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We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

We’re Already Living the ‘Internet of Things’ Lifestyle With Our Phones

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Internet of Things,” where all kinds of devices – everything from clothing to appliances to vehicles -- will be interconnected via the cloud. Sounds enticing, but really not much of a stretch from what’s already happening now via smartphone apps connecting us with ...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology ...

Let Your Employees Go Remote

Let Your Employees Go Remote

While increasing evidence suggests that employees who work from home document increases in productivity and employee satisfaction, it’s not a universally accepted practice. Of course, not all work can be performed at home. For work groups such as call-center employees, however, working from home improves their work-life ...

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

If you think getting your next job is tough, try selling a movie idea. Since studios are seeing many more ideas than your potential next employer sees candidates, the Hollywood Pitch has been honed to generate an immediate desire to purchase. If you are intrigued with this concept, here’s the first article worth ...

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

I pay Verizon FiOS about $163 a month for internet and TV service. I’ve been a Netflix customer for close to six years now. Yet even with my financial loyalty to both of these companies, I can’t watch a movie on Netflix while I eat dinner. Thanks, net neutrality! Okay, to be fair, I can watch a movie on Netflix at ...

Cross-Device Measurement: New Rules Of The Road

Cross-Device Measurement: New Rules Of The Road

From mobile phones and tablets to laptops and desktops, today’s consumers are using an ever-increasing number of devices to access the Web, search for information, make purchases and more. In fact, for the first time in U.S. history, consumers now use smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet. ...

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

Imagine if this email popped up at work: “Recent College Grad Who Needs Your Advice” How would you feel? Honored? Important? Let’s go with both. Most of us relish the chance to help from a position of authority — even if we’re swamped with stuff to do. That’s why the smartest networking email subject ...

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

These Mobile Apps Are Great Bookends to Summer Reading Assignments

Many articles and studies endorse summer reading as a beneficial and necessary experience for all students. While book options have the potential to change from year to year, it remains that readers equip themselves with tools that foster their understanding of key terms, characters, plot, themes, comprehension and critical ...

Nothing is Ever Worth Buying

Nothing is Ever Worth Buying

Nothing is ever worth buying. There’s always a deal to be had. Everything is overpriced until it becomes obsolete or irrelevant. Even though summer just started, Black Friday is on my mind. Why? Just about any movie or video game that comes out between now and then will be heavily marked down come the day after ...

Do You Have Enough Money?

Do You Have Enough Money?

One of my friends just wasted six months and lost $75,000 because he tried to launch a business before discovering he had insufficient funding. Do you have enough money? Answering these five key questions would have let him know that he didn’t really have enough funds and prepared him before he spent too much money or ...