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Advice On Living The Dream From Digital Nomads Who Make Over Six Figures

These professionals have figured out how to see the world while making a comfortable living. Here’s what they say is the key to success.<p>When you’re procrastinating on a deadline or trying to keep yourself from nodding off in yet another meeting you weren’t needed at, thumbing your way through …

The only startup founders who can embrace failure are the ones privileged enough to survive it

Several months ago, I spoke at a high school in Cleveland, Ohio, about entrepreneurship. Many parents were there, and one father asked me, “What made you think that <i>you</i> were capable of starting a company?”<p>I thought back to what had led me to start my first company, a fundraising site for …

Startups

2016 Is the Year Startups and Corporates Became BFFs

For years corporations have tried to show off how innovative they are by adopting superficial markings of startup culture—open office floor plans, …

3 things Europe doesn’t get about startups

Europeans look at the US, particularly Silicon Valley, and wonder why the same recipe for churning out successful global companies can’t be repeated in Europe.<p>Given that my company has a venture capital arm, I have first-hand experience with the reasons why. And many conversations I’ve had with …

Startups

The Surprising Science Behind the Perks of Being Single

As a longtime single person, I can confidently say (unless future prospects are Googling my name and happen upon this article) that I’m happy being uncoupled. Last week I went to Los Angeles for work for five days, alone, and I can't tell you how many people asked when I got back, “Didn’t you get …

Bootstrapping a startup sucks (and here’s why you should do it)

Let’s go back in time<p>Back in 2012, my old co-founder and I had an idea to start a brand new code school called Steer where we taught people on …

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Neuroscience

Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

In it, he's explained why the startup world is freaking out about a strange new idea they've never had to consider before: profits.<p>Gurley writes:<p>In Silicon Valley boardrooms, where "growth at all costs" had been the mantra for many years, people began to imagine a world where the cost of capital …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Silicon Valley

Stunning photo series celebrates contemporary childhood without technology

Growing up with no smartphones, no Netflix, no Snapchat? To many these were the good ole days.<p>Those childhoods of yesteryear are alive and well today …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Consciousness

Why mobile designers must focus on creating 'micro-moments'

Start with the questions, trending searches and terms customers really use in each moment. This helps you decide what to invest in and also how to market against what users are trying to do.<p>Starting with intent also helps you understand how to address the questions people ask most. Ask yourself, …

UI Design

How I’ve Built Successful Startups At Big Companies

One of the brains behind Funny or Die explains how corporations can launch new businesses that stand on their own.<p>In January, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing company Lyft in order to develop self-driving cars. Last month, UPS led a $28 million funding round in Deliv, a startup …

Banksy’s Identity Has Likely Been Confirmed Thanks To The Power Of Science & Math

Let’s get this out of the way: supposedly, Banksy’s real name is Robin Gunningham, and he’s from Bristol, England. How did this revelation come to be after the prolific street artist and social commentator’s superhero-like attempts to conceal his identity? In a word: science. Steven Le Comber of …

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>Comcast ditched its throttling system, but don't celebrate just yet<p>Comcast is reversing course on a throttling system first deployed in 2008 as a means to deter heavy internet users from exceeding ...<p>Bryan Clark<p>What’s really behind the EU law that would 'ban memes' – and how …

Why You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed That You Met Your Boyfriend Online

"We met on Bumble, er … a bumblebee stung him, and he had an allergic reaction! I, uh, basically saved his life."<p>It all starts innocently enough. Someone asks you and your guy, "<i>Sooo</i> … how did you two meet?"<p>Suddenly, you're sweating, scrambling for an explanation for the completely unromantic way …

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Journalism

Uso de ‘memória digital’ afeta a memória humana, diz estudo

O uso indiscriminado de tecnologias digitais está enfraquecendo a memória dos seres humanos, revelou uma nova pesquisa. O estudo, conduzido por uma …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

<b>♦ Listen to Ed Catmull discuss managing creativity.</b><p>A few years ago, I had lunch with the head of a major motion picture studio, who declared that his central problem was not finding good people—it was finding good ideas. Since then, when giving talks, I’ve asked audiences whether they agree with …

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

<b>A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face.</b> After a stressful day, I attempted to clear my …

The “Psychological” Speed of Mobile Interfaces

One of the most important considerations when building mobile experiences is the responsiveness of the interface. The mobile user has little patience …

Mobile Devices

RCS is still a zombie technology, "28 Quarters Later"

In February 2008, a number of major telcos and technology vendors announced the "Rich Communications Suite Initiative" (see here). I first saw the …

Apps

What Big Companies Get Wrong About Innovation Metrics

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>The fear of getting Netflix-ed or Uber-ized is spurring big companies to dial up their investment in innovation. Companies as diverse as AIG, Disney, and Intuit have been building innovation teams, launching “accelerator” programs to attract promising startups, and giving …

The data shows we want to end inequality. Here’s how to start …

Rich and poor, left and right, we all agree the world should be more equal. Dan Ariely and Michael Norton have spent the past decade analyzing the …

Los seis trucos más sencillos para ser feliz, explicados por científicos de Harvard

La búsqueda de la felicidad es uno de los objetivos de todos los seres humanos, pero encontrar el camino hacia ella no es tarea sencilla. ¿O sí? …

What a $20 billion startup looks like when it's just starting out, and everyone thinks the idea is stupid: Here's Airbnb's first-ever pitch deck

But when Airbnb was first getting started in 2008, the founders struggled and would-be investors snubbed their idea.<p>The founders shared their first pitch deck with an MBA student, back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company. Here's what it looked like:

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Why Airbnb's New Head of Design Believes 'Design-Led' Companies Don't Work

The gospel in the Valley these days is startups must be "design-led." Sure, your founders have to be engineers, but your first <i>hire</i> had better be a …

3 Color Theory Tips to Inspire Your Digital Design

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Color makes the world beautiful. Nothing feels more energizing than a vibrant blue sky on a sunny day. And when we need peace? We take a walk through the snow, relax in the sand at the beach, or let …