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The Power of a Good Strategy – Love the Problem

When Mark Zuckerburg started Facebook in 2004, he wasn’t the first building a social networking platform. There were dozens of other social …

Peter Thiel

​A guy in the UK called the ISS from his backyard and you can too

For most of us, visiting the International Space Station is little more than an impossible dream -- but if you know what you're doing, <i>talking</i> to the orbiting laboratory is surprisingly plausible. No, really: just ask Adrian Lane, a Gloucestershire UK Ham radio operator who called up an ISS …

3 ways to SWOT-V-analyze your life

As appears in http://ahscribbles.com/3-ways-to-swot-v-your-life/<p>When it comes to personal development, the main goal is not always to be better than …

Self-improvement

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the key to success

Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the brand:<p>The simple phrase — "people with passion can change the world" — holds the secret to entrepreneurial success.<p>Nearly a decade later, in 2005, Jobs returned to the theme in his famous commencement speech at …

Entrepreneurship

A New, Ingenious Color System To Help You Understand And Use Colors Better

<b>Vancouver-based</b> color enthusiast Tracy Holmes has created a new color system that thoroughly simplifies the concept of color, providing artists and …

Prototypes

Hub+ USB-C accessory adds a bunch of connectivity options to your MacBook, keeps your iPhone charged on-the-go

Life happens and despite what Apple may think, you’re going to need more than a single USB-C port to get by. Companies are jumping on this new standard with a breadth of new accessories including cables, adapters, and docks.<p>Nonda has just launched a new USB-C hub that’s built from higher-quality …

25 Perfect Professional Typefaces for Advertising

For a lot of beginners, the job of choosing fonts is a bit baffling. There are unlimited choices—from the typical ones to the elaborate styles—with …

New Sinterit SLS 3D Printer Unveiled For $5,000 Created By Ex-Google Exployees

A new SLS 3D printer has been unveiled this week by company Sinterit, that has been founded by three ex-Google employees, Paul Szczurek, Konrad …

How to become an 'extreme success'

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you …

20 Design Rules You Should Never Break – Learn

<i>Just like with any profession or discipline, design comes with some rules.</i><p>While breaking design rules is allowed and even (in some circumstances) …

These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …

Furniture

Helvetica's Long-Lost Rival Has Been Resurrected After 35 Years

They found them in a file cabinet. The original masters for a legendary typeface called Haas Unica, designed in the late 1970s and killed shortly …

Nendo’s New Glass Tables Bring A Little Bit Of “Miami Vice” To Your Living Room

How do Euclidean shapes dress up when they hit Miami? Japanese design firm Nendo’s latest is a collection of three low tables that look like panes of softly frosted glass, glued together with neon.<p>A collaboration with Glas Italia, an Italian furniture maker that specializes in glass designs that …

Furniture

7 Public Speaking Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have delivered good presentations before, but recently, you don’t know how to take your public speaking skills to the next level.<p>This happens to the best of us -- even pros who consistently get paid to speak. However, successful …

Public Speaking

Frictionless Product Design

No one wants friction in their products. Everyone works to reduce it. Yet it sneaks in everywhere. We collectively praise a service, app, or design …

Product Management

Why iPod And Nest Creator Tony Fadell Thinks Like A Child

For one thing, it helps fight against habituation. And that’s no small feat.<p>Habituation is the idea that the more we experience something, the more we get used to its quirks and inconveniences, and the less we question it. One example of this: having stickers on fruits that we must peel off before …

Wearable Tech

How to Begin a Daily Meditation Practice

Ten simple tips for making meditation a part of your life — starting now.<p>Our Optimal Living 101 series features summaries of courses offered through …

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee | Inc.com

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting …

Management

The Reason Why Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Segway All Failed

Despite huge fanfare at launch, after a few brief months Google Glass is no longer on the market. The Amazon FirePhone was also launched to great hype, yet sales flopped and the company recently took a $170M write off on inventory.<p><b>Do you blame the CEO?</b><p><i>Fortune</i> mercilessly blamed Fire Phone’s failure …

Google Glass

What Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates Told Me About Getting Out of My Own Way | Inc.com

When I ask self-made billionaires what they wish they knew when they started out in business, one of the insights they most frequently share points to a common experience for all leaders when it comes to decision-making: They struggle to get out of their own way.<p>1. You don't get paid to make all …

Bill Gates

Answer to What is it like to work with Elon Musk?

I've been an engineer with SpaceX for over five years now. I've seen and helped the company grow from less than 500 people in to the powerhouse it is …

a foolproof guide to getting more done

<i>Photos by Sarah Lovrien</i><p><i>Today</i><i>’s post was written by Kate Matsudaira, founder of Popforms. In addition to building tools to help you be better at your</i> …

4 Types of To Do Lists Crucial for a Fully Focused Business

Several years ago, as I have mentioned in many other blogs, I read a book that changed the course of my life. It immediately altered the way I …

Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise | Inc.com

People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>Sadly, this happens to me all the time. I'll be working on a column and a …

Time Management

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …