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Mint Santa Teresa

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica<p>Contemporary Costa Rican coastal hotel combines modern design and traditional craftsmanship<p>Stepping down a steep hillside and overlooking the ocean, Mint Santa Teresa is a new hotel that blends a European design aesthetic with Costa Rican craftsmanship – created to …

Costa Rica

How To Manage Your KPIs And Expectations During Digital Transformation | Inc.com

As its name suggests, digital transformation is in a state of flux. Business leaders are increasingly acknowledging the importance of implementing a strategy for making digital tools and ideas the core of business operations, but that doesn't mean transformation is happening everywhere you …

Customer Experience

19 Books Bill Gates and the CEOs of Microsoft, Google, PayPal, and Wal-Mart Think You Should Read | Inc.com

What I know about successful people is this: They love to devour books to expand their minds. Bill Gates has stated that he reads about 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg? About 24 books a year.<p>But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading. …

Bill Gates

10 Incredible Websites That Teach Business Leadership Skills for Free | Inc.com

And if you insist that you do not have the luxury of time or money to spend on a formal class, you will be happy to learn that the internet has a plethora of high-quality, self-paced educational resources that can help you equip yourself to run your business.<p>Dive into any of the courses and turn …

Online Education

Magical kingdom: escape to a French eco-resort – with a Disney twist

There’s some weirdness attached to Villages Nature, the Disney-imagineered vision of rustic life, but the waterslides are amazing and there’s lots for kids to do<p>‘I keep forgetting we’re in France,” says Evie, my 14-year-old, sitting outside our apartment enjoying the view.I don’t blame her: …

Walt Disney Company

KASBAH BAB OURIKA

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ROOMS & RATES<p>THE KASBAH HAS 26 ROOMS. ALL ARE INDIVIDUALLY DECORATED AND HAVE STUNNING VIEWS OF THE ATLAS, …

Mara Hoffman Does Marrakech: An Insider’s Guide on Where to Shop, Eat, and Sleep

“For me, Morocco is a full sensory overload, from the textiles to the food to my undying love for the rugs . . . that actually just keep getting delivered to my office,” designer Mara Hoffman, who recently spent nearly a week in Marrakech shooting her Resort 2016 collection, says of the majestic …

14 Best Riad’s in Marrakech

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Travel

The Best of Marrakech Photos

The Best of Marrakech

AD visits Morocco’s most stylish city and offers an insider’s take on where to shop, eat, and stay now<p>View Slideshow<p>A market town since it was founded in the 11th century, Marrakech has long been an alluring crossroads for traders and travelers. In recent years, however, Morocco’s famed Red City …

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that hasn’t …

Alvar Aalto library renovation wins Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017

The Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2017 was awarded for the overhaul of the Harald Herlin Learning Centre, which was originally designed by the …

17 Photographs That Prove the Greek Island of Sifnos Is the Next Santorini

Photographer Stephanie Bassos shows us why we need to visit Sifnos next.<p>Greece has long been a favorite European destination for travelers, and its …

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading) | Inc.com

"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career has he proved them truer than with his recent tweet about rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid.<p><b>Here's the back …

Puerto Rico

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan | Inc.com

Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, though...that's more of a challenge.<p>The first step to writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan is to understand what marketing …

Marketing

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay happy, one thing is certain: you have no trouble staying busy.<p>Of course, staying busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being productive. Many small …

YU Minimalist Furniture Collection by Mikiya Kobayashi

YU is a minimalist furniture collection created by Tokyo-based designer Mikiya Kobayashi for MASTERWAL. The manufacturer is one of the largest in …

Light Fixtures Born from the Destruction of Architecture

The last time we caught up with lighting brand Stickbulb, they were debuting their Ambassador installation. Using the same wood as the installation, …

How to Stain Wood & Give New Life to Old Furniture

Wood stain can dramatically transform the look of furniture. Whether it's an old valuable beauty you're giving attention to, or a newer inexpensive …

Coats

Beaubien Lighting Fixtures from Lambert & Fils

Montréal-based studio Lambert & Fils Beaubien lighting fixtures go beyond just serving as a light by bringing a sculptural element to the design. …

25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

New Work by Sebastian Alberdi Studio for Bolia

Outofstock’s co-founder Sebastian Alberdi has introduced two new designs – KYOTO hooks and HOLA bench – for Danish brand Bolia. The …

10 of the hottest home and interior design trends for AW17

<b>With the nights already drawing in it's time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the coming seasons and the upcoming trends to look out</b> …

Home Decorating

Start Making Money With Your Own Online Store in 10 Simple Steps

Everyone wants to make money online. I know I do, and I’m sure you do, too.It’s most people’s dream to find a way to work and earn a living from …

Marketing

Seven Pertinent Examples of Minimalism in Design

When you think about minimalism, what image comes to mind? Is it a white-on-white impression, with clean lines and empty spaces? Is it a room with no …

Minimalism

Klein Agency Launches First LA-Based Collection

Klein Agency is the husband and wife design team of Maša and Jon Kleinhample. Originally designing in Antwerp, Belgium, the team uprooted their whole …

Château St. Gerlach: Luxury Hotel and Spa Complex with Historic Context

It is one thing renovating a home with a heritage street façade and a completely different challenge when you need to intertwine the modern with the …

Architecture

Elegant and Minimalist Web Design Ideas

I am always trying to redesign or improve Abduzeedo's web design. At least once a year it becomes reality but that doesn't mean I just tried one …

Opdahl Remastered

Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in mint condition.<p>One afternoon Joyce Opdahl’s phone rang out of the blue. "It was so wonderful," she …

New Albums

Having a Good Idea Is Not Enough. Here's How to Turn Yours Into a Valuable Business | Inc.com

You have a killer business idea. You're excited to bring it to the world. But how do you make it happen? How does the seed of an idea actually help you know how to build a successful business? You don't need to race to raise capital or build out an overly sophisticated product to get going. In …

Entrepreneurship