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10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Meet the Woman Who Could Turn Jet.com Into the Digital Era’s Ultimate Challenger Brand

Liza Landsman loves a challenge. For the past year and a half, she's taken on a massive one: overseeing marketing, branding and analytics as chief …

eCommerce

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo's CRO explains how she juggles being a parent with a high-profile job.</b> "I make such a concerted effort, when I'm home and I'm with her until she falls asleep," says Lisa Utzschneider.<p><b>2. Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV for the first time.</b> Piper Jaffray released its …

Red Dead Redemption

Is Omnichannel Marketing Finally Going From Retail Dream to Reality?

There’s been a flurry of recent developments that suggest retailers this holiday season may summon the nerve to reboot their omnichannel marketing …

eCommerce

How Amazon built a billion dollar advertising business

As reported by <i>Campaign</i> last month, Amazon’s ad sales are estimated to surpass $1bn (£817m) by the end of this year as it targets brand …

eCommerce

How to Create Content for Your Social Media Sales Funnel

Are you using social to nurture customers? Wondering how to deliver content that converts prospects into buyers? When you start with the right …

Marketing

H&M’s Awesome New Feminist Ad Campaign Has Folks Mad As A Cut Snake

Fashion giant <b>H&M</b> have launched the new ad campaign for their Autumn line, and it’s fkn awesome.<p>It shows women who are plus-size, queer, trans, have …

Plus Size

Hotel or Airbnb? New Travel Site Says It Offers the Best of Both

Sonder is a new website that claims to offer the best qualities of hotels and of Airbnb-type apartment sharing services.<p>When Sandra Sabatini booked a …

Hospitality

The exact pitch deck strategy I’ve used to raise $125M since 2011

The right way to create a killer pitch deck and get funded — from someone who has raised $125M since 2011.<p>Creating a pitch deck is hard, especially …

Venture Capital

Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees

The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.

Entrepreneurship

Thoughts on Packing: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Let's talk about packing. A couple of weeks ago in my post on travel hacks I referenced all of the great resources out there for packing light. I said I wasn't going to reinvent the wheel, and I'm not. But I do want to talk a little bit about packing, mainly because every time I see one of those …

Clothing

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook Dumps Microsoft

Back in 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook for a 1.6% stake. It valued Facebook at $15 billion, and everybody laughed.<p>Now, Facebook is worth over $200 billion, and that little investment turns out to be the best-performing equity investment Steve Ballmer ever made as CEO of Microsoft.<p>…

Software

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20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Get ready to download! We're sharing our 20 must-have apps that will kick start your relationships, health, and career in a click.<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you …

Apps

Chicago's Headmistress

• <b>Author:</b> Loretta Giacoletto<p>Chicago's Headmistress was named a finalists in the 2014 "Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project."<p>Step back in time to Prohibition and prostitution during the Roaring Twenties. Follow Giulietta Bracca's notorious rise to wealth and power, from street urchin in 1905 …

National Geographic Travel