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11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?<p>In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

Leadership

Stop Using Story Points

Sprints, standups and story points have come to symbolize Agile methods much like burgers, fries and cola symbolize fast food.<p>Ready for your Agile …

Nine: Simple One-page PSD Template

This is a template in PSD for an e-Commerce Website or online store created by Behance user Temmy ., with a clean-cut design and a minimalistic …

45 Startup Website Templates, Designs and Tools

It seems like we see more and more startups launched each day. Young adults prefer to emerge in the world of entrepreneurship, rather than choosing …

Why Do Managers Hate Agile?

Why don’t Agile and management get along? In a poll last Wednesday of some 400 people working in many different firms where the practices known as Agile and Scrum are being implemented, 88% reported tension between the way Agile/Scrum teams are managed in their organization and the way the rest of …

Innovation

This kitchen gadget will revolutionize your grilling game

Sous vide, the cooking technique that high-end chefs use to deliver juicy rare steak and perfectly cooked fish at restaurants, has come home.<p>The method, which means “under vacuum” in French but has come to refer to a broader approach to low-temperature cooking, is already ubiquitous in luxury …

Sous

Apple Just Invested $1 Billion In Uber's Chinese Rival

Forget building a car, Apple decided to jump into the ride-sharing wars.<p>On Friday morning in China, Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi) announced a $1 billion investment from Apple as part of their ongoing massive funding round. Didi is the largest taxi-hailing and ride-sharing app in China, where …

China

3 Ways to Cook Crispy, Salty Potatoes Without a Recipe

Watch and learn: These 3 potato dishes are so easy they practically make themselves.<p>As much as we love the beauty of simply prepared potatoes, there's a reason we will literally always take French fries over a baked potato, and that reason is because fat is beautiful. Just like these three dishes …

Cooking

Why Does Top Talent Leave? New C-Suite Study Offers Surprising Answers

It’s the bane of executives everywhere: the loss of top talent you can ill afford to lose.<p>I’m used to seeing studies that place the blame for such “brain drain” on lack of career opportunities, on lack of development and training, on excessive company politics… or some variant thereof.<p>Which is why …

The Workplace

Make Martha Stewart’s Pink Angel Food Cake, Bask in All Your Glory

Warmer days are upon us (or at least in the very near future we hope) and that means it’s time to utilize all your favorite fresh fruits.<p>To celebrate …

These States Are Doing a Terrible Job Teaching Personal Finance in Schools

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said 2018 is a different year for the markets.<p>Apr 5, 2018 12:14 PM EDT<p>In …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

Everyone Role-Plays in Video Games, Study Finds

What happens when you put on your robe and your wizard hat.<p>For years now I've played on <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s largest role-playing server, a place where the game's other players give us a hard time for taking our in-game roles a little too seriously (to say nothing of the people who like to strip off …

Research

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What Does It Mean To Scale Agile?

When I began learning about Agile software development teams around 2008, the hot topic was whether Agile and Scrum really worked, even at the team level. Today, I don’t hear that question seriously discussed in software dilevelopment circles at all any more. Although there is still obviously a lot …

Project Management

Lavishly Layered Nutella Cheesecake

<b>Soft chocolate cake is layered with rich Nutella cheesecake and a whipped chocolate frosting. This is a lavish dessert that cannot be unseen or</b> …

Blockchain tests come to Wall Street

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Blockchain-based startup Markit worked with major banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and JPMorgan Chase, to test blockchain-based technology …

FinTech

Fintech Is Hot, But The Demise Of Traditional Banking Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is always on the lookout for the next big thing. It’s that drive to test, innovate, and explore that keeps the technology sector hurtling forward at breakneck speed.<p>Fintech (or financial technology) is the new “it” sector–FORBES has compiled a list of the top …

Innovation

Sunday Recipe: A No-Bake Chocolate Cake Fit for a Prince

Slightly northwest of Los Angeles proper is the city of Pasadena, California, a suburban enclave where Julia Child was born. It is also where confectioners and bakers Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung practice their craft at a cute shop on the edge of town called Little Flower Candy Company. For …

Dessert

5 Surprising Places to Find Fantastic Whiskey

When most people think about whiskey, the usual suspects come to mind: Kentucky, Scotland, Ireland, and maybe Canada. But as the popularity of the …

Put Down the Pad Thai and Try These Dishes Instead

It's time to branch out from your takeout Pad Thai addiction. These are the dishes you should be ordering instead—according to some of our favorite Thai food chefs.<p>Sixty percent of the time, we want Thai takeout all the time. Thai food masterfully walks a delicate line between salty, spicy, sour, …

Thai Food

Three Lessons On Innovation I Learned During My 12 Years At Apple

As one veteran of Apple’s early forays into digital music explains, nothing slows things down like seeking consensus.<p>Before Apple Music, before the iPad, even before the mp3, I had a front-row seat and backstage access to the digital music revolution.<p>During my 12-year tenure at Apple, from the late …

3 Bargain Stocks You Can Buy Today

With stocks soaring since the presidential election, there isn't a lot of obvious value to be found in the market today. But thankfully, even during times of euphoria, investors can still find bargains if they are willing to turn over enough rocks.<p>With that in mind, here's why I think value-focused …

Investing

You Can't Be a Great Leader Without This Basic Quality

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Craftsman's Clever Mini Miter Saw Takes the Same Blades As Your Circular Saw

And it's light enough to go just about anywhere.<p>There's something to be said for a miter saw that's compact enough to fit on a small bench and light enough to move around easily. Craftsman's new 7-1/4 in. compact slide miter saw butts right up to the wall, takes the same size blade you use in your …

2 High-Quality Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

When making investment decisions, having a long term horizon makes all the difference in the world. Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and a long-term approach to investing is one of the building blocks of his spectacularly profitable strategies. In Warren Buffett's own …

Investing