Ishan Pandey

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To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Management

The Furniture Launch Your Office Has Been Waiting For

an architectural vanishing act, the disappearance of the vernacular home

<b>ask any kid to draw a house, and chances are they’ll start with a rectangle and inevitably draw three lines on top —</b> <b>uncomplicated, but a realization</b> …

Read This Before You Pay For That Masters In Data Science Program

The rise of the “Data Scientist” job title has created unprecedented interest in data analytics careers. That’s good, and also bad.<p>Among the 300 or so articles that I’ve published, no topic draws readers like careers. One of my career posts has been viewed well over 200,000 times, dominating over …

Data Science

Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows

Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken<p>The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows.<p>The 1.5C …

Climate Change

Cities Need To Transition To Circular Economies: Google Wants To Help

The company has made strides in making its own operations and buildings focus on reuse and recycling–now it wants to apply the lessons it has learned to urban environments.<p>Cities–home to half the world’s population–are already ahead of national governments in meeting goals to cut carbon emissions. …

Sustainability

3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Bill Gates

Even if you think big, work hard, and want it badly enough, you can still fail — here's where everyone goes wrong

Deep down, most of us want to be top performers. We want to have that dream career or business and live a rich life.<p>But somewhere along the line, most people become what they fear the most: average. Good, but not great.<p>What's going on? Why do so many people settle?<p>According to most self-help books …

The Internet of Things is sending us back to the Middle Ages

by Joshua AT Fairfield — in Lifestyle Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through …

This Faucet Finish Isn't As Popular As You Might Think

Basically, these are the countertops, faucets, and floors you should seriously consider for your kitchen renovation<p>Home builders see it all: our breakdowns over languishing permits, our desperation as we wash dishes in the bathtub . . . oh, and the rise and fall of design trends. Perhaps one year, …

9 homes Louis Kahn designed in and around Philly - Curbed Philly

Within Louis Kahn’s short-lived yet illustrious career, he only designed nine residences, and all of them are located in the Philadelphia region.<p>From the stunning Kahn Korman House in Fort Washington—his final and biggest home—to the restored Clever House in Cherry Hill, Kahn's homes are intimate …

Living Rooms

Ideas for Tackling Small Kitchen Storage Shortages in Style

A perpetual curse of the small apartment is the small kitchen, and a perpetual curse of the small kitchen is lack of storage. Sure, only having 18 …

Why This Insta-Famous Cartoon Site Is a Must-Follow for Architects Photos

Architecture and cartoons might not be two things you’d expect to see together, but for Instagram-famous site the Leewardists, they’re a perfect pair. Founded by Anuj Kale, a Pune, India–based architect, the site has been churning out hilarious creations for the past two and half years, racking up …

366-square-foot apartment gets space-saving renovation

Designed by Hong Kong firm NCDA<p>Local firm NCDA has turned a small apartment in Hong Kong into a more efficient home for its owner by creating a loft space above the dining space.<p>Nicknamed the Mini Treehouse, the original floorplan measured 34 square meters, or about 366 square feet, and included a …

5 things I had to give up to be successful

An uncomfortable but powerful truth that took most of my 20s to internalize: There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter …

Motivation

Handsome modern house perches above Lake Michigan

Designed by NYC-based firm Desai Chia<p>Three offset structures make up this dynamic home overlooking Lake Michigan in the county of Leelanau in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Designed by New York City-based architecture firm Desai Chia (of this Dutchess County prefab glass house), …

How to turn an idea into a dream job – by people who have done it

Three entrepreneurs tell how – starting from scratch – they created their successful businesses<p><b>What was your idea?</b><br>When I was in my final year at Brighton, a girlfriend and I decided to cycle across the UK for charity. At first I was worried about city riding. I was doing the final year of a product …

Entrepreneurship

5 Surprising Lessons We Can Learn from Roger Federer, Oldest and Wisest of Tennis Champions

What we can learn from a life built on values.<p>Roger Federer is an original. He has designed the life he loves, often doing what is counterintuitive to being a champion. He is a family man. He is too old to be a tennis champion. He is a calm, modest personality, even though he is the longest …

Tennis

5 spectacular houses made of stone!

If you are looking to give your dream home that extra edge with natural materials & a striking yet uncomplicated appearance, stone is your best bet. …

Living Rooms

Everything Architects Need to Know About Fiber Cement Cladding

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is fiber cement cladding. If you’re looking for the perfect fiber cement panels for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Architecture

10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

This column is authored by professional writer & author, JohnThe post 10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp appeared first on …

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Getting Funded

She who owns the financial model owns the deal.<p><i>What is the best advice for women entrepreneurs in terms of funding? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bonnie Foley-Wong, CEO Pique</b> …

Venture Capital

Artificial intelligence is going to change every aspect of your life — here's how to invest in it (NVDA, GOOGLE, INTC, QCOM)

You've probably heard of artificial intelligence by now. It's the technology powering Siri, driverless cars, and that creepy Facebook feature that automatically tags your friends when you upload photos.<p>But what is AI, why are people talking about it now, and what will it mean for your everyday …

This Company Is Cashing In On India's E-Commerce Boom

On the Internet, nothing travels faster than a tip on how to score a bargain.<p>With online sales growing in India, and price-sensitive Indian consumers looking at ways to shave costs, Internet merchants are offering discounts to anyone willing to punch in a secret coupon code and sign up as a member …

eCommerce

12 Fearless Founders on Where They Find Inspiration

Hint: It's not standing around a whiteboard.<p>The founders who made <i>Inc.'</i>s list of the 25 most disruptive startups of 2017 know a groundbreaking idea when they see one. They're working on everything from growing diamonds in a lab to transporting people from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes. So …

Startups

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful

The best leaders use purpose as a business and life enhancer.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to …

insanely

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Immune System

Swinging ’70s home with soaring spaces asks $1.4M

The Salt Lake City rambler frames views of Mount Olympus<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Salt Lake City, Utah<p><b>Price:</b> $1,400,000<p>This 1970s home …

Your very own rooftop bar in this midcentury modern Broadview home

Walls of windows bring Puget Sound inside<p>Tucked away in a wooded area on the north edge of Broadview is a midcentury modern home that not only soaks in the forest around it, but sweeping views of the mountains and sound.<p>Those views come in from every room—starting at the front door. Even standing …