Personal Growth - Money

Wealth Building Tips from Benjamin Franklin

by John Wesley

Most of the financial advice you get around the web is based on opportunity. People are always looking for the newest way to earn cash for the least amount of work. It’s no surprise most people struggle to build wealth, jumping from one opportunity to the next, wondering why nothing ever works.

The principles that build wealth haven’t changed for centuries. These 78 maxims, gleaned from Benjamin Franklin’s Way to Wealth, contain all the wisdom needed to amass a fortune. Unfortunately, it’s still going to take hard work, intelligence, and discipline.

Industry (1-39) - Energetic devotion to a task or an endeavor; diligence.

Read more...
 
News Cellar - Startup Profile

BlipBack is a new site that lets you offer video comments on your website, blog or social networking profile page.

This service integrates with your webcam to enable video comments. The widget player is very similar to what you’ll see with most video widgets from YouTube and other video-sharing networks, though there are thumbnails for you to view the upcoming comments from others, along with the number of views and the rating for each comment. Your sorting options are to view from oldest to newest or vice versa, or view from highest to lowest rated or vice versa. You can also sort comments by most viewed, and an option to subscribe to video comments via RSS feeds.

In order to add your own comment, you’ll need a webcam, though there is an option to take a video with your camera phone and send it in to the address provided for each widget. This way groups can have a remote way to create collaborative video streams on a website, similar to Cellblock or Pickle.

The other option offered is a BlipBomb, which is a comments widget you can insert in comments threads across various social networks and blogging platforms. Having an automatic play option to view all the comments in the widget as a streaming channel would be a good feature for this service.

 
News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Auto supplier Brandmotion moves into appliance and furniture industries

by Sven Gustafson | Michigan Business Review
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:00 AM

A Michigan supplier that develops "real estate" inside vehicles as connectivity systems for consumer electronics is growing through partnerships with larger companies and is now eyeing the state's appliance and furniture industries.

Brandmotion LLC has developed Apple-certified iPod integration systems for Ford Motor Co., Magellan navigation systems for the F-150 pickup truck and overhead rail modules that can accommodate options like power invertors for laptops and hands-free phone.

Read more...
 
News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Six Sigma's Seven Deadly Sins

By James P. Zimmerman and Dr. Jamie Weiss

Quality and productivity initiatives have come and gone over the past few decades: quality circles, statistical process control, total quality management, customer focus, business process reengineering, Baldridge protocol diagnostics, enterprise-wide resource planning, high-performance work teams, self-directed work teams, systems thinking, and lean manufacturing. Most have been sound in theory but shaky in implementation, never quite delivering on their promises—at least not consistently and over the long run.

One of the more lasting of the many initiatives has been Six Sigma, which General Electric has defined as a breakthrough for "consistently developing and delivering near-perfect products and services, based on looking 'outside-in.'" Organizations such as GE, Motorola, Allied Signal/Honeywell, Federal Express, and Johnson & Johnson have achieved stellar results with Six Sigma.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Results 1 - 4 of 6

Newsflash

Internet startup funding runs at $1B a quarter - 11.11.2007 [more]
 

eMarketer

eMarketer Articles and Newsroom Posts
Internet, Business & Ecommerce Statistics: Email Marketing & Online Market Research
  • Article: So Many Social Users, So Little Trust
    It seems like everyone uses social networks now, but that doesn't mean they trust such platforms. According to industry sources, the majority of internet users are concerned about their privacy on social media, especially older consumers.
  • Article: MEDIA VOICES: The Scene Provides Home for All of Condé Nast's Video Content
    The Scene is a just-launched digital video platform that curates and makes available digital-first video content from Condé Nast's brands, including Glamour, Vogue, WIRED and Vanity Fair. Fred Santarpia, executive vice president and chief digital officer for Condé Nast Entertainment, describes how the platform came about.
  • Article: One in 10 Digital Purchases in Norway Are Made on Mobile Phones
    Even though most consumers in Norway have access to the internet via mobile phone or tablet, the majority still turn to computers and laptops when making digital purchases. And research suggests that the purchases that do occur on mobile devices are, on average, lower-ticket than desktop- or laptop-based ecommerce sales.
  • Article: Twitter Continues Double-Digit Rise in Argentina
    Continuing its assault in Latin America, Twitter is expected to further swell its user base in Argentina. After adding 78.7% more users in 2013, the base of the microblogging property will increase by an additional 44.5% to reach 3.7 million users in 2014. Young adults between 25 and 34 years of age represent about a third of Twitter's user base, which also skews male.
  • Article: Social Media Marketing a Must in China
    Facebook may be banned in China, but social media is huge in the country, and marketers know it. The vast majority of them use social media in at least some of their marketing efforts, research shows. From microblogs to messaging services, social is a must.