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Why Companies Are Terrible At Spotting Creative Ideas

Cognitive biases can keep us from assessing creativity with a clear mind. Here’s how to get around them.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>In business, a creative idea is only worth as much as the manager …

Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Message to the editorial board of the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other Western media - The Nation

That is exactly what I would like to ask you to do – scrub your windows of prejudice when it comes to writing about Thailand’s political affairs.<p>In …

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Travel tech of the future...now

Ever since Michael J Fox strapped on his self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers and slipped into a self-drying jacket in <i>Back to the Future II</i>, travel tech geeks the world over have dreamed of gadgets that make life on the road just a little bit easier. Imagine a self-drying t-shirt…we’d shave kilos off our …

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Ten unusual honeymoon hotspots

It’s your honeymoon, so it has to be special and unique. From the windswept beaches of a car-free island in the Baltic to tasting wine rarely sipped outside Argentina, these hideaways rarely appear on the usual post-wedding itinerary:<p><b>1. Snuggle in a beach basket built for two on Hiddensee Island,</b> …

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Best family travel destinations for 2014

The warmth of locals and children’s sheer joy in things make travel with kids a blast, especially if you choose child-friendly destinations such as these.<p>Tivoli Gardens fair ride in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image by Frank Fell / Robert Harding World Imagery / Getty Images.<p>Denmark<p>Don’t overlook Denmark …

Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition

We're not sure how many of you will be lucky enough to receive a spanking new notebook for the holidays, but just in case you've got one on your list (or are shopping for someone else), we've got a newly updated laptop buyer's guide full of suggestions. Whether it's a convertible Ultrabook you're …

A New Way to Look at Your Competitors | Inc.com

Every start-up I see invariably puts up a competitive analysis slide that plots performance on a X/Y graph with their company in the top right.<p>The slide is a holdover from when existing companies launched products into crowded markets. Most of the time this graph is inappropriate for start-ups or …

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How to Wow Customers Every Time | Inc.com

You already know that improving existing products and dreaming up new ones is key to any innovation strategy. But if that's the extent of your efforts, you're missing a key element. Your customer experience deserves just as much of your creative juices.<p>Brian Klapper, president and founding partner …

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The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man

For that very reason, @GSElevator— in collaboration with John Carney (@Carney) of CNBC.com— presents a fresh, and hopefully thoughtful, look at what it means to be a man today.<p>Stop talking about where you went to college.<p>Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.<p>Rebel from business casual. …

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Mark Gongloff<p>The Gun Controversy Is Smaller Than You Think<p>Most Americans, including gun owners, agree on basic regulations.<p>Joe Nocera<p>Elaine Wynn, the …

Thailand's Bubble Economy Is Heading For A 1997-Style Crash

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.<p>The emerging markets bubble started in 2009, when China launched a bold stimulus-driven economic growth strategy to counter the …