• Branded Podcasts Are The Ads People Actually Want To Listen To

    Brands aren’t just blanketing podcasts with discount codes—they’re taking over entire podcast series in the hopes of turning avid listeners into buyers. [Photo: Rawpixel] BY MELISSA LOCKER6 MINUTE READ Podcasts are becoming big business not only for creators, but for advertisers. Podcast advertising is on track to hit more than $220 million in 2017, up 85% from 2016. And now […]

    Trash-Talking at Work Can Actually Boost Motivation and Performance

    From bosses to athletes to even brands, most of us engage in trash-talking occasionally. While this critical chatter might seem like it could have only negative repercussions, it turns out it can spark those being talked about to work harder, depending on the context. To determine the true effects of trash-talking, Wharton School visiting scholar […]

    31 Amazing Books That Will Actually Motivate You To Do Shit

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about motivational books that have *actually*, you know, motivated and uplifted them. Here are their diverse picks: 1. Yes Please is like your own laugh-out-loud therapy session with Amy Poehler, rooted in extremely honest advice and self-deprecating wit. “There’s a particular passage about shutting negative feelings in […]

    What Actually Promotes And Inhibits Entrepreneurial Growth?

    In my three decades of leadership of a software company, I have seen umpteenth number of start-ups popping up in marketplace and very few, really a handful, surviving to a reasonable plateau of growth and success.   In Silicon Valley, the rule of thumb is that out of ten start-ups, one will succeed. Entrepreneurs are mostly […]

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    Is West Bengal’s economy actually reviving under Mamata Banerjee?

    Image credit: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP The economic decline of West Bengal is one of the most discussed and debated topics in the Indian public sphere. Pre-Independence, united Bengal was probably the most advanced region of the subcontinent. But 1947 changed that. The partition of Bengal struck the first blow to the region’s economy, killing the massively profitable […]

    Five Things From CES 2016 That You May Actually Want to Buy

    CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, kicked off with a sneak peek at what some companies will be exhibiting on the show floor this week. Even with a smaller sampling of exhibitors, there was a dizzying amount of tech to take in – everything from drones to laser-powered gizmos that promise to […]