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This Man Photographed Mount Fuji for 7 Years—Here's the Result

Despite taking hundreds of trips to Japan's iconic mountain, this photographer has never climbed it.<p>For the second time in its history <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> went to Your Shot, National Geographic’s photo community, to find the cover image for its June/July Issue: The Trip That Changed My …

Japan

10 Quotes From The 2 Best Entrepreneurial Minds Alive

"Who, not how."Dan Sullivan<p>Having spent the past 10 years relentlessly studying psychology, self-improvement, and entrepreneurship, there are many people who have inspired and influenced my thinking.<p>However, over the past 3 years, I've come across two thinkers who stick out. Not just in their …

Entrepreneurship

Ride to riches: This 35-year old turned a crazy idea into a $4b boom

China Renaissance acted as the adviser for Mobike, most recently valued at $US3 billion according to researcher CB Insights. The deal values the …

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

Meet the woman who gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

Personal Finance

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

This $11 accessory makes your living room better for watching movies than a theater

Who would think that a simple little gadget that costs just $11 on Amazon could have such a profound impact on your TV watching experience? But such …

Jaden Smith wants to be the Elon Musk of bottled water — and it could revolutionize a $16 billion industry

Jaden Smith's ride to our interview — a Tesla Model X with Falcon Wing doors — tells you about half of what you need to know about the 19-year-old star's new mission as an entrepreneur.<p>"I love Elon [Musk]," Smith told Business Insider. "He's one of my biggest inspirations in the world."<p>Smith, the …

Tesla

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

It's Time To Say It, Retirement Is Dead, This Is What Will Take its Place.

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><i>"We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams."</i><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935 when the …

Retirement

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around.<p>Over dinner with his Brazilian wife in their New York apartment one night in 2011, she casually …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

An early Facebook exec explains why investing in startups without meeting them is the future of venture capital

Chamath Palihapitiya is living an epic life. He's a true rags-to-riches Silicon Valley success story. And he's got a plan to bring that same sort of success to millions of entrepreneurs around the world in a way that's blind to a person's sex, race, color, or nationality.<p>Palihapitiya is the founder …

Venture Capital

Dense Tokyo as Seen Through the Lens of Tatsuto

all photos by Tatsuto | used with permission<p>It’s well-documented that Tokyo is amongst the world’s most densely-populated cities. And you don’t have …

Photography

Japanese elementary students will judge the official 2020 Tokyo Olympics mascot

A raccoon, a cat, two foxes and a pair of amiable aliens are in a heated race to win the hearts of Japanese kids. Surrounded by cheering students at a Dec. 7 media event at the Kakezuka Elementary School in Tokyo, organizers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic summer games unveiled three sets of finalists for …

Japan

Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language

Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is about a boy who loves soccer (football to the rest of the world) and his local Mexican team getting …

Aerial Photos Tell a Story About Which Cities Are Embracing Clean Energy

Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area of each of these mega-cities is home to more than 20 million people.<p>Besides realizing that my …

5 amazing books I read this year

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

Flat pack three-room house that takes six hours to build on offer for £24,000

Welcome to the future of affordable-chic living.<p>With housing crises plaguing countries around the world, architects have taken it upon themselves to …

Housing

This ICO Is Counting on Blockchain to Disrupt Employee Training | Inc.com

Benjamin Franklin famously said that "<b>An investment in knowledge pays the best interest</b>." In the digital age, knowledgeable workers could soon be rewarded with crypto tokens, along with gaining all the other benefits that a person's knowledge provides.<p>Cryptocurrencies have defined the business …

Employee Engagement

Japan wants to make it easier to become a resident. Do you qualify?

When developed countries face challenges like an aging population, a shrinking workforce, and weak growth, one solution is to open up to immigrants.<p>Japan, instead, has tapped older women to join the workforce and is betting on robots to do the jobs humans once did. Companies are struggling in the …

Japan

10 Trello tips and tricks

Having problems tracking team projects? Never learned how to use a formal project management application? You might want to try Trello.To read this …

Project Management

Robinhood stock trading comes to web with finance news for its 3M users

You know what’s cool? Not just being worth over $1 billion, but saving your customers $1 billion. Today, zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced that it’s hit 3 million registered accounts, $100 billion transacted in its app, and $1 billion in saved commissions considering competitors like …

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

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

A leading climate scientist — who has dedicated his career to proving the feasibility of transitioning the world off fossil fuels — walks the walk …

Clean Energy

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company.<p>As the holiday gadget-buying season approaches, Google's offerings are starting to look more like what you'd see from Samsung or Apple, not a search giant.<p>It started this week with the launch of the new Pixel 2 phones, which, despite …

Artificial Intelligence