Ralph Geertsema

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It's time to boycott Amazon

Amazon is easily the most successful company of the Internet age. It boasts online retail operations in five different continents. Wherever it goes, it inevitably dominates. But there’s a huge human cost to this.<p>Amazon’s success is partly fueled by exploitative practices. For those working in its …

Personal Organizing

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Leadership

How bad decision making could undermine good innovation

Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disruptive forces, and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something …

Innovation

Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing 'Entrepreneurship'?

We talk a lot about how innovations happened, but rarely discuss how you actually produce one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out …

Innovation

Peek Inside 7 of The Banking World's Coolest Innovation Labs

Banks are often ridiculed for their lack of innovation, but some seem to be taking it pretty seriously, at least from the looks of the innovation …

Innovation

Ship, Sense, and Respond: A Culture of Continuous Learning - Jeff Gothelf keynote

Question Your Motives - Simon Sinek | Inside Quest #74

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Customer Experience

Artificial intelligence has played a role in customer service for some time now, but it’s only recently that its full potential for transforming the …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

Get any temporary tattoo in seconds with this printer

'Prinker' is a temporary tattoo printer that uses cosmetic grade ink to apply a design on to your skin in seconds. The company says the tattoo can …

Why the celeb-beloved ketogenic diet is having a moment

You know something billed as a high-fat diet is bound to create some buzz—even if it doesn’t exactly mean eating Ho-Hos for breakfast. But as more …

Nokia CEO: We didnt do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost

Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones

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Diffblue

Slow Cookers

33 Meatball Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Slow cooker recipes are always a favorite when I’m planning a party. From a Super Bowl Bash to a potluck at church, slow cooker meatballs rule …

Press Room

Verily Life Sciences

What we do<p>Verily lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare. Our mission is to make the world's health data useful so that …

Crowdsourcing

The Netflix Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

Sometimes a spot of television is all that's needed to help stoke even the most dormant of wanderlust.<p>While Netflix, the popular video-streaming …

Climbing

Apple has a serious security issue as another one of its stores gets robbed

Apple might want to reconsider its security practices as iPhone thieves seem to be getting bolder by the day.<p>San Francisco Police Department has released footage of two recent Apple store robberies in the Bay Area, which took place on November 25 and November 29 (respectively) in the vicinity of …

Avantree PowerHouse 4 Port Fast USB Charging Station

Stop fumbling around your office for open outlets, and just get an Avantree Desktop USB Charging Station. Avantree provides 4 USB charging sockets and a whopping 4.5A/22.5W output for a super fast charge for all of your devices. With a handy velcro system to manage and hide cables, as well, this is …

Gear & Gadgets

Mujjo iPhone 6/6s Leather Wallet Case (Tan)

• Premium quality vegetable-tanned leather<br>• Tough edges withstand wear & tear while in a pocket<br>• Slant-line pocket keeps cards positioned at an upward angle<br>• Extremely slim design eliminates bulky pockets<br>• Case openings expose the volume rockers, headphone-jack & lighting connector

Crowd Funding

Google’s Waze will now help you find the best parking spot

Teaming up with transportation data company INRIX<p>Waze, the real-time traffic app owned by Google, is teaming up with transportation data firm INRIX to help drivers find the best parking spot close to their destination.<p>Waze recently introduced a “where to park” feature, which suggests parking lots …

Autonomous Cars

Tasty Media: POPSUGAR Adds Celebrity and Lifestyle Sweetness to Flipboard

For those who have a sweet tooth for everything new, now and need-to-know in entertainment and lifestyle, POPSUGAR is the ultimate treat. Aimed at media-hungry female millennials with insatiable appetites to learn more about what’s going on in the world, POPSUGAR delivers the hottest trends, best …

Bionic Earbuds Are Like a Smartphone You Can Leave in Your Ears Forever

Doppler Labs, the company that wants to stick a Jarvis-like computer in every ear, will go live with its first bionic buds. Anyone can buy the device …

This Plan Could Save Your City’s Busted Public Transit

It’s no secret that US cities need better transportation systems. The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Sidewalk Labs think they have an …

SleepIQ Kids

Discover the first kid's bed that adjusts to their comfort as they grow. Exclusive kids' bedding keeps them tucked in and snug–in colors they'll love!

IBM's Watson will tell you when to sleep, exercise, and eat

And I'm not sure if it's creepy or amazing<p>Under Armour announced a whole bunch of products earlier this week at CES, from its first pair of connected sneakers to a standard wrist-based activity tracker, but the most interesting announcement had to do with everyone's favorite supercomputer.<p>IBM and …

Fitness Technology