Matthew Davenport

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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you.

by Alexandra Ossola January 8, 2018 Robots & Machines 42421<p>The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the …

Quantum Computing

12 things you should never do in Japan

In a country with a unique culture like Japan, visitors can feel daunted by the rules and social norms that regulate public life and interpersonal relations. Foreigners visiting Japan are not expected to be familiar with Japanese etiquette, but knowing a few basics will go a long way in helping you …

Japan

Warren Buffett turns 87 on Wednesday — here's his brilliant explanation of how bubbles are formed

In honor of his August 30 birthday, we decided to look back at one of his brilliant insights.<p>Back in 2010, in an interview with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit bubble.<p>The interview comes from a document …

Investing

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

The 1970s Design Manual That Quietly Shaped Everything You Use Today

Humanscale is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s–and it’s being reissued through Kickstarter.<p>The 1970s has been a frequently revisited decade in the design world lately, most notably in the resurgence of reissued graphic standards manuals from that era. For many graphic designers, the …

Don't Underestimate the Mini Cast-Iron Skillet

The adorably tiny cast-iron skillet is the pan I reach for every day.<p>It’s never been the wasted greens or performative melancholy that’s bothered me about “cooking for one.” It’s the idea that what you’re doing requires a caveat: <i>this is just a junior varsity effort, something to fool around with</i> …

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

10 Golden Lessons from Steve Jobs

I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better. – Steve Jobs<p>Your accomplishments and …

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Theory of Connectivity<p>The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have …

Anthony Bourdain’s Roasted Cauliflower with Sesame

I am, like I’m sure many of you are, deeply disturbed by the outcome of this election. My heart breaks for this country, but more, it breaks for my …

10 Success lessons from Elon Musk – “Tesla Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+1<p>Shares 22<p>Elon Musk is now considered Earth’s most future-oriented person. He is an American entrepreneur, inventor and investor. …

Chicago entices cyclists with plan for floating, solar-powered bike path

Spearheaded by design firm Second Shore, the aim is to protect cyclists from cars and better connect the city<p>City cyclists, picture the scene: no more road-hogging drivers, no more day-dreaming pedestrians, no more puddle-splashing vehicles. Just a clean, clear ride straight downtown – and with …

World Economic Forum

What Will We Eat In 2030?

The future of food is a contested space, with multiple competing ideas about how the future will evolve. The growing human population, with a significantly increasing global middle class, will be the engine of increasing global demand. Historically, increasing wealth has led to changing consumption …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

Quantum Physics

Why drinking vinegars are set to be the buzziest wellness beverage

Make room in your fridge next to the kombucha—drinking vinegars are about to steal the healthy beverage spotlight.<p>Okay, so “vinegar drink” doesn’t …

How to Land Big-Name Contracts (Regardless of Your Company Size)

The secret to landing big contracts isn’t deeper pockets or more manpower—it’s getting prospects to trust you. Understanding this fact has not only …

Small Business

Psychologists Say There Are Six Kinds of Boss. Which Are You?

Your perception may be quite different from how your employees see you.<p>Four years into his career, "Fabian," the general manager of the Hong Kong office at a European toy company, took a leadership survey. It was conducted by the Hay Group, an international human resources firm, and it compared how …

Why It's Best Not to Tell Friends and Family Your Business Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has likely experienced the same scenario at one point: sharing a great idea and execution plan among friends and family, only to be told bluntly that it wouldn’t succeed.<p>It is frustrating, and in some ways …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Way to Build a Successful Team

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Fortune 500 CEO: The One Quality Every Leader Must Have

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership

There are seven main "stages" of business ownership, each with its own challenges and opportunities.<p>Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of …

Gary Vaynerchuk: My Advice for First-Time Entrepreneurs

I'm not promising that following this advice will guarantee your business will survive the first year, but without these considerations, you are not setting yourself up for success.<p>I've said it time and time again: Entrepreneurship is hard and it's not for everyone. If, after taking a realistic …

42 Mind-Blowing Leadership And Motivational Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Theodore <b>“Teddy”</b> Roosevelt ( Born October 27, 1858 ) in Manhattan, United States ( Died January 6, 1919 ) Cove Neck, United States was an author, …

Motivation

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

Need a Startup Logo? This Machine Will Design One for You

Mark Maker uses an algorithm to help you easily create a new design.<p>Creating the perfect logo is harder than it looks. Just ask Uber, which has been widely panned for replacing its signature "U" with a seemingly random combination of shapes. Or take a look at the tide of criticism following the …

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

The simple, 3-step formula that made Steve Jobs' speeches so compelling

He transformed the often unimaginative product launch into a theatrical production, complete with a cast, sets, props, and music.<p>At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences.<p>Remarkably, Jobs used the same 3-act storytelling …

Steve Jobs

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …