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Formula 1: Tech Analysis: Ferrari's Canadian GP upgrade package

Having already shown a good rate of development during the early stages of the season, Ferrari’s lower drag aero package brought to Montreal has a …

Motor Racing

Jay Whitacre takes the Lemelson-MIT Prize for his saltwater battery

The 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize has gone to Jay Whitacre for his invention of the Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery. The battery, used primarily …

How Elizabeth Holmes' Billion-Dollar Drug Company, Theranos, Won by Playing the Long Game | Inc.com

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

The 3 Most Valuable Characteristics of Great Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Soon after my friend Tod Sacerdoti sold his startup BrightRoll to Yahoo for $640 million (it's awesome when great things happen to great people), he shared that a major contributor to his company's success was its lack of resources. “Since it was difficult for us to raise venture capital in our …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

What You Learn From 5 Days With Richard Branson, Daymond John, and Tim Ferriss | Inc.com

What would happen if you could spend five days on an island with five of your biggest entrepreneurial role models?<p>For online mattress retailer Leesa Sleep, there was a whole lot of learning going on.<p>As one of six startups that won Shopify's 2015 Build a Business competition, Leesa received a …

Entrepreneurship

A startup CEO and former Googler says these 4 mistakes make you seem unqualified in a job interview

But sometimes nerves get the best of us — or we just don't prepare properly — and we end up doing things that discount our qualifications and make us seem irresponsible or incompetent.<p>"I've easily conducted over 200 job interviews in the past 12 months," says Liz Wessel, CEO and cofounder of WayUp, …

The American recycling business is a mess: Can Big Waste fix it?

In 1987, a tugboat named <i>Mobro 4000</i> set out from New York Harbor with more than 6 million pounds of decaying waste collected from across New York …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …

45 Amazing Sites (and Resources) for Stirring Up Your Creativity

Creativity is a process that cannot be forced but can be cultivated and allowed. Creativity must be allowed for the creation of innovative products …

Creativity

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

12 TED talks that will change the way you think about your career

But some of the most valuable advice is the stuff doesn't get repeated ad nauseam, which is why TED put together a playlist showcasing the best unconventional — and counterintuitive — career wisdom ever discussed on their stages.<p>We watched them all. Here's what we learned.

How to build a killer app and other ways to make money online

by John McDuling<p>Here’s something to think about. Venture capital funds in the United States poured $US12 billion ($16 billion) into internet-related …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

How Travis Kalanick Went From An Expensive, Quarter Of A Trillion Dollar Failure To Running A Popular Innovative Startup, Uber

So how did he go from that to the founder of a soon-to-be billion-dollar car service startup, Uber?<p>Inc's Christine Lagorio wrote an in-depth profile of Kalanick and Uber in this month's issue of Inc. In it, she describes Kalanick's roots and turnaround.<p>Kalanick, who hails from Los Angeles, learned …

Google cofounder Sergey Brin says these 2 books changed his life

Today, Google is one of the world's largest companies, with a market cap of more than $450 billion. Brin oversees GoogleX and Special Projects, divisions responsible for developing world-changing technology like driverless cars.<p>In a 2000 interview with the Academy of Achievement nonprofit, …

I've spent years working with successful people, and I found they all share these 5 traits

If you lack any one of them, it doesn't mean you won't be successful — after all, there's a multitude of ways one can arrive at success.<p>But if you can identify with all of them, then I'm guaranteed to be looking at a person who's already achieved or about to achieve great success.<p>Here are the five …

Success

A founder who raised $225 million is scary transparent: My startup's business model won't work until we do $20 billion in sales

His startup promises to sell everyday products for prices that are 10-to-15% lower than competitors offer. It will accomplish this by forgoing all profits on the goods it sells — instead, it pledges to only make money from a $50 annual membership fee shoppers must pay in order to …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

20 interview questions Harvard asks MBA candidates

Of the nearly 10,000 applicants to Harvard Business School's class of 2017, only 11% were admitted.<p>What made them stand out? As with any interview or exam, preparation is key. And when applying to Harvard, it's vital.<p>Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, helps clients earn admission …

I Tried A Korean Beauty Regimen For A Month, And Here's What Happened To My Skin

When it comes to skin care, I like to think of myself as somewhat of a minimalist (read: I'm very lazy). My nightly regimen consists of a cleanser and then a face cream. I never use toner, I stopped using eye cream a year ago, I don't own exfoliator and my foray into face masks ended when I stopped …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

A hedge fund billionaire says there are only 2 things you need to remember about investing

For example, the idea of being on the right side of a predominant trend — bring a concept like this into the Church of Value Investing and you may see the holy water begin to boil. And yet, it can work if applied correctly.<p>Here's PTJ on his own chosen trend indicator, the 200-day moving average, …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

35 Habits That Make Employees Extremely Valuable | Inc.com

An employee doesn’t have to be a top salesperson to bring exponential value to a company. Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their contribution far outweighs their cost, regardless of their expense.<p>Many employers today are willing to pay top dollar for the …

Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews

Instead, he recommends that managers of all companies, regardless of size or industry, stick to structured, job-specific interviews.<p>Bock cites a 1998 study from the University of Iowa's Frank Schmidt and Michigan State University's John Hunter that considered 85 years of hiring data from American …

Innovative company sells simple product for five times the normal price

Companies all around the world are facing an epidemic: mass commoditization. Products and services are becoming commodities faster and faster and margins are disappearing just as quickly, putting great pressure on an organization's bottom line. This trend is not going to slow down; in fact, the …

2015 College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, the undergraduate class of 2014 did very well on the job market. Nearly three quarters of its 563 …

College & University

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …