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21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Richard Branson's Love Letter to Virgin America Is a Tearjerker

“I would be lying if I didn’t admit sadness that our wonderful airline is merging with another,” wrote Sir Richard Branson shortly after Virgin America’s takeover by Alaska Airlines was announced on Monday. In a thought-provoking post on the Virgin Group’s blog, he fairly bares his soul as few CEOs …

Virgin America

Want To Be A CEO? Five Essential Qualities Boards Look For

In a much-read article in Forbes.com –“How To Become A CEO”— fellow contributor Christian Stadler presented a sensible, research-based summary of career steps to the top job: pursuing specific education, choosing particular functional paths, and developing personal qualities like “drive and …

Leadership

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

Startups

The top apps Apple thinks everyone should have on their iPhone

1/<p>VSCO is the app professional Instagrammers use to make their photos look amazing.<p>App Store<p>If you want to make the photos you take on your …

Apps

Ranking the 20 best players in the Premier League: March 2016

Product Management for the Enterprise

<b>(Interested in more on this topic? Check out my book with co-author Ben Gaines from Adobe Analytics:</b> <b>Building Products for the Enterprise</b><b>. Coming very</b> …

Research Says Most Entrepreneurs Have This Surprising Thing In Common (I'm Concerned You Won't Like It) | Inc.com

Quiz time. What's the most important characteristic of a majority of successful entrepreneurs? Is it:<p><i>High appetite for risk?</i><i>Great ideas?</i><i>Creative thinking?</i><i>Organizational ability?</i><p>These are all necessary of course, but research suggests that there's another factor at play in most entrepreneurs' …

Entrepreneurship

Can I get into development without a computer science degree?

In this Ask A Dev, Web dev Logan Thompson reassures all non-computer science majors that with a little hard work and self-discipline, they too can …

5 Parenting Lessons That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

I have been a parent for approximately 11 days, so I am clearly not an expert in this field. This is the ultimate learn-as-you-go job, where something that worked one day may or may not work the next. What seems logical and rational may not cut it. I have been in leadership and people consulting …

Leadership

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The most amazing and inspiring people in tech right now

After months of research and debate, Business Insider is proud to present the Silicon Valley 100, our annual list of the people who matter most in Silicon Valley.<p>To compile the list, we looked at who won big in the past year: star executives, industry-changing acquisitions, top VCs, promising …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

The Web Design Trends Dominating 2015 and How WordPress Stacks Up

Web design has come a long way since the under construction GIFs and marquee scrolling of the GeoCities days. Back then, we could not have imagined …

Web Design

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Literature

How We Afford to Travel

Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family. Spending lots of money on family travel is an investment in my …

Understanding Simple Heat Maps for Smarter UI Design

Traditional analytics provide you with an overall look at how your website or mobile application performs. Unfortunately, they fail to explain <i>why</i> …

How this brilliant scientist went from working at Subway to becoming one of the greatest mathematicians of the 21st century

He was 10 when he first learned about two famous number theory problems, Fermat's last theorem and the Goldbach conjecture. While he was not yet aware of the centuries-old twin primes conjecture, he was already taken with prime numbers, often described as indivisible "atoms" that make up all other …

Mathematics

How a 23-Year-Old Persuaded Mark Cuban to Invest in Automated Booze | Inc.com

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban loves to bang the drum about investing only in companies with proven sales, but sometimes the <i>Shark Tank</i> host just can't resist taking a chance on a promising idea.<p>One example of an untested business model Cuban bought into is Nashville, Tennessee-based TendedBar, …

Music Festivals

How This Kindergarten Teacher Raised $34 Million From the Firm That Funded Apple and Google | Inc.com

"Your idea will never work."<p>These words rang through Tami Zuckerman's head as she sat in her family's kitchen alone one day in the winter of 2012. At the time, she was a kindergarten teacher on pregnancy leave, who believed she had an idea for a new solution to a huge problem. Unfortunately, the …

Venture Capital

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. And as information becomes more readily accessible online, the number of things we want to learn has only increased. That means that the …

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says If You’re Making Decisions, You’re Not Leading | Inc.com

<b>The Manager--How Not to Do It</b><p>Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is famous for having up to 70 meetings, and receiving 3,500 to 4,000 emails, each week. She has joked about having people in line outside her office and needing a "take-a-number" machine to manage the traffic.<p>This is not leadership, it's …

Leadership

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

Bill Gates

10 Great Books About Web Design That Are Worth Reading

Ever wish you knew more about certain aspects of web design? As professionals in an ever-changing industry, I believe it’s essential that to stay …

San Francisco's Best Rooftop Bars

Our sunny spring has been hijacked (boo to this premature chilly, cloudy weather).<p>But we're holding on to hope for brighter, warmer days before Karl the Fog sets in for summertime.<p>Because we love you, we put together a cheat sheet of rooftop bars that you can have at the ready as soon as a nice day …

Successful user experiences may rely more on psychology than design

A great user experience, or UX, be in internal or external, needs to really be felt as much as seen.<p>User experience (UX) has always been looked at as …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read

When an author writes a book, they’re giving us permission to pass through the gates of their mind, as if to say:<p><i>“Here yah go, buddy! I wrote this</i> …