The Definitive How-To Guide For Conversion Rate Optimization
I’ll share the same processes that I use to consistently boost my clients’ conversion rates – sometimes even doubling or tripling them. (I specialize in industries like finance, gaming, travel and weightloss, where even a 5% increase in conversion rate can generate millions of dollars.)
Source: SEO MOZ
Why Grow? and Other Wisdom from 37Signals
Comfortably situated in Chicago outside of the “start-up” echo chamber, 37Signals is focused on getting sh*t done instead of chasing the Silicon Valley venture capital death spiral. Financing has it’s place, but it’s a means to an end and shouldn’t be confused with an end.
Source: Tim Ferriss Blog
RIM shows new operating system, stock rebounds
(Reuters) – Research in Motion gave analysts a sneak peek at a revamped operating system for its BlackBerry smartphone on Monday and said it would launch it next quarter, propelling its shares higher.
Why Are Nerds Unpopular?
The generation question aside – this also raises the question of how to make science and skepticism more popular in general, but especially with the next generation. A listener then sent me a link to the following article: Why Nerds are Unpopular. The author writes:
Source: Skeptic Blog
Sony to stop manufacturing Floppy discs after 30 years
Remember Floppy discs? In case you haven’t noticed (like I didn’t), Sony is actually still making and selling those discs. But soon it’s time to say goodbye, as the company now said [JP] it will stop production in March next year. Sony rolled out the world’s first 3.5-inch floppy disc back in 1981. And believe it or not, even in 2008, the company could still sell 8.5 million units in Japan alone.
Total Number Of Personal Data Records Leaked Since 2005: At Least 358.4 Million
The title speaks for itself, ahh privacy..
This ones a real golden nugget and makes you think about what you need to start spending money on in the future. STOCK, but the right ones 😉
If you spent the money on an original iPod in 2001 on Apple stock ($499), you would have $14,513.78 today.
Source: John Baptiste notes at the Economist
Dear Millennials: Your parents lied to you
I’ve spent the past 15 years teaching and coaching the kids known as Millennials. Some call them GenY. I call them the “self esteem generation.” Millennials were raised by parents who showered them with praise and awarded them athletic trophies for just showing up. Their lives were over-programmed, their parents hovering.
Source: Tough Sledding
We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint
“It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”
Source: NY Times