Sean Prislinger

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Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

Latin America

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reflects On A Polarizing Term One Month Out

“It’s hard not to have a big year at the Supreme Court,” she said.<p>WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflected on a polarizing term that featured major decisions on marriage equality, health care and housing discrimination on Wednesday evening in a conversation with Duke Law …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

TransAlta timed power outages to hike prices, commission says

TransAlta Corp. deliberately timed outages at power plants in Alberta at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices, the province's utilities commission said in a ruling Monday.<p>The Alberta Utilities Commission conducted hearings after the province's market surveillance administrator alleged …

Renewable Energy

7 Reasons People Who Travel Are More Likely To Be Successful

<i>By Aly Walansky</i><p>We all want to be successful, and some of us will be, while others won't. There's a lot of debate about what creates the road to success.<p>It's perseverance, working hard, and being focused and motivated, no doubt. But can success come from knowing when to walk away and take a …

The Real Secret to Success Isn't Really a Secret

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over my career, I have observed people with different personalities, backgrounds, and behavioral styles achieve success in life. Many times I wondered if there was a reoccurring theme running through their success stories that would …

End of Commodities Supercycle? (Energy Subset)

About a decade ago, Goldman Sachs’ Arjun Murti suggested an oil “superspike” might send prices to $105 a barrel. There were two primary reactions to this analysis, first, that Goldman was just marketing its commodity indices, and second, that he/they were crazy. The former view probably continues …

Oil

FreeWire Goes After Diesel Generator Market With Mobile Batteries

They are the noisiest, most annoying things about shooting a film on location.<p>No, not the actors. The diesel generators.<p>FreeWire, a startup out of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has created a set of portable lithium ion battery packs that effectively replace diesel generators as a source of …

Clean Energy

IBM Research: Crazy Science: Easing the Strain on the Energy Grid with Desiccant Packs

A thermally powered adsorption heat pump works in a similar way – the major difference being that, in place of a compressor, it has an adsorption …