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How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries. One year ago, I left San Francisco, sold and gave away everything I owned, and moved into a 40-liter backpack.

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries

I traveled to 45 cities in 20 countries, three Disneylands, and one bunny island. I also worked 50 hours a week building and launching a startup. And my total costs were less than just the rent in San Francisco. Traveling is not the same as vacation There’s a growing community of “digital nomads” who live a location-independent lifestyle. The Morning Rituals of 10 of the World's Most Inspirational Entrepreneurs (Infographic) While mere mortals stumble groggily out of the bed in the morning -- or, worse, lay prostrate before the irresistible lure of the snooze button -- the world’s most successful business leaders have mastered routines to kick off their days with productive vigor.

The Morning Rituals of 10 of the World's Most Inspirational Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

All in all, entrepreneurs tend to be early risers, according to the below infographic, courtesy of British bed maker Dreams. What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25. The complete guide to having a productive weekend. Some weeks, the thought of the weekend is all that keeps us going.

The complete guide to having a productive weekend

Then we finally get there, and the two days seem to fly by. Sunday evening comes around and often we’re struck by Sunday sadness, soon followed by Monday misery. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some tips for spending those precious 48 hours in a way that boosts energy, helps you tap into your creative synapses, and prepare for a productive week ahead. Wake up early You might not have to work on a Saturday; that doesn’t necessarily mean you should sleep half the day away either. Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks. Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.

The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.” The Ultimate Movie Guide for Entrepreneurs - Pioneers Blog. 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life.

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry?

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Then look no further. 2015 Will Bring “Sweeping Changes” to Capital Markets - Thought Leaders. NBS Thought Leaders offer guidance on sustainable business models for the 21st century.

2015 Will Bring “Sweeping Changes” to Capital Markets - Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders are leading academics and practitioners: world experts on sustainability issues. Here, Bob Willard describes three initiatives that will make sustainability a core consideration for the capital markets. Dr. Willard is a Canadian author and speaker on the business case for sustainability strategies. 10 Reasons Why You Fail. Think of something in your life that you’ve wanted to accomplish but haven’t.

10 Reasons Why You Fail

Something deep down. Whether it’s because you haven’t gotten around to it, are too timid to go for it, or you took a shot and failed spectacularly. Conjure up in your mind that big failure of your life. How to Create a $4,000 Per Month Muse in 5 Days (Plus: How to Get Me As Your Mentor) Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive. Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you should at least read the first point. 1. Simply starting a task will make it much easier to finish. According to the Zeigarnik Effect, your brain will send signals that effectively nag your conscious mind when you've started, but not finished, an objective. Interview with Jared Kleinert, 17-year-old Founder of Synergist and Co-author of "2 billion under 20" Jared Kleinert is a 17 year old tech entrepreneur who has worked for two start-ups in San Francisco: Grockit and 15Five.

Interview with Jared Kleinert, 17-year-old Founder of Synergist and Co-author of "2 billion under 20"

At Grockit, he helped develop a product called Learni.st that raised $20 million shortly after he left, and he still works at 15Five, a hot B2B start-up that raised $1 million in January. Jared been an entrepreneur since 15, and now has a start-up called Synergist, which is a crowdsourcing site for social entrepreneurs to create, collaborate on, and share their movements and enterprises.

They are currently in a industry first campaign at the intersection of crowdsourcing and social good to raise money ourselves using our own platform.