René Kvist

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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Travel

Low-cost wooden home has all its plans available for free

Open and airy<p>If you ever saw a bare-bones wooden house and thought, <i>Hey, I could roll with that</i>, you’re in luck: The architects of this fab pared-back dwelling in France have made all building plans and other relevant documents available to download for free here. Appropriately named Open Source …

Architecture

Russian divers retrieve black box from military transport wreckage

Photos show those grieving over the crash that may have killed all 92 on board.<p>Photos show those grieving over the crash that may have killed all 92 on board.<p>MOSCOW — Russian divers on Tuesday morning retrieved the main black box data recorder from the wreckage of a Russian military jet that …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Spanish Grand Prix: Why Michael Schumacher's epic 1996 win matters

Michael Schumacher's achievements are so colossal, statistically, that it is sometimes hard to separate the exceptional from the humdrum.

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This insane 'Flintstones House' is on sale for $4.2 million in California

One of the most famous homes in San Francisco is on the market for $4.2 million — and the house looks like something out of the Prehistoric cartoon town of Bedrock.<p>The three-bedroom home — nicknamed "The Flintstone House" — is being represented by Judy Meuschke of Alain Pinel Realtors, according to …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

2013 Editors' Choice Road Bike Winners

From 30 finalists, we chose eight extraordinary bikes as this year’s Editors’ Choice award winners.

Sales Pitching: Identify Your Unique Selling Proposition | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog Both Sides of the Table.</i><p>In my first enterprise software company we developed a methodology for sales that we called PUCCKA, which I wrote about previously<p>Having a good sales methodology can help you ensure your company runs more …

Product Management

Bosch's $449 electric vehicle home charger is a bargain

Today, electric cars are too expensive for most of us, even with prices creeping downward. A Tesla Model S will run you over a grand a month, and even Ford's electric Focus sells for nearly $40,000. Making matters even tougher on the wallet is the fact that a home charging station will set you back …