Kyle Rajaniemi

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Birth of paradise

Raja Ampat, West Papua, IndonesiaUp before dawn and onto a small boat; speeding across the dark water as night holds on to those last moments; …

8 free apps for picking a colour scheme

As a visual creative, colour is one of the most important tools at your disposal. But how do you go about creating the perfect colour scheme for your …

Why Your LinkedIn Picture Plays The Biggest Role In Determining Whether You Land A Job

Many people invest hours into creating the perfect LinkedIn profile. They tediously list every award they’ve won and scour the thesaurus looking to find the right verb to describe their work experience.<p>Yet, many of those same people spend little time thinking about their profile picture. Maybe it’s …

Psychology

6 uses for vectors you might not have thought of

A vector is a special kind of graphic that’s made up of points, each with a defined X and Y coordinate. These points join paths to form shapes, and …

Richard Branson shares the first question he asks every entrepreneur who comes to him for advice

In many ways, Richard Branson is the prototypical entrepreneur.<p>Since starting the Virgin Group 46 years ago, he's overseen hundreds of companies around the world, in a wide range of industries, bearing the Virgin name.<p>There's no difference between the way he approaches risks in both his …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Trends

Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Successful Because of 1 Thing (and It's Not Their Age)

The science of success says that age is just a number.<p>From the <i>Forbes</i> 30 under 30 to the Thiel fellowship to the almost normative story of the college dropout-turned-startup-genius, it may seem like the secret to business success is youth. But a recent psychology finding has good news for all of us: …

The Differences Between Shaking and Stirring a Cocktail

It might seem odd if a cocktail recipe calls for the drink being shaken and not stirred, but there’s good reason for it. Here’s how shaking or …

Beware the 'Authenticity Trap' When Marketing to Millennials

I have a mantra when it comes to marketing: Brands don't influence people, people do.<p>In today's complicated media mix, it's imperative we embrace the …

Advertising

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

The Top 10 Branding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make - OLBlog

A big part of starting a business is having a plan then having thediscipline to act on it. Being part of a startup isn’t always glamorous, and often …

The Perfect Cocktail for Each Zodiac Sign

The Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, recently introduced their Zodiac Cocktail program—and we got our hands on the out-of-this-world recipes.<p>Have you …

6 Advertising Strategies Used By The World's Biggest Brands

Home > Ideas > 6 Advertising Strategies Used By The World's Biggest Brands<p>Advertising often comes across as disingenuous because of the inherent …

Forget Jeans—This Is What Everyone Wore at NYFW

As often is the case with the New York Fashion Week, the weather has proven itself a sartorial challenge to work with. Obviously the fashion insiders …

Fashion Week

11 Ways You're Secretly Killing Your Team's Potential

Your company's team brings more to your business than just filling a job. Why you should constantly leverage their talent, expertise and input (and how you're probably not).<p>It's one of the most common office supplies with an estimated 50 billion sold every year. Yet few know that 3M's iconic …

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Leadership

10 Disruptive Marketing Trends

Ten disruptive marketing trends that will shape the future of brand leadership.<b>1. Mobile will be the dominant platform</b>. Intelligent devices— …

Q&A: Malcolm Gladwell on Podcasting, Beer Ads and His Next Move

Since history is written by the victor, it needs a top-notch editor. And that's exactly why best-selling author and New Yorker writer Malcolm …

This 29-year-old startup founder learned to kiteboard to impress investors — and it paid off big time

It was the start of big things for the Sydney-based Canva, which provides online tools to make it easy for anybody to do advanced graphics design work. It's basically a simpler alternative to Adobe Photoshop, and Perkins boasts you can learn how to use it in 23 seconds.<p>In the last 12 months, Canva …

5 old school social media tactics that are no longer effective

There are few greater joys in a marketer’s life than experimenting with a new technique — and having it work like a charm.<p>You feel like a cross between a scientist, an artist, and a magician, am I right?<p>After doing a little celebrating, you officially add the tactic to your repertoire, update your …

Entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk 'cannot wait' for the startup armageddon

“There’s nobody building a startup business anymore. Everybody’s creating a startup financial machine.”<p>Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and a relentlessly optimistic one at that. The son of an immigrant owner of a liquor store, he turned himself into an early YouTube celebrity with Wine …

Savvy Subway Ads From Service Startups Are Captivating Millennials on the Move

For New Yorkers, the city's sprawling subway system is a necessary evil. Sure, it's overcrowded (annual ridership reached 1.763 billion last year—the …

Dear visitors to Denver: Please understand these 6 things before you come here

1. Denver may not be a surf spot, but the ‘locals only’ mentality is alive here.<p>The population of the Denver area is rapidly increasing, and those …

Which MBAs Make More: Consultants or Small-Business Owners?

HBR STAFF<p>Compensation is, of course, more than money. It includes other aspects such as: how much you enjoy your career, whether it provides fulfillment, how much flexibility you get and how much influence you have over what you do and when you do it.<p>In our work studying …

Mobile App Development: How to Create a Useful App

These days, it's easy to get caught up in cool, new technology and mobile apps while forgetting about the user. Bethany Poole, group marketing …

Apps

Lessons From Asia's Under 30 Travel Startups

Globally, the travel and tourism industry is being shaken by the impact of technology, rapidly changing consumer markets and the emergence of new business models.<p>One of the fastest-growing industries in the world with 1.2 billion customers last year (source: UN World Tourism Organization), …

The future of mountain biking: 2016's biggest trends

Our sister publication <i>What Mountain Bike</i> recently put no less than 28 of the best mountain bikes to the test for its Trail Bike of the Year Awards, …

Why It Makes Sense to Build a Brand Around a Singular Idea

When asked how to build a great company based on one idea, I say the following:<p>Do one thing extremely well. Refine the process. Do it again.<p>If your business is focused on a great idea, you’d better be sure that everything about your brand reinforces the core benefits of that idea.<p>Most entrepreneurs …

What This Rolls Royce Brand Ambassador Can Teach You About Innovation | Inc.com

Innovation is key in business. It can save you time and money, help you discover what opportunities exist now, or are likely to emerge in the future, and this is a key distinction between market leaders and the others. Businesses that fail to innovate run the risk of becoming inefficient, losing …