Alex Vinckier

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People Want 3 Things from Work, But Most Companies Are Built Around Only One

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis available for free online

In a remarkable exercise in academic openness, the University of Cambridge announced today that it has made Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis freely …

This Weird Advice From Elon Musk Is a Must-Read for Every Budding Entrepreneur

You need to read this advice from Elon Musk before you start your business.<p>Elon Musk is a man of few words, who more often than not lets his actions and delivery of results speak for himself. Results, apparently, seem to be his chosen vernacular. Having said that, there keeps coming a time when …

Elon Musk

Autodesk invests in Project Frog to bolster prefab market

Dive Brief:<p>San Francisco-based Project Frog, which designs, develops and delivers software and prefabricated building platforms, has secured an …

How Google's Quantum Computer Could Change the World

Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Venture Capital

A New Breakthrough in Quantum Computing is Set to Transform Our World

Emerging Leaders<p>Quantum computers are, unarguably, the next great evolutionary step in the development of computing tech. Their successful creation …

Einstein’s Relativity Explained in 4 Simple Steps

The revolutionary physicist used his imagination rather than fancy math to come up with his most famous and elegant equation.<p>Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is famous for predicting some really weird but true phenomena, like astronauts aging slower than people on Earth and solid objects …

Physics
Entrepreneurship

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …

Critical Thinking

Tesla battery packs last longer than you’d think — a whole lot longer

Concerns about electric car batteries wearing out may be unfounded. Data collected by a Tesla owners’ group show it’s unlikely the Model S battery …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Learning

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Mindfulness