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Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

Google’s 20 percent time is one of the most famous, and arguably successful, management practices of all time. In their 2004 IPO letter, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revealed that the policy of allowing employees to take time out of their core jobs to be creative and experimental …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as relatively …

Programming Languages

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Here's exactly how many times you should follow up after a job interview

But you can still screw it all up.<p>Your follow-up plays a bigger part in the process than you may realize, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"The quality of your follow up can …

Employment

Design Dilemma: Creating a Great Home Office

If you work at home (or even if you don’t) chances are you have a home office. Maybe it’s a corner of your bedroom, or just your dining room table. …

20 Examples of Vertical Split-Screen Layout in Web Design

A split-screen layout is in use when full-screen elements are <b>divided into two or more vertical parts</b>. Despite the fact that such kind of website …

UI Design

Why you shouldn’t bother creating a mobile app.

Lessons learned spending one year creating and improving our mobile app.<p>Enters the app graveyard: Birdly mobile.<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy not so …

The best way to advance your career: Take initiative

Recently I was talking to a group of senior executives about leadership. I asked them the question "what do you most want from your employees at work?" So many of them mentioned initiative. I probed further to try to understand what exactly they meant and why it was so important for employees to …

Employment

This is what happens when an AI-written screenplay is made into a film

With a dark, ominous atmosphere and gibberish script, short film Sunspring was penned by a computer and stars Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch<p>Artificial intelligence has recently been trying its hand at various human creative endeavours, from cooking to art, poetry to board games, but nothing is …

Artificial Intelligence

What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games

I’m writing this from a slightly saddened perspective, revisiting my favorite SNES RPGs and realizing something:<p><i>I’ve been spoiled by modern UX design</i>.<p>The sentiment is pretty universal. Hugon on the Quarter to Three forum writes:<p>“When I think ‘console RPG’ I think pages of fairly inscrutable …

The Top 10 Industries For Freelancers

The most in-demand industries for freelancers probably aren’t what you’d think, which presents a new challenge for building skills.<p>As the freelance economy continues to grow, a number of industries have emerged as top employers, and they may not be the ones you typically associate with …

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

Codes

Eastward, a Gorgeous, Pixelated Shanghainese Game Inspired by Anime

Pixpil Games, a small indie studio based in Shanghai, is currently working on an action-adventure game by the name of <i>Eastward</i>.<p>What makes the game …

Steve Wozniak Stars in Final Episode of Reddit's Entrepreneur-Focused 'Formative' Mini-Series

Launched last November, Formative is a web mini-series created by Reddit and Google Cloud Platform that "aims to explore one defining moment in a person's life." The first seven episodes included guests such as YouTuber Casey Neistat and GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, among other various entrepreneurs.<p>In …

Mini-series

Final Fantasy VII as Metafiction

I already wrote a post about <i>Final Fantasy VII</i>, but there is another part of that narrative that demands treatment; its metafictional aspects.<p>One of …

What to Do When You Need Inspiration But It Just Won't Come

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human mind has a funny way of shooting itself in the foot. Just when you need to come up with an inspirational idea or a solution to a thorny problem, it has a nasty habit of over-thinking, locking itself into an endless loop and …

MacBook Air

Nintendo announces new Select games for Wii U and 3DS selling for $19.99

The Nintendo Selects lineup features (usually) the best-selling Nintendo games reprinted and sold for a $19.99 price tag. The company has announced …

Twitch’s Users Watch More Video In A Month, On Average, Than Typical YouTube Users Do

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, has been growing in popularity as more of today’s younger users look to online video instead of traditional television for entertainment. Today, the company released figures that paint of picture of its user base and how deeply they engage with …

5 lessons from a 17-year-old genius who earns $30,000 a month

When most teenagers want to feed their video game habit, they do one of two things. They either put out their hand and make a withdrawal from the Bank of Mom and Dad or they get a job. They flip burgers or pour coffee and they hand over their minimum wage to the clerk at the games store.<p>Not Temper …

Final Fantasy 13 is the Fury Road of the series

The nicest thing about the winter gaming season lull is having time to revisit games I otherwise wouldn't have time to dive back into. This year, …

5 Successful Brand Facebook Page Case studies- Not To Be Missed

Achieving social networking success on a social media channel like Facebook fan page depends less on the nature of business and more on what and how …

Business Insider

4 Actions for App Developers to Avoid Common User Experience Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every other week, news of a new app rocketing up the popularity charts raises the bar on user experience. Those users are experiencing better and better ways of doing the same things they've been doing, and they're discovering new methods …

Apps

How I went from underemployed waitress to the top 1% of millennials in 6 months

<i>"All the best things that happened to me happened after I was rejected. I knew the power of getting past no."</i>— Barbara Corcoran<p>I scour Reddit A LOT. One subreddit I thoroughly enjoy engaging in is "r/findapath." In this subreddit, young people are redundantly asking three formations of the …

7 online certifications that can lead to a major salary bump

Better still? It can do all this without you ever having to set foot inside a classroom, as all of the seven certifications listed below are offered online.<p>Take a look, and start moving ahead today.

Project Management

Why You Should User Test Your Prototype Before Coding Anything

A friend of mine is in the process of re-designing his web app right now and he asked me this question:<b>Question:</b> <i>Would you suggest I user test the</i> …

Prototypes

The Confusing World of Object-Oriented Programming, Explained as an RPG

Object-oriented programming (or OOP) is an abstract concept, often hard to grasp when you’re new to programming. The “Invent with Python” blog offers …

Programming

33 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview

Like Google and other big tech companies, Apple asks both technical questions based on your past work experience and some mind-boggling puzzles.<p>We combed through recent posts on Glassdoor to find some of the toughest interview questions candidates have been asked.<p>Some require solving tricky math …

Employment

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy schedule, we have a third option for you.<p>To get smarter about investing and psyched about managing money, start by bookmarking these 11 sites:

Investing