Heather Smith

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Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>7 min read<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point …

High School Football

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched on April 18. After getting accustomed to its new …

James Webb Space Telescope

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Books

The Women Making Their Mark In Asia's Enterprises

<b>This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of our Emergent 25 — Click here for the full list.</b><p>What do Joanne Kua, a 33-year-old scion of a wealthy Malaysian family who is transforming her father’s staid insurance and finance business, and Indonesian grandmother Nurhayati Subakat, 67, who has pioneered …

Hong Kong

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.<p>The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications.<p>HTC has roped back the creator of its virtual reality …

Blockchain

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Discovered These Beautiful, Doomed, Purple Octopuses

These octopuses mamas are awaiting bleak fates.<p>Two miles below the waves off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, a team of geochemists in a subsea vehicle accidentally discovered hundreds of strange, beautiful purple octopus incubating their eggs. Deep sea biologists were stunned. "When I first saw …

Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain

Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto …

Blockchain

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.Is that really the best career guidance?People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I had learned these 7 lessons when I was younger. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life:<p>Health is priority #1<p>…

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

This 21-Year-Old's $10 Million Business Is Just Nuts (Literally)

Daniel Katz started his first business at the age of 12. Nine years later, he's on his way to building an empire.<p>Daniel Katz isn't good at sitting still. He gets up each day at 2:30 a.m. to do what he calls an hour-long "heavy workout," which, depending on the day, consists of lifting weights, …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Technical Experts Need to Get Better at Telling Stories

“If only we could tell our stories better,” is a refrain I hear often from people I work with in the science and technology community. And I understand why. In my experience, startup and technical business leaders don’t tell their innovation stories well. This is a huge missed opportunity. When …

Writing

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Cute Shoes Are Useless, and Other Lessons From Three Months Traveling the World

<i>The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work.</i><p>Our 52 Places Traveler, Jada Yuan, has spent the past three months on the road, visiting a new spot every week as she has traveled …

Queer Eye

Syria: What can Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump do?

<b>Emmanuel Macron says he and his allies will decide on a response to the presumed chemical weapon attack in Syria "at a time of our choosing". With the French president now talking daily to his American counterpart, Donald Trump, what role is France likely to play in any international response?</b><p>A …

Zuckerberg certainly convinced me - to log off Facebook for good, that is

I felt little more than distaste for the tech mogul. Then I saw him before Congress, and the effect was immediate<p>I hate Facebook as much as the next person, but prior to this week I had no intention of boycotting it. The gesture would, I told myself, be both meaningless and totally unrealistic. I …

Social Media

Republican Group Runs Ad Defending Mueller Investigation on ‘Fox And Friends’

Senate Judiciary panel to vote on bill to protect Mueller after reports Trump wanted him gone<p>If President Donald Trump was tuning into his favorite …

The 4 Best Tweets About Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Testimony: Which Is Your Favorite?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's trip to Congress held massive implications for the future of social media ... and plenty of comedic opportunity.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg came to Congress to testify before the Senate and House of Representatives, it seemed like all of America stopped to take note. It had …

The Happiest People Do Any of These 8 Things Every Day

Try any of these to increase your happiness levels at home or at work.<p><i>by</i><p>Chances are you landed here looking for practical, real-life advice to get …

Happiness

8 eye-catching marketing trends for social media in 2018

Marketing your business on social media works for one very good reason: everyone is there. But ‘everyone’ includes a lot of other marketers, which …

Marketing

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Here’s Xiaomi’s voice assistant, Xiao AI

Xiaomi has uploaded an English-subtitled video demonstrating Xiao AI, a voice assistant built specifically for Xiaomi phones. As you’ll see, it’s pretty similar in scope to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant, but is clearly tailored for the Chinese market with hooks into WeChat and so on.<p>Xiao …

Google Assistant

Bengaluru, India: a local’s top 10 tips

The hi-tech, high-altitude, high-energy city also known as Bangalore has smart bars, cool brunch joints, green spaces galore – and a pleasant climate<p>Think Bengaluru, and you think IT hub, call centres, silicon capital of India. It’s all of those things, but it’s also a very livable city. Over the …

England

Duvet Days: 6 employers weigh in on the millennial work perk

<b>There have been a lot of developments in the workplace over the past few years, with the millennial generation paving the way for change.</b><p>Want to go …

The Workplace