Andre Ponti

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Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

Personal Finance

Amazon Go Is the No-Money, No-Line Store of the Future. It Opens Today | Inc.com

My friends, we're living in the future.<p>Exhibit A: Amazon Go, the brand-new no-cash, no-credit-card, no-checkout convenience store in Seattle.<p>It's Amazon--only a brick-and-mortar edition.<p>So far, its customers have been limited to Amazon employees, but it's opening to the public this morning: 2131 …

eCommerce

Learn how to make money on Instagram by taking this online course

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Recruitment

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of …

Project Management

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.<p>No, it's not the <i>only</i> glowing cube PC you can buy.<p>But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. …

Star Trek

Why Partnerships Are Key To IoT Success

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly pervasive, with a recent report from IDC estimating that there will be over 82 billion connected devices by 2025.<p>Unfortunately, despite the growing ubiquity of IoT projects, a recent study from Cisco showed that nearly 75% of projects fail, with even …

Internet of Things

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

How artificial intelligence will transform IT operations and devops

To state that DevOps and IT operations teams will face new challenges in the coming years sounds a bit redundant, as their core responsibility is to solve problems and overcome challenges.<p>However, with the dramatic pace in which the current landscape of processes, technologies, and tools are …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk's Latest Startup: Brains Linked to Computers

Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.<p>The founder and chief executive of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. …

Elon Musk

The 3 Big Things VCs Look For When Funding Startups

VCs don't want to miss out, but they need to know the investment is worth it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most startups fail before they reach Series A. Nevertheless, those that reach Series B are more likely to go on to build large, successful businesses. Much is …

Venture Capital

The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human

The key to winning in the new era of automation is not to eliminate people, but to put them at the center. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Are …

Robots

Are AI and humans set to MERGE? How a secret start-up is mind-melding people with MACHINES

THE first steps of merging humans’ minds with machines are underway as a Canadian company hopes to create artificial intelligence (AI) capable of …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in their title. Some are focused on special interests like …

Self-improvement

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …

62 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don't Work. Here's Why Experts Disagree. | Inc.com

In January 2017, Small Business Trends released the results of a survey of over 2,600 small-business owners, revealing that 62 percent of them believe Facebook ads are ineffective. With complaints of little-to-no ROI, these entrepreneurs say they will not use Facebook advertising again. Some …

Small Business

What Is Digital Twin Technology - And Why Is It So Important?

While the concept of a digital twin has been around since 2002, it’s only thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) that it has become cost-effective to implement. And, it is so imperative to business today, it was named one of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017.<p>Quite simply, a …

Manufacturing

Say It With Me: Cobot. This New Word Might Change the World | Inc.com

"We all want our own robot to help with housework, chores, and yardwork," says roboticist, professor and Diligent Droids founder Andrea Thomaz, Ph.D. "So what's holding us back?"<p>Safety. Today, most robots aren't what you'd call safe. They move too fast, or they don't sense you, or they ignore you …

Robotics

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

The startup paying people to legally hack Uber, Nintendo, and Starbucks just got another $40 million to keep growing

The technical term for what HackerOne does is offer "bug bounties." Google, Apple, Microsoft, and even less tech-y companies like United Airlines pay out millions to amateur and professional hackers every year — it's cheaper than the massive damages caused when an undiagnosed flaw turns into a …

Startups

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain information, discover new sources of innovation, and jump-start your life …

TED Talks

Here Are 21 Signs Your Company Has Made It | Inc.com

Is starting your own company worth it? Definitely!<p>Usually, it doesn't work. More startups fail than succeed. Only a small percentage of startups will become unicorns--the rest will be donkeys.<p>But when you do achieve success--creating a profitable, sustainable business--it's remarkable. I've had the …

Startups

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Software

How machine learning is ushering in a new age of customer service

While machine learning itself is nothing new, the speed at which data can now be processed, analyzed and actioned has completely changed the machine-learning game. Readily affordable computing power, the quantity of data available, and algorithms we never thought we could use are now …

It Took a Successful NBA Coach Only 2 Sentences to Drop the Best Advice You'll Hear Today | Inc.com

In 2013, the Boston Celtics took a chance when they hired unproven 36-year-old Brad Stevens as the team's head coach. Since then, Stevens has helped turn the storied franchise around, taking the Celtics from the bottom of the pack to the third best team in the Eastern Conference (at time of …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too) | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.<p>He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and …

Hung Up

Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger

Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. There are times when this is more …