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In Praise of the World's Most Collectible Watch

Explaining the enduring appeal of the Rolex Daytona.<p>On the night of November 10, 2013, a stainless steel wristwatch broke records when it was sold in a Geneva auction room for over one million dollars. This watch wasn't owned by any great actor, musician, or racing driver, nor was it laden with …

Peter Thiel's very negative - and very useful - advice for entrepreneurs

Maybe you can tell something about the Zeitgeist of the business world by looking at what business people are reading at airports. In the …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

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Industrial Apartment Design With Touches Of Various Styles

This apartment is located in a 1960s condo, and it was remodeled by its owner. The interior is industrial, modern and kind of philosophical. The …

Top 5 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Those who know me know I’m rapidly becoming a fan of TED presentations, not only as the embodiment of “ideas worth sharing,” but as a format for presentation that would benefit every entrepreneur. Be sure to check out my prior article on fellow contributor Carmine Gallo and his book <i>Talk like TED</i> …

Daddy's Girl: How An African 'Princess' Banked $3 Billion In A Country Living On $2 A Day

LAST DECEMBER Isabel dos Santos commemorated her tenth wedding anniversary to Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo with a party. Subtlety wasn’t on the menu. She jetted in dozens of friends and relatives from as far as Germany and Brazil, who joined with hundreds of local guests in Angola for three …

How a French rail company spent £12bn on trains that are "too wide"

<b>Name:</b> Le Train<p><b>Age:</b> Very new.<p><b>Appearance:</b> At a standstill.<p><b>Le train. Let me guess – French trains are in the news?</b> Quel cleverness, mon petit chou! Yes, they are.<p><b>Et pourquoi?</b> Because the French train company SNCF just took delivery of the 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of £12.1bn and discovered …

Defining The Six Tiger Countries Of Southeast Asia: Workforce Characteristics And Talent Management Implications

If you have ever had the opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia, most likely you have come to appreciate that the 10 countries grouped under the “Southeast Asia” banner are more notable for their diversity than their similarities. Home to 630 million people, hundreds of languages and dialects, and …

Meet The 10 Billionaire Tycoons Who Rule Their Countries' Economies

From his perch in a 108,000 square-foot mansion carved into the bluffs overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili lords over his homeland.<p>The only billionaire in Georgia, Ivanishvili is worth $5.2 billion, equivalent to 32% of his country’s GDP. He has bankrolled universities, medical …

Last orders at restaurant that invented tiramisu

The dessert is said to have been invented in the 1970s by the mother of the current owner of Le Beccherie, a restaurant in the northern Italian town of Treviso<p>The Italian restaurant credited with inventing tiramisu – one of the country’s most loved and imitated gastronomic exports – is being forced …

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3-D Technology May Someday Print Up New Livers: Health

3-D printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for the space station may one day produce human organs at a hospital near …

At $19 Billion, WhatsApp Is Worth More Than Under Armour, Xerox And These Other Storied Brands

The $19 billion that Facebook has committed to purchasing WhatsApp is basically unprecedented. It’s an absolutely mind-blowing sum of money to pay to a five year-old company with just 55 employees. It works out to about $350 million <i>per employee</i>.<p>After that sinks in, consider this: A small team of …

Why Singapore's Economy Is Heading For An Iceland-Style Meltdown

In 2007, Iceland was celebrated for attaining the world’s highest standard of living according to the U.N.’s annual Human Development Index report. In less than a generation, the tiny North Atlantic island had transformed from a traditional fishing and tourism-based economic backwater into a …

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From A Navy SEAL

You have to be extra tough mentally to be an entrepreneur. While thinking about it, I realized that it’s really not that different from the toughness required and trained into America’s elite military force of Navy SEALs, who are known to be cool under fire, able to sense danger before it’s too …

How to play Blizzard’s Hearthstone on your tablet right now

<i>Update: Hearthstone is available as an iPad app now in certain countries. Find out more here.</i><p>Hearthstone is a very good digital collectible card game, but it has one drawback: You have to play it on PC or Mac since developer Blizzard hasn’t released a mobile version yet.<p>Sure, Hearthstone is in the …

Quick Drive: Honda Turbo Engines and Future Powertrain Tech

Replacing Displacement: The Power of Turbocharging<p>Honda recently invited us to its research center and test track at Tochigi, Japan, to preview a number of powertrain technologies the company is working on and which will likely see production in the future.<p>While we can only offer limited …

The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs Right Now

Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 7.6% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.<p>With this in mind, Forbes set out to determine which master’s …

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published “Why Smart Executives Fail” 8 years ago.<p>In it, he shared some of his research on what over 50 former high-flying companies – like Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, Rubbermaid, and Schwinn …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to Hong Kong'

<b>Chinese authorities have uncovered a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by smugglers.</b><p>The tunnel, with concrete walls and interior lighting, started under a garage near the city of Shenzhen and stretched for 40m (130ft) under a river and into reed-beds in Hong Kong.<p>The …

How To Be A Super-Achiever: The 10 Qualities That Matter

What do actor Alec Baldwin, game-show champion Ken Jennings and baseball icon Yogi Berra have in common?<p>That’s what husband-and-wife duo Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield set out to discover. For their upcoming book <i>The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well</i>, …

When Smart People are Bad Employees

<i>Written by Ben Horowitz, cofounder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park, Calif.</i><p>“And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin’ wrong<br>You been puttin’ up with my sh*! just way too long<br>I’m so gifted at findin’ what I don’t like the most<br>So I think it’s time for us to have a …

The Worst CEO Screw-Ups Of 2013

Which CEOs made the most egregious errors in 2013? We’ve compiled a diverse roster this year. These bosses’ mistakes cover a range of behavior, from obliterating their companies’ stock value to making appallingly offensive statements that brought ridicule on them and in one case a boycott of the …

The 10 best films of 2013 – readers' choice

Last week we asked readers to send nominations for their favourite films of the year. We've received close to 1,000 votes, with a clear winner; the film in first place took nearly twice as many votes as the film in third place. The film in second place, meanwhile, was quite a surprise – and …

Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous And Is Always Taxable

Bitcoin is surrounded by questions. While I can’t answer most questions, I can answer the questions related to tax. The most important answer is yes – bitcoin is entirely taxable and no it is not anonymous.<p>The beauty of bitcoin is that it’s distributed and there’s a public record of every …

China's Newest City: We Call It 'Detroit'

Detroit, broke with almost no prospects for recovery, is the fourth most popular U.S. destination for Chinese real estate investors. In fact, it was bad news—the city’s July 18 bankruptcy filing—that triggered renewed interest. “While the bankruptcy is viewed as a bad thing elsewhere, it raised the …

The Qantas Crisis Is All About A Business Kicking Own Goals

Businesses fail for lots of reasons but if Qantas Airways, an Australian icon as much as an airline, collapses, it will be worthy of a chapter in management text books under the heading: Own Goals.<p>Specifically, Qantas is guilty of kicking two goals into its own net. The first one was not an …

Do Employers Really Care About Your College Grades?

The short answer: Yes.<p>A much-circulated story in <i>The Harvard Crimson</i> this week got people talking about how much college grades matter. According to the <i>Crimso</i>n, Jay M. Harris, Harvard’s Dean of Admissions, admitted that the median grade Harvard awards students is an A-, and the most frequently given …

Sperm whale explodes as man tries to open stomach - video

Whaling fleet completes coastal 'research' not covered in international court of justice ruling against Antarctic hunt<p>Published: 17 Jun 2014<p>Greenpeace says idea of sustainable commercial whaling is 'rubbish', while governments say ICJ ban must be respected<p>Published: 10 Jun 2014<p>Shinzo Abe's remarks …

Australian personal trainer debunks those infuriating 'before and after' weight loss pictures

Mel, an Australian personal trainer and owner of MelVFitness, was fed up with misleading “Before and After” pictures used to sell fitness programs …