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How to Master Matzo Ball Soup

How to master the science of making homemade matzo ball soup.<p>There's a science to the perfect matzo ball soup. Here’s how to master the key components, from the pillowy-light balls to that rich, golden, rejuvenating chicken broth.<p><b>Every Great Ball Begins with Schmaltz</b> If you’ve never cooked with …

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What Twitter Can Teach Us About Product Development

When Twitter was born, the 140 character limit looked like a capricious attempt at concision. In a world where blogs were dominant, Twitter looked like a toy and it was unclear what its prospects would be but as the mobile world grew, so did Twitter. And along with it, a number of valuable lessons …

Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Illustrated (Chapter 10: Terrain)

<b>Chapter 10: Terrain</b><p>1. Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) entangling ground; (3) temporizing ground; (4) narrow passes; (5) precipitous heights; (6) positions at a great distance from the enemy.<p>2. Ground which can be freely traversed by both …

Don’t Treat Your Career Marathon Like a Sprint

In high school, I was on the cross-country running team. I was only a decent athlete, and midway through the season, my coach demoted me to the “B team.” I wanted to prove to him I deserved to be back on the “A team,” so I launched into my first “B race” at a far faster pace than normal.<p>I was …

How to get your first 10 customers

<i>Preface: the assumption for this essay is that you’re building a B2B app, and you have something built but you’re having trouble getting people to</i> …

Selling

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

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This 98-Year-Old Man Spent 13 Years Creating Remarkable Art in MS Paint

Hal Lasko may be 98 years old, but while many of his peers devote their leisure time to shuffleboard and bridge, he has a very different passion: …

Getting Launch Press for your Startup

<b>[Updated]</b> February 5, 2015How we got a dozen launch-day write ups with a little JavaScript, Mechanical Turk, and the Google News API. Code</i> …

Pitch Deck Template

Time saving<p>Most of the work is done, just fill this pitch deck with your data.<p>Flat design<p>Elegant, simple, eye-catching and modern creative …

20 Greatest World Cup Goals

This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability.<p>This editorial doesn’t ignore the beauty of a moment or the sheer delight of a …

Soccer

Why Great Ideas Are Usually Worthless

Think that great ideas create success? Think again.<p>Most people believe that success results from having great ideas. I beg to differ. In the real world of business, great ideas are almost irrelevant. What's important is the ability to to implement and execute. Allow me to explain.<p><b>1. Great ideas are</b> …

The Top 5 Things You Should Never Do At Work

I had an 18-year corporate career in publishing and marketing that was highly successful on the outside, but on the inside, it was not. I rose to the level of Vice President and managed multimillion-dollar budgets and global initiatives, but throughout my career, I faced a number of excruciating …

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Why Millennials Are Ending The 9 To 5

The 9 to 5 job may soon be a relic of the past, if Millennials have their way. A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and women starting their careers are closer to juggling multiple positions than steady growth.<p>Freelancing and …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Four Big Company Rules Worth Breaking

<b>Look at the most successful entrepreneurs and you’ll see them break these rules again and again.</b><p>Small is the new big. At least it is when it comes to mindset. That’s what I have concluded after spending a good part of the last two decades working with <i>Fortune</i> 1000 CEOs and the leaders of companies …

10 Phrases You Use That Are Killing Your Business

Words are interesting means of communication. Even under the best of circumstances with the most knowledgeable wordsmiths involved, a simple conversation can result in a disastrous misunderstanding. Sometimes the tools we use to transmit are at fault. Tone can get lost via email. Words can be hard …

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 …

The Best Skills To List On A Tech Resume, Ranked By Salary Value In Dollars

One way is to make sure you've got all the skills the employer wants and then some.<p>Business Insider asked job hunting site Bright to sift through its massive database of 10 million job postings and tell us what skills employers want for a wide range of tech jobs.<p>The results is a sort of map that …

Employment

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

If everybody looks at you like you're crazy when you tell them your business idea, congratulations. You might be on your way to becoming a bona fide entrepreneur.<p>Just being young, innovative and your own boss does not make you an entrepreneur, says Daniel Isenberg, an adjunct professor at Columbia …

Entrepreneurship

Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

Data is Worthless if You Don’t Communicate It

There is a pressing need for more businesspeople who can think quantitatively and make decisions based on data and analysis, and businesspeople who can do so will become increasingly valuable. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report on big data, we’ll need over 1.5 million more data-savvy …

The 1 Basic Question That Leads to Product Innovation

It worked for Steve Jobs. He dismissed market research and adhered to a single, basic product development ideal.<p>I am a huge Apple fan. It is one of my favorite examples of a company that turned itself around with products consumers love and want to use. That said, I have always been reluctant to …

Innovation

Learn How to Start a Company Stanford-Style

Are you a technical founder? Regardless, take "Startup Engineering," Stanford's now-available free online course.<p>Today Stanford is launching "Startup Engineering," a free online course through Coursera.<p>According to the professors, you need to commit just two to 20 hours per week for 10 weeks to …

Startups

Machine Learning Cheat Sheet (for scikit-learn)

As you hopefully have heard, we at scikit-learn are doing a user survey (which is still open by the way).<br>One of the requests there was to provide …

Building Machine Learning Systems with Python

I wrote a book. Well, only in part. Willi Richert and I wrote a book.<p>It is called Building Machine Learning Systems With Python and is now available …

Successful Business Communication: It Starts At The Beginning

A while back I was able to attend a seminar by Dr. John Lund on communication where he gave some amazing advice on how to better communicate with others. His input was simple and easy to follow, yet powerful. The best quote of the entire event was this: “Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, …