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Robotics

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Creativity

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 …

Brand Marketing

London house boom puts UK back on track

Doomsayers may predict a lethal property bubble, but the capital’s market is powering the rest of the economy – and buyers get more for their money than in rival global cities<p>Within recent days there have been announcements that the number of property millionaires in Britain has doubled in the past …

Housing

Ode to a hero

A tawdry headline really got my goat this weekend: “Keith Floyd leaves paltry £7,500 legacy”.<p>Some four years after his death, legendary chef, TV …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See the full list …

How To Create Your Own Luck

Luck–in business and in life–isn’t always something that happens to you, it’s also something you can find and help create.<p>Failed actors rarely give career advice. “The advice business is a monopoly run by survivors,” writes David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart. The chefs who failed don’t have a …

Amazon Web Services

Top Fashion Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make -- Hint: No Hoodies Allowed

Sim Gulati, admittedly, has a vested interest in having men dress nicely.<p>He’s in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for his clothing startup, Barley & Britches, which aims to disrupt the men’s fashion industry by cutting out retailers and wholesalers and delivering clothes direct from the …

The Most Outrageously Expensive Home Purchases Of 2013

This year kicked off with the news of a record-breaker home sale price: $117.5 million for a nine-acre Woodside, Calif., estate purchased by billionaire and Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, Japan’s 2nd-richest man. It remains the highest price paid for a home in the U.S., ever.<p>Although the news hit …

Bacons of the World

We’d gladly drive hours on end to sink our teeth into some high-quality bacon, but with Bacons of the World, we don’t have to. The service will send …

Joining The Conversation: Lessons In Real-Time Marketing

The authors of a new book on real-time marketing outline how brands can be part of cultural conversations without looking like idiots.<p>Real-time advertising. Newsjacking. Conversational marketing. Call it what you will, creative communication that plays off of the cultural moment has become a …

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

Millennials Are Threatening The World's Most Powerful Brands

Iconic brands like Tide, Levi's, Coca-Cola, Ralph Lauren, Gap, and more "are going to suffer a precipitous decline in relevance, in sales, and share of market; or drop dead, at the very least," retail expert Robin Lewis writes on his blog.<p>The advent of the Internet and e-commerce has taken price …

McDonald's

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

Investing

What 9 successful people do in their free time

Some of these hobbies are useful and considered important networking tools, while others are more focused on personal development and pushing themselves. Some are purely thrill-seeking and allow people in high-stress jobs to forget about their day-to-day responsibilities.<p>George W. Bush, for …

Success

Sweaty Betty's Yoga Pants Are Even More Expensive Than Lululemon's, And Women Love Them

Sweaty Betty, which was founded in London in 1998, has opened two U.S. stores in the last four months — one in Soho and one in Greenwich, Conn. — and it's planning to launch a third in 2014.<p>The brand offers fashion-forward fitness apparel for a slightly higher price than Lululemon, which has a …

Clothing

Why Successful People Define Their 'Circle Of Competence'

It's a simple concept: Each of us, through experience or study, has built up useful knowledge on certain areas of the world. Some areas are understood by most of us, while some areas require a lot more specialty to evaluate.<p>For example, most of us have a basic understanding of the economics of a …

Self-improvement

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got

The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before — and being smart enough to listen.<p>From investor Mark Cuban's dad telling him that there are no shortcuts to Lululemon founder Chip Wilson's realization …

Entrepreneurship

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

How to start a family business

Published: 24 May 2013<p>Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016<p><b>Pick your partners carefully.</b> Going into business with your siblings, cousins, parents or children …