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11 Remarkably Effective Ways to Lead by Example

When you walk the talk, you'll be a better and more effective leader. Isn't that what we all want?<p>If you're a leader, your employees are watching every move you make. It's not because they don't trust you, and it's not because they want to keep track of your every move. The reason your people watch …

Self Publishing: APE by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch, for Authors, Publishers, and Entrepreneurs

Considering writing a book? Or perhaps there’s a manuscript lurking on your hard drive, clamoring to burst onto the small tablet screen. Before you …

Eatocracy - CNN

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing and the Creative Life

<i>“At its best, the sensation of writing is that of any unmerited grace,”</i> Annie Dillard famously observed, adding the quintessential caveat, <i>“It is handed to you, but only if you look for it. You search, you break your heart, your back, your brain, and then — and only then — it is handed to you.”</i> And …

The 17 Coolest Co-Working Spaces In America

Entrepreneurs can now get the same or better amenities from a co-working space. These communal offices are an affordable solution to a private office, and offer perks that working in a solo office doesn't.<p>We've come up with a list of some of the coolest co-working spaces in America, from coast to …

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A Co-Working Space Likely To Put Social Enterprise On The NYC Map

There are lots of social enterprises in New York City, but the world is pretty fragmented. Now, a new co-working space, which itself is a social enterprise, could help to change all that.<p>Called the Centre for Social Innovation, the 24,ooo-square-foot space, housed in a building near the High Line, …

AlleyNYC Founder on Running a Co-Working Space and Getting into One

Living in sunny Miami, enjoying the flexibility of being a self-employed marketer and earning a nice salary may seem like a dream life for many. Not for Jason Saltzman.<p>Feeling an emptiness inside, 35-year-old Saltzman was looking for an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. Some …

Why Co-working Spaces Help Businesses Succeed

They're low-cost, and provide the typical office amenities--conference rooms, photocopiers, etc. But there are other less tangible benefits for entrepreneurs.<p><b>Garages and bedrooms</b> may be the archetypal home of scrappy new ventures, but these days entrepreneurs have another option when it comes …

B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Upcycled Barn Wood Conference Tables and Thrifted Decor

In a town characterized by 19th century buildings and an emerging green scene, a team of six friends sought out to bring a bit of urban edge to …

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Co-Working: A Middle Ground For Remote Workers

Workplaces are changing. Allowing employees to work remotely has never been more high profile, forcing many companies to confront the typical slew of concerns: How will company collaboration happen? How will our network remain secure? How can we be sure our remote employees don’t spend their time …

How a Co-Working Space Can Transform Downtown Los Angeles

A huge percentage of the workforce is made up of freelancers, independent contractors, and small business owners—those who traditionally work from …

500 Startups Opens Up New Manhattan Co-Working Space. Should You Join?

If you're still on the waiting list to get into General Assembly's co-working space in New York City, you now have another option.<p>Recently, Dave McClure's 500 Startups announced the opening of new co-working space in Manhattan's Flatiron District. Besides providing an actual physical space for …

Co-Working and on a Mission

Here's a support community and co-working space for social enterprise start-ups.<p>Officially launched in May 2013, the NYC Center for Social Innovation (CSI) is "part coworking space, part community center and part incubator for people and organizations that are changing the world". CSI is working to …

General Assembly Will Close Its Co-Working Space In New York Next Year, Affecting 100 People

General Assembly's co-working space in New York has been touted as one of the city's best shared places for startups.<p>But beginning in 2014, about 100 entrepreneurs will have to find a new place to call home.<p>General Assembly will continue to offer classes and host events, career fairs, hackathons, …

Co-Working Space Reactivates Empty Floor of the Mannequin Building Downtown

Bamboo Co-Working Space<p>[Photo by Chris and Michelle Gerard]<p>The fact that a space like this one sat vacant for decades is hard to explain. Just a couple blocks from Greektown, the <b>Mannequin Building</b> was just another overlooked low-rise from the early 20th century, its second floor a dusty space above …

Co-Work Angel Workspace by PENSON

London-based Co-Work offers entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses shared workspaces with all the bells and whistles of a big corporation but …

How to Boost E-Book Sales by Tracking Marketing Tactics

In part 1 of this series, I described several tools that can help authors and publishers gather and analyze data relating to their e-book releases. …

Are the French Preparing an E-Book Revolution? Mais Oui!

Are the French really an exception? Are they going to be the ones to hang onto paper longer than anyone else and scorn e-books with an Inspector …

Schools Adopt and Integrate eBooks at an Accelerating Rate - Press Release

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - eBooks are being used by millions of students in schools all over the world. Research and the latest …

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Library books turn out to be ‘Fifty Shades’ of gross

Here’s another reason to start reading e-books.<p>Two Belgian researchers testing library books for germs and bacteria found traces of the herpes virus …

The Rise of the E-Book Jerk

As the e-book has grown in popularity, so has a jerk-like new behavior: customers “returning” e-books for full refunds to score free reads.<p>Virtual …

Will The Real Textbook Industry Disruptor Please Stand Up

Every industry has its disruptors, those upstarts that force a complete rethinking of the way business is done. For a short time during the latter part of the last decade, the college textbook industry was certain that the digital textbook would be for it that disruptive force. But the industry was …

Smashwords Adds Dropbox Delivery for eBook Reading

Along with the incredibly wide variety of devices that ebook distribution platform Smashwords’ customers can choose from is a new offering, Dropbox. …

A Mixed Blessing in Slowing E-book Sales

It is rare that an industry would see the declining growth rate of its fastest-growing product as anything but bad news. But many in the book …

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Nook Glowlight

Welcome to another Good e-Reader comparison video! Today we take a look at two of the latest generation e-readers that will be vying for your …

Startup PR Tip: To Get Press, Don't Pitch Your Product

I get pitches every day from entrepreneurs, PR agencies and book authors who hope to get an article about them written on my blog, OnStartups (

Entrepreneurship

5 Principles of Convergence: How To Work Better At The Intersection Of Tech, Creativity, And Media

By Bob Lord5 minute Read<p>The word <i>convergence</i> has been picking up steam in the marketing world. It may even be the “big data” term of 2013. Yet, the …

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Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: ""The best way to gain influence is to combine warmth and strength." http://t.co/Sc1RaOXoTy @amyjccuddy http://t.co/P7rVZ0jyUD"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>The best way to gain influence is to combine warmth & strength. [via @<b>HarvardBiz</b>] @<b>ellehunts</b> @Raychill04D …