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After nine years of research, Numenta finally has apps that mimic the way the brain works (interview)

Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky started Numenta nine years ago to create software that was modeled after the way the human brain processes information. It has taken longer than expected, but the Redwood City, Calif.-based startup recently held an open house to show how much progress it has …

5 Signs You Have a Shame Culture at Your Startup

In researcher Brené Brown’s book <i>Daring Greatly</i>, she takes a chapter to explain how shame is holding us back. She tells the story of a woman whose …

5 Things Really Successful Learners Always Do | Inc.com

Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people seem to learn easier and faster than others. These smart people often show creativity and innovation, and quickly …

Self-improvement

Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus Hot Searches for any country, or …

7 Ways To Build Your Courage Against Impossible Odds

Conquering fear is about self-awareness, wisdom, and understanding your strengths–often in the face of adversity. Luckily these are personality traits that you can practice.<p>Fear has a place in our emotional life, and it shows up daily. Everything causes it: finding new work, dealing with financial …

This Site Predicts Your Success on Kickstarter

Millions of people donated to Kickstarter in 2013. In total, three million donors gave $480 million to 19,000 projects that were successfully funded, …

Write Code Every Day

Last fall, work on my coding side projects came to a head: I wasn’t making adequate progress and I couldn’t find a way to get more done without …

Hobbies

Ivan Misner: 'Work-Life Balance Is a Sham' | Inc.com

If you haven't eaten dinner with your family in the past week, haven't taken a day off in over a year, and feel like you still don't have enough time to finish your work, you're doing something wrong.<p>Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of global networking organization BNI, knows how unbalanced life …

Work-life Balance

5 Ways To Emulate Flappy Bird’s Success–And Avoid Its Failure

Some obsessions aren’t all bad. Here’s what managers can learn from the brief life of one highly addictive game.<p>When Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen launched Flappy Bird, and then abruptly pulled it from online marketplaces, he created quite a stir among game aficionados. The addictive little game …

Sales Tips: How to Get Good at Selling Even If You Hate It | Inc.com

If there's any belief that guarantees failure it's "I hate selling." Nobody ever gets good at something that they hate, and if you can't sell your ideas, yourself, and your products, you'll fail in business. It's as simple as that.<p>The problem with the "I hate selling" belief is that it confuses the …

Selling

Improve Your Networking Game With a 'People Plan' | Inc.com

To be successful in your chosen field you need to think about what you want to achieve and pinpoint who can help you achieve your goal, entrepreneur and author Keith Ferrazzi says.<p>Ferrazzi, the founder of strategic consulting firm Ferrazzi Greenlight and bestselling author of <i>Who's Got Your Back?</i>, …

Networking

How To Reinvent Yourself with An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Like it or not the modern world forces us to constantly reinvent ourselves. And the reinvention process requires an entrepreneurial mindset.<p>Somewhere along the way, people became convinced that stasis is safer than movement. Consistency feels comfortable; volatility is frightening. Consciously or …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone | Inc.com

Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.<p>I know this from experience. When I first got involved in the American Society of Journalists and Authors, I quickly learned a few things about freelance writers. They're (mostly) …

Body Language

How to Avoid a “Strategy Fail”

Just because you have a plan doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. In fact, there are a lot of ways they might. Here’s a run down on what they are and how to avoid them.<p>You’ve done what you are supposed to do–you have a plan in place and you are ready to follow through. What could go …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Strategically | Inc.com

What leadership skill do your employees, colleagues, and peers view as the most important for you to have? According Robert Kabacoff, the vice president of research at Management Research Group, a company that creates business assessment tools<b>,</b> it's the ability to plan strategically.<p>He has research …

Management

The Introvert's Survival Guide to Networking | Inc.com

I am an introvert. My consulting business blooms or withers largely on the basis of my networking prowess. Fifteen years ago, this painful dichotomy kept me up at night.<p>I signed up for a networking event in Washington, D.C., and the anticipation proved nearly as damaging as the networking itself: …

Networking

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance | Inc.com

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend …

Self-improvement

7 Predictions For The Future Of Work

We might not have holographic conference calls or teleporting commutes (yet), but corporate anthropology can give us a realistic glimpse of our futures in the workplace.<p>Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated.<p>Gone are the days when decisions were made from the top …

How CodePath Trains Developers To Build In A Mobile World

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Late in 2013, I stumbled upon two bootstrapped entrepreneurs with deep backgrounds in mobile development — Timothy Lee and Nathan …

DARPA publishes all its open source code in one place

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, sponsors a lot of technology through grants to universities and private labs, with projects running the gamut from robots to electroencephalography caps, to software and new programming languages. A lot of that knowledge is open source, but …

When Are Your “High-Earning Years”? A Guide to How Much You Should Be Making

As you reach life’s milestones, the same goals you set in your 20s won’t apply in your 50s. How will your arcs change–and how can you adapt?<p>When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions–and raises–right?<p>As it turns out, your …

Why People Don’t Buy Products–They Buy Better Versions Of Themselves

Examining some of the best–and most human–marketing strategies and products, that make you think about, well, you.<p>There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head a little. MP3 players had been …

In a Negotiation, Leaders Make the First Move | Inc.com

I just came out of a meeting where I needed to negotiate a grant contract and once again I forgot one lesson that should have sunk in after all these years of writing about leadership and negotiations: Leaders make the first move.<p>When we negotiate we inevitably ask, “Who’s going to make the first …

Employment

The 7 Best Tech Companies to Work For

Tech and social media are booming, and it seems every company these days is offering a position for someone to handle its social accounts and …

3 Tips That Will Make You a Better Negotiator | Inc.com

"Most people think that a 'win-win' happy ending should be the ultimate goal in any negotiation," writes Lewis Schiff in his forthcoming book, <i>Business Brilliant</i>.<p>The book draws from his research on high net-worth creators and how their behaviors and attitudes differ from middle-class norms. Schiff, …

University of Pennsylvania

3 Signs You're Too Busy to Be Brilliant | Inc.com

The last five years have produced an increasingly fevered body of business-speak that has achieved almost cult-like status. Expressed variously as 'always be shipping', or 'fail fast', the people who promote this approach would have us believe that leadership--indeed, the very act of creation--is …

Mad Men

Reading This May Be Your Only Non-Sales Activity Today

Daniel H. Pink talks with Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan about his latest book, To Sell Is Human, and the ubiquity of sales today.<p><i>Even if you've never operated a cash register or made a cold call, you probably spend much of your time persuading or influencing others to take an action or make</i> …

Selling

3 Ways Big Data Changed Google's Hiring Process

<i>“How many gas stations are there in Manhattan?”</i> Recently, Google realized that asking job candidates this sort of question did little to predict employee performance. This has made HR managers sit up and take notice.<p>Here are three ways to use this research in your business…<p>Google is, after all, the …

Titanic: Getting Started With R - Part 5: Random Forests

Seems fitting to start with a definition,<p>en-sem-ble<p>A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially:<p>A …