Ditched Your Laptop for an iPad? This Guy Did with a Few Apps and Accessories

If you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you're not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can almost ditch your desktop and go iPad-only for day-to-day tasks, and with a few useful apps and accessories, you probably won't miss lugging that computer around. Here's...

Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real market need first. Don’t create solutions looking for a problem, since investors ignore these, and customers other than early...

Manage Your Energy: Are You Engaged or Unengaged?

Pulse by im icons from The Noun Project As we free up more time and increase our per-hour output, we can easily exhaust our physical, mental and emotional energy by working longer and harder. To help manage our energy, blogger Penelope Trunk suggests re-imagining our time by splicing it into engaged time vs. unengaged time: People...

Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success

“How does a person create a song? A lot of it is being open… to encounter and to… be in touch with the miraculous.” At the age of eight, Joni Mitchell (b. November 7, 1943) contracted polio during the last major North American epidemic of the disease before the invention of the polio vaccine. Bedridden...

Cash Versus Accrual Accounting: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?

Whether you’re playing cards, baseball or Candy Crush Saga, you’re not going to be successful unless you understand how to keep score.The game of business is no different. The only problem is that the way you keep score—accounting and bookkeeping—can be quite complicated. In a recent tutorial, we covered the basics of bookkeeping, but there’s...

Doodles Will Never Die

The art of doodling has been around as early as the prehistoric era when cavemen would draw using stones. We’re exposed to doodling as soon as we can grasp any writing material. Even Google is involved with doodles. As early as 2009, some artists have already questioned the death of illustration in online forums due to the sudden influx...

Monotype Introduces New Membership Design Solution

If you’re a designer, chances are you’re designing across various media. When it comes to brand adherence and consistency, the age of responsive web design, mobile-specific and more, your job can get a little tricky. Especially when it comes to type. Do you find yourself trying to render a font on various screen sizes and...

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team. Unfortunately, startups are not one-man shows, so entrepreneurs need to study leadership as much as...