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FAIL! Why You Should Experiment Like Amazon And Starbucks Do

Amazon and Starbucks are two well-known companies that have turned a spirit of <i>focused experimentation</i> into business success. But don’t confuse experimentation with innovation or invention…<p><b>Invention</b> is when you create an entirely new way to do something. <b>Innovation</b> might be a new way to do things by …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Can Flat Design Change An Entire Culture Built On Ornateness?

The World Is Flat by Saudi designer Khansa’a Abu Naji hopes to convince the Arab world that there’s profoundness in simplicity.<p>Flat design trends tend to be phrased in terms of the way they challenge the paradigm of skeuomorphism, but one Saudi designer is trying to do more than that. Through a …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

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4 Ways To Cure Your Technological “Distraction Addiction”

You don’t have to purge technology from your life; Alex Soojung-Kim Pang argues that you can get the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul. Here’s how.<p>There’s a Louis C.K. video that has been making the …

Productivity

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

French bread for beginners

All <i>boulangeries (bakeries)</i> have <i>baguettes</i> (or <i>flûtes</i>), which are long and thin, as well as wider loaves simply known as <i>pain</i> (bread), both of which are at their best if eaten within four hours of baking.<p>Other types of bread, which come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, vary from shop to shop and …

Baking

Dan Lepard's naan bread recipes

The best naan are those you get in Indian restaurants. The worst naan: the long-life ones sold everywhere else. Though a restaurant's tandoor oven has a unique, intense heat that gives the bread a light crispness, you can make pretty good ones using a wok over the hob. These coconut milk naan have …

From the archive, 19 July 1958: Shoppers with more dough buy less bread

Master bakers bake bread, and naturally they are concerned when people eat less of it. This is what has been happening for several decades, and the official journal of the Association of Master Bakers has some gloomy things to say about the trend.<p>In its most recent issue its gloom has turned …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair Gods<p>Plenty of bold moves here.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>Layers that go with everything you already own.<p>15 Photos3 days agoView …

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Garlic Bread Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

Garlic bread is a natural crowd pleaser. Made with nothing more than a good loaf of bread, a heavy dose of garlic and tons of butter or olive oil, it's easy to understand why. One thing we don't get though is why we don't eat it more often. It's simple to make and goes well with absolutely …

Happy Birthday, Sliced Bread! The 'Greatest Thing' Turns 85 This Week

Good thinking, Otto Frederick Rohwedder.<p>On July 7, 1928, Missouri's Chillicothe Baking Company made history by selling the first wrapped package of sliced bread in history.<p>What took so long?<p>It starts with the whole wrapping-the-loaf thing. Sliced bread goes stale remarkably quickly, as anybody …

How to Bake Whole-Wheat Bread

Making true whole-wheat bread<p>A bread that’s 100 percent whole-grain can be dense and dry, but this one, by Lorrette Patzwald, who works with …

Gluten Free Bread Recipes (PHOTOS)

Following a gluten-free diet has its challenges. It's bad enough that most people don't even know what qualifies as gluten and so they're inadvertently feeding it you on the regular, but then there's the issue of bread substitutes. Gluten-free bread is not great -- or really, it's almost always …

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want your company to be the best, there are three rules:<p>1. Be better.<p>2. Don't be cheap.<p>And 3. There are no other rules.<p>That's according to a recently released book co-authored by Deloitte director Michael Raynor and strategist …

Confused About Big Data? Here Are 5 Things You Need To Do

When the oil tycoon John Paul Getty was asked about his rules for success, he reportedly said, “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.”<p>It’s a funny line, but it seems positively quaint now. It’s hard to imagine young entrepreneurs these days hoping to find their fortune in resource extraction. The days …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

20 Rules For Succeeding In Business, By The Conqueror Of American Iconic Brands

You may not have heard of him, but Jorge Paulo Lemann is certainly the most successful Brazilian abroad, ever. Thanks to his controlling stakes in traditional American companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Budweiser beer; Burger King and H. J. Heinz Company, which he bought through …

7 Ways To Add Cool Industrial Style To Your Home

A home’s foundation — exposed beams, brick, metal and other construction elements — can also serve as the foundation for industrial style. This look evolved from the massive factories of the 19th century, which were eventually abandoned and remodeled into havens for artists, architects and other …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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How Happy Are Small-Business Owners? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running your own business is a demanding job, but it offers a sense of autonomy that you just can't get working for someone else. Still, how happy are small-business owners? A recent survey from online marketing company Yodle polled over …

Graphene: A new miracle in the material world

Britain is investing £60m in developing graphene. But are our businesses already falling behind in the race to exploit it, asks Rebecca Clancy.<p>It is lighter than a feather, stronger than steel, yet incredibly flexible and more conductive than copper. It has been hailed as “the miracle material”, …

Nanotech

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Why Salesforce Should Buy Concur Technologies

The beauty of software companies is their ability to scale, untethered to the drudgery and expense of human labor, or much in the way of plant and equipment for that matter, selling the same bundles of code over and over again.<p>Little wonder, then, these companies trade at an exalted price to sales …

This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning.<p>Pram used to be a big research scientist: …