Emil van Niekerk

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>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 …

Creativity

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics, (and the DIY Drones community), said about the idea before Amazon even suggested it: “It’s incredibly stupid.”<p>Now to be clear, I’m a huge fan of …

BlackRock Is The Biggest Investor In The World — Is Its Dominance A Problem?

One firm unlikely to feature on their list is BlackRock, an investment manager whose name rings few bells outside financial circles. Yet it is the single biggest shareholder in all the companies listed above. It owns a stake in almost every listed company not just in America but globally. (Indeed, …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Wearable Tech

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cyber Monday is right around the corner and as the world’s biggest day of e-commerce volume all year, it’s a marketing opportunity not to be lost. Now is the time to start your preparation.<p>Cyber Monday is a cultural phenomenon …

eCommerce

This Chart Shows Which Plants Grow Well Together (and Which Don't)

Companion planting is one of the best techniques to grow a better garden and naturally repel pests. Some plants thrive next to certain other plants, …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

What this year's must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

Gadgets are the future of you.<p>They're the things that anticipate your needs, appreciate the gaps in your life, and understand precisely what excites you.<p>So I found myself earlier this week wandering the halls of something called the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular, in search of signs of America's …

Gear & Gadgets

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Financial Planners Dish: '7 Biggest Mistakes We See'

With all the planning we need to do for retirement, wouldn’t it be great if we could call up a retirement planner?<p>Unfortunately, “retirement planners” don’t exist. What do exist, however, are certified financial planners™, who can help you with your retirement planning.<p>And they’re happy to share …

Start Bootstrap

Forever free, open source, and easy to use.<p>Start Bootstrap is a collection of <b>free to download Bootstrap themes and templates</b>. Our themes, built with</b> …

Web Design

GOLDMAN: The Stock Market Is Presenting An Investment Opportunity We Haven't Seen In At Least 25 Years

In other words, as Kostin puts it in a note to clients, stocks with different growth forecasts are now valued at similar multiples.<p>How did that happen?<p>"Investor demand for 'value' has been pervasive," says Kostin. "Low valuation stocks have outperformed higher valuation peers by 12% in 2013 on a …