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20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business

I confess that when I watched my first business video on YouTube, I winced. It was bad. The lighting was terrible, the editing was frightful and the host sounded like yet another corporate drone that has come to define the modern executive.<p>But then, I started to discover a few gems, then a few …

Marketing

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Technology is eroding our ability to understand what's real and what's just an illusion

If we were to take a television back in time — to the Middle Ages, say — and show off a Blu-Ray film (our time machine has a power supply), we might imagine that those medieval people would have no idea how we created such a stunning illusion.<p>Our audience would presumably want to try to look inside …

Tracking down India's $4 smartphone

In a country hungry for smartphones, can something this inexpensive be a reality?<p>Last month, an India-based mobile manufacturing company named Ringing Bells announced a series of ultra-low budget, domestically-produced mobile handsets. These new phones included India’s cheapest 4G smartphone at …

Mobile

Apple Engineers Might Refuse to Help Government Unlock iPhones

So far the Apple v. FBI debate has played out at the very highest level, with Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey trading public barbs on …

A CEO shares 3 important business skills you won't learn in school

In recent years, most of us knew about Steve Jobs's exit from the Ivy League to pursue his dreams. But I am not about to rest on one side of the debate or the other.<p>The fact is that a formal education will bring you up-to-speed on the latest develops, and history, of your chosen field.<p>In addition, …

Disney's Jungle Book Is 100 Percent Green Screen, But It Looks Realer Than Real Life (UPDATED)

This April, when audiences sit down to see Disney’s new live-action movie of <i>The Jungle Book</i>, they aren’t going to think about its technical …

Animation

The Best National Park for Every Type of Traveler

Grand Teton has some of the most rugged peaks and terrain in the country. Located only a few miles south of overly crowded Yellowstone, this park is …

Intelligent Energy's hydrogen-powered iPhone lasts a week #CES2016

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

New York grilled-cheese truck wins top street food award

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York grilled-cheese food truck whose proceeds go to help formerly incarcerated youths has won the top Vendy award for best …

The Shark Tank Guide to Surviving the Treacherous Waters of Entrepreneurship

For starters, consider the slim odds of landing a spot on the Emmy-winning ABC show. Last year, 45,000 entrepreneurs applied for an audience with …

Behind The Siri Killer Facebook M, A Battle Over AI's Future

Facebook’s test release today of a digital assistant inside its Messenger app is a shot across the bow of the Internet’s biggest companies: Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.com. It’s also the latest salvo in a high-stakes battle over the ways artificial intelligence should transform the way we …

This is how much it will cost LA to host the 2024 Olympics

It will cost Los Angeles around $4.6 billion to host the 2024 Olympics, if the math done by the nonprofit group working to bring the global sports …

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

The Italian Way To Identify Good Coffee

<i>Image by David Joyce via Flickr</i><p>Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and …

This clever poker app turns your iPhone into your card hand and your iPad into the dealer

Bold Poker has been around for a while now, but we were recently reminded of just how awesome the app is thanks to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.<p>One of the coolest things about Bold Poker is that it's designed to recreate rather than replace your typical poker night, allowing you to use real chips …

Apple's iPhone 6S is going to be nearly indestructible, new leaked video claims

It looks like the next iPhone will be made of the same durable material found in the Apple Watch Sport, according to Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, who claims to have gotten his hands on the rear shell for Apple's next iPhone.<p>This means that its frame is likely to be much stronger than that …

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt have invested in a startup that makes shower heads

The New York Times reports that Nebia has designed a new kind of shower head that it says can reduce the amount of water used by up to 70%. Average showers take around 20 gallons of water, but Nebia says that showers using its shower heads only use about six gallons.<p>The shower head reduces the …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

This Apple patent could change the way you use your iPhone

Apple [fortune-stock symbol=”AAPL”] has filed a patent for a system that would recognize when an iPhone is smudged, according to Business …

Patents

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

Google Gave Away a $1 Million Design Guide for Free

Google introduced the world, and more specifically designers, to a whole new way of thinking about User Interface and User Experience design at …

Daredevil Robbie Maddison Go Surfing With A Dirt Bike (Video)

Forget surf boards and jet skis, what you need for surfing is a dirt bike, daredevil Robbie Maddison has been surfing on his dirt bike in Tahiti.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

OnePlus founder: Third phone will be out before the end of the year

In a quick, but far-reaching, interview with USA Today, Carl Pei (OnePlus co-founder) states that his company will have a second phone out this year, hopefully in time for Christmas. He didn’t give any clues as to what the phone may or may not feature, but he did say it’d be a tough choice between …

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Have you ever considered writing a book? Could a book about you or your business have a positive impact on sales? So, what's stopping you? The most common reason (excuse?) I hear is, "I don't have the time, I'll get to it someday." Or there's always, "I just can't get my thoughts on paper," and, "I …

Writing

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

What Happens After You Win on *Shark Tank*: Stella Valle Jewelry Designers

Ever binged on a few episodes of <i>Shark Tank</i> and wondered what it's like being an entrepreneur going through the experience? It's easy enough to chart what happens to brands post-tank (see here and here), but what does it <i>feel</i> like? <i>Glamour</i> connected with sisters Ashley Jung and Paige Dellavalle, the …

7 successful entrepreneurs on the worst advice they ever received

But sometimes, it's hard for new business owners to decipher which nuggets of wisdom are helpful and which will actually do harm.<p>As a new entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly make wrong turns when you start your own business, but it's better to own your mistakes instead of following bad advice that …

Entrepreneurship