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How loud and how angry? | Seth's Blog

Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency.<p>When a surgeon asks the nurse for a scalpel, she doesn't have …

How I Take the Marine Corps Principles to Heart–Even as an Entrepreneur

Serving in the U.S. military was the perfect launching point for my business. Let me explain.<p>In June 2003, I was a lance corporal serving in a Marine infantry unit in Iraq. This was when my platoon commander asked me to lead my first patrol<b>.</b><p>"All right," I told him. "But frankly, I have no idea what …

Transparent Canoe Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean Below

If you’ve ever wanted to cruise the ocean in a glass-bottom boat, then consider this transparent canoe/kayak as another fun, unconventional option. The site Hammacher Schlemmer recently started selling the clear polymer hull that seats two people and supports up to 425 pounds of weight. As you …

Selling

Living Small

The making of Manhattan’s first micro-apartments<p>Later this winter, a truck will pick up this prefabricated apartment from a former naval foundry in Brooklyn, carry it over the Manhattan Bridge, and deliver it to a construction site on Manhattan’s East Side. A crane will hoist the unit—and 54 others …

Prefab Homes

Raising The Roof: Tesla Opens The Era Of The Upgradeable Car

Fulfilling a promise CEO Elon Musk made back in June, Tesla unwrapped an after-Christmas present for owners of its original Roadster sports car yesterday. A series of three upgrades — to the battery pack, the tires and the aerodynamics — that the company calls “Roadster 3.0” will increase the …

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Aesthetics

Smart home is about to blow up thanks to Apple

Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.<p>The rising popularity in smart home …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Sketching

The One Easy Daily Habit That Makes Life More Awesome

Life happens whether we are mindful of it or not. So start a journal, remember the moments that you never want to forget, and improve, well, just about everything in the process.<p>Twenty years ago, I picked up what turned out to be a stubborn habit.<p>During a particularly angsty time in seventh grade, …

If you manage your time terribly, you’ll get more done

I’m terrible at doing what people tell me I should do, but I still get things done. I’m not sure why this is, but here is my best guess:<p><b>I manage my desires more than my time.</b><p>In high school, I never seemed to find time to do homework I didn’t want to do. It got so bad that in 1969 my high school …

Time Management

Study: coffee enhances long-term memory retention

Whether you grab a cup of the brown stuff first thing or look forward to grinding your beans at work to stiffen the flaccidity of the dreaded …

What Nest's Funding Means for Hardware Startups

The smart home appliance maker is now valued at more than $2 billion, another indicator that hardware is hot.<p>Nest Labs, the Palo Alto, California-based smart home device startup, is about to raise $150 million in funding at a valuation of $2 billion, according to the tech news site ReCode.<p>Who knew …

6 Types of Recurring Revenue: Find Out Which Is the Best

Why consistent income streams are the key to building and selling your business.<p>To John Warrillow, the founder of the Sellability Score and author of the book <i>Built to Sell</i>, there are few things more important than recurring revenue for a business owner who is prepping to sell a company. Recurring …

Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom

Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets plans major international marketing push in 2014<p>Fitbit, a Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets, is to mount a major international marketing push in 2014 in an attempt to establish itself at the forefront of the new growth sector of wearable technology.<p>The …

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …

There's a popular notion in this country that companies are built on ideas; that the credit for any young, innovative business should go to the person who provided the spark. But this rant, sparked by the Snapchat lawsuit, argues that your idea is worth nothing. That's right -- NOTHING. http://bit.ly/10vsKze What do you think? Is Reggie Brown entitled to some cash for coming up with the concept behind Snapchat?