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The Personality Traits of Good Negotiators

Although there are hundreds of books about how to negotiate more effectively, the advice they offer is often difficult to apply, for three reasons. First, there are just too many contextual specificities underpinning each negotiation, such that one size does not fit all. Second, the effectiveness …

Everybody Is Talking About Blockchain, And Here Is Why You Should Care

New technologies with all kinds of interesting names are popping up every day, but few of them are as hyped as the word “blockchain.” This technology has the capability to reinvent the Internet and technology as we know it. From startups disrupting trillion dollar industries, to massive crowd …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Why Amazon Still Acts Like a Startup (Even Though It Makes More Than $100 Billion a Year) | Inc.com

Since the beginning, Jeff Bezos has been reminding his team that at Amazon, it is always Day 1. Every year, he reinforces the company's commitment to this philosophy by republishing the 1997 letter to shareholders in which he mapped out the Day 1 approach.<p>Here's how he described his vision for …

Business Strategy

New Evidence That Small Businesses Are Headed for Trouble

Small businesses are frequently called canaries in the coal mine, forecasting by months or even years things to come in the larger economy.<p>Now, …

Analytics Teams: Own The Business Problem, Not An Infrastructure

To succeed in the future, Analytics teams have to pragmatically support business access to data, even if it's not stored in corporate …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

Drones

China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world’s first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if somewhat difficult to explain — milestone in space and cryptography.<p>Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed Micius after the …

New discoveries about photosynthesis may lead to solar cells of the future - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic …

Microsoft announces Surface as a Service, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for $7 a seat per month

At its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto today, Microsoft made a slew of announcements, including new subscription service offerings for Surface and Windows 10. Of course, the news focuses on giving the company’s partners more options, which, in turn, helps Microsoft’s bottom line. Microsoft …

Windows 10

IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup

IBM Watson IoT and Health groups announce new moves. Google opens a new AI and machine learning research center. Microsoft will soon own a huge big …

Machine Learning

How to Make a Great Pitch for Your Startup

<i>Co-written by Tyrone Howard and Steven Bussard</i><p>Stanford studies on design quality and entrepreneurial risk show that the sweet spot for startups is right in the middle of Market and Technology Risk.<p>This entails:<p>1. Taking new technology and applying it<p>2. Meeting needs that have already been …

The Downside of Merging Doctors and Hospitals

Considering how much we already pay for health care, you have to wonder why doctors, hospitals and insurance providers so often fail to coordinate their patients’ care.<p>Your primary care doctor, the hospital you visit and the various specialists you are sent to are typically part of different …

Health Care

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

The need for a sustainable energy supply is now a hot topic. Companies are investing in it, and scientists around the globe are looking for …

5 Affordable Online Marketing Strategies for the Startup With a Limited Budget

<i>Startups don't have much money to work with, but that doesn't mean you can't run a successful marketing campaign.</i><p>Every business goes through a startup phase, where customers are sparse, revenue is light, and you aren't 100 percent sure what you're doing (even if you're a seasoned entrepreneur). In …

Warren Buffett’s words of wisdom for small businesses

What’s the key to small business success? Writing motivational sayings on your mirror and eradicating all cubicles.<p>That was some of the advice given …

The entire US healthcare system is taking advantage of you. Here's how it happens

But Sarah Kliff, writing for Vox, identifies a third way the American health care system exploits and mistreats patients: by taking advantage of their time.<p>Physicians, specialists, clinics, pharmacists, and hospitals in the US all tend to function independently of one another. In part because of …

The three big reasons Windows 10 tablets don't cut it

Microsoft needs to fix battery life, screen and app issues if Windows 10 tablets are to compete with Android or the iPad<p>If you’re after a tablet in 2016, broadly speaking you have three choices: Android, Apple’s iPad or Microsoft’s Windows 10 tablets.<p>While the first two are mobile born and bred, …

Apps

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016

While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the …

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Gigafactory Grand Opening Is This Summer

On Thursday, <b>Tesla Motors</b> notified winners of its Model S referral contest that it would be holding a grand opening event for its currently under-construction Gigafactory on July 29. The factory, which is purposed to produce more lithium-ion batteries in one factory than were produced in the entire …

Tesla

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Inside A $10 Million Restaurant Failure

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Failure</b><p>Dinner Lab’s idea was to take promising No. 2 or No. 3 chefs and give them the opportunity to create their own menus in pop-up restaurants: “In New York City we hosted an event in a church where we used a propane burner. A neighbor thought the building …

Entrepreneurship

I Quit My Job When Apple and Google Helped Me Start an Online Business

Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland.<p>I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.<p>My job involved working …

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve …

Product Management

Do Millennial Entrepreneurs Need A College Education?

Do millennial entrepreneurs need to attend college to succeed? Given the stellar startup careers of non-college graduates like Zuckerberg, Ellison, Disney, Gates, Jobs, Branson and Dell, the answer to this question might surprise you.<p>In sports, outliers generate headlines. Basketball stars LeBrone …

Storing The Sun’s Energy Just Got A Whole Lot Cheaper

With prices dropping rapidly for both renewables and battery storage, the economics of decarbonizing the grid are changing faster than most …

Nasdaq Explores How Blockchain Could Fuel Solar Energy Market

During a demonstration at Nasdaq's global headquarters today, the stock exchange operator unveiled a service that lets solar power generators sell …

This little solar gadget uses evaporative cooling to cut AC costs up to 30%

<b>By adapting a proven technology used in commercial AC units to home central air conditioners, Mistbox increases the efficiency of the units, saving</b> …

Clean Energy

Tesla throws cold water on its own hype by admitting huge risks in building the Model 3

Here's a dose of reality about<p>Tesla's heavily hyped mass-market Model 3 electric car: The company hasn't yet finalized the design for the Model 3, hasn't selected its parts suppliers, isn't sure it can produce and deliver the car in volume and on time, and still needs to do "extensive testing" to …

And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is… Beam

The competition has been incredibly fierce, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, there were 22 startups.<p>We hand-picked all these great companies from the wild world of startup land so they could compete in our highly competitive startup competition — the Startup Battlefield. They all …