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17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

The world’s finances are looking quite frightening right now – here’s how you can understand what’s happening

The curse of the financial news article is the “big number” presented with little or no context.<p>The objective is often less to inform than to …

Big data and creativity: What we can learn from 'House of Cards'

Data and creativity can work really well together. Don’t believe me?<p>On February 1, 2013, a TV series called <i>House of Cards</i> debuted on the video streaming service Netflix. It proved an immediate hit. Two years later, it has a nine out of 10 rating from more than 275,000 reviewers. Those numbers place …

The Data Against Kant

THE history of moral philosophy is a history of disagreement, but on one point there has been virtual unanimity: It would be absurd to suggest that we should do what we couldn’t possibly do.<p>This principle — that “ought” implies “can,” that our moral obligations can’t exceed our abilities — played a …

Liberalism, Liberty, Life and Love

The first interview I ever did on my radio show with Jeffrey Tucker was so compelling and, for want of a better word, important, that he and I immediately decided we would have to do a second, to expand on the themes discussed. I couldn't have expected that the second interview could have been …

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

New York City’s Best Restaurants for Power Lunches

The iconic restaurant that has defined the term power lunch since 1959 is the one and only Four Seasons. Designed by legendary architect Philip …

The Joy of Psyching Myself Out­

IS it possible to think scientifically and creatively at once? Can you be both a psychologist and a writer?<p>When you look at the world as a psychologist, you see it as a set of phenomena that can be subjected to scientific inquiry: identified, tested and either verified or discarded. When you look …

How Entrepreneur Greg Hague Hopes To Change The Way America Sells Homes

Entrepreneur Greg Hague, of Scottsdale, Arizona is a repeat entrepreneur, attorney, law professor, author, and business partner with New York Times best seller Swim With The Sharks author Harvey Mackay. What he’s best known for, however, is his 35-year passion for shaking things up in the …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

Report: Secretive Data Company Palantir Pulls in $880 Million in New Funding

Palantir continues to shovel cash into its coffers.<p>The 11-year-old, secretive, data company has raised an additional $880 million at a $20 billion …

This NYC Skyscraper Design Is Like the Chrysler Building Went to Burning Man and I Love It

The crop of new skyscrapers going up on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan are very tall, whisper thin, and—yawn—rather boring. This idea for a …