It won’t be a surprise if I tell you that, in this age of informational pollution, two out of five of our senses – sight and hearing – are constantly bombarded with all sorts of information. That information wants to be heard, seen, perceived and digested. That information also wants to influence our opinions, decisions, and thoughts.
Just a couple of decades ago, before development of mass media, the ability of finding information was a valuable skill to have. There were simply not enough news sources. Now, there is no problem in finding information. It is out there, in any possible form, ready to be consumed. And every second, the amount of Continue reading
“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t” was written by James Collins and published in 2001. Collins’s first book called “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” was co-authored with Jerry Porras and published in 1994. Both books can be categorized as “management in big companies.”
Collins wanted to show how to take a good organization and turn it into one that produces sustained great results, using whatever definition of results best applies to your organization. Keeping this objective in mind, a team of twenty-one people performed research that Continue reading
If you are anything like me, you’ve probably Googled “best books for entrepreneurs.” Because of Google’s rules on how it displays search results, we see links to articles written recently and placed on the currently authoritative website. Therefore, after browsing a couple of search results, you will encounter about 10 – 15 books that were written in the last 5, maximum 7 years. In other words, books that are relatively “young.” Great books are “great” only because they stay useful even after decades have passed and new generations are still able to extract value and solve their never ending problems. Is a 5-year-old book really great and worth your time or is it just a Continue reading
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Get Followers by Getting in the “Popular Now” category
What is the “Popular Now” category?
If you have been using vine for your daily laugh or to procrastinate, you know about the popular category Continue reading
You will hear it everywhere – “Do what you are passionate about and you will be happy.” You may ask: “What kind of business should I start?” And you will hear an answer: “Build a business around your passions and/or hobbies and you will succeed.” And you start thinking about it: “What is my passion? What are my interests?”
It is true that by pursuing a passion you will live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Asking yourself “what are Continue reading
The Vine app isn’t the first in social video sharing applications.
Vine wasn’t the first video sharing social network. It also wasn’t the first to be named “Instagram for videos”. It is interesting how quickly video sharing evolved. First there was “Seesmic“. Wiki article says it was launched in 2008, 5 years ago, before Instagram although after Twitter, by French entrepreneur Loïc Le Meur. The service was initially a video sharing website, billed as a cross between YouTube and Twitter, allowing short video comments to be published online. Le Meur shut down the service in 2009 due to its stagnating user base, and then relaunched Seesmic as a social networking tool, with a suite of desktop, mobile and web apps integrating streams from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Following the failure to monetize the company, in 2011, Seesmic was relaunched yet again as a customer relations management app. Later it was acquired by Continue reading
Getting familiar with the Vine video app.
First – the Vine application lingo:
- The Vine – (noun) the app itself. Usage: “-Just got that Vine app. I’m hooked!”
- vine- (noun) short 6 seconds video made with the Vine app. Usage: “-Bored? Let’s go do some deviant vines!”
- viner- user of the Vine app. Usage: “-So what do you do? – I’m a viner. – Bye.”
- vining – (verb) activity of thinking, creating or watching vines. Usage: “-WTF is going on here? – It’s not what you are thinking! We are vining. ” Continue reading
The cheapest option would be to buy a prepaid cell phone, put $5 on it and never touch it again. Although, I don’t think you are interested in that option. So here is something decent.
I met many people who bought their iPhones from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint paying a subsidized price and signing up for a contract. You would pay $200 instead of $700. Seems like a good deal doesn’t it? How much MUST you pay for each month now during next 24 months? Let me guess – $110? or may be $130? What if I tell you that you can pay as little as $30 a month and still have pretty much everything? Here’s the deal.
(Disclamer: I have no affiliation with T-mobile. I’m just against any subscription based charges. Avoid them as much as possible. Although you can’t Continue reading
Tip #1: Place a password on your iPhone. To place a password go to: Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock. Don’t use 0000 , 2580, 1111, or 1234 as your password. Then set Require Passcode on “Immediately” for your iPhone to lock right away. Setting it on a longer time period simply increases risks. Disabling the “Simple Passcode” feature, allows you to use up to 37 characters (instead of the 4 character limit in the simple passcode option) with 77 possible alphanumeric/symbol characters (versus 10 the simple passcode). When setting your password set your iPhone on ”Erase Data” after 10 failed passcode attempts. As of now there is no way to hack the password without restoring an iPhone. A password will protect from others accessing your apps and other confidential info. But it’s still will be possible to answer calls and see text messages (unless you set the “reply with Message” option on “Off”). That little breach gives an access to reset a lot of your passwords on different services including gmail.
If you are absolutely against passwords (off course you have your own reasons to hate and despise them) then you have to give up on using your iPhone with any important services. Don’t log in Continue reading
Recently I decide to apply for a job in an Apple store. Here is apple hiring process.
First I went to Apple store on 5th Avenue and talked to a manager. There I found out that Apple dosen’t hire through stores as most big companies but has it’s application process on-line.
“4 Steps” of Apple interview process
Go to apple.com. At the left bottom conner – “job opportunities“. Find: Corporate; Retail; Students. Depending on what career you want to pursue – choose a category. Then you will have an opportunity to choose the position in the Apple store that you would like. Each position has a description and requirements. Smily and love to please people – front office floor guy – “specialist“. Don’t like people but still want to do simple work at Apple – Back office inventory guy- “inventory specialist“. Don’t like people and not afraid to unscrew gadgets- “genius“. After, Continue reading