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How to approach machine learning as a non-technical person

The last few years have seen an explosion of interest in machine learning technology and potential applications. As a non-expert, you’ve probably either had to assess ML technology for your product and business or as a potential investment. The jargon around ML technology is vast, confusing and, …

Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'

In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear <i></i>thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse …

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Can’t get your startup funded? Maybe you suck

There’s this guy. He left his seven-figure salary job to pursue a startup. Has spent last three years trying to build it. He approaches venture capitalists (VCs) and angels every quarter but gets rejected every single time. He is running out of the loan he took from friends and family. Should he …

Venture Capital

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Startup CEOs Reveal the 1 Question They Ask Every Job Candidate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The companies in this article were included in the</i> <i>Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index</i><i>.</i><p>Part of the appeal of running your own business is that you get to hand-pick exactly who you work alongside each day. But let’s face it: it seems as if …

21 reasons you're not rich

Everyone says they want to be rich, and there's certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you're <i>not</i> rich? What's really holding you back?<p>It's easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren't going to change until they recognize …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Consciousness

Meet the millionaire 'brand messiah' who went from working in a factory to having 50 Cent and Rihanna on speed dial

He's made millions from his success in turning food and beverage products into brands that everyone from across the globe will recognise — Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, and Vita Coco. Prior to this, he turned around the fortunes of Powerade and Sprite by boosting revenue through some innovative brand …

50 Cent

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

World Economic Forum

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

Netflix’s New Brand

After flattening the logo, Netflix has adopted a universal branding language that can scale from giant billboards to tiny iPhone apps.<p>When Netflix’s internal design team quietly unveiled a new, flat logo last year, at least one critic made a stink. What was Netflix if not a shout of extrusions and …

Wall Street is cashing in on Silicon Valley's biggest problem

Lately, it seems to be a big source of agitation for top venture capitalists and CEOs. Venture capitalist Mark Suster, recently called "BS on 50 new billion-dollar US companies in just 18 months," but later admits he thinks "there is nobody to blame for this abandonment of common sense."<p>But there …

40 Crucial Lessons From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History

<i>While graphic design can sometimes feel like a brand new industry, it’s actually quite the opposite.</i>Graphic design is an industry that has been …

Graphic Design

6 Things That Entrepreneurs Did Before They Became Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most entrepreneurs didn't leap from the crib and start serially founding businesses.<p>Maybe some did.<p>Most didn't.<p>The paths to entrepreneurship are vast and varied... and really complicated. Some paths involve failure. Some paths involve corporate cubicle dwelling. Some include college. Some involve …

Entrepreneurship

Google-backed startup Magic Leap could be raising $1 billion in funding — one of the biggest deals ever

According to that report, such a deal would value Magic Leap at $4.5 billion. South Florida Business Journal is Magic Leap's hometown newspaper of record, theoretically placing it close to the source.<p>The only other tech companies to ever raise $1 billion in a single round were Uber, which managed …

Video Essay Says Spectacle Eclipses Story in Chris Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

'Could happen at any time' God particle could DESTROY universe, warns Stephen Hawking

AFP/GETTYStephen Hawking has given a stark end of the world warning<p>The Cambridge-educated cosmologist said the Higgs boson could become unstable at …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

These dot-com startups look just like some of today's hottest tech companies — here's what happened to them

There are surprising similarities between some of today's hottest tech companies and those dot-com predecessors.<p>Was the first generation too early? Or are today's companies heading for a similar fate?

Is The Resilience Of Millennials Underrated?

I'm a member of Generation Y, or the millennial generation. People like me were born in the '80s and early '90s. But I don't like to broadcast that fact. Millennials tend to get a bad rap.<p>Journalists and commentators love ragging on us. They say we're ill-prepared to deal with life's challenges. …

Mental Health

Get inside the heads of those on your team

The calls for collaboration these days seem to intensify continually and most of us assume that to succeed we must build better emotional and social bonds with our colleagues. So it might come as a surprise that two consultants, who have just written a book titled <i>Collaborative Intelligence</i>, focus …

10 Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever …

Crime

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

The Brain