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Counterintuitive Advice For LinkedIn Users Part 3 - Stand Out And Promote

In Part 1 of this series, I focused on branding your profile and in Part 2 I discussed techniques for being found and using LinkedIn for research. In this final piece in the series, I share with you ways to differentiate your profile and maximize your hard work – repurposing it and getting others …

The 7 Brand Advocate Types You Need To Know (Infographic)

When I remodeled my first house I started with the bathrooms. Everything in the bathrooms needed to go except the sink and the toilets. They had stood the test of time because they were made by Kohler. But in one of the bathrooms a Kohler toilet had cracked because the floor of my house (original …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

If You Want to Raise Prices, Tell a Better Story

Ask a CEO if they want to spend a pile of money on an analysis of their company’s story, and they’ll probably throw you out of their office. But if you tell them that you have a powerful insight that can help them raise the prices on all of their products, they might ask you over to their house for …

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage. Luckily, you don’t …

5 Must-Have Presentation Tips For Pitching To Angel Investors

One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when pitching to angel investors is bombarding them with data and boring PowerPoint slides instead of inspiring and engaging them. This is one of the key lessons I learned as I followed a Forbes.com reader and entrepreneur on his journey to attract …

How E-Mail Marketers Can Survive Gmail’s Tabbed Inbox

Last week, I got an e-mail from one of my favorite e-list masters, Chris Brogan, imploring me to “shake [his] newsletter free from the clutches of the [Gmail’s new] Promotions tab.”<p>Why did Brogan have to ask me to take charge of my Gmail? It was in response to Google’s newly formatted, tabbed …

Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square …

Digital Photography

Tips for Your First Day and Week at a New Job | The Art of Manliness

This month a couple million students graduated from colleges around the country.<p>If you’re one of them, and through a combination of luck and vigorous …

The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Finance

Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

<i>Nebuta Matsuri. Festivals are at their best and brightest in the summer.</i><p>Over-the-top festivals, fireworks extravaganzas, street-side barbeques, a chorus of cicadas singing in every tree, shaved ice, colorful cotton <i>yukata</i> kimonos and the <i>clip clop</i> of wooden sandals: The sights, sounds and flavors of …

10 Most Breathtaking Views in the World

There are many things that can leave someone breathless, aside from grinding out a triathlon or spending time at high altitudes. The sight of a bride …

6 Secrets to Better Networking at Conferences

In March 2009, at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, I attended dozens of sessions and parties and and met hundreds of people. But it was a chance …