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Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley

The cost of Switzerland abandoning its euro peg

For most of last year the franc-euro exchange rate stabilised to a band of around CHF1.05 to CHF1.08, but that still made Swiss goods at least 10% more expensive to euro buyers than they were before January 15 - not to mention the cost of visiting Switzerland for eurozone tourists.<p>A year on, …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but these are the tricks the pros really rely on.<p>Painting is no easy feat — whether you're changing the color of an entire room, or just updating a piece of furniture — but as long as you follow these trade secrets, you'll be able to …

Home Improvement

The man who poached Google and Twitter staff for Obama shares tip for hiring

One of the most notable things about Reed's efforts was his ability to lure top talent from Silicon Valley to join the campaign. The Atlantic wrote back in 2012:<p>The team had elite and, for tech, senior talent — by which I mean that most of them were in their 30s — from Twitter, Google, Facebook, …

The Secret to Great Leadership Isn't What You Think

Find out how you can improve your leadership ability by focusing on the routines specific to your company.<p>How are you developing your company's leaders, and becoming a better leader yourself?<p>If you're focusing on competencies, then you're not taking a practical-enough approach. Todd Warner, founder …

Leadership

The morning routines of insanely successful people (past and present)

How do (and did) some of the most successful people really start their days?<p>The morning routines of the most marvellous (and richest) minds on the …

Audrey Hepburn

These 14 foods are apparently the key to a flat stomach

With bikini season fast-approaching, we've rounded up 14 foods that are said to be essential for obtaining a flat stomach...<p>As peak bikini time seems …

Digestion

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

Hoverboards

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Likability isn't a birthright. It results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for …

Emotional Intelligence

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Facebook Here, Google Now

/* */<p>Google doesn’t know who your friends are, who you chat with, or what news you care about.<p>Just like how Facebook doesn’t know what’s in your email, what directions you map, what you web search for, or what’s going on in your Android phone. That’s why the two have huge but very different …

Social Media

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Microsoft invested in Apple in 1997: 'It might have been the craziest thing we ever did'

Ballmer was speaking on Bloomberg TV where he was asked during an interview his thoughts on Apple and while he commended the iPhone maker on its success he made it clear Microsoft's deal to invest $150m (£97.6m) for shares of non-voting stock could have been its biggest mistake.<p>"They've done a …

6 Tips to Make Great Photographs with the iPhone 6

When you leave home and hit the road, be it for work, play, or pretty much anything you set out to do, you should always carry a camera. There is a …

40 Amazing Eclipse Photos from Last Night’s ‘Super Blood Moon’

Kudos is due to the entire amazing 500px community… you guys absolutely blew us all away with your photos of last nights much-anticipated super …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Uber Is Selling Scenic Helicopter Rides In India For $85

Uber will offer helicopter tours in Mumbai, India beginning June 15. The service includes a complimentary private driver to pick you up and take you to and from the helicopter pad.<p>The aerial package is meant for at least two people and will set you back 4,999 Indian Rupee, or around $85 in U.S. …

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are …

Entrepreneurship

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900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …