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Wholly Guacamole Uses Social Media to Place the Customer First

For Tracey Altman, Vice President of Marketing and product Development for Wholly Guacamole, her work life is about passion: passion for her brand, …

Customers

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

How Converse went from bankruptcy to a $1.4 billion business

As its parent company commands, Converse is just doing it.<p>The 105-year-old brand has grown at breakneck pace since Nike rescued the company in 2003, two years after it filed for bankruptcy. Since its cultural heyday in the ’80s, the hip sneaker has experienced a rebirth.<p>On Thursday, Converse posted …

Shoes

A little more about antique clocks ... The American Ogee Clock

<b>A little more about antique clocks ... The American Ogee Clock</b><br>Ogee clocks were common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were a splendid combination of art and clockwork featuring a decorative veneer surrounding the clock itself. While mostly a bland rectangular shape, American Ogee clocks were known for good timekeeping.<p>Ogees featured hand painted lead and zinc dial plates and twin glass door panes with the lower pane uniquely painted in a reverse fashion. The strike movement was …

One more overview of antique clocks ... Antique School Clocks

<b>One more overview of antique clocks ... Antique School Clocks</b><br>Among the most popular wall-hanging clocks is the Brandon Clock which is popularly referred to as a school clock. This clock features an octagonal wooden framework which surrounds a large dial-pan and a lower portion which provides room for the swing of the pendulum. This lower portion has a glass paned door that allows you to view the pendulum.<p>The original designs for school clocks, manufactured by companies like Seth Thomas and …

Antique Collectors Guide to Pottery & Porcelain Marks - Antique Marks

Identifying Antique Furniture<p>Tips & Advice on Identifying Antique Furniture<p><b>Antique Furniture is one of the most fascinating sections of antique</b> …

Antique Collectors Guide to Pottery & Porcelain Marks - Antique Marks

What are Antique Marks?<p>Exactly what are antique marks and china marks. What can they tell you?<p>Watching the experts at antique roadshows or on auction …

8 Mobile Cloud Apps to Streamline Your Workflow | Inc.com

Working in the cloud can feel like you're disconnected from reality. You don't have a desk or an office, so even those minor accouterments of business (say, paper clips and a stapler) are not available.<p>Yet, the benefits of working in the cloud often outweigh this weightlessness: being able to write …

Apps

3 Steps That Will Restore Your Health And Sanity | Inc.com

As I sit here, sniffling and coughing from whatever bug I've caught that's kept me working from home for the past week, I wonder to what degree I'm sick by my own hand, as opposed to the hands of chance. Perhaps I'm feeling needless guilt, but I did just wrap up some pretty revealing talks with …

Northern California

How to Cure Stage Fright: The Science Behind Public Speaking

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or 50, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us.<p>Before co-founding ooomf, I had a huge fear of speaking in public. Any time I had to present something …

Try This 7-Second Motivation Trick

Remember your mom's birthday—it could help shrink your gut. Mapping out important dates can help you reach your health goals, suggests a study published in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>.<p>Researchers asked 49 people to describe the fitness levels they hoped to achieve in 8 weeks' …

Psychology

The Secret To Staying Motivated? Optimism, Not Anger

Many of us use anger to fight our way back from failure. But as our veterans have proven, optimism is a more powerful motivator than anger.<p>There’s an old idiom, “don’t get mad, get even.” I’ve always loved it, but of course, that just means I’m a hothead. Because if you really break down that …

Vietnam War

How to Unleash the Magnificent, Unstoppable Energy Inside You

A few months before he died, 83-year-old Spyros Sathi, widely regarded as the greatest Christian mystic of modern times, agreed to sit down and talk …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Doctors Eat In The Morning

Do the people giving you their sound health advice actually practice what they preach?<p>For the most part, yes. Doctors -- who <i>should</i> know the ins and outs of healthy living -- are typically walking the walk. In a 2012 Gallup-Healthways report, doctors scored higher on scales of physical health and …

4 Tips for Dealing With Marital Boredom

Yes, it can be a real problem to be bored with one's spouse. It's a frequently voiced complaint that therapists hear from their clients. Fortunately, this condition can usually be easily fixed. Unfortunately, the source of the problem is generally in the last place that you want to look. That would …

Consciousness

Self-Affirmation Could Boost Problem-Solving Skills When You're Stressed: Study

Reminding yourself of your own strengths and values could help boost your problem-solving skills when you're under duress, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, included 73 college students who reported high levels of stress over the course of a month. Then, …

3 Weird Ways to Improve Your Memory

I think I've told you guys before that my memory is like a sieve (or maybe I didn't! see? memory!). So if you're anything like me and could use a brain helper every now and again, this latest research is for you.<p><b>Brain Booster #1: the Mediterranean Diet</b><p>New research has shown that the Mediterranean …

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even representing a new product, you likely lack the day-in-day-out experience that makes you knowledgeable and relaxed for …

Public Speaking

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

Silicon Valley

The Health Benefits Of Eggs Revealed

Eggs keep your peepers peeping <br>Egg yolks are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been shown to ward off macular degeneration--so you'll still be able to eyeball hotties from afar when you're 80.<p>An omelet a day can shrink your waist<br>Louisiana State University system …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Winter<p>The silver lining to no early spring? Deeply discounted winter essentials.<p>21 Photos14 hours agoView More<p>Music<p><i>Amen</i> is out today.<p>By Alex Wong14 …

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Inc.com

Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success …

Self-improvement

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

Numb

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

Motivation

How To Unplug Without Ignoring Your Friends

The experience of dining out has changed. We text, tweet and email all while forking a few bites into our mouths and half-participating in the actual table talk.<p>This phenomenon is exactly what prompted Noah Levy and David Krevitt to develop "BRB," a free mobile app that makes unplugging easy -- …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …