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Silicon Valley may be popular for innovation centers, but it’s losing ground to Asia

There’s a popular trend among brands these days, one that involves setting up an office near densely technological parts of a city. These so-called innovation centers have become outposts from which companies can observe emerging products and technologies to better adapt to the changing business landscape....

7 Destructive Habits You Need to Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine, but what about bad habits? Because habits are so ingrained into our daily routines, we often don't notice how harmful ones sneak in and ruin our success. Try eliminating the following habits from your life and see how your success...

The 3 Phases of Running a Business With Your Spouse

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13 Valuable Traits of the Most Successful People

Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed. Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to them. They have to go out and get it for themselves. Here are 13 ways super...

How to Talk to the Right Customers (Not Just Any Customers) When You Test Out Your Startup Idea

Before Starbucks, Howard Schultz Was a Poor Kid in Brooklyn. Today He's Worth $3 Billion ...

5 Products Under $50 That Make Perfect Gifts

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New Harvard Study: Optimism Could Prolong Your Life

Optimism, it turns out, won't just make you happier. It might also help you live longer. That's the conclusion of a new study out of the Harvard School of Public Health that tracked a massive sample of 70,000 women enrolled in the ongoing Nurses' Health Study, asking them a series of questions to gauge...

The Top 10 Ted Talks Of 2016 (According to TED)

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. I confess to never having attended a TED symposium. I have friends who go regularly. Very intense friends who take (far too) many things seriously, as if they're members of one of those councils...

The Internet Archive aims to preserve 100 terabytes of government website data… just in case

A little over a month since becoming President-Elect of the United States of America, there is an almost tangible tension in the air about what life will be like under a Donald Trump regime. In some cases, there’s blind panic. News emerged yesterday that environmentalists, academics, and climate scientists...

The Surprising Lesson The Terminator Can Teach You About Being a Successful Entrepreneur

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The Secret to Exceptional Self-Discipline Isn't What You Think

If you're concerned that you don't have the discipline to achieve your dreams, the internet will offer you plenty of advice. Get up at the crack of dawn, a ton of posts recommend. Always make your bed, scold others. Schedule more breaks, eat right, remove distractions, etc. etc. etc. Much of this advice...

How Two College Buddies Built Reddit Into a 230 Million-User Powerhouse

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Time Management Is Dead (Oh, You Didn't Know?)

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance. Even billionaire entrepreneurs worry about such things. Well, nothing you do in 2017 can...

How to Wrap Holiday Gifts Using Only Office Supplies

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Tim Ferriss: Use This Lesson to Start 2017 Off With a Bang

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Let Me Point out to you How Ridiculous the Trump Tech Meeting Was

A room full of some of the top tech leaders in our country: Apple, Facebook, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Amazon, Tesla and so forth. It’s a breath of fresh air to see that Marc Benioff, who has become a beacon for protecting the rights of our most vulnerable citizens, is not in attendance.But...

Nintendo Switch specs: less powerful than PlayStation 4

The Nintendo Switch game console coming in March won’t be more powerful than Sony’s three-year-old PlayStation 4, according to sources familiar with the system. Two sources (who asked to keep their names out of this story) confirmed to GamesBeat that the Switch uses Nvidia’s last-generation...

Medium grows 140% to 60 million monthly visitors

Medium has released its end of year statistics revealing that it now sees 60 million unique monthly visitors (or readers, depending on your preference). This is a 140 percent increase from the 25 million the company said it had last year. Adoption of the publishing service appears to also be picking...

Wynn Las Vegas to put an Amazon Echo in every hotel room by summer 2017

Hotel company Wynn Resorts today said that it will place an Amazon Echo smart speaker inside every one of the more than 4,700 hotel rooms in it Las Vegas hotel by summer 2017. “The resort will be the first to have an Echo in every room that enables guests to voice-control all of the smart home features...

Watch Amazon deliver its first package by drone

Amazon has released a new video showing off a drone delivering its first package. The milestone wasn’t achieved in the U.S., where regulations are stricter — instead, the company got approval for U.K. drone delivery tests in July. The first successful Prime Air trip, 13 minutes from order time to...

Dan Price: Try These Tips to Build a Winning Company Culture From the Ground Up

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Hippo gets $14 million to disrupt home insurance market

We’ve got smartphones and smart homes. Why not smart insurance? Hippo has raised $14 million to disrupt the home insurance market with smarter online service. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it is taking a fresh approach to home insurance, which it says has seen little change in half a...

7 of the Most Outrageous Quotes From Elon Musk

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7 Can't-Miss Business Conferences for 2017

Would you gag if I told you that I'm going to several conferences next year? Well, that just means you aren't going to the right ones. As the year bends toward its end, you should be thinking about how you're going to grow yourself and your business in 2017. Attending a quality conference can help....

Uber’s launching self-driving cars for the San Francisco public today

Uber riders in San Francisco will be greeted with self-driving cars from today, after the etaxi giant announced an expansion of its autonomous vehicle program. Uber has been testing self-driving cars in the wild for a while, but back in September the company opened things up to the public for the first...

What Kind of Company Do You Run? These Are the 4 Startup Types (and Why It Matters)

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Why Your Attitude Means Everything to Your Team

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15 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed

A lot has been written and discussed about the attributes that are most essential to success--passion, energy, talent, commitment, a willingness to sacrifice. And it's true that successful people combine some or all of these traits. But for me the most important thing, the one that binds them all together,...

Starbucks Keeps Misspelling Your Name? This Could Be The Incredible Reason Why

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Lately, it's been easy to conclude that things aren't quite what they seem. Somehow, subterfuge and dissimulation are wafting about our ears and filling our collective atmosphere with uncertainty...

22 Fun Items to Enhance Your Office Space

Whether working from the company office, or remotely from home, we find ourselves spending a large part of our time sitting in a chair. Studies have pointed to the increased number of sedentary hours we are spending at our desks either work or surfing the Internet. The monotony of sitting all day without...

Slack launches one-to-one and group video calling

Slack has launched a new way for you to communicate with colleagues, with the addition of video calling. Now you can not only message team members, but also call and now video conference, either one-to-one or group video calling. But there’s more to just seeing someone’s face — you can also include...

44 Top Gifts for Entrepreneurs

You can’t give the entrepreneur in your life the gift of time this holiday. But there are at least 44 gifts out there that can make life easier for him or her.As Christmas and Hanukkah draw closer, consider picking up one of these items for that ambitious, driven entrepreneur on your list:1. A5+...

11 Ways to Build Your Confidence and Appear More Attractive

Researchers have consistently found a correlation between confidence and success. Confident people are perceived as being more attractive, they're better at sales and do well in the front of the room. They also believe they can handle whatever life throws at them and take more risks, which naturally...

Why Expanding Your Business Isn't Always the Best Decision

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How to Gain Fiduciary Trust

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Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively. And that's why my Inc. colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs. Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next...

How YouTube and Netflix Helped These Entrepreneurs Grow Their Empires From Scratch

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10 Social Media Predictions For 2017 (And Where You Should Be Spending Your Time)

Let's get the credibility stuff out of the way: I know social media. I know it because I don't just preach about it, and share posts like, "Be engaging! Tell your story!" There is an art to using social media the right way, and I've done so for big brands and small brands, personal brands and e-commerce...

This CEO Called out the Bottled Water Industry as the Biggest Scam Ever. Here's What Happened Next

It's official: SodaStream has waged war against the bottled water industry. SodaStream is a carbonated drinks company best known for its main product -- a device that adds carbon dioxide to normal tap water to make it sparkling. The company has built numerous ad campaigns promoting sustainability,...

5 Reasons Businesses Shouldn't Keep Ignoring Content Marketing

From a buzzword to a mainstay, content marketing has risen to stake its claim as one of the best advertising and marketing strategies, rivaling almost all traditional advertising ones. Related: From Bedtime to the Boardroom: Why Storytelling Matters in BusinessBut that doesn't mean content marketing...

A Guy Just Totally Ruined McDonald's Holiday Cups With a Simple Drawing

Whatever it is you're presenting to the world, whether it's the name of a business (or school), a new product or new design, you must first look at it from every possible angle. Then, have people you know look at it from every possible angle.Our latest real-world example of what happens when things...

7 Inspiring Documentaries Every Business Owner Must Watch

As a business owner myself, and the proud father of three, I don’t always have the time to binge-watch the latest Netflix series on the weekend. I do, however, sit myself down and watch a documentary every now and then. Not only are documentaries a great way to relax and decompress -- they're also,...

Neuroscience Says Listening to the Noise of Nothing Is Best for Productivity

Olga Khazan's day-to-day might sound a lot like yours. She's a journalist who works in an open office, so the din around her includes a mixture of colleagues conducting interviews and the usual chit chat. She's even lucky enough to be surrounded by "the pounding and drilling of seemingly endless renovations."...

The 7 Business Lessons You Should Learn by 30

Starting a business -- or even getting involved as a professional -- when you’re young can be intimidating. You might have knowledge about business from school, books or practical advice from sources online, but there’s a big difference between understanding business fundamentals on paper and gaining...

Richard Branson: How to Spot an Opportunity

"Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them,” Virgin Group founder Richard Branson quotes writer William Arthur Ward in a recent blog post. Like sunrises, opportunities are fleeting, and they will pass if you are unprepared.Related: Richard Branson's Top Book Recommendations...

Why a Purpose-Driven Mission Is Key to Motivating Millennials

Lazy, entitled, delusional, narcissistic and unreliable are just some of the buzzwords managers are using to describe millennials. Most people -- even people who are considered millennials -- seem to perpetuate this negative connotation that the millennial generation is the problem in today’s workforce....

Here's What Happens When You Open a $3,000 Bottle of Scotch

When life gives some people lemons, they make lemonade.When the folks at Littlemill Distillery in Scotland got a lemon, they made one of the most exclusive whiskies in the world instead.The “lemon” Littlemill got was a devastating fire that destroyed the distillery, which was said to be the oldest...

Does Your Business Need a Security Guard? 10 Signs That Point to ‘Yes’

Small businesses are not exempt from crimes that take place on their premises. Some businesses, such as convenience stores, retail outlets and banks, are prime targets for theft, but any business can be the victim of illegal activity. Sporting events, festivals or any occasion where a large number...

How Tai Lopez Took Over Social Media

Tai Lopez is an investor, partner and advisor to more than 20 multi-million dollar businesses. The passionate entrepreneur attributes a great deal of his success to his social media presence.Lopez’s rise to fame as a social media influencer has become widely known in entrepreneurship circles -- it’s...

Reading Books Makes You Smarter, Richer and Surprisingly Healthier

I love blogs. I love them so much that I built an entire online business off of one dinky blog. But there’s no blog in the world that can ever compare to a book. You can’t wrap a blog up and give it as a gift.I’ve been on a particular Amazon binge recently, stocking up my shopping cart for the...