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Tim Lynch Star Trek Reviews Wiki

<b>Welcome to Tim Lynch Star Trek Reviews Wiki</b><p>Introduction<p>Welcome to the Tim Lynch Star Trek Review Wiki. As a huge fan of Tim Lynch's reviews for Next …

These startups use AI to “optimize” marketing messages

In a world where artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining traction and being applied in a variety of ways, is it really possible for AI to do intuitive things better than humans can, such as marketing messaging? Marketing messaging seems like something that takes human brain power to fully develop, …

Must Reads For Innovators and Design Thinkers | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence, a people-first approach and design thinking have become core to innovation and a successful, sustainable business. In fact, today's most successful brands have become so because they've figured out that a deep understanding of their customers is quintessential to problem …

UX Design

A new movie exposes the 'ridiculous' case against the one bank charged after the 2008 crisis

But that wasn't the case for a small, family-owned bank tucked inside Chinatown in New York City.<p>In 2012, Abacus Federal Savings Bank was indicted on charges of fraud in relation to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of mortgages that had been sold to Fannie Mae from 2005 to 2010. It's the only …

The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to teach us under our new political climate. This</i> …

12 Fears You Need to Overcome to Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Your fears can be the biggest barriers to your success.<p>They can stop you from going after what you truly desire; they can make you believe that your chances of success are so small that you don't even try. Fears are complex; they're cunning, they can be deep-seated, and they are often subconscious, …

Self-improvement

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

‘Abstract: The Art of Design' review: Netflix series is fast, funny, and without critique

The eight-part docuseries premieres February 10<p>Forget Woody Allen (if you haven’t already), illustrator Christoph Niemann is here to represent the urban neurotic creative. With pictures! Niemann is one of eight subjects of the new Netflix documentary series <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, which …

What Does Disruption Look Like, Anyway? | Inc.com

As we know, change is the only constant. Consumer behaviors are always evolving, either as a response to a new idea or as a rejection of an old one. Companies who track consumer behaviors and approach new ways of thinking with reckless abandon are the agitators, the disruptors, the status quo …

Innovation

Publicis Combines Razorfish and Sapient in Digital Revamp

Change gives Sapient’s Alan Herrick larger role as Publicis CEO readies succession plans<p>By<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>alexandra.bruell@wsj.com<p>Advertising giant Publicis Groupe PUBGY -1.09% is revamping its digital agency structure and leadership amid a …

Advertising

Startup investor Scott Belsky shares five big predictions for the future of technology

Allow me to explain, as well as share some implications for each:<p>The concept of actively "posting" or "sharing" will be frowned upon and entirely replaced by a passive stream of your life's experiences, whereabouts, and media consumption. Imagine a 24 hour channel of you that is authentic, aways …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Lets Advertisers Control Which Ethnicities See Their Ads

Facebook's self-service advertising portal allows advertisers to exclude certain users from seeing the ad based on "ethnic affinities."<p>According to a new report from Propublica, advertisers that purchase ads on Facebook are able to target them toward certain users based on what the site calls …

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

Dentsu’s Mobile Agency Says a ‘Significant Amount’ of App-Install Ads Are Fraudulent

Only a couple of years ago, mobile advertising was thought to be fairly safe and protected from most forms of digital advertising fraud, but …

Nest is finally making an outdoor Nest Cam and it’ll ship for $199 this fall

Nest Cams (formerly known as Dropcams) are handy little things — plug it in, get it on WiFi, and boom, you’ve got a low-hassle indoor security camera.<p>Want to put it outside? That’s a bit more complicated. The original Nest Cam isn’t very rugged, so you’re looking at dropping at least $50 on a …

7 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work

Whether it’s your first time running social media for a company, or you’re just looking to boost your online profile, <b>social media templates will save</b> …

Public Relations

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

The 23 best business books to read this summer

Summer's officially begun, and that probably means you're going to need something to read on your next trip to the beach or for the long flight to your vacation destination.<p>You'll be kicking back, but might as well bring something educational to accompany that magazine you picked up at the …

Follow TechCrunch Disrupt on Flipboard

TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY conference kicked off Monday. The three-day event brings entrepreneurs, investors, hackers and tech enthusiasts together for discussions and competition aimed at fostering innovation. TechCrunch, which has 14 different Flipboard Magazines, is curating a unique package with …

Startups

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

Product content strategy at Shopify

Establishing a content strategy team from scratch is a challenge — especially in a product company with no existing content processes. Since January …

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pi

Today is Pi Day. You know, March 14. 3/14 is sort of like 3.14. Get it? OK, it's a bit of a stretch because 3/14 looks like a fraction and not Pi. …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Showed the World How Great Leaders Deal With Bad News

Amid a market plunge and threat from Facebook, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner gives employees his stock bonus.<p>What do you do when your company's stock price plummets by more than 40 percent in a single day? Most of us hope never to have to find out, but if we do, I can't think of a better example of how …

How to tell stories through photography

The creator of hauntingly striking photographs, Minneapolis-born and based Alec Soth is a storyteller disguised as a documentary photographer. His images hint at an underlying story; capturing people and places set with a melancholy tone. A Magnum photographer as well as founder of his own …

Street Photography

Culture

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Online Education

Marketers Need To Rethink the Customer Decision Journey

In 2009, McKinsey & Co. proposed what was touted as a radical shift in marketing practice they called the consumer decision journey. The article …

Customer Experience