How Mint Found Startup Success By Solving Real Problems Staying on top of your finances can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Aaron Patzer knows that. That's why he developed Mint.com, a free personal finance and money management platform that offers a bird's eye view of your financial situation and offers advice on how to improve it. Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs New Catalog Our latest catalog for Spring/Summer 2014 is here! Enjoy over 20 brand new herbal recipes from our kitchen, fun how-tos, exciting new products, gorgeous color photos, farm stories, and plenty of herbal inspirations to explore. We have all of the essentials you'll need as the sun brings new growth our way. Request a free copy! Organic Tea Blends
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Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.** Radical new birth control for men: 100% effective for 10 years When it comes to birth control, it's a lot harder figuring out how to stop a bajillion little sperm than one little egg, but a scientist in India has managed to develop an injection for men that has so far proven to be 100% effective and completely reversible with no side effects. Sign me up. The injection is called RISUG, which stands for "reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance." Let's just get the uncomfortable bit out of the way first: you can't just be injected anywhere, the doctor has to stick a needle into your scrotum. Twice. Yeah, bad times, but you'll deal, and here's why: after two tiny injections taking all of 15 minutes, study after study has shown that the injection is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Why are two of Brazil’s top startups moving to the US? - TNW Latin America Start typing “the American dream” in Google and a suggestion will come up: “the American dream is dead”. Yet, two of the most promising startups in Brazil, EverWrite and DeskMetrics, are about to move to the US, with headquarters in Delaware. So why have they decided to leave Brazil? Two startups with global ambitions 8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. Communities of Practice Welcome to the Web's first site dedicated to communities of practice, since 1995! If this is your first visit and just want to get a sense of what communities of practice are about, enjoy browsing our Resources . If you're a community leader, facilitator or executive who supports communities of practice, we recommend the announcement below. International executive workshop lead by Etienne Wenger and George Pór at the London School of Economics, May 4 - 5, 2004. If you are a community leader or facilitator in the private or the public sector, or an executive who supports communities of practice, knowledge networks, and other forms of self-organizing engines of value-creation, then you may have already asked the two inter-related questions below, as many of you that we talked with recently: If our communities are to grow, evolve and reach their full potential, then their strategic value has to be acknowledged and appreciated.
mental_floss Blog & 18 Social Media Icons You Need to Know Sure, you know what those Twitter, Facebook, reddit and Digg icons mean at the bottom of most blog posts these days, but what about all those other funny-looking ones? There's a pantload of them - so many that it can be overwhelming and confusing. Allow us to break down our 18 favorites for you (click each icon to be taken to their Web site): 1. Delicious Events We have experienced dozens of brand and product launches. Much of the time, we are not impressed. Small baby-steps, same-old-same-old, reiterations of existing and stale ideas, broken brand promises, confusing off-brand presentations, mind-numbing marketing-speak, boring PR. Blah blah blah. No matter how much we are lavished and pampered with free trips and swag, if we are not impressed, we are not impressed, and we will not write about it. If it’s not cool, it’s not cool.
Solving the “marketplace” business model A sizable percentage of Capital Factory startup submissions take the form of the “marketplace.” In fact, 3 of the 10 selected companies from the past two years have followed this business model. Marketplace companies are notoriously difficult to start, so I’m constantly amazed that so many entrepreneurs chose this route. Maybe it’s the “go big or go home” mentality?
7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. But for the rest of us, we can still refer to the words they left behind. Even though these great teachers have passed on, their words still live, and in them their wisdom.