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Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Startups

How To Work Much Faster

Working quickly is one of the most important characteristics of the high performing business person.<p>You can be highly intelligent, motivated and experienced, but if your output is slow then you’ll never reach your potential.<p>Speedy working is a craft well worth learning, but few executives spend any …

VCs gave Zenefits $66.5M — because even they don't want to deal with HR paperwork

As we’ve said before, HR may not be super sexy, but it sure is catching investors’ eyes.<p>Today, payroll and benefits software company Zenefits announced that it has raised $66.5 million as a second round of institutional funding. This round is coming in only a few months after its first round in …

New pill helps leukemia patients live longer

Leukemia

House flipping becomes more profitable

If you’ve been dreaming of fixing up a home and unloading it for a tidy profit, now may be the time to do it.<p>In the first three months of this year, …

Real Estate

Marketing Genius Tan Passakornnatee Lists Ichitan Tea Drinks in Thailand

Ichitan, the bottled tea company started by the flamboyant Tan Passakornnatee, began trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on Monday, April 21. Priced at Bt 13 during the April 8-11 IPO, the stock [ICHI:TH] quickly hit Bt 16.5 baht on Monday and closed on Friday at Bt 17.9.<p>The listing, of …