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10 Quality Online Courses To Make You Successful Entrepreneurs

As technology continues to evolve at a fast pace, it becomes clear that it affects the way things get done. As an Entrepreneur, it is important to …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Know If Your New Business Idea Will Really Work | Inc.com

From millennials to small investors, all sorts of people are looking for new business ideas, but not all of them end up founding successful businesses. Startup ideas trend so enormously in social networks and business circles that it’s often impossible for entrepreneurs to resist the urge to start …

Carburetors Are Gorgeous, and This Company Makes the Greatest in the World

Carburetors are like watches; the $10 Timex and the $1000 Patek-Philippe work on the same principle. It's the attention to detail that makes the difference.<p>"What is the best carburetor?" You can ask this question throughout the civilized world today and the answer is pretty certain to be, "Well, …

Classic Cars

The Perfect Weekend in Cape Town

When time is short, spend it well in Cape Town—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in South Africa's buzziest city.<p>You may be familiar with Cape Town’s majestic Table Mountain and breathtaking beaches—a little less so with her ever-emerging culinary and cultural scene. Having been …

Cape Town

Articles about brooklyn loft renovation masters storage custom cabinet wall on Dwell.com - Dwell

A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...<p>Persistence …

This Senna video is 1,000-hp F1 racing at its finest

Maniacally-boosted 1.5-liter turbo engines and limited grip made this qualifying session during the last F1 race in 1985 a stunning test of bravery for a young Ayrton Senna.<p>It was 1980s Formula 1 at its finest.<p>The scene is the brand-new F1 course on the streets of Adelaide, Australia. Brutal, …

14 Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Your Gallery Wall

These rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.<p>A museum-like display of multiple photos, paintings and drawings isn't the only way to make a statement with art. Here, 14 rooms prove the power of decorating with just one piece of high-impact art.

How to talk to anyone at a networking event

The only problem is you've never met any of these people before, and you're terrified of making an awkward first impression.<p>First of all, lighten up, says master networker Jon Levy, and take comfort in knowing there are tactics you can use to make your next networking event not only worth your time …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Watch a formula car attack the Nurburgring in 3-degree weather...in the snow

Every AWD argument, obliterated.<p>If nothing else, this video provides the single greatest argument for running winter tires on your car. But it's more than that.<p>Next time someone says they simply must have AWD in order to drive safely in the snow, just show them this and watch their face as that …

The New Economics Of Oil: Sheikhs Vs. Shale

The official charter of OPEC states that the group's goal is "the stabilisation of prices in international oil markets". It has not been doing a very good job. In June the price of a barrel of oil, then almost $115, began to slide; it now stands close to $70.<p>This near-40% plunge is thanks partly to …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

This Lost Asimov Essay Found After 55 Years Contains 7 Great Ideas For Creativity

Scientist Arthur Obermayer said he came across the forgotten work, entitled "How Do People Get New Ideas?," earlier this month and published it in full on Technology Review.<p>It was written when the pair worked informally together at MIT spinoff Allied Research Associates (ARA) in Boston, a company …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 7 Most Common Ways to Screw Up Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It might seem impossible to mess up chocolate chip cookies, but people do. Here are the 7 mistakes you should avoid when baking them.<p>Chocolate chip cookies might be the first thing you ever baked—scoops from a tub of cookie dough, dropped straight onto your baking sheet. Though those drop-and-bake …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

The littleBits Cloud Module–debuted at TED–lets you create your very own objects that are part of the larger Internet of Things.<p>Why pay $250 for a Nest Wi-Fi-connected thermostat when you can build your own? It sounds complicated–the kind of thing that might require at least a little bit of …

How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

How To Overcome Self-Doubt And A Lack of Motivation

You don’t feel like doing anything, you’re in a rut. Here are some possible solutions to help you get back on your feet.<p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of overtiredness from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night.<p>I couldn’t motivate myself to do …

Data demonstrates Schumacher's success

Smooth throttle application kept Michael Schumacher one step ahead.<p>Whether you love Michael Schumacher or found one of many reasons to root against him, there's no arguing with data. With seven championships, 91 race victories, 68 pole positions, and a list of accolades that just keeps going, it's …

How To Train Your Brain To Master Uncharted Terrain

A Leadership Coach Turned Restaurateur shares his eight principles that help him successfully navigate a dizzying list of career shifts.<p>It took me three hours to figure out exactly what Jason Watt does for a living. He’s a branding guy. He’s a leadership coach. He’s a restaurateur. Tomorrow, he …

How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

Gift Ideas for DIY Foodies

That SodaStream was a gateway toy. This year, it’s all about meat grinders, smoking chips, and fermentation crocks

Foodies

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

Elon Musk Is Right To Be Pissed About Media Coverage Of The Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this week it is opening an investigation into the three Tesla Model S fires over the past two months, stoking the flames of a controversy of whether or not electric cars are safe.<p>In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote a blog post pointing …