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Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Inc.com--Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.
October 21, 2018 Go to Inc.com

4 Nimble Growth Hacks for Small Businesses with Miniscule Budgets

Small Biz Daily--To people outside the digital world, the term hack implies either a security breach or sleight of hand. However, those immersed in social media, sales, and marketing recognize that growth hacking is a powerful
October 21, 2018 Go to Small Biz Daily

The 30 Commandments of Working for Yourself:

themiddlefingerproject--15. You can't do as much as you think you can. Whatever you’ve got on your to-do list, cut it by 75%. That last 25% is what you’ll get done today.
October 19, 2018 Go to themiddlefingerproject

Why do we feel so busy? It's all our hidden shadow work

the Guardian--Automation has brought plenty of benefits but there’s a human cost
October 17, 2018 Go to the Guardian

Lyft's New Subscription Plan Seems Like a Legendary Ripoff

Gizmodo--Lyft just announced the broad availability of its new All-Access Plan. This subscription-based service gets you 30 “FREE” Lyft rides (as long as those rides cost $15 or less) every 30 days for $300. After that, subscribers get a 5 percent discount on all rides. If the math that would make this a good deal seems a little suspect, that’s because it is.
October 16, 2018 Go to Gizmodo

Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

Visual Capitalist--A revealing look at three decades of music industry sales. After a devastating decline, streaming services like Spotify are helping the industry regain its footing.
October 11, 2018 Go to Visual Capitalist

Large enterprises are adopting emerging tech at much higher rate than small companies

ZDNet--A new study looks at growing use of AI, IoT, blockchain, edge computing, and other areas.
October 10, 2018 Go to ZDNet

With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break

TechCrunch--A lot of secure sites are set to grind to a halt with security error messages in the next version of Google Chrome.
October 08, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

When CEO Satya Nadella joined Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs a 15-year-old book by a psychologist

Business Insider--Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bought all the members of his senior leadership team a copy of the book "Nonviolent Communication" in 2014 when he joined the company. Here are some of the book's major takeaways.
October 08, 2018 Go to Business Insider

Google to Pay Apple $12B to Remain Safari's Default Search: Report

Fortune--The report also said it's likely a fraction of what Google gets out of the deal.
September 29, 2018 Go to Fortune

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Identified the No. 1 Reason Why People Don't Succeed (and It's Quite Brilliant)

Inc.com--The billionaire head of the intimate apparel brand surprises us with a unique take on success most of us rarely think about.
September 26, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Stop Breathe & Think Co-Founder Julie Campistron Shares Her No. 1 Tip For Uninterrupted Productivity

LIVESTRONG.COM--Julie Campistron, CEO and co-founder of one of the leading meditation apps, Stop Breathe & Think., shares her greatest tips on productivity and success — both of which don't include the widely-celebrated act of "multi-tasking."
September 21, 2018 Go to LIVESTRONG.COM

Oprah Winfrey Uses the Same 3 Sentences to Get Every Meeting Off to the Perfect Start

Inc.com--Feel like most meetings are a waste of time? Take a page from Oprah's playbook.
September 20, 2018 Go to Inc.com

Amazon's new small-business product 'feels like a trap,' says Shopify's CEO

Recode--Tobi Lutke thinks giving your business data to Amazon might not be a good idea.
September 18, 2018 Go to Recode

7 Habits of Highly Connected People

Inc.com--People say they hate networking, but many of them are simply doing it wrong.
September 16, 2018 Go to Inc.com

A security expert explains why you should put tape over your laptop camera

Business Insider--Is covering up the camera on your laptop a sign of paranoia or a good security tip for everyone to take into consideration?
September 16, 2018 Go to Business Insider

How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile 20x More Appealing, According to Science

Inc.com--Overlooking this simple (yet critical) section of your LinkedIn profile can make (or break) your success on the platform.
September 15, 2018 Go to Inc.com

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018

Pew Research Center's Journalism Project--Most Americans continue to get news on social media, even though many have concerns about its accuracy.
September 10, 2018 Go to Pew Research Center's Jou...