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The Anatomy of a Perfect Instagram Profile

Learn how to customize your Instagram profile so it looks good, tells your followers who you are, and gives them a reason to follow and engage with …

The 17 Worst Social Media Tips I Ever Got

A couple of years ago, I was a total social media fool. I mean, I registered on Facebook because my brother Jonathan and I founded an online based …

Seth Godin - There's Something About That Cow

In his wildly popular book, <i>Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable</i>, Seth Godin talks about companies that produce remarkable products or services and how they target people who are likely to spread the word about the company by word of mouth. The premise of the book begins with the …

Jackson Pollock

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Retirement

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books

How This Entrepreneur Went From Getting Rejected by 200 Investors to Getting Funded in 56 Days

Raising money for your company is one of the hardest things you'll do. Learn these tips to ensure success.<p>Every entrepreneur hates raising money. Raising money is like being stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel on a weeknight just after the St Paddy's Day parade. Yes, that happened to me last week. Raising …

Venture Capital

Neil Gaiman Coloring Book to Be Released on Indie Bookstore Day

The Neil Gaiman Coloring Book will be released on April 30 to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day. Gaiman made an announcement on Facebook that fans will …

Books

9 Qualities of Remarkable Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The majority of writers have written posts on the values, behaviors, characteristics, and attitudes which spell success for an entrepreneurial leader. Here's my take on what makes a successful leader, and thus, a remarkable entrepreneur:<p>A successful leader possesses a vision<p>Always think things …

Self-improvement

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

11 books you should read before they make it to the big screen this year

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that <i>the movie is never better than the book</i>. After all, what could be better than getting cozy under the …

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

These awkward illustrations capture how uncomfortable life can be

Illustrator Martina Paukova is strikingly elegant, with bluish-green eyes, deep chestnut hair, and a proud stance, an inch just shy of six feet. Nothing, therefore, like the characters she portrays in her amusing scenes of home, office, and street life. Those illustrations—for clients as varied as …

Masters Degree

29 Pictures Only Book Lovers Will Understand

When you're in the middle of so many books.

104 Little Happy Moments In Life We All Need To Appreciate More

<b>1.</b> Waking up with good hair.<p><b>2.</b> Watching raindrops “race each other” down windows.<p><b>3.</b> When things just somehow manage to work out.<p><b>4.</b> When plans you …

20 Important Financial Tasks To Do Each Year

It can be hard to keep track of all the various financial tasks you need to do during a given year. Today I thought I would share a simple list so …

Why The 'How-To' Boom In Content Marketing Is Still Growing

Trends in content marketing often come and go, especially as rising volumes of competition flood the market with similar types of content and oversaturate their shared readership with variations on the same idea. Sensationalized titles have gone in cycles, with different headline tactics rising and …

Marketing

6 Ways to Find Blog Topics When You're Stuck

You’re out of ideas.<p>Everything you could possibly write about in your niche…. You already have.<p>Well at least it feels that way.<p>Even worse, your …

Audience and Content Publishing: 17 Ways to Find Out What Your Audience Wants You to Share

Ever had a piece of content go viral? It’s a heady experience. Maybe it took off immediately and you watched the share count go up like a rocket …

18 Ways to Save $100 This Week

Does this sound familiar? Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to end up failing miserably.<p>It would be nice if we …

Personal Finance

The top 14 skills in the red hot market for marketing jobs

Has the market for marketers heated up?<p>Short answer: Yes.<p>Slightly longer answer: Yes, absolutely!<p>For a more complete answer, read on …<p>We all know that the marketing industry is changing quickly — so quickly that most organizations are having a hard time keeping up. So it’s no surprise that …

Marketing
Books

How to Stand Out in the Crowd

Almost everyone knows that these days it's harder than ever to get your ideas heard. There are so many channels for people to communicate on, and it feels like almost everyone has a blog, a podcast, or is self-publishing a book. So, in this crowded environment, how do certain ideas break …

Ten Things I Learned Researching Ten of the World’s Fastest Growing Startups

What high-flying companies know about growth that no one else does.<p>When we launched GrowthHackers.com back in late September we had a notion of doing …

Why Startups Should Tread Carefully When Hiring A Growth Hacker

I’m the first person to admit that marketers need to reshape how they approach their craft. We are building businesses in a climate that relies heavily on the malleable ability to disrupt the norm. What “always worked” has become outdated and new ideas are needed.<p>“Growth hacking”—the process of …

Marketing
Marketing

5 Tips to Stay Present in Business and in Life

A successful investment banker went on vacation to a tropical island. There he met a fisherman who had a unique way of catching fish. The banker immediately saw a business opportunity.<p>The banker said that eventually the fisherman would be able to make an initial public offering, so that he could …

Entrepreneurship

5 Content Marketing Tools that Will Make Your SEO Shine | Inc.com

Search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing go together like cake and ice cream. Seemingly for as long as I can remember, in the SEO community the rally cry has been, "Content Is King!" As a result, key content marketing tools end up on most every SEO professional's holiday wish list. …

Marketing

How to Perform Content Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

A couple of years back, I wrote a post about how to get results from SEO on a shoestring budget. As more businesses (and my own consulting company) …

5 Tools to Boost Your Social Media Productivity

Shares 14K<p>Are you overwhelmed with your social media responsibilities?<p>Looking for ways to perform tasks more efficiently?<p>Staying on top of social …

Infographics