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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?).

The 21 Rules of the Rich (and how you can emulate them) I recently ran across this article entitled 21 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than Average People based on a book called How Rich People Think . I was immediately struck by the similarities between the writing on Bold and Determined and the thoughts of the rich elite. The 21 rules of the rich are in bold and my thoughts are underneath. Consumer Electronics - LittleUpStarts : LittleUpStarts Consumer Electronics At Little UpStarts we love new technology and the opportunity we get to work with designers & pioneers who have a deep passion for technology, what they do and the amazing ability to turn great ideas into innovative product, improving our everyday lives…. The US market has a strong and deep-rooted reputation for investing in the design and development of new technology and continually striving to bring high tech products to consumers around the world providing solutions for our everyday needs.

How to make $1,000+ per week on Upwork — Jake Jorgovan Don't use a template, actually write every cover letter and specifically talk about their project, why you are interested in it and what experience you have which relates to the project Add links to any portfolio pieces you have which are relevant to the project. Add comments to why you are including them and how they relate to the project Create and attach a case study to your application that features a client testimonial. Here is an example of an actual case study that I have used on multiple occasions which has helped me win over projects Point out the fact that you are a native English speaker and when they hire you, then you can ensure quality communication and that the job will get done right (This goes a long way and is probably the #1 reason you will win jobs early on) Ask them questions about the project in their cover letter. What information do you need to know to move forward with the project? Ask them that right up front to start the conversation [Client name],

16 ultra-creative CVs / interactive résumés that catch the eye Pretty much everybody has created a CV / résumé at some stage in their life. As with most forms of content I think the key is to establish a tone of voice, and try to stand out from the surrounding noise. I always used to put ‘vinyl junkie’ in the ‘interests’ section on my CV, which always worked a treat in interviews regardless of the role. People would ask me about my passion for music. I’d return the serve by asking the interviewer the same thing. These things can help to break any ice, and I think you should habitually ask plenty of questions in interviews, for all sorts of reasons.

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. 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day. TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — features "ideas worth spreading."

What Works in Silicon Valley Doesn’t Work Everywhere – And What You Can Do About It The Lean Startup Conference hosted an amazing webinar today called Beyond Silicon Valley: Applying Lean Startup Around the Globe. Justin Wilcox, Takashi Tsutsumi (aka “The Steve Blank of Japan”), and I shared our experiences helping entrepreneurs worldwide apply Lean Startup principles. Video streaming by Ustream I’d like to share with you the key points I took from the discussion. My International Experience Publish Your Video Content with Amazon Video Direct Imagine turning your existing YouTube videos, your short tutorials, your online courses, documentaries, indie films, short video clips, music videos (and any other type of video you create) into an ongoing, passive income, and doing it quickly and easily? Imagine getting paid by Amazon to upload videos? How is this possible?

Tim Geisert tells how to create a smarter workforce What's the corporate culture? Determining a company's culture brings its own set of challenges. An organization may hold a mistaken vision of its own culture; so communicating a more accurate picture is vital. Kenexa does this by combining its fact-based findings of corporate traits with a story-telling component that uses easy to recognize archetypes. 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.

8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. Figuring out early stage startups In my first company, I tried to act extroverted, because I thought that’s what good leaders did. It was exhausting and counter-productive. I’ve found a more comfortable way of working and wanted to share a few thoughts and resources that have been helpful to me. Olark live chat: live help, live support and live sales Find out who your visitors areand where they're looking. Olark reveals who’s on your website and exactly what they are doing. Even see what’s in their shopping cart. Chat in minutes.Copy. Paste. Chat.

Entrepreneur magazine is a resource, both online and in print, that offers helpful and inspirational articles for entrepreneurs to read. They feature many leading entrepreneurs, who give advice and insight into how they succeed. Most of their articles are short and easy to digest, but they also offer longer, more in-depth, articles on subjects within the world of entrepreneurship. by zdstapletonj Aug 28

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