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10 Stunning Illustrations From Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

A new book features the mystical, dark–and unedited–world of Andersen via illustrations from world-famous artists.<p>Every Little Mermaid Halloween costume, every reference to “Ugly Duckling Syndrome,” and every use of “the Emperor’s New Clothes” as an idiom ultimately has its roots in the fairy tales …

7 Ways to Motivate Others Even You Can Do

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by …

Motivation

A Year of Parenting

Grant Snider of Incidental Comics is learning what its like to be a parent. In a year's time, you can become quite an expert on your baby. But then …

Why All Leaders Should Read Lord of the Flies

William Golding's novel deftly illustrates the one true test of a leader.<p>All entrepreneurs have moments when they feel like young Ralph in William Golding’s classic novel <i>Lord of the Flies</i>.<p>Ralph is left deserted on a tropical island with a group of his peers. He is appointed leader, yet he finds it …

Literature

Microsoft chucks controversial staff-ranking system

A 2012 cover story by Vanity Fair famously bashed Microsoft and CEO Steve Ballmer for the stack ranking process. Now that system has been thrown out.<p>Stack ranking -- considered by a number of current and former Microsoft employees to be a major detriment, both career- and morale-wise -- is no more …

The Amazing History Of London’s Most Enduring Logo

For over a century, the London Underground Roundel has gotten into the DNA of some of the world’s top designers. A new book explores how.<p>It is hard to imagine a simpler symbol than the one that brands every London bus, subway, and station, the London Underground Roundel. Although little more than a …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

4 Nov 2013: Interview with Dr Lim Li Ling

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could help think of something over dinner. He also asked my other friends to join …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Arsenal's new Puma kit revealed?

‘Passion Is BS’ And Other Life Advice From Dilbert Creator Scott Adams

The creator of Dilbert, the first syndicated comic that focused on the workplace, details his unlikely path to success in an upcoming book "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big." In it, he describes his stalled corporate career, a string of failed business ventures, and his first …

Self-improvement

How well do you know your kuehs? (Photos courtesy...

<b>How well do you know your kuehs?</b><p><i>(Photos courtesy of Lee Xin Li)</i><br>Looking through the kueh chart above, one may be surprised at the variety of yummy …

Lessons Learned From 4 Steve Jobs Quotes

Are there certain leaders that you find inspirational? Steve Jobs inspires me because he faced tremendous adversity in his life, but he never gave up. Jobs influenced the transformation of many industries including computing, telecommunications, entertainment, retail and digital publishing.<p>Steve …

The 13 Most Memorable Quotes From Steve Jobs

He was an iconoclast and often polarizing, but never afraid to tell you exactly what he thought, whether it was during a public speech or a private conversation.<p>Wired and the Wall Street Journal shared some great roundups of their favorite Steve Jobs quotes when his failing health required him to …

John Sculley

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…