James Farmer

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Machine Learning

12 Data Tools to Help Americans Climb the Economic Ladder

The White House’s “Opportunity Project” pushes the pursuit of social mobility “from information to action.”<p>In a 2014 report, the White House noted the immense potential of information available in large, public datasets to improve people’s lives. But these data are far too complex to use unless …

317 companies, $10B in funding, and 110K employees: Inside sales startups exploding

Inside sales is not a sexy topic. It doesn’t get a lot of press outside industry mags, and it’s not something you come home and excitedly tell your significant other about.<p>Unless you’re a venture capitalist, perhaps.<p>Because according to new analysis published by Spoke Intelligence, 317 inside sales …

Venture Capital

10 biggest game changers in digital marketing of 2015

Technology is changing quickly, and as a business owner, you need to be one step ahead. From exciting developments in machine learning to Google's …

Marketing

Diagnosing the Multilevel Marketting Trap: How MLM Survives Only through New Entrants

Over the years I have been amazed by how many friends of mine who seem otherwise very intelligent have gotten involved in Multilevel Marketing …

How Can the Study of Complexity Transform Our Understanding of the World?

Flickr Tim Haynes (CC)<p>In 1894, the physicist and Nobel laureate Albert Michelson declared that science was almost finished; the human race was within …

Immune System

The digital future of consumer-packaged-goods companies

After lagging behind other sectors with rocketing online sales, consumer-packaged-goods players are at an e-commerce tipping point. Here’s how they …

eCommerce

DC Spends Least on Fashion, Most on Books

As any resident of the DC region knows, this is an expensive place to live. That’s in part balanced by the region’s wealth. But how do expenses …

Elasticity

Specialization, Polymaths And The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy

Jake Chapman Contributor<p>Jake Chapman is a partner at Sazze Partners where he focuses on seed-stage technology companies.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Driving the new American century<br>• Ignoring Junior VCs Is A Mistake<p>Economists tell us that the history of human labor is one of continually increasing …

U.S. Economy