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MindGenius - Articles

Most projects need a simpler process<p>08/02/2016<p>Here’s a common scenario: you’re handed a project to start, which you have to juggle along with lots …

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Retrogaming

Little Blue Truck...Books in Speech Therapy for Toddlers

Speech Therapy for Toddlers: 5 Great Tips!

How to Build a SaaS Business

Software as a service, or SaaS, is a software delivery model that hosts business applications—such as customer relationship management (CRM) …

21 Incredible Things You Didn't Know About the World's Richest Self-Made Woman

• Once a cash-strapped factory worker, China's Zhou Qunfei is now the richest self-made woman in the world, with a net worth of $7.6 billion.<br>• Qunfei was raised in poverty in the Chinese province of Xinagxiang. After losing her mother at the age of 5, she was raised by her blind father (who had lost …

Entrepreneurship

Westbrook Impersonator Nails His On-Court Impression, Gets Response from Russ

This <i>is</i> Russell Westbrook.<p>Well, not actually the Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard, of course. But Instagram user @bdotadot5 did an absolutely spot-on impression of the All-Star.<p><b>Warning: Clip contains NSFW language.</b><p>From the tilt on his pull-up jumper to Westbrook’s patented fire—and insistence …

Basketball

Generation X's Parenting Problem

<i>By Anjali Enjeti</i><p>You remember childhood, don't you?<p>We wore our house keys around our necks like dog tags, walked home from school alone and let ourselves inside while our parents were still at work. We crossed busy intersections during rush hour to purchase bubble gum cigarettes with change from …

Parenting

15 things you didn't know about Steph Curry

LeBron James's reign as America's most popular basketball player is at last under serious threat — from the Bay Area's unostentatious star, Stephen Curry.<p>Curry is now the NBA's MVP and a big winner in another important category: fan favorite. For much of the year, Curry led the league in jersey …

Academy Award-Winning Actor Gives College Grads His No. 1 Piece of Advice: ‘Put. God. First!’

Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington’s very first piece of advice Saturday for graduates of Dillard University consisted of just three words.<p>“Number one,” he said slowly and resolutely. “Put. God. First!”<p>Actor Denzel Washington delivers the commencement address at Dillard University on May …

New Orleans

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Self-improvement

3 Brand Mavericks Who've Mastered Branding and Design Supremacy

In many ways, design and branding are two very close siblings who exist solely to benefit and enhance the other. Oddly enough, many companies don’t …

Extended Breastfeeding May Lead Babies To Higher IQ, Income Later In Life

Breastfeeding gives a big boost to a child's development, and new research suggests its benefits may linger well into adulthood.<p>A large body of research has shown breastfeeding's positive effects on brain development, and longer breastfeeding specifically has been linked with improved cognitive, …

Google CFO retires with a candid memo about work/life balance

"After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family."<p>That's how Patrick Pichette, one of Google's …

7 Strategies To Achieve Great Things On Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>“How cool would it be to have 1 million Facebook fans?”<p>This is how I tend to go about setting social media marketing goals. I pull an aspirational number out of the air and go for it.<p>Would it be cool to have 1 million Facebook fans? Absolutely!<p>Is …

Australian 'Wellness Warrior' dies from cancer at age 29

A self-described "Wellness Warrior," who attempted to battle a rare form of cancer with alternative therapies, died on Thursday the age of 29.<p>Seven …

Cancer

Musikki Opens Up Real-Time Music Database to Developers

Musikki is the music world’s answer to IMDb – it provides a comprehensive database of information on musicians including their background, concert dates and news, and allows users to buy music through its app.<p>Today, the company has announced the launch of its Music API, which developers can use to …

Hate this Headline? You’ll Probably Share the Story.

I spent a chunk o’ time messing with the headline above.See, I want a lot of people to read this blog post. Bloggers generally attach great value to …

Infographics

Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Public Speaking
Marketing

An exploration in Material Design

By Arthur Bodolec, Design co-founder at feedly<p>Google recently launched Android Lollipop which introduces some major changes and a new visual language …

UI Design

World's Largest Startup Company Platform

The Advice I Give All First-Time Founders

From hiring the right people to being excited by what you do, a few notes from those who’ve been there on how to be a great founder.<p>Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint–but he realized he couldn’t be a successful CEO and also run product for the company. …

Hung Up

Six brilliant social media campaigns – and what to learn from them

There have been some enormously successful and innovative social media campaigns recently, demonstrating precisely why some quarters of the marketing …

iOS Hamburger Menu: Why We Banished One From Our App

When we started working on a new chat feature for Redbooth’s iPhone app, our Product & Design team had some ulterior motives. Yes, we were excited …

Customers

Marissa Mayer's New Rule For App Design

At a panel put on by Salesforce.com here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just said she and her teams have come up with a new design rule to make sure every app they build is "fast, responsive, and beautiful."<p>It's called the "two tap rule."<p>The test for the rule is …

World Economic Forum

The value of describing your product in less than 10 words

It’ll make so many things easier<p>by Brenden Mulligan<p>A good product shouldn’t be complicated to explain. With a few words you should be able to convey …

Motherhood

How much should I raise in my angel round? How should I spend it?

In 2015, I suggest consumer internet and enterprise startups raise $750k in their Seed round. If you’re a hardware startup I would double that.<p>This …