Tag Archive for success

‘Friends’ never ended for one man in China



Honestly, who wouldn’t want to live in the world of Friends forever?

Rent is cheap, apartments are spacious, and everyone has jobs and/or pet monkeys. It’s a paradise.

After a bad break-up, one man in China decided to live his life Friends-style, opening his own cafe (called Central Perk, obviously) and re-naming himself Gunther, after the show’s resident barista. His aim was to create a community space, one where groups of friends like the titular crew could call their own. So far,…

How can you be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson? Be obsessed.



Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider ‘success’, so know that you don’t have to be Richard or Elon to be affluent and accomplished and maintain a great lifestyle. Your odds of happiness are better that way. But if you’re extreme, you must be what you are, which means that happiness is more or less beside the point. These people tend to be freaks and misfits who…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recovering after quadruple bypass surgery



LOS ANGELES — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery this week at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the world-renowned hospital associated with the school where the now 68-year-old played college hoops before becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

The operation took place Thursday, UCLA said in a statement, after Abdul-Jabbar was admitted earlier this week with cardiovascular disease

The chief of cardiac surgery at UCLA, Dr. Richard Shemin, performed the…

Garbage premieres ‘The Chemicals’ music video for Record Store Day



Happy almost Record Store Day, audiophiles! Prepare to celebrate with a brand new release from legendary alt rockers Garbage

Record Store Day, an annual event recognizing the independent, brick-and-mortar purveyors of music out there, was conceptualized in 2007. Since its inaugural edition in 2008 with ~300 stores participating, the production has grown in size and scale: This year there are over 1,200 pledged, fully participating stores in the U.S., and about 1,000 additional…

Olympus still knows how to build a badass mirrorless camera



There’s no end in sight to Olympus’s winning streak

Three years ago, Olympus surprised everyone with the OM-D E-M5. It was a revolutionary camera not just in design, but in performance. It was the first mirrorless camera to have a 5-axis image stabilization system to combat shaky hands. The E-M5 convinced everyone to take mirrorless cameras as serious DSLR replacements.

The E-M5′s success gave way to the…

Smule CEO Jeff Smith Is Weirdly Optimistic About The Music Industry

smule map

How the Apple Watch could reinvent fashion as we know it



On one of the coldest days of the year, a smartly dressed woman, defying the elements, stands at one of the last remaining newsstands in Manhattan flipping through the voluminous bible of fashion that is the March issue of Vogue. Amid the pages of waifish models blissfully tossing aside $1,000 scarfs and tableaus of beauty products promising transformative powers she happens upon something completely different: another, mini-magazine, devoted to the Apple Watch

The message contained therein,…

The CMO behind Equinox’s bold and provocative ad campaign



In today’s rapidly developing digital world, it’s hard to determine which innovations are truly worth paying attention to. As marketers are constantly trying to stay on the cutting edge, it’s important to have a broad understanding of what is changing, and which trends are worth the investment

As part of a new series called Ask the CMO, Mashable spoke with Carlos Becil, CMO of Equinox, about how he envisions the marketing organization of the future, how he hires employees, how he pushes the…

Exploding Kittens raised a whopping $8.7 million on Kickstarter



After 30 days of funding, Exploding Kittens, a simple card game that sought a mere $10,000 on Kickstarter, raised a flabbergasting total of $8,782,571

Created by comic artist Matthew Inman, as well as Elan Lee and Shane Small, the game likely owes a lot of its popularity to Inman’s charisma, who also led a successful crowdfunding campaign to rebuild a Nikola Tesla museum in 2012

Still, its success is unprecedented. The game raised 87,825% more funds than it sought. With 219,382 backers, it…

This is #BizChats: Cultivating success from intern to executive



For the past several months, you may have seen a series of articles promoting business-focused Twitter chats about an variety of topics like: Freelance, finances, job hunting, resume and cover letter revamping and more

Every business has a myriad of facets. Every professional, whether an intern or an executive, runs into obstacles every once in a while. There’s no one-skill-fits-all formula to achieve success. Although…