David Andrews

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How to control a conversation with a single word

'Think before you speak'. A common saying, but how many people actually follow that maxim? Elizabeth Stokoe does, though as Professor of Social …

This map tracks London's stinkiest places

WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the …

How to Make Money While Traveling

These next-level hacks are easier (and less stressful!) than putting your home on Airbnb.<p>Think the cost of travelling has become prohibitive? Think …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

19 hard things you need to do to be successful

You have to do the hard things.<p>The things that no one else is doing.<p>The things that scare you.<p>The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you.<p>Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous</b> …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

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Brit Morin launched her fabulous career by answering a Craigslist ad from Apple

Last week, she announced that her startup, Brit + Co, raised $20 million in funding.<p>Her home/fashion/crafts site, which combines a blog with ecommerce and online learning, is now serving 12 million people a month. And on Friday, she launched the #IAMCREATIVE foundation, which will offer grants of …

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

Dormi Turns Android Smartphones Or Tablets Into A Video Baby Monitor

A number of companies today leverage the ubiquity of smartphones in order to offer parents “connected” baby monitoring systems that can be accessed from anywhere. Often, as with devices like NapTime or Evoz, these include a monitor and camera of some sort and an accompanying mobile app. But a …

10 Simple Qualities That Can Help You Achieve Professional Success and Satisfaction in Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be happy and the desire to feel satisfied with life. To attain these goals and to achieve great satisfaction and personal satisfaction in your life and career, consider …

Who's Winning The Internet Of Things Developer War? Apple And Google

Developers are the new kingmakers, and nowhere will this resonate more than in the growing Internet of Things market. In fact, the easiest way to pick winners in this emerging field is to look for Internet of Things companies with the biggest developer populations.<p>The hitch, however, is that …

On the Red Couch with Skift CEO Rafat Ali

<i>Rafat Ali refers to himself as a “global soul.” Born in the U.K., raised in India and educated in the U.S., the former roving journalist and founder of online media hub paidContent feels at home almost anywhere.</i><p><i>These days, Ali’s online home is Skift, a travel site he founded in 2012 that features</i> …

Happiness Can Be an On-Demand App

I’ve been to two big gatherings of on-demand workers -- the service-providers available through the apps of companies such as Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit …

Beyond the grave: have you planned your digital legacy?

Failing to keep track of all your online accounts and assets could cause headaches for family members trying to piece together your digital legacy, warns Saga<p>Many of us love the convenience of downloading music, films and books, but few think about what will happen to these "assets" when we die. If …

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16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has invested in some of today' most talked-about startups, including Slack, Buzzfeed, and Instacart.<p>Andreessen Horowitz has its finger on the pulse of what's happening in tech. Over on the firm' website, its …

Laundrapp Raises Further £4M As On-Demand Laundry Apps Descend On The UK

If you live in London, you may have heard of Laundrapp, one of a plethora of on-demand laundry startups targeting the UK capital city (and other cities in the country). After disclosing a £1.5 million funding round in January, the company has been spending heavily on marketing, not least …

7 books guaranteed to give your children wanderlust

You don't need to drag your kids off to the far-flung corners of the globe to encourage a love of travel. It can be as easy as giving them a good …

Google's Android Auto in-car system is finally hitting the road

Google has announced Android Auto is now available in compatible cars across the United States, UK and Australia.<p>Android Auto is a system that works …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Totally...like... bogus: the world's worst travel advice

"Don't waste your money on bottled water! I just drank the tap water and I feel fine," brags a fellow hostel guest in Kathmandu. This person won't be seen again for three days, looking about 8lbs lighter.<p>"I never book a room before I get to a destination. It's better to visit all the hostels first, …

Budget 2015: Civil servants urged to use car-sharing apps and Airbnb to save money

George Osborne reveals plan to make UK a global centre for the 'sharing economy'<p>While Germany was busy banning Uber and France raided its offices, George Osborne used his <b>Budget</b> to embrace car-sharing apps.<p>The Chancellor revealed that Government staff will be encouraged to use technology start-ups …

6 Ways to Better Manage Your Focus and Improve Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the challenges of being an entrepreneur is always having to be “switched on,” to be constantly vigilant and on the lookout for new opportunities that will build brand awareness and promote a product or service.<p>Except being “in the …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

McKinsey Insights

Get McKinsey’s latest thinking on the biggest issues facing senior executives, everything from leadership and corporate strategy to globalization and …