Kit San Yong

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TrunkMonkey Inflatable Bike Rack

A few years ago, Tyler Nelson, a college student from Dallas, Texas, was commuting home when he got stuck in the rain. A friend stopped to offer him a ride, but didn’t have a bike rack. Nelson was out of luck. Determined to never let that happen again, Nelson got home and started sketching …

Sketching

A Quick-Fix Guide

25 solutions to vexing problems<p><b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by …

How Much Money Is Enough for You? 8 Answers to an Uncommon Question | Inc.com

What does money mean to you? Would you be happy if you had just enough to cover your bills, plus maybe a little more for an occasional dinner out? Are you hoping to send your children to an expensive college, or retire in style? Do you have debts you need to pay off? Are you saving up to buy a …

Personal Finance

9 Counterintuitive Lessons About Success You Can Learn From Tony Robbins | Inc.com

If you think Tony Robbins’s enduring fame, wealth, and huge influence come from the fact that he’s overflowing with charisma and inspiration--and almost impossibly tall--you’re wrong. Or only partly right.<p>I’ll admit that I believed this myself about Robbins for many years, mainly because of his …

Self-improvement

DRIVEN: 2015 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI - trading feel for speed

Here’s a car that we reckon does not require any further introduction, such is the weight of its nameplate. Yes, ladies and gents, you’re looking at …

The 3 Toughest Financial Decisions CEOs Must Make

In a startup, these financial decisions hold a lot of weight, but they're hard to get right.<p>When you're the CEO of a startup, you go through many problems that don't have one right answer. Also, many of these problems don't have any perfect solutions. In these scenarios, you must be able to find …

A gentle introduction to bitcoin

<b>Important note:</b> If you own more than $1,000 worth of cryptocurrency then you should definitely be using a hardware wallet instead of keeping coins on …

A 15-feature “travel jacket” with eyemask and neck pillow is Kickstarter’s most-funded piece of clothing ever

Air travel is miserable. Aside from all the hassles of getting on the plane, once you’re in your cramped little seat it becomes difficult to do anything but sit upright, elbows tucked, and wait for the journey to be over.<p>In testament to what a nightmare it is, a Kickstarter campaign for a “travel …

Crowd Funding

9 Reasons Why It Sucks Working for a Startup | Inc.com

Between offering free gourmet lunches, a relaxed dress code, and the chance to become rich and famous at a very young age, startups have a certain sexiness that drives a massive amount of interest in working for one.<p>Startup founders have become the new age rock stars. They've become fashionable and …

Startups

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

17 (More) Really Surprising Things About 'Shark Tank' and Success | Inc.com

You're here on Inc.com, so I'll assume that probably means you're interested in entrepreneurship. And if you watch a little television now and then, I'll bet you probably have an opinion about <i>Shark Tank</i>.<p>It's the show I'm most likely to get sucked into (sometimes one episode after another). About a …

Entrepreneurship

Venture capital cash surfers may see waves recede in market turmoil | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The waves of cash surfed relentlessly by some of Silicon Valley’s largest venture-backed businesses are showing signs of receding amid concern the companies may already be worth more than their likely valuations once they finally go public.<p>A specialist trader is reflected …

Venture Capital

LG Rolly wireless keyboard folds into a stick you can fit in any pocket

The mobile accessory market is booming and LG sure doesn’t want to stay at the bench. The Korean manufacturer has been hard at work and today they are announcing one of the most interesting wireless keyboards we have seen in a while. The LG Rolly is a pretty awesome contraption with a mechanism …

Gear & Gadgets

Close down All Accelerators and Build a Startup School Instead.

Image credit: ale, Follow Your Dreams. Some rights reserved. More info on the photographer and the photo: https://flic.kr/p/cVCFvu<p>Why Accelerators …

Tested: Eddy Merckx Mourenx 69 Endurance Road Bike

Eddy Merckx, the most decorated cyclist of all time, was always on the attack and unafraid of being out front alone. Take the 1969 Tour de France, when the Cannibal (as he was then known) rode away from the peloton and time-trialed some 90 miles to win the stage—despite the fact that he already led …

Cycling

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Apps

3 Startups Racing to Disrupt the Bicycle Industry | Inc.com

The leisure bike market is leaving high-speed bikes in the dust.<p>Total U.S. sales of leisure bikes shot up nearly 20 percent during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, while racing bike sales fell 3 percent during the same period, according to data from market research firm NPD Group. With U.S. …

Startups

How Zappos Determines Salaries Under Its New Holacracy System | Inc.com

In 2013, Zappos began transitioning to "Holacracy," an alternative management system that replaces a pyramidal hierarchy with a network of circles dedicated to specific functions like marketing or HR, and ditches traditional management.<p>Job titles are replaced with "roles" that employees can …

The Workplace

17 Costly Communication Mistakes You Might Be Making | Inc.com

George Bernard Shaw pointed out, <i>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."</i><p>So often, people just assume that their efforts in communication have been well received or received at all. So much has changed in communication this century that sometimes it’s …

Lindsey Graham

35 Best Google Chrome Extensions in 2018

The biggest advantage that Google Chrome has over other browsers is the extensive library of extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Of course, …

2016 Hyundai Tucson First Drive [w/video]

For most of us, September 2009 doesn't seem like that long ago. We had the same president, carried Apple iPhones, and were even paying roughly the same amount for a gallon of gas. For Hyundai, though, this particular month was when everything began to change, thanks to the introduction of "fluidic …

Debriefing: A Simple Tool to Help Your Team Tackle Tough Problems

Your team has identified an important goal to hit, challenge to be addressed, or opportunity to be pursued. You call a meeting or two, set objectives, put a plan together, and start to execute. Everything looks good on paper.<p>But then your plan starts to hit some snags. Certain objectives are harder …

How Beats Tricks You Into Thinking It Makes a Premium Product [Updated]

The sneaky designers at Beats by Dre employ a clever trick to make you think that the company’s plastic headphones are durable products worth the …

3 things I learned investing thousands of dollars of The Motley Fool's money

About a year and a half ago, my employer, The Motley Fool, came to me with a great opportunity.<p>"Why don't you," they said, "take a fistful of our money and invest it in the stock market."<p>Pretty cool, huh?<p>Fast forward to today, and I've moved to Berlin (Germany, not New Hampshire) to help launch …

Investing

How Pyrex Transformed The Way We Cook

The pioneering cookware brand introduced handsome, multi-functional products to the dinner table.<p>The story of how the kitchenware brand Pyrex first entered America’s kitchens reads like a tall tale. The saga began in 1913 when Corning scientists were investigating new applications for the …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

Focus on Winning Either Hearts or Minds

We’ve all heard the axiom that to persuade others effectively, we have to win both the hearts and minds of our audience. For people who are naturally persuasive (or overwhelmingly charismatic) this comes naturally. The rest of us have to cultivate the ability to persuade others. All too often …

Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

One goal of developing emotional intelligence is to better understand the people around you. This can help you to interact with them more effectively and to understand what they want. It can also help you understand people’s motivations, which even they themselves might have trouble …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …