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Breathless: I Rang In My 30s With a Foursome

I woke up on the morning of my 30th birthday naked and alone in an unfamiliar hotel room, with a dead phone, covered in peanuts. As I crawled around the room, desperately searching for a phone charger, I attempted to piece together memories of the previous evening. All I could think was: This is …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Brewing Up a Business

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Calagione<p><b>Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery</b><br>Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one …

Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri Recipe on Food52

Amazon's New Art Store Is Great For Young Buyers Who Don't Care About The Gallery Experience

Most of the media (including us) has focused on the more expensive pieces of art on Amazon — like the $4.85 million Norman Rockwell painting— and the negative and hilarious comments that quickly piled up.<p>But with an estimated 150 art dealers and 4,500 artists, these expensive works of art are the …

Art

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

How to get important people to respond to your emails

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>Two years ago, I made a commitment to do something that made me profoundly uncomfortable. I had just finished writing my first book, and I promised my publisher that I would reach out to bestselling authors and senior leaders, …

Self-improvement

The Curious Genius Of Amar Bose

The acoustic innovator and founder of the Bose Corporation died Friday. This is the story of how his insatiable curiosity helped launch a better future.<p><i>"Better Living Through Curiosity," by Tom Clynes, originally appeared in the December 2004 issue of</i> Popular Science_ magazine. Inventor and …

Billionaire Eddie Lampert Is Running Sears Like The Coliseum, And It's A Disaster

His idea was to harness the power of the free market, and to produce better and deeper data than anyone else.<p>But the radical restructuring went horribly wrong, as divisions engaged in cutthroat competition against each other, reports Mina Kimes at Bloomberg Businessweek. Some highlights from her …

Sears

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

The Worst Chart In The World

The pie chart is easily the worst way to convey information ever developed in the history of data visualization.<p>Sure, there are other more cumbersome ways to articulate data. But none have the credibility nor the widespread use that the pie chart has.<p>Here, I'll explain exactly what's wrong with the …

Data Visualization

How Caffeine Can Cramp Creativity

Honoré de Balzac is said to have consumed the equivalent of fifty cups of coffee a day at his peak. He did not drink coffee, though—he pulverized coffee beans into a fine dust and ingested the dry powder on an empty stomach. He described the approach as “horrible, rather brutal,” to be tried only …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Drinking<p>Don't put away that whiskey just because it's getting warm out.<p>By Natalie B. Compton1 day agoView More<p>Long Reads<p>Chris Smith sold his company, …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Cartoon Surveillance

Although the technologies may be new, electronic surveillance by the government,<p>by industry,<p>and in the realm of politics<p>is not new. Surveillance has been a subject of <i>New Yorker</i> cartoons for decades. The earliest one I could find is from 1949, by Allan Dunn:<p>Dunn was a master of the topical cartoon, …

To Innovate, Find What’s Hiding in Plain Sight

In our last post, we asked the question, “What’s the connection between counting squares and innovation?” In order to come up with the answer, we presented you with the following figure and asked you how many squares you could find. It turns out, the answer isn’t so simple.<p>It was clear that this …

Yes, Credit Cards Are Making You a Bad Person

Dumber, fatter, poorer.<p>Reuters<p>The cashless society -- a world where physical money is practically obsolete -- has, in just a few years, gone from a utopian dream to something like an inevitability. In Sweden, a national effort is underway to take the country cashless within two decades. Throughout …

The Smartest Leaders Make Their Own Opportunities

We all know no one posts the best jobs. The really juicy positions usually get handed around like a treasured prize within social networks. Maybe you’ll see a notice on LinkedIn, or a posting on your alumni listserv — but probably not. The most exciting jobs have an infinite number of aspirants, so …

Memo to JC Penney: Execution Is Not Strategy

It has been a surreal two years for shareholders, customers, and employees of J. C. Penney (JCP). On June 14, 2011, JCP appointed Apple Store star Ron Johnson as CEO to replace what activist investor Bill Ackman derided as the completely failed regime of then-CEO Mike Ullman, who had apparently …

Peter Lynch Won't Hold Your Hand

<i>Different investors will prefer different strategies and implementation options based on risk tolerances, capacity to implement illiquid investments,</i> …