You cannot be what you cannot see

In a new nationwide survey of African-Americans, a full half of respondents said they don’t know a single person in their community who works in the technology industry. As children, when we think about what we want to be when we grow up, the sky is often the limit: Musician, astronaut, professional athlete, president. Some Read more about You cannot be what you cannot see[…]

Excuse me. May I have a minute of your time?

Hi, My name is Daniel and I’m a user experience designer with a decade of experience. I love the work I do, I’m pretty good at it and I’m an all around good guy.  I’m also an unemployed designer and have been looking for work in my field for almost 6 months. I’ve shown up Read more about Excuse me. May I have a minute of your time?[…]

The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs

When you hear the word “career,” most people picture the classic nine-to-five job. Whether sitting at a desk in an office or working behind the counter at a bank, the idea of a traditional career is reinforced by society ad nauseam. But how we work is changing and in many ways due to the Internet Read more about The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs[…]

Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal

He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the famous Four Horsemen who grew up with King James in Ohio. And one of the only people on earth who knows if that lifetime Nike deal was really worth a billion dollars. Here, Maverick Carter shares his battle-tested tactics—and the big secret.He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the Read more about Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal[…]

Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given

President Barack Obama delivered stirring remarks about the state of American race relations at Howard University commencement Saturday afternoon. The president highlighted the progress of black Americans have made since his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, but also set forth a blueprint for the future. “Change doesn’t happen every four years,” the president said. Read more about Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given[…]

George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles

How To Overcome Obstacles And Achieve Success, As Told By George Lopez It was April 23,1984, when George Lopez woke up on his friend’s couch. He had no money to his name, he had just been fired from his job and he had just gotten kicked out of the home he grew up in. That Read more about George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles[…]

Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]

What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression

Nothing was magically cured, but i now have a better handle on how to control seemingly uncontrollable feelings 2011, I hit a tremendous low in my life — one out of which I never expected I’d pull myself. I was 23 at the time and had spent the previous six years feeling depressed, stuck, bored, Read more about What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression[…]

How To Fall In Love With Your City

Struggling with urban life? We love this great guide from Monocle about how to connect better with your environment. Billions of people live in cities but how many of us actually live in our city? Hugo Macdonald, author of the book How to Live in the City, takes us to New York, Tokyo and London Read more about How To Fall In Love With Your City[…]

Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates

“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in Read more about Best Of The Next: Meet Hailey Gates[…]