Brian Snodgrass

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5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

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4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Black and White Animal Portraits in Breathtaking Detail

Lukas Holas is a photographer and graphic designer from Frydlant, Czech Republic. In a series on Behance entitled, <i>Portraits of Animals</i>, Holas …

Documentary Pays Tribute To Detroit Graffiti Artist NEKST

(Video Link)<p>The city of Detroit has been home to a legendary graffiti art scene since the early days of aerosol art, so it’s not surprising that …

10 Questions You'd Better Ask Your Boss

I once worked on a team that helped produce a nightly television news show. The format didn’t vary much, the deadlines were the same every night and my colleagues and I were experienced pros. But our senior producer had a tough time letting us just do our thing. Even though we sat in offices mere …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

What Nobody Tells You About Launching A Kickstarter Campaign

<b>1) Not Everybody Watches The Video</b><p>It’s hard to overstate how important your Kickstarter video is to the success of the campaign, but you can’t assume every visitor will hit “Play”. In other words: The rest of the page needs to stand alone. “In our case, only half the pledgers watched the video—who …

Here's What The Store Of The Future Will Look Like (Hint: Not Amazon)

Few would dispute Amazon’s status as the titan of the e-commerce world, selling more online than its next 12 competitors combined. But given the ubiquity of Jeff Bezos and his bookstore-killer, it’s easy to lose perspective.<p>Amazon made $61 billion in sales worldwide last year — just 13% of what …

Champagne 101: How To Drink It Like A Pro

Champagne season is officially here. From now through the New Year you’ll likely be popping a few corks and spilling bubbly all over your carpet.<p>If you have been really nice (or really naughty) you might be lucky enough to spill some Krug. The LVMH-owned champagne from Reims, France is regarded by …

'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to stay on top as 'Out of the Furnace' bows

After a gigantic Thanksgiving, the post-holiday box-office weekend will again belong to Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Walt Disney Pictures' "Frozen."<p>"Catching Fire," the post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, is expected to generate about $35 million to …

The World's Largest Debtor Governments, 2013

The most dominant countries in history are the most indebted nations today, according to the latest data released by the International Monetary Fund.<p>The world’s most indebted country is ancient power Greece, with general government net debt that is 173% of its GDP. Other historic superpowers in the …

Can't-Miss Deals to Help You Win Cyber Monday

Photo: The CW<p>It's the Super Bowl of shopping: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have returned once again. However, foregoing the mob scene at stores doesn't just <i>sound</i> appealing—it could score you a better deal. Need proof? After a bit of sleuthing, we found some incredible steals you can shop without …

4 Ways John Landgraf Slays Fear, Failure, And Blandness On Screen And Behind The Scenes At FX

The fearless, GenFlux approach to green-lighting shows such as “The Shield,” “Louie,” “Justified,” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” is also the backbone of the network president’s management style.<p>What do you get when you cross a vigilante lawman, a depraved Philadelphia gang, and Louie CK? …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …

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What I Learned From The Twitter IPO

On the surface, the Twitter IPO was a success. The company filed their IPO with an original range of $17-$20 per share. It raised the offering to $23 to $25, and then priced the initial public offering at $26. Despite next-day headlines that Twitter appreciated 73%, the real story is that most …

Three Things Your Wealth Manager Doesn't Want You To Know

Affluent investors hungry for advice have their pick of wealth managers to advise them. I should know, I’m in the business and it’s a crowded field. However, I’m also able to see what a lot of my counterparts are doing and some of it concerns me. I’m going to make a broad generalization here, but …

You Can Get Richer Pinching Pennies Like Warren Buffett

Many people have tried to emulate Warren Buffett‘s investment style. More may attempt it as they search for the best investing ideas for 2012. But here’s a more attainable goal: Pinch pennies like the Oracle of Omaha. This might turn out to be a New Year’s resolution you can actually <i>keep</i>. And …

Five Rules To Improve Your Financial Health

The term “personal finance” refers to how you manage your money and how you plan for your future. All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health now and in the future. We are often guided by specific rules of thumb – such as “don’t buy a house that costs more …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

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Top 8 Workplace Trends In The Financial Services Industry

The financial services industry is comprised of the banking, securities and commodities, insurance and real estate sectors. Over the next few years, you will see significant changes in this industry with the rise of mobile banking, social networking, the millennial generation and the talent gap. …

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'Jobs' Film Director Reveals Steve's Early Struggle To Communicate Simply

Steve Jobs, known for his charismatic public speaking ability and his slick keynote presentations, wasn’t always the polished communicator most people associate with the visionary Apple co-founder. I’ve often said that Jobs grew into his role as communicator-in-chief and refined his messages and …

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NSA releases outline of security programs, says it 'only' touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic

Even as President Obama proposes a review of NSA procedures and oversight, the organization published a seven page document laying out in broad terms what it does, how it does it and why it thinks that's OK. As <i>Ars Technica</i> points out, the memo claims "We do not need to sacrifice civil liberties for …

10 Principles for Startup Success Through Failure

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the tenth time. …