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Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

The Hottest American Cities for New Businesses in 2017 | Inc.com

If you want to keep a close eye on the most promising startup hubs in 2017, it wouldn't hurt to look south.<p>That's because the Sun Belt--the region of the U.S. that includes the Southeast and Southwest (though some demographers include the Pacific Northwest as well) and generally stretches from …

Venture Capital

The 10 conflicts to watch in 2017

It is against this backdrop that Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States — unquestionably the most important event of last year and one with far-reaching geopolitical implications for the future. Much has been said about the unknowns of Trump's foreign-policy agenda.<p>But one …

Books to buy for your smart friend

Fill their holiday season with reading material.<p>Need a last-minute gift for your favorite smartypants? These science and sci-fi books should do the trick.

The Life and Death of Wasil, the Taliban-Hunting Child Warrior

When his father was murdered, Wasil Ahmad vowed revenge. He was barely old enough to hoist a rifle, but still he trained to fight the Taliban. Finally, when the insurgents returned, Wasil found his chance. What he did next made him a legend. And then it made him a target.<p>All wars breed heroes, but …

Afghanistan

The 10 Best Business Books of 2016 | Inc.com

Not every business book that thumps onto your desk is a worthwhile read. But just a cursory glance at the year's endless stream of flaps, blurbs, and press releases suggests a few trends in 2016. Among them: fewer leadership titles. More niche or skeptical perspectives on data and technology. An …

Books

A Silicon Valley startup that flips houses just got valued at $1 billion

Opendoor Labs Inc. has joined the "unicorn" club of startups valued at more than $1 billion (£800 million) after its fourth and latest funding round, led by Norwest Venture Partners, Bloomberg reports.<p>The San Francisco startup, founded in 2014, has a simple business model — it buys houses in cash, …

Silicon Valley aims to conquer the energy sector

Smart technologies like big data, blockchain and the "Internet of Things" are likely to play a big role in the new energy landscape. So, will …

4 Mistakes Every Startup Makes

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

First prefab passive house from Ecocor goes into production

The entire process will take 6 to 8 months<p>The last time we checked in with Maine housing startup Ecocor, the company just launched a partnership with Richard Pedranti Architects (RPA) to offer a series of prefab homes built to rigorous Passive House standards for energy efficiency. A few months …

Prefab Homes

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

Plants

The 7 Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I select the best books published over the past 12 month in several categories, culminating in my Best Business Books of the Year, which in 2016 will post on December 16th.<p>Today's column provides the best books for entrepreneurs and people who want to start their own businesses. Just to …

Can an Idea Be Too Simple for Licensing? | Inc.com

I love simple ideas. The first book I wrote about licensing is even entitled <i>One Simple Idea.</i> So when someone asked me if an idea could be <i>too</i> simple for licensing in a comment on my YouTube channel, I had to laugh. I love this question.<p>First, what is licensing? If you have an idea for a new product, …

7 Reasons You Should Never Waste Your Sunday Morning | Inc.com

Ask any early riser why they choose to get up early and they will say, "Because there is nothing like the quiet of the morning."<p>If you are someone with a laundry list of goals and "not enough time," then Sunday mornings should become your best friend. There is something about waking up early on a …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

How Warren Buffett & Elon Musk Both Compete and Contrast on Energy

Two of the world’s best known billionaires, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, have made major bets on the future of energy, and how generating power, and …

US airstrikes allegedly kill at least 73 civilians in northern Syria

US airstrikes on a Syrian village have killed at least 73 civilians, a majority of them women and children, activists say, in the deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants since the start of the bombing campaign against the Islamic State.<p>The bombing was part of a two-month push to seize the town …

Middle East

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

After Canada’s ugly episode of racism in the early 20th century, Vancouverites feel uneasy talking about how this beautiful but unassuming city became one of the world’s least affordable: an unprecedented flood of capital from China<p>“Here’s one,” says Melissa Fong. She’s browsing online real estate …

Housing

When This Startup’s 'Shark Tank' Deal Fell Through, Tinder’s CEO Pounced

Last May, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad was watching <i>Shark Tank</i>, the popular ABC show in which entrepreneurs pitch high-profile investors including Mark …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

How To Make An Ice Cube Into A Battery

A better way to beat the heat<p>It’s summertime. That means beaches, bikinis, and rolling brownouts as power grids groan under the weight of overworked air conditioners.<p>The summer months are the most challenging for grid operators and consumers. Energy-intensive cooling units hoard power during peak …

From SEALs to startups: Special ops drawn to Silicon Valley

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Keith David spent years flying around the globe on covert missions, making life-and-death decisions and overseeing multiple units …

3 Sales Mistakes You Probably Don't Know You're Making

Because most people haven't been taught how to properly do sales, they're probably making one of these mistakes without even knowing it.<p>One of the biggest issues many of my coaching clients face is how to do sales. Whether they are freelance writers or yoga teachers, it seems as though the thought …