Paolo Rossini

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From Qatar’s blockade, a bold, unexpected new vision is emerging

Enforced isolation has given the emirate confidence to pursue a political and cultural reboot<p>For most of the past year the city-state of Qatar, the wealthiest peninsula on the planet, has been exploring the law of unintended consequences. The trigger for that came last June, when Qatar’s closest …

Natural Gas

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR

Put on your best <i>unsurprised face</i>: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people’s email inboxes in order to data-mine the contents for competitive intelligence — and controversially flog the gleaned …

Privacy

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

B2B

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

A psychotherapist shares 7 things you should do every night if you want to be more successful

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second …

Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, …

Ikigai

How Elon Musk Used This Simple Mental Strategy to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses | Inc.com

How do you start the most successful private space company if you're not a rocket scientist? Or bring electric cars into the mainstream without a background in the automotive industry?<p>It might seem like everything Elon Musk touches turns to gold, but behind his unparalleled drive and ambitious …

Elon Musk

You might have more control over aging than you think — here are 5 things you can do to slow it down

Aging: it's largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>She revealed her decades-long process of discovery in a TED talk from April that was …

Cap'n Fatty: Powered Up

Growing up aboard the 1924 wooden schooner Elizabeth in the 1950s was a trip: We had canvas sails of Egyptian cotton, a tarred manila anchor rode, a …

Sailing

Rolex Middle Sea Race – The picture is nearly complete

by RMYC on 27 Oct 2017<p><b>The brutal conditions experienced on the northern coast of Sicily during the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race caused a high attrition</b> …

Sailing

I tried the popular Silicon Valley diet credited with boosting energy and prolonging life — and I can see why people are obsessed

For the past 10 days, I've stifled the small voice she instilled in the back of my mind to remind me that forgoing breakfast is nutritional doom — all for the sake of a hot new diet known as intermittent fasting.<p>The diet essentially involves abstaining from food for a set period of time ranging …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Richard Branson Reveals 3 Important Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

Sir Richard Branson has modeled an unconventional leadership approach that has attracted a cult-like following, as evidenced by some of his best-sellers -- <i>Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School</i> and, of course, <i>Screw Business As Usual</i>.<p>While his most valuable lessons are too …

Employment

1 Simple Technique Made Warren Buffett Billions. Here's How You Can Use It for Your Business | Inc.com

My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine. --Jay-Z<p>With an estimated net worth of $76 billion (that's growing steadily), Warren Buffett is unquestionably one of the most successful investors in history.<p>Over his 52-year stint as CEO of Berkshire …

Investing

Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It

The realization that you are getting older can come in waves.<p>You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.”<p>Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room.<p>You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast …

Pew Research Center

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. …

These will be the 21 most powerful economies in 2030

Emerging markets will start to dominate rankings of the world's top economies by 2030, according to a report published earlier this year.<p>The report, …

VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have revolutionized the art of sitting around the house. Now, a new generation of internet entrepreneurs is focusing on getting us a better house to sit around in.<p>Seed and early-stage investment in real …

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

<b>We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn't.</b>You cannot …

Sailing

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

Bavaria Bound with the BMW R nineT Urban G/S

BMW has a truly fanatical fan base: if you need proof, a visit to the BMW Motorrad Days is all it takes. It’s an annual three-day shindig held in July, smack bang in the middle of the sun-drenched German summer, in a ski resort town called Garmisch-Partenkirchen, right on the Austrian …

Giving the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment

What’s the most iconic BMW motorcycle from the past fifty years? The R80G/S Paris-Dakar would have to be near the top of the list, even if you’re not into ADV bikes. The 32-liter tank, signed by Dakar legend Gaston Rahier and fitted with dual petcocks, has got to be one of the most recognizable …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Budi Pradono tops hillside house in Lombok with tilted shipping container

A shipping container appears to be slipping away from the top of this house on the island of Lombok, designed by Indonesian architect Budi …