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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Effortlessly Grow Your First Business

It's the small stuff that really moves the needle.<p>The key to scaling your first business is this: balance.<p>You're looking to balance speed with attention to detail, rapid-fire decision making with thorough due diligence. And because business never goes as planned, scaling becomes the ultimate test …

Entrepreneurship

Tesla Shows How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated

Elon Musk is having a moment. Tesla just delivered its first Model 3, the affordable model that he envisioned in his “secret” strategy some 11 years ago. He wanted to build a sports car, then build a more affordable car with zero emissions. He’s basically already there. The Model 3 has mostly rave …

Luxury Lifestyle

Long Studio / 30X40 Design Workshop

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designed as a standalone multi-functional structure, the studio outbuilding was conceived of as a stage …

How to Create Your Dream Home Office

With so many of us working from home these days, it’s about time we invested in our working environment to ensure the best experience possible. Here …

National park architecture: 7 amazing rustic buildings

Designing with nature<p>U.S. National Parks are renowned for their Instagrammable beauty, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. But they also boast a unique architectural style known as “parkitecture.”<p>President Ulysses S. Grant decreed Yellowstone the nation’s first national park in 1872, …

Why Amazon Still Acts Like a Startup (Even Though It Makes More Than $100 Billion a Year)

When companies reach a certain level of success, they often take their foot off the gas pedal. Here's why Jeff Bezos thinks that's a very bad idea.<p>Since the beginning, Jeff Bezos has been reminding his team that at Amazon, it is always Day 1. Every year, he reinforces the company's commitment to …

Business Strategy

Warren Buffett's Secret Trick to Persuasion Revealed (It's Not What You Think)

Should you admit when you make a mistake? Warren Buffett thinks so.<p>No wonder <i>Harvard Business Review</i> calls persuasion a <i>necessary art</i>.<p>When it comes to persuasion, there is an endless list of strategies, methods, and tactics we employ in order to convince others to see things our way. Effective …

Self-improvement

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'Pay women well'

<b>Fairer pay for women must be backed up by stronger policies at work, according to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.</b><p>But the firm's chief operating officer, in an interview for BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, said the first step is to "start paying women well".<p>She chose Beyonce's empowering Run The …

Why Content Marketing on LinkedIn is More Important Now Than Ever Before

LinkedIn’s not the biggest social network out there.But it’s one of the most lucrative ones.That’s because it’s full of senior-level business …

This Elon Musk Blog Post From 2006 Shows Exactly Why He's So Successful

It's called "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me)."<p>Tonight is an important night for Elon Musk, Tesla, and the entire automotive industry. At a party that starts at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company will hand over Tesla Model 3 keys to 30 of the more than 100,000 people …

Tesla

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that its most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure …

google's

'Take On Me' app turns your home into an '80s music video

A-ha's classic video for "Take On Me" was the result of painstaking effort -- it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds. Now, however, you only need an iPhone to recreate the look yourself. Trixi Studios has shown off an augmented …

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Protons

10 Uncommon Skills You'll Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Are successful entrepreneurs born or made?<p>Do you want to be successful? Of course you do. But are successful entrepreneurs born or made? If you weren't "born with" what it takes to be successful, is it something you can learn or cultivate? Or should you just give up now, and find a new job?<p>Success …

Entrepreneurship

How to Hire Your Digital Marketing Dream Team (Without a Big Brand Budget)

The concept is simple enough.If you want to build an all-star digital marketing team, then you search out the most talented individuals, convince …

Personalized Video is Changing Marketing and Sales Strategy. Here Are 3 Ways to Capitalize

These three strategies will allow you to capitalize on the personalized video trend, building stronger relationships with your customers and increasing your return on investment.<p>In today's world of high-speed Internet access, video has emerged as the leader of online content. It embodies the best …

Marketing

Commercial Real Estate Brokers And Appraisers: Technology Will Do 90% Of Your Job In A Decade

The real estate industry is covering its eyes and ears, humming loudly and pretending it is not listening. But a new report says that in a decade, up to 90% of the core tasks undertaken by people in real estate service firms could be done by technology.<p>The report, <i>The Impact of Emerging Technologies</i> …

If You Don't Manage Your Investors, You'll Get Fired. Here Are 3 Ways to Earn Their Respect

If you don't manage your investors, you'll get fired. Here are three ways to earn their respect.<p>I know a company that was fundamentally destroyed because of poor relationship management. I witnessed this fall and can say that the company and investors would have been more successful if the founders …

Investing

How Good Bosses Build Trust and Empathy (and How Bad Bosses Destroy It)

It's a walk on a tightrope for most employees. A bad boss only cares about how that makes him or her look when the employee fails. A good boss knows that failure is a way to learn the ropes.<p>"Why do you trust us so much?"<p>This was an actual question from a college student who is in a leadership and …

Mentoring

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 9 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.<p>They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job …

Why Elon Musk Spends 80 Percent of His Time on This 1 Activity

He is a designer at heart.<p>Elon Musk is doing right by design. In a recent interview on Y Combinator (often called the world's No. 1 startup incubator), Musk explained that he spends 80 percent of his time on engineering and design, developing next-generation products. He is what I call a designers' …

UX Design

Google Street View now lets you venture inside the International Space Station [Video]

Google has been working hard to capture remote landscapes that most people won’t ever be able to see in person, including a volcano. Street View’s latest adventure takes the viewer off of planet Earth and into the International Space Station (ISS)…<p>Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space …

Boost for UK fintech as Receipt Bank secures huge $50 million in funding

Insight Venture Partners led the investment, one of the biggest deals in UK fintech since Brexit.<p>Receipt Bank, launched in 2010, is a bookkeeping service aimed at small businesses. It was the first software company to automatically process information from uploaded images of receipts and invoices, …

Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investment, its third inside of two months. Permira, the private equity firm and prolific late-stage tech …

Venture Capital

Deal: Capture stunning footage with this lightweight drone — just $99

Being called a pilot was once only reserved for the highly trained. Now, you can join the elite force of pilots easily and affordably with the Fader …

Drones

This 3-D-printed artificial heart actually beats

<b>(CNN) —</b> A heart of gold may be hard to find, but a heart of silicone may be within reach.<p>Engineers at ETH Zurich used 3-D printing to make a soft, artificial heart made of the implantable material, according to research published last week in the journal Artificial Organs.<p>Though the …

World Health Organization

New Venice tri-level is all-in on flexible living space

Walls of windows and oversized glass doors at this newly built, three-level contemporary in Venice take advantage of natural light and maximize treetop and south-facing views. The lower floor, entered through a garden courtyard, is devoted to open-plan space and features a kitchen and living and …

3 Traps to Avoid on the Road to a Successful Startup

The sooner you can get to $1 of free cash flow, the more control you have over your destiny.<p><i>What are the most common mistakes new businesses and startups make when trying to be profitable? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others</i> …

Profit

What to do if you break your leg in the middle of nowhere

Know how to improvise, but try to be prepared.<p>So you’re out in the wilderness, enjoying the fresh air and leaving civilization far behind, when suddenly your friend slips and—crack! Maybe he falls onto his outstretched hand, or she lands on her leg. Either way, you have a bad feeling a bone might …

How houses were cooled before air conditioning

It’s too darn hot<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>On these sweltering midsummer days, it’s natural to want nothing more than to sit in front of an air …