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Steve Jobs: 5 (More) Motivational Business Tips

When I wrote <b>Steve Jobs: 6 Tried-And-True Business Tips</b><b>,</b> it was difficult to select from the hundreds of motivational comments Mr. Jobs shared with the media during his memorable career. As such, this article augments the original list with five additional insightful missives.<p>For tips 1 through 6, …

You (And Your Company) Are Unique. So Why Is Your Marketing Strategy The Same As Everyone Else?

A few summers back, Esquire featured a gorgeous picture of Tom Cruise on the cover to go with the feature package: <b>How to be a Man</b>: <i>A guide to your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s…after that you are on your own.</i><p>Being squarely in my 50s, I might have appreciated the joke more than most. But then I got to …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is out and ready for your consideration. If you can't get to your local retailer to take a look in person, check out Samsung's Galaxy S4 online simulator.<p>Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the …

Gear & Gadgets

Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

Users of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, …

Apple's iPhone Software Has Flaws, And Just Changing The Design Won't Be Enough

If Apple doesn't do more than just superficially update the way iOS looks, it puts itself at risk of seriously falling behind Google's Android.<p>The new iOS look will be "flatter," supposedly abandoning the familiar design style that made the iPhone a multi-billion success. Instead of glossy icons …

Bluetooth

Are You a Visionary Business Leader?

What does it mean to be a visionary business leader?<p>Vision in business requires that you clearly see where you choose to be in future and formulate the necessary steps to get your organization there. Creating and sustaining a vision for an organization calls for discipline and creativity.<p>A business …

Learning To Balance Your Social Network Life

Today’s world is quite different than the one our parents grew up in. It is fast-paced and only getting faster. Social networking has opened us up to …

The Internet generation teaches the next generation

For the first time in the history of education, young teachers entering the field are people who have grown up with the Internet (even though, for a …

Do Your Employees Trust You?

They might like you. They may even love you. But can they be sure you’ll get the job done when the chips are down?<p>Why are some companies successful in implementing change while others struggle? Why can some leaders inspire people to work together effectively, while others cannot?<p>These questions …

Leadership

Clay Shirky says NSFWCORP has unlimited cash. Great! Now we're screwed

A few days ago, in an interview to promote his (genuinely excellent) co-written study/manifesto on "Post-Industrial Journalism," Clay Shirky had this …

Is Facebook now large enough to be considered a votebank in India? - Firstpost

Will an estimated 80 million on social media (Facebook and Twitter) by end 2013 force political parties to take the social media constituency more …

Social Media

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says

It's been only a few weeks since the Linux Foundation released its report that enterprise use of Linux continues to rise, but on Wednesday fresh data came out that suggests the same is true of open source software in general.<p>Specifically, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners today …

Why LinkedIn dumped HTML5 & went native for its mobile apps

LinkedIn has just launched the latest versions of its mobile apps, and in a stunning reversal, it’s gone from mobile web-based apps back to fully native.<p>Less than a year ago, the company was touting its iPad app as fully mobile-web based, with just one screen, the homescreen, running natively. Now, …

88% of spreadsheets have errors

Microsoft Excel makes it easy for anyone to do the kind of number crunching once reserved for accountants and statisticians. But the world’s …

Academic Research

Is Too Much Ambition Making You Miserable? | Inc.com

It's no surprise that people sometimes want things that are bad for their well-being. That supersize order of fries, fourth glass of wine, or skipped workout can be both super-appealing now and, we all know, a terrible idea in the bigger picture of our lives.<p>But although we all intuitively get the …

Sheryl Sandberg

5 Time-Wasting Confessions of Top Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Even the world's most successful entrepreneurs aren't exactly paragons.<p>Go ahead, we said to Thrillist's Ben Lerer and Rent the Runway's Jenny Hyman, you can tell us: What are your biggest time wasters?<p>Their responses may surprise you.<p>"Checking in with the product team to look at work they're doing …

Entrepreneurship

Volio Users Can Now Share Their Conversational Videos As Voliocasts

Volio, a startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz (among others) and led by Nuance founder Ron Croen, launched last month with the promise of allowing apps to create a conversational experience with their users. Now it’s adding a social dimension with the launch of Voliocasts.<p>Founder and CEO Ron Croen …

Save Money at Your Startup in 5 Minutes

One-hundred percent to 150 percent: that is the estimated cost of turnover as it relates to an average employee’s base salary. So, if you hire for a …

Vibe Is The New Culture, And It Can Help You Get Through Hard Times To “Deliver Awesome”

Forget company culture, say the vibe enthusiasts at Heroku, it’s too wrapped up in perks. Here’s why the cloud application platform company has built itself solidly around the squishy idea of vibes–and even has a vibe manager to stoke its productivity payoff.<p>“I’m not trying to be a pompous ass,” …

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Automate Photo and Video Compilation with Splenvid

Coming this spring, Splenvid is the latest solution to creating meaningful and comprehensive video content. Founded by former Google employees Henry …

The Surprising Key to Finding The Right Job For You

Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to “follow your passion” or “do what you love,” but as Cal Newport argues in <i>So Good They Can’t Ignore You</i>, this is not very useful advice. When I graduated from college, I …

3 Biggest Mistakes When Choosing a Cofounder

Picking a cofounder for a startup is critically important. Here are the three biggest mistakes to avoid.

Users Stay Longer on Tumblr Than Facebook, Says David Karp

Tumblr users spend an average of 14 minutes per visit, Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp revealed on stage at a <i>paidContent</i> conference in New York …