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CBA and EY pilot blockchain-backed, shared smart asset platform

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Ernst & Young (EY) have developed a blockchain-based platform to enable high-value assets to be more easily …

Blockchain

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Kanban Boards: How to Keep Track of Processes and People

Kanban boards can help you juggle everything that's in progress.<p>Episode #518<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>Kanban Boards: How to Keep Track of Processes and …

Project Management

10 Powerful Attributes of Insanely Successful People

Everything they do is possible for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s something about successful people that sets them apart from everyone else: they have learned to draw on their natural abilities, traits and attributes to achieve their dreams.<p>Successful …

Self-improvement

Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert

It’s easy to get discouraged when we’re trying to learn a difficult new subject. But according to the creator of one of the world’s most successful online courses, almost anyone can learn anything—with the right technique.<p>Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, …

Language Learning

Google Helps Its Managers Create a Team Vision With This Simple 5-Step Formula | Inc.com

Back in 2002, Google ran an experiment to see if managers were absolutely necessary. It removed bosses from the equation. As you might imagine, the test didn't go so well. Not only did Google find that managers were critical, but it also identified a list of attributes that made some more effective …

Management

Here's a Genius Trick for Replying to an Email That Makes You Furious

Master this now.<p>Have you ever gotten an email you loathed from the instant it appeared in your inbox? You know the type — a coworker’s excuse for …

TED Talks

The Coming Revolution In Software Development

For decades, software development has been done manually.<p>From punching cards in FORTRAN to writing distributed systems in Go, the discipline has remained fundamentally the same: think deeply about a problem, come up with a clever approach (i.e., algorithm) and give the machine a set of instructions …

Artificial Intelligence

Venture Capital 101: The Ultimate Guide To The Term Sheet

Make sure you get guidance from a legal team that is specialised in commercial and start-up law from the start.

Venture Capital

The Scariest Thing About AI Is the Competitive Disadvantage of Being Slow to Adapt

Artificial intelligence can give you a 360 degree view of customer preferences and needs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“If you don’t have an AI strategy, you are going to die in the world that’s coming.” <i>-- Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay</i><p>Whenever there is talk about …

Artificial Intelligence

The 32 Best Riddles for Kids That Aren’t Too Confusing

What's not too long, but can still take awhile to get to the end? This list.<p>Riddles aren’t just for cave-dwelling creatures and Batman villains, they …

Mathematics

LG’s new neckbuds have a button for Google Assistant and Translate

Ahead of this month’s IFA show in Berlin, LG has announced a pair of neckbud products that come with Google Assistant support. Like LG’s G7 phone, the Tone Platinum SE earbuds have a dedicated button that can be used to invoke the Assistant without the “Okay Google” voice command. The Tone Ultra SE …

Google Assistant

'We thought our bills would be significantly lower': Family disgusted after their solar panel bills increase by 400 per cent thanks to a law change

A semi-retired couple are disgusted after their electricity bills increased by 400 per cent and it is all down to a minor change in the law.<p>Last year …

Solar Panels

How A.I. is exploding the financial services market: World Economic Forum | SPECIAL REPORT

<i>As the World Economic Forum publishes the most extensive and in-depth report yet on artificial intelligence’s transformation of the financial</i> …

Shipt: How this 32-year-old high school dropout built a business that sold to Target for $550 million

So far this summer, same-day delivery service Shipt has been busy.<p>Shipt has been steadily rolling out to massive markets in states like New York, New …

40 Funny Jokes Only Designers Will Understand

<i>Sit down, grab a coffee, and enjoy these 40 Funny Jokes Only Designers Will Understand! Psss, I’m sure other people from this office would like to</i> …

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Lenovo’s new smart display is what Amazon’s should have been

Since the Amazon Echo first became a sleeper hit in 2014, Google has fought its way to 30% of the US smart-speaker market on the strength of its Home and Home Mini. But Amazon continues to lead, last year debuting the Echo Show and Echo Spot, both of which feature display information beyond what …

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

The art of the cold-call

Ringing up a random stranger to ask them about that job or that great idea of yours is a nerve-wracking experience.<p>To steady your shaky nerves, …

Tesla Shines With High Solar Roof Sales in Company's Earnings Call

The product is making waves in the market.<p>The Tesla Solar Roof is flourishing in the sunshine. During the company’s second-quarter earnings call on …

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Top 10 Best Website Trends of 2018

Every year, website design and user interface change slightly; 2018 is no different, with trends emerging in design, typography, and colors. To design a website that can compete with the millions of other similar websites out there, it is important to be aware of the newest styles and most popular …

7 Presentation Ideas That Work for Any Topic

Turn any presentation into a competitive advantage with these scientifically-proven strategies.<p>Give a great presentation and you're more likely to get promoted, sell products, win customers, engage teams, attract investors, and gain visibility.<p>In other words, presentations are important. But how do …

Public Speaking

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

Review: This dirt-cheap bluetooth speaker is loud enough to get you evicted

Another day, another thing to review. This time around, I’m looking at the Raycon Turbo Cannon XL Bluetooth speaker.<p>This device — which is a bit like a boombox for the digital age, promising to annoy anyone in close proximity — is loud as hell, and packs 12W drivers. It also supports a variety of …