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Pivotal Software’s Modest IPO Debut A Victim Of Freaky Friday

By<p>Updated April 21, 2018 4:05 p.m. ET<p><b>The View From Silicon Valley</b><p>Pivotal Software (ticker: PVTL) was sideswiped with a funky day to debut on Wall …

Market Capitalization

5 Ways Chatbots Can Help Your Business

mohamed_hassan / Pixabay<p>Obviously, when you own and run a business you want to make the most money possible. To do that you must diligently strive to …

Small Business

3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 20 Years

When you plan to hold a stock for decades, only the best will do.<p>Holding a stock for decades, through brutal ups and downs, is hard. The temptation …

Investing

Top 7 Hiking Trails In America’s West

1. Grinnell Glacier: Glacier National Park, MT<p>They don’t call Glacier National Park the ‘Crown of the Continent’ for nothing. It’s a hiker’s …

Hiking

Elon Musk Just Responded to China's Huge Move on Tesla Imports

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday that the country will “significantly lower” import tariffs on vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Tesla

How Businesses Can Use Chatbots to Help Customers and Themselves

What are chatbots? The newest marketing tool these days is chatbots. Chatbots are computer programs designed to imitate human conversations. Most of …

Chatbots

Too many vacation photos on your phone? These apps and hacks will help you manage

The day the camera roll on my phone hit 50,000 images, I knew I had a problem. I, like so many people I know, take way too many pictures. If I took …

Apps

7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome Or Florence) You Have To Visit

Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or Firenze. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not absolutely stunning, we figured it would be worth it to venture beyond our familiar Italian horizons (yep, even beyond Cinque Terre and Positano). So here are …

Italy

NBA Star Kevin Love's Stunning Admission Teaches a Powerful Lesson in Vulnerability

All wasn't well with this NBA superstar--but it ended well, because he role-modeled handling it.<p>We all fear something, love something, have lost something. The truth is that everyone has their thing and to understand this is to be a more compassionate leader.<p>On November 5th, NBA star Kevin Love …

Mental Health

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Happiness

In Just 3 Words, This $10 Million Entrepreneur Taught a Powerful Lesson in Customer Service

Sweat the small things, earn the big bucks.<p>How do you blow customers away in business?<p>Here's the thing: it's not just about the grand gestures, which cost a lot of money and time. All you need to do is to nail those <b>micro customer experiences</b>. Basically, we're talking about the small gestures that …

Customer Service

4 Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire Quits or Gets Fired

You just dropped thousands of dollars on your new hire. Employees are relieved you've filled the position. Here's how to screw it up and go back to square one.<p>Finally! You've finally filled that pesky open position that's been vacant for weeks. Your employees feel the relief coming. You're planning …

Human Resources

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

Perhaps you’ve heard that to really grow your money, you need to start investing. But does just the thought of the topic make you feel anxious? …

Retirement

Here's the Average Length of Retirement. Will Your Money Last That Long?

There's a good chance you'll live longer than average, and you don't want to outlive your money. Here's how to avoid that.<p>If you're financially …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Nine deep-value stocks largely ignored by analysts

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Smaller companies, largely ignored by the Street, that may be of interest to the deep-value investor.<p><b>The screen</b><p>Large institutional investors, who dominate trading activity in the market, incorporate analyst's forecasts, among other metrics, into sophisticated valuation …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Why Consolidation May Be Necessary for Cannabis Producers Long Term

Consolidation has seemingly become a part of every Canadian investor’s life. With a number of Canadian industries in heavy consolidation mode (in the …

Investing

An Extended Look Into This Underrated Dividend Growth Stock

McCormick & Company is a leading provider of spice and seasoning products both commercially and to consumers via a dominate presence in retail.<p>The …

Alibaba And Q3 - What You Need To Know

Alibaba reported a solid quarter with another revenue beat but a small EPS miss.<p>Guidance was raised above the market's expectations again.<p>I share my …

10 Extreme Hikes You Can Do Without Being a Pro

National parks are the backyard of the United States: They provide a natural refuge for the cooped up, modern, digital soul. Miles of trails within the National Park System invite hikers from the world over into their inner reaches—and the diverse landscape of the U.S. means a hike to Angels …

Hiking
Hiking

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors<p>It’s time to get inspiration for all of the beautiful places to visit across America. From magnificent …

Hiking

Montreal AI startup Element AI hires ex-IBM chief to lead product and strategy efforts

Hot Montreal artificial intelligence startup Element AI has scored its third high-profile hire in the past month, recruiting former IBM chief innovation officer Linda Bernardi to join as its chief product and strategy officer.<p>The Seattle-based Ms. Bernardi follows Denis Therien, McGill University's …

Artificial Intelligence

Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder

Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications.<p>In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free and enterprise version) is now getting built-in support for speech recognition, something that developers …

Chatbots

10 Amazing chatbot platforms that will rule in 2018 and beyond

Share43<p>Tweet<p>Share153<p>+13<p>Shares 199<p>Chatbots is impacting to businesses of all kinds from a customer service, marketing, and sales. They are allowing …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

Try Making Someone's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How | Inc.com

We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort of hit to their self-esteem (a dent in their armor) in the past 6 months due to something …

Self-esteem

Four Essential Habits to Align Purpose and Values With Actions | Inc.com

We're all familiar with the idea that habits are important, that we are what we repeatedly do. My recent conversations with some of America's top business leaders have expanded upon that idea, that what we do should also reflect our purpose - our Why - and the values that guide us.<p>I've summed this …

Leadership
Employee Engagement