Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible

Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible

Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible By: Dan Heath / FastCompany June 2, 2010 You hear something a lot about change: People won’t change because they’re too lazy. Well, I’m here to stick up for the lazy people. In fact, I want to argue that what looks like laziness is actually exhaustion.... »

Internet Keeps Young People Upbeat

Internet Keeps Young People Upbeat

Internet Keeps Young People Upbeat AUGUST 27, 2007 Tech is part of a balanced life for most youths. Young people age 13 to 24 today are generally very happy and optimistic about the future, according to an MTV–Associated Press study conducted by Knowledge Networks in April 2007. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they were... »

Founder: Jennifer Walzer

Founder: Jennifer Walzer

Small biz startup: Backup My Info, How I did it Starting a data-backup service was the dream. Doing it on a bare-bones budget was the challenge. NAME: Jennifer Walzer, CEO AGE: 34 BUSINESS: Backup My Info, a firm that provides businesses with automated online data-protection services STARTED: 2002 CURRENT REVENUE: $1.5 MILLION HOW I... »

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain Posted by chartreuse on Monday June 04, @06:22PM Why do so many people continue to suffer from life-altering, chronic pain long after their injuries have actually healed? The definitive answer–and an effective treatment–has long eluded scientists. Traditional analgesic drugs, such as aspirin and morphine derivatives,... »

The Ghost Of Zuckerberg’s Past May Haunt Facebook IPO

The Ghost Of Zuckerberg’s Past May Haunt Facebook IPO

The Ghost Of Zuckerberg’s Past May Haunt Facebook IPO Duncan Riley A long-standing dispute over the origin of Facebook looks set to haunt the growingly popular social networking service as it heads towards an IPO. A lawsuit due to come before the US Federal Court later this month alleges that Facebook CEO and Founder... »

The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World

The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World Consumers are flocking to blogs, social-networking sites and virtual worlds. And they are leaving a lot of marketers behind. For marketers, Web 2.0 offers a remarkable new opportunity to engage consumers. If only they knew how to do it. That’s where this article aims to... »

Becoming a Successful Web Entrepreneur

Becoming a Successful Web Entrepreneur Michael Gray put up a nice post yesterday about Finding Your Inner Jerry McGuire. Not a goal I aspire to personally, but the point of the post is that you need to take chances to get to the top of your profession, whatever it may be. It means that... »

Social Networking Consuming More Time

Social Networking Consuming More Time

Social Networking Consuming More Time JULY 31, 2007 Some MySpacers never log off. MySpace and other social networks may have more growth ahead, according to data on June 2007 Web usage from Compete. The firm measured what it calls "attention" (defined as the percentage of all time spent online that is devoted to one... »

Startup bets everything on New Year’s Eve

Startup bets everything on New Year’s Eve

Startup bets everything on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Nation spends 364 days a year preparing for one big event: A nationwide party linking four time zones on New Year’s Eve. By Shara Rutberg December 28 2007: 4:53 PM EST (FORTUNE Small Business) — Jann Yogman is counting down to New Year’s Eve –... »