Chris Kirby

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10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

Central America's Most Adventure-Packed Locations

The seven small countries wedged between Mexico and Colombia boast the world's greatest density of adventure per square mile. Our scouts explored Central America's reefs, jungles, and beaches, and came back with the knowledge you need for your own expedition.<p>El Salvador<p>Pupusas and Point Breaks<p>When …

12 books you should read to impress your boss

Not only that, it improves your vocabulary, expands your world, and generally makes you a more educated and interesting person to be around.<p>Below, 12 entrepreneurs from YEC suggest books that they themselves have loved and passed on to their employees.<p>Read just one and you'll find yourself ahead of …

Self-improvement

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

Why I Want You to Steal My Startup Idea

I've been developing a social innovation platform that can potentially enable us to self-organize and replicate the most effective ideas for social change that are already working in different regions around the world, without (unreasonably) waiting around for a few dozen politicians to fix all of …

The Private Cloud: There are Silver Linings Here

This post is brought to you by Comcast Business. <br>Follow us @comcastbusiness.<p>The ‘private cloud’… Isn’t that just an internal network with a fancy name?<p>‘Private cloud’ is the phrase used to describe a cloud computing platform that is implemented inside the corporate firewall. But it is managed by …

San Francisco Launches Tech Incubator To Transform Governments

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is launching an entrepreneur-in-residence program with help from the White House to try to bring Silicon Valley innovation to government.<p>At venture capital firms, these EIR programs are typically designed to give entrepreneurs time and resources to develop a new startup …

Pope Francis Twitter Beats Obama For Top World Leader Spot

A recent study by Twiplomacy reports that Pope Francis is the most influential world leader on Twitter, with the highest number of retweets from his @Pontifex account. Pope Francis gets an average of 11,100 retweets for every Spanish tweet and 8,200 retweets for each English tweet, whereas …

Why a Twitter exec took a year off, volunteered in Africa, became a yoga instructor, and joined Change.org

Last year Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy quit her job, lived in a hut in Africa with no power and no water, cycled with her father on the Oregon Coast, became certified as a yoga instructor, and traveled the world.<p>In the process, she abandoned a fat paycheck at Twitter — and an even fatter payoff …

SoundCloud boss puts in the air miles

Companies can improve their image through the use of music, according to Mr Ljung<p><b>"All jet and no lag" is a pretty good slogan for an internet entrepreneur who divides his time between Berlin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London.</b><p>"It's my silly little tag line," says Alexander Ljung, the …

Music Industry

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

How Google Sets Goals

Goal setting within a startup or company is essential to success. But there are a number of different approaches to attaining these goals both within teams and individually. And what better framework to follow than Google’s strategy around establishing goals.<p>This gem is part of the Google Ventures …

One of the World’s Greenest Commercial Buildings Opens Today

Happy Earth Day! Wait, you didn't know it was Earth Day? You probably aren't alone. The 43-year-old fauxliday has declined in popularity over the …