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I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Philly’s Awesome New Elevated Rail Park Opens June 14

The greening of Philadelphia continues as the first phase of the Rail Park — Philly’s hotly anticipated elevated park and recreational pathway funded …

New Aerial Adventure Park Brings Adrenaline-Fueled Fun To Philly This Spring, Summer And Fall

Calling all thrill-seekers: A new adventure awaits in Fairmount Park.Treetop Quest Philly, the city’s first aerial adventure park, is now open on</b> …

Adventure Park

All talk, no clout: How Klout failed to provide value to marketers

Klout, an app which scores peoples’ influencer on social media, is set to close on 25 May. That’s the also the deadline for companies to comply with …

How the Tax Bill Could Hurt Amazon

Without much in the way of profits, the tax bill does little for the e-commerce giant. It's a different story for those looking to dethrone the …

Investing

3 Stocks to Buy After Kohl's Blowout Sales Report

Kohl's stock could have a lot of room to run after the company posted a stellar 6.9% comp-sales gain during the holiday season. Kohl's strong sales …

This Survey Shows Just How Wide the Gap Is Between Amazon and the Competition

More shoppers turn to Amazon for information than its competitors, bringing a flood of traffic.<p><b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the dominant force in online …

eCommerce

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

June Silny<p>Read full profile<p>It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You …

Alzheimer's Disease

Pop Warner sacks kids' Disney dreams, despite undefeated season

After an 11-0 season that included nine shutouts, the boys of the West Philadelphia Tarheels Mitey-Mites were hoping to roll into the playoffs and continue their domination all the way to Disney World.<p>But a mid-season change by Pop Warner officials has pulled the prize of a Florida trip out of the …

Valet Apps Are Silicon Valley Entitlement at Its Silliest

Young men in bright blue blazers are taking over the streets of San Francisco. Normally I wouldn’t have a problem with this, except these guys (I’ve …

A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the …

Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

San Francisco

Next week, Apple could finally succeed where Microsoft has failed for almost 20 years

If the rumors are true, the new Apple TV will be a $200-ish machine with an intriguing new motion-based remote, a version of the Siri virtual digital assistant, and, most importantly, access to a full-fledged App Store, taking it well beyond the 60-some-odd carefully chosen media partners it …

Living Rooms

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

8 Things Super-Achievers Do Routinely To Be Insanely Productive

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …