Felipe Mena

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Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

MRI for all men suspected of prostate cancer could save thousands of lives - new study

Giving all men with suspected prostate cancer an immediate MRI scan would save thousands of lives a year, the results of a new study suggest.<p>A trial by British scientists found the comprehensive scan was 12 per cent more likely to detect dangerous tumours than the traditional biopsy, and that the …

Cancer

Here's a budget breakdown of a couple that makes $500,000 a year and still feels average

Americans are falling short when it comes to saving. Even some families earning six-figures have little to no savings.<p>As the example of one New York …

Personal Finance

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

What’s Behind Cape Town’s Water Woes?

Last June, Piotr Wolski began transforming his Cape Town swimming pool into a water storage tank for his home. By September, he had directed all …

This is the real reason many Americans stay poor

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media …

Superdense wood is lightweight, but strong as steel

View the videoNewly fabricated superstrong lumber gives a whole new meaning to “hardwood.”This ultracompact wood, described in the Feb. 8 <i>Nature</i>, is …

The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Have You Heard of the 4% Rule? Most Americans Haven't

The majority of Americans are either overestimating how much they can afford to withdraw from their retirement savings, or they don't know where to …

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018 | Inc.com

Today, your website is your storefront. Even if you have a brick and mortar business, many people will find you online or check you out online because getting in their car. Sure, it's nice to have a great website with content that makes you stand out, but that doesn't mean anything if you're not …

Engines

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

Arduino

Google will use lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet

There are two main components to getting an entire nation online: the last mile, and the backbone. The often-talked-about “last mile” is the final …

Internet of Things

13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do | Inc.com

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Artificial Intelligence

9 money mistakes to avoid in your 40s

Your 20s were all about setting up your financial foundation and establishing good habits. Your 30s were about life changes like getting married, having kids, and building your career.<p>In your 40s, everything is amplified even more. You've got growing kids and aging parents — and what you <i>don't</i> have …

Estos son los métodos modernos para aprender un nuevo idioma

Aprender un idioma adicional es algo más que agregarle un elemento atractivo a tu hoja de servicio. Estudios fisiológicos han encontrado que las …

Tips for Mastering the Miter Saw

14 Ways to Make Safe, Accurate Cuts with No Tear-Out<p>by Tom Caspar<p>At first glance, using a miter saw appears quite simple. But to get good …

Woodworking

The surprising, hugely positive effects of universal basic income

Skooter Mccoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Income Inequality

Este modelo de construcción de apartamentos, beneficiará a propietarios y a Airbnb

Airbnb recientemente anunció planes para asociarse con el desarrollador con sede en Florida, <i>Newgard Development Group,</i> para crear “<i>Niido Powered by</i> …

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

How to cheat your way to skiing like a pro

You know the feeling. You’ve been looking forward to your ski holiday all year, you get to the resort, the snow’s perfect, the sky is blue. And then you just can’t do it. In your head and your heart you’re carving perfect tracks on piste, or skimming through powder, but in reality your legs are …

Skiing

How to get to sleep: eight surprising tricks and tips

Despite sleep being everywhere we all do it and we all talk about the amount of hours we caught last night - none of us seem to get enough of the stuff for ourselves.<p>Adults are recommended to sleep for seven to eight hours every night, and yet almost half of us average under six hours, according to …

Be Careful About Who You Befriend At Work (Your Career May Depend on It) | Inc.com

You think you're pretty good at your job. And yet, for some reason, it seems some of your coworkers are climbing the corporate ladder in a heartbeat, while you're not. They're getting pats on the back. They're getting recognized. They're getting the jobs you want. What's up? Could it be your peer …

Las Vegas massacre reveals a troublesome, global truth

The US love affair with the Second Amendment right to bear arms is not just an American issue, it impacts us all.<p>Within the deluge of news in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, one fact seems to have been lost: that America's bloodiest gun massacre in modern history - with at least 59 killed and …

Zillow announces new app for creating 3D home tours using only an iPhone

Popular real estate company Zillow today announced work on an all-new iOS application that will make it incredibly easy for real estate agents to add interactive 3D tours of homes and apartments.<p>Zillow says the app, called Zillow Group Home Capture, will let real estate agents use their iPhone to …

10 essential supplements and why you should take them

I’m often asked by clients and readers of this column whether they should be taking supplements to help achieve their training goals. My answer is that for general training goals, supplements probably aren't necessary. With a practical training plan and careful diet, you should be able to achieve …