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18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

The Truth About How Men Handle Heartbreak

Maybe you’re tired of wrestling with anxiety every time your man takes two hours to answer your texts or perhaps you don’t trust the week-long …

Breakups

Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015

You know what sets a design portfolio apart these days? It’s not a designer’s experience, beautiful visuals or the number of clients. It’s the way you communicate those things.<p>Your portfolio should first demonstrate how you get things done rather than showcase a bunch of visuals out of context. It …

Here's the memo Apple CEO Tim Cook just sent to employees about a new stock program that could give retail employees up to $2,000 in stock grants

The memo, which was published by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, reveals that Apple is expanding its restricted stock unit (RSU) program for employees.<p>Apple typically selects certain employees that are eligible to receive RSUs in order to incentivize them to stay at the company, the memo says. These types …

Employment

3 Ways to Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

<i>Stanley Meytin is the founder and Creative Director at True Film Production, a New York City-based video production company that creates videos for businesses and brands all over the world. Known for his creative visual storytelling, brand building and digital marketing expertise, Meytin has helped</i> …

Creativity

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity

7 Must Have Apps for Small Businesses

There is a lot of technology out there, with new solutions becoming available every day.<p>We know it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep …

Small Business

The science of great visuals on social media

If you’ve been looking to supercharge your social media strategy, you probably know <b>a lot</b> about the benefits of using images.<p>But, how much do you know about actually creating <b>scientifically shareable images?</b><p>Turns out, there’s tons of actionable, research-backed advice on how to create social media …

131 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Wish I Had Read Ages Ago

I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go …

Apple's Tim Cook finally steps out of Steve Jobs' shadow

Apple came under fire on social media for introducing a souped up stylus, which Steve Jobs openly hated. But Tim Cook is unperturbed - he is building his own legacy.<p>When Apple revealed its new, giant iPad Pro with a special accessory called Apple Pencil yesterday, the crowd in the San Francisco …

Motivation

8 Steve Jobs Quotes That Could Change How You Run Your Company

Who better than the legendary Steve Jobs to tell us how to run a company? Here are a few quotes that can change your approach:<p><b>Great things are done</b> …

Motivation

Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone was doomed from the start

It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s …

Online

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Behavioral Sciences

4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.<p>Some people seem to be endlessly innovative. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and others like them appear to command an endless fountain of brilliant new ideas, business models, and product designs. Wouldn't it be …

Innovation

How to cope with information overload

<i>Andy Tattersall is an Information Specialist at</i> <i>University of Sheffield</i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is …

Google Glass

How Adidas Is Learning To Be More Like Kanye

The new Adidas doesn’t care if it’s polarizing. It just doesn’t want to be neutral anymore.<p>Brash. Opinionated. Egotistical. Atonal. Polarizing. Irresistible. It’s how people describe Kanye West. It’s also how you’d describe American culture.<p>And Adidas, the German-run athletic wear company known for …

Markets

6 Lies They Teach in Business School

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost.<p>The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But as many MBAs and their undergrad …

Entrepreneurship

Ten bootstrapping tips to help turn your idea into a reality

The majority of startups are started without capital injection from venture capitalists and angel investors. The real numbers are eye opening – VCs fund only 0.05 per cent of startups while angel investors are responsible for funding 0.91 per cent. Take a moment to really think about those …

Small Business

Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside …

How Pebble’s CEO Plans To Win The SmartWatch Wars

Eric Migicovsky's not afraid of Apple<p>Long before Apple dove into the smartwatch business this spring, a little company called Pebble made a big splash--and set a $10-million Kickstarter record--by debuting an intelligent timepiece that provides emails, texts, and music controls. Pebble Time, its …