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The Story Behind Abraaj Group's Stunning Rise In Global Private Equity

Arif Naqvi, chief executive of Dubai’s Abraaj Group, hates the way Westerners speak about his part of the world. His private equity firm, he says, does not operate in emerging markets or, worse, frontier markets.<p>“We have taken the risk out of investing in what the West mistakenly calls ‘emerging …

Making Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Business Combinations Work

<i>When you look to external partners for acquiring resources and capabilities, your organization needs a practical roadmap to answer some critical questions: What kind of partners and business combinations do we need? How will we manage them over time? What profits will we earn, and will they justify</i> …

Harmony and Elegance Defining Contemporary Scandinavian Apartment in Stockholm

Welcome to a spacious Scandinavian apartment located in the scenic Östermalm, a large district in central Stockholm, Sweden. The 925 square-foot home …

Modern Farmhouse-Inspired Residence With a Glamorous Design: Winelands Home

<b>Antoni Associates</b> sent us photos and information depicting the recently finished <b>Winelands Home</b>. The estate is nestled among orchards and vineyards on …

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Passive Black&White Residence Optimizing Light and Space: Third House From The Sun

<b>Third House From The Sun</b> by <b>Le 2 Workshop Studio</b> is the third home of the current owners and is located in Lodz, Poland. Both of the clients’ previous …

An Industrial, Colorful Loft in London

Located in an old factory near Edgware Rd, London, United Kingdom, this colorful and animated loft was thoroughly planned and designed by <b>Cloud</b> …

Articles about dramatic cliffside kitchen gets sharp and sculptural update on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>The modern kitchen is the most hardworking, yet inviting, space in the home.<p>It might cost …

​10 Adult ADHD Symptoms Every Impulsive, Procrastinating Guy Must Know

It's not just a problem for kids​<p>Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in kids. But while it's often considered a children's condition, it can affect adults, too.<p>According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 1 in 10 …

An app that can track your stats like you're on the PGA Tour

<b>By Stephen Hennessey</b><p>The interest in stats and their application in golf is bigger than ever. Arccos -- a game-improvement app with technology developed by Callaway -- offers real-time, automatic stat-tracking on your smartphone.<p>The app comes with 16,000 courses and uses Google Maps software. …

48 hours in Hiroshima

Friendly, picturesque and a paradise for foodies. This description might not spring to mind when you hear the word 'Hiroshima', but word is starting to spread about this most surprising of Japanese cities. As the first city in history to suffer a nuclear attack, Hiroshima has a dark legacy but it …

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California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

Hong Kong’s 10 Best New Hotels

Hong Kong's hotel scene is booming, thanks to ever-increasing numbers of visitors drawn in by the city's nonstop dining, shopping, and cultural …

Hong Kong

Summer 2014 Guide to New York City

Following a protracted winter and a milder-than-usual spring, New York City is finally heating up for the season with a slew of new restaurants, …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Two Years Ago, Apple Lost Steve Jobs; Has It Lost Its Way?

Two years ago today, Apple's visionary leader and co-founder Steve Jobs died of cancer at 56. Many worried that the company would never be the same without him. Jobs, ironically, wasn’t one of them. He had resigned as CEO 6 weeks earlier and in his letter to the board wrote: “I strongly recommend …

Looking For The Next Big Thing In Smartphones? Think Digital Inclusion In Developing Countries

A few weeks ago, the technology press watched with bated breath as Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5S and 5C. They look like nice products. The 5S has a fingerprint sensor, improved imaging capabilities, and ships with Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system. The 5C is a bit less expensive and doesn’t …

10 Creative Ways To Make Money Online

If you’d claimed it was possible for the average guy on the street to <i>make millions of dollars online</i> just a decade ago, the chances are good you’d …

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20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

Shake On It: New App Puts Legally Binding Documents At Your Fingertips

You’re at a networking event in San Francisco’s Mission District—or Manhattan’s Flatiron, it’s all the same—and you’re approached by a tall dark stranger. As he begins to tell you about his brilliant new startup, guaranteed to disrupt this global market or that one, he whips out his iPhone. “You …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Working With Innovators From Thomas Edison To Steve Jobs, Corning Finds A Glass Fix

There’s glass everywhere.<p>Dozens of brown paper lunch bags containing chunks of glass are stacked haphazardly on a long countertop in Matt Dejneka’s lab. Some bits have a dark hue, some cloudy, some speckled with the trapped air bubbles known in the trade as “seeds.” Most of them are clear and, …

Elevator Pitch: Contrarian Entrepreneurs

<b>Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value</b> is a just-published book about the perils and rewards of being a self-starter.<p>Written by Daniel Isenberg, who teaches at Babson Global, and published by <i>Harvard Business Review,</i> the work has …

Smartphone maker Micromax is emerging as the Xiaomi of India—much to Samsung’s dismay

India’s currency may be floundering but its smartphone market is on fire—sales have nearly tripled in the last year, led by the local upstart Micromax, which is nipping at the heels of Samsung for market share dominance. Micromax now commands a 22% market share, up from 18.8% in the first quarter. …

Mobile Apps Follow Starbucks And Virgin America By Offering Loyalty Systems

Starbucks, American Express, Virgin America and most of today’s great companies have loyalty systems. Starbucks, for example, rewards “stars” when you purchase coffee using their rewards card. These stars are collected and are then redeemable for a scone, among other things. So why do these …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

30 Discernible Restaurant Logos for Design Inspiration

The logo and branding of a restaurant can have a big impact on how people view the restaurant. In an industry with a high rate of failure it’s …

Want to Know What Really Makes You Happy? Try Tracking It

Throughout our careers and lives, the big decisions we have to make usually lead back to a single, overriding concern: What really makes me happy? Too often we try to answer these questions without knowing or understanding the real data from our lives. Our self-analysis devolves into speculation or …