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Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too | Inc.com

When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), logos (intellect), and pathos (emotions), no matter who your audience is. From sharing your company's …

Sheryl Sandberg

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

This New York Times comment perfectly explains why women didn't speak up about Harvey Weinstein

One of the counter-arguments in the whole Harvey Weinstein saga that keeps seeping through social media as more celebrities speak up against the …

Harvey Weinstein

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming

<b>The False Promise of Traditional Brainstorming</b><p>In 1948, Alex Osborn, a partner in the famous advertising agency B.B.D.O., published a book called <i>“Your</i> …

DroneSentry jamming system open for orders

Drones can go just about anywhere – which is a problem for airports, government facilities or anywhere that airborne intruders aren't welcome. In the …

What Are Drones Currently Being Used for Today?

From warfare to earth-fare, drones are everywhere today.<p>It seems everywhere you look these days, you find drones buzzing around.<p>In the newspapers, …

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

The leader plays a critical role in creating the right environment for innovation to flourish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit …

The US Air Force Wants Cheap, Disposable Killer Drones

The LCAA would be a fraction of the cost of current military drones and be able to go on more dangerous missions than manned aircraft.<p>The future of air combat is small, cheap and disposable. That is, if a bunch of US Air Force scientists get their way.<p>In early May 2017, the Air Force Research …

Guess who has drones now? ISIS.

And it disrupts the plans of the world’s most powerful military.<p>Over the past year, the US and its allies in the fight against ISIS in Iraq have had to contend with a new wrinkle to their efforts: drones. Yes, on the battlefield, America and company must now deal with the combination of ISIS <i>and</i> …

This Spray-Paint Technique Can Make Any Surface A Touchscreen

Chalkboard paint turns surfaces into chalkboards. Magnetic paint turns surfaces into magnets. Now, touchscreen paint could turn surfaces into …

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing how to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with …

Employment

Report: American Cops are Buying Drones Like Crazy

Police officers, the stereotype goes, love coffee, donuts, and now perhaps drones. A new study from Bard College finds that an unprecedented number …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

DataRobot raises $54 million to bring machine learning to predictive analytics

DataRobot, a machine learning platform that helps enterprises build predictive models at speed, has raised $54 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA).<p>Founded out of Boston in 2012, the DataRobot platform features hundreds of open-source machine …

Machine Learning

DARPA's Lifetime Learning Project Will Let A.I. Grow Up

DARPA is working on a new machine learning technology that could let a future artificial intelligence grow up, learning from its experiences over the …

The Next Great Frontier for Drones Lies in the Ocean Depths

Consumer drones conquered the sky. Now they look to the sea.<p>Drones capable of underwater operation are little more than novelties at the moment, but …

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

Breaking Into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack

Ruben Harris Contributor<p>Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How the …

'Angry white men': the sociologist who studied Trump's base before Trump

During the Obama years, various commentators made wild predictions about the death of the white male as a politically relevant demographic. Then came Trump, propelled to power by a wave of angry white men.<p>The sociologist Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s foremost experts on the phenomenon. As …

Special Forces

What's next for containers, unikernels, and coding

Everyone talks about containers. It became so huge that we think Docker has existed for a long time. The fact is that it has only started. We can …

DevOps

Meet the pioneers keeping hackers out of your home, phone and car

From your fridge, your oven and your toothbrush to your car, doorbell and bike lock, more and more everyday objects are being imbued with smart …

How a Facebook designer overcame imposter syndrome

Here’s what I know.<p>Going through a life-altering international move is hard. Starting fresh in a new city without any real ties is <i>really</i> hard. …

Microsoft open-sources its drone simulator: Now you can crash robots, self-driving cars

The simulator may offer a cheap way to generate enough data to train AI systems for autonomous vehicles.<p><i>Microsoft says its high-fidelity simulated</i> …

This Formerly Homeless VC Won't Stop Picking Fights With Tech's Elite | Inc.com

For someone with a fear of public speaking, Arlan Hamilton sure has a lot to say.<p>Since her emergence in 2016 as a public persona in the venture capital world, Hamilton has established herself as one of the most vocal leaders of the tech industry's push for increased diversity. Beyond a background …

Venture Capital

A new front in the assault on women’s freedom: Anti-choice activists now going after birth control

Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don’t need elaborate excuses to go after contraception<p>Most conservatives are masters of the bad-faith argument, but none so more than anti-choice activists. For decades now, anti-choicers have perfected the art of concealing their hostility to …

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Raspberry Pi

The GOP’s new war on women: Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Warren and the newly empowered sexism of the right

Some right-wingers are going even further into overt misogyny — but they’re being met with a feminist force of fury<p>Perhaps Sen. Mitch McConnell should have skipped his quadrennial all-day post-inauguration nap. Being awake for the Women's March and witnessing all the rage and energy of millions of …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

Robotics