The Pebble Steel is still probably one of the best smartwatches in the market; Apple's recent Apple Watch announcement is unlikely to challenge that anytime soon, at least till it officially launches in 2015. Right now it sits in the sweet spot where it gives both Android and iOS phone users a viable smartwatch option that few other brands do.
Why are some folks blessed with riches while others struggle to make ends meet? What is the magic formula to wealth? The answer, according to renowned millionaire guru and author of "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" T. Harv Eker, is found in one's money blueprint.
Spanning halfway round the globe - from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates to India, South East Asia and China - Ben Simpfendorfer's "The Rise of the New East: Business Strategies for Success in a World of Increasing Complexity" brings one on a fascinating tour of the complex business characteristics governing this part of the woods.
"Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners", by Michael Mazzeo, Paul Oyer, and Scott Schaefer chronicles the authors' road trip where they encounter the various small businesses - with their individual quirks and peculiarities - that make the United States tick.
"The World's Richest Man: Carlos Slim In His Own Words" gives a look into the mind of a modern yet elusive business icon - the first non-American to breach the list of the world's wealthiest people - and the empire he has created.
TravelOutThere.com has put together in an infographic a great list of 10 books they feel every aspiring entrepreneur, small biz owner or wannabe traveller should read - and we agree with most of their choices.
According to "The End of Big: How the Digital Revolution Makes David the New Goliath" written by Harvard's Nicco Mele, the biggest change isn't in how we lead our lives. Rather, it is how the Net's ubiquitous reach and radical connectivity ushers in the death knell of big institutions like governments, media, conglomerates and even Hollywood.
"The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life" despite its title doesn't quite exhort everyone to ditch their current jobs and turn their latent passions into money-making endeavors. Author Kimberly Palmer, does, however, promote the idea of "side-gigging".
"Put That Cell Phone Down and Look Me In The Eye" is no one-man anti-technology Luddite crusade to turn people away from their technological follies. Instead author Brian Haggerty focuses on the various soft skills and character traits he believes can help a person on their goal to success.
"It's Already Inside: Nurturing Your Innate Leadership for Business and Life Success" by author Robert S. Murray offers heartfelt stories and personal examples garnered over years of experience leading, managing, cajoling, or even threatening people into doing the things they're supposed to do.
Boost Juice founder Janine Allis pens her entrepreneurial journey in the book "The Secrets of My Success: The Story of Boost Juice, Juicy Bits and All", where she distills that experience into 30 business and leadership tips she calls her ‘recipes for success’.
"The Social Customer" by Adam Metz covers a wide range of topics on social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) ranging from customer insights, marketing, sales, analytics, demand management, support, and customer experience, to mobile and location based services.