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Why This CEO Started a Secret Company to Compete with His Existing One

A masterclass on creating the conditions for innovation from Freshbooks CEO Mike McDerment.<p>Eighteen months ago, FreshBooks CEO Mike McDerment did something that might blow your mind. In secrecy, he started a brand new company to compete with his existing one.<p>Finding Space to Experiment.<p>In my recent …

Business Strategy

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Operating Systems

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Employment

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

Why, all of a sudden, are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures?<p>In May, right after he became CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey called upon rank-and-file managers to get beyond the fear of failure that had dogged …

House that can be built in a day is 30 times more affordable than a Beijing apartment

"People's Architecture Office" (PAO) was commissioned by a young Chinese newlywed, Mrs. Fan, to renovate her family home in a historic Hutong …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Pirlo Series vol. 3 - Il talento mai espresso all’Inter, la rinascita Reggina

Mai compreso fino in fondo dai 6 (!) tecnici dell'Inter, esaltato dalla dimensione della Reggina: il giovane Pirlo, due facce della stessa medaglia.<p><i>Per celebrare l'addio al calcio di Andrea Pirlo, questa settimana ripercorriamo insieme la sua carriera in 7 capitoli. Il volume 3 ripercorre gli anni</i> …

Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound on Your Phone

If Jonathan Rothberg has a superpower, it’s cramming million-dollar, mainframe-sized machines onto single semiconductor circuit boards. The …

Medical Technology

√ John Lennon e Yoko Ono, il loro primo incontro e le canzoni che hanno firmato insieme.

Ribadiamolo ancora una volta: il primo incontro “ufficiale” fra John Lennon e Yoko Ono avvenne – nella galleria d’arte Indica di Mason’s Yard, a …

Rise of the new LinkedIn (and what you need to know)

Remember how you got your first job? You probably filled out an application — hope you brought your own pen — and waited for the manager to call you back. Then you went in for an interview in your best outfit and gave them the most polished version of yourself. These were the steps you took to show …

Employment

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

Tottenham issue life bans to two fans for throwing urine at West Ham supporters

Tottenham have handed lifetime bans to two supporters for their involvement in throwing a cup of urine at West Ham fans during the Carabao Cup defeat at Wembley.<p>Social media footage emerged of one person passing urine into a plastic glass before the other threw it towards the travelling supporters …

Embracing Innovation to Sustain a Competitive Edge

Like CEOs at big corporations, small business owners face growing pressure to drive innovation. Creating a company culture that values change and innovation is an investment that takes time.<p>Earlier this year, Ford ousted CEO Mark Fields because board members doubted his ability to lead the company …

Innovation

Taiwan Must Own its Global Leadership in Recycling

A concerted effort by the government and private enterprises to market Taiwan’s green achievements abroad would not only benefit the nation’s image, it would also create more business opportunities for Taiwan’s brands, products and services.<p>When one is asked to identify the nations that lead the …

Sustainability

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, …

Se le strade dell'Antica Roma fossero linee della metropolitana - Wired

<i>Florentia</i>, fermata <i>Florentia</i>. Prossima fermata: <i>Bononia</i>. È una riedizione in chiave contemporanea della <b>complessa rete di strade che si snodavano in</b> …

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete?

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges.<p>I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, …

Innovation

Ultimo test di corsa prima della gara

Scopri il lavoro chiave per verificare prima della gara se il ritmo che hai scelto è quello corretto. I consigli giusti per la maratona, la mezza e …

Three Critical Elements Sustain Motivation

Got motivation? Without it, the long, difficult hours of practice that elevate some people above the rest are excruciating. But where does such …

Redirecting

The CEO of a $34 Billion Company Gave Me This Advice on How to Be a Better Leader

"You have to be in the service of your teams. Your primary job has to be to enable your teams to succeed."<p>Dr. Vishal Sikka has been the CEO of Infosys, a $34 billion internet technology company, since 2014. With over 200,000 employees in offices across more than 20 countries, Vishal is responsible …

Leadership

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Evan Doll

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

The leader plays a critical role in creating the right environment for innovation to flourish.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a …

Why your recruiters should think more like marketers

There’s one big thing that keeps me up at night: The best candidates in the world aren’t looking for jobs. Amazing engineers, marketers, and salespeople don’t submit their resumes on your website and wait patiently to hear back. They want to grow their careers at companies that stop them in their …

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.<p>Everyday …

Ruthless Prioritization

All high functioning teams must prioritize. Not once a month, not once a week — but <i>rigorously, and ruthlessly</i>.<p>Prioritization means doing the things …

Nove trucchi per ricordare tutto quello che leggete

Flickr / Pedro Ribeiro SimõesFlickr / Pedro Ribeiro Simões<p>Sul sito Quora, uno studente esausto ha domandato: “Qual è il modo migliore per memorizzare o ricordare quello che studio e leggo“?<p>In moltissimi sono intervenuti rispondendo in base alle proprie esperienze e ricerche personali.<p>Abbiamo …

Quando i Beatles sono diventati quattro artisti solisti: la storia del 'White Album'

«L’ho sempre preferito a tutti gli altri album, compreso <i>Pepper</i>», ha detto John Lennon a proposito di <i>The Beatles</i>, meglio conosciuto come il <i>White …