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34 Random But Seriously Clever Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Skyrocketing In Popularity

When it comes to products on the internet, there are two types of weird: "Why would anyone ever spend money on <i>that</i> thing" weird, and the products so …

How to Make Money With an Online Drop Shipping Business

When starting an online business, one of the key elements is having products to sell. In fact, without products… you don’t have a business at all. …

4 Rare (and Brilliant) Things Smart Leaders Do to Get Respect

The most unique leaders demonstrate some rather unusual behaviors not commonly seen in the corporate world. Is it any wonder they're so wildly successful?<p>Think about the great entrepreneurs who fuel success and make the business world go around. People like Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Jeff Bezos, …

Leadership

3D metal printer raises VC at $1 billion valuation

Desktop Metal, a Massachusetts-based maker of 3D metal printing systems, has raised $115 million in Series D venture capital funding. Investors …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

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How to Reach Your Potential

Dear friend,Your ceiling has no limits. Why do you hold yourself back?1. You have no ceilings.First of all, know that you have no glass …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Leadership

The 5 C's of Great Leaders

Want to be a stronger leader? Build a stronger team on these five principles.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting …

Leadership

Industrial Designer Changes Sneaker Housing Blueprint With New Storage Concept

Sneaker triangles?<p>One problem many sneaker enthusiasts have is the storage method for the countless amount of boxes they have in their possession. One industrial designer by the name of Tomislav Zvonaric shared his idea for a new design that changes the shape of sneaker boxes to triangles. This …

Most Buzzed Designs of May 2017

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in May 2017.<p>What …

Industrial Design

15+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

This week, why not learn something new? Research shows that gaining a new skill helps to keep your brain sharp. In fact, in a study about memory, a group of 200 older people made the biggest leap in memory improvement when they learned digital photography and Photoshop.<p>Of course, that’s not the …

Framing

Design Experience That Matters, Book Review: The Back of the Napkin

How simple cartoons can help us to explain and visualize complex concepts<p>Cartoons! They carpet the walls of our studio, and they make frequent …

Design

5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design

Even amateurs can and should master the basics of design, insists this pro.<p>As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something …

UI Design

These futuristic origami-style utensils should be in every kitchen — check them out

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>If you've ever spent hours organizing your kitchen, you know how Amr Aboelnasr felt when he first thought of the idea behind the Ori-Kit.<p>The brainchild of Aboelnasr and Egyptian artist Anas Elshafey, the Ori-Kit offers six foldable, portable, and lightweight utensils inspired by …

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

The future is coming faster than you think. You need to prepare.<p>Any fool on the street can tell you that technology is changing at a whiplash-inducing pace. What's much more difficult to predict is which technologies specifically are about to hit big. Manage to divine that information before the …

Track Down

The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing - MIT Technology Review

It’s less than two months before his company’s initial product launch, and CEO Ric Fulop is excitedly showing off rows of stripped-down 3-D printers, …

"Simplicity is the key to excellence" says Dieter Rams

In a rare interview, German designer Dieter Rams has called for a return to well-made, long-lasting products, even if it comes at the expense of …

Product Design

The dark psychology of dehumanization, explained

As anti-Muslim rhetoric increases under Trump, more Americans are seeing Muslims as less than human.<p>You can think of human psychology as a series of overlapping mental programs. One program identifies faces as individuals we recognize. Another is working memory, which allows us to make quick …

Religion

Light-Based Computers Will Run at Least 20 Times Faster Than Your Laptop

We can't wait!<p>For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called Moore's Law, which is not a law but more an axiom …

Nanotech

Glass Bricks, Aluminum Foam, and 3D-Printed Steel: Meet the "Supermaterials" of the Future

New exhibition 'SuperMaterial' looks at the innovative new products being created and researched in labs, startups, and institutions across the globe.<p>Basalt fiber concrete, facades made from pollution, 3D-printed steel, aluminum foam, glass bricks—these are the 'supermaterials' not of tomorrow, …

The Most Important People A Business Leader Can Ever Hire

Of all kinds of employees business leaders hire while in office, one kind stands out: people who are prepared to tell them when they are wrong.<p>Classical Greek philosophers have a name for this kind of employees: haeretics, people who are prepared to question the direction of the corporate ship, see …

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader

There is no better time than right now to question your current standards of leadership and set new, extraordinary ones for yourself.<p>You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people …

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Turn your workstation into a creative supercomputer

You can never have too much computing power to work with, especially if you're doing intensive 3D or VR work, but even if you're only using Photoshop …

Smart cities need more industry partnerships, less gadget worship

While a dizzying array of connected gadgetry is vying for room on city leaders’ wish lists, industry experts advise less focus on the technology itself and more on industry partnerships that can build out smart cities.<p>At the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors held in Washington, D.C., Joanne Hovis, …

Smart Cities

The eco guide to good plastic

Ellen MacArthur and the New Plastic Economy initiative are determined to make a real difference in tackling the terrible problem of our plastic-polluted oceans<p>Last summer Adidas released a good-looking trainer with uppers made using plastic recovered from the ocean. Everyone was very excited, but …

Sustainability

Turn into a robotics mastermind with the 2017 Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle (84% off)

We all have visions of being a technical genius, whipping up amazing robotics and electronic innovations at the drop of a hat. Making that dream happen isn’t as farfetched as you might think, at least not if you grab the Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle. Right now, you can get the components …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this …

Business Strategy

3 Top 3D Printing Stocks to Buy Now

The 3D printing industry may not have advanced as quickly as some observers hoped over the last decade, but it's quickly changing the way companies and consumers think about manufactured products. It's now possible for a designer to print a part over lunch or for a manufacturer to make a short run …