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Amazon's success is unparalleled — and 'Type 2 decisions' are a major reason why

Type 1 decisions are irreversible and should be made with caution. Type 2 decisions are reversible, like "two-way doors," and should be made quickly.<p>Amazon's willingness and ability to make Type 2 decisions has been a major factor in its success.<p>That's according to Scott Galloway, a clinical …

Hollywood’s Go-To Divorce Lawyers Reveal the Secrets of High-Profile Splits

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage imploded this summer, but the resolution was surprisingly swift. That’s because Hollywood divorce attorneys have more than enough practice massaging even the most rancorous of splits.<p><b>Laura Wasser,</b> lawyer to Hollywood’s rich and famous, was once asked by a …

Divorce

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

Ralph Lauren

12 successful tech executives who wake up really early

Waking up early was a common trait among CEOs surveyed by Jim Citrin at Yahoo Finance. It's also frequently cited by CEOs who relay their morning routines to Inc in one of its features, "The Way I Work."<p>Many of tech's go-getters function well on little sleep. Others are woken up by product …

Tim Cook

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Alzheimer's Disease

Running of the Bulls

Ernest Hemingway

Why execs from other companies wanted to meet with Steve Jobs on Fridays

After Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985, he bought Pixar (at the time called Graphics Group) from Lucasfilm for $5 million. He became the company's largest shareholder and CEO until Disney bought it for $7.4 billion in 2006.<p>His years at Pixar provided Jobs' with a series of "uncomplicated highs," …

Steve Jobs Almost Fired Apple Designer Jony Ive, Says Upcoming Biography

Apple's Jony Ive is now revered for his beautifully sparse product designs, but back in 1997, the Apple design chief was convinced Steve Jobs was ready to fire him.<p>The revelation came out in a Fast Company excerpt of the upcoming biography "Becoming Steve Jobs," which goes on sale Tuesday. In the …

Steve Jobs

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

Apple execs laud new Steve Jobs bio, pan an older one

Due out Tuesday, "Becoming Steve Jobs" paints a portrait of the late Apple co-founder that his colleagues say captures him more accurately than other accounts.<p>Apple's inner circle is giving a thumb's up to a new biography about Steve Jobs while simultaneously bashing the 2011 bio by Walter Isaacson.<p>…

Steve Jobs

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Instagram built a brand-new app to make photo collages

You're about to see a lot more picture grids in your Instagram feed<p>If you've spent any time on Instagram over the last few years, you've almost certainly noticed the proliferation of collage pictures — even though Instagram's default image size is rather small, users often take several photos and …

Apps

New Beautifully Surreal Acrylic and Colored Pencil Paintings by Tran Nguyen

“I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism.” It's been almost two years since we took a look at artist Tran Nguyen's paintings and since then she's created a stunning collection of beautiful acrylic and …

Art

Square Cash introduces the best bet to kill checks

Square Cash is one of those few apps I can show my non-techy friends and immediately get a wide-eyed, “whoa” kind of response. Its ability to quickly send and receive money is super slick.<p>Today two big changes to Square Cash will make it an even more attractive peer-to-peer payments service. First, …

Mobile Payments

Slack is now worth $2 billion — it doubled its value in six months

Slack, the chat app that's been the talk of the startup world for the last year thanks to its incredible growth, is in talks to raise another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The report didn't say how much Slack is seeking to raise.<p>If the report is …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …