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Nine Ways to Contribute to Project Team Success The world of work has changed. It used to be that most of us worked as a part of a process, whether on an assembly line, managing interactions with customers, or any one of a thousand other processes. Processes are ongoing, repeatable and never have an ending. While there will always be some jobs and tasks which are process focused, most work now is a project or has a project component to it. Everything You Wanted to Know About the DoJ/AP Controversy Since news that the Justice Department had secretly obtained journalists’ phone records broke, the story has been developing quickly. Here is a quick overview of the issues. Check back for updates. What Happened?

20-Hour Workdays: 4 Ways To Survive A Startup Guest author Gary Whitehill is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Weekend. Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. But the most successful pioneers tend to share certain traits. Entrepreneurs are driven, innovative, persistent, resilient, and, as The New York Times’ David Segal suggests, just the right amount of crazy. The daunting venture of building a company from the ground up requires a type of mania, a type of desire that, on occasion, borders on obsession. An entrepreneur’s startup really is like his or her baby, demanding constant love and attention. 50 Kick-Ass Websites You Need to Know About It's time to update the entries in your browser's links toolbar. But with recent estimates putting the size of the internet at well more than 100 million distinct websites, it's getting harder and harder to get a handle on all the great stuff that's out there. That's why we've compiled this list. And unlike some lists you may have seen, which try to name the very "best" websites, but end up just telling you a lot of stuff you already know, we've chosen instead to highlight 50 of our favorite sites that fly under most people's radar. Think of it as the Maximum PC blog roll (remember those?).

7 Wordpress Themes for Launching your Minimum Viable Product By leveraging the web in creation of rapid prototypes for testing business model assumptions, and using customer feedback to develop them, companies will be able to advance in its’ search for a repeatable business model and reduce risk in new-product introduction. In creation of such rapid prototypes the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) idea is key. Neverthless, open source platforms such as WordPress are key enablers to the Lean Startup. As my previous post on 9 Minimum Viable Product WordPress Themes received pretty good interest among aspiring enterpreneurs, I decided to share some more recent WordPress themes that can help you in quickly launching your minimum viable product.

The Five Types Of Mentors You Need When we talk about mentorship in the workplace, we often focus on finding one person who can help to guide us through the challenges we will face at work. It might be better to think about the set of people you need to have around you to help you succeed. With that in mind, here are a few people who should be part of your mentoring team. The Coach There are times when you need someone to help you think through difficult problems. A good coach doesn’t solve your problems for you. HSBC escaped US money-laundering charges after UK intervention The US government decided not to pursue criminal charges against HSBC for allowing terrorists and drug dealers to launder millions of dollars after George Osborne and the UK banking regulator intervened to warn that prosecuting Britain’s biggest bank could lead to a “global financial disaster”. On Monday, a congressional report published letters and emails from Osborne and Financial Services Authority (FSA) officials to their US counterparts warning that launching criminal action against HSBC in 2012 could have sparked a “financial calamity”. The House financial services committee report said the UK interventions “played a significant role in ultimately persuading the DoJ [Department of Justice] not to prosecute HSBC”. Instead of pursuing a prosecution, the bank agreed to pay a record $1.92bn (£1.4bn) fine. “FSA has been on the phone for the criminal discussions,” officials wrote in emails released in the House report. “That’s what has caused the latest firestorm.

iM2 Great-sounding stereo mic for your iPhone TASCAM's iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones - the same high quality as TASCAM's best-selling DR-series recorders - plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device. The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement. The uni-directional elements are arranged in an AB pattern for detailed stereo imaging while capturing the ambience of your room. The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality.

I Tried to Open a Lemonade Stand (ILLEGAL EVERYTHING airs tonight 9pm on FOX News Channel) - Stossel's Take Blog - Fox Business Want to open a business in America? It isn't easy. In Midway, Georgia, a 14-year-old girl and and her 10 year old sister sold lemonade from their front yard. Two police officers bought some. But the next day, different officers ordered them to close their stand. visual The Startup Universe displays and explores the relationships between startup companies and their founders and investors (Venture Capitalists) since 1990. Startups are grouped into 19 categories, based on the type of products or services they deliver. Each category is represented by an unique color. In addition to that, startups are visually sized according to the amount of financing they have raised, with each individual round displayed as well.

AJ100: survey analysis + data Bruce Tether provides analysis on the 2014 AJ100 data At the beginning of the year, the 106 practices included in 2014’s AJ100 collectively employed 5,036 ARB-registered architects in the UK - that’s 211 more than the total employed by last year’s 105 members. Even the six bottom-ranked practices have managed to increase their head counts by one, with the minimum number or architects required to gain entry into the AJ100 rising to 20. Following the introduction of a new rule last year - to include only ARB-registered architects in the UK - we can also now start to compare like with like. Collective employment of architects is up overall by more than 3 per cent. The 93 practices that were AJ100 members last year and again this year collectively employ 147 more ARB-registered UK-based architects.

50 Best Board Games of 2017 - Best New Adult Board Games Sagrada In Sagrada, you and up to three friends compete to design and craft historically marvelous stained glass windows. The basic mechanics underlying Sagrada are elegant in their simplicity. Each round, someone grabs a handful of multicolored 6-sided die from a bag and rolls them. Modern Achitecture Houses: Stunning Neoclassical Palace Hotel Architecture Design Luxury Palace Hotel in Portoroz, Slovenia has stunning neoclassical hotel architecture design. Palace hotel renovation was done by Api Arhitekti to get stunning hotel architecture with elegant hotel façade exterior and hotel outdoor pool. Hotel renovation makes elegant façade exterior and beautiful hotel sea landscape. Palace Hotel renovation also makes this luxury hotel design accommodate more guests. Palace Hotel outdoor pool and indoor pool offers comfortable holiday for all guests.

8 kid entrepreneurs to watch - Lizzie Marie Likness (4) Company: Lizzie Marie Cuisine Age: 11 Website: An aspiring chef since age 2, Lizzie Marie Likness is well on her way to becoming the next generation's Rachael Ray. At age 6, Lizzie Marie Likness yearned to take horseback riding lessons. She wanted them so badly that she offered to help foot part of the bill.

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