Sebastian Walter

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Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

Defining a Personal Strategy

We tend to hear the words "Vision", "Mission", "Strategy", and "Objectives' only in a corporate setting. Indeed, at LinkedIn, these collectively …

San Francisco

Piggybacking: Marketing for The Age of The Network Effect

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary is the author of the blog Platform Thinking. Patrick Vlaskovits is a NYT bestseller author and CEO of Superpowered.</i><p>Welcome to the age of the zero-dollar marketing startup. WhatsApp, and earlier Instagram, have officially become a permanent part of startup lore for having built …

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You’re A Millennial Or Eyeing Retirement, Here’s What You Really Need To Get Right About Work

Ogilvy One’s Brian Fetherstonhaugh spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.<p>Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career …

Another Lesson From Steve Jobs: A Driving Vision Has 4 Key Elements

Steve Jobs often saw further than his competitors. His vision had four defining features that we can all learn from.<p>[The following is an excerpt from <i>What Would Steve Jobs Do?: How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win</i> by Peter Sander (McGraw Hill). To read the first …

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4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try | Inc.com

If simply hearing the phrase "public speaking" makes you cringe, Zach Holman, a prominent developer at GitHub, the software-development network, feels your pain. That's why this week he launched speaking.io, the ultimate site for the legions of people who dread public speaking more than …

Public Speaking

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister

Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what …

1 Word That Kills Your Credibility | Inc.com

I have watched more salespeople and companies pitch their ideas over the years than I care to count. And during thousands of interviews with consumers about how they use different products and services and respond to marketing messages, I have honed the craft of ferreting out telltale signs of lies …

Customers

Berlin VC: Here’s what we look for in cloud software startups

More than two years ago, I wrote about what we look for in early-stage Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups. Since then we’ve looked at hundreds of SaaS startups and have gained additional insights through the work that we’ve been doing with the SaaS startups that we have invested in. Therefore, I …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Little Bird helps you find social media heavyweights

As a data journalist, Marshall Kirkpatrick used a systematic, data-driven approach to identify sources who would be likely to break news in the future.<p>He liked that method so much it inspired a completely new venture.<p>In 2011, Kirkpatrick cofounded Little Bird, which today announced $1.7 million in …

14 Powerful Social-Media Sharing Strategies You Aren't Using | Inc.com

<i>We all want to be the go-to person with the latest news, the most intriguing viral content, or the hidden gems followers wouldn't have otherwise found.</i> <i>Easier said than done, though, right?</i><p><i>It actually might be easier than you think--as long as you take the right approach.</i><p><i>The following is a guest</i> …

Infographics

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

How to Drive Sales With Content Marketing | Inc.com

Sociologists define propinquity as the human phenomenon that close proximity (physical or psychological) will greatly increase the likelihood of developing friendships. Friendships are crucial to sales, since we must earn our prospect's trust to move forward with a partnership.<p>Tom Martin, author of</i> …

Marketing

The Secret Ingredients to a Stellar 2014 Marketing Plan

It doesn’t matter how busy you are. If you want to successfully market your business, you need a plan. Here’s seven steps to get you there.<p>A lack of a marketing plan is the expanded definition of insanity: doing the same things in the new year, and expecting the same results. How would a company …

Marketing

The Deltaprintr 3D Printer Nearly Sells Out On Kickstarter In Less Than A Week

What do you do when your school can’t afford a 3D printer? If you’re Shai Schechter and Andrey Kovalev you build one yourself. Their printer, called Deltaprintr, has just launched on Kickstarter and the pair has already hit $102,000 out of a $195,000 goal. Their goal is to create an inexpensive, …

Amazon’s Futuristic Delivery Method? Prime Air — Kindles Delivered by Drone.

Diapers and Kindles delivered to your doorstep not by truck, not by plane or train — but by drone?<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that this reality may be …

Amazon testing 'octocopter' drone package deliveries

Within the next five years, Amazon hopes to be able to use drones to deliver orders in just 30 minutes.<p><b>Amazon has revealed that it's testing</b> …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Creativity

Satisficing: How to Reach Your Best by Not Giving a Damn

By Emilia Lahti | Nov 19, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Check yourself before you wreck yourself - aim to 'satisfice' to make sure your nervous system works for you, …

Domestic Violence

Robotics Investors Can Now Buy the Market With New Nasdaq ETF

Investing in emerging technologies can be a risky endeavor. Of the hundreds or thousands of “revolutionary” ideas out there, a significant fraction …

By: astroyny

The rate of technological change has serious implications for the economics of investing in terms of a “buy now or wait for the next improved model” …

Manufacturing

Solar Power’s Massive Price Drop (Graph)

Clean Power<p><b>Published on</b> May 24th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>44<p>Solar Power’s Massive Price Drop (Graph)<p>Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<p>May 24th, 2013 by <b>Zachary</b> …

A Book in 5 Minutes: “Startup CEO” by Matt Blumberg

<i>Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Matt Blumberg’s “Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business,”</i> …

Management

7 Steps To Curing Your Empty Promise Disease

Time is precious, but being busy is no excuse to ignore the people you work with. Here are a few tips to help you distill your messages, and follow through.<p>Busy people often don’t do what they say they will. It’s just so easy to ignore an email, leave a phone call unreturned, delete a text message. …

Pandemic

10 Most Useful Travel Apps

Travelling is hardly ever a breeze, but with the advent of smartphones we don’t have to be helpless any longer. We’ve compiled the best of an entire …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet