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Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Industrial design has definitely become a differentiator. We see that everywhere, from phones, computers, cars, pretty much every product tries to …

24 Books Successful People Read | Inc.com

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement, which often is served in the form of a book. Here are two dozen good ones, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel<p>"This is a …

Peter Thiel

Industrial Design: Kin, the Wallet that sort your coins like Magic

We are featuring this superb industrial design & product design of a wallet named Kin. This wallet stands out from what's on the market for one …

5 Ways to Instantly Get Your Creativity Back on Days When You're Burnt Out | Inc.com

Complex problems require creative thinking. But creativity is a tricky beast; the harder you look for it, the more elusive it becomes. As Edward de Bono says, "Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." The first step towards creative …

Creativity

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur | Inc.com

• Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<br>• Avoid negative people who drain your emotional energy.<br>• Be surprised and amused by the unexpected and unusual.<br>• Become more creative by relaxing more often.<br>• Believe in yourself rather than the power of luck or fate.<br>• Breathe more deeply whenever you feel …

Motivation

14 Short Videos That Will Make You Unstoppable | Inc.com

Sometimes even successful people need some extra juice to keep moving. In my own search for inspiration and motivation, I watched over a hundred videos to find these 15 gems.<p>1. How to stop screwing yourself over<p>Mel Robbins drills through the mental clutter that keeps you from getting what you …

Motivation

Reach Peak Performance With These Rules From the World's Top Cycling Coach | Inc.com

When Sir Dave Brailsford needed one of the world's elite teams of endurance athletes to compete at its highest-ever level, he turned to a powerful new technology: soap and water.<p>As performance director of the British national cycling team from 2002 through 2014, Brailsford was always looking for …

This Startup Lets People Without Roofs Get In On The Solar Power Boom

Your landlord won’t install solar panels? No problem. You can still make $70 a year from other people’s solar energy.<p>Most apartment dwellers who want to use solar power probably won’t find it easy to convince their landlord to install panels on the roof. But there’s another option: A new startup …

11 Energy Storage Project Developers To Watch

Competition in the young energy storage market is heating up nicely. SunEdison’s announcement today of its purchase of an energy storage startup is the latest example of that.<p>This is a good time to look at who are the other developers in this market, which is driven by a federal rule and a state …

Energy

15 Hot Hong Kong Startups to Look Out For

Hong Kong may be a small island , but it is an area that is highly popular for entrepreneurs to establish new businesses.<p>Hong Kong may be a small island , but it is an area that is highly popular for entrepreneurs to establish new businesses. With a population of more than seven million people and …

How the Smartest Leaders Cope With Constant Change | Inc.com

If you've ever tried to stay upright on a wildly pitching boat at sea, you have a good sense of what it's like trying to manage a small business in these rapidly changing times. Established industries from publishing to health care, from retail to manufacturing, have had their norms upended thanks …

8 Things Corporations Do That Your Startup Shouldn’t | Inc.com

A startup is not a corporation.<p>As eager as you are to play in the big leagues, your startup just isn't there yet. And you shouldn't try the tactics of the multi-billion-dollar, multinational, super corporations.<p>It's a common mistake. Wanting to go big, the little business tries to mimic what a huge …

Forget SMART Goals -- Try CLEAR Goals Instead | Inc.com

I have a friend by the name of Adam Kreek. Adam is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a guy who just happens to know a lot about setting goals. Not only did he win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with his Canadian rowing team, but he and three other rowers came within a few …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2015

Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014.<p>While many of those ideas and trends will still be around in 2015 (and probably 2016), it’s time to see what …

11 Things You Shouldn’t Do This Year | Inc.com

As we begin 2015, people all around you have resolved to do all kinds of things.<p>On the personal front, they are going to lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier.<p>On the professional side, they are going to work harder to stay close to their clients, and maybe even clean up their office.<p>All that …

10 Mistakes Unhappy People Make Every Day | Inc.com

Are you unhappy with some aspect of your life--or even with its general direction?<p>If so, you're in good company.<p>Many people try to hide it, but for them there is always a truth behind "Just kidding," always an emotion behind "I don't care," always pain behind "It's OK," and always a heartache …

Happiness

Startup Lets You Track Electricity Usage of Every Device in Your Home

“It’s Mint for electricity.” That was my reaction when I first saw Curb at Demo 2014 last month in San Jose, Calif. It’s a Silicon Valley thing, to …

Here Is the One Surprising Thing All Successful Entrepreneurs Have | Inc.com

A while back, I sat on a panel at a conference for entrepreneurs. There were three successful entrepreneurs and myself. As usual, the classic question came up, "What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?" The first panelist said, "Passion! You must be passionate, or you'll never achieve …

Entrepreneurship

Net Energy Metering -- Are We Capitalists Or What?

The public thinks that electricity is all about what generates it. Coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar or biomass, heated discussions have focused on costs, carbon and reliability.<p>Few know or care about the grid that delivers the electricity. It’s as important. But net metering just …

This Woman Has Landed Millions of App Installs--Here's How She Does It | Inc.com

<i>This post originally appeared on First Round Capital's blog and has been reprinted with their permission.</i><p>You may not know Tamara Steffens by name, but you've downloaded her apps. Running business development for companies like Path, Color, and most recently breakout email app Acompli, she's …

5 (Almost) Free Ways to Promote Yourself or Your Company Online | Inc.com

Everyone wants a marketing silver bullet or an advertising secret potion. Unfortunately, those things don't exist.<p>However, there are a few ways you can generate a solid amount of attention and engagement online without spending much money. Will these still be relevant in six months? Who knows. We …

Marketing

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business | Inc.com

To say Julie Bombacino's business grew out of her passion would be an understatement. When her son, AJ, was five and a half months old, he experienced a 30-minute major seizure, and after he underwent a slew of tests, doctors determined he had a malformation of the corpus callosum in the brain, …

8 Things Billionaires Can Teach Us About Growing a Business | Inc.com

These people are often quick to dish out advice, but the issue is that nobody actually listens. If you really want to build your business, take the advice to heart.<p>Success doesn't happen by chance. It takes hard work and a large dose of good luck. Here are eight of the best tips on building …

The Solar Industry Has Been Waiting 60 Years For This To Happen — And It Finally Just Did

It's now a question of how and where, not if, solar becomes a dominant force in energy markets.<p>AllianceBernstein's Michael Parker and Flora Chang published a note last week with the following chart showing how rapidly the cost of solar on a real-dollars-per-million-BTU equivalent basis has, in many …