Erik Abelsson

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Why major creative breakthroughs happen in your late thirties

James Murphy, the former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, made what he called the biggest mistake of his life at 21, when he turned down a writing job on a sitcom that was about to launch.<p>The sitcom’s name was <i>Seinfeld</i>.<p>Instead, he lurched around, working as a bouncer and later a DJ before …

Creativity

Dead End on Silk Road: Internet Crime Kingpin Ross Ulbricht's Big Fall

On October 1st, 2013, inside the science­-fiction section of the Glen Park library in San Francisco, one of the Internet's most-wanted men sat typing …

The Tweaker

The real genius of Steve Jobs.<p>Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived. His previous house had only a mattress, a table, and chairs. He …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

Employment

How To Become A More Likeable Leader

To some, “leadership” and “likeability” may seem like a contradiction in terms. After all, Steve Jobs was a renowned CEO, but not exactly warm and fuzzy. And if you’re making hard decisions, you’re bound to make a few enemies – right?<p>But Dave Kerpen begs to differ. In his new book Likeable …

The One Essential Ingredient To Meaningful Success

Many of the headlines in 2013 promised to solve all our problems with “5 amazing tips or in 7 to 10 easy steps.” I’m a basic guy, so I appreciate when someone takes the time to research, evaluate, and extract meaningful elements from complex sources. I began wondering, could we narrow the tips and …

Deep Dive: What Physics Can Teach You About Marketing | Inc.com

I came to my career in marketing by way of a degree in Physics. In college, I spent my summers researching fusion at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and came “this close” to accepting a role in a PhD program at MIT. Instead, I decided to explore a role in “business” (my first job was in …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Car Illustrations from Famous Movies

If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by …

Inspiring Photography of Muhammad Ali by Neil Leifer

I've been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali for quite a long time, his confidence, talent and hard work made him, in my opinion, the best of all time. I …

Volvo Concept Coupe

Scandinavian—okay, and Chinese—design meets a '60s-era Volvo icon.<p>This is the Volvo Concept Coupe. The concept was penned by the brand’s new vice president of design, Thomas Ingenlath of Volkswagen fame, and its interior was laid out by Robin Page, formerly of Bentley. Considering the upbringing of …

Marvel superheroes in film - in pictures

With the upcoming releases of Thor 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America 2 there's never been a better time to be a superhero in Hollywood. Here is a history of Marvel at the movies

OMG, I Want This House: Long Island (PHOTOS)

Home Envy<p>A weekend escape to charming, rustic simplicity? We’ll take it. Take a peek at Long Island’s Cow Pond Farm.<p>09.07.13 4:45 AM ET<p>William …

Watch this: Apple's imperfect video about perfection

Apple's marathon keynote session at yesterday's WWDC began with the following video. Graced by soothing piano music, a minimalist monochromatic palette, and a set of elegantly transitioning geometric shapes, the ad does a great job of conveying Apple lead designer Jony Ive's pursuit of purity and …

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

Parks and Recreation: The Screencap Recap

<i>More than any other TV show (except maybe</i> Community<i>),</i> Parks and Recreation<i>'s brilliance is best encapsulated by small moments of absurdity. It is, in other words, the perfect show to recap using screencaps. So that's what we're doing this season.</i><p><i>Season 5, Episode 17: "Partridge"</i><p>Ron Swanson after …