5 lessons from a man who retired at 33 Justin of Root of Good is a retirement success story. He didn't have a wealthy family member who gave him a big inheritance, nor did he win the lottery. What he did do was take an early retirement at 33 when he was facing a layoff. The Tools Early-Stage Startups Actually Need to Understand Their Customers After 18 months of struggling to get traction with two product ideas, Segment started its turnaround. What followed was a two-year stretch of growth from four to 60 people, thousands of new customers and $44 million over several rounds of financing. What was the trigger for such a significant inflection point? In the lead up to the sea change, Co-founder and CEO Peter Reinhardt and the team at Segment started to heavily lean into qualitative feedback tools like live chat widget Olark. It was embedded on each page and everyone from the newest hire to the co-founders were constantly learning from everyone using their product. It’s hard to pin all this momentum on tools, but knowing how to leverage them is at the core of Segment’s business.
The New Rules of Relationships Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved, and function best when they are. Yet people have much trouble maintaining relationships. It's clear from the many letters I get to my advice column that lots of folks, men and women, have no idea what a healthy relationship even looks like. Because I write about these things, and care about the environments children grow in, I feel obligated to say something. From many sources and many experts over the years, I have culled some basic rules of relationships. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Compliance Understanding your role in compliance and staying ahead of federal regulations is challenging, but it’s infinitely preferable to the fines and other costs associated with non-compliance. Creating a culture of compliance in your organization, even if it’s just you, isn’t something that you can deal with in the future, or assume is the domain of only larger organizations. In the current business climate, every organization, regardless of size, is held accountable for compliance, and regulators are examining compliance plans and policies more closely than ever.
How To Rewire Your Brain For Stronger Relationships So, what does your brain have to do with relationships? The answer is, well, everything. Science has shown that specific neural pathways exist to actively help us engage in healthy relationships, and that in healthy relationships, those pathways grow stronger and stronger. So the long and short of all this is that stronger neural pathways for connection make your relationships stronger and more rewarding. Unfortunately, though, the reverse is also true. In chronic bad relationships, these pathways do not get the extra stimulation they need.
6 Simple Tricks To Make More Money From Your Blog Are you getting traffic to your blog, but still struggling to make a good income? Blogging is a great career option but only if you do it the right way. Of course, everything starts with providing great content to your readers and steadily growing your traffic. Once you have decent traffic to your blog and a loyal audience, it’s time to focus on the revenue. You may have heard a lot of people say that your blog revenue is directly proportional to the traffic coming in, but that’s not really true. Chaos theory A double rod pendulum animation showing chaotic behavior. Starting the pendulum from a slightly different initial condition would result in a completely different trajectory. The double rod pendulum is one of the simplest dynamical systems that has chaotic solutions. Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. Chaotic behavior can be observed in many natural systems, such as weather and climate. This behavior can be studied through analysis of a chaotic mathematical model, or through analytical techniques such as recurrence plots and Poincaré maps. Introduction
Facebook Gives Advertisers 3 New Powerful Tools Select Google AdWords advertisers are able to see which ad campaigns drive people to physical locations, such as retail stores, restaurants, and hotels. At the recent Google Performance Summit a few weeks ago, Google revealed they had measured more than a billion store visits since store visit conversions were introduced. The importance of bridging the digital and physical worlds makes this is an extremely important metric for marketers, especially considering that 90 percent of sales still happen in physical stores. Facebook Store Visit Conversions Now Facebook is set to launch its own version of store visit conversions in its Ads Reporting tool. This will give Facebook advertisers the opportunity to analyze and optimize their creative, targeting, and ad spend.