Miguel Vivaldi

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8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.<p>Trouble is, you can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues. Doing so is …

Self-improvement

Why Seniors Hate This Medicare Plan "Fix"

Medicare provides a critical healthcare safety net to tens of millions of American seniors, but the program's costs are soaring as more baby boomers sign up and healthcare gets more complex, and that's got Washington, D.C., lawmakers trying to come up with fixes to keep the program on solid …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Study Suggests That Immigrant Doctors Provide Better Care Than U.S. Medical Graduates

During the opening monologue to a <i>Saturday Night Live</i> episode, comedian Louis CK once indicated that he has “mild racism” because of the following thoughts: ”Say I’m in a hospital and the doctor comes in to treat me and the doctor’s from China or India, I’ll think, ‘Well, good, good, good. More of …

Medicine

Trump loses backbone on drug prices. Is there a pill for that?

By Steven Pearlstein<p>Columnist<p>Amid all the kerfuffle in the last week over immigration, the Supreme Court, Iran and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TV ratings, too little attention was paid to an extraordinary meeting at the White House at which President Trump reneged on a campaign promise and sold out …

Pharma

US utilities seek sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump …

Entrepreneur First cofounder: 'We always have problems with teams who are good friends and love going to the pub'

Each year, Entrepreneur First looks to find high-flying individuals that could start and scale a tech business.<p>It then pairs them up with another person on its cohort and asks them to come up with an idea for a new tech startup. Typically, a technically skilled founder will be paired with someone …

Startups

Amazon's massive cloud business failed to live up to expectations for the first time — but investors aren't worried

AWS, in fact, has done so well that it's never missed street estimates since 2015, when Amazon first started breaking out its numbers.<p>But it finally hit the wall in Amazon's most recent quarter. It fell 2% short of the $3.6 billion street estimates, failing to meet Wall Street's lofty expectations …

Markets

Medicare Participants: You Have 10 Days Left to Do This

Every year, Medicare participants have to make decisions about their coverage, and they typically have set time periods during which they can figure out what they'll do for a given year. The regular Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and that gives Medicare participants …

The U.A.E. Sets Its Sights on Biggest Solar Farm Ever

The U.S. solar market has moved away from massive solar farms in recent years, favoring smaller developments that plug into the grid a little more easily. But international markets aren't shying away from giant solar projects, particularly in desert locations.<p>The latest headline-grabbing project is …

Why Immortality Is Overrated

Helen was 82. She'd survived both breast cancer and outlived her husband.<p>One summer day she began bleeding from her colon and was admitted to the hospital. We assumed the worst — another cancer. But after she endured a series of scans and being poked with scopes, we figured out that she had an …

Medicine

6 awesome ways, procrastinating makes you smarter and productive.

Procrastination is a long word with a literal meaning, that is lingering down the things for long.<p>The title is about all good things about …

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 …

Entrepreneurship

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

U.S. patients have lower mortality rates with foreign-trained doctors

(Reuters Health) - U.S. patients may have lower mortality rates if their doctors were trained at foreign medical schools rather than at American universities, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data for more than 1.2 million hospitalizations handled by general internists at U.S. hospitals …

Medicine

University of California

<b>Hundreds of health care workers from UCLA Health as well as students volunteered their time and expertise at the free, three-day Care Harbor health clinic in Los Angeles.</b><p>More than 300 physicians and nurses, dentists from the UCLA School of Dentistry, ophthalmologists from the UCLA Stein Eye …

What Donald Trump's Cabinet Picks Mean for Small Businesses

Initial cabinet appointments offer insights into the changes that may lie ahead for small businesses<p>Donald Trump has set a blistering pace during his first two weeks in office, making good on many of the promises that led to his Electoral College victory in November. Entrepreneurs and business …

Make Money Online: How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Business

Determine Whether You Have a Money-Making Idea Before You Waste Your Time<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>There's a lot of appeal to <b>make money online</b>. Starting …

Small Business

Blockchain, of bitcoin fame, may be solution for safe electronic health records

Which makes you cringe more, the threat of ransomware or the current mess of health records? Blockchain, the same technology that enables hackers to …

How to use your calendar to maximize your effectiveness

This simple practice will help you accomplish your goals.<p>I’ve combined knowledge from several amazing books (<i>The Effective Executive</i>, <i>The 7 Habits of</i> …

Here are the colleges that have produced the most founders of billion-dollar startups

If you want to want to create a billion dollar start-up, consider attending Stanford University.<p>The Stanford, California-based university has educated a whopping 51 individuals who then went on to found startups that became worth at least a billion dollars, according to Sage, an accounting software …

Startups

Jobaline raises $3.5 million to expand hourly jobs platform and grow its team by 25%

Jobaline has secured $3.5 million in new funding to expand its bilingual marketplace for hourly jobs and grow its Kirkland, Wash. team.<p>Returning …

The NYPD is fighting crime with outdated Microsoft Windows phones

Fast forward two years, and that deployment is complete as of this week: All 36,000 NYPD officers are now rocking a Lumia 830 (released 2014) or a Lumia 640 XL (released 2015), running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system (released 2014, since made obsolete by Windows 10 Mobile), reports …

Windows Phone

5 Leadership Skills to Focus on When Developing Your Managers

If you need to fix your leadership problems, focus intently on these five traits first.<p>A dismal reality about the state of the American workforce remains true: According to Gallup, nearly 70 percent of U.S. workers have been either "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" since 2000.<p>So who's to …

Startup investor Scott Belsky shares five big predictions for the future of technology

Allow me to explain, as well as share some implications for each:<p>The concept of actively "posting" or "sharing" will be frowned upon and entirely replaced by a passive stream of your life's experiences, whereabouts, and media consumption. Imagine a 24 hour channel of you that is authentic, aways …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Federal government's Canada.ca project 'off the rails'

The federal government's bid to merge 1,500 departmental and agency websites into a single site, Canada.ca, is a year behind schedule and almost 10 …

6 Podcasts to Make You an Outstanding Entrepreneur in 2017

It's hard enough to be an entrepreneur, but armed with these podcasts you'll have a better chance at winning.<p>Though podcasting has been around for over a decade, 2016 was probably the year of the podcast, with so many great ones hitting high points, with more and more terrific luminaries joining …

New Medicare Regs Will Pay Doctors for Better Care

Doctors have complained for years that they’re not paid adequately for time-consuming work associated with managing care for seriously ill older patients: consulting with other specialists, talking to families and caregivers, interacting with pharmacists and more.<p>That will change on Jan. 1, as a …

The US has issued outlines for connected medical device security

The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommended guidelines for the security of connected medical devices, reports The Verge.<p>The recommendations are meant to provide device manufacturers with a set of practices to ensure that devices remain secure after they are put to use. As all manner …

Cybersecurity