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30-Second Tech Trick: How to Schedule Email to Be Sent Later with Gmail

If you’re using Gmail, the Boomerang extension will not only allow you to schedule messages to be sent sometime in the future, but you can also use …

8 Resources Every New Startup Person Should Use

I’m regularly asked “What should I read if I want to start my own business?” or “I’m leaving the corporate world and I’m thinking about founding a startup — what should I do?”<p>Today I’m celebrating my two year anniversary of leaving the corporate world behind. At Plated.com we recently raised our …

The Periodic Table of Cloud Computing: An Elemental Approach

Last year, businesses continued to adopt cloud computing at a rapid pace. IDC estimated that worldwide spending on public IT cloud services reached $47.4 billion in 2013 and will grow at a rate of 23.5 percent per year through 2017. The marketplace of public cloud services offers myriad choices …

Die With No Regrets: Follow These 43 Life Lessons

If you want to live a personal and professional life with no regrets, follow these 43 life lessons, penned by H. Jackson Brown.<p>In the Fall of 1990, Mr. Brown sat at his kitchen table, pulled out a pad of paper and began writing advice to his son, who had just entered college. Mr. Brown’s aphorisms …

10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

The LinkedIn Settings Mistakes Most People Still Make

Those who read my columns know that I’m a great fan of LinkedIn, especially for its creative “off-brand” and competitive intelligence uses. But when I saw Donna Sapolin’s recent post on How LinkedIn is Thwarting Your Job Search, I had to weigh in.<p>Yes, the auto emails that inform your entire …