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What a Collection of 1000-Plus Die-Cast Cars Looks Like

What do you do when your obsession with model cars starts to take over your house? You build them a room of their own.<p>What do you do when your obsession with model cars starts to take over your house? You build them a room of their own.

5 Ways Drones Could Come to Your Rescue

You probably heard Amazon's idea to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for home delivery. But what if, in addition to delivering our purchases, drones could also protect people or save us from harm.

America's Biggest Tunnel-Boring Machine Is Stuck Beneath Seattle

What's wrong with big Bertha?<p><b>Poor Bertha. North America's largest</b> tunnel-boring machine, measuring 57.5 feet in diameter, hasn't moved more than 4 feet along its 1.7-mile route since Dec. 7. And she isn't going anywhere soon, either: Crews must now replace broken bearing seals inside the 7000-ton …

What Makes WhatsApp So Valuable?

Facebook's newest startup addition could finally usher in the extinction of traditional SMS and expands the social media giant's influence abroad.<p>Yesterday, Facebook announced that it would acquire WhatsApp, the fastest growing messenger service in the world, for an eye-popping $19 billion. This is …

2014 Mini Hardtop: The Not-So-Mini Mini Grows a Little More

Mini's third-gen coupe is larger and more grown-up but still clings to its unshakeable sense of cute.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Spring 2014<p><b>Base Price:</b> $21,245 to $24,895<p><b>Competitors:</b> Chevrolet Sonic, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Smart ForTwo<p><b>Powertrains:</b> turbocharged 1.5-liter I-3, 134 hp, 162 lb-ft; …

The Fabulous Life Of Tech Billionaire Marc Benioff

He helped invent a a whole new category of tech called "software-as-a-service," where companies rent their software over the Internet, instead of install it on computers.<p>The concept almost died at birth. Shortly after Salesforce.com launched, the Internet bubble burst.<p>Benioff persisted, however, …

Silicon Valley

Netflix Drone 2 Home is Way More Fun Than Amazon's Version | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs and drones just seem to go together.<p>Amazon says it’ll deliver by drone to your house. Lakemaid Beer wants to deliver beer via drone to ice fishermen on frozen lakes. Now Netflix, tongue firmly in cheek, ups the ante: In its video (embedded below) it says it’s going to send a drone to …

Drones

the Future of Corporate Innovation

In 2012 I got together with Alexander Osterwalder, Henry Chesbrough and Andre Marquis to think about the Lean and the future of corporate innovation. …

5 Things Managers Should Know About The Big Data Economy

At the beginning of the 20th century, most people lived as if it were the middle ages. Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture. …

Why Performance Reviews Don't Work-And What to Do Instead | Inc.com

In his book, <i>Get Rid of the Performance Review: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing and Focus on What Really Matters</i>, Samuel Culbert, professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, calls traditional employee reviews "destructive and fraudulent" displays of "power and subordination."<p>…

Human Resources

HR Trend Institute follows, detects & encourages HR trends

The HR (Human Resources) Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends. In the people and organization domain and in related areas. Where …

Seven innovation metaphors for HR professionals

Here are seven metaphors and tips to help an HR professional drive innovative behaviour.<p>1. Lift the veil - why does your organisation want to …

The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

The Perfect Place to Work

The Future of Work; what does this mean for me?

<b>by Denis Pennel</b><p><b>for staffingamericalatina</b><p>I recently spoke at the Global Recruiter magazine Summit 2014: “Deliver the Future”. The summit explored the …

How to Hire Outstanding Employees: Lessons From Google | Inc.com

Hiring is very serious business at Google.<p>For a long time, the search giant was known for lobbing complicated brainteasers at applicants--puzzles such as how many golf balls fit into a school bus?--in the name of hiring the smartest people around. But last year, VP of people operations Laszlo Bock …

Employment

About the megatrends | Leadership 2030

<b>Leadership 2030 equips leaders for the seismic changes on the horizon, and the overwhelming challenges they will face.</b><br>The book unveils the six …

How to Attract Top Talent

Every company wants to know how they can create and sustain a profitable culture that attracts and retains top talent. Fortunately, there are many …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Japan

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego