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5 Innovation Lessons You Can Learn On The Dance Floor

Dancing is instinctive, creative, and a perfect metaphor for the innovation process. You can learn a lot from shaking that money maker.<p>The greatest leadership lessons I’ve learned have occurred on the dance floor. Dancing is an experiential form of being, learning, and doing. Moving your muscles …

Leadership

How To Get Hired By Amazon And Other Top Tech Companies

Amazon has launched the “instant gratification revolution“–and if you position yourself right, you might be able to be a part of it.<p>As we’ve discussed before, knowing which skills are in-demand is crucial to planning your career. So when Jennifer Boden, the giant’s director of global university …

A New Site Puts The Hyper Into Hyperlocal

BlockAvenue lets you get incredibly granular data on specific blocks in cities–everything from crime stats to what stores are there to a place for residents to interact.<p>What’s it like to live on a block? Not just the general neighborhood, but the specific location? There are plenty of places online …

4 Ways To Build Business Software Users Actually Love

There’s an untapped opportunity to design software environments that are beautiful, thoughtful, and humane. Here’s how one company is doing it.<p>Over the last 10 years, great design has become an essential for consumer software success. If it’s not easy and enjoyable to use, forget about it. But …

A Top LinkedIn Exec On Why Content Marketing Matters More Than Ever

Today the brand “voice” takes a front seat, while the hard sell takes a step back, and artfully communicating to your audience is critical in a feed-based advertising landscape that is here to stay.<p>In the past few years, there’s been a real transformation in the way people consume information and …

Marketing

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

2 min read<p>Giving away portions of the company you poured your blood, sweat and tears into may be painful. But, as an entrepreneur, selling equity in your startup for cash can be financially beneficial.<p>Many successful startup entrepreneurs follow a well-worn series of stages in their quest for …

Entrepreneurship