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How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

This "I'm On Vacation" Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>it's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Amazon's Fire TV Cube is the futuristic TV experience we've all been waiting for

If an Amazon Fire TV 4K and an Echo mated, the new Fire TV Cube would be its baby.<p>The $119.99 cube-shaped device is part Fire TV set-top box, part …

Smart TV

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

Black Mirror

3 Tools That Turn Remote Employees Into Close-Knit Teams

The right technology can help keep your off-site teams connected and engaged.<p>I have spent most of my career as an entrepreneur and executive working remotely. I've run businesses, meetings, and in-depth projects with people in the same city, from the other side of the country or even around the …

Project Management

Elon Musk Says Great Leaders Focus on This 1 Thing Before Everything Else

Without a strong foundation, leaders and their companies could crumble.<p>Anyone who's built a successful startup will tout their own magic recipe for how to grow a business, but what I've learned first-hand is it requires much more than having the right title, presenting the right ideas or even …

Leadership

50 books that inspire Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans

We all know that the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have a great appetite for reading. But what books do they remember? Which ones do they …

Jeff Bezos

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Blockchain

Why Elon Musk Should Take a Vacation

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has gotten into spats with Wall Street and Warren Buffett over the past week.<p>Elon Musk has been busy talking over the past week.<p>First, he alienated Wall Street on Tesla’s Q1 earnings call by calling some questions “boring” and “bonehead[ed].” Then, he alerted the public …

Elon Musk has big plans for the new Falcon 9 rocket that SpaceX just launched successfully

For nearly a decade, SpaceX evolved its Falcon 9 rocket every launch, trying to keep up with lead designer Elon Musk's relentless pursuit of …

Space Travel

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

If You're in Your 60s, Consider Buying These 2 High-Yield Stocks

These investments offer an excellent combination of safety, growth, and income.<p>You've worked long and hard to earn what you have. You've built a …

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 10th</b><p>The sci-fi genre currently splits the difference between niche entertainment and the mainstream, providing diehard nerds and folks looking for a simple good time with a common ground on which they can unite and share in their enthusiasm. There was a time when tales of aliens, …

Science Fiction Movies

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

You don’t understand blockchain unless you understand this simple data structure

The blockchain is an immutable, ordered, back-linked list of blocks of transactions. If you want to truly understand blockchain you need to …

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

<i>Lifehacker</i> has collected a lot of "learn to code" resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you've already done a little coding …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

Microsoft launches AI and entry-level software development courses

Microsoft today launched two new courses in its online education program for developers: an entry-level software development class and an AI course for more advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning.<p>It’s no secret that there aren’t enough data scientists and machine …

Tim Cook leads Apple with a ruthless doctrine — and no one is safe from it, not even the company that put the 'silicon' in 'Silicon Valley'

For nearly 50 years, Intel put the "Silicon" in "Silicon Valley." The massive chipmaker pretty much kickstarted the PC revolution with its powerful microprocessors and its collection of multi-billion dollar chip factories.<p>But the tech giant staggered precariously on Monday, losing billions of …

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

Say Goodbye To The Credit Card Signature

You’ve done this for as long as you’ve had a credit card. But times they are a-changin’.<p>Now that April has dawned, you will likely no longer need to sign for purchases when paying with your credit card. American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa have all announced they are eliminating the need …

Identity Theft

Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

4 TED Talks That Will Make You Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Remember when Facebook was exclusive to college campuses? It’s hard to picture, right? It seems like millennia ago.Now, with over <b>2.2 billion</b> users …

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

REST vs GraphQL APIs, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

note, this doc is written by my co-worker Derric, but we blog at the same place.<p>Since being introduced by Facebook, GraphQL has taken the API world …

Software Development

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio: Meditation is ‘the single most important reason' for my success

Hedge funds and Transcendental Meditation seem to live in opposite realms. But not for Ray Dalio.<p>"Transcendental Meditation has probably been the …

Meditation

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

You Should Learn Functional Programming in 2017

Functional programming has been around for a very long time, starting in the 50’s with the introduction of the <b>Lisp</b> programming language; and if you …