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8 secrets to getting everything you want in life Having it all comes down to having the right mindset. Business leaders and advisors from The Oracles let us in on how they achieved their dreams — and how you can, too. 1. Calculate your lifestyle net worth “It’s not just procrastination and inaction that throw us off in life. You can easily calculate yours right now. —Tai Lopez, investor and advisor to multiple multimillion-dollar businesses, who has built an eight-figure online empire; connect with Tai on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube 2. “I’ve always been good at failing. My boyfriend and business partner loaned me $1,000 to start my real estate business. —Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of ”Business Unusual,” and Shark on ”Shark Tank″ 3. “The thoughts that occupy your mind determine the outcome that you have in life. The cherry on top is to live in service of others. 4. “Succeeding in life and business is all about give and take. This idea changed my life. 5. 6. ″‘Having it all’ is an illusion.
Stitch Fix: When Data Analytics Meet Fashion – BusinessNewsDaily Stitch Fix is a data-driven mail subscription service that combines e-commerce with the human touch of a personal stylist. / Credit: StitchFix.com When Katrina Lake applied to Harvard's MBA program, she wrote her application essay about an entrepreneurial aspiration she had: to create a business that applied data and recommendation algorithms to the retail shopping experience. During her second year of business school in late 2010, Lake began testing that idea by having friends fill out style-preference surveys and picking out clothes for them based on their answers. This one-person, low-budget operation would go on to become Stitch Fix, the mail subscription service that combines high-tech analytics and personal stylists to send women clothes they'll love. For all the complicated algorithms the company uses, the way Stitch Fix works is actually quite simple. Sample of Stitch Fix profile questions Credit: StitchFix.com [5 Business Ideas for Fashion Fanatics] And scale it, they did.
Bliss Salon and Boutique - Bliss On State Rentvesting: Housing trend getting millennials on the property ladder SYDNEY — For the majority of young people, getting a foot on the housing ladder remains an elusive prospect. Today, just over one-third of U.S. millennials owns a property, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the U.K., that number is closer to one-quarter, and lower around London. Yet, while would-be homeowners continue to tussle against rising house prices and stagnant wages, a growing section of young people are bringing new meaning to the label “generation rent” with a creative take on property ownership: Rentvesting. Rentvesting refers to buying and letting out an investment property in an affordable, up-and-coming area, while continuing to rent your primary residence in your preferred location. The notion of owning investment properties to supplement the main home has, of course, been around for many years. “We’re seeing that a lot of people are now looking at the rentvesting idea,” advice editor Daniel Butchovich told CNBC Make It in Sydney. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2.
Code Couture: From Metrics to Fashion with Stitch Fix — Librato Blog Stitch Fix is an online fashion retailer with a unique concept: rather than just click-and-buy, customers fill out an online style profile and receive a selection of items picked by a personal stylist. Behind the complex platform is a powerful IT infrastructure built by a dynamic group of PhD statisticians and engineers. We talked to Dave Copeland, Director of Engineering at Stitch Fix, to learn how he and his team keep the online platform healthy and seamlessly integrated with complex warehouse logistics. Tell us about your experience with monitoring Before Librato, we were using a hodgepodge of tools, which was by design difficult to manage. Why Librato? I first heard about Librato at a Heroku conference in San Francisco. How does Librato fit in with your infrastructure? Our entire engineering team of 20+ uses Librato, because having all alerts in one system ensures that alerts are routed to the right engineering teams, circumventing alert fatigue and waste of resources.
Putting Me Together: Building a Remixable Wardrobe, Part 1: Reimagining Clothes Thank you for all of the great responses you guys sent in for the Wardrobe Help Survey! After reading the survey responses it was evident that wider questions about wardrobes were begging to be addressed. I wanted to squish them all into a neatly packaged series, but it got overwhelming so I decided to scrap the Work Your Closet series idea and turn it into a regular part of this blog. That way, we can cover topics like closet organization, finding your style, shopping for your body type, etc. over the long haul. Today, I really want to start the posts on building a remixable wardrobe. Again, I'm not an expert. Intro What is "remixing"? When I first tried to participate in a 30-for-30 before I had this blog was when I realized I had created a closet full of one-hit wonders. 3 Things I Needed to Learn I was determined to figure it out, and after much closet analysis and studying people who did it well (aka stalking Kendi's blog like a creeper) I realized I needed to do a few things:
5 gifts under $40 that are perfect for any New Year's Eve host Bringing in the new year with the ones you love is always a great time. Whether you’re planning to stop by one New Year’s Eve party or several, you’ll want to bring a small token of appreciation for the friend or family member who’s stepped up to the plate to host the celebration. While finding a perfect gift can be difficult, CNBC Make It has you covered with the below items that are appropriate for any host. Each of these gifts is under $40, and many of them can be used far beyond a New Year’s Eve celebration. 1. Source: Amazon Even if your friends are pros at hosting celebrations, they may still be open to receiving additional tips on how to throw the perfect event. Price: $20.62 2. Source: CB2 Gift your host with this marble wine chiller that is perfect for keeping bottles cold throughout the night. Price: $39.95 3. Source: Pier1 Price: $12.95 4. Source: personalizationmall.com Price: $27.79 5. 3-Gallon beverage dispenser Price: $39.99 Like this story? 1. Source: Amazon Price: $20.62 2. 3. 4.