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Can AI really run a traditional bank with no staff? This startup thinks so

Italian fintech firm Euklid plans to go beyond bitcoin machine learning to offer the services of a traditional bank, but almost entirely run by …

Try This Low-Tech Approach to Wealth Management

More information about your finances is floating around the digital world -- at precisely the same time the threat of cyber attacks is increasing<p>Not so long ago - in fact, well within my professional lifetime - it was customary to receive physical delivery of pieces of paper that were either stock …

Meet the Teenagers Who Found Their Own Startups

It’s a familiar story: yet another San Francisco-based entrepreneur ends up creating a unicorn startup before the age of 35. What is not so familiar is that this entrepreneur’s main challenge was not being allowed to hire anyone, nor being permitted to ask for a loan. Why? Because he was a teenager.<p>…

Blockchain technology is coming to the solar panels on your roof

Where there’s a market with creaking infrastructure to be disrupted, blockchain technology will disrupt it. At least that’s what some proponents of blockchain tech, which shares many of the same principles underpinning bitcoin, are hoping to do with the energy sector.<p>While blockchain tech has taken …

Blockchain

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

Americans are spending a lot more at banks in ways they can’t see

2016-11-18T11:05:55.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Since the start of 2013, American consumers have boosted their spending on “financial services furnished …

'Most VCs are full of sh*t:' meet the anti-venture capitalist with more than 1,600 startups

Dave McClure doesn't like venture capitalists. "Most VCs don't work that hard," he says. "They think they're great stock-pickers. They're all full of …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Startups

Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

A productivity technique created 100 years ago will make you never want to multitask again

Everyone wants to get more done in the shortest amount of time possible. Unfortunately, multitasking is limited to a small number of tasks.<p>You can't attend to an urgent phone call while you prepare an equally important report, because both of these tasks require focus. Most people switch between …

Time Management

What do you mean when you say “leadership”?

When you hear or say “leadership”, it’s unlikely that everyone means the same thing.<p>If we’re not even referring to the same thing when we talk about …