Srikkanth Gopakumar

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50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

Is Female Success Bad for Romantic Relationships?

Your romantic partner experiences a huge success; a big pay rise or their first novel is accepted for publication - how does that make you feel?<p>If …

Psychology

Why playing hard to get works and other dating lessons from behavioral economics

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> With Valentine’s Day now upon us, what better time than now to talk to Dan Ariely? The professor of behavioral economics and …

Relationships

The Confidence Game: What Con Artists Reveal About the Psychology of Trust and Why Even the Most Rational of Us Are Susceptible to Deception

“It’s the oldest story ever told. The story of belief — of the basic, irresistible, universal human need to believe in something that gives life meaning, something that reaffirms our view of ourselves, the world, and our place in it.”<p><i>“Reality is what we take to be true,”</i> physicist David Bohm …

Blind date: 'We had an Indian smooch (I’m too shy to elaborate)'

Jane, 61, carer, meets Sanjive, 46, estate agent<p><b>Sanjive on Jane</b><p><b>What were you hoping for?</b><br>Some nice chit-chat and company.<p><b>First impressions?</b><br>Nice smile, and she’d made the effort to look great – I loved her white fluffy coat.<p><b>What did you talk about?</b><br>Meditation, yoga, plant-based diet, India, our …

Relationships

To Shape The Future Of Business, Mentor A Millennial

They’ve been called lazy, selfish, entitled and needy. They’re powerless without their gadgets. They expect a constant stream of praise. They’re millennials, and they’re the object of these and more stereotypes, almost all of which paint them as a nightmare to work with.<p>But as millennials join the …

Dropbox Closes Roughly $250M Round At $10B Valuation, WSJ Says

Dropbox has raised a massive $250 million funding round, valuing the company at $10 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The new funding round is led by a BlackRock fund, according to the WSJ, which cites “two people familiar with the deal” as the source of the report.<p>This is actually the …

FaceSubstitute Is The Coolest (And Creepiest) Thing You’ll See This Week

Ready for your semi-regular reminder that technology is freakin’ <i>amazing</i>?<p>FaceSubstitute is a tech demo that lets you use your webcam to try on someone else’s face (god, that was a weird sentence to type), and it’s just as creepy/awesome as it sounds. Want to be Walter White? Sure! Want to be a …

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

If you want to build a culture of high performance, start by taking a look at your office environment. It matters more than you may realize.<p>As co-CEO of the design and architectural firm Gensler, I’ve spent my career designing workplaces and studying the link between design and business …

Google Launches Publisher Plugin for Wordpress

Google today released the Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress. While it’s still in beta, the plugin lets you access Google AdSense and Webmaster Tools for your blog, assuming you own your own domain and power it with WordPress.<p>Google emphasizes that this is a beta release and it is still …

Drive Performance by Focusing on Routine Decisions

Process is about action. When we talk about processes, we’re talking about everything an organization <i>does</i> in its ongoing operations. And so, it makes sense that in order to improve operational performance, many organizations use process improvement techniques such as process mapping to get a handle …

Use Google Analytics to Create Campaigns, Not Just Track Them!

Using easily obtained data - marketing beginners can learn how to use Google Analytics to Create Campaigns, not just track them.

Analytics

Revealed: Proof That B2B Email Marketing Actually Works | Email marketing, Infographic and Infographics

Which Brands Will Triumph In 2014?

<i>The following guest post is by Thomas Mueller, Chief Experience Officer for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.</i><p>Though the definition is often hotly debated, most can agree that brand experience means ensuring you walk the talk. It’s that moment of truth when a customer has the right experience …

Inside The Real Dragon's Den

“Over good wine we came up with the idea of putting ourselves in the middle of people with money and people who need it. We thought of making Dragon’s Den online, it was amazingly flawed.”<p>This was six years ago and “now on our 21st revision” Angels Den founder Bill Morrow is telling me about how he …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …

3 Workouts to Improve your Photography

Consider applying these new workouts in your photography routine and you will improve your skills and creativity.

Photography

Meet The Reclusive Billionaire Behind The Beanie Baby

The man who invented those tiny plush toys you used to buy with your allowance dropped out of college and could not serve in the military because of a hearing problem.<p>These are just a few of the details about Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of the Beanie Baby, revealed in a document filed last …

CES 2014: 5 Tech Trends to Watch

The new year is upon us, which means the annual International CES is just about here, too. In less than a week, more than 150,000 people will descend …

Five reasons why it’s time to invest in online video

I've been preaching a consistent message about the evolution of digital media since 2008. And in this New Year, it's more relevant than ever.<p>If your business is already active online, or has reallocated 2014 budgets to do so, it's going to be a great year for your brand and your bottom line. If …

The Unemployment Rate Is Much Higher Than They Tell You

The 7.5% US unemployment rate, at its lowest level since 2008, seems to be telling a story of slow-but-steady recovery after the Great Recession and Financial Crisis.<p>Unfortunately, the bulk of evidence suggests the "real" jobless rate is far higher. As the U-3 rate has fallen, so has the labor …

Economy