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Hey … by Brian Clark

Hey … by Brian Clark | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

One of the most powerful points of the article (which is kind of a side point) is "The whole idea of con­tent mar­ket­ing is to become the lik­able expert."

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Link Building 101 - The Almost Complete Link Guide (Updated for Post-Penguin)

Link Building 101 - The Almost Complete Link Guide (Updated for Post-Penguin) | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it
Stellar article if you market online. Even more stellar is taking its concepts to build relationships offline.
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Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Great tips on how to capture your prospect's attention quickly.

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How to Create Epic Content | Copyblogger

How to Create Epic Content | Copyblogger | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

This is a stellar article by Demian Farnworth. Great guidelines on how to exponentially increase the quality and legacy power of your written output.

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How to Translate Business Objectives into Measurable Goals

How to Translate Business Objectives into Measurable Goals | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Useful article for newly-minted managers.

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Kurt Vonnegut explains drama

Kurt Vonnegut explains drama | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

If you persuade for a living, make sure you read this article.

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The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain

The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

You must at least know about this list of books. Even better would be to read them all. Better still will be to apply everything you learn in them.

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The Ultimate Guide to Content Planning

The Ultimate Guide to Content Planning | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

This is, literally, the ultimate guide. Packed with good insight, this article by Simon Penson will help you get off your butt and publishing the right content at the right time.

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How do I raise prices?

How do I raise prices? | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

A no-nonsense, street-smart, sensitive approach to communicating a price increase to your best customers. Jason Cohen shares the exact email he sends out to his customers to gather more love from them.

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Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From

Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Pricing is critical to the success of your business. Here's a primer on how to go about it.

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Why Apple Sues

Why Apple Sues | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

This article touches upon a very important element of intellectual property. Whereas most people view the Apple lawsuits as petty IP fighting, Mike Elgan approaches the issue from a completely different angle: the fight against commoditization. A must read.

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12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Writing | Copyblogger

12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Writing | Copyblogger | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Demian Farnworth writes about writing. But really, he discusses craftsmanship in depth. As entrepreneurship is a craft, this article deserves your atttention.

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How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

How Steve Jobs' Love of Simplicity Fueled A Design Revolution | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

An in-depth op-ed piece by Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs's obsession with design.

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How to Get Startup Ideas

"he very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common: they're something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing."

- Paul Graham

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Steve Jobs Did NOT Predict the Future. He Invented It

Steve Jobs Did NOT Predict the Future. He Invented It | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

A framework to invent the future. Interesting step-by-step approach.

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Seth's Blog: The only purpose of 'customer service'...

Seth's Blog: The only purpose of 'customer service'... | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

It seems fortuitous to recommend Seth Godin posts, but here's another one anyway...

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Competing on easy by Jason Fried of 37signals

As usual, Jason Fried baffles with his simplicity.

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Psychology of Color

Psychology of Color | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

This simple infographic goes a long way in explaining to you what emotions each color evokes. Use this to set up your home or office, and also to communicate effectively with your clients.

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how do colors influence one's mood, attention, learning?

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Meet Baxter: Rethink Robotics’ Next-Gen Robot - Robotics Business Review

Meet Baxter: Rethink Robotics’ Next-Gen Robot - Robotics Business Review | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it
The benefits of robotics and automation are coming to areas of manufacturing, logistics and materials handling where they never made sense before.
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5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain

5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

This ties into the very important storytelling meme that cyberspace is bringing up over and over these days.

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Customer Service Advice - Infographic: 10 Things Your Customers WISH You Knew About Them - Help Scout Blog

Customer Service Advice - Infographic: 10 Things Your Customers WISH You Knew About Them - Help Scout Blog | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Brilliant ideas on how to innovate

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Open source is not limited to software | opensource.com

Open source is not limited to software | opensource.com | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Just as Steve Jobs' proprietary, closed system can change the world, so can open source. This article details how open source is more of a philosophy than a software application per se.

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Eric Ries: “Entrepreneurs Should Build An Alternative to the Public Markets”

Eric Ries: “Entrepreneurs Should Build An Alternative to the Public Markets” | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

I've been thinking this would come eventually. It's official now that Eric Ries has said it. I'm totally behind his idea and I believe we can pull it off in less time than 10 years.

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The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy

The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

A great look at a "worthless" commodity that moves the world around. I'd love to see a similar op-ed on screws or nails.

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Twitter Enters CEOs' Toolkit; This Sly Insight Explains Why - Forbes

Twitter Enters CEOs' Toolkit; This Sly Insight Explains Why - Forbes | Next-Gen Business | Scoop.it

Good tips on how to tweet effectively

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