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The top 12 skills tech employers want today

So Bentley University and a startup called Burning Glass, which uses big data to examine workforce trends, set about answering what skills are most in demand. They examined nearly 25 million US job postings to find out.<p>From that, they came up with this list of top 12 skills that thousand of …

Business Development

Alibaba: What exactly does it do?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1123000/1123133_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534615362_6dbe62f9f966dd6121e93e9deea4df90<p><b>Alibaba may well be the biggest business you've never heard of.</b><p>Despite its domination of the Chinese internet market, the company has not yet …

Alibaba Group

Top 10 Richard Branson Tips For Entrepreneurs - Quotes

Richard Branson is a serial entrepreneur. Starting his entrepreneurial journey at age 16, Richard Branson has worked his way to becoming one of th richest men on earth. And with a networth estimated to be over $5 billion, he knows a lot about entrepreneurial success. Here are some of his tips for …

Why Good Is Better Than Perfect

“A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow” – General George Patton<p>Many entrepreneurs start their company wanting to build the perfect product or service for their customer. This is a big mistake and here is why:<p>Perfect can take too long to develop. Most entrepreneurs have a limited …

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Privacy…everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched the documentary, “Terms and Conditions may Apply,” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and others have …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

World Cup 2014 Predictions and Results

BSports Projections<p>Following the final drawing of World Cup 2014 participants last December, Bloomberg Sports assigned each national team a …

Five Essential Tips for Anyone Trying to Write A Book

It’s now incredibly easy to become a published author, but that doesn’t mean anyone is going to buy your book.<p>Here are ten tips that should help anyone hoping to put pen to paper.<p><b>1. Know Your Reader First.</b><p>If you want to sell your book, you should work out before you start whom it’s for. Who is …

Silicon Valley's Top Ten Tech Trends

Within the next 5 years, a woman entrepreneur will create a technology legend that yields a $50 billion exit. Banks and health insurance providers will cease to exist as we know them. And Austin, Texas will replace Silicon Valley as the world’s startup headquarters!<p>These were just a few of the bold …

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The Secret To Bitcoin's Success Might Be Not Telling People They're Using Bitcoin

Circle and Bitreserve, two much-heralded Bitcoin start-ups launching wallet and money transmission products in beta form this week, have something in common: Both companies don’t want new users to dwell on the fact that they’ll be using Bitcoin. Both companies will use the Bitcoin protocol to store …

Why All The Best Minds In Tech Are Starting To Flock To Hardware (Not Software)

Over the past few years, Jon Bruner, the editor-at-large at publisher O’Reilly Media and former data editor at Forbes, started noticing how many of his technologist friends in the software industry were taking a keen interest in the hardware world.<p>“A lot of these people started seeing hardware as a …

5 Dirty Secrets About the U.S. Economy

If there’s one thing I hate these days, it’s discussing the U.S. economy.<p>Will raising wages by seventeen cents destroy humanity? Will edible deodorant add 0.000007 percent to GDP? If we resurrected giant man-eating dinosaurs, could we use them to keep our warehouse pickers in line? Isn’t it awesome …

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.<p>Psych 101 was about to start, and Pam Mueller had forgotten her laptop at home. This meant more than lost Facebook time. A psychology grad student at Princeton, Mueller was one of the class teaching assistants. It was important she have …

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Mirror Wave. The Wave at the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument (Arizona/Utah), after a heavy thunderstorm with a small pond granting a perfect …

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Lightning after dark at the Grand Canyon. Capturing the Grand Canyon on this amazing night was a night I will never forget. I waited and waited long …

How Specific Goals Can Better Boost Your Happiness

Setting a goal to make someone smile today will do more to boost your own happiness than setting a general goal to make someone happy, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Stanford University, the University of Houston and Harvard University found that making concrete goals that can actually …

5 Reasons to Smile More

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." -- Thich Nhat Hahn<p>We often tend to associate smiling as the result of a positive event or mood. But research demonstrates that the act of smiling, in and of itself, can be the catalyst for joy. …

Happiness

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

My friend is a climber, he just posted this picture of his newborn daughter

Looking To Find Your Passion? Here's How To Recognize The Real Thing

Until fairly recently in human history, people ended up doing the jobs their parents did. Mom and dad were farmers? You’ll be a farmer. Dad was a stonemason? Here’s your chisel. Mom was a weaver? Hope you can work a loom. The idea that having a ‘passion’ for something would be a reasonable …

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

The One Word You Need To Understand Facebook's Acquisition Of Virtual Reality Headset Maker Oculus

At a high conceptual level, what is Facebook’s business model? I think the best short answer is that Facebook is and wants to be <b>a media platform.</b><p>Both words here matter. Facebook is a media company because its business model is based on capturing your attention. And Facebook is and wants to be a …

Here Are 4 Industries About To Be Completely Disrupted By The Smart Home

While the Internet and mobile computing have changed our lives in many ways over the past few decades, there are still many old-school consumer industries that have largely managed to stay the same.<p>But all that is about to change. Low cost sensors, fast-tracked product development and the rapid …

Data Virtualizer Actifio Raises $100 Million And Eclipses $1 Billion Valuation

Boston’s newest billion-dollar tech company is in a market you may not even know exists: copy data virtualization. The new ‘unicorn’ is Actifio, which has raised $100 million at a valuation of about $1.1 billion led by growth investment specialist Tiger Global Management.<p>A slew of existing venture …

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Thinks This Is the Next WhatsApp

Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet giant that already has businesses similar to Amazon, eBay and PayPal, wants a piece of the messaging space too. …

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

And other insights from a ground-breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement<p>One of the central tenets of raising kids in America is that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education: meeting with teachers, volunteering at school, helping with homework, …

The Vital Skills Teen Business Owners Learn On The Job

One of the biggest surprises of the CEO Space business growth accelerator event in December was the high number of teenage entrepreneurs. It will be interesting to see how the trend holds at the March conference in Las Vegas next week. This week I was able to visit with two teen executives I met …

Bitcoin May Die But The Technology Could Survive -- Rickards

<b>(Kitco News) –</b> The future of Bitcoin does not rest with the currency itself but with the network that is being created because of it, said a world-renowned investor and author.<p>James Rickards, author of the best-selling book Currency Wars, said that he doesn’t think that Bitcoin is a viable currency …