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Surf Photographer Captures “A Perfect Moment”

Zak Noyle, a world class surf photographer, has made his way to into our hearts already, and the photograph below only goes to show why. His …

Beautiful Games: wilderness skiing

Shot on some of the most remote slopes in the world, including those of Antarctica, these images by American photographer and adventurer Jim Harris are rather spectacular. The combination of pristine snow, beautiful vistas and daredevil skiing is enough to make us envious of his career. His pics …

The One Thing Behind Tesla's Success

All hail the Model S.<p>The all-electric sedan from Tesla Motors is a winner. The Model S outsold Porsche, Fiat, Buick, Jaguar, Land Rover and five other companies in California, according to a report in QZ. It also outscored every other car in tests conducted by Consumer Reports. And just recently, …

How To Donate Your Smartphone's Power To Science

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>This week, developers at the University of California-Berkeley released an app that can take advantage of Android …

Catching A Buzz: Customers Can Be Your Best Marketers

Word of mouth is the oldest form of marketing, and it just keeps getting better.<p>The most recent Global Trust in Advertising report from Nielsen shows that people now rely more than ever on word of mouth when they make a purchasing decision.<p>The report found that 92% of consumers trust “earned media” …

Sales Pitching: Identify Your Unique Selling Proposition | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog Both Sides of the Table.</i><p>In my first enterprise software company we developed a methodology for sales that we called PUCCKA, which I wrote about previously<p>Having a good sales methodology can help you ensure your company runs more …

Product Management

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

Photos

Guerrilla Customer Research Is Easy | Inc.com

Guerrilla customer research is easy. To prove it, we just need 4.5 minutes of your time.<p>That's how long it takes to watch Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen--the guy who coined the term "disruptive innovation"--explain one such technique in a video on the Forum for Growth & …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

2 Sentences That Engage Customers | Inc.com

You're excited about your company, right? You're proud of your products, right? Therefore, your best strategy, when talking to a customer, is to tell the story of your company and its products with excitement and enthusiasm, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Customers don't care about your company. They don't care about …

Studio Sets Up a Slow-Mo Photo Booth at a Mixer, Gets Hilarious Results

Here’s a little bit of entertainment and humor for your Tuesday afternoon. At a recent mixer they hosted for creative professionals in the ad …

Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)

I recommend you read Fred Wilson’s recent blog post about the need for a well articulated business strategy before pushing a particular business …

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

I’m often asked by people what investment areas interest me.<p>It’s true that I have a functional focus on three areas: Performance-based marketing, …

Quick Astrophotography Primer for First Time Photographers of the Night Sky

If you’ve never attempted to photograph the night sky, be it a constellation or a planet, the idea may seem daunting. You may think that you need a …

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

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The 16 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters On The Planet

And the one major requirement for any park worth its salt is a stomach-turning, death-defying roller coaster.<p>Part of the fun for thrill seekers is that each one is a little different. Will it have a steep drop? Could it hang you upside down? Or maybe it just causes your heart to race because it …

Trains

Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes <i>reading</i> me. I have pitched to friends, family, …

Public Speaking

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18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug

Perfect for a dorm room. Or for not a dorm room.<p>Get the recipe from The Saint Louis Post.<p>Get the recipe from Spark Recipes.<p>No-hassle brunch for one. Find the recipe for french toast here.<p>Find the recipe for "Baked" Oatmeal on Food and Whine.<p>Find the recipe here.<p>Find the recipe for coffee cake …

Dubai: Stunning Dynamic Timelapse Photography

Dubai is a truly incredible city. It contains some of the most glorious skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world …

Spain just spent $680 million on a submarine that can’t swim

One of Spain’s largest defense splurges may also be one of its most embarrassing. After spending nearly one-third of a $3 billion budget to build four of the world’s most advanced submarines, the project’s engineers have run into a problem: the submarines are so heavy that they would sink to the …

European News

Three reasons not to build a Minimum Viable Product

If you are like most entrepreneurs, you should build a “minimum viable product.”<p>Let’s get the definition out of the way first; Eric Ries defines MVP …

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly.<p>When a business downloads the Loop …

What to watch as the bitcoin drama develops

We all knew this was coming.<p>Bitcoin is disruptive in the most raw sense of the word. Not the <i>"hey, it's another photo sharing app!"</i> form of …

The Two Things You Need To Build A Successful Company: A Case Study

We have talked repeatedly about when you set off to the build a successful company, you don’t begin with THE BIG IDEA. Big ideas are a dime a dozen, and what’s worse they may not solve any known problem. (Think no further than all those products cluttering “close out” retailers. Each and every one …

How to Increase Your Creativity in 9 Easy Steps

1. Sleep<p><i>“Sleep is the best meditation” -Dalai Lama</i><p>Sleep is a passive state, right? I mean, you aren’t exactly thinking about solving the theory of …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …