Muralidharan Jayaram

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5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Amazon now lets you create Alexa skills without a single line of code

Amazon has updated Alexa with a clever feature that makes it a whole lot more useful around the house: you can now build your own skills for the voice assistant without having to touch a line of code.<p>Using Alexa Blueprints, you can now set up custom skills and responses to do things like leave …

Travel Back in Time with This Incredibly Crisp Footage of Life in New York City in 1911

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to step into a time machine, watch the below old footage shot in New York City in 1911. Culled from the …

What 40 Years of Research Reveals About the Difference Between Disruptive and Radical Innovation

<i>“If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company.” Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric</i><p>The second wave of digitization is set to disrupt all spheres of economic life. As venture capital investor Marc Andreesen …

How to Write a Killer 'About Me' Page

Your “About Me” page is one of the single most powerful ways to define your brand, stand out from your competition, and make potential clients feel …

Marketing

Here are the 10 most deeply meaningful team building exercises

Effective team building events are more than just forced icebreakers or embarrassing videos everyone wishes didn’t get shared with the entire …

Multi-Level Marketing

Help Your Sales Team STOP Overcoming Objections (and START Resolving Concerns)

Modern, enterprise B2B buyers have no tolerance for “Jedi mind tricks.” And as professional, consultative sellers, we shouldn’t want to foster an …

Salesforce

How To: Never Use a Scanner Again — Copy Text Straight from a Book or Document with Google Assistant's Lens

While certainly faster than writing by hand, manually typing passages from a book or document can be slow and frustrating. But thanks to Google …

Seven More of the Best Nikon Tricks

Although it is popular to talk about mirrorless cameras these days, DSLR cameras are still alive, and with the help of some useful tricks, you can …

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

The 10 Words LinkedIn Says to Strike from Your Professional Profile

Being `passionate' doesn't make you unique.<p>Time to break out the thesaurus. LinkedIn today released its 2018 Top 10 Buzzwords in the U.S. Two of them -- "leadership" and "strategic" -- overlap with the 14 words that recruiters and I last month suggested avoiding on your LinkedIn profile.<p>The 10 …

Employment

How to (Finally) Stop Taking Things So Personally, According to a Psychotherapist

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …

Self-help

The Sublime and Scary Future of Cameras With A.I. Brains

Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and it’s going to complicate everything you knew about pictures. Cameras are getting brains.<p>Until the past few years, just about all cameras — whether smartphones or point-and-shoots or CCTV surveillance — were like eyes disconnected …

Framing

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Need to Stack Your Network With These Types of People

Buffett says this advice applies to choosing your spouse too.<p>Most parents at some point give their kids a lecture about the importance of not getting caught up hanging with the "wrong crowd." The well-meaning warnings come because our parents know how closely our actions (and at times inaction) are …

Bill Gates

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Low Fat

Why You Need to Stop Looking for Silver Bullets to Solve Your Problems

All generalizations are false, including this one.<p>In Eric Ries bestselling book, <i>The Startup Way</i>, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric's transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank …

Innovation

Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier

If you use a PC, then you know that transferring files between your phone and your computer can be a huge pain. Well, Microsoft finally has a …

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.<p>Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the …

Flat Earth Society

What Does The Future Of Human Resources Look Like?

What was viewed by many as one of the least exciting areas of an organization is now one of the most dynamic places to work, here are all the ways Human Resources is evolving.<p>What used to be viewed by many as one of the least exciting areas of an organization is now one of the most dynamic places …

Human Resources

Uber leaked info on 57 million people—then tried to cover it up

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers over the course of a year, the company admitted in a blog post Tuesday.<p>Of …

What I Learned From Binge-Writing Nine Bad Novels

This year, I will write my tenth terrible novel. I do this every November; it's part of the NaNoWriMo tradition. I've never published these novels, …

You can learn literally anything on this site (for life) for under $80

You know how Apple promises "there's an app for that"? With the Virtual Training Company, there's a <i>course</i> for that — whatever "that" may be. Give …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

New infographic helps you colour match your branding

As we know, using colour in branding effectively is key to a campaign's success. But how can designers be sure which colours are suitable for which …

This Elon Musk Blog Post From 2006 Shows Exactly Why He's So Successful

It's called "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)."<p>Tonight is an important night for Elon Musk, Tesla, and the entire automotive industry. At a party that starts at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company will hand over Tesla Model 3 keys to 30 of the more than 100,000 people …

Tesla

Want More Success? Science Says Do This 1 Thing First (Most People Do The Opposite)

We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seems like extreme adversity can become a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.<p>Like modern-day explorers ascending K2 or reaching the North Pole, entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Brian Chesky and Arianna Huffington have what the Finnish call <i>sisu</i>, …

Motivation

Behavior, Leadership And Engagement

In my work I have begun to notice a slight disconnect within organizations. There is leadership. There is HR. Then there is this abstract idea of …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Innovation