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An Open Letter to You, Manager

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Dear manager, Through the lens of an economics textbook, your job is really simple. You have to maximize outputs with minimal inputs. But your job is so much more complicated than that, and if you are being honest with yourself, you’re failing brutally when it comes to truly maximizing your outputs. Let me explain. For… Read more »


4 Ways to Build Your Thought Leadership

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This post originally appeared on Foxtail Marketing’s blog, The Fox Den. Thought leadership is the new big thing on the Internet. As everyone gains a microphone and the ability to broadcast their thoughts and ideas, it becomes increasingly difficult to sort through the useless information and find true, actionable direction from someone who knows their industry. Because… Read more »


4 Tips to Help Designers Improve the World of Wearable Technology

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These days, wearable technology seems to be the next big thing, with gadgets that both express your style, and boost your functionality woven into one neat package. From smart watches that connect with your phone, to fitness activity trackers, and Google glass wearable technology is everywhere in today’s fast-paced culture. However, that doesn’t mean it’s… Read more »


Breakthrough Technologies that Gives New Impetus to LPO

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The Legal process outsourcing industry has seen an upsurge in recent times. We are seeing legal service providers vying for consistent and measurable results by moving work to lower labor cost jurisdictions like India. It was initially seen that legal process outsourcing industry participants originally concentrated on plummeting people costs and thus it shiftily became… Read more »


4 Crucial Marketing Tools for Promoting Your Business

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Business promotion is quite important for profitability and growth. Promotion helps you reach out to more people, who can be turned into prospective customers and clients. Marketing strategies should be based on a business’s strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats - every business is unique. And there are various useful tools you can use to execute marketing plans smoothly and on schedule…. Read more »


What EdTech Entrepreneurs Sometimes Forget

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This year’s first-quarter investments in the edtech sector reached record highs, filling the $1.3 trillion-dollar space with new companies eager to get their products into the hands of every teacher. This growth presents challenges for entrepreneurs and educators alike. As the cofounder of an edtech company who originated in consumer and B2B technology, I’ve learned… Read more »


6 Ways to Increase Your Laptop’s Battery Life

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It’s something that happens to all of us in our daily life: when we absolutely need to use our laptop, there’s no battery left. We are going on a long trip for an important meeting, and of course we end up with low battery. So here are some strategies to help you increase your laptop battery life…. Read more »


Foodzie Co-Founders Launches Food Delivery Service Forage

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Foodzie co-founders Rob LaFave and Emily LaFave launched Forage, an ingredients and recipe delivery service that allows customers to recreate their favorite restaurant dishes in the comfort of their homes. Both co-founders previous venture, online food marketplace startup Foodzie, was acquired by video eCommerce service Joyous in a combination cash and stock deal.  Putting their entrepreneurial experience in… Read more »


ManServant’s “Rent a Gentleman” Service Coming to SF

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So it looks like it’s come down to this, ladies: the perfect boyfriend needs to be rented, not found in bars. The San Francisco-based startup ManServant provides women with men who do exactly what they want. The company, founded by two advertising copywriters, has a catalog of gentleman tailored-to-order and willing to be your butler, photographer, bodyguard, or… Read more »


The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology: The Smart Shoe

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These shoes are made for innovation. Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt has developed shoes that will sync up “with a smartphone that uses Google Maps and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.” Ducere initially developed the shoes to help the blind who rely on walking canes. While the cane can help… Read more »



5 Lesser-Known Google Analytics Features That Marketers Should Use

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Google Analytics is an awesome piece of FREE software that helps you gain insights from web traffic and allows you to make more informed decisions that directly affect the bottom line of your business. There are several features available in Google Analytics that many marketers aren’t aware of. This article will highlight those features, which can be used by marketers… Read more »


5 Tips for Building Your Brand in Your Spare Time

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As a business owner, you’ve probably put a lot of time and thought into your brand. You know the purpose of your business and what you hope to accomplish. You understand the mission and values that you’ve put in place going forward, and you’re sure of how you’d like to reach out to your target… Read more »


How to Speak Like Your Graphic Designer

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Graphic design is all about communicating and solving problems through creative imagery and formatting. These days, everything is done using specialized computer programs and tools. Designers work with digital images more than anything else, and these images come in all kinds of formats with their individual pros and cons. To really connect with graphic designers,… Read more »


How to Track Down a Great Speaker for Your Next Event

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There are many key elements to a successful business conference. The venue, the food, and the purpose of the conference are all important. But there is one part of a conference that can create more buzz and can be more important than all the other things: the choice of a guest speaker. A great guest speaker can… Read more »


The Thinnest, Long-Lasting Batteries You’ll Ever See

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California-based startup, Imprint Energy, is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed on commonly used industrial screen printers. The startup has been testing ultra thin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices. The startup’s idea is to make these thin batteries safe for on-body applications which would be otherwise impossible with bulkier lithium-based batteries. The idea is to sell the… Read more »