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How to Get Serious About Social Media

Many moons ago I wrote a post on 33 Ways to Get Serious About Blogging, and even many-er moons ago I had a good friend, @WifeMomSWoman, try to tell …

The 4 Attributes You Must Develop to Achieve Everything You Want in Life

Everyone wants success. But are you willing to change?<p>Without change, there can be no growth. And in order to get what you’ve never had, you must become someone you've never been. Before you go into the woods, you'll need a map. Rest assured others have forged the route before you. Their …

Self-improvement

Startup Huddle in Malawi Brings Together Successful Women Entrepreneurs

I am Temwa Msiska, a Malawian woman with two small businesses in fashion and in conference management. I am one of the organizers of Startup Huddle …

A breakthrough in combating malaria with odour-baited trap for mosquitoes

The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odour has resulted in a 70% decline in the population of the most significant malaria …

Malaria

Five cool things to do with Facebook Messenger

You’d be wrong to think that Facebook’s Messenger app is all about messaging.<p>Although people typically install it on their phones to chat privately …

Facebook

Digital remittance company Azimo adds Facebook Messenger support

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>UK-based digital-first remittance provider Azimo will bring its money transfer capabilities to Facebook Messenger, according to a company blog post.<p>Customers will be able to …

Facebook

8 Tough-Minded Traits That Assure Success

Tough-minded people have grit at their core. They are persistent and resilient in the face of failure, loss, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue gets their full attention and nothing less. No amount of hard work is too much to capitalize on a worthwhile opportunity. …

Success

5 Personal Habits That Will Hurt Your Business

It's easy to focus on the business itself when you're considering growth strategies. Our personal lives are connected to our business more then we give it credit. It is easy to act as if everything is separate, but the truth is that each aspect of our lives bleeds into each other. Your business …

Entrepreneurship

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

Time Management

She Leads Africa: 5 Lessons I Learned From Not Protecting My Business Idea

I am part of an entrepreneurial Facebook group (we’re now over 7,000 members strong). Let’s divide the group into two; techies and non techies. One …

40 Ways To Self-Promote Without Being A Jerk

Let’s be clear: You are most definitely not a jerk. This article is for people who are reluctant to blow their own horn. If the phrase “self-promotion” makes you cringe, read on.<p>The basic idea is pretty simple: Help others, and you will benefit, too. Some call this approach enlightened …

John Doe

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Hall of Fame

5 Promises You Need to Make When Starting a Company

These vows will help entrepreneurs keep the startup spark and passion alive.<p>Newly funded, newly engaged, and thinking about the future, as the CEO of Laurel & Wolf, I've been contemplating ways to take the next steps in building a big company. I've spent a lot of time hearing stories and …

Startups

How This Startup Blew $13.5 Million and Ended in Bankruptcy

How not to spend your VC funding.<p>The on-demand economy recently lost another startup. Pre-made food delivery service SpoonRocket announced on March 15 that it is closing shop--in spite of having raised $13.5 million in funding.<p>The startup began with a mission of "sub-10 minute delivery of sub-$10 …

Startups

Target Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery Pilot Program With Instacart

Target announced this morning it would begin testing an on-demand grocery delivery service, in partnership with Instacart, that will allow Target shoppers to order groceries, household items, baby products like diapers and formula, pet items, and more, for same-day delivery.<p>Initially, the service …

Minneapolis

In First for Sitting President, Obama Publishes a Scholarly Article

Call him scholar-in-chief<p>An author named “Barack Obama, JD” published an article on Monday in a scholarly journal. No prizes for guessing the topic: It’s an assessment of the Affordable Care Act as well as policy recommendations for the next president to improve the U.S. health care system.<p>The …

Elections

Most successful schools across the globe are leveraging “dynamic learning” - a combination of four key ingredients - in order to prepare students to …

9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

EyesWideOpen | Getty Images<p>Contributor<p>Looking to start a business and refuse to be tied down to an office? Turns out you can start a company from the comfort of your own home -- or better yet, from an exotic far-flung beach -- for under $1,000.<p>How is that possible you might ask? Technology. Maria …

Entrepreneurship

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists, and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

I've spent the better part of my adulthood being anxious.<p>In general, if I'm thinking, I'm worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming down: Breathe deeply. Meditate. Put things in perspective.<p>I'm trying!<p>But perhaps the best solution to my anxiety that I've yet to come across wasn't …

Stress

How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

My coaching clients have hard jobs with big responsibilities that generate lots of stress, and many of their spouses and partners have similarly demanding careers. And yet one of the most challenging experiences in their day doesn’t occur at work, but in the first 15 minutes after they arrive home …

University of Wisconsin

Meet The Larry Page Of Ghana

Google became a colossus first by solving the biggest problem that vexed the early Web: inefficient search. The company’s killer app was a deceptively simple algorithm that scored sites based on how many others linked to it. Global ubiquity ensued.<p>Now, two decades later and half a world away, …

Larry Page

What happens when we all become our own bosses

The “sharing economy” has evoked two possible futures for what work will look like in the years to come: one dystopian, the other idealistic.<p>In the first, workers scurry among shopping trips, carpools, minor home repairs and menial errands so that the wealthy don’t have to. “Work” will mean piecing …

Economics

The State Of The Workplace In 2016

As the workplace continues to change, it’s important for us to take a step back and look at where we are today and where we are heading in the future. For the past two years Staples Business Advantage (the B2B division of Staples) has been conducting their annual Workplace Index which looks at what …

Human Resources

Change is good? Exchange is better

As the sharing economy gains market share, it needs more support and structure to grow in the right directions.For more than a decade, the sharing …

Economics

India’s sharing economy paves way for budding entrepreneurs

MUMBAI // When Shubham Jain moved to Bangalore from Kolkata a couple of years ago to set up an office for his start-up, he felt alarmed by the money …

Economics

From Gig to Career: The Rise of the Sharing Economy [Infographic]

<b>Whether you’re a a seasoned freelancer or seeking freelance work for the first time, you’ve probably noticed how businesses such as Uber and Airbnb</b> …

Employment

How Hotels Are Luring Millennials in the Era of Airbnb

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has been cited as a huge disrupter in the hotel industry, heralded as the next big thing in travel as consumers …

Airbnb

Online Learning Is Great, But Let's Not Lose The Human Touch

<i>How do you think MooCs like those offered from Coursera are impacting CS education? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bill Poucher, CS Professor at Baylor University and Executive Director of</b> …

Education