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So Long, Middle Class: Middle-Income Jobs Are Disappearing the Fastest

Economists have debated the reasons why the American middle class is shrinking for years now, and a new study highlights one key reason: The jobs that pay enough to support a middle-class lifestyle are disappearing.<p>Although the total number of American jobs is projected to increase by around 7.2 …

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday …

Artificial Intelligence

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Google Fiber

Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof says

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>This is the weekend to fully appreciate love.<p>Not just love for your lover, but love for the basics of what you call life.<p>In the near future, you see, the situation will be very different. You might soon be …

Want To Start A Solo Business In 2016? Here's Where The Growth Is

Looking to start a one-person business in 2016?<p>You’ll have plenty of company. Currently, 80.4% of U.S. firms are “nonemployer” businesses with no paid employees other than the owners. The country gained 4.4 million nonemployer firms between 2003 and 2013, bringing the total to 23 million, according …

Real Estate

5 'Can't Miss' Conferences For Entrepreneurs In 2016

Where will entrepreneurs spend their networking and educational time in 2016? Today I’m following up on one of my most read columns of 2015 with an update to my list of recommended events in 2016 for entrepreneurs. I have selected these picks with an eye toward high networking and learning benefits …

1 Million Cups

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, this site is a weekly presentation that educates and connects entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

Startups

Money For Nothing: Finland Considers Monthly Payments For All As Social Welfare Alternative

What if, instead of a series of complicated bureaucracies issuing welfare checks, food stamps, and tax credits, social benefits were distributed to everyone without regard to income or employment status?<p>That’s exactly what the government of Finland is contemplating. The Finnish government is …

The 5 Best-Kept Secrets of Highly Productive Entrepreneurs

<i>Staying productive as an entrepreneur is difficult, but these best-kept secrets can help you find your own rhythm.</i><p>Entrepreneurs are almost always overburdened with tasks. Because they wear so many hats, especially in the early stages of a startup, they're expected to perform in multiple different …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

How to look less stupid, according to science

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture …

10 Reasons to Hire a Business Coach Now

Focus. Perspective. Skills. And those are just a few of the benefits.<p>No matter what stage your business is at, a business coach can make you work harder and progress faster than you would on your own. From providing a much-needed ego check to helping expand your network, a business coach can give …

5 Steps to Designing a Billion-Dollar Company

A successful multisided business needs to be built for both consumers and producers. Success means nailing the experience of user-to-user interactions and making the exchange of value really, really efficient.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico director of operations Patrick Stewart. Follow Patrick on</i> …

Design Thinking

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>After an architectural epiphany, a family of …

Northern Lights

The 18 best 'Shark Tank' pitches of all time

While each Shark may have their own method for evaluating whether a company is worth an investment, they all agree on the fundamentals of a great pitch.<p>In the best pitches, entrepreneurs sell themselves as much as the product and are prepared to answer any question. The pitches are concise and …

Entrepreneurship

How Two Non-Technical Cofounders Grew & Sold Their Startup for Millions

My law school classmate and I started an ecommerce business and successfully exited. Here’s how we did it.<p><i>About me: I built</i> <i>Caskers</i><i>. Now I’m building</i></i> …

The Top 5 Places Entrepreneurs Meet Investors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting startup capital can be easy if you have a good idea and know the right investor. If you’ve spent serious time thinking about becoming an entrepreneur or you’re already in the early stages of business development, you probably …

Entrepreneurship

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Three Reasons You Shouldn't Try To Raise Venture Capital For Your Business

Have you ever heard of Roy Sullivan? He was a Virginia park ranger who was struck by lightning seven times during his lifetime, a world record. He’s also, in my view, the epitome of an outlier.<p>As businesspeople, it’s critical for us to be able to differentiate the outliers from everyone else. …

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

<i>Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster</i><p>With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses. An online business offers an unparalleled opportunity to run a …

Small Business

How AIRBNB Started

Richard Branson mentors Virgin StartUp entrepreneurs at 35,000 ft

Entrepreneurship

Why you should never tap friends and family for startup funds

You’ve probably heard this line: “If you can’t raise money from angels you can raise from your friends or family.” In fact most young entrepreneurs raise money from friends and family, here is a quick breakdown of funding sources for startups from AngelBlog.<p>I am writing this article to tell you …

Entrepreneurship

12 Keys to Converting Great Business Ideas into Reality

27 YouTube Channels to Help You Start Your Business

Have you been bitten by the entrepreneur bug? Have you been dreaming of starting your own small business or monetizing a hobby? Maybe you caught the …

Entrepreneurship

How to make money the startup way

Martin O’Malley Announces Presidential Run

Two-term Maryland governor Martin O’Malley announced his presidential campaign Saturday with a swing at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.<p>“Recently, the …

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

Why You've Never Heard of the Best, Cheapest Way to Shave

The long lost safety razor is economical, cool, and precise. That's why it's your new best friend.<p>I hate shaving. <i>Hate</i> it. Along with doing laundry and ignoring my university's requests for alumni contributions, it's one of the chores I most wish didn't have to be a thing. This is because I have the …