Akhil Krishnan

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Finding Starter Projects: Deep Dives

In this edition of Finding Starter Projects, we take a look at resources that guide maker leaders in focusing on a single domain, tool, or material. Using these, maker clubs and making classrooms can take a deep dive into one kind of making.<p>This is another approach to narrowing down The Wide World …

Homesteady | Decorating a Luncheon Table

Show Me the Money<p>Every luncheon has a budget, from next-to-nothing to extravagant. If the occasion is business-related, follow the established …

How to Obtain a Weed Free Cottage Garden

O.k. now my friends, I am not a professional gardener, so this advice is just what I have found works for me.<p>I am happy to say however that at our …

10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

1. Asian countries are overtaking European countries when it comes to prosperity:<p>2. The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (but research shows it’s entirely possible to reverse these bad habits):<p>3. …

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The Story of Etsy's Distinctly 21st-Century Management Challenge

Etsy is growing rapidly, has hundreds of happy employees, and is worth hundreds of millions of dollars--but is still deeply troubled. Now comes the hard part for CEO Chad Dickerson.<p>In his first week as chief technology officer of the e-commerce company Etsy, Chad Dickerson took a promising …

On the road in America: travelling in the US without a car

Travelling in the US without your own wheels doesn’t have to be a form of purgatory. Beat writer, Jack Kerouac, unwitting inventor of the modern American road trip, never owned a car or a driver’s license. Aside from the odd brief (and presumably illegal) turn behind the wheel of someone else’s …

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