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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

How AI can save businesses from costly mistakes in expense reports

Of the many tasks required to keep a business running smoothly, few can be more time-consuming — and potentially problematic — than filling out, filing and auditing expense reports. These and other auditing tasks are essential for keeping your finances in the black, but tracking receipts and …

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

50 Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Crush the Competition

With the right tools in place, marketers can move ahead of the competition with minimal effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest solutions to track, analyze and personalize …

Is this the end of venture capital as we know it?

We are in a perverse moment in the global venture capital industry: VCs are fast coming to resemble private hedge funds, and the more money they are able to raise, the worse off startups are becoming.<p>Capital is flowing into funds of all types, yet the rate of investment is shrinking rapidly. This …

The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>What is eSports? History & Rise of Video Game Tournaments<p>Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would …

eSports

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Alpine Architecture: 8 Magical Modern Lodgings in the Alps

For many, the Alps belong to the imagination, the stuff of storybook legend — a magical land defined by natural beauty and quaint living. At the center of this fantasy is the region’s folk architecture, its bucolic cottages, rugged mountain huts and timeless alpine villages. There is truth to these …

A Navy SEAL's 10 Principles for Navigating Organizational Change | Inc.com

There are plenty of resources on change management and oodles of "expert" consultants companies can hire. So why do so many organizations get it wrong? In a 2013 Strategy& and Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change management, the success of major change initiatives …

Leadership

The Energetics of Food: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Mental and Emotional Health

November 18th, 2016 By Justin Faerman Guest writer for Wake Up World When considering the health benefits of the foods we eat in the West, we tend to …

Design thinking as a strategy: How understanding innovation creates innovation

Business strategies – especially in the tradition sense – are rather pushy. If you have a product, your strategy is to explain why a customer should use it.<p>Design thinking as a strategy flips this. Instead of forcing a product on customers, instead, it sees things from the customer’s perspective. A …

Design

Studios 18 / Sanjay Puri Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated on an undulating site in the deserts of Ras, Rajasthan, India, Studios 18 apartments are a part …

Housing

Future tech, total protection: Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD camera

We’d like to introduce you to the world’s first home security robot, the iCamPRO FHD Home Security Camera.<p>Far more than just a home security camera, the iCamPRO is a magic 8 ball-shaped security robot designed with built-in artificial intelligence to see, hear and track intruders. For a limited …

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day here

TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day this Thursday, June 2 from the Showbox SoDo in Seattle.<p>The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding …

Here’s What Happens When Your Job Candidates Have Bad Experiences

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Cool Inventions Playlist

Get the scoop on supersmart machines and the inventors behind cool gadgets in these YouTube videos curated by Nat Geo Kids!<p>Who inspires you?<p>Three hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube <i>every</i> <i>minute!</i> That's a lot of video to sort through. Luckily, National Geographic Kids has done the work for …

Inventions

Starting May 16, Entrepreneurs Can Raise Money in a Whole New Way. Here's What You Need to Know.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Monday, May 16, 2016, will be a very big day in the world of crowdfunding.<p>More people will be able to invest in entrepreneurs through crowdfunding than they were just the day before. And that means that more entrepreneurs with more …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

Floating House / Nha Dan Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located within a new residential development in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, the house is threatened by …

9 Steps to Effective Startup Marketing on Day 1

You have your product, you know everything about it, and you’re ready to get it to market. There is just one issue: you have no idea how to …

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business owners and intrapreneurs hold themselves back …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Let Us Grow New Human Eyes

Scientists grow new cornea material that restores some sight to blind rabbits in an experiment.<p>A breakthrough in stem cells just brought us much closer to lab-grown human eyeballs.<p>Biologists led by Kohji Nishida at Osaka University in Japan have discovered a new way to nurture and grow the many …

Stem Cells

Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Google's online office suite and storage service is now the tool of choice for many. Find out why.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

11 time-saving Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? <i>Am I back in seventh grade?</i><p>No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that …

10 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read | Inc.com

Stepping into a management role for the first time can be scary.<p>It doesn't help that there's a ton of conflicting management advice out there, and sifting through it could take years.<p>That's why we recommend starting with these 10 books, which offer practical insights on leading a team.<p>We didn't …

Self-improvement

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy.<p>So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on …

AdWords

A Powerful 7-Part Outline to Create Your Business Plan | Inc.com

Executive Summary<p>Big Picture View<p>Business you are trying to build (What do you want your business to look like in three to five years?)<br>• Exit strategy (What do you imagine you will want to do once you've built this successful business? Will you sell it? Scale it? Own it passively?)<br>• Mission, vision, …