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Visiting Silicon Valley? 18 must-read tips for first-timers

I’ve been through the grind of first starting up a venture in Singapore and then taking it to the US for market expansion and career exposure. It’s …

16 Silicon Valley landmarks you must visit on your next trip

That past is mostly gone now, and the next generation of computer companies has already filled the valley faster than you can say Moore's Law.<p>If you want to take a trip into Silicon Valley, here's how to get a good mix of its past and present.<p><i>Note: Several of these include visits to garages and</i> …

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The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur

The rugged stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel has always done its best to ward off interlopers. Even the otherwise-ambitious Spaniards gave it a miss at first. Centuries later, there was still no road through the land that explorers referred to as "<i>el país grande del …

I Heart My City: Jill’s San Francisco

<b>Jill Schneider</b>‘s career as a photojournalist takes her all around the world, but her hometown of San Francisco always calls her back. A high school photography teacher and leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions, Jill is also a frequent Intelligent Travel contributor. Here are some of …

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Most people have been asked that perennial, and somewhat annoying, question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Of course it is asked most often in a job interview, but it may also come up in a conversation at a networking event or a cocktail party. Knowing and communicating your career …

3 Modest Proposals For Improving The 401(k)

Saving for retirement was once a lot easier than it is now.<p>Your employer offered you a pension, which guaranteed you a certain amount of income in retirement.<p>Now, your employer offers you a 401(k) plan — if you’re lucky. Or maybe “lucky” isn’t quite the word, considering it comes along with an …

Is $1 Million Enough To Retire?

The New York Times recently published an article headlined "For Retirees, a Million-Dollar Illusion," which questioned whether $1 million in savings is enough to retire on, given today's low interest rates and stock market volatility, the potential for inflation and increased life spans.<p>The article …

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Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

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