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Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley

In the process of a weekend

The Problem<p>Eet is an iPhone app for food discovery, however the home screen experience is not serendipitous. To find a restaurant you actually have …

3 key things that separate a leader from a manager

Having an applied universal system in which all members can follow and abide by is a great way to uphold standards, increase accountability and promote unity.<p>You need people whose responsibility is carrying out these systems and assuring that they are implemented properly.<p>Throughout time, these …


­52 Business Books the Fortune 500 CEOs Think You Should Read |

<b>The scene</b>: Two college students, running to class, checking their phones, and finding emails from Fortune 500 CEOs.<p>Is this real life?<p>This is what happens when a desire to learn collides with the generosity of America's top business leaders. We (Grant Hensel and Julia Wittrock) graduated from …


Finance Professor "Invests" In Jim Cramer's "Buy Right Now" Portfolio, Loses Money On 72% Of Stock Picks

On April 6, just as the market was topping out, Jim Cramer wrote a column laying out what he called were "49 Stocks to Buy Right Now" which he …

Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for normal people's savings

Normally, this doesn't happen. Banks want your cash, and pay you interest on it, because the more deposits they have, the more they can lend it to others who pay them even more on their investments.<p>But interest rates in Europe are so close to zero — and economic activity is so sluggish — that some …

Interest Rates
Small Business

16 Chicken Dishes to Convince You to Get Some Crispy Skin in the Game

Let these 16 crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside recipes convince you that skin-on chicken is the best there is.<p><b>Want to start making the best chicken dinners of your life?</b> Quit buying skinless. Now, we're not hating on any particular chicken dishes—we really love them all. But we want these …


The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Here's a simple magic trick anyone can do, thanks to a basic mathematic principle

Flickr / Jin Arthur Benjamin is a math professor at Harvey Mudd College, but he's got a side gig, too: as a magician.<p>His new book, "The Magic of Math," combines his two passions — which actually have a lot in common. "Mathematicians and magicians both want their audience to wonder: How did you do …


The psychology of poverty helps explain why it’s so hard to escape

When considering poverty, our national conversation tends to overlook systemic causes. Instead, we often blame the poor for their poverty. Commentators echo the claim that people are poor because they have bad self-control and therefore make nearsighted choices. But psychology research says the …

Self Control

If You Love Math (Or Dessert!), This Modular Table Is For You

Hated by data viz experts, business professionals, and grade school students, pie charts are generally a bane to all. But despite that, they serve as good inspiration for tables.<p>Designed by the Mexico City/London-based firm Hierve for H Furniture, the Pie Chart System is based off of simple …


Five Ways to Beat Others in the Stock Market

The stock market is a difficult and often competitive game, and one that can come with its fair share of letdowns. Approximately 90% of traders will lose money; 70% or more of mutual fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 each year. These are some pretty hard statistics to swallow, but the good …

Stock Markets

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

How Amazon Shows the Need for a Tech Industry Workforce Revolution |

Yes, you've heard about it: Amazon, "the most valuable retailer in the country," has been accused of unfair (and unhappy) working conditions.<p>A recent New York Times article, "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace," painted a compelling collage of the relentless working …

Tech Industry

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …


17 Totally Underrated Places To Shop For Men's Clothes Online

There's more out there than Target.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

New Technologies Can Help Brands Bring Storymaking to Life

The shift from storytelling to storymaking is well under way.<p>I first wrote about storymaking in a DigitalNext column last year, describing how …

Emerging Technology

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …


The One Question That Instantly Improves Accountability In Meetings

In a typical meeting, people share several ideas, goals and plans. But we’re all too familiar with what often happens next: nothing.<p>Days, even weeks go by, and no one brings their concepts to life. Virtually no progress is made toward achieving the meeting’s goals. Everyone gets frustrated, you, …