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10 Ways to Elicit Change on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, 2015; this year’s theme is Make it Happen. On this very special day, women around the world will congregate to celebrate women – their achievements, struggles, and goals to make their lives even better. This incredible day has been celebrated since 1911, but becomes better and stronger every year… Read more »


5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

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When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive the grind? A 2014 study hints at the answer: a culture… Read more »


No More Boxes – Designing UI/UX in Real- Life

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Spending hours and hours creating boxes, circles, and rectangles all to show exactly how an app will look and feel is frustrating and confusing. But those days are over. The team behind Velocis has released UI Magnets. UI Magnets are an innovative way of capturing your app design ideas and working through the early ideation process. Velocis Creative Director… Read more »


Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

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On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and Mobile and Wireless. “Israel has more active startups per… Read more »


Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

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In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations where they’re put to the test. I work remotely for AddThis… Read more »


Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Follow this Harvard Startup Guide

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According to the most recent ranking of entrepreneurship programs – as determined by the Princeton Review and published in Entrepreneur magazine – Harvard places first as the top college offering an entrepreneurship course of study (on the graduate level, at least, since Harvard doesn’t offer an undergraduate entrepreneur track). It’s not surprising when you consider that… Read more »


Speaking.io: The Ultimate Public Speaking How-To Guide

Speaking.io: The Ultimate Public Speaking How-To Guide

Public speaking is an important and necessary skill that all people should have and develop. Regardless of whether or not your job is dependent on your ability to speak in front of a crowd of people, there will come a time in your life when being capable of doing so is the only thing that… Read more »


6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Good Luck Rituals

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In a 2014 survey of entrepreneurs, they ranked luck as the least important factor in their success, behind talent, experience, education, and hard work. So what role does luck play in entrepreneurship? Some people prefer to say that the harder you work, the luckier you are – you need luck, but you can maximize your… Read more »


14 History-Making Women on Self-Empowerment

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It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to showcase the women making history happen right now in business, technology, and especially in the empowerment of others. The themes of breaking the glass ceiling and gender inequality in the workplace might be what Hollywood and the advertising world are currently addressing (see Always’ #LikeAGirl, Covergirl’s… Read more »


3 Easy Ways to Create an App with No Experience

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App development isn’t as hard as it was in the past. Business owners who want to get into the mobile space can make an app and test it too using app-building tools available on the market. While technical know-how is important to make a killer app, these platforms just help make the job a lot easier for you, increasing… Read more »


5 Secrets of Making a Creative Video

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With the video craze only getting crazier, there’s more and more stiff competition to make sure yours gets the attention you know it deserves. As more and more creative videos show up diversifying the web, you’ll need to step up your video production game in order to get your voice heard. Videos are great for… Read more »


6 Unusual Hobbies Can Make You a Better IT Professional

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Image credit: Flickr/Paul Stein After a long day of work, what do you do with your free time? Catch up on the latest tech trends, busy yourself with reading books on the secrets of successful tech startups, teach yourself new skills that could help you advance in the office? You probably do these things to… Read more »


7 Free Tools to Keep Your Startup WorkFlow Organized

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Workflow management, a strategy for automating business processes, is a powerful tool for effective collaboration. Companies looking to be more productive increasingly seek tools that enable a more organized workflow for their creative processes. The benefits of creating an organized workflow include: Keeping your team focused Managing time and prioritize important tasks with your team Keeping communication open for your entire team There are… Read more »


The Pursuit of HIS Energy: Building a Startup with Your Son

HIS Energy

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Dr. James Hubbard, Jr. tells me over the phone. It’s a quote from Arthur C. Clarke, the futurist and science fiction writer behind such genius works as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood’s End. Clarke was an influential figure for many modern-day… Read more »