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Management Today

The idea of management comes from the military because that was the first time in human history a diverse group of people who did not know each other were organized to work together towards a common goal. That structure gave us a few principles:<p>Hierarchy<br>• Command and control<br>• Incentives for achieving …

Management

Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

Some spastic guy on Youtube, eyes bulging, frantically swears hustle is the solution to all your problems.<p>“If hustle isn’t bringing you results, you …

Motivation

How a lightweight, prefabricated concrete roof is just a taste of the coming revolution in architecture

Tech<p>NIKOLAY NIKOLOVAug 13, 2018<p>Researchers at the technical school ETH Zurich have constructed a unique lightweight concrete ceiling by mixing …

Architecture

Legendary Investment Banker Richard Jenrette Left These 24 Rules for Success

Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four decades on Wall Street. When he died last week …

Homework

With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software

BALTIMORE – The construction of an American house embodies the spirit of the nation’s workers and the dreams of its citizens.<p>It’s also perhaps the least-efficient endeavor in the U.S. economy.<p>Dozens of workers turn a plot of land into a small factory, sawing wood, nailing it together, cutting holes …

Framing

Acoustic, sound and vibration control onboard superyachts

Juergen Jokat, founder and director of J. Jokat Consulting, is on a mission to change the way acoustic, sound and vibration control onboard …

Super Yachts

Why Designers Are Reviving This 30-Year-Old Japanese Productivity Theory

Toyota’s 5S principles, which ushered in lean manufacturing in the 1980s, are experiencing a renaissance.<p>Decades before Marie Kondo became the go-to Japanese organizational guru—transforming her name into a verb and selling more than 6 million copies of her book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying</i> …

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Recipes

26 Signs Spain Can't Explain To The Rest Of The World

If you don't speak Spanish, you just won't understand.

4 Things You Should Know About Health Savings Accounts

Chances are you'll see one this fall.<p>Health savings accounts, which let you pay medical bills with pretax dollars, are surging: 72% of large …

Creative design makes this B.C. social housing project ‘tenant-proof’

The building at the corner of Helmcken and Richards streets in Vancouver looks like an average new condo: sharp modern design, acid-green panels lighting up the putty-grey exterior, roof garden perched high above.<p>In fact, Jubilee House is social housing. And not just another serviceable …

This Suburban Dad Positioned His One-Man Business To Break $2 Million This Year

Not many people break $1 million in a one-person business. Laszlo Nadler, whose startup appeared in this blog last year, blasted through that milestone in 2015. This year, the father-of-two, based in East Brunswick, N.J., is on track to break $2 million at his Amazon store Tools4Wisdom—and still …

Clark Nexsen Wins Activate Urban Housing Design Competition With a Food-centered Vision

Clark Nexsen has won the international Activate Urban Housing Design Competition with its proposal for an urban dwelling on South Mint Street in …

This stunning $117,000 tiny home can be built in under six weeks

Factory workers build its parts off-site, then they are then shipped and assembled — a process that usually takes anywhere from 10 to 50 weeks.<p>Avava Systems, a startup based in San Francisco, has designed prefab tiny homes, called Britespaces, that can go up even faster. CEO Benjamin Kimmich tells …

Prefab Homes

In recovering housing market, the starter home remains elusive

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seeking a yard for her two dogs and proximity to her new government job, Alison Owen set out to buy a home this spring in the hot market of Austin, Texas.<p>Prospective home owners tour an Express home in a community called "The Quarry" which is being developed by …

Solar Decathlon 2013: Stanford University Places Fifth Overall, Ties First in Affordability

Stanford University's Start.Home has won fifth place overall and tied for first place in affordability in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Read the team’s …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Skechers, Google and other corporations play with Dirtt's modular offices

Hand a child a tub full of Lego bricks, and it won't be long before she shows off what she's built. When footwear company Skechers brings buyers through its offices, made from reconfigurable walls, doors and furniture, it does the same.<p>"In essence, office furniture sells shoes," said Jesse Cassem, …

YO! Home is a space saving apartment concept that turns five rooms into one

A space-saving apartment concept that aims to bring high-end real estate experience at an affordable price<p>Creating homes in big cities, where space …

Global innovation may have a 1 percent problem

By Dominic Basulto<p>, Contributor, Innovations<p>Just in time for the start of this year’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Oxfam has released another report on income equality in the world. According to the report (“An Economy for the 1%), the top 1 percent of the world’s population now owns more …

Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects

VIENNA, Austria — Think of the words social housing project. What comes to mind?<p>Do you envision lush parks, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Steve Jobs: “Marketing is about Values”

ideaMachine Studio:<p>We stumbled upon the Steve Jobs “Think Different” marketing campaign speech in light of the new movie release this weekend. As …

This Zero-Energy Home Is Run By Machines And Costs A Lot Less Than A Regular House

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>A net-zero house–one that creates as much energy as it uses–is usually a pricey custom design. The cost is one reason …

Kansas City

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Mattamy targets U.S. housing market in ambitious expansion play

Not satisfied with its status as Canada's largest home builder, Mattamy Homes Ltd. is setting its sights on the recovering U.S. housing market for growth.<p>The company, which owns land in several states, including Arizona and Florida, built 1,500 houses south of the border last year. Over the next …

Mansions replacing old homes in suburban makeovers across U.S.

Merion Homes bought two dozen rambler-style houses in Northern Virginia's Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it's selling customized residences three times larger, at prices topping $1 million.<p>"The original homes don't fit today's market," said Ryan …

Why Medical Identity Theft Is Rising And How To Protect Yourself

Anthem. Premera. Carefirst.<p>Since the start of the year, these three major health insurers, all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, have been victims of major data breaches, with up to about 92 million records affected.<p>For the past three years, the health/medical sector has accounted for the highest …