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The Best Country in the World? Survey Says It’s Switzerland

Between seemingly nonstop political jolts and springlike winter days, the world has felt like a pretty unstable place lately. As news alerts buzz your phone and temperatures fluctuate wildly from day to day, you may ask yourself, are there any stable places left in the world?<p>The answer is yes. So, …

Human Rights

What I Learned From Tickling Apes

TICKLING a juvenile chimpanzee is a lot like tickling a child. The ape has the same sensitive spots: under the armpits, on the side, in the belly. He opens his mouth wide, lips relaxed, panting audibly in the same “huh-huh-huh” rhythm of inhalation and exhalation as human laughter. The similarity …

Chimpanzees

Health Net being acquired by Centene in $6.8 billion deal - Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Angela Mueller <br>– Reporter, St. Louis Business Journal<p>Jul 2, 2015, 3:19pm PDT<p>Los Angeles-based managed care provider Health Net is being acquired …

Health Care

The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Create It | Inc.com

Here's the problem with predicting the future: We are always lousy at it.<p>Sure, it is usually folly to look at current conditions--rising employment and low interest rates--and say it will be this way forever.<p>Things usually evolve slowly.<p>Usually.<p>But history is filled with countless dramatic shifts. …

Entrepreneurship

50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed in 2015 | Inc.com

For entrepreneurs, everything you need for great success is at your fingertips, and you don't even need to leave your home office to secure your spot as a bona fide entrepreneur. The year might be (almost) halfway over, but summer is prime season for startup achievements.<p>Bookmark these 50 websites …

Small Business

How This Designer Set Out to Cure Your Aching Back

David Malina's firm had to overcome a series of challenges to create one of the best-designed products of 2015.<p>Designing a sustainable piece of furniture is one thing. Designing one that can hold 300 pounds is another. Such was the challenge for David Malina, the founder of the Santa Barbara, …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur Raised $70 Million by Ignoring Some Popular Startup Advice | Inc.com

In 2007, Allen Lau stepped into a coffee shop in his hometown of Toronto to meet with his business partner, Ivan Yuen. The topic of discussion that day: Decide what to do with Wattpad, their struggling business. When Lau sat down, he pushed his coffee to the center of the table and said to Yuen, "I …

Venture Capital

5 Predictions for the Future of Social Media

By 2016, we are expected to be north of 2 billion social media users.<p>2015 has been called a record-breaking year for social media sites, and the title is no short of reality. Every year, almost 200 million people are signing up, and by 2016, we are expected to be north of two billion social media …

Marketing

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

With a net worth of $80 billion, Bill Gates happens to be the richest man on the planet. More than that, though, many are drawn to Gates and his ideas due to his everyday demeanor and down-to-earth presentation style.<p>In coaching a number of high-level executives on presentations in the last two …

Public Speaking

Forget Mission Statements. You Need a Manifesto Instead | Inc.com

No one ever talks about mission statements anymore.<p>Apparently, they've become too old school-something you write down, plaster to an oak board, hang in the reception area, and then forget about forever. It's better to do the mission than to just create a mission statement. It's better to act …

Project Management

Become a Master Networker: 5 Quick Tips

Networking advice from Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, and Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

Networking

British Innovation: Programmatic Audio Adoption In The UK

When WPP’s programmatic arm debuted Xaxis Audio last month, it did so with the intention that it would not be used in isolation.<p>“For us it’s another …

Have surfers discovered the future of sustainable design?

Like many athletes, surfers — and the manufacturers who produce their expensive boards — are very particular about their equipment.<p>Even minute …

42 New Food Tech & Agtech Funding Opportunities Launch in 2014

Image via philmckinney.comFunding for the food tech and agtech space is exploding. In 2014, a whopping 42 new funding opportunities launched (up from …

Venture Capital

Jamming for Innovation – What is a Jam?

The Workspace And MiWay Announce Entrepreneur Competition<p>To celebrate their collaboration at Village Road, The Workspace and MiWay are launching a …