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Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff has a bunch of Buddhist monks living at his house

So it shouldn't be surprising to learn that Buddhist monks are staying at one of his two houses in San Francisco.<p>The monks are helping train Salesforce employees on how to be less stressed out.<p>They even want Benioff to turn parts of Salesforce's San Francisco headquarters into quiet "mindfulness" …

Silicon Valley

Why we don't bother to save ourselves billions of dollars

A few weeks ago he changed his mobile plan after getting fed up with poor reception. While he was able to negotiate his way out of a plan only …

Personal Finance

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Meditation

Surfer stuns crowd on huge wave in Portugal

Crowds gathered to watch brave surfers take on massive waves at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal.<p>Surfers have been taking to these waves as part of the World Surf League's "Big Wave Awards."<p>Professional surfer, Sebastian Steudtner, shown in the video above, entered the awards under "ride of the …

18 artificial intelligence researchers reveal the profound changes coming to our lives

1/<p>Pieter Abbeel says robots will keep us safer, especially from disasters.<p>REUTERS/Kyodo<p>AI for robotics will allow us to address the challenges in …

Artificial Intelligence

19 startups that could make you a millionaire if you got hired there today

Inspired by a 2012 Quora thread , we came up with our own list of companies you should join if you want to make some serious cash in four years, assuming you're able to negotiate a bunch of stock options when you join.<p>We've included employee count for each company. For startups whose employee …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

There’s a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of …

'Ridiculous and amazing' Slack messaging app keeps human users in mind

Slack Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield has a theory about why Albert Einstein achieved mainstream popularity while a fellow genius, Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel, didn't.<p>It's the same reason he thinks his San Francisco's company's real-time messaging software, Slack, has …

13 Harsh Reasons Why You Are Nowhere Near Success

Here are 13 harsh, yet truthful indicators as to why you are nowhere near success at this very point in time.<p>1 – You procrastinate<p>Actions speak …

System that replaces human intuition with algorithms outperforms human teams

Kanter and Veeramachaneni use a couple of tricks to manufacture candidate features for data analyses. One is to exploit structural relationships …

The Curse of the Platform Product Manager

On a group bike ride yesterday, a fellow rider shared an interesting perspective. He has spent the last several years at a well-known technology company and was recently promoted to VP of Product Management for Mobile Platforms. He shared with me how difficult the transition has been adjusting to …

Here's why it would be 'unintelligent' to build brain-like computer intelligence

The surest strategy might seem like emulating human intelligence or even mimicking brain structure .<p>But creating an intelligent machine based on the human mind might be impossible , unnecessary, or even counterproductive.<p>In fact, many researchers believe what's inside our heads is just one example …

Singularity

Predictive sales software startup EverString raises another $65 million

EverString, another marketing startup that sells software for personalizing business-to-business sales outreach, has closed a $65 million Series B …

The most patient man in Silicon Valley

“We want to give you $100 million….”<p>Well, that was easy! Even Naval Ravikant was stunned at what he was hearing, mid-way through the first meeting …

Bizongo aims to tap $170 billion Indian plastic and chemicals market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Mumbai-based B2B marketplace for industrial goods, Bizongo has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding led by Accel Partners. The venture plans to …

Accel Partners

A look inside Silicon Valley's biggest stocks

Google has rebranded as Alphabet, Microsoft is changing the way it is reporting earnings to investors, eBay spun its PayPal division earlier in the year and Hewlett-Packard in the process of a similar split.<p>And yet even with all of the shape shifting in Silicon Valley, there’s still a lot investors …

The Bay Area’s housing disaster: The affluent move in and the rest of us suffer

Something’s wrong when a Silicon Valley 3-bedroom goes for $30 million. No wonder people can’t live where they work<p>David Palumbo-Liu<p>October 8, 2015 3:58pm (UTC)<p>In the San Francisco Bay Area it's impossible to miss the graphic signs of an upheaval in the number of people who are able to live with a …

Housing

Jeremy England, the Man Who May One-Up Darwin

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

The online design platform Canva, which has made creating quality professional graphics something anyone can do, has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round, which follows the release of Canva’s new platform for businesses, “Canva for Work,” was led by …

The incredible life of private equity titan Robert Smith, the 268th wealthiest American

Robert F. Smith, CEO and founder of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, just graced the cover of Forbes' richest Americans issue .<p>With a net worth of $2.5 billion, he's ranked No. 268 on Forbes' list of wealthiest Americans.<p>That puts Smith ahead of early Facebook investor Jim Breyer, who has …

Silicon Valley

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

America's Most Beautiful Fall Camping Trips, Plus Options for Glamping

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Hello, autumn, that glorious time of the year when the air is crisper, temps are cooler and leaves are more colorful. It's as good a time as any to be outside, and when we recently surveyed Orbitz customers about their favorite ways to travel, you guys …

A View From a Lake: Buddha, Mind & Future

It is rare to read manuscript that cuts through expectation and forces the calibrated critical eye to step aside. But that is precisely what Neil …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …

Positive Thinking

Dreamforce: The future isn’t sales & marketing

Salesforce pioneered the industry of sales tech and later marketing tech, but the future of the company is no longer about either. Instead, it’s about analytics. This was the topic of conversation from nearly every vendor, employee, and attendee at Salesforce’s giant Dreamforce conference last week.<p>…

Marketing

Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

Stitch, a central messaging hub for healthcare providers, is launching today on stage at Disrupt to cut down on the $11 billion that U.S. hospitals waste each year due to breakdowns in communication.<p>You can think of Stitch as Slack for healthcare, except channels are organized around individual …

Digital Health

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

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 …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

Motivation