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How to Build a Successful Business Out of Lego | Inc.com

Airbnb has taught people to profitably share their house when they are not there. Ranan Lachman, CEO of Pley, is teaching children how to share by borrowing Lego sets and other creative toys. Families spend an average of $11,000 on toys for every child by the time they are 10 years old and only 5 …

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7 time management mistakes that are ruining your productivity

The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most of us fall prey to.<p>Learn how to master your time by making yourself aware of these time-wasting traps:<p>Do you insist on controlling or doing all the work …

Time Management

3 Simple Steps To Boost Your Memory

Information overload is killing your memory. Here’s how to make it better.<p>If we ever meet and then we meet a second time, and I greet you by saying, “Hey man,” it’s not because I’m an ultra casual kind of guy, it’s because I’ve forgotten your name.<p>But please, don’t feel bad. It’s not because you’re …

Memory Loss

Fan creates detailed LEGO replica of Uncle Scrooge's money bin

Some of us have fantasized about going for a swim in a gold-filled vault like Scrooge McDuck, but Carl Barks fan Dennis Steppe put his time to better …

Mobile Internet ‘unicorn’ companies now valued at $575B worldwide

The market value of mobile Internet unicorns — software companies valued at $1 billion or more by public or private investors — hit $575 billion in the first quarter of 2015.<p>So says a new report from Digi-Capital, a San Francisco-based mobile Internet advisory firm.<p>Digi-Capital believes there are …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

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What time do top CEOs wake up?

Investigating the bedtimes of high achievers in hopes of divining the secret of success sounds a bit like looking to a novelist's desk placement for the key to good writing. I want my characters to be believable – should I be facing the window? But there is no doubt that once you start examining …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

Building success: how thinking 'inside the brick' saved Lego

Lego was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a carpenter with a strong sense of craftsmanship and an irrepressible desire to please children. He …

Raspberry Pi: 10 weird innovations - Telegraph

How to Quickly & Easily Set Up a Webcam to Take Perfect Midair Shots Every Time

Getting shots of people in midair can be a source of fun and fascination, but making them requires either a fair investment in remote triggers or a …

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

6 Things Happy People Never Do

<i>Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;<br>it is something you design into the present.</i><p>Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

10 tips to use the GALAXY Note 8.0 as the ultimate communicator

Having a separate phone and tablet is the common mobile tech set-up for many of us in 2013, but there are plenty of perks to having just one clever …

Apps

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

5 Secrets Entrepreneurs Will Never Reveal

When I started my career over 30 years ago, I never set out to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to work at a big corporation and become the CEO. But, in 1988, the entrepreneur bug got me after I read “Growing a Business” by Paul Hawken. He describes having your own business as a magical dream. While I …

The 4 Pillars Of Stable Leadership

One of the qualities I most admire in leaders is stability. The beautiful thing about stable leaders is they provide a stabilizing influence on others. They are leaders you can trust – they are leaders you can build around. Stable leaders model a level of constancy and consistency that individuals, …

The Six Habits Of Successful Private Companies

It’s a good time again to be a privately held company. No pressure over quarterly earnings, no obsession with stock prices, no anxiety over what you can say to whom about how the business is going. Heck, nobody outside the owner has to know anything. Mark Zuckerberg probably wishes Facebook were …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs …

Don't Let Anyone or Anything Dim Your Inner Light

<b>“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain</b><p>I was born with it. I know I was. There was a light …

Numb

6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself

What can you tell yourself that you don’t already know? A whole lot.<p>In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself. Your inner monologue …

Slow Down and Fully Enjoy This Moment

<b>“Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you noticed that time seems to go by faster as you …

Positive Thinking

The Man Who Escaped Microsoft and Took a Whole Company With Him

When Rich Barton was at Microsoft, he pulled off something that, despite government and investor pressure over the years, never happens. He spun out …

iOS 7 specs versus Android 4.2, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10

Apple's newly announced operating system takes on Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. Here's how iOS 7 compares with what's already out there.<p>Apple's iOS 7 comes out swingingwith an overhauled design that reskins practically every element with a gleaming-new interface. From what we've seen so …

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Tabletop Photographer Puts His Toys to Good Use in Funny Miniature Scenes

Texas-based tabletop photographer JD Hancock is a self-proclaimed nerd. But he’s a nerd with a bent towards photography, and so the myriad action …

How three designers are teaching toddlers to code

Most parents will recall the moment when their kids master a ‘first’ with pride: their first steps, their first sentence. And these days, their first website.<p>Confident that toddlers can learn to code, three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website. …