Ben Akindileni

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How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth?

The differences between buying and renting are massive. According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner’s net worth was $195,400, while that of renter’s was $5,400. The data reflects 2013 and the next survey of household finances, which is conducted every three years, will be out in 2016. …

Real Estate

9 Idiotic Office Rules That Drive Everyone Insane

Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order.<p>I understand the temptation. As TalentSmart has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted …

The Workplace

Your Next Vacation Destination Might Be The Best Place To Start A Company

I sipped espresso with a fellow entrepreneur yesterday morning as we waded into the ocean to watch the sun rise over the Florida Keys. You’d think this was more of a vacation experience, but this founder has decided to call Key West his home.<p>I can’t blame him. The beaches are beautiful and the …

Las Vegas

5 Tips For Making Parental Leave Good For Your Small Business

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world where women aren’t guaranteed at least some time off to care for their newborn children. This impacts all women but especially those who work in small businesses. The Family Medical Leave Act provides workers 12 weeks of unpaid leave but exempts …

Small Business

The Best And Worst Countries To Be Young

What if the defining clash of the 21st century is not between nations or religions but rather between generations? This is the question posed by Youthonomics, a new Paris based think tank dedicated to elevating the young. This query is perhaps extreme. However, in a paper introducing their …

Nobel Prize
São Paulo
Identity Theft

Skype gets shareable conversation links for easy invites

Need to invite someone to join a Skype session? Well, that task just got a lot easier. The video-chatting app added a new feature that lets you invite folks to join a conversation with a shareable link. All you have to do is nab the URL, send it to the person and they can click it to join. What's …


Vector targets fashionistas with pretty smartwatches that last 30 days on one charge

Despite their recent surge in popularity, smartwatches can be traced back more than two decades–when the likes of Timex Datalink (in 1994) or Samsung’s “watch phones” (in 1999) helped plant the seeds for future innovations.<p>However, the modern smartwatch era was kickstarted, so to speak, in 2013, by …

Valve Steam Link review: Better than a 50-foot HDMI cable

Steam Machines are finally here -- real gaming PCs designed to live in your entertainment center and play the role of hardcore gaming console. There's just one problem: I've never wanted one. Don't get me wrong: Valve's quest to drag PC gaming into the living room is awesome, but I already <i>have</i> an …

Steam Machines