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Creating a culture of design

<i>Some reflections on the culture I’ve experienced at IBM Design.</i><p>I’ve worked for a few different organizations over the last decade and I’m always …

UX Design

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Employment

11 places to learn public-speaking skills for free

And yet public speaking is still the top phobia, affecting more people than fears of spiders, heights, darkness and even death.<p>That's right, death.<p>If you're one of those people who would rather curl up in a ball and simply die than speak in front of a crowd, you definitely need to check out these …

Public Speaking

How To Change Your Life In Just 10 Minutes Per Day

We’ll Even Have Time To Spare<p>Two weeks ago, someone on Quora asked me: What 10 minute daily activity would sharpen my mind over a year?<p>I know <i>exactly</i> …

How to Plan Product Features Using The Kano Model

This post is by Suzanne Abate, CEO, The Development Factory ForThe post How to Plan Product Features Using The Kano Model appeared first on iamwire.

Product Management

​Smart Home starter kits: Save big on making your home smarter

From Home Deals: The best deals on smart home starter kits<p>So you've decided to take the plunge and turn your home into a smart home. Where do you start, and how do you save money? One option is to buy a kit that includes the basics that you need to get going in one handy pack. So, let's take a look …

Home Automation

If colleges keep killing academic freedom, civilization will die, too

<i>José A. Cabranes, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, was Yale University’s first general counsel and later served as a trustee of Colgate, Yale and Columbia universities.</i><p>Sixty years ago, Chief Justice Earl Warren warned our nation that we had a choice. Either “teachers and …

Academic Freedom

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

Computer Science

Top 50 Teacher Websites for Seriously Dedicated Educators [2017]

Teachers of Tomorrow is giving recognition to the most respectable and consistently updated blogs of this generation. These teacher websites contain …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

Time Management

How to invest in stocks and funds for the first time: The easy guide to growing your money

When it comes to the stock market, young people are getting seriously mixed messages.<p>On one hand, you maybe know you're supposed to own stocks — or …

Why the Finnish method is the right way to test students

<b>To the editor:</b> Like Samuel E. Abrams, I subscribe more to the idea that merit ratings and pay undermine teamwork and to the educational practices in Finland than to the deeds of<p>Betsy DeVos. (“Forget charter schools and vouchers — here are five business ideas school reformers should adopt,” Opinion, …

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Startups

The Future of Farming Is Digital

That's what a team of researchers at MIT thinks.<p>Could computers be the modern solution to the problems associated with one of the world's most …

Boston

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

Agriculture

Is a Robot the 'New Entrepreneur'?

Hint: Check-out jobs are threatened. But service jobs with distinct cognitive skills are safe. "Terminator 2" isn't here yet.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to know the future? Humans are history. When it comes to work, robots and artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) …

Economics

20 Of The Best Time Tracking Tools To Increase Your Productivity

Time is money, an old saying, has been widely used in most cultures and languages for ages. Today, in a world of business and a crazy pace, time is more valuable than ever.<p>The rhythm of our century puts us in a place where we have no choice but to start planning and tracking our time. It becomes …

Project Management

Apple is in talks with India to manufacture locally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to boost technology manufacturing in the country through his 'Make in India' initiative. His government in June exempted foreign retailers for three years from a requirement to locally source 30 percent of goods sold in their stores.<p>The Journal said Apple, in …

India

Apple AirPods review: wireless that wows, earbuds that don't

If wireless is the future, AirPods will only get some of us there<p>Wireless is the future." That’s how Apple CEO Tim Cook justified removing the headphone jack from the newest line of iPhones. You won’t need a headphone jack in the future, Cook argued, because wires will be a thing of the past.<p>To …

Tech Trends

3 Things You Should Be Doing in Your 30s to Avoid Going Broke in Your 60s | Investopedia

Retirement is something everyone needs to consider to avoid going broke late in life, but too few people adequately plan for it. According to the …

9 ways robots are going to impact your job

To find out more about what this means for your average small business, I polled nine business owners from YEC on the following question:<p>How do you see the rise of the robot affecting your company?<p><b>1. With automated manufacturing</b><p>We are planning for a point in the near future when the vast majority …

Why even community college is now out of reach for many students

A college education is increasingly becoming an unaffordable luxury for most families — even at a community college.<p>In more than two-thirds of …

College & University

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever individuals like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, or Richard Branson speak, we have a tendency to listen because we want to learn from how their achieved that level of success. And, it turns out that wealthy people are leaders who …

Self-improvement

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Selling