Connie H. Chow

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Cryptocurrency boom stalls as regulators focus on ICOs

Initial coin offerings involve selling a number of crytographic tokens to investors at the launch of a project<p>The latest cryptocurrency boom is beginning to stall as regulators worldwide turn their attention to the “initial coin offerings”, which have driven a precipitous rise in the sector’s …

Cryptocurrency

4 Lessons Learned from a True Laborer

Labor Day represents more than just BBQs and the unofficial end to summer. Here are the lessons we can learn from true laborers.<p>For many us, Labor Day means a long weekend filled with BBQs, last-minute getaways and soaking up the last bit of summer sunlight. And it's easy to forget the holiday …

Forget about work and keep a dream diary: how to think creatively

Ditch the brainstorming sessions and make time for knitting, cycling or just plain idling if you want to be more creative<p>Most of us know that creativity is not just for artists – it has always been key to entrepreneurial success. Pushing heretical ideas, having a unique vision, thinking …

How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

When we’re inspired, our work hums. We have a sense of purpose, buoyed by the feeling that our talents are being put to good use. We’re doing what we <i>should</i> be doing. And then, just like that, inspiration evaporates. Perhaps a negative comment from your boss deflated you or you’re not excited about …

10 things that immediately happen when real leadership shows up

"There are no bad teams, only bad leaders." ― Jocko Willink<p>What does the environment around you look like?<p>Is it obvious to you and everyone else what …

Why Amazon’s a Threat to Mastercard and Visa

By<p>July 25, 2017 4:02 p.m. ET<p>Visa and Mastercardhate cash, which is why they love that more people are shopping online. The rise of Amazon.com has …

Five Steps to Nailing Your Product Launch in the Digital Age

Ameeta Soni, experienced marketing executive and business consultant, shares her tips to ensure your product launch goes as smoothly as possible.<p>You've done it. After months of development, scads of iterations, testing, trial, error, frustration, and sleepless nights, your new product is finally …

How Googlers Avoid Burnout (and Secretly Boost Creativity)

Adam*, is an engineer on Google’s self-driving car project (now its own division, called Waymo). He says the daily pace of work borders on fanatical. …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

13 Signs You Are Totally Still In Love With Your Ex

Yes, we're talking to you 👀<p>You may have technically broken up months (or even years) ago, but that doesn’t mean your heart necessarily got the …

HomeKit light bulbs to start from $12 as Ikea announces smart lighting compatibility

The ability to use Siri and a single app to control your smart home technology makes HomeKit compatibility almost a must these days, but so far that has not come cheap – as both Zac and myself discovered. Smart bulbs from the market leader Philips mostly cost $30 per bulb for white and $50 for …

Home Automation

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Research shows that people focus on 8 specific behaviors in evaluating your personality. Be ready for them so that you can make a strong impression.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

Psychology

The Perfect Notebook Designed To Replace Those Productivity Apps (video)

If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of productivity applications you have on your smartphone and need a little clarity and focus you may be …

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

3 Reports Every Manager Should Have

Making sure your employees are in alignment with your organization's goals will be easier if you track their progress with these 3 reports.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> …

Management

This Famous Quote Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Leadership

When you think about it, this quote makes perfect business sense.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf coined the term "servant leadership" in the modern corporate setting when he wrote these famous words in his legendary essay <i>The Servant as Leader,</i> published in 1970. He said:<p>The servant-leader <i>is</i> servant first. It …

12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted …

Mindfulness

5 Unconventional Leadership Books You Need to Read

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."<p>"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."<i><br>―Margaret Fuller</i><p>Want to know one of the "secrets" to becoming a better leader? Become a more voracious reader.<p>One of the best ways to "stand on the shoulders of giants" is to read. We hear it all the time--that the most …

How The Most Successful Presenters Pitch Their Ideas

It’s not enough to simply deliver a message. I’m flattered when I get glowing feedback from the audience after a talk. When I deliver a keynote address, I know I need to inspire, entertain, educate and engage the audience. My keynote address is only successful if the audience gets new ideas, can …

3 Types of Vision Boards for Entrepreneurs

9 books that will give you something to talk about at any party you attend

Specifically, stealing an idea I found in a book and sharing it with a fellow guest. I love the "No way!" and "So cool!" I get when I talk about a weird fact or a new psychological finding I've just learned.<p>The truth is, you can find these fascinating tidbits in pretty much any book you pick up. …

Microsoft shows what Windows 10 will look like down the road

<i>Tom Hounsell via Twitter. Click for original.</i><p>Visual changes are coming to Windows 10. Looking past the upcoming Creators Update, Microsoft is working …

Windows 10

Out of This World Coffee

What if NASA made a coffee maker? This stellar concept called Dot/Dot explores this very question! Applying the design language of the aeronautic …

Can Chairs Really Be Smart? Wilkhahn’s Occo Can... - INDESIGNLIVE SINGAPORE | Daily Connection to Architecture and Design

Now that we’ve been freed from the shackles of our workstations by technology, workplace designers have tried all sorts of strategies for making the …

Singapore

Five Qualities of a Mature Design Culture

Throughout your career as a designer, you’ll work for many organisations, each with varying levels of design maturity. It’s important to enjoy the …

UX Design

Giugiaro Design brings its design language to the Seiko Astron

A modern version of the famous 1983 quartz chronograph.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>15<p>Seiko's new SSE121 pays tribute to a very important …

Mercedes previews the future of its compact sedan line with the Concept A

The concept teases the future of the CLA.<p>The CLA has proven to be a big hit for the Mercedes brand and now the luxury automaker is ready to preview …

The First Step to Making Cities Smarter

The only thing worse than a red light is not knowing when it’s going to change. In fact, some are so long they’ll leave you wondering if it’s going …

3 Simple And Effective Steps To Dominate Negotiations

What are the three keys to negotiating success?<p>If you’ve ever been in a position to negotiate, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. You use the latest body language tricks, eye contact, and careful word choice, which leave you feeling not like yourself. Is there a way to negotiate from a place of …

Leadership