Karol Stracar

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Why photos are the next battleground in the fight for privacy

Photos are the most personal digital artifacts that we possess in life today.<p>What started with the analog camera in 1826, has grown into an unrelenting avalanche of personal memories truly meaningful to every one of us. The number of photos we take, many of which we share, is growing exponentially. …

What Happens When Baseball-Stats Nerds Run a Pro Team?

IN 2015, the Sonoma Stompers, the team with one of the lowest payrolls in the Pacific Association, a professional baseball league near San Francisco, did something desperate: It handed its baseball-operations department to a couple of stat-savvy writers with no baseball-management experience, Ben …

New York State

Let's rein in the Internet of Things before it's too late

"Americans live their lives on their phones now." So wrote 15 prominent technology companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Snapchat, in a legal brief supporting<p>Applein its now-moot fight with the Justice Department over unlocking the San Bernardino killer's iPhone. Our phones have become …

Privacy

If 8-year-olds understand the morality of murder, should they be held accountable for killing?

It’s rare for young children to kill. But there are exceptions. Last October, an 8-year-old boy in Alabama strangled a toddler to death. That same month, an 11-year-old in Tennessee shot and killed another child after an argument over puppies.<p>Between 1980 and 2008, children under age 14 made just …

Psychology

5 Steps to Finding New Growth Opportunities in Your Core Business | Inc.com

If you're struggling with scaling your company--or finding new areas of profitable growth--it may be some comfort to know you're not alone.<p>Since 1983, the global strategy consulting firm L.E.K., a 1,000-employee company based in London, has helped large organizations find new growth opportunities. …

Business Strategy

Racial harmony in a Marxist utopia: how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination

Posters from the 1930s designed to attract Africans and African-Americans to the charms of communism highlight a fascinating, almost forgotten history<p>‘Workers from all countries and oppressed colonies raise the banner of Lenin!”; “All hail the world October revolution!” extol the slogans. But what …

Posters

The two most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community.<p>It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit …

Somalia's 13-year-old inventor finds fame

<b>A 13-year-old boy's passion for making electronic toys in Somalia has won him local fame and a free education.</b><p>Guled Adan Abdi, from the northern town of Buhodle, taught himself how to make plastic toys from bits of discarded objects, and then worked out how to motorise them by studying real cars.<p>"I …

Inventions

He vacations in war zones -- Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia | CNN Travel

Somalia

The Innovative Power of Criticism

The business world is awash in ideas for new products, services, and business models. Thanks to powerful ideation approaches such as design thinking and crowdsourcing, it has become incredibly easy and relatively inexpensive for companies to obtain a vast number of novel concepts, from both …

Your Business Plan Could Be Worthless If You're Doing This | Inc.com

If you've worked on a marketing, business, or sales plan, you know that getting information on target markets and trends is critical ... and difficult. Market research is often wrong, and some questions are outright invitations to wrong answers. However, even when you use the market research of …

Media Industry

An Uber for Lawyers? Here's Why It Makes Sense

Since its inception in 2009, Uber's primary opposition has been the law. In municipality after municipality, governments have sought to ban or limit the company from doing business, though many have ultimately relented. Most recently, the California Labor Commissioner's Office ruled that an Uber …

We’re Doomed. Now What?

The time we’ve been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change — the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. The world groans under the weight of …

Why a Mental Universe Is the “Real” Reality

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph Tanzi, PhD<p>Science concerns itself with reality, in the form of “real particles”, “real organisms”, and the “real universe”. The tacit assumption is that science can answer the question of reality itself. If this wasn’t the …

Your New Idea Is Worthless Unless You Know How to Sell It

The talk in your organization focuses relentlessly on generating innovative, disruptive ideas. So why is it that when you throw out a creative idea at a team meeting, you get the death stare instead of a gold star?<p>You perturb your boss; your teammates whisper under their breath; and one says out …

Is this the future of the Internet of Things?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with SAP Community Network.</i><p>Imagine that your home security system lets you know when your kids get home …

Internet of Things

How we sold our startup in 30 days

<i>Editor’s note: All month we are running a content series called “Pivot to Profitability,” that’s focused on what happens if venture capital starts to</i> …

Startups

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to automotive technology, self-driving cars are all the rage. Standard features on many ordinary cars include intelligent cruise …

Autonomous Cars

What does a VC look for in a startup?

The most intriguing question for early-stage entrepreneurs is most often, “What does a VC look for?” Two of the most common responses from VCs are …

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

The weaponization of everything: Globalization’s dark side

<b>By Nader Mousavizadeh</b>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/FilesThe element of surprise in international relations appears more frequent and more ferocious. Are these shocks to be expected from a dangerously fragile …

Geopolitics

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Singularity

Philosophers can’t agree on how much we should help refugees—or even whether we should

Don’t be surprised by political leaders’ indecision over how to help refugees amid the growing crisis in Europe. Even philosophers can’t offer an unanimous answer on the moral response.<p>Here are just a few of the positions–albeit highly simplified—that philosophers have taken on how wealthy …

North Africa

Papers: Discarded Along Europe’s Refugee Trails - Photographs and text by Eugenio Grosso | LensCulture

Your documents don’t determine who you are—but they certainly have a lot to say about where you can go.<p>For example, when you enter a refugee camp, it doesn’t take too much time to understand that the only thing that matters there are your documents. Indeed, your nationality alone can make all the …

Las Vegas

Motorcycle diaries: Why this guy circumnavigated Africa on a 125cc

Cape Town – The biker bug bit Steven Hofmann when he was 23-years-old, studying in Bangkok for a semester.<p>It was during this time that he became …

South Africa