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These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

How to create your own cryptocurrency: A beginner's guide to starting a bitcoin alternative

Bitcoin’s spectacular rise in value over the past year has spurred huge amounts of interest in digital currencies, and brand new altcoins are …

Cryptocurrency

10 Podcasts That Can Change How You Think About Life

Challenging our assumptions is the beginning of growth.<p>Co-founder and CEO of Bell + Ivy, marketer, speaker and author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to the day to day schedules of people in the world, there is so much to get done and, seemingly, so little …

The One Thing That is a Better Indicator of Success Than Talent (According to Science)

The trait that takes you from average to spectacular is not your IQ.<p>You are unique, and so is everyone else. Success means a lot to every person. It's a weighted combination of power, status, money, family, and work. You can define success in your own terms, because what brings you fulfillment and …

The Overview Effect: How To Get Unstuck And Shake Up Your Professional Perspective

Something strange happens when astronauts see Earth from space for the first time.<p>The view made Apollo 15’s Jim Irwin an evangelist and Al Worden a poet. Apollo 16’s Charlie Duke became a born-again Christian. And Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell left NASA to form the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an …

World-Class Computer Science Courses Online | Stanford Center for Professional Development

<b>View webinars, seminars and lectures online presented by Stanford faculty, industry experts and senior researchers.</b><p><b>Seminars</b><p>The general public may …

Don’t be put off! Works by WG Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Wallace Shawn and others can help us to see ourselves more clearly and understand life better<p>“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, …

Literature

How to Teach Landscape Architecture to High School Students

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Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

Twitter just released its playbook for building great mobile apps

Developers who want to know how to take advantage of Twitter’s tools and knowledge can do just that now that it has released its Mobile App Playbook.<p>The ‘book’ is really a series of of blog posts Twitter has been releasing over time on best practices for building apps, which obviously lean on …

Apps

Why Platform Disruption Is So Much Bigger than Product Disruption

How does disruptive innovation differ when it’s applied to a product versus a platform?<p>For the sake of clarity, let’s call a product “a platform that is used for one or very few products” and a platform “a structure upon which many variations of products are built.” These definitions recognize that …

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Platforms can be a strong source of competitive advantage. But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? In our recent HBR article, we explain the fundamentals of transforming products into platforms. Like riding a bike, it’s easy to describe the physics but hard to actually …

A Japanese style tiny house that's Passive House

We love Passive House or Passivhaus, the incredibly efficient building standard that sets an absolute limit on how much energy one can use per square …

Mima Light Floating House

Thanks to a wooden foundation covered in mirrors, the Mima Light Floating House appears to levitate above the ground on which it sits. Its modular …