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A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.<p>Students in my strategic communication class often ask how they can become more engaging, …

Superhero Performance? It's All in Your Mind

As so many Americans flock to the multiplex to see Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America, I'm one of few fortunate enough to work with real superheroes every day. Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues …

Stop Pitching if You Don't Have These 5 Things Investors Look For

Pitching is what every entrepreneur does to raise money from investors. Learn 5 tips every startup should have before pitching to investors.<p>Seed investing is generally the first money that is put into a company and can be the start of an exciting journey for a company. Even though we are in a …

Steve Case: What Leaders Need To Know About The Next Wave Of Tech

I spoke to Steve Case, one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, about how Alvin Toffler inspired his leadership views, what the third wave of the Internet means for business leaders, which business sectors will be the most impacted by it, how companies can embrace the changing nature of …

Financial Services

Meet The Man Democratizing Venture Capital For Everyday Investors and Founders

Serial Entrepreneur Jonathan Medved is democratizing venture capital for investors and founders through his own startup, OurCrowd, headquartered in Jerusalem. Named a Wall Street Journal ‘investment of the week’, OurCrowd is a hybrid of angel investing and venture capital. Medved, one of Israel’s …

‘I will destroy humans’: Intelligent robot gives a VERY creepy answer in TV interview

A new human-like Android has confirmed everything sci fi taught us about robots – by purring, ‘I will destroy humans’ in a TV interview.<p>The robot, …

Robotics

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup<p>Are you one of those entrepreneurs who are thinking to start a new …

Time Magazine Got Global Warming Right In 2006: ‘Be Worried. Be Very Worried’

Ten years ago this week, Time magazine published a landmark cover on global warming with the headline, “Be Worried. Be <i>Very</i> Worried.”<p>The main story …

Machine Learning as a Service: How Data Science Is Hitting the Masses

Machine learning is an enigma to most. For decades it's a been a field dominated by scientists and the few organizations with enough computing power to run complex algorithms against huge datasets. But now the world of machine learning and predictive analytics is opening up to developers and …

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

Over the past three years, clean-tech funding has been in the doldrums. In 2014, investors poured $2 billion into clean tech, but that number dropped …

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has always been one of the great American dreams. For many people it’s about taking an idea and molding it into a business that sets you up for life. This, of course, isn’t in the cards for the vast majority of people who …

Top 5 Apps for PR Pros and Startups

Whether you're a professional in public relations or have a one-man business, you will need to know how to use PR to your best advantage. Try these …

Apps

Spellbinding look at self-help guru Tony Robbins. Lifeline or snake-oil salesman? You decide

He had directed some of the most acclaimed documentaries of the contemporary era, but Joe Berlinger was just a regular guy grappling with personal issues when he decided to attend a Tony Robbins seminar in 2012.<p>Robbins had reached out to Berlinger after seeing the filmmaker's Metallica documentary …

This Underwater Hotel Wants To Lead The Way In Restoring Reefs

The moving hotel's owners plan to restore coral reefs wherever it's located.<p>When it comes to the future of travel, many experts have looked beyond Earth to the cosmos, naming space tourism as the next big trend.<p>But it turns out there's another trend that's quietly making waves on our home planet, …

Meet Kyle Vogt, the 'Robot Guru' Who Just Sold His Second Billion-Dollar Startup in Two Years

The Cruise CEO is Silicon Valley's latest entrepreneur with the Midas touch.<p>Ten years ago, Justin Kan and Emmett Shear had just sold their app company, Kiko, and were itching for another venture. They had a concept — livestream video — but no idea how to build it. So they sent an email to the MIT …

The world's most successful hedge fund just made a big change — here's a look inside its unique culture

Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund with $169 billion in assets, just had a big shake-up in leadership.<p>It hired former Apple executive Jon Rubinstein as co-CEO to replace Greg Jensen, who will now function as co-CIO.<p>The move is part of a plan unfolding over the next several years …

What Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From the Webvan Failure

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Big Data Projects With Big Potential

So far, successful applications of data analytics have been few and minor enough to leave many skeptics unconvinced. But some of Palantir’s early …

10 Little Ways to Make Your Data Far More Compelling

Discover 10 simple tweaks that'll help you display data in a way that is both compelling and easy to digest.

Tool: 31 Resources to Learn AI & Deep Learning, From Beginner to Advanced

I. Background<p>I’ve spent the last few weeks learning, well, about deep learning. I’ve parsed through the internet, read a ton, and tried to get a …

General Michael Hayden oversaw the NSA’s bulk surveillance programme and helped turn the CIA into a militarised force carrying out drone attacks. Why does he now think the obsession with counter-terrorism obscures more serious threats?<p>General Michael Hayden – the former chief of the US’s two most …

National Security

Unload Your Thoughts and Ideas With a "Mind Capture" Ritual

Your mind is always bouncing around thoughts and ideas in your head, but it’s hard to capture and understand them if you’re constantly being …

Student Loan Delinquency Road Map: Why Minority Neighborhoods Suffer

The Washington Center for Equitable growth released a series of maps on Wednesday that chart unpaid student loans to their physical locations in …

Calling all map lovers: What’s a #geochat and why you should participate

Join HERE and Geoawesomeness on Twitter for a Q&A on maps for machines.The future is almost guaranteed to be mapped out for you — or at least be full …

R-based data maps in PowerBI

One of benefit of integrating R with PowerBI is access to rich array of data visulizations not present in the standard PowerBI loadout. R is …

Lobbying group has been on wrong side of carbon debate for far too long, so should we really believe that this is more than just words?<p>The decision by Britain’s most powerful energy lobby group to take a positive stance on building a low-carbon economy is a significant moment.<p>It gives major impetus …

Green Energy

International Business Machine Corp: There's No Turning Back Now

Fans of <b>IBM</b> have seen this movie several times in the last year: It's written yet another sizable check to bolster its new-ish Watson Health division. The latest move was IBM's $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven Healthcare Analytics announced on Feb. 18. Truven is one of four "major" …

The New Meeting Software Being Used by Apple and Google | Inc.com

Corporate meetings are both a blessing and a curse. It's no wonder busy professionals are beginning to lose patience with this ancient time-stealer.<p>We all understand the necessity to organize a meeting to share ideas, or to get an entire project team together to communicate significant developments …

Productivity

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Mobile