Mark Smith

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Never Heard of a DAO? Here's Why It's Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation

Almost any businessperson on board with blockchain will promote the value of decentralization, and DAOs fit the mold.<p>You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous …

Blockchain

A biotech CEO who sold his last company for $14 billion explains what it takes to build a company

Now the CEO of Axovant, a company that has a shot to launch the first new Alzheimer's drug in 15 years, Hung had previously founded Medivation, a cancer drugmaker that Pfizer bought for $14 billion in August 2016.<p>Since Hung joined Axovant in April, the company's doubled in size from 55 employees to …

AI recycle bins could know what you’re throwing away

Is that coffee cup recyclable or compostable? It can be tough to tell, for sure, but a new recycling system from Cambridge Consultants aims to help using image recognition and machine learning. With low recycle rates in the US and UK, possibly due to consumer confusion over what's possible to …

Thorium salt reactor experiments resume after 40 years

In a world marked by strong political pressure to create a carbon-neutral economy, nuclear energy seems like an ideal alternative. Despite their …

This Entrepreneur Lost $150M. Here's What He Learned About Life, Happiness, and Success | Inc.com

Most of us would rather avoid losing something than gaining it.<p>Psychologists call this loss aversion, and studies show that losses are twice as powerful. We face more pain at the thought of losing $150 than gaining $150, right? Now imagine multiplying this loss by 1,000,000.<p>What was your first …

Business Strategy

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

This Ridiculous Job Interview Question Always Catches People Off Guard (That's Why It's Genius) | Inc.com

Job interviews have always been tough, and not just for the job seeker. Countless books, guides, seminars, and business articles have been produced to help us interviewers conduct the right interview to find the right candidate.<p>There is nothing that propels a business forward more than nailing an …

Employment

Valero Energy: 10 Minutes Is All You Need To Analyze A Stock's Financials

I am a value investor and a dividend growth investor. I love to build my passive income through increasing dividend payments from high-quality stocks …

Investing

7 Things Successful Leaders Do to Stay Sharp | Inc.com

Leaders tend to be creatures of habit --a valuable trait when running a business since consistency produces results. But, like everything, it requires balance.<p>Some of the most successful leaders of our time are so because they've found a happy medium between work and self-fulfilling rituals. …

Trail Running

Google Wifi is now the best-selling mesh wireless system on Amazon

If you’re in the market for a product that will give your home wireless network a serious boost, mesh Wi-Fi systems are definitely the way to go. …

Wi-Fi

Demystifying the PageRank Algorithm

PageRank is arguably the most widely-utilized and influential algorithm in our modern day - chances are you use it tens of times every single day. In …

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders …

8 subtle signs an employee is exceptional

We can all spot a great employee: She's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader and a great follower.<p>She brings a wide variety of easily defined — but hard to find — skills to the table.<p>Some employees, though, are exceptional. They have skills and qualities that aren't evaluated on …

The One Simple Quote That Has Driven This Serial Entrepreneur to Succeed

The author of 'Think and Grow Rich' and the inventor of the infomercial have this strategy in common.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever read Napoleon Hill’s famous <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, then you’re familiar with the concept of …

Hiring Tip: Ask About the Candidate, Don't Talk About the Position

If someone applies to work for you, you don't have to try to sell them in the interview.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the COO and a co-founder of After School, a large part of my job is making hiring decisions. It’s one of many responsibilities, but there’s nothing …

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

Small Business

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

Why Everyone At Your Company Should Have This Simple Job Description

For leaders of entrepreneurial organizations, nothing is more important or challenging than building the right team.<p>Startups and small businesses are dynamic environments that require people to think on their feet, identify challenges, and take unilateral action on a regular basis.<p>That’s why we’ve …

Leadership

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon - Here’s How

At <b>Etsy</b>, COO <b>Linda Kozlowski</b> spearheaded international expansion, unified and started growing its marketing plans, began redefining the company’s …

Leadership

10 Underrated Psychological Thrillers You Can Stream Now

<i>Is there any more terrifying terrain than the human mind?</i> That’s the sensibility that dominates the psychological thriller genre, and quite …

Four Questions To Turn Everyone In Your Company Into A Futurist

Keep asking the right questions, and you’ll be wrong about the future less often than your competitors.<p>Remember what 1997 was like? How well?<p>It was Amazon’s first full fiscal year. Microsoft’s Windows 97 operating system wasn’t there quite yet, and it soon became Windows 98. The internet bubble was …

13 Killer At-Home Workouts To Help You Avoid The Crowds At The Gym

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

7 Albums Every Man Should Own On Vinyl

We generally try to steer clear of alarmism. The Internet has enough of that. But we’re going to make an exception right now and drop some …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights

Tricks for finding the best price on long-haul flights – and how to use the opposite strategy for short-haul budget carriers<p>Book early for the best deals, say travel agents; January and February are the busiest months for tour operators as families book for the summer. But research has found that …

Long Haul

Magical Marble Sorting Machine

Introduction: Magical Marble Sorting Machine<p>Second Prize in the<br>Arduino Contest 2016<p>View Contest<p>Did you ever want to sort marbles?<p>Then you could build …

A top futurist predicts driverless cars will kill at least 128 different types of jobs

Frey is the founding executive director of the DaVinci Institute think tank and its senior futurist. It's basically his job to envision how today's technology will evolve, and to imagine the impacts it might have on society.<p>One of Frey's more sweeping predictions: Over the next couple decades, …

33 Foods You Should Eat Instead Of Popping a Multivitamin

Because those gummy vitamins are really just an excuse to eat candy.<p>Here's a list of some of the most common vitamins and minerals you might typically get from a multivitamin — but instead, we included a few options for getting them in food form. Eat up!

Nutrition