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Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

What workers crave more than money

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>For older workers, a pay raise is great. But what many really, really want, in the words …

Sotheby’s International Realty Chief Talks Emerging Markets, Changing Millennial Tastes and More

Plus, why Philip White thinks your home should be your sanctuary<p>Philip A. White, Jr., a 35-year real estate industry veteran, is president and chief …

Move Over, Barbie: Dubai's Doll Startup Is Winning Hearts One Rag Doll At A Time

She has sturdy and long limbs, a flat chest and clothes practical enough to stomp around with reckless abandon. She can also be personalized with henna, a monogram heart, a terracotta purse and a meaningful message. Young ones are lapping up Dumyé rag dolls, whose maker hopes the eco-friendly …

Dolls

A genius design trick to protect products from shipping damage

Shipping may be the most frustratingly unpredictable factor for every quality-obsessed company.<p>The Dutch bicycle company VanMoof grappled with this costly nuisance after seeing many of its meticulously-made commuter bikes returned due to damage en route to customers. “Too many of our bikes arrived …

Genius

14 Uncommon Habits That Contribute to Success

<i>What are some uncommon habits that contribute to success?</i><p><b>1. Sacrificing important things.</b> In the end, we all only have 24 hours in a day. To reach …

BBDO Doubles Down on Data by Hiring New Head of Marketing Science

BBDO has not abandoned its focus on "The Work, The Work, The Work," but Adweek's 2015 U.S. Agency of the Year has created an evp, head of marketing …

Sustainable competitive advantages in digital marketing

Columnist Eric Enge explains how investing in long-term marketing initiatives can give you a huge advantage over your competition. The post …

Digital Marketing

Wanamaker Was Wrong -- The Vast Majority Of Advertising Is Wasted

Nineteenth century Philadelphia retailer John Wanamaker supposedly said “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” Twenty-first century Philadelphia Wharton marketing professor Peter Fader has found a way beyond mass marketing to targeted marketing to …

Customers

This San Francisco Creative Agency Wants to Be a ‘Beacon’ for the Freelance Community

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> (L. to r.) Co-founders John Sheehan, John Reid and Ben Latimer <b><br>What</b> Creative agency <b><br>Where</b> San Francisco<p>RSL + Crew was founded last year by …

The Link Between Happiness And Personal Missions

The intersection of the secret of happiness, how you don’t get to choose your mission and how different missions call different people different ways leads to some people being happier than others at any given moment. This is why it’s so important to latch on to an unmet need or a new way of …

Happiness

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

Alite: Fun Simple Outdoor Gear for Casual Camping

<b>Our Story</b><p><b>Take the easy way outside.</b><p>We believe that spending time in the great outdoors is good for the soul. But with so many gear choices and …

Camping

Expert Advice: 8 Ways to Create a Productivity-Enhancing Workspace

The members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory have designed thousands of offices among them. Who better to share tips on creating a …

The Years In Retrospect: How Photoshop Has Shaped The World Of Graphic Design

The art of photography has improved itself a lot over the years. Today, as we are well-seated into the 21st century, anyone who knows how to turn on a computer can learn to manipulate images with little or no effort. Thanks to tools like Photoshop CC for graphics and iMovie for videos, graphic …

Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience

The best user experience is the one the user doesn’t notice. It appears smooth and simple on the surface, but hundreds of crucial design decisions …

UX Design

12 Beautiful Portfolio Websites to Inspire Your Own Design

Your portfolio website is arguably the most important channel you have for promoting your business.<p>It’s often the first touchpoint a prospective …

Web Design

5 Daily Tasks Successful Entrepreneurs Never Put Away | Inc.com

Nobody wants to be a failure. Of course, eager pull towards success cannot be put in one row with instinct of survival, however, I doubt anyone underestimates its importance in personal life and business - especially for those who prefer to take control of themselves.<p>That's why it's crucial to …

Entrepreneurship

5 Habits of Happy People

Why design yourself? Maybe you don't need to, but there may be some of us who feel we've evolved from one season to the next and we're clueless as to where we want to go. Maybe we know where we want to go but don't know how to get there. Together, let's build a plan that will help us grow as women, …

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

GOLDMAN: Here's how millennials will completely change the economy

Because of factors such as lower unemployment rates and student loan debt, millennials have deferred major life events like getting married, having kids and buying a home, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research found. However, millennials are getting increasingly ready for those milestones.<p>In …

Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013

In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David …

Data Visualization

Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

Julian Germain's best photograph: Charlie in his kitchen stirring the gravy

One weekend in 1992 I was on my way to take photographs at a football match in Portsmouth, when a brightly painted yellow and orange house caught my eye. I went to have a closer look, and noticed there were things for sale in the window – plants and shells and other bits and bobs picked up from the …

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

#CMWorld Twitter Chat with Mitch Joel on Financial Content Marketing

Join our #CMWorld twitter chats! Every Tuesday at noon Eastern, culminating at our big event, Content Marketing World, in Cleveland, Ohio. Still time to register - September 9-12, 2013. www.contentmarketingworld.com<p>This week's chat was with Mitch Joel of Twist Image, discussing financial content …

Marketing

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

The Best Part Of Lomo’s Latest Camera: Building It Yourself

If you’re an engineer, it’s an awesome time to be alive. You have 3-D printers, inexpensive microprocessors, and a boatload of SDKs to build things with. But if you’re an everyday person who doesn’t know coding and CAD, the whole world of gadget creation has probably been lost on you (just like it …