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HBX’s Disruptive Strategy course spurs creativity in the boardroom, in the C-Suite, and in student Melaine D’Cruze’s notebook. She applied a unique …

Innovation

The Results of Google's Team-Effectiveness Research Will Make You Rethink How You Build Teams

Why hiring the best and brightest might not be enough.<p>It's no surprise that Google, now part of Alphabet, loves data, and the company's execs frequently share the revelations they find, such as their insights on mobile web use. But some of us would be surprised to discover that this unicorn company …

Employment

Trump Won't Back Down

What the president is saying by pardoning America’s second-most famous birther<p>At 11:46 a.m. on Friday, August 25, President Trump issued the first of what would become a sequence of 12 tweets that day about the government’s readiness for Hurricane Harvey.<p>Seldom if ever before in his tenure has this …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Design

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Productivity

14 Podcasts That Will Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

There's something for everyone here, from aspiring entrepreneurs to successful startup founders.<p>If you're starting or growing a business, you need all the help you can get. But you're probably too maxed out on your schedule to read another business book, and you need information on the go.<p>So, while …

Entrepreneurship

Ace Your Next Pitch With These Creative And Unique Presentation Deck Designs

<i>Image via David Maxwell</i><p><b>Let’s be honest</b>—presentation slides are not usually the most interesting things to look at, even if their content is actually …

Graphic Design

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

Time Management

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov …

Small Business

7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Even the greatest new business idea needs to stand out to win support from investors.<p>Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it's easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough.<p>There are a ton of business-plan templates …

Small Business

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

Self-improvement

6 Easy to Use Infographic Makers That Will Bring Your Data to Life

Data is beautiful.It squeezes our reality into bite-sized stats and boils down complex patterns into lines and dots on grid paper. It’s also a …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio’s $20K House has such innovative design that it’s changing the entire housing system–from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple adds timber-clad spa to its House 22 in Nova Scotia

A wooden boardwalk leads inside this timber-clad gym and spa building, designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects to accompany a residence on …

Nova Scotia

Portable Solar Generator

*** UPDATE to "Step 3: Solar panel & connections"I built this system because its fun, I'm a nerd and its fun. Did I mention its fun? I've been in …

Hinterland House by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Hinterland House is a private residence designed by Shaun Lockyer Architects.<p>The home is located in Queensland, Australia, and covers an area of …

5 Things You Must Do to Successfully Launch a Business

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the October 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The effort required to launch a new venture can seem daunting. Of course, specifics vary based on the type of business you're establishing; manufacturers …

Entrepreneurship

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the third post in a seven-part series from Google Ventures Design Studio on how to conduct your own design sprint. Read the first post here;</i> …

Product Management

Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How To Start

When you start experimenting with code, you find that the new tool helps you do your job better. Just think of it like getting punched in the face for the first time–once it happens, you realize it’s not that bad.<p>A friend, formerly a competitive fighter, once asked me: “Have you ever been punched …

Photoshop Tutorials

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

The adventure taught me an unbelievable amount about design’s power to solve problems and about my own capacities as a designer. Importantly, it …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

Product Design

Brain’s big frontal lobe not what makes humans smarter, says study

The study suggests that supposedly more ‘primitive’ areas, such as the cerebellum, were equally important in the expansion of the human brain.<p>Human …