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Montblanc Announces A Smart Bracelet For Your Fancy Watch

What did I tell you? In a last-ditch effort to save themselves, watchmakers are now turning to the band in order to ensure that timekeeping remains well in the realm of the mechanical.<p>The new band, part of the Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed collection, is a little metal screen that can receive …

Smartwatches

Everyone In Management Is A Programmer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Adam Evans is the co-founder and CTO of RelateIQ.</i><p>When it comes to the task of finding and nurturing great engineering managers, misunderstandings at startups are all too common. It seems that many people assume great engineers don’t want to “give up” coding to take on leadership …

Framing

Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'?

<b>For nearly 30 years, Brian Oates has, in his words, "pig-headedly" devoted himself to a single pursuit: setting up the first commercial wasabi farm in North America.</b><p>Dozens of others in the US and Canada have tried to grow the plant - a type of horseradish that originates in Japan, where it is found …

Vancouver Island

A Review Of American Inflation Since 1872

For a comparison of headline inflation with core inflation, which is based on the CPI excluding food and energy, see this monthly feature.<p>For better understanding of how CPI is measured and how it impacts your household, see my Inside Look at CPI components.<p>For an even closer look at how the …

Economics

Wells Fargo Launches Accelerator To Promote Innovation In Financial Services

Wells Fargo on Wednesday announced the launch of its first accelerator program, which will provide funding and mentorship to young companies aiming to pioneer new financial services technology.<p>The bank will guide three startups in its inaugural class, offering them mentorship in an attempt to …

These Are Our Favorite Startups From The DreamIt NY Demo Day

This week, we met 12 new companies that graduated from DreamIt’s NY Demo Day. We have the scoop on all of them here, from the shoppable Pinterest to an ID scanning app to a real-time CRM app for all businesses. But we also decided to take a lap around the room to get a closer look at some of our …

7 Super Successful People Share Their Best Travel Tips

However, these trips prove necessary for building relationships with clients and closing deals, so it's important to make the most of them. Whether it's avoiding lost luggage, exploring new places, or simply using your time as efficiently as possible, there are plenty of ways to maximize business …

Success

Gundlach: The Fed May Have To Resurrect Quantitative Easing By 2020

In an interview with The Financial Times, Gundlach, the founder, CEO, and CIO of DoubleLine funds says that 2020 is an "interesting timeframe."<p>The FT's Stephen Foley notes, however, that, "When a bond market maven says 'interesting,' be scared."<p>Foley writes that on Gundlach's list of "interesting" …

Federal Reserve

These Are The Avoidable Mistakes Startup Founders Make Again And Again

If you are not brutally honest with yourself, you can't make informed decisions that will truly improve your company.<p>You will hide behind excuses and spin stories to yourself explaining away why you have to keep doing the rest of the things on the list.<p><i>You can't believe all the stories you tell.</i> …

Product Management

The 27 Coolest Small Businesses In The Twin Cities

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota's famous Twin Cities, have a lot of love for their local culture, from beer to bands to food trucks. Put together, there's little you can't find.<p>The Twin City small-business scene is thriving, with everything from an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed Korean restaurant …

Hair Color

How To Make Your Ikea Furniture Look Like It Doesn't Come From Ikea

Ikea's furniture has become so ubiquitous that it's difficult to make it stand out.<p>To deal with this problem, several new businesses are offering add-ons that make furniture look like it doesn't come from the Swedish mega-chain, Katarina Gustafsson at Bloomberg News reported earlier this year.<p>Here …

IKEA

With A New Focus On Brokers, Nestio Is Ready To Change The Apartment Hunt

Nestio has been serving the real estate community in New York since 2011, but is today marks the company’s biggest release yet, as real estate brokers are finally being invited to the platform.<p>After pivoting from a consumer product to an enterprise platform, Nestio worked to bring landlords into …

MAP: The Shale Boom Will Spread Beyond North America Before 2020

That's sooner than IEA previously expected. Techniques like hydraulically fracturing or "fracking" in the U.S. have allowed drillers to extract previously inaccessible oil reserves, which has fueled a surge in production and put the country on track to become the world's largest oil producer by …

Oil

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …