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The Satechi Smart Travel Router For Networking An Charging On The Go

The Satechi Smart Travel Router might just be the most useful travel adapter ever made. Not only can it plug into a wall socket pretty much anywhere in the world, it can also charge your iPhone and create a wireless network.<p>The Smart Travel Router has various prong configurations, just like any …

Is paid iCloud storage a good deal, or can you do better? Cloud storage roundup

With former MobileMe customers losing their additional 20GB of free storage a couple of days ago, there are probably a bunch of new people eyeing the paid iCloud upgrade options and wondering whether or not to hand over their cash. So we thought it would be a useful to take a look at the other …

It’s Time to Kill the ‘Apple Doesn’t Innovate’ Argument

There’s an argument in the platform wars, and also on Wall Street, that goes something like this: “Apple doesn’t innovate anymore. It moves too slowly, and is being taken over by more nimble, more innovative rivals.”<p>Any success Apple has is the result of slick marketing, rather than the newest …

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Amazing Apple Anecdote: Steve Was Just A Normal Guy #1

- Apr 7, 2013<p>We’re back with another Amazing Apple Anecdote. This week we look at the first in a series of random people meeting or talking to Steve …

Google Paid This Man $100 Million: Here's His Story

Two years ago, Twitter was in disarray.<p>On April 14, 2011, Fortune's Jessi Hempel blasted Twitter for failing to launch exciting new products, generate meaningful revenues, or hang on to executive talent.<p>None of this was news to Twitter's board members or CEO Dick Costolo, of course.<p>They'd spent the …

Why Passion Is Not Enough...You Need This, Too

I just read a wonderful post here on Forbes: Dan Schwabel’s interview of Chris Guillebeau. They talk about Chris’ new book, <b>The $100 Start-Up</b>, and in the course of the interview, Chris mentions that simply loving something isn’t enough to establish a successful business around that thing. Then he …

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Most people near the starts of their careers aren't typically thought of as leaders in the workplace. Not only do they inhabit a low spot in the office hierarchy and lack experience and skills, but also many are too timid and insecure to assume a leadership role. But with the right attitude, an …

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From Mail Room To Boardroom: A Star Executive's Strategy To Rise To The Top

I had the chance to visit this week with John Bolinder, the 36-year-old CFO/Chief Strategy Officer for one of our client companies in Salt Lake City, Nelson Labs. Bolinder was recently acknowledged by Utah Business Magazine as one of the state’s top “Forty Under 40” executives.<p>While Nelson Labs …

7 Things You Can Do To Make Your Boss Think You're Wonderful

We human beings like to operate in tribes. We have done since the beginning of time: a bunch of people have a better shot at survival than one or two. It’s easier to kill big things to eat, grow crops, build shelter, raise children and defend yourself from enemies if you have a group.<p>The main …

Tim Cook's Apology Letter to Apple Customers in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week wrote a note to customers in China, apologizing after the company received complaints on its customer service and warranty policies. Apple declined to make an English translation of the letter available, saying it was only intended for Chinese consumers. Here is …

SEC: Okay to use Twitter, Facebook for announcements - The Buzz - Investment and Stock Market News

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sparked an SEC investigation last year after he revealed that Netflix's monthly online viewing had exceeded one billion hours on his Facebook page instead of a press release or public filing.<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings caused a stir last year after he revealed that Netflix's …

More on iOS 7, iPhone 5S, and Apple's plans for 2013

MG Siegler instigated an interesting conversation on Branch today when he wondered out loud about Apple's plans for 2013. I've already posted several …

Letters from Steve Jobs: Revealing Steve’s Softer, Caring Side

- Apr 15, 2013<p>Former Apple software engineer David Gelphman shares a pair of very intimate, personal interactions with late Apple co-founder Steve …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

You Lead By Virtue Of Who You Are

Millions of dollars are spent annually on developing leaders in organizations. Look up ‘Leadership’ on Google and you will get nearly 200 million results. Yet despite the abundance of material on leadership, and the money invested in cultivating leaders, a quick informal survey of those around you …

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