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How Googlers Avoid Burnout (and Secretly Boost Creativity)

Adam*, is an engineer on Google’s self-driving car project (now its own division, called Waymo). He says the daily pace of work borders on fanatical. …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

One simple way billionaire investor Peter Thiel identifies game-changing startups

He's most famous for his early investment in Facebook, but he also owns a stake in many startups worth billions of dollars, like Palantir, Stripe, and SoFi.<p>How does Thiel seem to find fast-growing startups so easily?<p>One good rule of thumb: look for startups that can't be articulated in the right …

Peter Thiel

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Tourist Trap or Must-See? Debating Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is one of its most popular sites. But is it worth a visit?<p><b>Yes:</b> "It’s one of the worst parts of traveling: you arrive in a new destination early in the morning, bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived, in desperate want of a shower, but you have hours to kill before you can check into …

A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

Venture Capital

To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Startups

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Employment

10 Tips to Pump Passion Into The Creative Process

Ever wonder how creatives do it — go from a vague idea to a beautifully executed final concept? Well, you’re lucky you clicked to read this because …

How to Get Superb Color in Your Photography

Color accuracy is one of the most important aspects of photography. A big part of this is getting accurate white balance. White balance relates to …

The psychology of your future self | Dan Gilbert

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

Oregon's secret surprises

Known primarily for the quirky city of Portland, Oregon is a mostly rural state that holds a landscape diversity to rival anywhere in the US. Big hitter destinations like Mt Hood, Crater Lake, Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge get heavy fair-weather traffic but there are plenty of other amazing …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Take a Tip from Bezos: Customers Always Need a Seat at the Table

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When starting a new business, it's understandable that the main focus is to develop an innovative product or service that will cause the market to stand up and pay attention. It's also clear that entrepreneurs need passion and endless …

Customers

How to Be 5 Times More Productive: Tweak Your Brain Chemistry

Here's how to bring "flow"--a psychological state where people perform at their peak--into your office.<p>If your employees' productivity levels are flagging, it may be time to pump up their neurochemicals. Fortunately that doesn't require electroshock treatment, pills, or experimental operations. All …

Steve Jobs's 13 Most Inspiring Quotes | Inc.com

Arm band technology converts body heat to energy

<b>Researchers at South Korea's KAIST university have developed a flexible thermoelectric generator that can convert body heat to power.</b><p>What if you …

Wearable Tech

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's natural to fear that your idea might be stolen. But you can't turn your vision into reality without the help of others. Sooner or later, you're going to want to ask an industry expert to evaluate your product or service. You're going …

Small Business

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

IBM Wants The Power Of The Watson Supercomputer In The Palm Of Your Hand

Since its first appearance on "Jeopardy" in 2011, many have pointed to Watson as an indicator of where we're headed with technology like Apple's Siri.<p>If fed enough data, Watson can become an expert on a seemingly unlimited number of topics. Using probabilities, it's able to work out how different …

Cognitive Computing

This carbon nanotube heatsink is six times more thermally conductive, could trigger a revolution in CPU clock speeds - ExtremeTech

By on January 28, 2014 at 11:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the most significant …