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This Company Will Pay You $10,000/Month to Travel the World and Stay in Luxury Homes

While vacations should be merciful escapes from all of the screens in your life, you might as well admit you're just going to post photos and videos …

Luxury Homes

Summit Partners exits Grand Design Recreation Vehicle

<b>Winnebago Industries Inc</b> said Oct. 3 that it agreed to buy <b>Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company</b> for about $500 million in cash and newly issued …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

Karim Rashid wants you to realize how poorly designed everything you own is

A conversation with the mercurial industrial and interior designer<p>Karim Rashid may look fairly content in the above picture: shades lowered, wearing one of his signature all-white outfits. But in previous shots, he was holding forth a ceramic white coffee mug. And there was a problem. The mug was …

How Kenneth Cole, the Man, Became Kenneth Cole, the Brand

<i>Kenneth Cole, 62, has long had a gift for drawing attention. He posed as a film-maker three decades ago to attract buyers to his shoe startup and</i> …

Simple rules for crafting a modern home, from architect Deborah Berke

In praise of subtle adjustments<p>Deborah Berke, the long-time New York City-based architect and new dean at Yale School of Architecture, traces her career choice to age 14, when she would stroll around her neighborhood in Queens, studying rows of small-lot houses and trying to decipher what each room …

Architecture

Inside Facebook's new mad science laboratory, home to massive steel-cutting waterjets that even Zuck can't use

But Zuck can't use the steel-cutting, 60,000 PSI waterjets in Area 404 — Facebook's brand new, 22,000 square foot hardware laboratory — because he's not one of the ten or so Facebook employees authorized to even get in the room with them, for safety reasons.<p>The big idea behind Area 404 is to …

What this billionaire learned from a Navy SEAL living in a tent in her apartment

Billionaire founder and CEO of Spanx, Sara Blakely, hosted a Navy SEAL in her apartment, per her husband's invitation. Here's what she learned from the man who pitched an oxygen-deprivation tent in her guest bedroom.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

How I Started a Mega-Successful Company at 26—Without a Business Plan

Alyssa Wasko of Donni Charm on how she took a side gig all the way to the top.<p>If Thomas Edison regarded failure as figuring out 10,000 ways that don't work, Alyssa Wasko of Donni Charm is even *more* chill when things don't go her way. Not that she's even close to getting on ol' Tommy's level …

Facebook Is About to Use Your Smartphone to Dominate Retail Advertising

IMAGE SOURCE: FACEBOOK.<p><b>Facebook</b> is bringing some new weapons to the fight to win over retail advertisers, and these are going to be tough for many competitors to defend against.<p>The social network is rolling out a new feature that will be able to tell stores how many people who saw their ads visited …

Mapping the Historic Core's Development Boom - Curbed LA

The Historic Core's lovely old buildings have long been used as filming locations and affordable housing for low-income tenants, but over the last few years, developer interest in the neighborhood has ramped up. Just west of Skid Row and south of the Civic Center, this pocket is most notably home …

Skyscrapers

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick explains how to find 'the innovator's playground'

According to Kalanick, rolling with the punches is part of the job if you want to be a startup founder.<p>But one of the most important job requirements is knowing how to find the entrepreneur's "playground," he said.<p>In a talk at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University on Thursday, …

There's a booming multibillion-dollar industry that the biggest players on Wall Street won't touch

Companies in the legal-pot industry will generate nearly $7 billion in sales this year — a 25% growth rate — according to ArcView Market Research, a group that tracks the market.<p>But the investors with the deepest pockets are likely to sit on the sidelines for some time to come.<p>MedMen, a company …

Smart manufacturing has brought us into a new industrial revolution

There is, of course, a lot more technology around us that we don't see or touch at source. A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. And it signals an era of huge change.<p>In the 1920s, Russian economist Nikolai Kondratiev linked waves of technological …

Manufacturing

9 different ways to cold email someone when you're trying to sell and make tons of money

Plenty of people find cold emails annoying, but it's actually one of the most tried-and-true sales tactics for generating new leads.<p>In fact, Dmitry Dragilev, founder of an outreach consulting service JustReachOut.io, claims he was able to help a startup called Polar get acquired by Google by …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

41 Happiness And Motivational Booster Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Harbison Carnegie (Born on November 24, 1888, Died on November 1, 1955) was an American lecturer writer and a famous Self-Improvement course …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Infographics

19 robber barons who built and ruled America

Many of these men gained their fortunes either at the expense of their factory workers or by methods that were considered unscrupulous even back then — a time when insider trading wasn't yet outlawed.<p>However, many of them also gave away their fortunes to build universities, hospitals, libraries, …

This smart earpiece translates languages as they are spoken

Pilot is a smart earpiece that uses bluetooth technology to translate conversations in different languages as they are spoken. Created by Andrew Ochoa of Waverly Labs after meeting a French girl, the revolutionary device will launch as an Indiegogo campaign this spring.<p><i>Produced by Jenner Deal</i><p><b>Follow</b> …

Language Learning

Scientists just discovered something surprising in the human brain — and it’s changing the way we understand language

A team of neuroscientists have built the most intricate map yet for how the human brain processes language. Learn more about their groundbreaking work in Nature and explore an interactive map of the brain that the researchers designed here.<p><i>Produced by Emma Fierberg</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

European Travel

Meet the billionaires of 740 Park Avenue, one of New York's historic 'Towers of Power'

The Art Deco co-op has been home to many of New York's most notable figures since it opened its doors in the 1930s. Today, it's still filled with the city's wealthiest residents — and prices just keep going up. The average listing price per square foot is currently $3,666.<p>Built in 1929 by the …

Real Estate

The 13 favorite books of tech's top business leaders

Just in the past few years, tech luminaries like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have started book clubs, encouraging people to read some of their favorite books.<p>In that spirit, here are 13 books that have inspired some of Silicon Valley's greatest leaders.<p>Some of them are fiction, some of them are …

Silicon Valley

Stanley Druckenmiller thinks the world is heading for a debt-fueled disaster

Druckenmiller thinks that leverage is far too high, saying that central banks and China have allowed for these excesses to continue and it's setting us up for danger.<p>The obsession with short-term gains is overwhelming the need for long-term reform at the Federal Reserve, he said.<p>"It's this kind of …

A 19-year-old daredevil Instagrammer shares how he outruns the cops to take these incredibly dangerous shots

Perpetrators can potentially be arrested, fined, and even flagged by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force— not to mention the massive safety risks they take when they scale these structures.<p>One urban explorer, a 19-year-old daredevil photographer known as Kostennn to his followers, has risked a lot …

JPMorgan just promoted 120 bankers to managing director, and we've got the full list

It's a huge achievement to be named managing director, the senior-most title at the firm.<p>While other firms like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley release the lists publicly, the JPMorgan list is typically top-secret.<p>We got our hands on the list, however, which went out on Thursday.<p>JPMorgan declined …

Investment Banking