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After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new …

How to Keep Your Business Running When You're Traveling All the Time | Inc.com

After deciding to take a hiatus from business travel, I'm back at it again. This time I've got two major conferences in a span of about three weeks. Each conference requires some travel and is a few days long so it means I won't be as readily available for my business as I usually am for about …

Business Strategy

Writing Cause and Effect Essays for English Learners

One of the most common tasks on important tests is writing cause and effect essays or paragraphs. Here are some tips to help you write a cause and …

Creative Writing

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

Books

4 Surprisingly Effective Methods for Influencing

Shutterstock<b>Influence</b> is a concept that exists at the very core of effective leadership. The use of management controls and standard operating …

Leadership

8 Steps to Spice Up Your Brand's Voice (Infographic)

Having a distinct and recognizable brand voice can really give your business a boost.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a brand, it's important to have a distinct and unique brand voice so people recognize it. However, creating that brand is often easier said than …

A study of 300,000 people found living a longer, happier life isn't just about diet, exercise, or genetics

Want to live longer? Make close friends — because research shows that friends can affect your health even more than family. The 2005 Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging found that close relationships with children and other relatives had very little impact on how long you live, but people with …

The 6 High Performance Habits that Make People Extraordinary

All successful people share six common, consistent habits regardless of their area of expertise. Everyone can emulate them.

Self-improvement

How to build your dynasty: Hire for passion, train for skill, coach for performance

Building the right team is hard. What’s more challenging is hiring for several roles at once and trying to determine how all the pieces will come together in the end. You’re trying to assess individual performance, how the team will gel, and where the gaps will be. It’s like drafting a full …

Computer Science

Experimental Japanese Typographic Kanji Characters by ‘Nozaki’

A Japanese web designer and typographer who simply goes by the name ‘Nozaki’ creates beautiful, pictorial Japanese typography that can sometimes walk …

Typography

These 4 Calligraphers Will Take Your Wedding Invitations to the Next Level

Each has mastered the art of refinement<p>Calligraphy is an art that few master and a technique that even fewer successfully focus into a business. …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Delicious CMYK Cake Print Ad Showcases Why ‘CMY Is the New Black’

Arnold Bakshayev and Alona Massasa, students from Israel’s Habetzefer Advertising School, created a delicious looking CMYK cake print ad that …

Graphic Design

Best vintage design gems from #DesignArchives so far

One hashtag, so many goodies<p>Aah, October, a time for fall sales, Halloween prep, and design delights? Indeed, it’s apparently American Archives Month, and to celebrate, a bunch of archives around the U.S. are sharing their best design blasts from the past on social media, covering everything from …

10 Graphic Design Rules You Should Never Break

In the world of fine art and graphic design, rules are often bent, or even broken.<p>It’s encouraged. Breaking the rules is considered to be edgy, …

Graphic Design

What You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Your Credit Card For

Credit cards offer more benefits and fraud protection, making them a better way to pay than debit cards or cash for most purchases. That said, there …

1 Trick Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci Used to Unlock Their Best Ideas | Inc.com

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes several appearances in Walter Isaacson's new biography of Leonardo da Vinci. The two creative geniuses have a lot in common, chief among them is their ability to marry art and science to create world-changing innovations.<p>Steve Jobs once said that the secret to …

Creativity

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep only three hours a night.<p>You'd think, …

CEOs

How One Entrepreneur Found Lasting Success By Focusing on 3 Basic Business Principles

A single-minded focus on revenue can blind you to how badly your business is really doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From the outside, a successful entrepreneur’s career is often made to look like lightning in a bottle. Hopeful leaders and young professionals with …

35 Award-Winning Wedding Photos That Do Not Disappoint

These images are on another level.<p>They say every picture tells a story, and that’s certainly true of these award-winning wedding photos.<p>Fearless Photographers ― a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography ― unveiled their latest collection of 204 stellar images on Wednesday.<p>…

Weddings

I Use This App 3 Times a Day to Calm the Hell Down

I am not the type of person one would ever refer to as "zen."<p>I get worked up over things that are probably irrational, I linger too hard on the …

How to Furnish Your Home for the First Time (Without Breaking the Bank)

Shop a similar look: Coffee Table | Rug | Flowers<p>You’ve finally done it — met a huge life milestone and bought your first home. Then, it hits you. A …

13 Genius Tips From Therapists That Will Improve Your Mental Health

An inside look at what you'd learn in therapy, tbh.<p>Of course, everyone brings their own set of experiences to the table and some people might be living with mental illnesses that make things more complicated. But hopefully you might be able to find a few pieces of advice here that can help life …

Mental Health

10 essential supplements and why you should take them

I’m often asked by clients and readers of this column whether they should be taking supplements to help achieve their training goals. My answer is that for general training goals, supplements probably aren't necessary. With a practical training plan and careful diet, you should be able to achieve …

Nutrition

Full-Frame vs. Crop Sensor Shootout: Can You Spot the Difference in These Portraits? (VIDEO)

Many photographers are more than willing to pay a significant premium for the latest full-frame cameras, but does the difference in image quality as …

The 5 Most Important SEO Tips For New Websites

markusspiske / Pixabay<p>During any working week, it’s likely I’ll be asked a couple of times by small business owners for my advice on their new …

The Biggest Retirement Savings Mistake and How to Avoid It

This common mistake could leave you strapped for cash when you retire.<p>If you're still several decades from retiring, then building a steady source of …

The Top 25 Smartest Dog Breeds

Did your pup make the list?<p>While all dogs make for best friends, some are, um, more lovably clueless than others. But when it comes to working intelligence (i.e. following commands), certain types stand out from the pack. After surveying almost 200 dog-obedience judges, psychologist Stanley Coren …