Amit Kumar

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The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Great Leaders Do This One Thing Exceptionally Well

Part of being a great leader is being able to communicate effectively, and that includes being a good listener. Here are 3 ways to strengthen your listening muscles.<p>Of all the communication skills, listening is by far the most underrated. There are countless books and courses on how to be a better …

Dying may not be as frightening as we imagine it will be

A few years ago, psychological scientist Kurt Gray came across the final statements of 500 Texas inmates executed between 1982 and 2013. (The state's …

Immune System

Top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

William Shakespeare

32 Books That Will Make You a More Well-rounded Person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

What CEOs are reading in 2017

Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.<p><b>Whether you’re heading</b> to a …

Rosenstein prods media for ‘anonymous allegations’ on Russia probe

A top Trump Justice Department official issued an unusual, vague statement Thursday night, casting doubt on a series of recent media reports detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s growing probe into the Trump campaign for potential collusion with Russia in the 2016 campaign.<p>Deputy Attorney …

Donald Trump

CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you.<p>CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring …

Virtual Reality

5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

Nigeria’s Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa’s used autos markets

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Africa’s startup …

The Dalai Lama explains how to be prepared for your death

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

Science Says Displaying More of This Trait Improves Your Social Life

Need to lighten your step? Improve your relationships? Have better health? It's a shame so few ever practice this.<p>For 23 years, I have seen the best and worst of workplace behaviors. One of the worst is typified by people (especially leaders) with the knee-jerk reaction of "vengeance is mine!" when …

1 Sales Approach 34 Times More Effective Than Email, According to New Cornell Study

We overestimate email marketing's success rate, says new research.<p>If you can measure it, you can manage it, goes the old adage. Partly, that's why email marketing is so successful. If your success rate is only 2 percent, you just send more. For larger campaigns, you have people who manage the email …

16 Things Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing (to Avoid Looking Like Amateurs)

You look ridiculous<p>Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting …

7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics

American politics can seem baffling. Psychology is here to help.<p>These are strange, unsettling times. And for the past several months, I’ve been asking psychologists variations on a basic question: What research can best help us reckon with uncomfortable social and political realities — like the …

It’s Alibaba versus Amazon in India’s e-commerce market

The battle for supremacy in India’s e-commerce space looks set to become a slug out between two gigantic global players: Amazon and Alibaba.<p>At stake is one of the world’s fastest growing internet markets. India’s online population is tipped to reach 450 million-465 million people by June 2017, …

10+ Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Digital manipulation can do amazing things to your photographs (as seen here), but sometimes the most stunning images are the ones that haven't been …

Photography

The 8 Most Uncomfortable Conversations You'll Have as an Entrepreneur

You'll have these conversations at your company at some point, whether you want to or not.<p>Launching a business and taking a product or service to market takes a lot of courage.<p>But even for the courageous, the uncomfortable discussions you'll have as an entrepreneur can be hard.<p>In fact, challenging …

Leadership

The CEO of the world's biggest ad company says Amazon — not his 3-month-old daughter — is what keeps him up worrying at night

Speaking on WPP's fourth-quarter earnings call, 72-year-old Sorrell — whose wife recently gave birth to a daughter — shared his response.<p>"The answer to the question, 'What worries you when you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning?' isn't a 3-month-old child," Sorrell said. "It's Amazon — …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

How to build a bulletproof mind in 5 minutes a day

"Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside." —Marcus Aurelius<p>When I first started …

Weapons of Math Destruction, book review: Democracy in the age of the algorithm

Our lives are increasingly influenced by mathematical models and algorithms that are hard to challenge and often discriminatory. In this book, former …

Book Reviews

7 Books to Help You Slow Down and Cheer Up

We live in a fast-paced, frantic, noisy, and highly overcharged society. Wired in more ways than one, the thought of disconnecting strikes fear in the hearts of most. We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy? Are our never-ending …

Henry David Thoreau

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

To change your life, learn how to trust your future self

Being a human is hard. We know the sorts of choices we ought to make, and we earnestly intend to make them, but when the time comes, we don't. We …

Psychology

Life Is Not Supposed To Be Fair, We're Supposed to Learn To Live With It

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …