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15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street. You should be interviewing the employer just as much as they’re interviewing you …

Employment

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

Self-improvement

How two Harvard Business School students turned a class trip into a billion-dollar company

Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn turned their five-day Silicon Valley Immersion trip into CloudFlare, a flagship member of the "unicorn club" with a billion-dollar valuation and over 2 million customers. Co-founded with Lee Holloway, the company now handles 5% of all Web traffic with over 500 …

Startups

The 9 Books Every Boss Should Read | Inc.com

There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed to read nine books about managing people? (Why nine and not 10? I'll explain at the end of the post.)<p>After giving it a lot of thought, here are the …

Leadership

The Apple Watch is a misunderstood bridge to the future

The first Apple Watch reviews came out this week, and they weren't great.<p>Reviewers did praise the design and the way it lets you leave your phone in your pocket more, and blogger John Gruber had a great non-cynical take on the "taptic" communications, which lets you send little taps and a …

Artificial Intelligence

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Social Media or SEO: Which Is More Important to Your Business?

Back in the day, well optimised sites with a multitude of keyword-rich backlinks were seen as the only way of getting your website ranking in the …

Public Relations

The Total-Body Dynamic Tension Workout

A recent survey showed that most young and middle-aged men felt self-conscious about poor muscle mass in their chest, shoulders and abs. They wanted …

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth

And how good an investor is Warren Buffett really? We've put together some facts that really put him in perspective.

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

The Post-Holiday Sales You Need to Know About

Shopping may be the last thing you want to do once the holidays are over—after all, you've just spent endless hours schlepping through the stores …

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress

When Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop in August of 2013, no one seemed sure what the next step would be. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO …

Report: Google wants to build Android Auto directly into cars

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>If you want to buy a car that gets all of its entertainment, navigation and other data directly from Google, …

This DIY hoverboard combines ingenuity and four leaf blowers

Let's all just be honest here for a moment: Who among us hasn't wanted to strap an array of leaf blowers to our feet in hopes that we could float in mid-air. Oh. No? Well then, at least one person saw the untapped potential of those raucous foliage movers. According to <i>CNET's</i> Crave blog, Austin, …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Military

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Dolby Atmos

How to fold the world-record-setting paper airplane "Suzanne"

Here's John M Collins narrating the technique he used to create "Suzanne," his world-championship-winning paper airplane, which set a distance record …

World's Coolest Offices 2014

Meet the workplaces of your dreams. Sun-splashed atriums, sprawling outdoor verandas, and cozy, color-saturated nooks are some of the hallmarks of the most remarkable offices in the world.<p>Beats Electronics: Vivid Hues Grow Up<p>Beats Electronics: Vivid Hues Grow Up<p>When setting out to design a fresh …

Architecture

5 Tips to Great Public Speaking | Inc.com

Inspiring. Confident. Humorous. Motivational. Honest. Engaging. Powerful.<p>These words are used to describe great speeches. If you are preparing to give a presentation or a speech, you'll need to hone your speaking skills before that day comes. Follow this easy recipe for great delivery.<p>It includes …

Public Speaking

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Tim Ferriss, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality?<p>I'm not talking more customers, nor more …

Richard Branson to Young Entrepreneurs: 'Just Do It' | Inc.com

Through the decades, entrepreneur Richard Branson has not lost that certain wunderkind vibe about him and the way he runs his brand. This aura makes him especially inspiring to entrepreneurs who are looking to start young.<p>“Most young people with good ideas … will find that 99 percent of people will …

Entrepreneurship

A Predictive Analytics Primer

No one has the ability to capture and analyze data from the future. However, there is a way to predict the future using data from the past. It’s called predictive analytics, and organizations do it every day.<p>Has your company, for example, developed a customer lifetime value (CLTV) measure? That’s …

Step Inside The Swankiest New Hotel In New York City

Housed inside the near-complete condo One57 on 57th Street, Park Hyatt is 25 floors of sheer elegance and opulence.<p>Rumor has it Park Hyatt New York could become the first new five-star hotel in New York in more than 11 years. The rating is determined by the venerable Forbes Travel Guide, which will …

Hospitality

How will we power our wearables in the future? Think body heat, human sweat, trapped light

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / Neil Harbisson<p>Neil Harbisson is pretty easy for most people to spot. He’s got a 12-inch metal antenna that …

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

If you read my Forbes article “Move Over, Resume, You’ve Been Replaced,” you understand why your bio (I call it a 3D brand bio) is the most powerful personal branding tool you have. And in the digital world, the most important version of your bio is your LinkedIn summary. This will likely be read …

Tesla mines gold in Silver State

Nevada's economic incentives for<p>Tesla Motorswon the state a coveted battery factory and an estimated 6,500 jobs, but at one of the highest costs a state has ever paid to lure a company — nearly $1.3 billion.<p>The lavish dowry reaffirms Tesla chief<p>Elon Musk's reputation as a maestro of public …

Tesla

10 Things You Must Know About Traditional IRAs

The traditional IRA is one of the best options in the retirement-savings toolbox. You can open a traditional IRA at a bank or a brokerage, and the …