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OpenKnit: Giving Fashion Designer Cred to Anyone with $750 and Some Style Inspiration

Growing up, you couldn't get cooler or more stylish than wearing something you created yourself. Proof: I had a short run as a seamstress of sorts …

Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography - Digital Photography School

Beginner's Guide to Waterfall Photography - Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you improve your waterfall photography.

What Happens In Your Brain When You Compete

Whether you thrive from the pressure of being pitted against your peers or it leaves you with a racing heart, competition can affect all aspects of your life, from your career to your relationships.<p>We asked Ashley Merryman, co-author of <i>Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing</i>, to weigh in on the …

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

Self-improvement

Tipping Waiters Makes Us Happy So It Will Never Be Banished

When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge in lieu of tips, and had refused to accept anything on top of that.<p>Meanwhile, its sister restaurant down the …

INSTANT MBA: You Can Only Understand Another Culture By Living It

"My overriding message to people wanting to work and do business in Asia is that you need to immerse yourself in the culture by living it. As an outsider you may never completely understand the culture but you have to develop empathy and a love for it to succeed."<p>Though it might be difficult for …

7 Signs You're In Over Your Head

It's surprisingly common, and not just among new managers and entrepreneurs, either. I've seen it with CEOs and executives of companies big and small, public and private. No kidding.<p>There are all sorts of reasons why, from inexperience and incompetence to lack of accountability and poor training. …

Leadership

Here's What Successful People Do On The Weekend

Everyone wants more time in a weekend. Taking a look at how these successful people use the time might give you a few ideas.<p><i>Produced by Robert Libetti</i>

Facebook's Former CTO Tells Us About His New Mobile-First Microsoft Killer

Taylor replaced Facebook's first CTO, Adam D'Angelo, in 2009 when his startup, FriendFeed, was acquired by Facebook.<p>Then the deal was valued at $50 million. But by the time Facebook went public, the stock Taylor's team had been given may have worth $330 million. Prior to launching FriendFeed, …

11 Ways Big Brands Are Chasing Millennials

Some are taking drastic measures to attract the young generation, and for good reason.<p>By 2020, 30% of all retail sales will be to millennials, said Robin Lewis, CEO of "The Robin Report" and co-author of "The New Rules of Retail."<p>"Every brand and retailer had better be re-positioning their …

McDonald's

27 Business Leaders Name Their Favorite Books Ever

Many of them cite books — whether strategy guides or novels — that inspired them or changed the way they think.

8 Factors That Affect Your Decision-Making

Making decisions is something we do every day, so I wanted to find out more about how this process works and what affects the choices we make. It turns out, there are some really interesting ways our decisions are affected that I never would have guessed. Luckily, we can take action to improve most …

Framing

INSTANT MBA: You Need To Be A Good Storyteller To Survive In Business

"Good stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don't ... unfortunately, in the era of PowerPoint and status updates, many of us …

How A Bike Tour Company Became The #1 TripAdvisor Activity In Brooklyn In Just Over A Year

Get Up and Ride is a Brooklyn based bike tour company that highlights off the beaten path sites and provides an insider perspective into what's cool in some of New York's hottest neighborhoods.<p>From stops at rooftop farm Brooklyn Grange to a slice at Williamsburg's Best Pizza restaurant, Felipe …

Apple's 'Mission Statement' Is Making People Worry That The Company Has Gone To Hell

The executive's reaction to this mission statement was not positive. He took it as a sign that Apple has changed fundamentally — and for the worse — since Steve Jobs died.<p>I don't know what Apple's official mission statement was when Steve Jobs was alive - but I'd be shocked if it was this pathetic …

The 10 Riskiest Industries In America

In a new report, IBISWorld has identified ten of America's riskiest industries.<p>These industries do offer growth opportunities for investors, but are largely expected to decline the most between now and 2018.<p>We drew on the report to highlight both the risks and opportunities in each of the …

7 Keys To Creating A Killer Brand

What do Urban Outfitters, Oracle, The Home Depot, Warby Parker, Hulu, Apple and 1-800-Flowers share in common? Well, not much. Except that they're all killer brands.<p>My focus in life is entrepreneurship. And whether you're launching a B2B startup or a new consumer play, a tech startup or more …

Wrapping Paper Entrepreneurs Are Proud To Have No Business Plan

Ryland Arnoldi (L) and Sam Seidman (R) stand with their wrapping paper. Wrapped<p>Wrapped co-founders Ryland Arnoldi and Sam Seidman have been building their wrapping paper and design startup for a year and a half without any definitive business projections, and they're not going to create any …

Does location impact UK business success?

But the stereotypical notion of picking a prime business location may make less difference than we think.<p>Is location actually irrelevant to success? …

CBS and Time Warner Cable bring new tricks to an old TV fight

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: ollyy<p>Should viewers have to pay $1 or $2 to watch CBS(s cbs) channels? Time Warner Cable(s twc) and the broadcaster …

Business news and markets: as it happened - August 5, 2013

Upbeat data from the US service sector follows record-breaking growth in the UK private sector, but markets remain unfazed.<p><b>Latest</b><p><b>17.42</b> And that is where we are going to close the live blog today.<p>We will be back bright and early tomorrow but until then you can read all the news on <b>Telegraph Finance</b> …

Stock Markets

JetBlue unveils first-ever business class "suite seat" with sliding door: http://f-st.co/rQjFm6Y

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

Everyone's Focused On The Wrong Skills Gap And It's Hurting Business Everywhere

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are declining in North America, even as college and University enrollment rises. I'm not talking about the ability to write poetry or do calculus- I am talking about the essential skills that are needed by the majority of our workforce to perform everyday tasks, …

Music Man Turned Tech CEO: Investor Money Won't Solve A Startup's Problems

Expand The Room team members work together on a group project. Expand The Room/James Cole Expand The Room (ETR) CEO James Cole says millennial entrepreneurs are disillusioned by the fairy tale that money from investors solves all of their startup problems.<p>After building the web and mobile …

Why Results-Based Management Could Finally Close The Gender Gap

Now we've got to go all the way, says management guru Jody Thompson, who created the Results Only Work Environment along with Cali Ressler.<p>ROWE, which Thompson advocates through her consultancy, CultureRX, allows employees 100% autonomy and accountability, judging workers on production alone.<p>For …