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13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

So no, not the one of her in the white dress blowing up over the subway grate.<p>Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't …

The AIDA Principle: Roadmap For A Lot Of Great Advertising

I’ve never actually heard advertising people mention the AIDA principle but I’m sure they know about it. To Direct Marketers, AIDA can be the almost fail-proof road map to great ads and direct mail pieces. (Any communication of any kind, really.)<p>It’s an acronym for the four key elements of an ad: …

Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features.<p>With …

How Xiaomi Beats Apple at Product Launches

The iPhone 6 is due in September.<p>The build-up to its launch will almost certainly follow the Steve Jobs M.O. Device specifications will remain a closely guarded secret until the launch date (unless an employee forgets his phone at a bar). There will be long lines at stores. We probably won’t be …

Don’t Start a Company with Your Business School Pals

If you’re thinking about co-founding a company with your B-school buddy, break it off right now.<p>This is the “Cool Kids Start Companies” syndrome. But for every Warby Parker or Rent the Runway, there are hundreds more that quietly combust in the background without fanfare or notice. And as I’ve …

The Ridiculous Supercars Of The Dubai Police Force

The force has been building up its vehicle fleet recently, and it's not worrying about cost, adding a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more — some of them worth more than a million dollars.<p>There's little practical use for a two-seat police car — where do you keep suspects …

General Motors

The Next, and Overlooked, VC Opportunity: The Middle East

Venture capital is ignoring the Middle East for all the wrong reasons. Ultimately, playing it safe will cause them to yield new opportunities.<p>I’ve interviewed over 150 impressive, young entrepreneurs and engineers throughout the Arab world. Many have visited the States (or would like to visit), but …

What Makes Employees Love Their CEO

"It's very hard to be a great CEO," says Paul Winum, senior partner and global practice leader at RHR International, the executive consulting firm. "Because the job is extremely difficult and complex there are various attributes and dimensions to being great."<p>While customers and shareholders are …

Leadership

LinkedIn Is Preferred By Executives

LinkedIn remains the top social media site for business executives (directors and above), according to a recent survey conducted by DHR International and Modern Survey. While LinkedIn holds on to this top billing, executives indicated that Twitter (27%) and Facebook (44%) were sites that they use …

The Mesmerizing Skyscrapers Of Hong Kong In Eerily Beautiful Close-up

For four years, photographer Michael Wolf explored life in Hong Kong by studying the exterior of its apartment towers. When cropped and textualized, facades of residential buildings become something other than architecture, but grids of information, charts, data, colorful patterns.<p>He writes in an …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but …

Chinese New Year

My Lunch With Lady Margaret Thatcher

Not long after Lady Margaret Thatcher had resigned as the Prime Minister of England she was out on the talk circuit. For sure, she was a star of the first order and it was in part to hear her speak that I traveled to Memphis for a Morgan Keegan conference. I had the good fortune to be invited to …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Photographer Reveals The Secret History Behind Contemporary Scenes

Seth Taras, a self-taught American artist, was hired by The History Channel for the campaign, "Know Where You Stand."<p>His pictures show modern scenes spliced with historical photographs, so that a phantom Adolf Hitler poses next to a young couple and a man talks on his cellphone next to the ghostly …

Why President Kagame Runs Rwanda Like a Business

In Western business circles, Rwandan President Paul Kagame is widely regarded as a hero. The leader of the rebel army that put a halt to the massacre of the country’s Tutsi minority by its Hutu majority in 1994, Kagame has been the country’s president since 2000 (and was the vice president and <i>de</i> …

6 Ways To Conquer Leadership Pressure

How a leader deals with pressure will tell you much about who they are as a person. Their reaction to pressure will reveal the strength of their character and conviction, what and whom they value, and whether or not they can be trusted. The reality is most people buckle under pressure. Only a few …

33 Amazing Plates Of Food

How can you just sit there chewing, content with your sad, conformist sandwich? You could be turning your food into ART.

Ice Cream

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …

“Just How Old Are You?”

<i>How old are you?</i><p>I get asked that question all the time. In meetings, on conference calls, while pitching a new client. The answer really shouldn’t matter. I find myself wondering whether male entrepreneurs get asked the same question, and why the person asking me doesn’t consider it rude.<p>Age is …

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver …

Report: Facebook's Secret Android Project Isn't a Facebook Phone But a Home Screen Dedicated to Facebook

The WSJ is reporting that Facebook's upcoming Android event will be a home screen—as in the first screen you see when you flip on your …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Will Your Twitter Account Get You Fired?

A new service offers helpful analysis.<p>You should <i>probably</i> have a sense already of whether your Twitter account might get you in trouble at your job. Like, complaining about the stupidity of your boss on social media? Not the most excellent idea! But if for some reason you are just not a very …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

The COO Marissa Mayer Hired To Deal With Ad Agencies Will Ignore 'Important Emails From Senior Agency Executives'

Agency sources tell Del Rey that, over her first eight months at Yahoo, Mayer has ignored them to an extent other companies dependent on ad spending do not.<p>One source told Del Rey that De Castro will even ignore emails from top agency executives.<p>Back when De Castro was hired, a source told us Mayer …