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Feedforward: It might make you a better leader

Leadership experts like to talk about the importance of soliciting feedback — of making peace with the awkwardness and asking your team what they …

Dublin among top 7 European start-up cities as funding almost quadruples

The chart showed London as Europe’s start-up capital in terms of start-up investment volume, usurping Berlin in just one year.The UK saw start-up …

It’s not a fool’s errand to try to keep Britain in the EU | Hugo Dixon

From legal challenges to European concessions, we have several chances to reverse the outcome of June’s flawed vote<p>Fighting to stay in the European Union may seem a hopeless cause if you look at the political situation today. The British people have voted to leave the EU. Theresa May is committed …

Brexit and the future of the European single market

The single market has been the cornerstone of European integration since 1957. With over 500 million consumers and €13 trillion GDP, it is considered …

Graph technology the beating heart of new data management tools

Graph technology is popping up in many places, including master data management. A major data integration player has joined the quest, as seen …

Data Management

Can grassroots movements change politics in Brazil?

Brazil has a new president. After an unbelievably complex process, full of surprises and twists, president Dilma Rousseff was suspended and her …

All you need to know about blockchain, explained simply

Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but blockchain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies.<p>Its admirers include Bill …

Blockchain

4 Reasons the Unstoppable Technology Explosion Will Impact Your Business

The speed of technology advancement is driving the evolution of your business. Turn the challenges into important competitive opportunities. Anticipate and apply the new technologies in a smart way. The perspective of Montserrat Corominas.<p>The whole world is in a continually escalating technology …

Google is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising

Humans don't like the idea of not being at the top of the food chain; having something we've created taking power over us isn't exactly ideal. It's why folks like Tesla mastermind Elon Musk and noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking are so determined to warn us of the terrifying implications that …

Stephen Hawking

How Consumer-Focused AI Startups Are Breaking Down Language

Larry Alton Contributor<p>Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business and entrepreneurship.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Just how vulnerable is election technology?<br>• Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?<p>Language is a distinctly …

Greece’s Problem Is More Complicated than Austerity

It is easy to see Greece as a clash between “austerity” and “progressive economics,” with the Germans (and Finns and Dutch, alongside various international public servants and economists) on one side, and Keynesians and progressives on the other as Paul Krugman’s recent CNN interview suggests. This …

Hawking, Musk, Wozniak Warn About Artificial Intelligence's Trigger Finger

Big names have been touting big fears about the implications of a future in which artificial intelligence plays a bigger role, and now those same folks — including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk — have been joined by others, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in signing an open letter calling …

Varoufakis' Plan B was worse than a crime - it was half-baked nonsense

It’s a measure of how far into the realm of the absurd the Greek crisis has gone that Yanis Varoufakis’ surreptitious plan for taking Greece out of …

The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

Ajay Agarwal Contributor<p>Ajay Agarwal is a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage SaaS investing.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>To be a top quartile SaaS grower, you need to focus on gross churn<br>• Marketing Tech’s Bumpy Road: Consolidation, Growth And A New …

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

You Are Now Cleared for Learning

Richard Branson's Virgin America is beginning to offer free college lecture videos during flights.<p>Rather than subjecting yourself to a mind-numbing straight-to-DVD movie on your next business trip, try passing the time on the flight by watching something that can actually boost your …

How to Create a Successful Contest on Social Media

Giveaways are a popular way to engage customers and build loyalty. But lots of brands don't take the necessary steps to increased the odds of success. Here are five common assumptions you don't want to make.<p>Giveaways have become a popular and effective way for brands to increase engagement with …

Why Twitter struck a deal with Google

During Twitter's fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, CEO Dick Costolo confirmed the reports: Twitter and Google are partners once again.<p>Costolo …

Elon Musk’s private warning on AI: “seriously dangerous” in 5 years

In October during an MIT event, Elon Musk shared a word of caution about artificial intelligence, saying that humanity needs to be careful with the …

Artificial Intelligence

ECB 'steps up' plans for more stimulus measures

<b>The European Central Bank (ECB) has "stepped up" plans for more stimulus measures aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, bank president Mario Draghi has said.</b><p>His comments came after the ECB held interest rates at 0.05%.<p>Mr Draghi added the bank would assess the impact of its current stimulus …

Will Mario Draghi ever actually do 'what it takes'? If he doesn’t, the euro could spike

What’s going on?<p>Today, Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), held his monthly press conference. The big news is that the ECB …

Collison brothers' Stripe raises US$70m - now valued at US$3.5bn - Start-ups | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

Limerick brothers turned Silicon Valley kingpins Patrick and John Collison’s e-payments start-up Stripe has raised US$70m in an investment round that …

Diversity, CEO pay take center stage at Microsoft’s annual meeting

Microsoft’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday reflected a changed company: for the first time in years, neither Bill Gates nor Steve Ballmer …

7 Golden Beliefs of Amazingly Successful Salespeople

Knowledge may be power, but beliefs define who we are.<p>I've had countless people ask me, <i>"What is the one thing I need to do to be a great salesperson?"</i> That's a loaded question. I've found that it's rarely, if ever, just one thing. But to attempt to answer the question, I start with just one thing: …

Siblings

Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise

Feeling distracted? Here are 5 simple steps to quickly get you back on point.<p>People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>…

How to Turn Ideas into Innovation through Gamification

by Charlotte Ritter<p>The ideas formed during brainstorming sessions and roundtable discussions brought many young entrepreneurs to the forefront of the …

Even With Apple Pay Around, Credit Cards Are Still a Hotbed for Startups

Today, just a week after Apple unveiled a mobile service that seeks to eliminate the credit card, Nitish Kannan will roll out a new payments …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Self-improvement

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

The Most Powerful Person In Tech At Every Age

From Marissa Mayer's two-year-old son Macallister to 95-year-old VC Henry Hillman, it's clear that influence in tech comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes.<p>We've compiled a list of the most powerful people in tech at nearly every age, considering factors like the person's sphere of influence, clout, …

Silicon Valley