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The Best Exercise There Is, Hands Down | Mark's Daily Apple
Do you secretly like "best" lists? Mark's answer to the #best #workout will probably surprise you #paleo #fitness #commhealth
practical  workout  advice  exercise  exceptionalpaleo  primal  fitness  humor 
yesterday by csrollyson
Why a Boring Industry Might be Your Best Bet for Entrepreneurial Success |
Here are three ways to identify humdrum industries that are ripe for reinvention:

1. You find yourself getting annoyed by an industry.
One of the major complaints about the razor industry was always that they were overpriced, which businesses like Dollar Shave Club and Harry's exploited for their own gain by offering more affordable options. Dollar Shave Club also poked fun in their ads at the difficulty of buying razors from the locked/alarmed razor cases in stores.

If something annoys you about an industry, check around with other people you know and see if they share that same feeling. If it's a common complaint, that's a good sign there must be a better way of doing things. One of the reasons we started our drug test retailing company was because we heard from many employers about how difficult it was for a small business to develop a drug testing plan.

2. The industry hasn't changed in decades.
As Mahibas CEO Ankur Shah has proven, even something like slippers--which don't seem like they could possibly change that much from their basic design--can change enough to pique people's interest.

Major industries grow stagnant and bloated when innovation stops. Change for the sake of change isn't necessarily a path to success, but if you see an opportunity to bring progressive change to a stagnant industry, it could very well lead to success for you.

3. It seems impossible.
Buying mattresses online and having them shipped directly to your door probably seemed impossible right up until someone made it happen. You can say that about a lot of new companies popping up. "Nobody would buy [product or service] that way!" is almost never a true statement. It just means nobody has tried selling it that way yet.

In business, virtually nothing is impossible. You may need to get creative, but changing a well-established industry requires creativity. If an industry hasn't changed in decades, why not be the one to change it?
Business  advice 
yesterday by corrales
Introspect Yourself - Daniel Gross
One important note is environmental factors occasionally have a delayed feedback loop.

I now find myself “scoring” my day every night, attempting to dissect what went well and what didn’t. I’m obsessed with this idea because I’ve seen the improvements in myself. I expect if you try to force the habit for a few weeks, you will to. And then you’ll get addicted to self-improvement.

An extreme form of self-improvement is what some call having a “chip on your shoulder”. I suffer from this. I have a...
advice  best-of-2018 
yesterday by elrob
How I amplified my home's Wi-Fi with aluminum foil.
Redirecting/improving wifi signal with aluminum foil. With signal maps!
advice  wireless  networking  network  physics 
yesterday by philjr
Ten Things I Learned from a Job Hunt for a Senior Engineering Role
I recently went on a search for a new full time gig and I learned that today’s job search is not what it used to be. Here’s the quick summary of what I lear...
jobs  hiring  advice 
yesterday by synergyfactor
What I Learned at Google as a Designer – Hardik Pandya – Medium
“Be willing to say, ‘I don’t know the answer but I am going to find out’ […]
You aren’t paid to have all the answers, you are paid to find the answers.”
Hardik’s reflections from his first few months at Google.
Article  advice  Life  Career  Design  UI  UX  Google  people  India  Reference 
yesterday by rasagy
Users Don’t Hate Change. They Hate Our Design Choices. – Medium
Users don’t hate design changes, they hate the choices designers make when rolling out a change.
Design  process  UX  Inspiration  advice  Article 
yesterday by rasagy

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