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Nintendo Stock Surges After Surprise Cardboard Accessory Reveal

Nintendo clearly spent 2017 doing more than just basking in the huge success of its Switch console. The company was also preparing to maintain its …

Gaming

Tokyo Guide - Roads & Kingdoms

$$<p>Trunk (Hotel)<p>Less than a year old and this eco-chic landmark is Tokyo’s leading boutique hotel. The secret? Its prime location in the nonstop …

I Cofounded a Company and Led It to an IPO and a $2.5 Billion Acquisition. Here Are 5 Things I'd Do Differently

If you are a CEO or founder, or thinking of becoming one, don't ignore these lessons as you build your company.<p>From the outside-in, Trulia's path to its IPO and later acquisition was a smashing success. In reality, the road was fun but not without its share of major bumps along the way.<p>Now three …

Startups

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of “do-it-yourself” career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training – a trend that has been on the decline for years. This may be because employees change jobs so frequently (job tenure now averages about four years) that firms don’t see the value in …

Management

9 Points to Guide Your Investments in 2018

Even if you don’t follow financial markets closely, if you have money in those markets it is worth considering, every so often, where you have been and where the currents may be taking you.<p>We’ve selected nine articles with reporting and analysis on where the markets have been and some clues on …

A Beginner’s Guide to a Home Automation System

Home automation is a rapidly growing market in today’s technology-savvy world. It’s an appealing blend of technology and convenience (and a plain old …

Smart Homes

How To Build A Thriving Brand Presence On Instagram

Instagram is the number one social media platform where people share and discover new places, products, and experiences. In fact, 80% of Instagram users voluntarily connect with a brand on Instagram. People engage with brands on Instagram 10x more than Facebook, 54x more than Pinterest, and 84x …

Marketing

Opinion: This is where we are in the life cycle of cryptocurrencies

A few months ago, I had lunch with a former trader who told me: “This is my third asset class. I have traded commodities, then derivatives and now it …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Fine Art

The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP

There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not believe it’s a cure-all technology.<p>The most common …

Blockchain

7 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2018 if you’re on the hunt for the next bitcoin

A massive bubble? A passing fad? A scam?<p>Whatever the cynics out there want to call bitcoin, its BTCUSD, -1.61% insane rally continues to befuddle the …

China's Once Impossible Friendship With The Philippines Hits Another New High

It looked like harmless progress on the surface, but Manila’s deal this month with Taipei symbolized a broader victory. On December 7, the two Asian governments renewed a bilateral investment agreement. The deal fits with Taiwan’s policy of steering investment toward the booming markets of …

China

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>You may think you know how to use Microsoft …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

These are the things San Franciscans hold sacred

Go ahead and disparage BART, rain, Giants traffic, and the tech industry; you’ll probably get away with it. But there are certain San Franciscan mainstays that are utterly untouchable. These are the things which we hold sacred, which shall never, ever be maligned.<p>We polled SFGATE readers on Twitter …

San Francisco

The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

Self-improvement

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Putting strategy into practice is notoriously difficult. In our experience, the primary obstacle to strategy execution is a failure to balance the inherent tensions that characterize any major execution effort. Successful strategy execution calls for skillful orchestration of sometimes opposing …

Management

12 of the world's most enticing food and drink trails

<b>(CNN) —</b> Culinary trails pull together the best of a region's food and drink offerings, whether it's to showcase a specific food item or cuisine or to highlight the diversity of local producers.<p>Around the world, these self-guided touring routes (and in one case, an actual foot trail) give visitors …

CNN

This 2010 SoftBank Deck Explains Masayoshi Son’s Ruthless Ambition

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>I’ve read quite a few articles recently about …

The Tacos at Tokyo’s Casa De Sarasa are More Authentic than Most in America

Mexican restaurants aren’t abundant in Japan. The locals will tell you, especially American expats living in the country, that it’s not easy to find …

Bespoke List: The 11 Travel Experts You Need to Know Before Your Next Trip

From safari specialists to Italy insiders, these are the travel pros you want planning your next adventure.<p><i>Creating an automobile, timepiece travel</i> …

To Be a Great Leader, You Have to Learn How to Delegate Well

One of the most difficult transitions for leaders to make is the shift from <i>doing</i> to <i>leading</i>. As a new manager you can get away with holding on to work. Peers and bosses may even admire your willingness to keep “rolling up your sleeves” to execute tactical assignments. But as your responsibilities …

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

Women in Science

Why One Of Japan's Largest Organized Crime Groups Is Looking For Legitimate Work

Japan’s organized crime groups (aka the yakuza) are still big business. The National Police Agency estimates that they still collect 5% of all revenue from construction work; yakuza front companies are involved in waste disposal, entertainment and labor dispatch. They operate both legitimate and …

Japan

The UK's 50 best Sunday lunches

From pubs in the Highlands to London’s Highbury, a zero-waste eatery in Brighton and an art haunt in Somerset, here are our 50 picks for a sumptuous Sunday ...<p>Whether yours is a roast dinner, sharing plates laden with seasonal salads, or a mound of just-caught seafood, Sunday lunch is the meal that …

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

San Francisco Bay Area

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Trains

A Simple Way to Be More Assertive (Without Being Pushy)

In the workplace, we all run into conflict. Many of us would love to speak up and assert ourselves to correct it. And, in a perfect world, it would be easy. You could finally tell that colleague who keeps interrupting you exactly how you feel. You could give him a piece of your mind, releasing the …

The ‘King’ of Lake Como Shares Where to Go On and Off the Water

Daniele Riva, scion of the legendary boat-making family, knows his way around every corner of the lake.<p>Even in Italy, where seemingly every business has been in the family <i>forever</i>, Cantiere Ernesto Riva stands out. The Lake Como–based boatyard was founded in 1771 to transport the area’s gray …