"The Martini"

James Martin

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McDonald's: No Cashiers, Kiosks Only By 2020

McDonald's will roll out self-order kiosks to 1,000 stores every quarter for the next two years, according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

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2 Tools That Can Help Small Business Owners with Reminders, Invoicing and Time Management

Having the right toolbox can help with making sure opportunities don't fall through the cracks.

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6 Steps to Starting a Business From Zero

When creating something from nothing, keep these basic but critical pointers in mind.

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Trends Brand Marketers Need to Heed - Brand Keys

Marketers cannot use mid-20th century survey tools to measure 21st century consumer values and behaviors because traditional techniques are likely to measure what consumers say, rather than what they think

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11 Things We No Longer See in Offices

When digging through the dark recesses of the office supply cabinet, today’s average office worker might find a 5¼” floppy disk and consider it a relic of the Dark Ages. They’ve probably also never seen a canister-style ashtray in the corridor, or a pegboard bookkeeping system. Here are some other supplies and equipment that are quickly becoming museum pieces.

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30 Digital Marketing Tools the Real Mad Men Would Have Wanted

30 free and paid digital marketing tools to help you with content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, PPC, conversion optimization, project management etc.

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Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago” | TechCrunch

"We are stuck in 1992 over here," she said. She requested anonymity but agreed to talk a bit about her day-to-day experience as a Sony Pictures Employee..

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Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Only seven early Googlers still work for the search giant that made them rich.

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Apple Just Passed a Massive Milestone | TIME

It took a few days, but Apple’s blow-out quarterly earnings report — driven by strong iPhone and Mac sales and bolstered by the largest stock repurchase program in the history of capitalism — has finally made its way through Wall Street’s algorithms and into Apple’s share price.

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No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.

Follow these simple guidelines to build up a venture of your choosing for little to no capital.

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Samsung's iPhone 6 nightmare is getting even worse

Despite having to fight against a new iPhone each year, Samsung was surprised to see Apple’s record iPhone 6 launch in past weeks and had to move up its Galaxy Note 4 launch in South Korea and Chin...

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Showbiz, Music Industry Jobs Drop 19% in Two Years | Variety

The U.S. economy has seen a steady erosion of jobs in the motion picture and sound industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Much-Maligned Business Plan (and Why You Need One) | Inc.com

Creating a business plan and digging into your numbers can avert a business-threatening shortfall. But the even more exciting thing is that it can also propel you to look for opportunities to grow your company.

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No-Meeting Fridays and Other Hacks to Improve Your Work Life

As part of LinkedIn’s Productivity Hacks series, I asked colleagues at Citi as well as members of Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network on LinkedIn to share their best productivity tips,

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    Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys - Bloomberg

    Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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    4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping | Entrepreneur.com

    The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.

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    I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

    When starting up, it's OK if you don't know what you're doing some of the time. Here's why you should always keep an open mind and keep...

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    America's Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

    Corner offices, operating rooms, and trading floors aren't the only arenas in which professionals can bring in six figure salaries.

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    Brunswick sells retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF

    Fifty years ago, Brunswick Corp. didn’t run any bowling centers. It just sold bowling equipment.

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    Op-Ed: Microsoft layoff e-mail typifies inhuman corporate insensitivity

    Robotic letter is an unfortunately normal example of how companies talk to employees.

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    First Take: Nokia hit hardest in Microsoft layoffs

    Even by Silicon Valley's out-sized standards, this week has been head-spinning.

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    IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

    IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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    'How can this be a billion dollar company?' and other BS questions VCs ask

    While I get why a late stage investor would ask the question when the valuation is in the $250 million range, I really don’t understand why a seed investor would ask this question when the valuatio...

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    10 Simple Kickstarter Campaigns You Should Have Thought Of

    Let's face it — had you known you could make $60,000 on potato salad, you would have quit your day job a long time ago.

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    9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

    What you do today matters. Your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.

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    Here are some of the awesome perks you get as a Google intern

    Google's employees are among the happiest of any company in the world so it's not surprising that its summer internships offer some pretty sweet perks. The Associated Press, via CBS News, takes a l...

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    RadioShack to close hundreds of stores

    RadioShack is set to close 200 more stores as revenue continues to decline. The company's stock fell over 9% Tuesday.

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    Meet the new Apple

    While I watched Apple's WWDC 2014 opening keynote on Monday morning, I couldn't stop thinking about the infectious mixture of fun and confidence everyone onstage seemed to be exuding. It was...

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    How In-Flight Entertainment Saved JetBlue

    What many don’t know about the big JetBlue sale of its LiveTV to Thales in March of this year, which earned the airline $400M, is that it’s actually been a

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    Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?

    A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.

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    Beyond Analytics: Understanding Humans While Scaling Your Business

    Understanding humans beyond what analytics tell you can be insightful, memorable and easily shared with your whole team if you’ve recorded the interaction.