Brent Seamons

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An Inspiring Discussion With Simon Sinek About Learning Your 'Why'

You will never figure out "how'' until you are clear on "why."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Asking ourselves "why" is generally a reactionary response after we have done something. Why did I do that? Or, why do I continue to do something?<p>In the business world, "why" …

Leadership

Photographer Captures Wacky Facial Expressions on His Dog

When photographer Tamás Szarka of Budapest, Hungary, takes his down Strawberry for walks, he often brings a camera to capture the 6-year-old boxer’s …

Hummingbirds vs. helicopters: Stanford engineers compare flight dynamics

An Anna's hummingbird takes flight in Stanford's Arizona Cactus Garden. (Courtesy Lentink Lab)<p>A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

3 Ways to Use Design Principles to Create a Better Company Culture

Put others at the center of your work and you will touch their heart.<p>Business is all about people. This is what I learned from Alan Mulally, former Ford CEO, who not only saved Ford Motor Company from bankruptcy but saw employee satisfaction double during his tenure in Dearborn. So--how do you make …

Why Smart People Aren't Afraid to Fail at Work

Here are three reasons why failure may actually be linked to your future success.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p><b>What's your proudest failure?</b><p>Does that question surprise you? It's certainly not a common one in …

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants

All living houseplants require some light, but some grow very well with very little. Our homes and offices can benefit greatly by having living …

Plants

7 Best Year-End Rituals for Leaders

These rituals will tune up your psychology and set you up for success in 2017.<p>As a leader you're probably already neck-deep in end-of-the-year planning, forecasting growth, nailing down budgets, and setting targets. All of which is necessary to set yourself up for a great 2017.<p>But it's not …

3 Reasons Your Superstar Employees Are Dumbing Down Your Company

It's energy, not effort, that powers up employee intelligence. Just look to brain science.<p>Your most committed employees may be putting your business reputation at risk, and you can do something about it--if you learn a simple secret about how the brain works.<p>Picture your version of "Jason." Jason …

Don't Invest In Time Management Training Until You Do These 4 Things First

Time management skills are a wasted investment without a well-fueled brain.<p>Are you considering sending your employees to time management training in 2017?<p>You probably shouldn't.<p>Sadly, throughout my career, I've talked to many leaders who claim time management programs have little to zero impact on …

Sometimes Money Isn't The Best Employee Motivation

It’s that time of year again, when many managers work through the ritual of company-required employee performance appraisals and then will meet individually with each employee in January to discuss their 2016 accomplishments.<p>But if your budget hasn’t been increased for 2017, what can you do to …

Employee Engagement

5 ways billionaires maximize their time

Time is a commodity. Many would argue that it's the world's most valuable commodity. But there are a lot of misconceptions about time.<p>One of the biggest misconceptions is that you can somehow save time. But the truth is, you can only spend it. There is no way to get it back once it's gone, and you …

Entrepreneurship

Emotional Intelligence, Generation Z, and the Next Big Leadership Challenge

For one thing, they're a lot less independent than you might think... which is fine if you're a boss, but does mean you'll have to adjust your leadership style accordingly.<p>Generation Z has been called "millennials on steroids." They've been called "the next big retail disrupter." They're the …

Emotional Intelligence

The Happy Entrepreneur

Wisdom from Clayton Christensen.<p>I was belatedly thumbing through a Money Magazine last week, vaguely reading a series of not particularly illuminating articles about money, investing, retirement, etc., when I came across a short interview with Clayton Christensen, HBS professor and management guru, …

These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires

By and<p>Life isn’t fair. Some earn their billions; others are born into them.<p>Most of the world’s youngest billionaires fall in the latter category, but …

Mr. Incredibeard Continues to Impress with Bizarre Facial Hair Designs

With an impressive crop of facial hair, Isaiah Webb creates fantastically peculiar beard sculptures. Known as Mr. Incredibeard online, the beard artist has gained quite an online following since he started practicing in 2012.<p>In his latest photo sequence, Webb uses his beard to spell words, create …

San Francisco

Bridal Photos On a Burning Couch Make a Statement About Divorce Culture

It just started as a cool idea. New Zealand photographer Tom Hollow had a broken couch he needed to get rid of, and so he decided to burn it and take …

Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees - Photographs and text by Beth Moon | LensCulture

“Portraits of Time” is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United States, …

Dramatic Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep… Seriously

Finish this sentence: “I want to take dramatic, black-and-white studio portraits of _____.” If you’re like most people, chances are good you named a …

The Many Perks That Come With Quitting Your 9-To-5 Job For Your Side Business

Leaving a stable job to start your own venture can be intimidating. Here are a few reasons to make the jump.<p>People love to imagine themselves scaling their own idea into a company that reaches the upper echelons of those startups with the massive IPOs. But let’s be honest: for a majority of us, …

This Startup Will Ship You A Fully Customized Vegetable Garden For Your Backyard

A software program helps virtually plot out each plant, and then the startup ships a customized “Seedsheet” filled with seeds in exactly the right …

Gardening

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Curiosity, discovery and gecko feet - Robert Full

SFO Joins Other Airports In Welcoming Therapy Dogs To Relieve Stressed Holiday Travelers

Canine lovers, you might want to arrange your next travel layover for San Francisco. Starting this month, the city’s airport is introducing a squad of therapy dogs to provide relief to stressed-out travelers.<p>In partnership with the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program, San Francisco …

Good News | HuffPost

Design is in the details

Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be …

Design

The Ancient

Selfytising - A New Genre In Advertising?

A friend of mine from Relevant 24 sent me the ad below today with the subject, “Nuts.”<p>At first blush I agreed. It was nuts. But then, as is my lot in life, I started thinking about it more. Is it nuts? Or might it be the single most authentic piece of communication I’ve ever seen?<p><b>I can just hear</b> …