Mark Walker

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Could Feeding Seaweed to Cows Help Save the Climate?

Cattle were first domesticated from wild aurochs about 10,000 years ago, as a portable source of wealth for our ancestors, and have proliferated …

Google employees confess all the things they hated most about working at Google

It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being constantly updated by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

Employment

‘The Big Short’ author Michael Lewis says this is where you should put your money

Michael Lewis understandably has some strong feelings about Wall Street. But the best-selling author of the books “Liar’s Poker,” “Flash Boys,” …

Donald Trump

Here's Why Robot Labor Is Best For Everyone

Every day brings a new warning: robots are coming to take our jobs. Soon we’ll all be unemployed… and unable to buy what the robots produce.<p>What good are robots if all they do is make stuff we can’t afford? I don’t know. But there’s no doubt automation will replace some human workers—even (gasp!) …

Buenos Aires

How to make feminism great again

<b>Each week,</b> <b>In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about elitism in feminism. Need a primer? Catch up here.</b><p><i>Christina Hoff Sommers</i> <i>is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She hosts the video blog</i> <i>The Factual</i> …

Feminism

38 enterprise startups that will boom in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on enterprise …

Venture Capital

A top VC firm just put together a striking presentation on what it was like for startups in 2016

Given all of the fear and loathing startups were feeling in 2015, top venture capital firm, First Round, did another poll of its network of more than 700 founders and CEOs to see what it's like to have a startup in 2016. Times have certainly changed, and we've published with First Round's …

Venture Capital

Just apples in the produce aisle, lots of potholes and government snooping. My Cuba sojourn

Exactly a year ago I travelled to Havana to visit a Cuban friend. I arrived with the usual tourist expectations: Wonderful weather, beautiful people, dazzling American automobiles circa 1955 and, most of all, a society, long dominated by an oppressive communist regime, now opening to the …

Nanoengineers Produce A Battery Alternative That Charges A Cell Phone In Seconds

The list of things with lithium-ion batteries just keeps growing. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, game controllers, cordless power tools, grooming products, digital cameras, camcorders, e-cigarettes, cars and more all rely on lithium-ion batteries. It’s great to have this stuff but keeping …

Clean Energy

Electric yachts – the future is here

Can you run your yacht, including her motor, entirely from renewables? <i>Jake Kavanagh</i> finds boat owners who are doing just thatThe 38ft French yacht …

Sailing

A longtime VC on the virtues of not swinging for the fences

There’s a winner-take-all mentality in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it has distorted the thinking of countless entrepreneurs who’d likely be better off running smaller companies — and giving up less ownership to investors in the process. While funding announcements are widely celebrated as …

6 Animation Libraries to Save Time and WOW Clients

JavaScript and CSS libraries help web designers and developers be better at their jobs, while alleviating common pain points encountered when …

Web Design

Who Says a Jet Can't Be Cheap?

Taped to the wall of Gerry Merrill's office in Phoenix, Arizona, is a three-view engineering blueprint of a sleek, two-seat personal jet. Finely …

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Why The Teacher Of The Future Will Be Neither Man Nor Machine

It’s a classic human v. machine scenario: as AI gets better at teaching and providing educational assistance, the question inevitably turns to whether and when human teachers will be replaced by computers.<p>Students across the U.S. are currently enrolled in online schools that provide the benefits of …

Pedagogy

This simple chart can show you how close you are to early retirement

To some, early retirement is a holy grail. More and more people are going to great lengths to achieve financial freedom in their 30s, sharing their tips, spreadsheets, and saving strategies along the way.<p>The financial website Four Pillar Freedom has added another nifty tool to the cache: an …

How Obamacare Could Have Saved The Economy

Some people say Obamacare was designed to fail, a clever attempt to pull us toward socialized healthcare.<p>I don’t know if that’s true. But it’s a fact that Obamacare is failing.<p>The so-called reform never worked very well because it didn’t reduce the underlying cost pressures. Now it’s falling …

Health Care

27 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Al Gore

Whale vomit find could net fishermen $3 million

Ambergris, a waxy substance generated by sperm whales, is considered 'floating gold.'<p>Three fisherman from Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, …

2016 Election exit polls: How the vote has shifted

Polling

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The one thing CEO parents never hear | Inc.com

A few months ago, I spent a rare week alone with only my family. And I mean desolation, Cape Fear, "no one else is on this lake," alone. We rented a house boat, later christened "The Prison Barge." No one on or off. Our only human contact came from the guy who brought a replacement propane tank for …

Audio Mixing

How To Generate $112K Of Retirement Income From A $500K Portfolio

Today I’m going to show you an easy way to use the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats—companies that have hiked their dividends for 25 straight years or more—to build a durable income stream you can retire on.<p>But before I do, there’s something I need to tell you about these 50 companies, which are …

Investing

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Startups

To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

Abolishing debt-based currency isn’t a new idea, but it could hold the secret to ending our economies’ environmentally damaging addiction to growth<p>When it comes to global warming, we know that the real problem is not just fossil fuels – it is the logic of endless growth that is built into our …

Great Depression

The Science Behind Why Millennials Don't Vote

Here’s the embarrassing truth: I’m 25 and have never voted.<p>For the 2008 election, I was tie dying in high school (and also ineligible). For 2012’s, I was writing fiction in college. I looked at my first blue book two weeks ago. I think I’ll vote this election, but giving up part of my November 8th …

Demographics

Regardless of what you think about GMOs, they have clear benefits to American farmers

The article concludes that GMO seeds are no better at either than any other form of breeding. As you can imagine, a page one story in the nation's biggest newspaper with such a strong assertion has opened another front in the GMO wars — and as someone who has been reporting from the frontlines of …