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The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Employment

REMOVE ALL TOXINS FROM THE BODY IN 3 DAYS: A METHOD THAT PREVENTS CANCER, REMOVES FAT AND EXCESS WATER!

The following 3-days detox will allow you to change your diet, decrease the cravings for processed foods and completely purify your organism.<p>The …

7 Powerful Habits Self-Made Billionaires Use Every Single Day | Inc.com

Everybody wants to be successful - however, not many actually make it a reality.<p>The difference between self-made billionaires and the rest of the pack is that they don't leave their achievements up to chance. Instead of waiting for success or wealth to fall in their lap, they take actionable steps …

2 big banks are backing a startup doing for global trade what Google did for advertising

The Spanish bank joins HSBC, American Express, and CreditEase, China's biggest online lender, in backing the six-year-old company. What do they all see in it?<p>"What we do is a fairly new thing," founder and CEO Christian Lanng told Business Insider in an interview. "We provide essentially a network …

Nested, a startup that guarantees to sell your house, is being offered £10 million worth of property a week

Matt Robinson, the founder and CEO of Nested, told Business Insider the numbers were "insane." Nested launched to the public just 10 weeks ago and has already given out thousands of valuations.<p>Robinson cofounded direct debit startup GoCardless in 2011 before setting up Nested and he said the growth …

Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

AngelList’s acquisition of Product Hunt is being described as the two coolest kids joining the same team at Silicon Valley High. Startup founders already use AngelList to meet investors and raise money before launching their products on Product Hunt, the premier discovery site for the latest …

Venture Capital

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess | Inc.com

Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a millionaire. Why, then, do so few ever achieve this status? Well, …

Self-improvement

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Apple is moving into this $16.5 billion neighborhood — and it's one of the biggest property developments in London history

It was formerly a coal-fired power station, supplying much of London's electricity until the 1980s. Since then, it has sat mostly abandoned.<p>Now the two million-square-foot building is undergoing a major renovation as part of the Battersea Power Station development. The estimated $9.9 billion (£7.8 …

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …

Unions

Obama officials work against time to wrap banking rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are striving to put finishing touches on a slew of banking rules before President Barack Obama leaves office and hands regulatory power to Donald Trump who has vowed to rewrite the existing financial rule book.<p>The United States Federal Reserve Board building is …

Donald Trump’s NATO Stance Threatens ‘West’ as We Know It: Experts

If Donald Trump actually follows through on his bold rhetoric he is in danger of tearing NATO apart, and with it the very concept of "the West" itself, according to experts.<p>During his campaign, Trump sent shock waves of alarm through Europe after revealing that he might not come to the aid of his …

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids …

Meet the Firm That's Betting Against the Startup Bubble

Betting against the startup market is tricky, since the companies are privately held. (Yesterday I outlined a few ways some investors are attempting …

How Aydin Senkut Helped 11 Different Companies Grow to $1 Billion Each

Over the past 10 years, Aydin and the Felicis Ventures team have helped 11 companies grow to over $1 billion each. They also assisted 36 portfolio companies surpass the $100 million mark. Out of their 180 investments, 60 have turned into notable exits. That would be considered quite a great track …

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected<p>Julie Njeri did not believe her son when he declared he no longer needed spectacles to read his books and complete his homework.<p>She took him to the doctor and was told young …

Africa

10 Success lessons from Tony Hsieh - "Zappos Founder" for entrepreneurs

Share21<p>Tweet<p>Share111<p>+13<p>Shares 135<p>Tony Hsieh, founder and CEO of Zappos, is widely regarded as one of the most successful CEOs of our time. He has …

3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market

Don Oparah Contributor<p>Don Oparah is the CEO of Venture Aviator.<p>Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of …

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Asian millionaires now the wealthiest in the world

Step aside, American millionaires.<p>Your Asian counterparts are now wealthier than you are.<p>Asian millionaires now control more wealth than their peers in North America, Europe and other regions, according to a new World Wealth Report from Capgemini, a consulting group.<p>Asian millionaires saw their …

This Startup Pitch Deck Landed $65M And a $865M Valuation

Raising a round of financing is one of the toughest things an early stage company will need to face at some point. Fundraising is actually getting …

Venture Capital

Brexit to cause UK property 'flash crash'

Property analysts predict a price drop due to tax changes, a fall in the number of ultra-rich buyers and fears about Britain's EU membership. The …

Wall Street's Bond King Says 'Central Banks Are Losing Control'

Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday investors are dropping risky assets and turning to safer securities …

Spotify is making you boring: When algorithms shape music taste, human curiosity loses

With all the songs at our fingertips, we’re exposed to very few, thanks to how digital recommendations work<p>Despite some old-school comebacks like the rise in vinyl sales, we’re now in a very different world of music consumption than we were in at the turn of the century or before. Many younger …

Here's why some computer scientists suspect your brain is just a fancy computer

Something very cool happened recently in Minnesota.<p>At the Seven Pines Symposium, where well-regarded theorists come together to discuss core philosophical questions in science, two famous thinkers on computation and the brain held a debate. On one side was Roger Penrose, an 84-year-old Oxford …

World Bank warns of 'insipid' global recovery as debt danger looms

The World Bank has slashed its global growth forecasts for the next three years and warned that the "insipid" recovery is coinciding with a potentially dangerous build-up in corporate debt.<p>The international body also said a Brexit vote in the EU referendum this month could trigger "significant" …

Economy

Human-Machine Algorithms: Interview with Eric Colson

<i>“Therefore render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s."</i> Matthew, 22:21<br>We tend to think that recommender …

Google built its own chips to expedite its machine learning algorithms

As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.<p>These so-called Tensor Processing Units (TPU) are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for …