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7 reasons you should boost your tech skills, even if you don't work in tech

I started playing Reader Rabbit when I was five and was using MS-DOS-based PCs from before Windows 3.1 was even <i>released</i> (totally just dated myself with that one…). I started using the internet in the mid-90s, and by the time I hit college, I had taught myself the basics of how to code.<p>But not …

Tech Industry

Your 90-Day Plan To Becoming An Entrepreneur

Here are some things you can do this month and even this week in order to launch your company this quarter.<p>Maybe you’ve been thinking about launching your own company for a long time. Or maybe you’re just staring at your cubicle walls for the zillionth time but only now starting to consider …

Fintech Steemit Migrating Servers To Amazon Unveils Ambitious Blockchain Roadmap

Steemit, creators of the world’s fastest growing decentralized social media platform, has unveiled today what it describes as a “comprehensive roadmap” detailing improvements to its blockchain, company structure and website. As part of its plans Steemit is to migrate its servers this first quarter …

West Africa now has its own digital currency

<i>Correction: The original version of this story referred to the West African eCFA using blockchain-based technology. It does not.</i><p>Senegal will soon begin using a digital currency in 2017. It’s another opportunity for financial technology (fintech) to help emerging markets leapfrog traditional banking …

West Africa

3 Ways to Use Design Principles to Create a Better Company Culture

Put others at the center of your work and you will touch their heart.<p>Business is all about people. This is what I learned from Alan Mulally, former Ford CEO, who not only saved Ford Motor Company from bankruptcy but saw employee satisfaction double during his tenure in Dearborn. So--how do you make …

Why every office should scrap its clean desk policy

<i>iStock</i><p>Economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup<p>The 5S system of …

Articles about 5 scandinavian sites we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that …

French 'old boys' network' far worse than Britain's, book claims

Left, right or centre, France's politicians are a ruling elite that resembles an ancien regime desperately clinging to its privilege and power, …