Alvaro Azofra

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Why do most start-ups fail to successfully scale up? Five reasons where founders are going wrong

<b>By K Yatish Rajawat</b><p>The only goal every start-up has is to successfully scale and disrupt or own an industry. The biggest reason that bulk of them …

Startups

Watch this timelapse of a guy single-handedly building a log cabin the woods

Well, this is damn impressive. Outdoorsman Shawn James built a log cabin in the Canadian woods all by himself -- without power tools -- and created …

Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever By Investing In These Emotional Intelligence Methods | Inc.com

At the core, it's about how you communicate with your staff and how you organize the day to day tests and challenges that are part of the modern entrepreneurial workplace.<p>Today, more than ever, you need the skills to embrace ambiguity, be agile and pay attention, close attention to what is …

Emotional Intelligence

40 common tourist scams to look out for

Here's an infographic with 40 scams you should be aware of when you travel. Grifting creeps have tried pulling scams like this on me on various trips …

Identity Theft

6 Types of Toxic People You Should Never Hire | Inc.com

Finding the right people to hire is one of the bigger challenges for companies today. It is expensive and time-consuming, and the process makes it difficult to really get to know the candidates. Not to mention that high-quality hires are hard to come by.<p>When recruiting new employees, though, there …

Entrepreneurship

<b>A Rogue Manager Can Kill Your Culture </b> | Inc.com

With great anticipation, best places to work lists come out. Companies and individuals post their pride on LinkedIn and other social media outlets, praising their HR team and senior leadership. WE ARE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK! "Employment Branding" it's called.<p>Every company tries, but only 10, 20, …

High Blood Pressure

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things | Inc.com

All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>But being persuasive doesn't mean you have to manipulate or pressure other people. At its best, persuasion is the ability to effectively describe the …

Self-improvement

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

You don’t Have to be Charismatic to be a Remarkable Leader

Most people think of leaders as being charismatic. These are individuals who are constantly in front of the troops. Shouting encouragement and …

Talent Management

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day | Inc.com

Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in them, you believe in the work they're doing, and you know that …

Employment

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership

Timelapse Video Basics: Essential Gear

If you’re like me, you enjoy a good timelapse video now and then.Fortunately for us, timelapse videos are everywhere these days, from Instagram to …

Videography

One Father’s Photos of the Magic of Childhood

“As we age,” Kentucky photographer Adrian C. Murray says, “we tend to forget the wonder that comes with being young.”<p>He’s rediscovered pieces of that …

3 Ways to Encourage an Ownership Mindset in Your Employees

Your company grows by leaps when you get buy-in from team members and help them see their potential to lead from within.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing will grow your business exponentially like team leaders who take ownership of the mission.<p>Nine years ago, my …

Simple Tricks to Getting Sharp Images With Your Camera

Let's face it.There are a lot of things that can go wrong when creating a photo.The horizon might be off or the framing might not be pleasing to the …

Landscape Photography

Photography Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Need, But Will Definitely Want

What’s the one thing all photographers are guilty of?Gear lust!It seems that no matter how much gear we acquire, there’s always something else that …

Gear & Gadgets

You Can Cook Almost Any Grain Like Popcorn

If you have mastered the popping of corn, chances are you’re ready to add other crunchy, delicious, whole grains to your snack repertoire. It turns …

9 Qualities That Make Bosses Not Only Great, but Unforgettable | Inc.com

If you're like me, you remember all of your bosses. A couple were awful. Most were fairly good.<p>But only one of mine was, in the best possible way, truly unforgettable.<p>Memorable bosses possess qualities that may not show up on paper but always show up where it matters most--in the minds and even …

Leadership

Why The Peter Principle is Outrageously Wrong | Inc.com

In 1969, Canadian Author Lawrence Peter developed an unorthodox concept that became known as The Peter Principle. Paraphrased, it states that employees will always rise to their level of incompetence. You know all too well what this means. A line employee, or an individual contributor does great on …

Employment

Eight festivals you must attend in your lifetime

This week's winning letter<p>Appetite for New Zealand<p>“Well, good luck with that – I couldn’t eat half that stuff,” she shuddered, turning to serve the next customer.<p>We’d only learnt about the Hokitika Wild Food Festival while trekking across the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. …

Travel

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

Home Decorating

15 Ways to Boost Your Property's Value

15 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Property<p>From Quick Fixes to Larger Projects<p>Updated May 19, 2017<p>The goal of any property investment is to …

Tutorial: How to Fake a Tilt-Shift ‘Look’ in Post and Miniaturize the World

If you love those timelapses that make our great big world look tiny—people scurrying around Manhattan like ants, or airplanes moving around an …

Tutorials

Guess How Many People Will Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Suppose a zombie apocalypse really happened. Do you think you’d survive? A team of students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester took this question seriously. You’re not going to like the answer.<p>The students published a pair of papers in Leicester’s …

Walking

A Step-by-Step Guideline for Long Exposure Landscape Photography

When you see a long exposure image like the one above, what first comes to mind is probably how beautiful it is. Unlike a traditional image, a long …

Landscape Photography

Yoswit Home Automation Smart Wall Switch (video)

Anyone looking to expand their home automation system will be able to control their lighting remotely, may be interested in a new smart light switch …

Six Essential Camera Settings for Landscape Photographers

Sunset at Tenaya Lake, Yosemite. It’s important to check the red channel in the histogram when photographing warm, saturated colors like this.Every …

Cameras

7 uses of procedural generation that all developers should study

In the right game — <i>Diablo</i>, <i>Rogue</i>, <i>Spelunky</i>, <i>Daggerfall</i>, <i>Elite</i>, <i>Spore</i>, even the likes of <i>Football Manager</i> — procedurally-generated content is magical. It …