough to get Americans on their feet.<p>Among the most attractive virtues of the new Paul Ryan anti-poverty discussion paper is its modesty. The paper does not claim to be the …

Mobile advertising for millennials — how to do it right

The youngest millennials (age 18-24) rated their mobile phones as indispensable to their daily lives (96%), that’s higher than TV (54%), a car (80%), Internet access (88%) or their toothbrush (93%), according to a recent study from Bank of America on Trends in Consumer Mobility.<p>Millennials are more …

The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I spend my days writing content from my desktop computer for people who will read the content on their smartphones and tablets.<p>Go figure.<p>Mobile devices are fast becoming the preferred method of reading, sharing, and engaging with online content. It’s …

Meet The Therapist Who Turns Startup Co-Founders Into Silicon Valley Millionaires

Hagberg has become the psychological backbone for some of Silicon Valley's most prominent stars. He's mentored CEOs and founders from companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, Quora, and eBay just to name a few.<p>Hagberg puts his clients through a rigorous personality assessment process that he promises …

Silicon Valley

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Why Startups Seeking Funding Should Use Content To Build Their Credibility

Today, venture capital (VC) is more democratic than ever. Investors are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and geography is no longer a constricting factor.<p>Lower barriers, however, create stricter filters. With so many startups jockeying for funding, the Internet also enables investors to make …