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34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful | Inc.com

1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 minutes per year (25 X 365). Sadly, my guess is we're wasting far more …

Motivation

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

The Next Generation Of Personas

I was recently talking with Scott Levine, SVP Strategy at Kern (an Omnicom agency), about the need for personas to evolve if they are to continue to drive relevant marketing decisions. Below is Levine’s perspective on what personas are, the challenges associated with using traditional personas, and …

UX Design

Hydrogen cars are here, but should you put one in your driveway?

With the recent arrival of the Honda Clarity, there are now three automakers offering cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The first was the Hyundai …

Alternative Fuel

7 Top VCs Say These Communication Skills Will Set You Apart

The <i>New York Times</i> and CB Insights partnered this week to publish a list of the top 20 “winningest” venture capitalists in the world. I’ve personally interviewed some of the investors who made the <i>New York Times</i> list and I’ve followed the others. Seven of the top 20 have made notable remarks on the …

Venture Capital

7 Reasons Starbucks Launched A Subscription Service

The transaction economy is fast being replaced by the subscription economy. Instead of buying one song at a time, many music fans are subscribing to sites like Rdio and Spotify to get their tunes.<p>Instead of buying movies, couch potatoes are subscribing to Netflix.<p>It is estimated that Amazon Prime …

China spent millions on a shady project to control the weather ahead of the Beijing Olympics — and dozens of other countries are doing it too

Their mission? Make it rain.<p>The project is part of a larger campaign of so-called weather modification techniques that the country has been using since at least 2008, when they claim to have cleared the skies for the Beijing Olympics by forcing the rain to come early.<p>China is far from the only …

Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo

An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, The Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun.<p>Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all …

GE fired up world’s largest commercial jet engine using 3D-printed metal parts

General Electric this month started testing the largest jet engine ever built, at its wooded test site near Peebles, Ohio. The new engine, the GE9X, is more efficient, more powerful, and more heat resistant than its predecessors. It’s also made with 3D-printed parts.<p>Its development marks another …

A storm of retail bankruptcies is rocking the US economy

Upon Bloomberg's propitious report, Aeropostale shares plunged 28% to 15 cents. It has been a penny stock since last September. The New York Stock Exchange, which had threatened the company with delisting, removed the stock before 2 p.m. today, and trading of the shares has been suspended.<p>Bloomberg:<p>…

UCI scientists stumble upon the key to never-ending batteries

What usually happens when someone goofs off at work? For most people this typically means missing a deadline or (at the very least) upsetting your …

Clean Energy

MIT researchers 3D-print robots that can literally walk off the printer when done

Though the sky has always been the limit regarding the innovation and advancement of 3D printing, a group of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science …

3D Printing

This $99 Device Transforms Any Smartphone Into a 3D Printer

This is seriously cool.<p>We keep hearing about the awesome applications of 3D printers, such as home-made braces (don’t actually try at home), toys, …

A College Student Has 3D-Printed His Own Braces For Less Than $60

Awesome idea... in theory.<p>A digital design student in New Jersey went viral over the weekend after 3D-printing his very own set of clear, orthodontic …

Kuiper Belt objects point the way to Planet 9

But what is perhaps most exciting is that their findings could help to narrow the range of Planet 9's possible location. Since each orbital resonance …

SnapCam Wearable HD Camera by iON

Share your world with your friends live with the SnapCam Wearable HD Camera by iON. Easily clipping onto your clothing or gear, this camera records …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

Amazon's global career site

Customer Obsession<p>Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay …

Are U.S. Airlines Repeating The Mistakes Of 1970s U.S. Automakers?

During a recent trip overseas with my family, we flew Aer Lingus on the outbound flight, and a traditional U.S. airline carrier for the return trip. Feeling guilty about so many nights away from home while speaking around the world, I cashed in enough frequent flyer miles for business class travel …

Automotive Industry

Lyft Makes Starbucks An Offer It Couldn't Refuse

When it comes to its hourly workers, Starbucks is one of the good guys. It offers decent wages and benefits, including a tuition benefit; it creates work schedules that don’t call for back-to-back graveyard and opening shifts. In addition, the company gets bonus points for not firing the worker …

Former CEO Turned CMO Shares Tips For Marketing Success In Tech Industry

What insight do C-level leaders have on the challenges of being a contemporary CMO? And what advice can they provide to aspiring CMOs? As part of my “CMO Insight Series,” I posed these questions to Jim Melvin, CMO at SevOne, an infrastructure performance monitoring company. As the former CEO of …

Chief Marketing Officers

Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

Why your daily schedule just isn't working for you (and how to fix it)

Is your Google Calendar overbooked with tons of microprojects? Does Trello take up hours of your day? Have you made so many lists that you can't even …

Project Management

Why the Apple Watch is a ‘Newton-Like’ Failure | Inc.com

I've been waiting for this moment for a few weeks now.<p>The Apple Watch is starting to remind me of the Apple Newton. If you compare the two devices, you might start seeing some similarities. At least the Newton had a clever name.<p>I made a snap judgement when I first tried the Watch, and it seems to …

South Korean Team KAIST Wins DARPA Robotics Challenge With Bipedal Wunderdroid

The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals is a tough contest. Designed encourage researchers to create robots that can handle multiple difficult environments and tasks including breaching a door, turning a valve, and negotiating obstacles, many robots entered but only one won – DRC-HUBO from a joint team …

Darpa robotics challenge: South Korea's humanoid nets team $2m

Try, Robot: Darpa contest sends new humanoids into 'nuclear reactor'<p>Read more<p>On Saturday evening, with their sleek humanoid robot DRC-Hubo, a team of roboticists and engineers from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, won $2m from the R&D arm of the US …

Robotics

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

Wearable Tech

2018 Internet Trends Report

View a PDF of the Report<p>Stay updated. Receive a digest of KPCB’s best blogs, videos, and podcasts.<p>Kleiner Perkins partners with the brightest …

Entrepreneurship

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …