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The 7 Best Carry-On Travel Bags

They’ll fit in the overhead compartment—but with style this good, TSA might just confiscate your luggage anyway<p>From business travel to impromptu weekend getaways, it’s always nice when you feel like your luggage is working with you, not against you. Carry-on bags in particular—usually an …

Foursquare has an amazing 'superpower' that wants to take over your phone

One of the top-rated pizza places in Brooklyn on Foursquare is called Lucali.<p>The first time I went there for dinner a couple of months ago, I sat down at a table, picked up the menu, and felt my iPhone vibrate. It was Foursquare sending me a notification with one of the app's millions of …

Apps

Articles about super minimal steel and concrete villa unusual facade on Dwell.com - Dwell

A cross-hatch covering adds a playful note to a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia.<p>A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.<p>Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of …

Go on a 365-Day Vacation Around the World for $75,000

Intrepid Travel has introduced what could be the most interesting year of your life, if you've got the money to spend.<p>Taking a year off to travel the …

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

16 essentials for the ultimate man cave

We've put together a list of items that will make the place look classy, keep it entertaining, and transform it into a prime space for relaxation.<p>From a pool table made from the parts of a Ford Mustang to drinking glasses that won't ever spill, here are 16 items that can take your man cave to the …

Man Caves

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

500 Startups is betting on centaurs and ponies in Southeast Asia

500 Startups is becoming increasingly active as a VC firm globally, and particularly in emerging markets like Southeast Asia.Its total number of …

Venture Capital

The demographics that make LinkedIn's audience so valuable to businesses

LinkedIn is a valuable platform for brands interested in its highly educated, relatively mature, professional audience.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics are still shifting.<p><i>Here are a few of the key takeaways</i> …

Social Media

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Employment

How technology is changing the way we plan and experience events

Events and event planning are evolving into new, dynamic formats. Old models are falling away and technology is giving both planners and event …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

8 Affordable Conversion Rate Optimization Tools To Try

<i>Paul Rogers works as Digital Marketing Manager for The Inviqa Group and is also the founder of MageSEO.</i><p>Conversion rate optimization (CRO) has remained a hot topic over the last few years, and more companies are starting to allocate larger proportions of their budget to optimize their websites for …

Who’s Afraid of Data-Driven Management?

From a management perspective, making decisions based on data is a clear win. Yet it’s often difficult to adopt a data-informed culture. In every organization, there are teams and employees who embrace this transition, and those who undermine it. To convert your biggest data skeptics, the first …

The Innovation Strategy Big Companies Should Pursue

The inability of established firms to come up with breakthrough innovations is a truism today. It wasn’t always so. Joseph Schumpeter, the 20th century economist known for heralding the role of innovation in the evolution of society, argued that established firms were best positioned to innovate …

Strategy Is Iterative Prototyping

Managers have no way of predicting with any certainty what will happen with respect to an industry and its likely evolution, customers and their likely preferences, a firm itself and its potential capabilities and cost structure, and competitors and their likely responses/actions. We just can’t do …

The woman who ran Uber’s surge pricing says food can be engineered like transportation

As on-demand rides racked up some controversy this week, the on-demand meal space had its share of news too. First, dark horse, Peninsula-based …

Simplifying Future-Work Part 2

Part 1 on Simplifying work for the future introduced the observation from <i>The Economist</i> of two divergent views of reducing complexity—defining new models of organizations versus scaling down into core principles and flexible groups—that I think are really one an the same. While I simplify the …

Why Energy Is Technology's Next Big Thing

J. Paul Getty, one of the wealthiest people of the 20th century, reportedly said that his formula for success was, “rise early, work hard, strike oil.” It was, after all, energy that made the industrial age hum.<p>Of course, these days ambitious young go-getters are much more likely to seek their …

Pricing, The Secret – Series

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5 signs your customer experience is broken ... and 5 ways to fix it

by Mark Cameron<p>As a consultant I sometimes spend more than a reasonable amount of time on planes. Recently I travelled between New Zealand and …

Customer Experience

Achieving Customer Experience Leadership in the Era of Big Data

SALT LAKE CITY, May 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The promise of Big Data is within reach if managers can understand how to best mine that data for …

Would Buying This Glazed Waterfront Designer Villa Make You Happier?

Captivating the eye with its natural beauty from behind a glass wall, the Mediterranean Sea was the anchor needed to convey the feeling of freedom …

ChebyshevTrendPro app review: gives you the underlying trends of all the stocks in Yahoo! Finance

Introduction<p>Whether you’re a mid-term investor or an intra-day trader looking to scalp a few extra points here and there, this is a very well …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 6: Finishing the Prototype

<i>Do you have an idea for an app, but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each</i> …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …