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The Brooklyn Bridge by Pep Ventosa (r)

Potholes on the Beach

Zaha Hadid’s Latest Work Is A Beautiful Research Center In Cambodia

Star architect Zaha Hadid‘s proposal for a genocide research center and memorial park in Cambodia has been approved and conceptual images revealed.<p>A departure from her usual hyper-modern work, the Sleuk Rith Institute will be constructed with timber, and is devoid of the usual sharp, dramatic …

Baby rice field @ Mae Jam

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Landscape Photography

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Why You Should Use Levels in Post Production

How many of you spend many hours and much creativity getting the image as perfect as possible in camera, then return to Photoshop or similar and use …

Tutorials

One Message, One Voice, One Way To Win | Inc.com

Effective competition has always been multi-dimensional. One-trick ponies and businesses that were strong in a single area (product, technology, sales or marketing, etc.) but weak in others rarely succeeded in the long run. By and large, there wasn't enough time to fix their shortcomings before the …

Mainstream Media

Simplify Outdated Corporate Processes

Unlike suburban housing developments or modern cities, organizations don’t grow with some sort of rational, master plan. They evolve naturally over time. In urban areas, this organic development leads to a chaotic mess of narrow, twisty, confusing streets and dead-ends instead of a broad, easy to …

How Companies Trick You into Thinking You’re Buying a Premium Product

Even as middle class consumers are tightening their budgets, companies are finding ways to tout “everyday luxury” products—from food to shampoo—that …

The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell

One-Trick Pony

How a return to the simplicity of Peyton Manning's Indy offense has ignited the Denver Broncos<p>Some years ago, when he was the offensive coordinator …

NFL

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

5 Fascinating Books You Should Add to Your Personal Library | Inc.com

noticed a few things in my reading this year:<p>1. For the second year running, there was no outstanding, 'must-have' business book. I might be getting harder to please as I get older, but there was nothing I felt I should tell everyone about once I put it down.<p>2. For the first time this year, I …

How to Tell If a Freemium Model Will Work for You | Inc.com

I recently explored how getting customers on an ongoing subscription plan for your product or service can be a recipe for business success. At the other end of the spectrum, hooking them in with something free also can pay off big.<p>This is called the freemium business model (a combo of the words …

Product Management

Gain a Competitive Advantage With Better Data

Gilt founder Kevin Ryan explains why collecting and utilizing the right data will help you beat out the competition.

10 Ways to Build a World-Class Customer Service Team | Inc.com

San Francisco-based Eventbrite is an online ticketing website that recently surpassed $2 billion in ticket sales with $500 million processed between March and September this year alone. While the company had been vocal about steering toward an IPO, in April it instead raised $60 million in funding …

Customer Service

4 Things You Must Do Before Pitching Investors | Inc.com

Inc. runs stories constantly on the challenges of getting funding for your business. You have to get your pitch right, approach the right investors--but even when you do those things well, there are a host of potential pitfalls in the process.<p>Peter Pham is one of the rare entrepreneurs who has had …

Startups

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Music

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Selling

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Elon Musk

DataHero raises $3.1M and revamps its analytics service

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Analytics startup DataHero, which focuses on relatively small data for developers and individuals, has raised $3.15 million in …

HP’s new CloudSystems bundle “hardened” OpenStack

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The new CloudSystem bundles of Hewlett-Packard(s hpq) servers, storage and software will ship for the first time with HP Cloud …

Box Rolls Out New Management Tools, Gives Its 200K Business Users More Control Over Their Files

This morning Box announced a number of feature improvements to its file-storage platform, as well as corporate moves that the company says will help its customers better manage their employees use of the product.<p>As a company, Box wants enterprises of scale to adopt its technologies. Those contracts …

Box pushes still more IT-friendly perks and, yes, a consulting group

Happy Workaholics Need Boundaries, Not Balance

Success is typically a function of our passion for work and accomplishment—my clients and students are generally “happy workaholics” who love what they do and wish there were more hours in the day to get things done. (I view myself this way as well.) The concept of life/work balance isn’t that …

The Leadership Philosophy of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In his book <i>Start With Why</i> Simon Sinek says "People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it."<p>Finding your "why" before communicating your "what" or your "how" to the world is critical to both business success and your personal growth. If …