Michał Szydło

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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Looking for holiday inspiration for 2018? These free smartphone apps mean you can carry insider travel tips for hundreds of destinations in your pocket<p>Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can …

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

Your Brain Has 2 Ways of Finding Answers. Which Is Best?

Fascinating study compares flashes of insight with careful analysis.<p>Think about the last time you solved a business problem, such as coming up with a new product idea, formulating a new marketing plan, or deciding which job candidate to hire. How did you do it. Did you sit down with the facts and …

Northwestern University

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video

Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It scrapes the web for pictures of faces, and then it morphs their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Its results aren’t perfect, but they’re created completely automatically, and it’s just a small hint of …

Artificial Intelligence

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone

The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.<p>The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at …

The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions

Irrationality may be a consequence of the brain’s ravenous energy needs. Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, …

Humanity

From Arguing With Your Boss To How GE Hires: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may help you disagree more constructively with your manager and write better networking emails.<p>This week we learned what to write in emails to networking contacts so they won’t ignore you, why GE is rethinking which kinds of job candidates it considers “qualified,” and why …

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

Technophobes can relax – there’s no such thing as the fourth industrial revolution

The theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum (“WEF”) in Davos was the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Professor Klaus Schwab, WEF’s founder, has even …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

LIVING ROBOT with 'HUMAN BRAIN' close to creation as super AI computer around the corner

Engineers at the University of Massachusetts are developing microprocessors which mimic biological synapses - the nerve cells which pass messages …

Is there a Stranger Thing than Your Brain on Virtual Reality?

November 25, 2016If you are UX designer and have not yet taken a Saturday to binge watch Netflix’s latest series, <i>Stranger Things</i>, it is highly …

Web Design

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Changing Our DNA through Mind Control?

A study finds meditating cancer patients are able to affect the makeup of their DNA. “I think, therefore I am” is perhaps the most familiar one-liner …

Mindfulness

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem

Asia

4 Ways to Differentiate Yourself and Your Brand

Tired of being overlooked by your competitors? Try leading with a content first approach.<p>Marketers nowadays lead with a content first approach. In fact, content is the core of most of the best brands' strategies. Technology has enabled companies of all sizes to leverage content as a means for …

Five years of your life on email? Time to try some inbox management

Those who check their email frequently are less happy than those who do it two or three times a day. You can learn to change your behaviour<p>Forty-seven thousand hours: that’s how much time you could potentially waste on email over the course of your working life, according to a recent Washington …

5 Incredibly Effective Digital Marketing Strategies That Most Marketers Are Too Afraid To Try

What are you doing to embrace and tackle marketing industry changes? Are you afraid to try new things? Or are you fearless?<p>One of the reasons I am so passionate about the marketing industry is the anticipation of changes, and ability to experiment with new marketing tactics and efforts.<p>Taking …

Marketing

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Happiness

5 Daily Habits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame …

Entrepreneurship

This Online Education Firm Is Offering an Artificial Intelligence Training Program

Artificial intelligence, the machine learning technology that allows “smart” machines to take over human tasks like driving cars or ordering pizza, …

These Creative Interview Questions Can Reveal The Ideal Job Candidates

Forget asking what kind of animal they’d be. Here’s how to use creative techniques to find the best talent.<p>We’ve all heard the weird questions that some hiring managers like to use in interviews.<p>A recent Accountemps survey found a that offbeat questions are still alive and well. Some notable …

Here’s the Best Way to Sharpen Your Images: Use This Free Photoshop Action Download (VIDEO)

Sharpening your photographs can be a dicey proposition: We all want crisp images, but if you’re not careful when using Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask tool …

Tutorials

Things you can do as a manager to avoid conflicts at work

Workplace conflicts can slow down your progress. Whether you are a team member or the leader of the herd i.e. the manager, you need to find out some …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Happiness

10 top UI trends for 2017

<i>At</i> <i>Generate San Francisco</i> <i>on 9 June, Aaron Gustafson will demonstrate how interfaces can smartly morph to meet their users’ needs — slow connections,</i> …

UI Design