Syahrir Sjam

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Revisiting 2017 Predictions

The day I wrote these, President-Elect Trump nominated Omarosa Manigault, former contestant on <i>The Apprentice,</i> as an assistant to the president and …

Is deep learning a disruptive or sustaining innovation?

Dissecting the deep learning trend with Clayton Christensen’s disruption theory<p>Disruption is an overused term today. It is the favorite word in …

9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.<p><b>Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our lives</b><p>From chatting to friends in a …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

Self-improvement

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

Procrastination

Science Says These 10 Things Will Help You Raise Extremely Smart and Successful Kids

Here are some science-backed parenting strategies to help you raise highly successful kids.<p>What parent doesn't want their child to do well in school, stay out of trouble, and grow up to be a highly successful adult? But as I've found over the years raising my own daughter, that's far easier said …

Parenting

Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

This 15-Minute Office Ritual Is the Perfect Way to Recharge Your Day, Says Science

Hate that sluggish feeling you get after lunch? Doing this can make you more alert and set you up for a productive second-half of your day.<p>How much work do you put in a week? If it's 50+ hours per week, you're probably exhausted at the end of each day. A better question may be, <i>how much restful</i> …

Sleep

What Is Tofu—and Is It Good for You?

First the obvious question: What is tofu? To put it simply, <b>tofu is condensed soy milk that has been curdled and pressed into semisolid white blocks</b>. …

When Disruption Is Not The Best Strategy

Disrupt this, disrupt that, disrupt the other…enough already! Let me be the one to start the backlash. Disruption is not always the best strategy.<p>The idea crystallised for me yesterday, as I was talking to some people who had a software product in the data analytics space. Their story went like …

Disruption Heresy: Lessons from Uber & Gilt

<b>Don’t Drink the Kool Aid.</b> Disruption is cliché, often poorly defined, and perpetually over-used. The conventional wisdom about ‘disrupt or be disrupted’ requires further inspection. Taking this challenge head-on, Jill Lepore, a disciple of Michael Porter, provides a withering critique of the king …

How I Take Advantage of My ADHD With Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus is a common but little-known asset of ADHD. It is the ability to focus intensely on something for hours or days at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Adapted from</i> Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of …

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

Motivation

The Smartest People Love to Fail, and Here's Why

With a positive attitude and perseverance in their back pocket, the smartest and most successful learn and discover from their failures.<p>"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison<p>Granted, given the history and scope of Edison's accomplishments, it may be a …

Motivation

Ask This 1 Question Before Setting Your Goals This Week (You'll Immediately See Better Results)

People who achieve their goals get honest about what they even are, first. Even if it's scary.<p>Here's a challenge for you: The next time you ask a person what goals they're working on, ask them "why" five times. Chances are, the person will stall somewhere around the 4th "why," unable to justify …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet …

Entrepreneurship

13 mental models every founder should know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone.<p>Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve …

Product Management

Tiny startup Trip.com has been acquired by Chinese travel giant Ctrip – a move that could shake up the travel industry

Chinese travel giant Ctrip has made an interesting step into the US travel market by buying a small Palo Alto, California, startup known as Trip.com. Terms were not disclosed but Trip.com raised $39 million from investors like Battery Ventures, Redpoint and Expedia via a strategic partnership with …

3 Simple Tools That Will Optimize Your Brainpower

You already have the habits you need to successfully learn. All you need to do is become aware of them.<p>"Which Habits Can People Build Into Their Day to Optimize Learning?" <i>originally appeared on Quora-- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Time I

Science Says Children Will Grow Up to Have a Happier and Longer Life If You Teach Them This 1 Habit

The use of two words on a regular basis could be the key to better health and wellness.<p>Growing up, when your parents stressed to always say "<b>thank you"</b>, who would've thought they were also teaching you the secret to lasting happiness--not just proper manners? It turns out, sincere gratitude is a …

Happiness

21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times

Of course there are difficult times in life, but only you get to decide how to manage them. These quotes from 21 resilient female entrepreneurs can help you through it.<p>Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the …

Motivation

Dare to innovate. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself.

When dealing with industry and market transitions, I believe that it's personal disruption that is the ultimate catalyst for change, especially at work. On this episode of the What’s Next! podcast, I got the pleasure to speak with Whitney Johnson. Not only was Whitney recognized as one of the …

5 'Shark Tank' judges share the best things they've ever bought for less than $100

Kevin O'Leary, the opinionated and ruthless Shark Tank judge, may jet around the world in gulf streams and throw millions of dollars at risky startups (Toygaroo, anyone?), but he says one of the wisest investments he's ever made was a stack of Post-It Notes and a pencil.<p>"I use them at night, before …

6 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Happiness, According to Science

And real things you can do about it.<p>Some people see happiness as the feeling in a small moment - a chat between old friends, a warm meal. Some see it …

Happiness

According to Tim Ferriss This 1 Book Will Transform Your Business

Struggling to scrape your way to 'the top' as an entrepreneur? This book written over 70 years ago could hold all the answers you need.<p>On his podcast, Tim Ferriss (serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, investor, and Grade A badass) has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of world-class performers …

Self-improvement

Three different dimensions of disruption

<i>Glen Hodgson is a senior fellow at the Conference Board of Canada.</i><p>Modern life is complicated, and disruption is one of the main reasons why. Many different forces of disruption are at play today, changing how we live and work. The Conference Board of Canada regularly identifies risk or uncertainty …

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

Success