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The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …

Self-improvement

Forrester’s Forum For Marketing Leaders

Forrester’s Forum For Marketing Leaders<br>April 10th-11th, 2014<br>San Francisco, California<p><i>“Campaign marketing is dead. Firms must shift to contextual</i> …

Bazaarvoice Summit

Bazaarvoice Summit<br>May 12-14, 2014<br>Austin, Texas<p><i>“Find the data relationships that will produce meaningful insights moving forward.”</i><br>~ Nate Silver, …

10 Thoughts That Can Super-Motivate You | Inc.com

• Motivation means choosing to do what you'd rather not do, which is why unmotivated people never get anywhere.<br>• Most people want to improve their situation but few take responsibility for motivating themselves to make changes.<br>• People can always validate the decision to avoid unpleasant work. Example: …

Motivation

NYC Gets a 24-Hour Cupcake ATM. Where Is Ours?

As if New York City didn’t already have enough going on to laud about, people in the city can now have their fill of cupcakes at any hour of the day, …

Dwell

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Home Tours

5 Fascinating Books You Should Add to Your Personal Library | Inc.com

noticed a few things in my reading this year:<p>1. For the second year running, there was no outstanding, 'must-have' business book. I might be getting harder to please as I get older, but there was nothing I felt I should tell everyone about once I put it down.<p>2. For the first time this year, I …

Nat Geo Photo Editor On Listening to Your Inner Voice and Putting the Photo First

If you’ve ever dreamed of being published in <i>National Geographic</i> — and let’s be honest, a good number of us have fantasized about that career path — …

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes …

Solomon Type Family from Fontfabric

Solomon – Text and Display Type Family.<p><b>Solomon</b> is a very special type family from publisher Fontfabric. Font designer Svetoslav Simov wanted to …

Typography

Study: Companies That Care About Good Design Perform Better | Inc.com

As the late, great Steve Jobs once said, "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." And yet, infusing products with exceptional design isn't always at the top of pragmatic business leaders' to-do lists.<p>It should be.<p>According to a new report entitled "What is the …

UX Design

How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once And For All

The first step is awareness–the rest will follow. Here’s how to own up to you procrastination habits, and correct them for good.<p>We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes I know you’ll put off …

Aneba Font Family for only $7!

Aneba Sans Serif Font Family for only $7 on MightyDeals!<p>Check out this amazing deal! The entire <b>Aneba</b> font family is currently available for only $7 …

Typography

The 46 Second Steve Jobs Video Of That Will Change Your Life

Stories are mixed about the late Apple CEO’s public and private personas. Regardless of your take on Steve Jobs, his message in the video above is …

The Pattern Library: A Great New Resource For Designers (And Wannabes)

Repeating patterns are useful things. Whether you need a cool wallpaper for your desktop or smartphone, a texture to incorporate into your own design, or even just something you can print out on the inkjet when wrapping paper is getting low, everyone needs a good one every once and a while. From …

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Building a Startup is About Solving Problems, Not Chasing Ideas

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of Arkenea, a company committed to helping entrepreneurs and businesses build, market and monetize their mobile apps.</i><p>Building a mobile app startup is the “I want to build an Internet startup” of the late 1990s. The only difference is, this time, there is no bubble …

How to Build a Customer Base

Once you've invested time and money in finding new customers, it's essential to retain them.

Customers

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

Your Company Is Only As Extraordinary As Your People

There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand.<p>Your company is truly only as great as the people who embody the mission of your organization, those who go above and beyond to see the company succeed …

The rise of a political party for India’s middle class is an economic disaster

Elections are, to a large extent, partly popularity contests and partly driven by narrowly defined individual self-interest expressed in a group setting. The popularity contest is peculiarly of the kind what is known as a Keynesian beauty contest where the individual votes not on her own assessment …

India

The Art Of Letting Go: How I Learned To Stop Procrastinating

Distractions and false needs are controlling your life. Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta tells us why you need to let go.<p>People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. –Thich Nhat Hanh<p>The end of procrastination is the art of …

Procrastination

This Restaurant Facade Tricks The Eye With Tape

Based in Madrid and Barcelona, this team of interior designers and art directors banded together to form (fos), a multidisciplinary agency that …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

The holy grail of trading the markets

Finding a way to identify high-probability positions that can be taken at low risk is the holy grail of trading.<p>I will therefore continue with this …

Articles about reading-time on Dwell.com - Dwell

From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these...<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>A Welsh design competition yields pop-up …

San Francisco

Lens Portfolio Grid WordPress Theme

Lens Photography WordPress Theme.<p>The <b>Lens WordPress theme</b> was developed by web design studio Pixelgrade. This grid-based theme is intended as a …

Web Design