Alvin Sayanna

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6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

Start-up diary: How to get your product on the shelf

Jeremy Carson, founder of shower gels business 100bodycare, explains how experimentation with small, independent stores will provide some useful lessons before you try to get your product into giant retailers.<p>When I first started my business, I was told there is no greater thrill than seeing your …

Nasa's Voyager 1 spacecraft is on target to become the first man-made object to reach the edge of the Solar System. It has taken it 35 years to get there, how long would it take you? Try our interactive feature: http://bbc.in/11RQRrT

Mobilize Your Life With The Kreyos Meteor Smartwatch

We all live busy lives and sometimes your smartphone doesn’t fit into every aspect of it. But no one wants to unplug their interactive life, which is …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

President Obama’s Second-Term Plan To Address Climate Change

On Tuesday, at 1:55 p.m. in a speech at Georgetown University, President Obama will tell the country in detail how he will address climate change …

Burn after reading: Privatext messaging app allows secure texts, pictures to self-destruct

Knowing that intelligence agents could be collecting and storing your private communications is disturbing. But if you’re not quite ready to retire …

Photos by Miki Asai

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled: a water-resistant 'second screen' for Android devices

Sony's taking a second stab at the fledgling wearable category it helped pioneer with today's announcement of the SmartWatch 2. The Android-powered wristwatch retains the familiar remote functionality of its predecessor (i.e., allowing users to answer calls, read email and texts, snap photos, …

Sony launches giant waterproof Xperia Z Ultra phone

The Xperia Z Ultra is marketed as being waterproof<p><b>Sony has announced a waterproof Android smartphone with a 6.4in screen (16.3cm).</b><p>The firm is pitching the Xperia Z Ultra as being the slimmest large-screened handset on the market.<p>It can also accept sketches or notes written using a standard pencil …

Phones

Why Don't Big Companies Innovate More?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of the question. I will give you my perspective as Vice President of the Samsung Open Innovation Center. Yes, we are a large corporation but we, and many companies like ours, are pushing very hard on making new ideas come to life in the world of technology. …