Nickolas Hartgrove

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Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. …

6 Stage Hacks to Engage a Crowd

During a live gig, the relationship between the artist and audience is beyond that of simply performer and observer. Physically and emotionally, …

Isaac Asimov on How To Discover New Ideas

I<p>deas lead to innovation. Naturally, we’re always looking for the next big idea that can change the world, but that’s easier said than done.<p>So how …

17 Life Lessons They Should Teach in College But Don't

Now that I've been out of college for few years, there's a list of courses I wish they taught.<p><b>An introduction to brevity:</b> Student turns in an essay, …

5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …

Seven Tips From William Faulkner on How to Write Fiction

"The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory," said the Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner in his 1958 <i>Paris Review</i> interview. "Teach …

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your …

Creative Writing

Forget Banksy, here are the world's 15 best street artists

Aztec robots invade Caracas, buildings transform into monsters and sharks poke out from highway pillars: all are examples of photographs of …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

8 female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay help create an updated list of books everyone should read.<p>What can we say? We messed up. Our list of "80 Books Every Man Should Read," published several years ago, was rightfully called out for its lack of diversity …

Literature

5 Ways to Learn and Remember Absolutely Anything | Inc.com

<i>What learning strategies do "quick learners" follow? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Alessio Bresciani, strategist with 15 years of experience in digital and mobile, on Quora:</b><p>Your question is a great one. And it forced me to reflect about the things I have …

Learning

The 10 Best Science Fiction Books

Ancillary Mercy <i>is the breathtaking conclusion to Ann Leckie’s much-lauded Imperial Radch trilogy (</i>Ancillary Justice<i>;</i> Ancillary Sword<i>), and lives up</i> …

These Are the Social Cues People Find to Be the Most Creepy

Creepiness is hard to define, but you probably know what it feels like to be creeped out by someone. If you want to avoid being considered creepy, a …

Listening Is an Art, and Mastering it Will Make You a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wise businesspeople and leaders listen carefully. They listen to their peers, they listen to their staffs and they listen to their friends and family.<p>Carefully listening is especially important during business meetings. Many managers and …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

Learn it Faster: The Entire JavaScript Language in a Single Image

<i>Short Bytes: A developer named Yusheng has created an amazing infographic that shows the entire JavaScript language syntax into one single image.</i> …

Intimidation factor zero: A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers - The AI Blog

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You the Best Web Designer

Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, “Say what?!?” “Are you kidding?”JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations of web …

JavaScript

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

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5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling

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Is Music a Language and Can It Teach Us How to Speak? We Asked a Neuroscientist

Turns out that jazz kid you hated on at school might have been onto something.<p>Remember that slightly lonely guy you used to be semi-friends with. The one that jammed with the sixth form jazz band every other Friday and always voluntarily wore a spotted bow tie? When he was banging on about …

Language

Vancouver’s housing costs no problem for entrepreneur living in a van

Like many in Vancouver, owning a house or condo for Cameron Gray was simply out of the question. But he didn't like the idea of standard alternatives either – renting an apartment or a laneway house or moving out to the suburbs.<p>So the 27-year-old musician-turned-entrepreneur, who describes himself …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Why Your Assumptions Are Undermining Your Leadership Ability, and What to do About it

There is a silent leadership killer that is running rampant in today’s multi-generational workplace. It’s a potent poison that can blindside the most …

The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the personal experiences behind their September cover story for The Atlantic<p><b>Greg Lukianoff’s Story</b><p>In the winter of 2007–08, I slipped into a deep depression. I had struggled with bouts of depression my entire life, many of them quite severe, but this was in a …

20 Best Quotes from the 2015 Global Leadership Summit

Here are our favorite and most tweetable quotes from this year’s Summit!<p>1. “Grit grows every time you prove to yourself that you can overcome an …

Skateboarding Legend Chad Muska On Balancing Creative Passions and the Value of Day Jobs - PAPER

[Photo by Kelley Ash]<p>Chad Muska lives the sort of self-forged life a lot of young people would dream about: he's a street skating legend, an artist, a designer, a musician and one of the forces and ambassadors behind Supra and their #AlwaysOnTheRun campaign. It's all the more impressive when you …

Creativity