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Move Over, Uber and Airbnb. These Are the Hottest Companies in San Francisco

You might not have heard of these thriving businesses, but they should be on your radar.<p>Many of the Inc. 5000 companies that landed on this year's ranking of fastest-growing businesses in San Francisco are first-timers. They come from industries as diverse as advertising and health care. While …

Startups

Why Every Business Will Soon Be a Subscription Business

Everything you purchase — from transportation to entertainment to groceries — will soon come with a monthly plan, says Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo.<p>After …

Stanford University

This Sustainable Costa Rican “Floating House” Is a Design Lover’s Dream

Take everyone’s childhood fantasy of living permanently in a treehouse and sprinkle in some enviable grown-up luxuries (think teak flooring, natural …

Architecture

Smart cement mixture turns buildings into batteries

<b>A smart cement mixture that can store electrical energy and discharge it on demand could convert buildings, bridges, curb stones and even street</b> …

Engineering

South Africa's Morukuru Beach Lodge Blends Comfort, Luxury & Sustainability

Enjoy picturesque views of the ocean while you relax.<p>For those in search of a memorable experience that exists outside the traditional South African …

South Africa

The Big Problem With 'Environmental, Social And Governance' Investment Ratings? They're Subjective

Corporate performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues have become increasingly significant in how investors evaluate a company. …

Investing

fluventum, a combined wind and wave energy converter

<b>based on the existing ideol, a floating offshore wind turbine foundation, felix theurer and yannick apfel have designed ‘fluventum’, a concept that</b> …

Wind Power

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

Cryptocurrency

The Difference Between People Who Succeed And People Who Flop

Successful people charge forward, take calculated risks, and come out on top because of it. But do you ever wonder what it is that <i>really</i> sets them apart from the rest? Jim Rohn believed it was pretty simple. He said, “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish …

Self-improvement

Steal These 10 Awesome Life Hacks From Elon Musk

Learn from Elon Musk's successes and failures.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk is a disruptor. The forward-thinking co-founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX has a clear vision for a more innovative tomorrow, and he's not afraid to pursue it.<p>A …

Lifehacks

Don't Get Slowed Down by Growing Too Fast

If you are building a startup with three people, you need a system that can scale to 300 or even 3,000 employees.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a leader of a growing company can be an exciting journey. Growth, after all, is something all leaders desire. But …

Goal Setting

What Signs Tell A VC That You're An Amateur?

<i>What tells a VC that you are an amateur? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, CEO/co-founder of EchoSign, on Quora:</b><p>Being an amateur is OK, even endearing — if it’s …

Venture Capital

An 8 Year Study Reveals The Key To A High-Performing Culture -- And 8 Ways To Build It

Build trust and fuel organizational performance by focusing on these 8 components.<p>You can invest in the latest technology, lean out processes, and add as many extra employee incentives as you want. However, if you're going to motivate your workforce and create a high-performing organization, then …

Employee Engagement

Meriden aquaponics firm scores $500K investment for New Haven expansion

Meriden-based Trifecta Ecosystems, an aquaponics technology company and indoor farm, has received a $500,000 investment to grow its aquatic systems …

Dubai Will Be Home To the World’s Biggest Vertical Farm

Vertical farms—indoor facilities in which crops are grown in hydroponic systems stacked on top of each other—are ideal for all kinds of situations. …

Aquaponics

How to Evaluate a Startup Pitch (or Create an All-Star Pitch if You're a Startup) | Inc.com

As part of my work as an advisor and consultant to Chief Innovation Officers within the Fortune 1000, I get to work with some pretty cool people and companies. I also get to hear and see what's coming down the pipe in terms of new technology, products, business models, and innovation …

Tesla deploys first 100 Powerwalls with solar for new virtual power plant in Australia – already having an impact

Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it reached a deal with the South Australian government to install solar arrays and Powerwalls on up to 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.<p>The deal was jeopardized after a new government was elected in the state a few weeks …

The 10 Best Home Wind Turbines For Reducing Electricity Bill

Home wind turbines are electric generators that convert wind energy into clean, emission free power. Although most large wind farms exist to power …

How to build a roadmap in 3½ steps

<i>When done right, the product roadmap reduces uncertainty about the future and keeps product teams focused on the highest priority product</i> …

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

How Leaders Undermine Their Company Culture

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay<p>What’s the most important ingredient in company culture? There are several possible answers, perhaps, but for me the …

This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.<p>Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with …

3 ways cities can become more sustainable

<b>Singapore (beboy via Shutterstock)</b><p>The actions of city planners now could create a better future for us all. But how?<p>Chan Heng Chee<p>July 14, 2018 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>On June 20, visiting the U.S., I watched intense rains flood Westmoreland County, …

Why Is Hawaii Upgrading Its Power Grid?

With an investment of more than $200 million, the state is laying the groundwork for smarter solar power—and a path toward energy independence.<p>↓<p>When it comes to clean energy, Hawaii’s ambitions are unmatched: by 2045, the state wants 100 percent of its electricity to come from renewable sources, …

Renewable Energy

The Industrial Era Ended, and So Will the Digital Era

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone, “Plastics….There’s a great future in plastics.” It seems quaint today, but back then plastics really were new and exciting.<p>If the movie …

Technical Benefits of Distributed Energy Generation

<i>Image: US Department of Energy (Argonne National Laboratory)</i><p>2. Flexibility<p>Big power plants - whether they’re based on fossil fuels, nuclear energy, …

KHNL

SIMBA Blockchain Platform Wins Federal Grant to Build Blockchain Solution for Solar Energy Market<p>Posted: 06/27/2018 4:29 PM<p><b>Grant is the second</b> …

Launch Your Big Idea by Starting With Why

Building a successful business is hard work. If you're not strongly rooted in why you're doing it, it's much simpler to quit or fail.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Scott Duffy</i><i>’s book</i> Breakthrough. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Entrepreneurship

Does the moon hold the key to the earth’s energy needs?

Using giant kites, blades and paddles, and mimicking pogo sticks, blowholes and even the human heart, groups around the world are on the cusp of harnessing the colossal power of the oceans.<p>The challenge is huge - seas have been battering coasts and sweeping sailors to their doom for millennia - but …

Renewable Energy