How to find the right freelancers to get your business off the ground

Working for a startup has its perks: The excitement, energy and satisfaction of building a business from the ground up is extremely rewarding; but it definitely comes with its own unique set of challenges. One of the most common difficulties is finding the right talent. I studied team-building while working as a manager in corporate […]

13 effective ways your startup can use Periscope to grow the business

By now, most digital-savvy startups are not only popping up on Pinterest and Facebook, but also on Snapchat and Instagram. Visual and video-driven storytelling give startups a tremendous opportunity to reach new (and younger) customers. But how can entrepreneurs take full advantage of the live video platform, Periscope? To find out, I asked 13 entrepreneurs […]


The Questions I Ask Myself When Making Tough Decisions

I’ve had to make some tough decisions in my career. For example, should we institute a big lay-off in 2010, or double-down by hiring more trainees? (More trainees.) Should I fight my boss to return client funds, lost in poorly constructed products in the 2008 downturn? (I did, and lost my job over it.) After […]

Three Big Things That Can Derail Your Career

Careers are unpredictable and go through many kinds of changes. There is no single path that works for everyone and no single strategy that can insure a perfect career arc. Despite all the advice about what makes a person successful, there is probably more to be said about avoiding the things that undermine success. Some […]

Woman shares story of homeless man helping her after being stranded in London

LONDON — A woman who recently found herself without a roof for the night after missing the last train home from London was so inspired by how her evening was transformed by a homeless man that she took to Facebook to share her story. After spending the day in London, Nicole Sedgebeer missed her last […]

My First Career Lesson: Know When to Ask a Stupid Question

I was 17, fresh out of high school, feeling completely out of place in a Washington, D.C., newsroom stacked with grizzled editors. It was my first day. My boss, Reginald Stuart, told me he needed some papers faxed. Seeing as I’d just left the 12th grade about a month before, I’d never had reason to use a fax […]


Only agriculture has the potential to reboot the economy

At a time when the global economy shows no signs of revival, and with Russia and Japan faced with recession, emerging economies like Brazil and South Africa in dire straits; and with no silver lining visible as far as domestic industrial growth is concerned, all eyes are on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on how he […]


12 creative photo manipulations that tell stories through illusions

Last week, we partnered with Dell to bring you a community challenge themed around photo manipulation and illusions. We saw a mix of photography, graphic design and digital illustration — and many submissions told beautiful stories through their abstract compositions. he contest celebrated the launch of Dell’s new XPS laptop, which boasts the world’s first […]

Facebook launches new website to help nonprofits master the platform

Connecting with supporters in the social sphere just got a little easier for nonprofits — at least on Facebook. The social media giant announced a new website on Thursday dedicated to resources for nonprofits and NGOs to get the most out of their Facebook Pages. The new site reads like an extensive instruction manual, covering everything from […]

Why People Were Saying, RIP Twitter!

I’ve been a huge fan of Twitter since adopting it maybe a few years after its inception. It changed everything, and made social more real-time than ever before. So many things have changed in the 10 years that Twitter has been around and the reality is that people just don’t understand it anymore, making it […]