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The 10 Coolest New Features on the 2019 Porsche Cayenne

5 Things The World's Most Exceptional Thinkers Have in Common | Inc.com

Originals drive creativity, innovation and ultimately change the world. History's best minds have a lot of things in common. Every great achievement you have heard about or probably used came from exceptional thinking. From Einstein to Jobs, and Musk, here are five things the world's greatest minds …

Creativity

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

"#IntegrativeThinking is powerful...I truly believe it leads to more effective and more creative choices." - @ProcterGamble CEO David Taylor https://t.co/L0STPIPvqK

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

Uber’s C.E.O. Choice Faces a Question of Ambitions

In private and sometimes in public, Travis Kalanick was fond of describing Uber, the car-hailing service he co-founded and commanded absolutely, as the Amazon of the transportation business.<p>The similarities were clear. Amazon began as an online bookstore, but it was never just about selling books; …

Hospitality

Dramatic before-and-after photos show ‘surreal’ flooding in Texas

Harrowing images have emerged out of Texas showing just how high the floodwaters have gotten since Hurricane Harvey made landfall.<p>The …

How to Allow Flexible Work Without Playing Favorites

We live in an era where just about any product or service can be tailored to fit customers’ needs and desires. Organizations are frequently doing the same for employees, providing customized work arrangements, or what are often called <i>idiosyncratic deals</i> or <i>i-deals.</i> Denise Rousseau originally …

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

The Geography of Innovation

The suburbs generate more patents, but cities generate more unconventional innovations, a recent study finds.<p>Which type of place is more innovative—dense, diverse cities or sprawling, homogeneous suburbs? For most self-described urbanists, the answer would seem obvious. The density and diversity of …

Innovation

How do electric cars produce maximum torque instantly?

Most electric cars aren't normally associated with performance, but they are able to achieve something gasoline-powered cars can't: peak torque at …

U.S. Mayors Are Backing Innovation Districts To Transform Their Cities' Brands

Mayors across the U.S. are investing significant resources to develop what the Brookings Institution calls “innovation districts,” in an attempt to …

Fundamentals: How Scribd raised $50 million in funding to become the ‘Netflix of reading’

Silicon Valley co-founder Trip Adler on hustling, timing and raising less money than you need<p><i>This is the first in a series about the nitty gritty of</i> …

How Slack Would Complete Amazon's Empire

Hundreds of millions of people use Amazon. It's the largest online retailer by far. It offers a collection of increasingly popular streaming movies …

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you're probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

Self-improvement

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, …

Venture Capital

10 Product of the Year 2017 winners

Here are the Canadian products that pushed the boundaries of innovation this year<p>Each year for three decades, Canadian consumers and a jury of …

How to Use Design Strategies to Build a Life You Love

“Life’s ambiguous, you don’t always know what’s going to come next—design thinking is a nice framework for this.”<p><b>Leah Weiss</b> is a professor at the …

Great Design Thinkers: Tim Brown on Design Thinking

This is the first in a new series of articles on contemporary design thinkers. We begin with Tim Brown, who is CEO and President of IDEO, a global …

The Social Life of Information: Updated, with a New Preface

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 14, 2017</b><p>"Should be read by anyone interested in understanding the future," "The Times Literary Supplement" raved about the original edition of "The Social Life of Information." We're now living in that future, and one of the seminal books of the Internet Age is …

Microsoft wants to redesign the office with Surface-powered 'Creative spaces'

Microsoft wants to change the way you think of the office (no, not the software). The company today announced a partnership with Steelcase – a 105-year-old office furniture and design company – to show off its vision of futuristic office spaces where productivity and creativity go hand and hand. …

Office Furniture

Can Design Really Drive Innovation?

This week some of the world’s most influential designers are gathering in Singapore to talk about the future of innovation, and Time Inc is helping …

When America Was Most Innovative, and Why

The competitiveness of the U.S. economy depends on technological progress, but recent data suggests that innovation is getting harder and the pace of growth is slowing down. A major challenge in business and policy spheres is to understand the environments that are most conducive to innovation. One …

If You Want To Know How Technology Will Affect Your Work, Look at These 3 Long-Term Trends | Inc.com

Work used to be pretty simple. You got up in the morning, did your job and came home at the end of the day. Most people spent their whole career doing pretty much the same thing for the same employer. They were judged by their skill, diligence and seniority and, at the end of it all, they looked …

Innovation

Clay Christensen's Surprising Take On Ikea, Google And Milkshakes

You know Clayton Christensen. He’s the Harvard Business School professor who upended the way we think about giant companies — and their tiny competitors — with his landmark 1990s books about disruption and the Innovator’s Dilemma.<p>Christensen is 64 now, which entitles him to the academic equivalent …

Innovation

What to Do When Your Coworkers Won’t Stop Talking About Politics

We know that work is one of the leading causes of stress for American adults. But in the aftermath of a heated presidential campaign, we were curious about whether political talk was adding an extra layer, threatening job performance, productivity, and employee well-being.<p>The American Psychological …

How to Make Your Website a Powerful Marketing Machine

Not so long ago, websites were purely used to deliver product and services information to target customers…<p>But they have morphed into a …

10 Inspiring Houses

From clever materials to coastal living, here's what caught our eye this week.<p>1. Geometry for the Win<p>The Nida House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen starts with a small floor at the bottom and gradually increases size at each level of the five-story home. Located in Chile, the structure is made from …

Architecture

15 awesome start-ups to check out in Austin

Some of the best start-ups in the US aren’t in Silicon Valley. They are in places such as Austin in Texas, home to the annual SXSW tech and culture …

Startups