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Why So Many Billion-Dollar Unicorn Startups? VCs Tell All

If there’s one piece of evidence that seems to provide proof of a bubble in private technology investing, it’s all the unicorns.<p>Every day, it seems there’s a new startup that claims a billion-dollar valuation, joining already well-known unicorns such as Uber and Snapchat. But there’s a method …

Venture Capital

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Excellence

An Easy Way to Add Outlets Everywhere

A new power system called Thread adds outlets to any room without construction.<p>Oh, the indignity of sitting on the floor of a convention center, back against the wall, because that's where the electric outlet feeding your laptop or smartphone is. Why not put outlets on every surface there is? If it …

Through the Eyes of a Manager/Mentor: “Innovative Leadership is Needed Everywhere”

Robert Conrad wouldn't call himself an innovation practitioner but he is. He has the qualities (and inspiration) to find innovative solutions in the …

Communication Skills

Leadership Quotes From Washington And Lincoln

There’s a reason why we celebrate President’s Day. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were two of our greatest presidents. And the leadership advice they offered is timeless (<i>Note: If you are surprised not to see some of your favorites here, it may be because a surprising number of quotes are</i> …

Abraham Lincoln
Employee Engagement

How To Lead When You're Not A Leader

We’ve all seen the same problem. A “leader” promoted into a position of authority that shouldn’t be there—a move based more on conformism than merit. Worst of all, there’s nothing you can do about it.<p>In such instances where incompetence seems to rise to the top and third string players become in …

Orlando City SC

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8 Ways To Ruin Your Office Culture

Businesses in America and worldwide have become increasingly adept at increasing productivity, improving margins, and making money.<p>But what about our …

Construction Costs Are Rising as Economy Improves

With the commercial real estate market in recovery in many parts of the U.S., construction costs are rising.<p>The latest sign: a rise in an index on construction costs compiled by Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Co., a construction company with about $2.5 billion in 2014 revenue. The index, which …

Real Estate

Announcing the 'Weekly Photo Contest: Construction' winners!

This week's photo contest was following the prompt "construction," and more than a few of you were able to build a great photo to submit for a chance …

The future skills of the construction industry

Adapting to industry advances is the key to success in construction, but good management and communication skills are still invaluable<p><b>More on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) »</b><p>In the world of construction, technology has accelerated the pace of development for everyone, from …

Job growth expected for residential building & construction, young people to benefit most

More building and construction jobs are set to be created in 2015 by the looming housing boom, the latest Master Builders Australia National Survey …

Housing

Mexican group turns Tequila byproduct into construction materials stronger than wood

The agave plant is used to make tequila and doubles as a biofuel (Courtesy Stan Shebs)<p>Stigma and foreseeable jokes aside, the tequila industry may be …