Michael Olson

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Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

At Age 37 David Beckham Has Revived His Career At One Of The Best Soccer Teams In The World

Lots of outlets mocked the move, including this one, which printed the headline "David Beckham to Paris Saint-Germain: Actually a real thing that's happening". In his introductory press conference, he revealed that his entire salary would go to charity, causing everyone to ease up on the jokes. …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

Carbon Dioxide

The growing case that entrepreneurs don’t need an MBA

“Do as I say, not as I do” is the new mantra in business education.<p>Academic and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa says in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, “I have no doubt that my M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business was one of the best investments I ever made.” But he no longer …

Startups

A Working Transistor Built Out Of DNA Within A Living Cell

We're this close to having a usable biocomputer.<p>Pretty much anything can be a computer, if it can compute logical functions, store data, and transmit information -- even living cells. A team at Stanford University has accomplished one of the the final tasks necessary to turn cells into working …

Some of the Best Things to Do in Florence

Picture a cool, evening breeze gently sweeping across your cheeks as you overlook Ponte Vecchio, mesmerized by the same view that some of the most powerful figures in history witnessed. Leaving the Ponte Vecchio and heading towards the Duomo, you navigate through picturesque cobblestone streets …

Why Facebook will never make a significant profit

<i>Also read our counter-argument: Facebook is a goldmine in the making</i><p>It’s hard to explain Facebook’s current business model, but here’s a reasonable analogy: Facebook is a large, inefficient engine for transforming electricity and programmers into a down-market place to sell low-value advertising. …

Digital Advertising

How being an outsider helped lead Ed Whitacre to success

In the new memoir <i>American Turnaround,</i> former AT&T and General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre details his experiences as a corporate Mr. Fix-It. Hired to take the reigns a GM after the American auto giant declared bankruptcy in 2009, Whitacre says rebuilding was all about taking responsibility, banishing …

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

Five Critical Team Members For Business Success

You know your customers. You have a killer product to sell. The business plan is set, strategy thoughtfully documented and funds are in place. You’re ready to go to market or even poised for explosive growth. But, are you surrounded by the best possible teammates to make the dream a reality?<p>In my …

Paleo Slow Cooker: 75 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Gluten-Free Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes for a Paleo Diet

• <b>Author:</b> John Chatham<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Living the Paleo lifestyle just got easier with Paleo Slow Cooker. Now you can enjoy the superior health benefits of the Paleo diet with the convenience of your slow cooker.<p>The Paleo diet consists of all-natural, unprocessed, and gluten-free foods. It's …