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Marc Newson designs the Apple Watch of fountain pens

Apple’s Marc Newson is one of the best designers in the industry. His plane-inspired Lockheed Lounge chair was reflective, smooth and looked incredibly uncomfortable. And we’re still enjoying the look and feel of our Apple Watches, even if the other night a drunk girl at a bar made fun of me for …

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5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What can we learn by reading about the world’s greatest entrepreneurs? Often, it’s the small but telling details, such as the fact Warren Buffett and Bill Gates solidified their "bromance" during a dinner party after they both cited focus …

Entrepreneurship

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

“You take the simplest musical idea. Four notes, and can you make a castle out of four notes? [Beethoven] was fearless….It is simply baffling how imaginative the composer is in using so little….This is the first time the symphony wakes up and is a dramatic essay.”

This is how Leon Botstein, conductor and President of Bard College, describes Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in a video from our new partner, the All …

How do you define “cool?” A new paper tries—and succeeds

What makes things cool? What penumbral principle explains not only the marketing campaigns of Harley Davidson, Apple, and Dos Equis, but also the appeal of cowboys, James Dean, and Jennifer Lawrence?<p>A new paper in the Journal of Consumer Research takes a stab at answering what might be an …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Understanding a Photograph by John Berger – review

First published on Fri 22 Nov 2013 11.56 EST<p>This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the power of this ubiquitous medium. Spanning some 40 years, they include pieces on …

Wild day for Bitcoin: currency cracks $700, feds say no new laws are needed

Don’t expect the Bitcoin hype to die down anytime soon. On Monday, the virtual currency got a possible plug from America’s top banker, while law …

8 Pieces That Will Change the Way You Hear Music

Put these masterpieces on your playlist and you'll never hear music the same way again.<p>1. “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin<p>Many musicians draw a …

Latin American crime: as high as ever | Financial Times

Latin America is home to four of the five most violent countries in the world.<p>For an area of the world significantly richer per head than Africa and …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nihilist. Religious denier. Reformed romantic.<p>Inspiration for entrepreneurs?<p>Turns out, you can learn a lot about running a business from Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher and philologist who turned Romantic thinking on its head. …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to being successful, high achievers have a number of habits in common. But that doesn't mean you can't be right up there with them.<p>Here are three qualities all successful people share and how you can make them your own:<p><b>1.</b> …

Success

10 Highest-Earning Female CEOs

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>On average, women still don't earn as much as men, and that's just as true at the top. While the pay gap persists even at the highest echelons, the top-paid female CEOs still clear more than $10 million a year.<p>Together, the 10 highest-paid women …

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Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the drama of the Dirtiest Race in History

When I started writing this blog 18 months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some point I would try my very best to research, investigate, and compose a piece about the 1988 Olympics men's 100m …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Can Nike's Fuelband really motivate you to exercise?

<b>Nike says its new activity-tracking Fuelband SE will motivate people to exercise even more. But can a wristband really lead to better health?</b><p>Back in 2009, Nike vice-president of digital sport Stefan Olander and his team had an idea: what if a person could track how much they've moved in a day, just …

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Top 10 horror movies

Peter Bradshaw on horror<p>Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the prohibitions of taste and thinkability in a way few other genres can match. Classics of the genre were produced in cinema's very earliest days – the vampire nightmare Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr Caligari from the world …

How to get a recruiter to notice you on LinkedIn

Demonstrate you are worthy of the introduction.<p>After Sandy Baldonado applied for a number of promising positions via professional networking site LinkedIn and received no response, she began to wonder: was her resume being purposely or accidentally overlooked? Her marketing skills were a fit. But …