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3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

“The James Bond 007 film was like an ejector seat from normality into a crazy circus world,” said actress Rosamund Pike. Read more from W's May cover star here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/x2ze Photo by Willy Vanderperre, styled by Olivier Rizzo.

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

Management

Why Aren’t People Freaking Out About iBeacon?

The new iOS 7.1, which Apple launched this week, contained massively improved iBeacon functionality.<p>Among these improvements is that Apple has cancelled an element of user permission. Once you’ve installed a store’s app — say, for example, Apple’s own Apple store app — that store can put messages …

Apple Store

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Total Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Yield:</b> 3 loaves<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups flour<br>• 1 t. baking soda<br>• 1 t. baking powder<br>• 1 t. salt<br>• 6 …

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The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market for home automation, the home automation market …

Why Content Marketing is the New Branding - Copyblogger

Branding isn’t your company name.<p>It’s not a tag line. It’s not a logo.<p>Branding is just another name for creating a perception.<p>When marketers ask, …

Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days trapped at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

Why micro-content is big business

Mobile video is changing the content industry from the ground up, from creators to advertisers, from interaction to infrastructure. I spoke to some of the people making big business from small content.<p>"We have a long history of technology influencing the content that's created, its always been that …

Want to make money? Study says Instagram beats Twitter, Facebook in brand engagement

Where can brands get the best results promoting themselves online? Twitter is receiving hype as an advertising tool, but according to a new study, …

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a …

Bitcoin

5 Ways to Develop a Unique Selling Proposition

A unique selling proposition, which defines your company’s unique position in the marketplace, is an important part of creating pricing power and a …

Business Strategy

TWIN: A Bench With Social Character

TWIN is a modular bench designed by Andrea Rekalidis that can easily transform into different configurations depending on your style and use. Besides …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Google's homegrown Dart web programming language emerges from beta

While Google giveth and taketh away end-user apps, it's generally been good to developers -- all the better to get new tools into the wild. One of those pet projects, Dart, is now out of beta and into a "production ready" version 1.0 SDK, according to Mountain View. In a nutshell, it's a …

How to get started with Content Marketing in B2B? The Educated Approach

In order to be successful and rise above the clutter, serious B2B companies are starting to pay more and more attention to content marketing.<p>B2B …

From Promotion to Emotion: Connecting B2B Customers to Brands

Forging emotional connections with consumers has long been at the heart of business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing. For business-to-business (B2B) …

Sour-cream and vodka ice cream recipe

A grown-up version of vanilla ice cream, made with sour cream and a splash of vodka – perfect with baked fruits.<p>I’m almost scared to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of plain vanilla ice cream (made with regular cream). I like something with a touch of acidity, which this has (not to mention a …

Ice Cream

Top 10 horror movies

Peter Bradshaw on horror<p>Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the prohibitions of taste and thinkability in a way few other genres can match. Classics of the genre were produced in cinema's very earliest days – the vampire nightmare Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr Caligari from the world …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Companies will only survive if they adapt quickly and stay in tune with their customers’ changing habits

Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, on why firms must keep pace with their fast-changing clientele.<p>Beloit College in Wisconsin produces a “mindset list” each year. As a new class of students joins, it captures changing cultural reference points, marking the time as generations advance.<p>The …

Digital Foundry vs. the Xbox One architects

Two months away from the release of the next generation consoles, many have already made up their minds about which machine offers more gaming power …

The Wrath of Putin

Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the richest man in Russia when he dared confront then president Vladimir Putin, criticizing state corruption at a meeting with Putin in February 2003. Arrested that fall, then convicted in two Kafka-esque trials, Khodorkovsky has been imprisoned ever since, the once …

The most important step to keeping a great notebook is organization. No one knows that better than web designer Ryder Carroll. After a decade of development, he has just released a system for note-taking that promises to change the way you work and play, or at least the way you record doing so: http://f-st.co/wOaEVar

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first to Birmingham (September 18), then Manchester (September 27) and …

Small Business

The 10 best yoghurt recipes Ten different ways to cook with yoghurt: from marinated lamb to spicy labneh, you'll be surprised how versatile this fridge staple can be http://t.gu.com/nZgKB Photo: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian