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Opinion: This investor rivals Warren Buffett — and you probably haven’t heard of him

Geico is probably the best investment Warren Buffett ever made. Much is due to the terrific performance of the insurer’s underwriters. But what …

Investing

The Best Hire You'll Ever Make? The CEO of Absolut Says Look For "Diagonal Thinkers"

You should hire more "diagonal thinkers."<p>Hiring the right talent for your organization is not an easy task.<p>It's a challenge every founder and CEO struggles with--because finding the right people takes more than just reading through a handful of resumes and cover letters. This is a topic I speak on …

Leadership

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

North Pole

The 36-year-old who made $80m in three months with online flea market

"It was a social experiment," said Mitsumoto, who started selling goods on the web in 1996. He later launched Stores.jp, Japan's version of Shopify, …

Flea Markets

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA

Want to learn about digital marketing? Monetizing your content? Scaling your startup? There's a podcast for that.<p>I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising …

Entrepreneurship

How Apple’s next MacBook Pro could be the most flexible laptop ever

Apple has been tipped to be speaking with Foxconn startup Sonder, a company which creates some of the strangest keyboards in the world. The keyboards …

Apple

This Startup Just Raised Funding to Coat Crops

Is the answer to feeding 9 billion people by 2050 to coat our crops?<p>That’s the new idea by a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup called Crop Enhancement. …

Waste Shark Is A Garbage Collecting Sea Drone

The 'Wall-E' of Water<p>The ocean collects garbage. Not in any discerning, connoisseurial way--no, the ocean collects garbage with the enthusiasm of a hoarder, taking all trash put into it and holding on to it forever. To clean up a small part of this trash, Richard Hardiman of RanMarine us using …

Drones

Introducing the Open Innovation Toolkit

Innovation is part of our DNA at Mozilla. It’s not just about making products that support the open web, but how we make those products — with a …

3tags.org is coming soon

IT'S A JUNGLE IN THERE: this model and startup founder keeps 500 plants in her New York City apartment

The author, founder of two companies, and model for brands like Aveeno lives in a loft in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood and has created a space that she says reflects her lifestyle: sustainable, eco-friendly and rooted — so to speak — in the surrounding community.<p>Oakes' home is currently …

Forget contactless cards. You will soon be able to pay with your veins

The death of the plastic credit card could be a step closer as high street names including McDonald's and the Co-op prepare to test a breakthrough finger-scanning payment technology.<p>FingoPay, developed by British start-up Sthaler, uses a biometric reader to scan the veins of a shopper’s finger, …

A refugee who was swimming for her life to escape Syria one year ago is now swimming in the Olympics

The 18-year-old is one of ten athletes competing for the Refugee Olympic Athletes in three sports.<p>Below, read about Mardini's tenacious and heroic journey, via Alexander Hassenstein of Getty.

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

A former pro racer has built the drone of his dreams<p>George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently …

Tiny written letters that teach the biggest life lessons (20 Photos)

How one founder's $5 million risk paid off

And that’s precisely what Nathan did with both of his key leaders. Listening to their conversations is a master class on the importance of getting buy in… simply by asking and listening.<p>Should we do it?<br>• Does it feel like a good idea?<br>• What’s your perspective on the customers?<br>• How will this affect the …

How 8 regular people earned $1 million

The World Wealth Report 2015 has determined that a "strong economic and equity market performance helped create nearly a million (920,000) new millionaires globally in 2014."<p>That trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable future, but do you, the average person reading this post, have a chance …

The creator of MySpace now travels the world taking insane photographs

The founder of MySpace was assigned as the first friend of everyone joining the social network — connecting him to millions of people around the globe.<p>The glory days of MySpace are now long gone, and Tom is no longer involved with the site. But he keeps himself busy.<p>Along with co-founder Chris …

Delicately Hand-Cut Designs Emerge From A Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Suzy Taylor is able to create one-of-a-kind works of art from a single piece of paper. The paper artist meticulously cuts original designs by hand that primarily revolve around her love of folk art and floral themes. During her cutting process, she utilizes only a single sheet of paper and a …

14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.<p>It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Want to Be Successful? Quit Searching for Answers.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you give me to the end of the paragraph, I’ll tell you the secret to success. Ready? Are you sure? OK, good. Here you go: Quit reading. There’s no such thing.<p>Think I’m kidding? No way. I’m totally serious. In fact, if I could …

User Generated Content

Fermilab's giant magnet begins its journey into the quantum badlands

Two years ago, a huge magnet made its way from Brookhaven, New York to Fermilab, Illinois, via Florida and the Mississippi. And that’s not the strangest thing about it.<p>Infinitesimally small particles, such as the electrons in our wires and the muons that bombard us from space, are tiny magnets. …

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

The algorithm that can learn to copy ANY artist: Neural network can recreate your snaps in the style of Van Gogh or Picasso

• <b>Researchers trained their neural network to be able to work out what makes each artists style unique</b>• <b><br>They were able to feed each virtual 'artist' the</b> …

How Google killed my startup

It was supposed to be so different.<p>Our startup had everything going for it. We were in a space seeing massive growth. A company with a similar model had just sold for $1.5-billion. We had our investors lined up.<p>And then, the Boss Fight happened.<p>In nearly every video game, there is a final level …

Humans have already used up 2015's supply of Earth's resources – analysis

Climate change,Natural resources and development,Environment,Global climate talks,Global development,UK news,World news,Deforestation,Greenhouse gas emissions<p>Earth ‘overshoot day’ – the day each year when our demands on the planet outstrip its ability to regenerate – comes six days earlier than …

Ghostly Particles Detected Beneath Earth

Using giant vats of organic liquid buried under a mountain in Italy, scientists have shed new light on the origins of ghostly particles known as …

Earth Science