Patrick Barnes

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The High Cost of Conformity, and How to Avoid It

<i>ANDREW NGUYEN/HBR STAFF</i><p>I was biking with my friends Eric and Adam, both far more skilled and experienced mountain bikers than I, on terrain that was slightly beyond my own skill. I thought I could do it.<p>I was wrong.<p>I suffered a pretty dramatic crash, falling down a ravine, flipping over a few …

Leadership

How to Succeed in Uncertain Times | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“It is not given to human beings – happily for them, otherwise life would be intolerable – …

This sleek skateboard is the world’s hippest electric vehicle

If the Tesla Model S is a bit beyond your reach, here’s an electric vehicle that’s sleek, hip, and a lot more affordable – the Stary electric …

Tesla Model S

Top advice for startups from Google, GrabTaxi and Zendesk at Product Hunt Singapore Meetup

“Does my product work?”<br>“Do people understand how to use my product?”<br>“How can I make my product better than other people’s products?”<p>Startups struggle …

Product Management

How Flipkart got hundreds of thousands of app users with Glispa

Indian fashion portal Myntra, acquired by ecommerce titan Flipkart last year, went app-only a couple of months ago. It shut down access through both …

SPRING Singapore has $56M for accelerators to invest in deep technology startups

Singapore’s trade support agency SPRING today announced a new investment and incubation program for “high potential startups with deep technology …

Startups

A peek at Xiaomi’s smart home strategy, under the lights

Xiaomi, while best-known for cranking out hardware, has often referred to itself as an “internet company.”<p>Calling a company an “internet company” can …

Xiaomi

AMA about the Philippine market and its startup scene!

Hi there!<p>I am Christian Besler, Co-Founder of Kickstart Ventures, the most active VC fund here in the Philippines. Kickstart started out with a small …

To build a tech startup ecosystem, China should look to Singapore

Last week, China’s State Council approved a host of new government programs aimed at helping out domestic startups, especially tech startups. The …

Lee Kuan Yew

Taiwan’s government is finally getting serious about startups

It’s easy for entrepreneurs to roll their eyes when the government trumpets support for startups.<p>But when Taiwan’s Executive Yuan approved the …

Startups

Southeast Asia’s ecommerce surge is a blessing for logistics

Logistics are tough in the region’s large yet fragmented ecommerce markets. Companies like aCommerce offer end-to-end control, others find their …

Asia

So You Want to Be an Investor? 500 Startups Wants to Help

<i>Closing the gender gap means we need more female investors, too.</i><p>By Betsy Mikel (Editor, Women 2.0)<p>When we last spoke with Christine Tsai, managing …

Startups

Research Questions Whether Or Not Incubators Help Startups

There are more than 1,400 business incubators in the U.S., according to the National Business Incubator Association. These incubators are thought of as giving a helping hand to startups and entrepreneurs, providing them with a variety of services, from the basics like Internet access and office …

Startups

Jaguar Land Rover Courts Start-Ups for Portland Incubator

Jaguar will provide a home for start-ups and mentoring in the hopes of developing future breakthroughs.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Innovation

In your face, Jack Ma: JD launches ‘French Mall’ to push its authenticity advantage

China’s biggest ecommerce giant, Alibaba, has found itself in a bit of trouble recently. Chinese authorities have criticized the site for featuring …

eCommerce

8 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During Job Interviews | Inc.com

Earlier this month, I was interviewing a prospective designer for my company. The candidate asked, "Who does wireframing for your app, the product team or the design team?" A simple question. But it kicked off a great discussion about our processes and how he could contribute to the team.<p>I remember …

Employment

Shanzhai: China’s Collaborative Electronics-Design Ecosystem

In Shenzhen, there are hundreds of smart watches, not just design prototypes. Here's why.<p>Cyberspace, both as word and as vision, entered the popular lexicon through William Gibson’s 1984 cyberpunk novel <i>Neuromancer</i>. But as it turns out, Gibson wasn’t interested in the Internet until he started …

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

Ireland

Imaginato, cloning Rocket Internet’s tech hub in Asia

<i>Joshua Kevin is a former community manager for KakaoTalk Indonesia and blogger for Tech in Asia. He is now working on Bridge Inc, helping startups in</i> …

This Modular Urban Farm To Pop Up On Vacant Lots, And Then Move On

Vacant city lots could be put to far better use as urban farms. The Bowery Project will make pop-up food gardens quicker to sprout–and quicker to abandon once a developer is ready to build.<p>Using a simple modular system built from milk crates, a new Toronto nonprofit plans to convert vacant city …

Urban Agriculture

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra1 day agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Gift Ideas<p>All certifiably more romantic than plastic-wrapped bodega flowers.<p>23 Photos9 hours agoView More<p>Where to Go Right Now<p>Load up on art, …

The China Edit | Vogue China, Luxury Goods Addiction, Sanpower Group

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury</b> …

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We're Headed for Oligarchy

Robert Solow on powerful families’ threat to democratic institutions.<p>In a recent interview at the Economic Policy Institute, Nobel Prize-Winning economist and MIT professor Robert Solow riffed on the political effects of increasing inequality and concentration of wealth at the very top. "If that …