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Alphabet lets Google be more ambitious, more boring and more crazy at the same time

The company is taking a page out of the playbook of Warren Buffett -- a longtime hero of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- as it prepares for its next stage of growth.<p>When Google went public in 2004, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin titled their letter to potential shareholders "An …

Profit

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

The 2015 election campaigns are under way, and it’s clear that doing or saying unintelligent things is no barrier to political success. Unfortunately, there are several psychological mechanisms that lead to apparent idiots being elected into powerful positions.<p>Politicians. Their reputation is very …

Critical Thinking

Bigar Waterfall Looks Just Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

Sometimes you see a photo of nature and think "well, that just can't be real." This is one of those times.<p>Izvorul Bigăr, or the Bigar Waterfall in Romania looks like something straight out of a fairytale. (We're thinking along the lines of the "Kiss The Girl" scene from "The Little Mermaid", …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

“¿Qué podemos hacer los africanos para ayudarles?”

Una asociación noruega repite este invierno un estilo de publicidad lleno de ironía, alejado de los tópicos sobre la cooperación, que triunfa en las …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

Why Did This Woman Walk Away From Earning $600,000?

It takes a lot of courage to quit your job and start a venture of your own. It takes something entirely else to walk away from a finance job that pays you over half a million dollars a year, and create a new media property – teaching yourself Final Cut Pro via Lynda.com, taking sketch comedy …

Six Ways To Spot An Opportunity That Could Improve Your Business--Or Your Life

How to spot an opportunity may be the key entrepreneurial trait, but you can’t do it on an island. You can’t simply wait for inspiration to strike you out of the blue and for you to suddenly realize “what the world truly needs is…”<p>That is not how it works.<p>So, what do you do?<p>You begin, in what you …

Why You Should Never Listen To Ride of the Valkyries While Driving

Time is a slippery continuum. Watching the hands on a clock tick will feel way, way different depending on the situation; trying to frantically write …

Mark One: The World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer

Carbon fiber is a wonderful material, strong and lightweight. But building with it is both intimidatingly complex and prohibitively expensive—which …

Are We Ready For The Personal Web?

The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced, calculated, rather than cared for.<p>That’s about to change in a big way. When I recently …

This Comprehensive Map Traces 463 of the Bible's Contradictions

No matter what your beliefs, it's hard to deny that the era in which the Bible takes place was a more, uh, <i>brutal</i> time, filled with plagues, salt …

Best and brightest

<b>The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.</b> By Amanda Ripley. <i>Simon and Schuster; 320 pages; $28.</i> Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk<p><b>Get</b> …

World Economic Forum

No loopy idea

HALF a century after they were pioneered in France and Japan, could high-speed trains be coming to America? Last year California’s legislators gave …

Sea Level

O melhor programa da TV - André Barcinski

Meu programa de TV favorito no momento é “The Ronnie Wood Show”, exibido pelo canal BIS. É a versão filmada do programa de rádio que Wood, …

Four Big Company Rules Worth Breaking

<b>Look at the most successful entrepreneurs and you’ll see them break these rules again and again.</b><p>Small is the new big. At least it is when it comes to mindset. That’s what I have concluded after spending a good part of the last two decades working with <i>Fortune</i> 1000 CEOs and the leaders of companies …