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Who’s The Best Person To Fast-Track Your Career?

You need someone up top to pull you up. And they’re not going to be a mentor.<p>You may already know that you can find a mentor if you put your tentacle to it. But even more crucial for your career are <b>sponsors</b>–high-status people who can pull you up to their strata.<p>How much so?<p>As Quartz reports, having …

The One Thing Behind Tesla's Success

All hail the Model S.<p>The all-electric sedan from Tesla Motors is a winner. The Model S outsold Porsche, Fiat, Buick, Jaguar, Land Rover and five other companies in California, according to a report in QZ. It also outscored every other car in tests conducted by Consumer Reports. And just recently, …

The Steep Psychological Price of Starting Your Own Company

Too High?<p>The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship<p>Inc.<p>“Fake it until you make it” might sound like a manageable way to approach your entrepreneurial efforts, but it’s also worth considering this man-riding-a-lion analogy from EnSite Solutions CEO Toby Thomas: “People look at him and think, ‘This …

Ukraine: a tough autumn ahead | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Kiev is bracing for a shaky autumn, hoping its finances and economy can hold up.<p>Figures this week reveal that central bank reserves …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

The 4 Questions That Help You See–And Dominate–A Market Opportunity

Julie Pickens’ natural baby wipes company, Boogie Wipes, was such a hit she’s now giving P&G innovation lessons.<p>You’ve heard the story before.<p>It’s a generic narrative with a thousand faces, a sort of entrepreneurial “hero’s journey.” A woman stops working to take care of her children and is exposed …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Apple’s Declaration of Values: Simplify, Perfect, Delight

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred …

Apple

Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics

Instead of waiting until the end of the year for Google's annual Zeitgeist, you can now find out what's trending in any given month with a new Top Charts feature from Google Trends. Updated monthly and going back to 2004, Top Charts is built on the Knowledge Graph, so it's smart enough to house …

3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

Yes, commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace, Jeff Bezos, and Arianna Huffington show us, some platitudes can save your life.<p>After the cherry blossoms have fallen from their branches in rising temperatures of the late springtime, we are every year …

6 Questions About Living an Extraordinary Life

You deserve to achieve your dreams.<p>I've learned that the quality of the questions you ask yourself (and the questions I have asked the people I've …

Meet Deena Varshavskaya, CEO of Social Shopping Sensation Wanelo

Wanelo founder and CEO Deena Varshavskaya seems kind of obsessed with Squishables. They’re spherical stuffed animals that come in varieties like …

Los Angeles

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

5 Things You Should Be Doing With Mobile And Data Right Now

By Cameron Clayton5 minute Read<p>Big data has enabled many firsts. It was used to develop the atomic bomb that ended WWII. It was used to put a man on …

Big Data

Bookshelf Staircase with Slide: Panorama House by Moon Hoon

Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon was hired by a large family to create a modern space that their four kids could play, read, and study, and well, …

10 Smart Quotes From 'Innovation Uncensored' Conference

Fast Company held a gathering of entrepreneurs, CEOs and those interested in business, media and technology at Terminal 5 in New York this week. A San Francisco version of the event is coming in the fall.<p>Here are some brilliant insights that came out of "Innovation Uncensored" in New York:<p>1. …

Starbucks CEO Schultz on digital innovation

More than anything else, technology will pave the way for innovative change at Starbucks.<p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz won't say what the Starbucks of the future will look like.<p>Or taste like. Or even smell like.<p>But even with his company rolling in record profits and record sales, with 18,000 stores …

Ten Steps To Greater Productivity At Work

As the economy ebbs along with our focus, we have more to do and less time to do it. Enter the productivity experts. Their guru is David Allen, author of the 2001 book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (GTD to its devotees). There's no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting …

Things I Carry: Tools for Cultivating a Creative Workplace

I spend my days at IDEO talking and working with people across all our various open-space buildings (we don’t have any hallways or closed offices). I …

Stanford to Work With EdX Open-Source Learning Platform

Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our <b>D10</b> interview with its president), but the school itself is now throwing …

Learning

Five Critical Team Members For Business Success

You know your customers. You have a killer product to sell. The business plan is set, strategy thoughtfully documented and funds are in place. You’re ready to go to market or even poised for explosive growth. But, are you surrounded by the best possible teammates to make the dream a reality?<p>In my …