Wilhelm Rahn

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50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

4 Subtle Differences Between Workaholics And High Performers

Workaholism, he says, looks similar to high performance on the outside — but they're actually <i>nothing</i> alike.<p>Gordon has spent a great deal of time doing research and conducting experiments on himself to understand the difference between workaholism and high performance. He found that while they both</i> …

The Workplace

HP's New Windows Laptop Is Dirt Cheap And Does Way More Than A Chromebook Can

Windows laptops come in all different colors, shapes, sizes, and prices, while Apple doesn't really offer a budget option for its customers.<p>Spending $500 or less on a laptop is usually considered cheap, but HP's new Stream laptop is so inexpensive its price is almost unheard of.<p>The Windows …

Consumer Tech

This Medium Format Camera Was Made Using Parts from an Epson Scanner

Photographer Dario Morelli is a computer aided designer and programmer by trade. Several years ago, during a period of unemployment, he began diving …

How Kim Dotcom (Almost) Saved Christmas From The Lizard Squad [Updated]

A week ago, I read an article that claimed the infamous Lizard Squad had been dismantled for good, taken down not by the FBI, but by a rival group of “whitehat” hackers, Finest Squad. It’s a rather good piece, chronicling how the new group essentially beat the digital vandals at their own game, and …

Apple Will Earn $3 Billion Because The iPhone 6 Starts With A Pitiful Amount Of Storage

John Gruber, who is often very positive about Apple, called it "downright punitive" to include only 16GB of storage, considering how much space apps, videos, and photos take up these days.<p>And as we learned when iOS 8 launched, not having enough space can be a huge barrier when people want to …

The 20 biggest logo designs of 2014

On the day a new logo design is launched for a familiar brand, the first reactions are usually overwhelmingly negative. Once some time has passed and …

Graphic Design

The Wroclove Design Festival 2014 Branding

It's always awesome to start the week off with inspiration for a beautiful branding project. This week we feature the visual identity created for the …

Graphic Design

This Unusual Startup Strategy Led to a $200 Million Acquisition by Microsoft in 18 Months

Listening to typical startup advice would have cost these entrepreneurs millions.<p>It's every startup founder's dream: being acquired for hundreds of millions without years of slogging away for decades.<p>And it came true recently for the founders of Acompli, an 18-month-old mobile email app.<p>I know what …

If You Want A Billion-Dollar Startup Idea, Take A Look At This Chart

Pinterest is the new Craigslist. That's what Kevin Ryan, a serial entrepreneur believes.<p>Ryan co-founded multiple startups, including Gilt Groupe, wedding site Zola, MongoDB and Business Insider.<p>He's eying new companies to start and turning to Pinterest for ideas. Ryan's statement that Pinterest is …

Startups

Incredible Murals Appear as 3D Sculptures Floating in Midair

Portugal-based street artist Odeith creates incredible paintings that will fool your eyes into thinking that they're 3D sculptures floating in midair. We've admired his ability to craft this awe-inspiring realism before in a large mural dedicated to Bob Marley. Here, he's used similar shading …

Art

A visual guide to bias, as explained by adorable shapes

"This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world," reads the introduction on playable post <i>Parable of the Polygons</i>. Just above this text, a crowd of yellow triangles and blue squares wiggle amicably.<p>These little figures, the post explains, are slightly shapist. They enjoy diversity, …

Why Comic Sans Works On The “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts

A font should help convey the tone of the message it delivers. Comic Sans does just that for the protest shirts NBA players are wearing.<p>On Saturday night, Chicago Bulls star player Derrick Rose wore a black T-shirt adorned with the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” during warm-ups as a way of showing …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

Eye-Opening Photos Contrast the Meals of the Powerful and the Hungry Throughout History

Power Hungry is an eye-opening series by photographer Henry Hargreaves and food stylist Caitlin Levin that examines the food disparity between the poor and the wealthy that has existed around the world for centuries. In each set of photos, one side of the table is covered in a decadent feast that a …

The Horrible Truth About Online Job Applications

A guy called us up and said “I have a story I have to tell you.”<p>“Tell us!” we said.<p>“Okay,” said the young man, whom we’ll call Jim.<p>“I got laid off from my job in September, but I wasn’t panicking because I got a little severance and also because I can still do a small amount of consulting for my …

Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

From High-Speed Bug Removal to Hydration, F1 Helmets Have a Crazy Amount of Design in Them

Imagine you're a Formula One driver doing 240 m.p.h. when a bug slams into your helmet's visor. By chance the smear is directly in front of the pupil …

Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for …

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of The Year

Popular Science's Best Of What's New Awards, all in one place<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. Discover the most exciting developments in consumer gadgets, sustainability, medicine, automobiles and more.<p>Follow …

Carnegie Mellon University

Facebook's 'Newspaper' Ambition Could Be Trouble For Media

The huge social network has become a key source of news for many users, as part of a dramatic shift in how people get information in the digital age.<p>Company founder Mark Zuckerberg told a forum in early November that his goal is to make Facebook's news feed "the perfect personalized newspaper for …