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Impeccable timing, from Nissan

Well, how’s this for timing?<p>On the eve of the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, Nissan released a brief teaser video and photo stills of what may be the most compelling new product headed to the German financial capital.<p>The Nismo Watch Concept draws its name from Nissan’s in-house tuning division, which …

North America

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Top Gear

Web Design by Sergei Gurov for HomeMuse Gallery

Website Design.<p>Saint Petersburg, Russia-based art director, graphic and web designer Sergei Gurov created the website design for art gallery and …

Associated Press News

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How to Ruin Business Relationships | Inc.com

Perhaps you know someone like our old business colleague. Let's call him Sam. When we worked with Sam, we spent time in each other's homes, went on international business trips together, helped each other's kids. Now and then, we'll send Sam a quick catch-up email or phone message, but he never …

Employee Engagement

Startup Culture’s Lack Of Diversity Stifles Innovation

Startups disproprtionately create apps for the young and well-off… and they’re missing out on profits and innovation by ignoring other groups.<p>If you’re young and poor in America, odds are you use a smartphone. Back in 2010, Nielsen found that the majority of Americans 34 and under who made less …

Startups

3 Free Gmail Plug-ins to Use Right Now | Inc.com

Being the CEO of my e-mail marketing company VerticalResponse, I'm always on the lookout for low-cost or free tools that can make my life and the lives of our customers better in small and big ways.<p>In our busy office, we use the heck out of Google, from Drive and the Calendar to Analytics. We've …

Apps

4 Tips to Fail Profitably | Inc.com

<i>"Learn to fall before you learn to fly" --Paul Simon</i><p>Failure gets such a bad rap. For something that everyone does (some more than others) in every industry, business, and country in the world--why do we give it such negative power in our lives?<p>To some degree it makes sense. Most of us were raised …

Business Strategy

3 Habits of an Entrepreneur's Perfect Spouse | Inc.com

Investor Carl C. Icahn, began his career on Wall Street in 1968--and is now worth an estimated $20 billion dollars. But he didn't get to the top alone. The 77 year-old investor has publicly attributed much of this success to his wife and long-time business associate, Gail Golden.<p>"My wife watches me …

Wall Street

The Hardest Word: Why Saying No Is Key To Your Long-Term Success

We’re all conditioned to avoid conflict and say yes, even to counterproductive requests and assignments. Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk of creative leadership lab Swim argue for the power of no and explain why and how saying that little word can lead to longer-term success.<p>It was pretty much a typical …

10 Secrets to Successfully Pitching Investors for Big Money

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A great idea doesn't cost a thing, but parlaying it into a successful business doesn't come cheap. Whether they need $5,000 or $500,000 to build their business, entrepreneurs more often than not must pitch their idea to investors to procure funding. The process …

Entrepreneurship

Why it's Hard for VCs to Say ‘No’

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Andrej Kiska is an associate at Prague-based Credo Ventures. Prior to Credo, Andrej worked at an early growth fund Benson Oak, the first backer of AVG Technologies</i><p>“VCs are arrogant. VCs are cowards. They speak about how they love to help entrepreneurs build successful companies, yet …

Exclusive: Meldium nets $1M to make sense out of password management

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Startup Meldium now has $1 million in seed funding to help ease password-management headaches for businesses.<p>And that’s no …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Central Nervous System

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

How BluePrint Designed A Better Way To Sell Juice

Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss founded the BluePrint Cleanse on a simple premise: Juice fasting should be easier.<p>My friends began talking about a lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup detox program called the Master Cleanse in the 1990s, and the variety of juice “fast” diets has grown wildly …

Salma Hayek

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Miranda Kerr Covers Vogue Korea For The July 2013 Issue (PHOTOS)

Miranda Kerr covers the July 2013 issue of Vogue Korea, looking perfect as always.<p>The Australian supermodel exudes sex appeal wearing an off-white Proenza Schouler jacket and little else. The photo, shot by Eric Guillemain, sees Kerr in high-waisted underwear, showcasing her svelte figure and long …

5 Ways to Define Your Startup Message Strategy

Political strategists can spend days and weeks thinking, talking and testing a message strategy. They know every word counts. The lessons startups …

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Test the Performance of Your Homepage: 3 Tips | Inc.com

Almost every business has a website these days and <i>the</i> most important part of your website is your homepage. It's the online front door to your business and for most of us, it gets the lion's share of visitors. And your homepage may be the hardest working page you've got because, like a hostess with …

Marketing

After Six Years of Bloodshed, Mexico's Drug War Shows Little Sign of Waning

The horrors of daily life with the cartels.<p>It was roughly 8 a.m., on Jan. 3, 2007. Mexican President Felipe Calderon had just landed at the airport in Uruapan, in the central state of Michoacan. He had come to check on the troops involved in counter-drug operations, to give them a morale boost; …