Kieran Leong

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How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Profit

How Bike Racing Changed This Entrepreneur's Perspective on Business

From coffee to carbon manufacturing, Doug Zell translates his cycling life into building better companies<p>Doug Zell and Emily Mange founded Intelligentsia coffee in his parent’s basement, growing the company from a small storefront café to a booming wholesaler. The brand established its own fair …

Business Strategy

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

The Best Way to Stand Out on LinkedIn (According to LinkedIn)

Take a tip from LinkedIn's top bloggers and discover how to attract more clients and generate more sales leads with your content in 2017.<p>In today's online marketplace, content is currency. Love it or hate it, you <i>must</i> create useful, actionable free content if you want to "buy" the time and attention …

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life

Because the thought is always parent to the deed. Ask Teddy Roosevelt.<p>Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity

Get the most out of your days with these 8 scheduling hacks.<p>Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to …

16 Books That Top CEOs Think You Should Read

Facebook asked CEOs to weigh in on what books are worth reading. Here's the cream of the crop.<p>In previous posts, I've provided reading lists from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffett. However, there are plenty of CEOs in the world with their own ideas of what people should be …

CEOs

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity

Actions prove who someone is, words prove who they want to be.<p>As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive …

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

The 10 Best Apps Of 2016

Our favorite brand-new apps of the year–plus a few radical upgrades–for your phone, tablet, and computer.<p>To say that 2016 was a good year for helpful apps would be a colossal understatement. A perfect storm of artificial intelligence, big data, excellent interface design, and fresh takes on …

Looking for the Best Budget-Friendly Bike Vacation Ever? Head to Chiang Mai.

Thailand's second-biggest city—with affordable food and lodging and lots of beautiful, tropical riding routes—is a must-add to your cycling bucket list<p>Imagine paying $3 for lunch, $1.70 for a mid-ride cappuccino, and $10 to sleep off your adventures in a three-star hotel. No, you haven’t been …

Chiang Mai

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

Leadership

7 Inspiring Tips from People Who Accomplished the Unthinkable

Repeat After Me: You Can Do This<p>Shutterstock<p>Alicia Searvogel is attempting to break the women’s yearlong cycling distance record of 29,603.7 miles—a record so staggering it’s been in place since 1938. As of today, she’s been riding more than a century every day for 113 days. Going into the …

Winning the Brain Game: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew E. May<p><b>Mindful thinking is the new competitive edge</b><p>Science confirms the distinction between the biological brain and the conscious mind. Each day, a game of mind versus matter plays out on a field defined by the problems we must solve. Most are routine, and don’t demand a more …

Spin Class Full? Feel the Burn From Your Living Room

On a recent weekday morning, Alex Toussaint, a cycling instructor at Peloton, welcomed people to his ’90s hip-hop spin class — 50 who were right in front of him, and more than 200 riders who had tuned in from around the country. Peloton’s sleek space may look like one of many boutique cycling …

Crowdfunding project of the week: LIVALL smart cycling helmet

It’s time for another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the best tech funding campaigns in websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We know you don’t have time to look through hundreds of campaigns, so we bring the best of the best to your attention.<p><b>Other featured</b> …

Livall Smart Cycling Helmet with Heart Rate Monitor, SOS Alert, Turning Signal and More

Using built-in heart rate monitor, Livall smart cycling helmet tracks your training, and its SOS alert, turning signal and other features deliver …

Cycling

Smart Cycling Helmet Uses Bone Conduction Technology for Safe Audio on the Road

Listen to music, take phone calls, and communciate with other riders, all without the need to wear headpnones thanks to the innovative Coros LINX …

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

10 Money Quotes That Can Help You Get Rich

Image source: Pixabay.<p>There are many different ways to learn important things, such as learning things the hard way -- by trying and doing and sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. Another way is to learn from others. After all, lots of smart people have pursued the same goals as you, such as …

6 hardcore training sessions to take your cycling to the next level

Former pro cyclist Greg LeMond summed up cycling progress succinctly: "It never gets easier, you just go faster." What he meant was that all the hard …

The 20 most common hobbies of the richest people in the world

Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the ultra-wealthy, recently released its annual billionaire census, which explores the trends and habits of the world's richest people. The census tracked billionaires' passions, interests, and hobbies, providing us with a peek into how the super …

Bill Gates

5 Tools You Need to Start an Online Business

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

After analyzing 200 founders' postmortems, researchers say these are the reasons startups fail

It’s a common adage in Silicon Valley that 90% of startups ultimately fail. To understand why that’s the case, a pair of researchers meticulously pored over 193 blog posts—startup postmortems, if you will—written by founders examining what went wrong.<p>It was a heartwrenching experience for Kerry …

Startups

Sexy Carbon Fiber Smart Bike SpeedX Leopard Gets 980% Funded On Kickstarter In 2 Days

With a frame built out of tough and light carbon fiber, the SpeedX Leopard tracks your biking stats with an integrated computer and screen.<p>Not content with a successful Indiegogo campaign last Fall for a cycling computer/handlebar stem/headlight package they called SpeedForce, SpeedX is going for a …

Cervelo S5 revealed as the best-selling bike on eBay

You might think of eBay as a place to pick up bargains on the odd component here or there, or perhaps even look for a second hand frame to use as a …

Top 10

Recipes for Healthy DIY Sports Drinks

Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable as something you’d willingly put in your body—with a list of ingredients to match. …