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Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

TechCrunch--With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company that has had more downs than …
October 29, 2018 Go to TechCrunch




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A rocker's guide to management

1843--Bands are known for drink, drugs and dust-ups. But beyond the debauchery lie four models for how to run a business. Ian Leslie explains
July 05, 2019 Go to 1843

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss--Noah Kagan built three multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. He also looks great in green. (Photo: Brandon Wells) I first met Noah Kagan over rain and strong espressos at Red Ro…
July 05, 2019 Go to The Blog of Author Tim Fe...

Bestsellers Born in Social Media

Beyond the Book--Editors look for things like a high level of engagement – not just a lot of followers, but how many people are interacting and retweeting with an author.
June 17, 2019 Go to Beyond the Book

Supply of Analytics Workers Set to Double

WSJ--The shortage of advanced analytics workers is set to improve, with their number doubling to 1 million by 2020, says Bain & Co.
May 03, 2019 Go to WSJ

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Amazon Out of Stock Issues and the Pros and Cons of Publishing with CreateSpace, IngramSpark and Lightning Source

nonfictionauthorsassociation.com--Recently there has been much discussion in the publishing community around whether authors should publish
April 21, 2019 Go to nonfictionauthorsassociat...

17 Ways To Network Like A Pro At Conferences

Forbes--Networking at conferences is not always easy - it often feels forced, rushed or worse - completely unhelpful. To understand how to best network at a busy conference, I have tapped into some of the biggest and most creative speakers and conference attendees from my recent Adobe Summit trip.
April 02, 2019 Go to Forbes

Study finds 95% of all Bitcoin trading volume is fake, designed to lure in ICOs

Boing Boing--A report from Bitwise — an investment firm lobbying for FEC approval for a cryptocurrency based exchange-traded fund — found that 95% of the trading volume in Bitcoin was fake, ginned u…
April 01, 2019 Go to Boing Boing

5 Remarkably Powerful Hacks to Become More Articulate

Inc.com--If you struggle with speeches or presenting your thoughts in a clear and understandable way, these strategies will help.
March 27, 2019 Go to Inc.com

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Elon Musk Says He Owes His Success to This 3-Step Problem Solving Process Used by Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla

Inc.com--The Tesla and SpaceX founder solves unsolvable problems by embracing this accelerated learning used by Aristotle, Euclid, Thomas Edison, Feynman, and Nikola Tesla.
March 25, 2019 Go to Inc.com

Research Shows Avoiding Zero-sum Thinking Why Some People are 10X Happier Than Others

Inc.com--Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why.
March 16, 2019 Go to Inc.com

Cord Cutting Happening Faster Than Expected, Number of People Who Bailed on Cable in 2018 Nearly Doubles the Previous Year's Number

/Film--In 2017, 1.5 million subscribers cut the cord and cancelled their cable services. But in 2018, that number leapt to 2.9 million, nearly doubling the previous year’s figure.
March 06, 2019 Go to /Film

5 Real Examples of Advanced Content Promotion Strategies

Moz--If you're looking to grow, your content promotion needs to move beyond mere social promotion. See how advanced content promotion strategies are working for successful companies and take away solid strategies you can emulate for improved growth.
February 08, 2019 Go to Moz

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The podcast biz in China is 23x more valuable than in the US thanks to paid subscriptions

The Hustle--Thanks to paid subscribers, China’s podcast industry is worth $7.3B -- 23x larger than America’s ad-supported podcast industry.
February 07, 2019 Go to The Hustle

This leaked Fyre Festival pitch deck shows how Billy McFarland was able to secure millions for the most overhyped festival in history

Business Insider--The organizers got investors to pump $26 million into the doomed Fyre Festival. See the leaked pitch deck they used to do it.
February 06, 2019 Go to Business Insider

2 Years After Leaving My Corporate Job, These 11 Truths Have Held Up

Inc.com--Many dream of leaving corporate behind. But what's it like when the grind kicks in?
January 09, 2019 Go to Inc.com

An Ode to Some of Our Favorite Women in Content Marketing, Journalism, and Media

blog--March is Women's History Month, and in its honor, here’s a celebration of some of our favorite women in the content marketing and media industry.
January 05, 2019 Go to blog

Are rightsholders ready for public domain day?

TechCrunch--On January 1, 2019, the New Year will ring in untold numbers of additions to the public domain in the U.S., including hundreds and maybe thousands of works with at least a small public reputation.
January 03, 2019 Go to TechCrunch

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