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How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

There's potential to unleash a revolution in productivity.<p>I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the …

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Startups

What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

8 Surprising Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Let's find out.<p>Updated June 13, 2018<p>We can all think of the names of some of the world's most …

Entrepreneurship

The 14 most innovative schools in the world

An innovative school could be modeled after a legendary CEO, like the Steve Jobs School in Amsterdam. Or it can be an institution that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>Keep scrolling to see what the future of education can, and probably should, look like.

Silicon Valley

The 27 fintech unicorns from around the world, ranked by value

Investment was on the slide even before Brexit, and now economic growth looks shaky in the wake of the shock vote.<p>Of those on the original unicorn list, some on have gone public, like LendingClub and Square. Others have seen spectacular declines in their value, such as Zenefits and Housing.com, …

Peer-to-peer

16 Best Passive Income Books I've Read

What are the best passive income books on Amazon…apart from the Four Hour Work Week?<p>Well, after spending north of <b>1000 hours reading</b> the classics from</i> …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably …

How to Create a Watercolor Texture in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingGet on trend with watercolor textures in Adobe Illustrator! In this tutorial we'll create our very own watercolor textures …

Graphics

11 Marvel comics to get you ready for the future movies

Civil War is over. Infinity War is two years away. With Marvel’s Phase Three now in motion, and with plenty more standalone films in the works, I’ve …

This illustration of the entire Star Wars: Episode IV plot is over 400 feet long

For anyone who might be sick of watching the actual <i>film</i>, artist and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud has created an incredible 157-page illustration of <i>Star Wars: Episode IV</i> showing the entire plotfrom start to finish that you'd have to scroll through to believe. The entire image, which Panchaud …

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Project Managers: How to Get the Best From Your Designers

You could say I’ve worked the “grand tour” of roles. I’ve had the privilege of being a designer, a front-end developer, a project manager, and a …

UX Design

25 superb hacks to make your home more stylish

Without a doubt, all of us want to make our home look like a magazine cover. Sometimes, we strive so desperately to change it that it seems like …

Interior Design

Your Next Project Should Be This DIY 3D Router

CNC routers are great but can be time consuming and overkill when you simply need to make a few simple cuts. This 3D router keeps your project moving forward and there's no software to fiddle with.<p>CNC routers are amazing machines that can make intricate and precise cuts at the touch of a button. …

Two Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site of two houses at Nichada Village is located in a suburban gated community in Bangkok, Thailand, …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Here’s A Toolkit For Creating A Loyal Instagram Following

These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform.<p>Meet Frank, the cheeky Instagram persona of the Australian skincare startup Frank Body.<p>Frank likes to casually call you “babe,” jokes about wanting to get in the shower …

7 reasons to switch to Google Inbox

12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

Heel and toe technique explained in detail

If you drive a car with a manual transmission and frequent this website, chances are that you’ve heard of the term “heel and toe” before. It’s …

How To Create The Perfect Logo

Back in 2011 the world celebrated the anniversary of a “logo” – a mark you may be wearing on your tee right now. More than forty years ago, Carolyn …

Graphic Design

'Shark Tank' investor Lori Greiner explains the 7 things she looks for in a pitch

With more than 400 inventions and 120 patents to her name, as well as a hands-on approach to a diverse portfolio of investments in small businesses, Greiner has worked to become a reliable salesperson to some of the world's biggest retailers, like Bed Bath & Beyond and Target.<p>And as the "Queen of …

18 Tips To Improve Your Logo Design Skills | Brand Matters Blog

A Refreshing New Take On The Ultimate Logo Design Guide<p>Logo designers, like the great athletes of our time who say “I just try to improve every day,” …

Graphic Design