John Moretti

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Relationship Science: Harnessing Big Data for Power Networking

Call it a more sophisticated LinkedIn. It might just be the magic bullet for business development.<p><b>Maybe you know</b> Neal Goldman. Or maybe you know someone who does. A minor celebrity in both Davos and Big Data circles, Goldman sold his first company for $225 million, back when less than a billion …

Marc Andreessen

The Ultimate Networking Cheat Sheet

Often, the hardest part of networking is getting started. Here's a manageable way to change your perspective and begin building fruitful relationships in the next 30 days.<p>You have one month to land financing. Or recruit a mission-critical hire. Or find a new position. Whatever the deadline, you …

Social Media

How an Entrepreneur Turned the Airbnb 'XXX Freak Fest' Into a Viral Hit

When a man renting entrepreneur Ari Teman's apartment used the place to host a sex party, Teman decided to turn the horrible experience into a business opportunity.<p>A man walks into his apartment and finds an 20-person orgy…. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? Well, it's not. It really …

Gear & Gadgets

Is Your Co-Founder 'the One'? 7 Ways to Tell

You'll spend more time with your business partner than your spouse--make sure you pick the right one.<p>For years I had a friend who kept suggesting he and I should start a cafe-book store together. It was tempting in a way--I loved the idea of a cozy place full of people reading, chatting, and …


How to Turn a Hunch Into Your Next Great Idea

Writer Steven Johnson explains how to create, and actually execute on, a running idea list.<p>Humans, unfortunately, are limited by a fairly weak memory. But losing a potentially significant idea to forgetfulness is preventable -- if only you take the right measures.<p>That's why Steven Johnson, author …

The Workplace

The Dramatic Secret to Completing an Overwhelming Project--Fast

Got a massive project with a short deadline? Here's an eight step completion process theatre pros have used for thousands of years.<p>Recently, I landed an extremely large 30-day project from a client that would normally take 3--4 months to prepare and complete. The company had good financial …

Medical Marketing

Here's What Facebook's New Solar-Powered Drone Will Look Like

He also bought a tiny U.K. aerospace company, Ascenta, that makes solar-powered drones. He reportedly paid $20 million for Ascenta, according to Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.<p>The five members of the Ascenta team are joining Facebook's new Connectivity Lab, which is part of Facebook's bigger …