Bret Wagner

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Old and New: 16 Photos of Santiago, Chile

Home to modern skyscrapers and historic colonial architecture, Santiago offers visitors the chance to step between past and present just by crossing the street.

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

Public Speaking

The Top 7 Ski Resorts in Europe Right Now

With 7,500-vertical-foot descents, mountains etched in couloirs, and liberal backcountry policies, Europe serves up some of the best skiing on the planet. You’ll schuss in the shadow of Mont Blanc, stay in 12th-century villages, and dine at haute mountain refuges. Needless to say, skiing in the …

Journey Across Canada by Train

Riding the rails from Toronto to Vancouver is a once-in-a-lifetime smorgasbord of scenery.<p>I’m an introvert. A real rather-do-anything-than-make-small-talk introvert, not just someone who prefers TV to cocktail parties. So what am I doing having breakfast with three strangers—and enjoying it?<p>Blame …

The Worst Design Of 2016 Was Also The Most Effective

Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat was pervasive, potent, and deeply misunderstood.<p>Trump’s ubiquitous bright red trucker hat, festooned with “Make America Great Again,” is now seared into our collective memory. It was the most hated and most loved symbol of the election, the most comical and …

These Stanford Professors Want You to Use Design Principles to Figure Out Your Career Path

<i>This article originally appeared on Uncubed.</i><p>What do I want to do with the rest of my life? And how do I get there?<p>Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, two …

10 Things Everyone Should Know Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Knowing these things would have saved me a lot of time, effort, and heartache.<p>For 5 years I worked as a senior vice president for a Fortune 100 company running IT Services for 48,000 end-users on a global scale.<p>It was a tough job.<p>It was long hours, lots of pressure and difficult customers. But, …

Business Strategy

A contemporary cottage filled with natural charm

Germany's <i>Bau-Fritz</i> Architects have built a wonder of modern architecture: this lakeside cottage is spacious, simple, luxurious, and eco-friendly, …

Dining Rooms

Nine of the Most Remote Resorts in North America

×<p>Shop<p>Where To Go<p>What To Buy<p>How To Live<p>Cities<p>Nation<br>• New York<br>• Los Angeles<br>• San Francisco<br>• Chicago<p>We Don't Need Roads<p>Nine North American destinations so far …

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?<p>While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position.<p>Combine that statistic …

Employment

Lean Startup Pioneer Steve Blank: Venture Capital is “Liquidity Ponzi Scheme”

Lean Startup pioneer and Silicon Valley legend Steve Blank has some sharp advice for startups seeking funding: the minute you take money from someone …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Cold, Hard Truths of Starting Your Own Business

When you decide to launch a business, you're also changing how you live.<p>I meet with a steady stream of budding entrepreneurs itching to start their first business, and they all have great visions of the company they're going to build. Very few, however, have answered the most critical question they …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas | Inc.com

Financing is always the first big concern for any business leader. Young entrepreneurs have no business background and this is the first time they are trying to start a business. It can seem impossible to get the money you need in these conservative times.<p>If you don't know where to turn, this guide …

Small Business

Richard Branson, Kite Boarding, a Contest for Entrepreneurs and Hourglass Investing Strategy: Part 2

In a recent installment we discussed how Sir Richard Branson and the folks from MaiTai established the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC). MaiTai has shown a level of investment success that appears to be sustainable, and I will explore the strategy they use to propel success for themselves and …

Entrepreneurship

Airware snatches $30M to sell complete drones to the Fortune 500

Airware used to sell drone operating systems. Now it’s swiveling to sell the whole flying kit and caboodle: drone hardware, the software to control them, and the cloud where their data goes. It discovered that big enterprise companies didn’t know how to piece together drone systems themselves, so …

A Unique Award-Winning Concept for a Horizontal Skyscraper Built Around a Sunken Central Park

<i>New York Horizon</i>, the first place winning design of the EVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition by architects Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu, uses an incredibly …

Skyscrapers

How Michael Jordan Will Make More Money Than Any Athlete This Year

Michael Jordan sued the now-defunct grocery chain Dominick’s six years ago for unauthorized use of his name in a steak-coupon advertisement issued to commemorate Jordan’s 2009 Hall of Fame induction. The civil trial finally went to court last August and the result was stunning. The jury found …

How Entrepreneurs Bootstrapped To #1 On The AppExchange & $10M

Is it a foregone conclusion that if you’re in the tech space, particularly in California, you need VC capital to launch your business?<p>Some entrepreneurs love the thrill of finding an idea and beginning the dance to secure capital and employees. They love rubbing elbows with startups and investors …

Startups

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

Self-improvement

What if you change your yes-but mindset to a yes-and one, asks Google Innovation head

It is the world’s largest internet company, with over 70,000 people and a US$500 billion valuation. It still tries to retain the culture of a …

9 Remarkable Winning Images from Smithsonian's 13th Annual Photo Contest

The Smithsonian.com 13th Annual Photo Contest recently made an exciting announcement: they’ve selected this year’s winners! With over 46,000 submissions, we’re sure the judges had their work cut out of for them, but each chosen image represents a stunningly diverse depiction of the world at …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

A Cabin in the Skies

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Why Facts Don't Stick

5 simple ways to increase retention<p>Here's a simple question for you.<p>If you told employees that the company's growth goal is 2.3%, and then said nothing more about it, how long would they remember that fact?<p>A) 10 to 15 seconds<p>B) About a minute<p>C) 5 minutes<p>D) 10 minutes<p>The answer is A--and therein …

Short-Term Memory

Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back

Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon Valley in recent years.<p>I can’t be the only one who’s disappointed with this. The Valley is the birthplace of game-changing …

Silicon Valley

The Best Health Care Jobs In 2016

While many of the new jobs created since the Great Recession are low-paying retail and restaurant positions with no benefits and little chance of advancement, the growing health care sector offers career paths that lead to generous compensation and a secure future. In the Bureau of Labor …

Health Care

How to Tell if Your Next Business Idea Is a Winner or an Epic Loser

Nine out of 10 startups close up shop. Here are a few signs you're a winner.<p>Failure is so common among entrepreneurs that it's not only accepted, it's celebrated as a learning experience. I've failed several times in my life. I've gone from millionaire to broke several times. It's the life of an …

Business Strategy