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What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Download this: Google's Grasshopper aims to make coding as easy as a game

Ever wanted to learn to code, but didn't know where to start? Google's new app wants to help.<p>This week the company launched Grasshopper, an app that …

Apps

Kanye West Just Offered the Best Career Advice You'll Hear This Week

The fashion designer, rapper and all-around famous person has decided to give advice. Lots of it. And some of it's good.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Everyone's trying to help you.<p>At least, that's how it seems with the number …

Business Strategy

Curvaceous geothermal-powered home “floats” on a French lake

Lyon-based architecture studio AUM convinced their clients to build their home on a lake rather than in the middle of the forest as originally …

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Leadership

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

On Tuesday, the chief executives of the world’s largest public companies will be receiving a letter from one of the most influential investors in the world. And what it says is likely to cause a firestorm in the corner offices of companies everywhere and a debate over social responsibility that …

Investing

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Comprised of a pair of cedar-clad structures, Big Cabin | Little Cabin reimagines the vernacular architecture of Colorado's Rocky Mountain region. …

Architecture

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Architecture

Pete Cowen's signature 'Tennis Ball' drill

<i>By Stephen Deane, Head Professional at Emirates Golf Club</i><p>Last month we discussed Pete Cowen’s signature ‘Spiral Staircase’ drill which focussed on …

42 Best cabin getaways

When you're looking to unplug from the world and be with family and friends, a relaxing trip into nature can be just what you need.<p>Not everyone is up to the task of roughing it outdoors à la Bear Grylls, however. Some travellers want pampering via a warm and cozy lodge, others like the feel of a …

Travel

Vipp offers its sleek prefabs as vacation rentals now

Meet Vipp Hotel<p>Planning a fall getaway? Prefab company Vipp is betting you are—and is hoping that the wanderlust-filled will drop their cash on a night or two at a prefab hotel.<p>Danish company Vipp recently announced Vipp Hotel, which, for now, includes a single-unit “micro” prefab home in a Swedish …

Donald Trump

Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now, by collecting the right kind of data and …

Data Warehousing

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

A new solar-powered home that grows leafy greens indoors skips most of those steps. The home, created by a team of graduate students from the University of Maryland, features a wall that uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming. That means that produce grows in nutrient-rich water …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

This prefab concrete house harvests rainwater with food-growing vertical gardens

Students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri designed this beautiful solar-powered home completely out of prefabricated concrete. Built …

Prefab tiny cabin perched on a granite rock to minimize environmental impact

This solitary cabin in Lincoln, New Hampshire, was built to fit the rock on which it sits, rather than the other way around. I-Kanda Architects …

New Hampshire

This Font Makes Graphics Out Of Numbers In Seconds

Inspired by Edward Tufte’s “sparklines,” the typeface turns typed numerals into inline data visualizations.<p>Data is always more accurate and informative in context. Take Hurricane Harvey, for example. Some parts of Houston had more than 50 inches of rain. But it’s hard to understand just how crazy …

Infographics

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

Forest House

After 30 years of tree growth, the family wanted to create a house in the small forest they had created. In doing so, the consulted with local conservationists, in order to accumulate as much relevant information and knowledge as possible.

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

Managing HR-related data is critical to any organization’s success. And yet progress in HR analytics has been glacially slow. Consulting firms in the U.S. and Europe lament the slow progress. But a Harvard Business Review analytics study of 230 executives suggests a stunning rate of anticipated …

Human Resources

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things | Inc.com

If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back by other people, or even bad luck.<p>If you're unhappy, the problem is you. While approximately 50 percent of your happiness (your …

Happiness

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Problem-solving
Social Media

Code Cards: A game to learn How to Code

Code, in other words Coding is a term that we rarely use on ABDZ. Maybe because most of us are designers and designers shouldn't right? We beg to …

Programming

Get certified in Adobe’s powerful graphic art programs — for less than $40

Staring at a blank canvas can be an anxious moment for most artists, but the confident ones often find excitement at all the creative possibilities available to them. As a graphic designer, reaching that level of confidence comes with a mastery of your tools. And with the Graphic Design …

Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Inc.com

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good …

Education