Ryan Nichols

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15 Sentences That Can Change Your Life

iOS 9 vs Android M: Visual Comparison [Screenshots]

Now that both iOS 9 Beta and Android M Developer Preview are out, it’s time to pit the two next to each other and see how the two most popular mobile …

Billionaire tech investor Chris Sacca thinks everyone in Silicon Valley should read these 2 books

The current generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and programmers have a tendency to live in a bubble removed from the rest of the world, he tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast.<p>They may be more highly educated than those who came before them, …

Top Five Startup Tips From Jessica Alba, Millennial Mogul

For the cover of Forbes’ inaugural America’s Richest Self-Made Women issue, I profiled movie-star-turned-mogul Jessica Alba.<p>At just 34 years old, she’s built The Honest Company into a $1 billion household products empire, raking in $150 million in revenues in 2014 and with a public offering on the …

Jessica Alba

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Seven Signs Your Boss Is A Weak Manager

Dear Liz,<p>I’m a big fan of yours and a student of human behavior, like you! I am interested in your opinion on the question ‘What makes a strong leader?’ At my job, I see managers who are very on top of things and have everything under control, and others who seem to be flying by the seat of their …

Leaders Win Trust When They Show a Bit of Humanity

Trust in business leadership is at historic lows, according to surveys by Edelman and the World Economic Forum. One reason might be what INSEAD professors Gianpiero and Jennifer Petriglieri call the “dehumanization of leadership”— that is, our tendency to think of leaders as either instrumental …

The Single Worst Marketing Decision You Can Make

<i>This post has been excerpted from the best-seller</i> <i>Growth Hacker Marketing</i><i>. Starting immediately, author Ryan Holiday will be hosting an</i> <i>Ask Me Anything live on TNW Academy</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click the link to ask Ryan anything you want, and he’ll answer your questions in the afternoon EST on Thursday, April 2nd.</i><p><b>“Make</b> …

Meet the Billion Dollar Startup You've Never Heard of | Inc.com

Andreessen Horowitz just doubled down on an investment in a security startup called Tanium.<p>The venture-capital powerhouse already poured $90 million into the company in May at a valuation of about $900 million, according to PitchBook Data, a company that tracks private-equity funding through the …

Venture Capital

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Manchester's Sewers Look Beautiful in This Hyperlapse

Urban explorer Substormflow takes you "draining" inside the city's brick and concrete tunnels.<p>There's a subset of urban exploration called "draining" that involves art of finding and photographing the culverts and sewer systems beneath major cities. Anonymous photographer Substormflow's new …

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

Many smartphone applications, including default apps that come preloaded on the device, track your location for various purposes, regardless of …

The Best Places To Play Pac-Man On Google Maps [Updated]

For April’s Fools Day this year Google has done something clever even by that company’s standards: They’ve given players the ability to play Pac-Man on any map anywhere in the world at the click of a button.<p>“Welcome, Player 1!” Google writes on the game’s webpage. “You can now play the classic …

Can you face the six hard truths of entrepreneurship?

It's a common occurrence in the startup world: A critical decision has to be made, one that will affect everything that comes after it, and may determine the fate of the company. It could be a decision whether to let a partner go or invest in a new technology. But the founder won't consider all the …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Listen to These Podcasts

These shows are a great source of advice and inspiration for anyone in business.

Stolen iPhone leads blogger to China, stardom and unlikely bromance

Matt Stopera had his iPhone stolen last February from his favorite bar in New York City. Like most of us, he was upset, but not overly so. Matt got a new phone and went about his life.<p>A year later, odd pictures of a Chinese man standing in front of an orange tree started appearing on his new …

8 evocative images that’ll make you fall in love with street photography

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Wikipedia’s definition of street photography is, in part, photography that “features the human condition within public places.” This …

Why releasing a 4-inch ‘iPhone 6c’ is the biggest no-brainer on Earth

Why would Apple want to release a smaller 4-inch device that’s tentatively being called the “iPhone 6c?” My response is, why <i>wouldn’t</i> they? Yes, …

Android Phones

After a hit game, indie developers struggle to replicate success

When Mike Bithell started working on <i>Thomas Was Alone</i>, his first solo game, he imagined three possible tiers of success. At the low end of the spectrum, he hoped the game would earn enough money so he could buy an iPad, because he'd wanted one for a while. If the game sold better than that, he would …

Metal Gear

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

Yes, Apple will sell some of the most expensive smartwatches you can possibly buy this year, especially the gold Apple Watch Edition version that can …

The First Auction for Algorithms Is Attracting $1,000 Bids

Back in 1986 Hal Abelson, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at MIT, stood in front of room of students and welcomed them to …

Computer Science

NESFlix: Netflix Playing ‘House Of Cards’ On A Vintage Nintendo Console!

Netflix has taken over the world by running on pretty much every platform under the sun, but how would it go about bringing that to its most insane conclusion? Behold! NESflix, a Netflix client for the Nintendo Entertainment System.<p>Okay, it’s not actually called NESFlix. Creators Guy Cirino, Alex …

50 iOS 8 Cydia Tweaks for iPhone

The iOS 8 jailbreak has been officially out and available for all iPhones and iPads that are capable of running iOS 8 for a while now. Here are 50 …

What it's like to be a 65-year startup CEO in Silicon Valley's youth-loving culture

That didn't happen. Today, at age 65, he's the CEO of Virtual Instruments, one of the startups he invested in, a job he has been doing for five years come April.<p>And his decade at Symantec was <i>after</i> a long 28-year career with IBM, rising to general manager of IBM Americas. That's ironic, because IBM …

Mind Trip: Humans To Live Forever By 2030 As Person’s Consciousness Could Be Uploaded To Computer

Want to live forever? According to some of the leading minds in the world, including Stephen Hawking, by 2030 we should have the capability to upload …

The terrifying “smart” city of the future

Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies — with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates of …

Startup 101: Finding the right business partner

This time of year always brings a lot of talk about dating, relationships, and meeting that special someone. But a relationship with the right …

Small Business