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Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

We all have a remarkable capacity to make ourselves happier.

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.

But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it. 

Here are some of the things that psychologists and social science researchers have found that have the power to lift your spirits and keep them high. Take a look: Read more: click image or title.



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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, December 27, 2015 12:29 PM

To inspire you in your reflexions to find your Resolutions for 2016!

 

Here are some of the things that psychologists and social science researchers have found that have the power to lift your spirits and keep them high:

-Write down 3 things you're grateful for.
-Go on a hike or gaze up at the stars on a clear night.
-Drink coffee (not too much, though).
-Meditate.
-Read an adventure story.
-Get outside.
-Go for a nature walk.
-Do things you do when you’re happy — even if you’re not.
-Participate in cultural activities.
Listen to sad songs.
-Set specific goals you know you can achieve.
-Write down your feelings.
-Spend money on others, not yourself.
-Volunteer.
-Make time for friends.
-Smile more.
-Don’t hold a grudge.
-Have the right amount of sex.
-Be both an optimist and a realist.
-Get your hands dirty.
-Work out.
-Master a skill.
-Be patient. Happiness tends to grow with age.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2014

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2014 | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

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First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies.

Early last year, I found myself sitting across from Caryn Marooney in Facebook's cafeteria talking about how startups get noticed. What is that ineffable quality that separates the successful media darlings from the companies no one ever hears from again? It's a huge question, and Marooney — now head of Facebook's tech communications and past founder of the OutCast Agency — had good answers. She's been at it for a while, getting press that has distinguished dozens of startups (including eventual giants like Salesforce). Talking to her, it hit me how special this situation was, and how valuable the advice — based on real experience, wins, losses and lessons.
In the last year, I've had the privilege of speaking to nearly 100 people like Marooney who are among the very best at what they do — from hiring designers to building technical teams to increasing employee happiness. They hold the puzzle pieces for how to build startups from the ground up, and here, on The Review, we're assembling them for an ever-growing audience.

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"Thanks for all you do to encourage entrepreneurship! You and your team have successfully created a road map that most could follow to completion and exit strategy. Yes, it is possible to do these things on your own, but it can be short-cutted by using your strategy."
Jay Ed Moore

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7 Startup Success Factors that are Often Overlooked | PAKWIRED

7 Startup Success Factors that are Often Overlooked | PAKWIRED | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

The basic startup success factors? A good idea, dedication, clarity in one's objectives, proper marketing. These are a given, and they've been covered on just about every business blog under the sun . But what about those insidious little factors that could sneak in and ruin everything without your knowledge? There are plenty of factors that could hinder a startup’s overall success – ones that aren’t all that obvious.


1. Providing better than average customer service
The key to providing a good customer experience isn’t rocket science. It’s simple empathy – the ability to put yourself in the shoes of another. If there are areas within your operation that feel shaky, put yourself in the shoes of your customers (or hypothetical shoes, if you do not have customers yet). Go through your website as if you were a customer. Ask yourself questions like, “would I want this delivery method?” or “would I wait this long for service?” or “would I be happy with this email response?” If there is any wobble, and you can’t answer with a definite yes, your customer service needs some work.

2. Continuous learning
Startup founders must be diligent about personal education. If you’re done learning, your business is done growing. According to the Startup Genome Report, “startups that have helpful mentors, track metrics effectively, and learn from startup thought leaders raise 7 times more money and have 3.5 times better user growth.”

There are plenty of tough lessons to learn in the early years of a startup – and that is for those who are lucky enough to make it that far. By trial and error, founders must learn what issues are worth worrying about, and which can’t be controlled. This not only leads to wisdom and insight, but also helps to avoid burnout.

3. Retaining employees
The importance of finding quality talent is a given, but retaining that talent is often less emphasized by thought leaders. Particularly important for new startups is the need to retain team members. This gives a startup a distinct identity to settle on and a foundation from which to grow. Retention is also crucial for partners and investors who play a firm role in the development of the startup.

4. Not just “following your passion
There is a difference between what you want to provide and what people want to spend money on. Yes, it’s a match made in heaven when those two things happen to align, and the idea you are passionate about becomes a lucrative endeavor. However, you shouldn’t assume that there is high demand for a technology or service without doing much research. Be sure your industry is in a growth phase, or at least confirm that there is a subset of people awaiting the solution you will offer.

How do you know if an idea for a new startup, product, or launch is viable? There are a number of online tools and resources to help tease out an answer, however, a little communication goes a long way. Talk to those already in the industry, and anyone you know that suites the description of your target market. Business leader Janet J. Kraus, uses a simple and clever method for determining the value of an idea, called oxygen, aspirin, or jewelry.

5. Scaling at the right time
Scaling too early is another common problem for new startups, and as much as Forbes tirelessly tried to warned you, you could scale too soon without even realizing it. Again, according to the Genome Report, “solo founders take 3.6x longer to reach scale stage compared to a founding team of 2, and they are 2.3x less likely to pivot.” So this is especially risky for those flying solo.

But how do you know when it’s time to scale? Generally, you’ll be exhausted when it’s time to scale up. Founders who aren’t getting the help they need may get bogged down in miniscule tasks that a freelancer or assistant should be handling. If you feel distracted from core tasks, or like you are doing 10 different jobs to keep up with growth, scale away.

6. Not getting hung up on investors
For those working within service-oriented startups (i.e. there’s no tangible product), finding investors shouldn’t be a priority, as they aren’t going to invest in a startup that requires minimal capital. If nothing else is in place, finding investors will not deliver success – it will simply mean you have more people to apologize to when things go south. If you’re not even close to convinced, check out 10 Reasons Why I Self-Funded My Startup and So Should You for more considerations.

7. Precise Targeting
We’re often told in life, “not everyone is going to like you, and that’s ok.” This applies to startups too. Oftentimes startups will overcompensate with broad-scale marketing to make up for the fact that they simply don’t have a target audience, or more likely, they don’t know their target audience. A few quality, repeat customers will always trump a higher quantity of one-time customers. If you’re looking to be around next year, focus on the few customers who return for big purchases, not the bundles who drop in for the metaphorical pack of gum.


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12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it.  The actual process of achieving enormous success, on the other hand, is far more discreet.  But it’s this process that happens quietly, behind-the-scenes, that makes all the difference in the world.

Marc and I are fortunate enough to know a number of enormously successful human beings.  Regardless of lifestyle, industry or profession, they all share many of the same quiet rituals.  And that’s precisely what I want to discuss with you today.

Building upon our recent video blog post on success, here are twelve things the most successful people we know do quietly and diligently:

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How to be a badass entrepreneur in 2014

How to be a badass entrepreneur in 2014 | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Every year we’re told the same things, we establish the same goals.We try to lose the same amount of weight, aspire to the same boring stuff. Forget about boring stuff. Forget about boring goals.



So here are the five simple steps to becoming a total badass in 2014.


1. Make a list of all the toxic people in your life. Then eliminate them. 


Get a pen and a paper. Now write down the names of your 10 or 20 closest friends. Think about the contribution of each one of those friends to your life. Are they adding value? Are they being good friends? Are they encouraging you to pursue lofty goals? Or are they simply discouraging you from pursuing your dreams? If the former, please keep them. If the latter – which, believe you me, is the norm – eliminate them at once. Delete them from your Facebook right now. Delete them from your life. You say, “But, Pedro, you don’t understand.” You are right, I don’t. And I don’t care. Stop making excuses. They have already drained too much productive energy from you with their toxic personalities and problems. Now it’s time for you to shine. And no, you won’t be lonely. Once you cut those people from your life, you’ll make room for great people to show up. You attract what you are. Be the person you’d wish to have by your side.


2. Put yourself in a ridiculously uncomfortable situation.


In 2005, at the age of 15, I came to the United States without being able to speak a single word of English. Really, not a single word. At school, someone had the bright idea of placing me in an advanced English class. Even though I had no idea what was going on, the simple act of being there, uncomfortably there, made all the difference. I was forced to grow. If I didn’t learn English fast, I was going to flunk. So I got to work.


3. Do less of something and learn how to say no. 


Have you noticed how people want to spend your time more than you do? There is always a new request, always something else to do. Something, by the way, that will contribute nothing to your well-being. If you want 2014 to be a badass year, you will have to learn how to say no to all sorts of requests. Family, friends, colleagues, whatever. Say yes to what’s important to you. I am not saying that you shouldn’t help others. Quite on the contrary, you should, but you should only do the things, and favors, that will not leave you in anger, regretting afterwards.


4. Don’t wait for someone to pick you. 

Most people go through life doing exactly what’s expected of them, and waiting for people to pick them for things – for a job, for a promotion, for a good grade, for a spouse, the list goes on. If you are waiting for that, I have bad news for you. No one is going to pick you. No one is going to give you an envelope with a million dollars in it. No one is going to say, “wow, what a great office manager you are. Here, takes these keys. You deserve a new car!” No one is going to pick you. So what do you do? You pick yourself. You choose yourself. You give yourself permission to dream huge dreams and to pursue them. Great accomplishments are the result of relentless pursuit.

5. Relax, but not really. 


One of the most powerful quotes I have ever read comes from the great Kafka. In Metamorphosis, he writes, “I am in chains. Don’t touch my chains.”


Doesn’t it summarize our attitude towards life? We’re chained by our habits, often bad, habits, and when someone points that out to us, we immediately get defensive and angry. We say things like: “Who are you to call me lazy?” In sum, all you are saying is: “Please, don’t touch my chains, mister. I’m too busy watching TV.”


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Good advice, a bit on the tough side, but true.

Cut out all the people who pull you down, surround yourself with the creative and positive ones. The ones who pull up their sleeves and get busy.

Don't hesitate, jump! Do what launches you forward. Don't let doubts hold you back.

Show the way. Be honest with yourself, and be open for positive, constructive advice.

Don't get angry, it's a waste of energy. It hurts yourself more than anything.

And most importantly, just do it!

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17 Small Business Owners Share Their Secret Weapons

17 Small Business Owners Share Their Secret Weapons | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
We surveyed American small business owners to find their "secret weapon" for success.

Running a small business can be exceptionally rewarding, providing the opportunity to be your own boss and create jobs. But it's also incredibly difficult, and success or failure is yours to bear alone.

For a little insight and inspiration, we talked to several successful, highly motivated small business owners to find out how they make it work every day. 

Founders and business owners from around the U.S. shared their "secret weapon" that's helped them succeed. For some, it's a must-have technology. For others, it's a key management technique or a personal productivity hack. In all, it's the thing that sets them apart and gives them an edge.

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Great insights and ideas from small business owners. If you have the time it's worthwile reading. Click on the 1 page view...

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12 tips for young entrepreneurs from an Egyptian startup founder

12 tips for young entrepreneurs from an Egyptian startup founder | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Amira Azzouz is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fustany.com, a fashion portal for the Middle East in both Arabic and English, which launched three years ago in 2010. Recently she's struggled with a content scraping scandal, after discovering that at least four major sites in Egypt had stolen her team's content. Below, she shares some of the lessons she's learned over the years about maintaining a balanced, healthy, and successful life as an entrepreneur.

As a young female entrepreneur I’ve learned so much over the past four years, lessons much more practical than what I learned in college. I'm not saying I know it all now, but I definitely have a good share of experience (though I'm sure there are still more hard lessons to come!). Having said that, I think it's important to share these important tips with female entrepreneurs in our region, to help them maintain a healthy life. So here they are:

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Excellent 12 points. I especially like the 20/80 tip about the workload. They are all excellent though, and born form experience.

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How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’ | Social Media Strategy Plan

How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’ | Social Media Strategy Plan | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Vision Critical’s recently published study, From Social to Sale  provides some answers to  exactly how a company’s social media strategy could

be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing  against participation in Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

The top line findings:

  • About 40% of social media users have purchased an item after sharing or “favoriting” it on these sites. (The company uses “Shared or Favorited” to mean pinned/repined/liked on Pinterest; shared/liked/commented on Facebook; tweeted/retweeted or favorite on Twitter.)
  • Facebook is the network most likely to drive customers to purchase.
  • Social media drives not just online purchasing, but in-store purchasing as well – and at about equal rates.


courtesy of Vision Critical

“One of the more surprising findings in this whole research for me,” the study’s co-author Alexandra Samuel, Vice-President of Social Media at Vision Critical, said in an interview, “was to see how significant that in-store purchasing is. This is one of those really not intuitive findings.”


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Interesting contribution to the issue of how much social media contribute to actual sales, and how that can be measured.

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Physical And Mental Tips For Top Business Form

Physical And Mental Tips For Top Business Form | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
A lot of people are counting on you. The decisions you make affect the quality of lives of tens, hundreds, or maybe thousands of families, from the employees in your company to the stakeholders that are counting on your products or services.
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Excellent article, it touches on every important aspect in your life, the wording is very balanced, and it brings it all back to yourself and the decisions you make. Highly recommended.



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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:56 AM


Far too many business owners and managers struggle with the concept of finding balance in their lives, but if they were more aware of why balance is so important, they would be more inclined to make changes that would be very beneficial for their businesses.


Businesses survive and thrive when quality decisions are consistently made, however where business owners and managers do not have good balance, their decision making ability can be severely compromised.


This excellent article, explains the importance of having a balanced life if you need to consistently make quality decisions, and in the dimensions of physical, mental and spiritual elements it offers nine tips to help anyone struggling to find the necessary balance.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:59 AM

Excellent article, it touches on every important aspect in your life, the wording is very balanced, and it brings it all back to yourself and the decisions you make. Highly recommended.



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How to Market TO Startup Businesses - exploreB2B

How to Market TO Startup Businesses - exploreB2B | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
 Starting a new business is a challenging endeavor. Not everyone is cut out for it. And startups have unique requirements since they are in the early stages and need services and products that ...
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Some good points.



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Yahoo Redesigns Flickr to Make It 'Awesome Again'

Yahoo Redesigns Flickr to Make It 'Awesome Again' | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
At a press event, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer calls new design 'heart-stoppingly beautiful.'
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She really makes a difference transforming Yahoo. I like what she's doing.

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5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated

5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
On the art of moving words that move people.

"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up t
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This is excellent. Ever been worried about public speaking or presenting? Watch this.



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How to Turn a Bad Day Around

How to Turn a Bad Day Around | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Tips for changing your mood.Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances from dragging you down and killing your productivity? Read more: click on image or title.



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Your day is full of #choices. Sometimes there are some potholes on the road. Here are some good tips to get over it. #Focus on what works.

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7 Steps to Defining Your Niche Market

7 Steps to Defining Your Niche Market | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Aiming for the right customers? Use this seven-step process to develop a profitable niche.

In their book, Start Your Own Business, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain how you can find the right niche for your entrepreneurial needs.

You’ve come up with a great idea for a business, but you’re not ready to roll yet. Before you go any further, the next step is figuring out just who your market is.

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Get it right from the start, this article will help by asking the right questions.

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These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.


My first college business professor was a fanatical Peter Drucker devotee.

He launched our course with a dissection of Drucker’s The Effective Executive and concluded with a thorough reading of The Practice of Management.

Through my professor's tireless evangelism, I developed a keen appetite for the timeless wisdom of this prescient thought leader.

Young entrepreneurs unfamiliar with Drucker would do well to study his insightful commentary on the world of "management." Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.

Even after all these years, 10 Peter Drucker quotes still bounce around in my head constantly:

1. “Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.”

2. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

3. “There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.”

4. “What gets measured gets improved.”

5. “Results are gained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.”

6. “So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”

7. “People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

8. “Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time.”

9. “Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.”

10. "Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things"

My cynical side (and my short attention span!) feels especially drawn to number eight on that list.

But the quotes that really excite and ignite my entrepreneurial imagination are numbers two and five.

Which quote resonates most deeply with you? Most importantly, which of Drucker's words will change your world?


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I like number two best. I agree strongly with three, I love six, and I 'm not clear on five: innovation is usually about solving problems.

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How to Get Great Ideas from Your Team

How to Get Great Ideas from Your Team | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

The thing about brainstorming, idea management and other business tools for collecting ideas is that they are artificial processes that attempt to induce creativity on groups and, as such, acknowledge a simple fact: the office is a terrible place for having and developing ideas!

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Innovation and creativity is not a logical thing. Playing, doing irrelevant activities, getting out of the office, all contribute to release the 'illogical' stuff that is under the surface. This is an interesting article, especially when looking for a change.

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:14 AM

Some good ideas about how to get out a mental rut and gain new insights.

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23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings

23 Rules for Face-to-Face Meetings | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Follow these guidelines when you meet with customers and you're much more likely to win their business.

While a lot of business is conducted today over the Internet and the telephone, customers often want to meet you personally, just to make certain you're the kind of person who can be trusted to deliver what you promise.

Here are the eternal DOs and DON'Ts of these face-to-face meetings, based upon my own experience and dozens of anecdotes from "school of hard knocks" salespeople:

1. DO have a specific goal.  

Always have a goal like: "obtain approval to present to senior management" rather than something vague like "build a better relationship."

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Common sense tips for staying focused and keeping your client in the center.

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5 Powerful Tips to Becoming a More Productive Blogger - Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Powerful Tips to Becoming a More Productive Blogger - Jeffbullas's Blog | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Many problems can arise when you're trying to blog. From writers block to time wasting. Here are some powerful tips to becoming a more productive blogger .


There are so many problems that can arise when you’re trying to be a successful blogger. Maybe you can’t figure out what you want to write about. You might be suffering from writer’s block. You might get easily distracted while doing your Internet research. Do you plan out your writing to make it easier on you? Do you have goals and schedules set for your writing? Do you have some favorite productivity tools that you use? Following are some tips to help you in your journey of becoming a more productive blogger.
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Another great set of tips from Jef Bullas.

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The 5 Cornerstone Values that Build an Authoritative Online Presence

The 5 Cornerstone Values that Build an Authoritative Online Presence | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

You've seen us talking a lot about authority -- authority with your audience, with search engines, with colleagues, with other web publishers.

Why do you want it? Because given the noisy, cluttered state of the web right now, it’s the authoritative site that earns the business.


  • It’s the site that delivers credible, effective solutions to customer problems.
  • It’s the site that attracts links from other authoritative publishers.
  • It’s the site that earns plenty of social sharing from an audience that wants to share high-quality, user-friendly content.
  • And it’s the site with a confident, ethical sales process that converts attention into business.

There are a lot of components to authority — site design, intelligent SEO, strategic content promotion.

But behind all of these is a single, non-negotiable element that every authoritative site needs. You’ll find a clue in the graphic that accompanies this post.

The “secret sauce” — the magic ingredient that makes the others work — is the intelligence and skill set of a talented, well-trained author.

In other words, the secret sauce is you.

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Some good essential things to keep in mind, good article.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:45 AM

Essential to know this, good article.

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How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

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As our personal and business lives migrate into mobile, there's virtually no end to big data applications.

The world is awash in data.

CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.

Apple upended the electronics business six years ago with the release of the iPhone. The iPhone ushered in an era when design, both of software and hardware, became the paramount concept in the tech world.

Could data be the paradigm that anchors the next revolution? Many think so. 

In a recent report from BI Intelligence on Big Data and Mobile, we define big data, examine mobile's connection to it, analyze its potential, practical applications, and pitfalls, look at how it's collected, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about big data and mobile.

Here's an overview of the relationship between big data and mobile:

  • First, big data needs to be defined:

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Mobile is definitely changing the information landscape. Value will make the difference.



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Adapting is the norm know, mobile is changing the online world. Value will make the difference.
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7 Steps to Simplify Social Media Strategy for Your Business

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Social media: learn how to successfully achieve your business objectives and reinforce your messaging and engagement with your audience.
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Great basic information about playing the Social Media.


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Social Media Tools and Technology-101 magic tools and technology tips

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Here are 101 fantastic social media technology tool tips that you can use to promote your business on social media.
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Agree, lots of great information. Recommended.


I want to add one thing, if you're looking to build a website and

  • get all the tools and information to create traffic
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  • blog directly from the site
  • integrate with the social media and much more, take a look at SBI/Sitesell. Tens of thousands happy members have built sites that end up in the 2-3% top traffic sites in the world. Over 300,000 Facebook supporters. Classes taught in over 30 universities around the world. Check out the CTPM process that makes it all happen: http://ctpm.sitesell.com/welcome23.html
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The Sandwich That Ate the World

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The founder of the world's largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a letdown.
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If you really intend to build a successful company like this, take a look at this presentation from Dave Lavinsky, President of Growthink, the company that has helped many entrepreneurs and startups to grow into million dollar businesses.


Dave explains how to access the information to grow an 8-figure business.


Dave has created tools and products to 'cut the corners', to avoid the most common mistakes, and to go for the 'home-runs'. He created funding formulas, his 'Insider Circle', the 'Growthink University', and much more.


Take 20 minutes of your time and watch his 8-figure presentation:

https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/8ff/gt4045/ Good info.

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