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Public Access to Startup Investments

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.<p>In the past, crowdfunding has …

Startups

Why Taylor Swift May Be Your Next Business Mentor

One of the most savvy and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs I’ve ever come across is also one of the most atypical for someone like me: Taylor Swift. Business leaders don’t usually look to starlets for lessons on entrepreneurship. However, over the years, Swift has demonstrated a deep …

History's great thinkers tell you how to get happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bring us down.<p>Even if "getting happy" is something we actively pursue as a goal, it can be a struggle to find happiness and hold onto it. Those unhappy …

Why You Should Forget Work-Life Balance

Even if you achieve the elusive work-life balance, maintaining it is precarious (and isn’t what matters anyway).<p>Even as we work longer days that bleed into our off-hours (reading work emails half-awake in our beds first thing in the morning), the idea of achieving the ideal of work-life balance …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

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No Moore’s Law: the technology of the future will come from open innovation

Real economic growth depends on real innovation - and technology will play a key role, says Professor Eugene A. Fitzgerald<p>As consumers we are told that we live in a world of innovation. New technology is released everyday, the next generation iPhone is always just around the corner and each new …

The Entrepreneurial Undergrad 3 -- The "So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur" Essentials List

Dedicated to the notion that knowledge often comes when you’re studying something else, I offer up the following pre-enterpreneur (incidentally also the pre Columbia University Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology course) reading (or listening or watching) list.<p>Joe Hyams: Zen in the Martial Arts. …