Austin Brown

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How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

Engineers made a battery-free radio the size of an ant

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.<p>With passport stamps approaching extinction thanks to biometric chips, consider this decidedly low-tech way to log your journeys: a scratch-off globe from the folks at Animi Causa. Assemble the flat-packed pieces to make a 3-D world map that's covered in gold …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

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Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

Here's The Salary You Have To Earn To Buy A Home In These 12 Major US Cities

Mortgage website HSH.com analyzed median home prices and interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages, as well as property taxes and insurance costs, to figure out how much money it would take to pay a home's mortgage principal, taxes, and insurance — and how much you would have to earn …

Gramofon, The Streaming Hub Music Lovers Are Going Nuts For, Surpassed Its Kickstarter Goal

Gramofon, part music streamer and part WiFi router, recently surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $250,000.<p>Here's how it works: you hook up your Gramofon to your existing stereo or speaker system. You then connect the box to the internet via its built-in Ethernet port or using your existing WiFi …

Think You Have A Real Choice When Grocery Shopping? Think Again.

Despite what rows and rows of different beer, cereal and ice cream brands suggest, shoppers actually have little choice when it comes to groceries.<p>The proliferation of grocery items specifically tailored to every taste is a bit of a deception. In reality, a 2013 study by the U.S. consumer rights …

Music Events Now Serve Dual Purpose as Marketers Hone In on Millennial Attendees

When it first started in 1999, Coachella was a couple of stages and a dance tent. Tickets were $65. A few dusty stands sold hot dogs and Cokes. It …

Cruises That Are Fun for the Young and Adventurous

Once seen as the domain of older travelers and those with small children, cruise lines have made great strides in improving their offerings for singles.<p>Traditionally, traveling as a single has its own bag of complications. While most cruise lines offer single occupancy booking, there is usually an …

21 insanely colorful photos of Texas wildflower season

WE TEXANS TAKE OUR WILDFLOWERS SERIOUSLY, and not just because we’re treated to some particularly impressive blooms each spring. Much of the …

Wildflowers

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Learning another language is like being a toddler. I live in Vietnam and I need to express myself daily: what I want to eat, where I need to go or sharing the magnificence of yesterday's sunset. The problem is I am plagued with a communication restraint because I'm barely on the inside and still on …

Building Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns for Hospitality and Tourism Brands

With the exponential rise in mobile bookings, hotel and travel suppliers are investing more heavily in digital advertising campaigns year over …

5 essential tips for budget travel in Germany

Welcome to Germany! Once you’ve gotten all of the inappropriate questions about World War II, David Hasselhoff, and Rammstein out of your system, …

24 Reasons You Should Stop Underestimating Ohio

We know, we know: Ohio is an ultra-important swing state. But this place is much more than a political pawn. Ohio is also more than just "the Midwest." And calling our dear Ohio a mere "fly-over state?" Don't even go there.<p>With so much to do, see, hike, ride, shop, taste, and explore, Ohio is just …

Christmas Party Flyer and Invitation Print Templates

Christmas Holiday Print Templates.<p>These lovely designed layered Photoshop <b>Christmas flyer and invitation templates</b> are available for your own use on …

Graphic Design