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Amazon Echo is a Trojan horse that threatens traditional retailers

As e-commerce goes mainstream, more product searches take place on Amazon every day than on Google or Facebook. And Alexa is listening.<p>The online …

eCommerce

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

23 Instagram Tools to Connect with Shoppers

Instagram is a platform for inspiring images. For businesses, it can be a good place to convey a brand’s story and connect with consumers. Here is a …

The Stone Age Of Email Marketing Stops Here: Customize Your Content Using Triggers

As inboxes overflow and open rates underwhelm, many marketers are taking the easy way out, claiming that email is dying and that it doesn’t have the potential it once did.<p>Yet for all that gloom and doom, a quick review of recent studies tells an entirely different story. Email, in fact, still …

The 30 most creative people in advertising 2016

1/<p>30. Kathleen Swanson, creative director at Anomaly LA<p>Swanson recently wrote Gatorade's Emmy-nominated retirement film for Peyton Manning, which was …

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

50 Evergreen Motivational Quotes

Not every day goes well in our life. Sometimes a rough day comes in and takes away all of our motivation. We start feeling lazy about our work. That …

Motivation

Was Peter Drucker Wrong? The Modern Purpose Of A Brand

One month ago I found myself sitting in a room with about 50 attendees for Wharton’s 2nd Annual Customer Centricity Event and there was a panel discussing the purpose of the brand. It was moderated by Wharton’s Professor Peter Fader, author of <i>Customer Centricity: Focus On The Right Customers For</i> …

Management

5 wearables that are actually improving our health

They may have begun as glorified watches for the wealthy, but wearables have come a long way since then. From children’s health to women’s safety, …

11 Analytics Tools to Supercharge Your Small Business Social Media Marketing

When it comes to social media and online marketing, small business has huge disadvantage compared to big corporation. Small business does not have …

The Brand Brief Behind Nike’s Just Do It Campaign

Just Do It is an example of a brand campaign that tapped deeply into the authentic character of Nike’s brand values and brand purpose. But, few …

Track & Field

19 innovative startups set to revolutionise marketing

Unilever has set up a programme that helps brands engage with startups to run trial projects and provide mentoring.Launched in 2014 The Unilever …

Social Media

HiFiMAN HE-400S "Budget" Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphone Preview

The new HiFiMAN HE-400S are one of the lowest-priced open-back planar magnetic headphones on the market. Similar headphones can cost upwards of $3,000 (though there are many that are cheaper).<p>HiFiMAN, a darling of the audiophile headphone community, has made many inexpensive-but-great-sounding …

7 Business Blogs That Are Better Than an MBA - Sweet Fish Media | A Podcast Agency for B2B Brands

Owning a small business is tough, but you don’t have to do it alone.<p>The greatness of the internet is that information is free and available to anyone …

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

Co-Authored by Jonathan Greechan, Founder Institute<p>Even though it's trendy in startups to say that ideas mean nothing and execution means everything, the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced. For example, even the world's best entrepreneur with incredible execution will fail if their …

Entrepreneurship

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac using iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor

A new app called FingerKey allows Mac users to unlock their computer using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>That means you’ll be able to login to your Mac using your iPhone’s fingerprint sensor rather than typing in a password each time. The app takes advantage of …

Business apps vs. Mobile optimised sites: How to choose

<b>Estimates vary significantly when it comes to comparing the cost of building an app versus a mobile site.</b><p>According to a report by OSX Daily, a single …

Desktop Tornado Machine

Designed initially for teaching students about how tornadoes form, this tabletop weather simulation device would look way cooler sitting on your desk …

Earin Wireless Earbuds

Earin claims it has developed the world’s smallest earbuds. The earbuds connect to media players via Bluetooth and last up to three hours per charge. …

8 Great Icon Font Generators to Give Your Site a Custom Feel

High-quality images can make the difference between a good website and a great website. However, they also add file weight, aren't easily scaled, …

Instagram Best Practices ~ Part 1: An Interview with a Power User

February 19, 2013<p>Share<p>Besides making mobile look good everyday, HootSuite’s Mobile Designer, Helen Park is an Instagram power user. With over 51k …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

The 17 Most Amazing User Interfaces Of The Year

See more of the year’s best design: <br>Essays <br>Branding <br>Apps <br>Houses <br>Books <br>Art <br>Photo Essays <br>Advice <br>Video Games <br>Videos<p>The iPhone is fantastic, but there’s a future waiting for us beyond touchscreens. It’s a place where bits and bricks combine, where the ethereal digital world becomes corporeal, where we …

The Rise Of VC Content Marketing

Over the past few years, while an increasing number of businesses have been using content marketing to attract and retain great customers, most venture capital firms have lagged behind. In an industry where any type of marketing beyond public relations has historically been viewed as unnecessary …

Top 10 tech trends for 2014: Wearables, 3D printers, mobile money, and more

Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014 today. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital, and we’ll be printing a lot more products at home.<p>Here’s a quick overview:<p><b>1) Cities will get smarter</b><p>Cities will get increasingly smart as …

The 10 Commandments of Content

Scott Donaton, who’s been an chronicler, judge, and creator of brand content, shares lessons of downright biblical importance for brands looking to connect with people through stories.<p>The challenge is clear by now: Intrusive, interruptive, self-centered marketing no longer works the way it once …

4 New Online Money Management Tools Worth A Try

I may have found some new ways to get you out of a personal finance funk.<p>This is the gnawing feeling many of us have that we’re not managing our money well and are paying too much for 401(k)s, mutual funds, brokers and financial planners.<p>But four nascent websites and apps unveiled this week at the …