Amir Aziz

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Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

Success

Google is testing its ad technology on outdoor billboards

Google’s advertising technology is currently powering outdoor billboards in some of London’s most high-traffic areas.<p>The search company is testing the automated selling and buying of digital billboard ads using technology from its DoubleClick subsidiary, reports Business Insider. Google purchased …

Advertising

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — in mega-pampered first-class seats, no less? It’s not.<p>Sam …

Credit Cards

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

"All the world's a stage" - Shakespeare. Istvan Biro via Wikimedia Commons<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past …

Income Inequality

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

<i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions. Whether you want to …

South America

One technique that can help you make friends as an adult is surprisingly easy to mess up

But years of research suggests there's one near-universal feature of relationship development: self-disclosure.<p>In general, according to research by Nancy L. Collins, Ph.D., and Lynn Carol Miller, Ph.D., people tend to like each other more after they've shared something personal.<p>The foundation of …

Psychology

This visionary mega-tower was modeled after African termite mounds — but San Francisco never built it

The concept for the Ultima began as part of a contracted study of the San Francisco Bay area, during which Tssui and his team were struck by how few park-like spaces the city had to offer.<p>In an effort to minimize urban sprawl and preserve what natural spaces were left, Tssui designed a vertical …

San Francisco