Merrill Cook

Merrill Cook

  • 10 Hacks to Increase Concentration At Work

    Image Source We’re not saying it’s you, but the average employee in America reports that they’re only highly engaged (or concentrating) for about 5% of their workday. Because it’s got to get boring staring at the desk, and it’s a crying shame that people so seldom actually catch up or (gasp) get ahead on their […]

  • 10 Worthwhile Online Entrepreneurship Courses

    Image Source Whether through YouTube or a MOOC, it’s never been easier to get advice from top entrepreneurs on how you should start your own business. With the swelling ranks of quality entrepreneurialism-centered education available online, we thought we should throw in our two cents. Our courses range from free series of interviews with entrepreneurs, […]

  • 10 Best Online Course Platforms for Businesses

    Image Source There have been online course and custom computer-learning solutions for businesses for quite a while. But today there are literally hundreds of new online platforms you can choose from. Many offer subscription-based packages. They have a huge range of price points, and unsurprisingly a wide range of services, from hands-off video tutorials, to […]

  • 10 Best Places to Learn About Data Visualization For Your Business

    Image Source Did you know that the human retina can transmit data to the brain at roughly 10 million bits a second (roughly the rate of an ethernet connection)? That’s a lot of bandwidth, but it doesn’t get effectively used in all of your old school TPS reports. With more and more data created and […]

  • 10 Worst Environmental Disasters Caused by Corporations

    Image Source Human error, the cutting of corners, unforeseen chemical reactions, and the crazy scale of natural resources have led to some awe inspiring and downright terrifying environmental disasters. While some are completely accidental, others have been caused of gross negligence, often in the name of cutting costs. In an effort to be a conscious […]

  • The 10 Most Innovative Drone Applications Today

    Image Source Little known fact: the US government started experimenting with unmanned aerial vehicles (better known today as drones) back in 1917. Today they’re a multi-billion dollar industry, but they’ve yet to truly take off commercially in the U.S. Due to safety and privacy concerns, the FAA has yet to establish comprehensive rules for domestic […]

  • 10 Largest Time Wasters at Work

    Image Source A full eight out of ten American employees report they waste time at work each day, and 3/4 of those admit to wasting between 30 minutes and an hour. While that may not seem like a huge amount of time when you account for time getting settled in the morning, coffee, or idle […]

  • 10 Innovative 3D Printing Applications

    Image Source 3D printing is set to turn a number of industries on their head. The ability turn whatever you can imagine design into a reality, and with a number of substances–plastic, concrete, glass, metal, even food particles and cells–is at the center of a movement towards open-sourced creation and customizability. While the use of […]

  • The 10 Greenest Industry Giants

    Image Source Eighty-eight of the 100 largest US companies now disclose their greenhouse gas and energy metrics, an amazing fact considering most countries don’t hold corporations subject to mandatory disclosure of these metrics. Pressure from stockholders, the public, and CDP, a non-profit focused on environmental disclosure who helps to advise investors with a total of […]

  • 10 Income Tax Facts You Didn’t Know

    Image Source Yes it’s that dreaded time of year again, worse still if you’re a business owner or self employed. So why not at least pepper the mood with a few absurdities from the past, some interesting history lessons, and some facts about some of the ridiculous numbers surrounding taxes today. Check out our 10 […]

  • 10 Make or Break Business Review Sites

    Image Source If you’re a business owner, you probably already know the power of a bad review. But did you know that in our mobile-crazed ecosystem, reviews are more important than ever? A survey by Brightlocal in 2013 found that a whopping 79% of respondents trust reviews as much as personal recommendations (a number that […]