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Can PayPal Beat Apple, Google, Amazon And Icahn In The Wallet Wars?

<b>PayPal is in the center of two battles: one for control of every transaction on the planet, the other for control of its own destiny.</b><p><b>The clogged roads</b> of San Jose teem with Priuses, which merely serve as earnest slalom gates for David Marcus to blow through in his black Porsche Panamera Turbo on a …

Android Apps May Be Coming to Windows

In an effort to boost interest in its desktop and mobile platform, Microsoft is reportedly considering opening up Windows to Android apps.<p>Citing …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Life’s Work: An Interview with Salman Khan

Photography: Jonathan Sprague<p>Salman Khan was working as a hedge fund analyst when he started using online tools to tutor his cousins in math. Nine years later, his nonprofit organization, Khan Academy, draws on the same approach to offer more than 5,000 free, web-based video lessons to millions of …

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

Daniel Kahneman’s Approach For Making Better Decisions

Bob Sutton's book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, contains an interesting section towards the end on looking back …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

The Simpsons may have the smartest thoughts yet about Google Glass

"Finally, I'm not a slave to my stupid human eyeballs!" Lenny Leonard exclaims as he puts on his Oogle Goggles, a few minutes into Sunday's episode of <i>The Simpsons,</i> entitled "Specs and the City." In it, the citizens of Springfield look at Google Glass from a variety of angles, and come to a …

NSA using 'leaky apps' like Angry Birds, Google Maps to siphon user data

According to the latest documents from Edward Snowden, the NSA and its British counterpart see smartphones and the data being pulled from popular apps as a "golden nugget" of spy resources.<p>Relying on data scooped up from so-called leaky apps -- everything from Angry Birds and Google Maps to …

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Great Leadership: 7 Traits of True Leaders | Inc.com

What a perfect day to meet up with John Gerzema for a conversation about leadership styles. I have come to the Manhattan offices of Young & Rubicam to discuss Gerzema's new book, The Athena Doctrine, which argues that traits classically considered feminine are essential to effective leadership …

Professional Design of Corporate Logos (85 Examples) | Logos

Making of logos, corporate identity, branding and campaigns is not so easy as you see here. Logo designers takes couple of days to finalize the logo …