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The High-End Sneakers That Won't Break the Bank

Koio's luxe low-tops offer Italian craftsmanship at a price that's tough to ignore.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>At this exact moment in the evolution of menswear, there's no shortage of options …

Men's Fashion

I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

Several years ago, tech enthusiasts in San Francisco began buzzing about a new and mysterious thing called Bitcoin. There were rumors that the virtual money, invented by a pseudonymous math genius named Satoshi Nakamoto, would revolutionize modern finance and render government-backed currency …

Cryptocurrency

Video: Joe Lubin on Building One of Blockchain's Biggest Startups

<i>This article is an entry in CoinDesk's Most Influential in Blockchain 2017 series.</i><p>Blockchain may be an early-stage technology, but it's big business …

Cryptography

Word of Mouth: Key West: An island escape with everything from design hotels to local rum, pottery classes and fine dining

by Leora Novick<p>Located at the tip of the stretch of islands making up the Florida Keys, Key West is a destination in its own category. Known for its baby boomer population and party-fueled drag along Duval Street, it’s held a reputation as a bachelor party haven and retiree village. Although the …

Key West

The Complete Guide to Travelling in the Canadian Rockies

Trains

The Nike Roshe Two Flyknit V2 In "Wolf Grey" Is a True Minimalist Icon

Simplicity redefined.<p>The second edition of the Nike Roshe silhouette gets another makeover. Other than the “Camo” colorway, which we gave an introduction to earlier, the shoe is also arriving in a “Wolf Grey” make. A new sock-like construction on the upper comes with ribbed Flyknit weave to give …

How to Get a Castle in Italy for Free

Yes, for free. And yes, we're serious.<p>Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings across the country including castles, farmhouses and …

Italy

Scott Belsky: How a founder built a $150 million company and turned half of his employees into millionaires - Success! How I Did It

article<p>https://www.breaker.audio/success-how-i-did-it/e/16768679<p>Scott Belsky began his career at Goldman Sachs. But he didn't like it, so he saved …

Goldman Sachs

The who, what and why - a guide to corporate investment in travel startups

Increasingly, corporate innovation means dedicated incubators, accelerators, or investment arms that exist to nurture new and emerging companies.<p>This …

Startups

MacTrast Deals: VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription

With a VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription you can protect your Wi-Fi and cellular connections, securing your online activity, and bypassing web …

Meet Coople: The 'gig-economy' app that's like Uber for short-term staffing

Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have, from a user's point of view, changed the way we travel, eat, and sleep.<p>But they are also changing the way people work. For the estimated 5 million UK workers employed through such platforms, gone is the security associated with fixed terms of employment, …

The Workplace

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29 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street.<p>You should be assessing the employer just as much as they’re assessing you …

The 7 kinds of shoes every guy should own, according to top Hollywood stylists

Fall is always a good time to get freaky with your clothes (see: not being drenched in sweat 24/7) but the Marie Kondo minimalist in us wants to argue that it's also the perfect time to clean up your act when it comes to the basics too.<p>Sure, dress shoes aren't quite as fun to acquire as say, a pink …

Men's Fashion

How to Value an Investment Property

The most important thing you should do before deciding to invest in a certain income property is to value this property. So, you wonder HOW TO VALUE …

Trans-Canada: Greatest road trip of your life

By region<p><b>CANADA IS THE BIGGEST COUNTRY</b> in the Americas, and second only to Russia as the biggest country in the world. Across our vast spaces are …

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

I thought all you needed to be a good parent was to love your kids. I was wrong

My middle son tested all my parenting abilities, and they were found wanting. Ante-natal classes aren’t stigmatised, so why should parenting classes?<p>At the time I had my first child I was a solicitor, a job for which I’d studied and trained and got qualifications. You’d think that those negotiating …

Parenting

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Tackle personal tasks before sunrise; find focus before distractions begin<p>By<p>Hilary Potkewitz<p>Most people who wake up at 4 a.m. do it because they have to—farmers, flight attendants, currency traders and postal workers. Others rise before dawn because they want to.<p>Russ Perry, the 33-year-old …

Productivity

This startup that wants to blow up the real-estate market is now worth more than $1 billion

The round, which was led by Wellington Management Company LLP, values the company at over $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the raise. A report last month from The Real Deal said Compass was seeking a valuation of between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion.<p>While Compass functions like a …

Real Estate

Does It Matter If I Don't Pay My Card Balance In Full?

It’s no surprise that travel rewards credit cards are a common topic of conversation here at TPG. Taking advantage of top sign-up bonuses and …

3 things this CEO learned from Salesforce after selling his startup for $80 million

Indeed, for the next five years, Bard was one of Benioff's top lieutenants, running Salesforce's Service Cloud unit, which is now its second largest business with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue.<p>Bard left Salesforce in 2014 to join a company called Campaign Monitor, an email marketing software …

Startups

How mobile apps “ate” brick and mortar retail — and what needs to happen next

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Neumob.</i><p><i>“If there’s an underlying take-away from (the 2015) holiday season, I think it will be remembered as the one where mobile ate brick-and-mortar”</i> — ComScore chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni<p><i>“On the desktop, the browser was king. Not so in mobile. We’re already</i> …

Alibaba posts record growth as mobile revenue tops desktop for first time

Alibaba saw record growth in Q2 2016 as the company’s Chinese retail marketplaces surged and users on mobile out spent those on desktop devices for the first time.<p>The e-commerce giant reported revenue of RMB 32.2 billion (US$4.8 billion), which is a 59 percent increase year-on-year — the highest …

eCommerce

Proxy raises $1.6 million to kill the card key, and make the internet of things more accessible

A startup called Proxy has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to help people use internet-enabled devices of every kind without all the annoying login processes and standalone apps for each separate device.<p>Proxy’s cofounders Denis Mars and Simon Ratner said they were inspired to create their …

Internet of Things

Click. Buy. Done. These 'M Commerce' Statistics Show That Smartphone Shopping is Viral

Just ten years ago, if someone had tried to sell you on the "mobile shopping experience," it would have likely resulted in a bit of laughter and disbelief. But today, the ecommerce industry caters to smartphone shoppers. In fact, mobile commerce (also referred to as "m commerce") has become a …

eCommerce

These Are the 10 Best Workplaces in Advertising and Marketing

We asked the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work, the longtime partner for <i>Fortune’s</i> list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, to …

Employment

How to build a brand in initial days of your startup to establish

How to build a brand, what is branding? <b>The brand is the make of a product; branding is the reputation of that make</b>. However, the word BRAND has its …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

I'm worth $1.5 million, and here's my best advice about getting rich

I often join the house hunting trips and pay close attention. I'm always curious to learn what people desire in a house and neighborhood.<p>Most transactions turn out the same. The clients pay top dollar (bidding wars are common) for a shiny, new (or almost new) home in a boring subdivision.<p>The older …

Anesthesiology