Ben Smith

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Pointers For Creating A Love That Lasts

In a time when divorce seems like the common solution to any problem, and 50% of marriages end in divorce, there remains 50% of people who are able to have long and lasting relationships. This is no luck, no chance, and no accident, it is something that they work at, and something they nurture. …

The Art Of Opportunity And Innovation With Design Thinking

When we realize that innovation is an opportunity to deliver customer-centric solutions, we develop a growth mindset that’s vital for success. Frameworks, such as design thinking, help us uncover hidden opportunities with new and cutting-edge products, as well as back offices where roles and …

Design

4 Ways We Can Redefine Innovation In The Enterprise

If we want to drive growth and profitability in the enterprise, we need to redefine innovation. Changing how we think about innovation directly influences our ability to transform our organization and execute our strategy.<p>The concept of innovation means different things to different people. …

10 Ooh-La-La Kitchens

By Christine DeOrio<p>Photo: Emily Minton Redfield<p>What’s new in design for the home’s soulful center? No-fuss materials, clutter-free work spaces, and …

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …

Sultry Southern Thailand: a guide to the Trang Islands

Extending in a splendid arc down Thailand’s far southern Andaman coast, the glittering Trang Islands offer a wonderful step up in tranquility from their well-tramped neighbours Ko Lanta, Ko Phi-Phi and Phuket. Thanks to ever-better transport connections, short island-hopping distances and lush, …

What to Know Before You Finish Your Basement

Going underground—and staying under budget.<p>Sometimes the cure for an undersized house is right underneath you. If you’re lucky enough to have a …

5 TED Talks to Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) practice.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of people out there with tons of insights about what makes for a …

Leadership

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Why This Brand Expert Believes Every Company Should Practice Culture Management | Inc.com

Company culture is more important than ever. It sustains employee enthusiasm and keeps customers happy. It determines how employees treat their work and react to opportunities or challenges when the CEO isn't in the room. This makes it a "must-have" rather than a "nice-to-have."<p>But how many …

Employee Engagement

North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

Don’t come expecting a full-service hotel. These are rustic and remote lodges where you’ll be treated to a mattress, a hot meal, and a shower (if you’re lucky). But if you make the effort to get there on foot—crossing mountain passes and trekking deep into wilderness zones—and you’ll appreciate the …

Hiking

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 …

Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016

The mix of hard and soft skills it takes to get hired change as quickly as business does. Here’s what it will take this year.<p>Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, …

The next Stage of Machine Learning: Teach Robots to Think Like Humans

The human brain is a never-ending source of wonder. In recent years, scientists and engineers have made major progress in figuring out how to …

Six Companies That Are Redefining Performance Management

As annual reviews fade away, performance management will become more about feedback and development.<p>Head over to Google and search for the term, “performance review,” and you’ll be instantly flooded by news stories on the latest companies to do away with it. My guess is that half the Fortune 500 …

How Much We Spent for 10 Months of World Travel

Since our return back home from our gap year of travel around the world, the most frequent question we get is "How did you pay for your trip?" or some derivative of that question such as:<p>How in the world could you afford that?<br>• Did you guys hit the jackpot?<br>• What do you do for a living?<br>• Did you work …

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in December

It's a new month and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site.<p><b>Available 12/1:</b><p><b>1) That Touch of Mink (1962)</b><p>In this '60s classic, traveling businessman Philip Shayne (Cary Grant) accidentally splashes mud on Cathy Timberlake as she's headed to a job interview (Doris Day). …

Entertainment

16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

Design Thinking for Business Analysts

This article extends design thinking into a process and method that uses a range of common Business Analysis techniques to drive engagement through …

18 Habits of the Happiest Families

Secrets to achieving a happy home.

This guy visited every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the highlights from his journey

It was then that he decided to make it his mission to travel to every single country in the world — 198, to be exact.<p>He accomplished his goal on May 8, 2013, earning him the title of the youngest person to travel to every country. He was 37 years old.<p>He has since written a book called "198: How I …

Hawaiian day trips: Moloka‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and then take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this …

Mott & Bow Jeans

Most guys dread the thought of clothes shopping and dread the thought of having to try clothes on at a store even more. With Mott & Bow, you can say …

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The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Building a Prefab Home – Types, Cost, Pros & Cons

Don’t let the term “prefab home” scare you away – today’s prefabricated homes (also termed “building systems” by the National Association of Home …

20 Habits Happy Couples Have (But Never Talk About)

<i>Nothing in this world is more difficult than love.<br>And nothing is more worth it.</i><p>A happy couple is not a ‘perfect couple’ that comes together, but an …