Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies

Marketing’s 25 most influential share their best growth hacking strategies
Image: Getty Images/iStockphotoGrowth hacking: Strategies and techniques from marketing’s 25 most influential leaders Born in 2010, the term “growth hacker” was first defined by Sean Ellis as “a person whose true north is growth” … someone with a “burning desire to connect your target market with your must-have solution.”  Two years later, Ryan Holiday unpacked what was then a revolution: “Once companies break out of the shackles of antiquated notions of what is or isn't marketing, the whole field

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game

In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game
The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE is blessed with more than a great nose and palate, he operates with what appears to be a sixth sense. The longest serving malt master in the industry, Stewart’s ability to plan 40 or even 50 years in advance is nothing short of extraordinary. From choice of oak to the careful selection of the special casks that will one day become decades-old bottles of The Balvenie, Stewart has mastered the art

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’

Lupita Nyong’o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end ‘conspiracy of silence’
(CNN)Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence." Nyong'o writes of an incident that took place after she was invited to a screening of a film at Weinstein's house, where he said they were going to watch one of his competitor's films with his family. Once at his house, Nyong'o alleges Weinstein

These Are The Most Stress-Inducing Jobs, According To A New Report

These Are The Most Stress-Inducing Jobs, According To A New Report
Stress is a symptom of modern-living that’s tough to avoid. It’s no surprise to say that work, a place where most people spend the majority of their waking hours, is a major contributor to this. A new report by the Health and Safety Executive has revealed the most stress-inducing jobs in the UK. The study also broke down the data and provided insights into the effects of different genders, ages, and workplace sizes on stress levels. The most stressed

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms
Toa Heftiba 1. Stop consuming caffeine Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, why — not from external stimulants.The scientific backing is substantial and unsurprising: Tony has a morning routine that includes several breathing exercises and visualization techniques that get him to a state of clarity and focus. For me, I use prayer and pondering (my version of meditation) as the same vehicle. Whatever your approach, the goal should be clarity and focus. What do you want to be about

Netflix subscribers, get ready for a rise in prices

Netflix subscribers, get ready for a rise in prices
Image: Netflix  / http://makeitstranger.com/netflix/Get ready to pay just a bit more for your Netflix subscription. The streaming video service will be raising prices on its middle and top tier plans in the U.S. starting in November. Subscribers who currently pay for the standard $9.99 service will be charged $10.99. The price of the premium tier will rise from $11.99 to $13.99.  Good news for people on the basic $7.99 plan—that price is staying put, for now.  SEE ALSO: Netflix's prices

Students are encouraged to fail in this brilliant business program for kids.

Students are encouraged to fail in this brilliant business program for kids.
"Dream big" and "you can be anything you want to be" — phrases like these often show up on school posters, but they're much easier said than done. Kids need actual real-world experience to get out there and have a fighting chance in an already saturated and competitive job market. We live in an age when entrepreneurs rule; this is especially true today, when there are fewer and fewer direct paths to careers, and many require in-field experience and

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

UK inflation at highest since April 2012
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPound's fall has driven inflation, says Mark Carney The UK's key inflation rate hit its highest for more than five years in September, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) climbed to 3%, a level it last reached in April 2012, and up from 2.9% in August. The pick-up in inflation raises the likelihood of an increase in interest rates - currently 0.25% -

The Framework Of A Lifelong To Do List

The Framework Of A Lifelong To Do List
Max Felner TO DO: Write things down every day. Bad things and good things, funny things and guilt-ridden confessions. 1. Write thoughts down every day. Write silly things and sad things, embarrassing things and monumental epiphanies. Ask yourself what is going on and take the time to physically record it. When you start, the words can feel forced and fake like you are writing a Letter to the Editor that you know the entire readership will judge you on.

Walmart’s latest grocery experiment involves stocking your fridge when you’re not home

Walmart’s latest grocery experiment involves stocking your fridge when you’re not home
Walmart is now offering to stock your fridge for you—even if you're not home.  The big-box giant is teaming with a smart lock startup called August Home to test a service in which workers would use a temporary door code to deliver groceries straight to your kitchen. "Think about that—someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away," Walmart vp Sloan Eddleston wrote in a blog post announcing the test. "This may not be for everyone–and

There are a lot of ways to do coffee heres why a cup in New Orleans is unique.

There are a lot of ways to do coffee  heres why a cup in New Orleans is unique.
On the southern shores of America, where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf, New Orleans was already a bustling port settlement by 1718. That was more than 50 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. And yet, New Orleans not only existed, but it was open for business, playing host to one of the largest and busiest ports in the New World — as well as all the goods and culture that came flooding in along with it.

Gordon Ramsay Exposes The Truth About A-Listers Obsession With Cocaine

Gordon Ramsay Exposes The Truth About A-Listers Obsession With Cocaine
We have all seen pictures of celebrities stumbling out of nightclubs accompanied by a light dusting of white powder around their nostrils. In some cases, we have seen A-listers brazenly snort the substance, oblivious that their actions are being caught on camera. So it was no surprise when celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced that the cocaine culture in Hollywood is “out of control”. Ramsay, the unlikely whistleblower on A-list drug culture, made the surprising revelation on his new show, Gordon

How to kill your marketing and profit from its demise

How to kill your marketing and profit from its demise
Times Square at duskImage: Getty ImagesThe authors of "Killing Marketing" say if you don’t evolve, you’ll die “Marketing and innovation produce results,” wrote Peter Drucker, “all the rest are costs.”  Sadly, in a world where over half of all digital advertising—an industry expected to hit $75.6 billion by the close of 2017—won’t be seen by an actual human… that assessment no longer stands. At least not when it comes to marketing. The symptoms are everywhere. Ad blockers, fake traffic,

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Bossert Defends Trumps Wait to Waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico
President Why Puerto Rico Pushed Trump to Waive This Law: QuickTake Q&A“Finally, the White House is beginning to wake up, taking temporary action on the Jones Act and upping the military presence," Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a Democrat, said in a statement. "But it took a while and more is needed right now.”There is dispute about the importance of waiving the Jones Act. The top Republican and Democrat on the House Transportation Maritime subcommittee said they’re against it."The concerns about