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Richard Branson's Three Most Important Leadership Principles

I caught up with Sir Richard Branson, as he was releasing his latest book, <i>The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership</i>. Branson is an international entrepreneur, adventurer, icon, and the founder of the Virgin Group. The Virgin Group is one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, …

How To Network Your Way Into Your Next Startup Job

Landing a job isn’t easy. With unemployment stubbornly high and constant competition from overqualified candidates, overseas labor and overzealous robots, getting hired is getting harder.<p>I recently watched several friends go through the job hunt, and one thing became clear: The traditional method …

15 Websites To Jump Start Your Career

In writing about careers for Forbes, I have the opportunity to research, utilize, and work in tandem with some of the best online resources available to employees and job seekers. Last week, I put out a call for submissions on Forbes.com and Twitter, asking readers to tell me what sites they’re …

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What's A Software Company Doing Buying An Architecture Firm?

Software companies don’t usually go around buying architecture and design firms, but The Living isn’t your typical beards-and-Blue-Bottle band of architects. The 7-person shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was acquired earlier this year for a small, undisclosed price by design and engineering software …

From Espoo To New York City: How A Finnish Startup Is Trying To Disrupt The Waste Management Industry

In 2011, after several years spent in the smartphone industry, Finnish entrepreneur Fredrik Kekalainen was tired of the game. “It was all about the ecosystem play, no longer real innovation,” he says. So he went looking for next big thing.<p>He started playing around with different kinds of ideas, but …

Peter Thiel: 'Don't Wait To Start Something New'

Peter Thiel, the billionaire entrepreneur (PayPal, Palantir Technologies), venture capitalist (via his San Francisco-based Founders Fund) and author of the new book <i>Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future</i> (Crown Business, 2014) has nearly 55,000 Twitter followers yet sent out his …

Housesitting: A Fun Way To Travel The World On A Dime

When boomers want to escape the 9-to-5 workplace grind and the demands of caregiving for parents and/or kids wane, many dream of traveling. A recent survey found that 59% of retirees look forward to exploring new places during the second part of their lives.<p>But people soon realize the cost of …

4 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in the 21st Century

The days when cell phones only performed simple communication tasks, such as calling and texting, are long gone as smartphones now dominate almost every aspect of our daily lives. Need a place to eat? There’s an app for that. Want help working out? There are plenty of apps for that. Having trouble …

Move Over, Kickstarter: Real Estate Equity Crowdfunding Is Catching On With Investors

In the high-flying world of commercial property investments, $1.5 million is a rounding error. So most investors probably didn’t pay much attention when, in late July, the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs said they had sold a 15 percent stake for that sum to a group of 85 people.<p>The deal …

Beautifully Elegant Ballerinas Take to the Streets in the Ballerina Project

The <i>Ballerina Project</i> is an ongoing exploration of the elegant beauty of ballet dancers as seen through the lens of photographer Dane Shitagi. Rather than being confined to a studio, Shitagi prefers to photograph his subjects outside on the streets, inspired by the rawness and atmosphere of the …

Dance

Beautifully Arranged Flower Petals Form Bold Textured Dresses

This flower petal art is a beautifully unexpected series in which watercolors and flower petals are blended together into one elegant composition. Created by Singapore-based Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei, aka @lovelimzy, the series is a delicate collection of graceful female forms donning gorgeously …

Weddings

Fold-out Greeting Cards Are Surprisingly Sweet on the Inside

At first glance, these greeting cards by FINCHandHARE seem unnecessarily rude. Who wants to be told that they're too old, or that you might <i>pee</i> on them? Probably not many people. But, when you open their cards up, you see that it's the opposite of mean. The sentiments are sweet, funny, and …

Etsy

Incredibly Dynamic Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures Dance in the Wind

UK-based artist Robin Wight uses stainless steel wire to form stunning, dramatic sculptures of winged fairies dancing in the wind. The enchanting forms, which range in size from miniature to life-sized, seem to have a life of their own as they strike dynamic poses, contort their bodies, and hold …

Sculpture

Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Taps Lesson for Greek Rebound

When Anastasia Sakellariou moved back to Greece in 2009 to get married, giving up international trips and pay checks that came with being a banker at …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks July 14th To July 18th And Year-To-Date

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 45.72%, Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 31.35%, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) up 29.84%, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) up 28.6%, Fusion-IO (NYSE:FIO) up 26.15% and Akamai …

Gorgeous Reclaimed Wood Tables Embedded with Glass Rivers

Greg Klassen is a furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest who finds inspiration in its landscape and translates that into his work. His <i>River Collection</i> is a series of intricately designed and handcrafted tables that feature embedded, blueish-green glass “rivers” running throughout each piece. The …

Furniture

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

How to Master a New Skill

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the …

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.<p>So how do …

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

Keystones by Studio Minale-Maeda

In Milan, Studio Minale-Maeda presented Keystones, a 3D printed connector that holds together various components of a piece of furniture so that it …

Articles about soundsystem built look cubist minaret on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of architects working in the United Arab Emirates put a modern spin on minarets.<p>For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies.<p>In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) …

San Francisco

Daily Inspiration #1737

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood

It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than life-size, the sculpture, called <i>The</i> …

Art

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Darcy the Flying Hedgehog

Artist Shota Tsukamoto and Darcy the Flying Hedgehog have a very special pet/owner relationship. The charming little gal is the model for Tsukamoto's series of playful photographs in which she has unexpectedly cute interactions with things like a group of red cherries, a row of colorful cups, and a …

Hedgehogs

How to Manage a Perfectionist

Do you have a perfectionist on your team? The good news is that your direct report has high standards and a fine attention for detail. The bad news is that he fixates on every facet of a project and can’t set priorities. Can you harness these positive qualities without indulging the bad? Can you …

Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Most family-owned businesses—approximately 70%—last just one generation. Because an estimated 80% of businesses across the globe are family-owned, the low survival rate has alarming consequences. Consider this: In the United States alone, family-owned businesses (FOBs) are responsible for 60% of …

Growing Blueberries in Containers | Organic Gardening Blog

<i>Good news! It’s easy to grow blueberries in containers on your deck or patio.</i><p>That’s <b>a boon for small-space gardeners</b>—and it’s fun to have the berries …

Gardening