Salman Shaikh

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You can't use the very first iPhone anymore — even if you wanted to

That's it, folks.<p>If you've been wondering why your first-generation iPhone hasn't been making or receiving calls or text messages since New Year's Day, that's because AT&T officially shut down its 2G network on January 1, 2017, according to The Verge.<p>Indeed, the very first iPhone only supported …

Mobile Technology

Cash is piling up faster than Warren Buffett can invest it

Warren Buffett has the kind of money problem most people would envy: a growing mountain of cash.<p>Nearly $73-billion piled up at Berkshire Hathaway by mid-summer, more than Buffett's conglomerate has ever held before.<p>And the total continues growing every day Buffett doesn't make a major investment …

Investing

The Best Full-Body, Fat Loss Workout

<i>101 Best Workouts of All Time</i> is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

Remote Year raises $12 million to combine remote work and global travel

Remote Year should be a pretty appealing idea to anyone with a serious case of wanderlust: Participants spend a whole year working abroad, moving to a different city and country each month.<p>But is it just a fun, one-time experiment, or the seed of a big business? The team at Highland Capital …

Remote Working

Thinking of Quitting Your Day Job to Start a Business? Do These 5 Things First

How to properly transition from full-time work to entrepreneurship.<p>Starting a business is exciting, and when you're laying the groundwork for a new venture while you're still working full time, that excitement can make the wait unbearable. With all the possibilities and passion swirling around in …

Small Business

Who Is Louise Delage? The Troubling Truth Behind an Overnight Instagram Success

We all know a girl like Louise Delage. You've been on Instagram for years and are scraping by with 50 likes on a good day—then <i>she</i> appears on the …

Advertising Industry

We Need to Expand Our Definition of Entrepreneurship

The great entrepreneurs of the last century — folks like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison — spawned huge companies that were designed around a model of scalable efficiency. In that model the job of workers was to fit into their roles and perform tightly specified and standardized …

Innovation

12 Everyday Habits for Entrepreneurs to Live a Healthier, Happier Life

Who doesn’t want to live a happier and healthier life?<p>On some level, it seems, we all do. But, activities, events and things we may not be ecstatic …

Happiness

10 Subtle Signs That It's Time To Care For Your Mental Health

Selena Gomez took an important step back this week. The pop star issued a statement to <i>People</i>, explaining that she was taking time off from her …

Depression

Why Oil Prices Will Rise and You Will Be Caught By Surprise

I follow oil pretty closely given our exposure. As such, I get frustrated with many press and news show accounts of the commodity. It gets worse when …

Oil

Here's why the iPhone's Night Shift mode is such a big deal

In general, looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.<p>Smartphone screens emit bright blue light so you can see them even at the sunniest …

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development framework. The scrum master's key role is to help keep the team accountable to their business commitments -- and remove any roadblocks that might …

Project Management

How to See Through These 3 Hardball Negotiation Tactics

In my new book Negotiating the Impossible, I offer numerous principles and tactics for negotiating effectively when things get ugly — especially when you don’t have sufficient “money or muscle” to use as leverage. This could be a deadlocked deal, an escalating conflict, or any situation where there …

Management

5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the startup dream.<p><b>Why do you think Silicon Valley culture encourages startups over small …

Small Business

5 Prototyping Tools for Web and Mobile Apps

What bridges your bright idea and the actual product is prototyping. Not a single great product was created from the first attempt. What may sound …

Prototyping

Does Your Business Model Look to the Future or Just Defend the Present?

Established industries aren’t ripped apart overnight. That takes time, though when momentum builds, change happens fast. How can incumbents manage through the monumental changes currently under way? One answer is to take a cue from pivotal technology companies leading the change.<p>Many of the …

Innovation

Your Desire to Get Things Done Can Undermine Your Effectiveness

<i>I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important.</i> <i>The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.</i> —Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>President Eisenhower was not alone: In their work lives people routinely feel pulled between tasks that demand immediate attention and tasks that are …

Time Management

Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy

Back in 2007 the five major mobile-phone manufacturers—Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and LG—collectively controlled 90% of the industry’s global profits. That year, Apple’s iPhone burst onto the scene and began gobbling up market share.<p>By 2015 the iPhone <i>singlehandedly</i> generated 92% of …

Innovation

Products to Platforms: Making the Leap

For years, Microsoft’s Outlook has been losing ground to Google’s Gmail and to the e-mail apps integrated into iPhones and other mobile devices. But now the company is trying to inject new life into Outlook, attempting to transform it from a simple e-mail product into a platform that connects users …

Innovation

UI/UX Design Glossary. Steps to Usability

Practice shows that structured data is a great way to work optimization and that is one of the reasons why old good stuff like phone directories, …

UI Design

Setting Goals: A Blessing Or A Threat To Your Productivity?

The practice of setting goals has gained a lot of attention as of lately, getting rather positive appraisal – most of the time. A lot of us have …

Motivation

How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is "just start" – lace up your running shoes and go.<p>The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first started to run, each step was torture. Now running is my bliss.<p>Your first workout …

Exercise

How to Gain Actionable Insights from Social Media Listening

More organizations are monitoring social media for mentions about the organization, its brands, competitors and industry issues, but many remain …

Video: Take a Peek inside Dropbox's Cloud Storage System

The company valued at $10 billion has developed its own state-of-the-art method of storage.

Government Technology

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

Self-improvement

A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast. We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

UI Design
Home Automation

Apple Turns 40 -- Here's the 7 Best Apple Products Ever

<b>Apple</b> (AAPL) has released some of the best-selling products of all time, and has revolutionized whole industries on its own. Music, phones, computers …

Apple II

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

The speed at which we learn can determine the quality of our lives. Imagine if you could achieve a goal you’ve always wanted in a matter of months …