Jordan Burrows

33 Flips | 1 Magazine | 15 Likes | 4 Following | 13 Followers | @JordanHBurrows | I'm a conglomerate of 30 years of (fairly average) human existence. Former CPA turned Software Engineer turned Entrepreneur.  Founder of www.Selbi.io

What To Do With A Millennial Employee That's Bored At Work

I sat watching in horror as my older colleague slowly worked away on a laptop with the inefficient “two-finger peck” typing style. Most millennials can relate to this experience. Maybe it wasn’t slow typing, but instead, an inability to quickly navigate programs that are native to young workers. …

Employment

Silicon Valley was worried about the wrong bubble

For the last year, the tech industry has been fretting about a bubble.<p>Investors on all sides have been arguing over whether valuations were too high or whether the tech sector as a whole was still undervalued.<p>Yet while Silicon Valley was obsessing over the startup bubble, it collectively failed to …

Silicon Valley

Scientists Think This is Where Your Consciousness Lives

Harvard researchers believe they’ve discovered the physical seat of human awareness. Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human …

How blockchain startups are driving an under-the-radar fundraising boom

Few investors even on Wall Street are aware that over $220 million has been raised in the past three years through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). ICOs are a new form of investment, somewhere between an IPO and a Kickstarter, in which new blockchain ventures sell a digital currency they create to …

Cryptocurrency

The 7 biggest threats Trump poses to the environment

"Trump must choose whether he will be a President remembered for putting America and the world BACK on a path to climate disaster, or for listening to the American public, investing in the fastest-growing sector in the US economy — clean energy — and keeping us on a path to climate progress." …

Trump campaign manager issues ominous warning to Harry Reid: Be careful in a ‘legal sense’ when criticizing Trump

In a statement on Friday, Reid released a fiery statement condemning the real-estate mogul for stoking fear among minority groups and emboldening "the forces of hate and bigotry in America."<p>"If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: …

Millennials agree with Marx more than the Bible, study finds

A new report on Americans' attitudes toward socialism says that statements of Karl Marx have more support among millennial than what the Bible says about work and people's right to eat.<p>Asked if they agree with what Marx said, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his need," 64 …

5 Essential Traits That Investors Look For in Startup Founders

It’s pitch time. You’re preparing to go in front of some very important investors to get some much-needed funding for your startup. You know you have …

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Millennial Life — When to Quit Your Job

If you’re looking in here for someone to talk you down from the ledge, then this is not a read for you, and I am not the author for you. The way I …

Postmates Secures $141 Million in a ‘Super, Super Difficult’ Fundraising Effort

Bastian Lehmann spent most of this year becoming acquainted with the feeling of rejection. The co-founder and chief executive officer of Postmates …

Startups

First dinosaur brain tissue discovered in 130-million-year-old fossil

In 2004, Jamie Hiscocks found a strange fossil in Sussex, England. This wasn’t your typical fossil – researchers from the University of Oxford, …

More American Women Are Opting for the Abortion Pill Over Surgery

American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, …

UK-based AI startup raises $30 million to compete with Intel and Nvidia

A UK-based startup aiming to compete against Intel and Nvidia in designing chips for artificial intelligence (AI) applications has raised $30 million …

This New Hypothesis Claims to Solve 5 of The Biggest Problems in Physics

Welcome to 'New Physics'.<p>Physicists have come up with a new model that they say solves five of the biggest unanswered questions in modern physics, …

Run for it! Smart fabric generates electricity when you move

Your morning jog helps burn calories but, someday soon, it may charge your phone as well. A new smart fabric developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology generates electricity from movement and sunlight, and stores it in the fabric's fibers.<p>"The objective was to harvest energy …

3tags.org

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

Selency raises $3.3 million for its online marketplace for second-hand furniture

French startup Selency (formerly known as Brocante Lab) has raised a $3.3 million Series A round (€3 million) led by Accel with Kima Ventures participating.<p>Many of you should be familiar with online furniture retailers like Made.com. But what about second-hand furniture? Right now, you still have …

How to Get a ‘Yes’ From a Venture Capitalist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

How This Entrepreneur Grew Her Online Business While Working Full Time

<i>The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book</i> Finance Your Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Erica Zidel knew that trying to raise funds for her startup would be a full-time job. She worried that chasing after capital would distract her from building the best product she …

Here's Why It's So Hard to Start a Business in the U.S.

A new report from the World Bank ranks the United States 51st in the world when it comes to the ease of launching a new company. So what's making life so difficult for the nation's entrepreneurs?<p>Hey, at least we beat the crap out of Malta.<p>In the World Bank's annual report on the ease of doing …

Physicists Beat Yet Another Challenge To Dark Matter's Existence

One of the most important innovations in understanding the Universe and how it came to be the way we see it today is dark matter. This unseen, invisible form of mass helps hold the galaxies, groups and clusters in the Universe together, and enables us to form the great cosmic web of structure we …

Dark Matter

How social media creates angry, poorly informed partisans

A while back, hackers linked to the Russian government stole a cache of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and furnished them to WikiLeaks. One of those emails has generated a lot of interest in conservative circles because — conservatives say — it shows that polls are being …

Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study finds

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Physicists find atomic nucleus with a ‘bubble’ in the middle

Scientists have found the first experimental evidence that an atomic nucleus can harbor bubbles.<p>The unstable isotope silicon-34 has a bubblelike …

You Don't Need To Work At A Startup To Be An Entrepreneur

Have you been feeling an entrepreneurial spirit bubbling up from inside? Did you know that you don’t need to start your own company to be an entrepreneur? You can also be an entrepreneur while working for a large corporation. The only catch: It sometimes requires a few additional …

Entrepreneurship