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Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …


深度长文:剖析有史以来最成功的 28 笔 VC 投资

编者按:CB Insights对有史以来28次最成功的VC投资进行了研究,力图从中挖掘这些VC投资的共性。本文篇幅很长,建议先收藏再阅读。文章由36氪编译,希望能够给你带来启发。在风险投资中,获得的回报遵循帕累托原则(Pareto principle)——80%的收益来自20%的交易。伟大的风险投资家心里很清楚,在获得这些胜利的时候,他们要承受很大的损失。顶级风险投资公司Andreessen Horowitz的克里斯·迪克森(Chris Dixon)称其为“贝比鲁斯效应”(Babe Ruth …


Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …



A 30-year-old who quit corporate life to earn 6 figures working remotely from a Mediterranean island shares his best advice on turning a side job into a full-time gig

In 2014, Mike Zima and his wife Irena were vacationing in the Bahamas.<p>"We were floating like ducks in the warm water, and Chicago was an ice palace we didn't want to return to," he told Business Insider. "We wanted to be happy when we come home. To be fair, Chicago has good deep dish pizza, but we …


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Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson Stick to These 6 Rules When Holding Meetings |

Trying to run a business is all consuming. Time gets sucked up by so many different things: staff, suppliers, finance, production -- the list goes on. But, above all, meetings seem to take up so much precious time and yet often seem to achieve very little.<p>Everyone has their own idea about what …

Mark Zuckerberg

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different …


Infographic: Digital Transformation

<b>What sectors are embracing digital transformation and which are lagging behind?</b><p>This infographic by Ovum shows that sectors such as telecoms and …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work |

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

Bitcoin exchange Exmo’s kidnapped exec is “safe” but is “in a state of major stress”

Bitcoin exchange Exmo says that it has made contact with Pavel Lerner, a senior leader at the company who was kidnapped on Dec. 26 as he left work in Kiev, Ukraine.<p>Following his abduction, Exmo’s website suffered a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Dec. 28, affecting trading …

Marco Rubio blasts Apple for its 'arrogance' in slowing down iPhones with older batteries

Apple has already apologized for its practice of slowing down iPhones with older batteries — but that apparently wasn't enough for United States Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who blasted Apple's "arrogance" to his 3.38 million Twitter followers.<p>"Problem isn't just phone.It's arrogance of Apple. Remotely …


Sheryl Sandberg Shares Facebook's Secret to Creating a Workplace Employees Love |

Glassdoor's annual Best Places To Work list has been released and Facebook has landed the No. 1 title yet again.<p>They have claimed the top spot for the third time, but have ranked on the list for eight years straight. Not only are they one of the most influential companies in this decade, but …

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 |

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …


精益创业教父 Steve Blank:初创企业最致命的 9 宗罪

Power Prices Go Negative in Germany, a Positive for Energy Users

Germany has spent $200 billion over the past two decades to promote cleaner sources of electricity. That enormous investment is now having an unexpected impact — consumers are now actually paid to use power on occasion, as was the case over the weekend.<p>Power prices plunged below zero for much of …

Renewable Energy

Here's how blockchain could work as your identification

Through blockchain (Bitcoin’s engine) and Solid (project led by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW), It’s actually possible to everyone own a private key with data and content. Imagine a “digital passport” where you give access to products and services – <i>social media, apps, wearables, e-commerces</i> …


What Makes Up A Gantt Chart? Find Out Here

The Components of a Gantt Chart<p>Learn What Goes Into A Gantt Chart<p>Updated March 11, 2017<p>While a simple to-do list may be sufficient for completing …

Project Management

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings.<p>Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particularly inexpensive and older devices. It operates like a surveillance system, using the device’s camera, …


10 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.


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What MBAs can learn from small businesses

At top-tier business schools, students learn about multinational companies in various industries via seminars, guest lectures, case studies, and …

Small Business

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

An industry insider just blew the lid off the racket that makes American drugs so expensive

The infamous "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli is in jail, but the egregious drug-price-gouging scheme that shocked America and made him a household name last year is still doing just fine.<p>Now, you'll recall Shkreli is not in jail for price gouging, but defrauding investors.<p>But we know who he is because …


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Jeff Bezos's Amazon Has Come Up With a New Genius Way to Run Productive Meetings |

• <b>As Amazon Web Services -- the retailer's massively profitable cloud-computing arm -- has grown larger, it's become harder to keep a regular weekly meeting running smoothly.</b>• <b><br>And so AWS turned to The Wheel, which leadership spins to choose a manager (or several) to present at the weekly meeting.</b>• <b><br>It</b> …

Cloud Computing