Chia Lau

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5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

These 2 charts show that the air is finally starting to come out of London's insane property market

Prices have soared since collapsing during the financial crisis, and the speed at which prices have grown has been insane. Near double-digit percentage growth has been the norm in recent years.<p>But, according to the latest data from Britain's biggest bank, HSBC, the air might be starting to come out …

Osborne’s stamp duty rises threaten to tip property market over the edge

We still desperately need affordable new homes, the Chancellor must concentrate on this, argues Bruce Ritchie<p>When George Osborne, the Chancellor, announced a steep rise in stamp duty on residential property in December 2014 he might have anticipated a quick, easy win: cooling a hot market at the …

Goldman Sachs has made a chart of the generations ... and it will make the millennials shudder

The generation that will succeed the millennials is already on the cusp of becoming more important and influential than the millennials, according to Goldman Sachs:<p>The oldest members of "Gen Z" are already 17, and entering college and the workforce in the US. They are going to be greater in number …

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to reread them several times -- often two to three times each …

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Undergrad 3 -- The "So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur" Essentials List

Dedicated to the notion that knowledge often comes when you’re studying something else, I offer up the following pre-enterpreneur (incidentally also the pre Columbia University Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology course) reading (or listening or watching) list.<p>Joe Hyams: Zen in the Martial Arts. …

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

Co-Authored by Jonathan Greechan, Founder Institute<p>Even though it's trendy in startups to say that ideas mean nothing and execution means everything, the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced. For example, even the world's best entrepreneur with incredible execution will fail if their …

9 tech companies whose products you use all the time — without knowing it

When you use Uber, for example, a number of different solutions, from payments to text messaging, work behind the scenes to make the app work.<p>Here are the applications you use every day without even knowing it.

12 Cool Things You Can Do With Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

Japan’s biggest pop star right now is a fetishized hologram

Created as a mascot for a musical software company, Miku has leapt to fame as a musical icon. Here’s how<p>Geoffrey Cain<p>April 13, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Even by the standards of pop stars, Hatsune Miku is eccentric and protean, her mystique elusive.<p>Her eyes are …

Online Resale Shop thredUp Takes On eBay With A Move Into Designer Labels

Online clothing resale shop thredUp is getting a designer injection with the launch of its “X Collection.” Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Diane Von Furstenburg will be among the coveted brands in this new category. The company’s also trotting out a new consignment payout model which aims to …

5 Ways To Build A Website Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

Most people who build their own websites swear by WordPress, which can be relatively easy to use after you’ve become familiar with the general interface and different plugins that can be added to your site. But not everyone is technologically savvy, or has the time and energy to invest in learning …

20 Brands That Help You Start A Business

New technologies and social media continue to reduce the costs of starting and operating a small business. These major brands make it quicker and easier to launch a company. Many of them also consider start ups to be one of their core constituencies. For the full story, see "How To Make Money …

Warren Buffett: 'Investing Advice For You--And My Wife' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

While Russia’s actions in the Ukraine were dominating the headlines over the weekend, Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter was also released, with its usual mix of good news, hard-headed business and investing advice to readers, and broad explanations of the performance of various Berkshire …

Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough

Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a low-cost, faster alternative for the past three years: tiny quantum devices called metal-insulator-metal diodes, or MIM diodes for short. Silicon chips …

6 Leadership Lessons Learned On A 'Backroads' Bike Trip

As previously noted at <i>Forbes</i>, luxury bike tours can be the best vacation ever. Having just returned from a Backroads bike trip, I now see why. It was outstanding. Everything clicked. One especially important component making the trip such a rich, fun and seamlessly easy experience was the …