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This Is What Happens When You Don't Have a Business Plan

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Secrets for Longevity

As a serial entrepreneur, you could say that change haunts me in my sleep. It’s rare that a week goes by when I don’t find myself lying awake at …

The $520 Million Company That's Solving All Your Financial Needs

Tim Chen wants to make NerdWallet the go-to site for every single consumer finance question--because he learned the hard way how it feels when you don't have all the answers.<p>Tim Chen wants to buy a house. This shouldn't be a problem: Though only 33 and shopping in the heart of bubblicious San …

Meet Sprinklr, The Billion-Dollar Startup That Cracked Social Advertising

Ragy Thomas has a saying about attendance at Sprinklr’s weekly customer review meetings, held every Monday at noon across the startup’s 11 offices worldwide. Senior staff and board members know it by heart: “The only excuse is if you’re attending your own funeral.”<p>For a CEO with a Catholic …

Startups

This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy

The roots of today’s battles over atheism, science, religion and climate change actually date back centuries<p>In the seventeenth century, most natural philosophers believed that every type of living organism on the face of the Earth had always existed, from the very beginning of the Earth’s creation. …

This technology may be the future of solar energy

In the solar energy sphere, scientists and economists alike will note that coming up with cheaper, most efficient solar cells is key to the industry’s growth. And now, many experts are arguing that an emerging type of technology, known as the “perovskite” solar cell, is the face of the future.<p>Solar …

Clean Energy

Microsoft R: One Big Data Tool To Rule Them All?

Microsoft wants a slice of the big data analytics pie. Truth be told, it has already baked and served itself up a portion by acquiring the R-language and data crunching specialist Revolution Analytics, a purchase it completed in spring of 2015.<p>In non-developer-speak then, R is a popular open-source …

Big Data

A syringe with tiny sponges can seal a gunshot wound in seconds

A bunch of tiny sponges could change the way first responders treat gun victims and wounded soldiers.<p>Oregon-based startup RevMedx designed the XSTAT …

16 Eye-Popping Statistics You Need to Know About Visual Content Marketing

Visual content marketing is one big trend you need to embrace. And for good reason.<p>One marketing trend that’s impossible to ignore is the growing …

Statistical tools for data analysis and visualization

The traditional clustering methods, such as hierarchical clustering (Chapter @ref(agglomerative-clustering)) and k-means clustering (Chapter …

Physicists demonstrate the quantum von Neumann architecture

A new paradigm in quantum information processing has been demonstrated by physicists at UC Santa Barbara. Their results are published in this week's …

The 15 Best Philosophical Movies of The 21st Century

8. Gone Baby Gone<p>Ben Affleck’s best film (and don’t let anyone kid you about Argo, which is good but not this good), Gone Baby Gone is an exploration …

The 10 hot new financial buzzwords you need to know

"With instability in the EU, the continued disruption of traditional finance by fintech companies, and a retirement crisis looming, these terms are an incredibly strong reflection of the state of the financial industry this year," said David Siegel, CEO of Investopedia.<p>Some may be familiar to a …

Roth IRA

Let Science Explain Why Your Coworkers Are Slackers

The more people on a team, the greater the likelihood that not everyone will pull their weight.<p>It’s the 19th century, and you are a foreman on a farm. You have two dozen strong laborers working for you, and you need some of them to grab a rope that will pull a plow. The rope is long enough for all …

IMMELT: 'There's going to be trillions of dollars of wealth created in the industrial internet'

That's according to GE CEO Jeff Immelt, who spoke with CNBC's Jim Cramer in Wednesday's episode of "Mad Money."<p>Cramer asked Immelt about a TV advert GE has been running in which a developer has to explain to his friends he has a job at GE.<p>Immelt replied with an all-encompassing picture of the …

The rise of the student entrepreneurs

<b>At 6am every weekday, Charleh Dickinson meditates and does a spot of yoga before checking her work emails. So far perhaps a typical start of the day for many mindful entrepreneurs.</b><p>But unlike most business owners, Ms Dickinson is also a third year student at Sheffield Hallam University, where she …

Google's new computer 'vision' tech is very cool and somewhat terrifying

The tech is called the Google Cloud Vision API and it allows any app developer to tap into Google's smart "machine learning" service that can identify objects, including faces and emotions.<p>Cloud Vision solves a hard computer problem of "seeing." For instance, your computer can scan and reproduce an …

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could be cleaning up after you at home, and your financial advisor might be a computer investing for you automatically.<p>And with at least 90 countries operating unmanned aerial vehicles, …

The Sharing Economy Isn't a Niche. It's the Future of Market Capitalism.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is greater technological efficiency leading to the death of capitalism? This is the argument author Jeremy Rifkin makes in his book “The Zero Marginal Cost Society.”<p>Rifkin cites the information goods industry and the sharing economy as …

The World's Smallest Motor

Scientists recently unveiled the tiniest electric motor ever built. You could stuff hundreds of them into the period at the end of this sentence.<p>One …

Nanotech

Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

If it weren't for Prime, Amazon might have been just the name of a river.<p>The top revenue-maker in online retail worldwide owes much of its success to its Prime membership service, which the Seattle company started in 2005 with an offer of free and speedy shipping.<p>In the 10 years since then, Amazon …

eCommerce

Big Data: Now A Top Management Issue

A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has just been released that shows how big data is moving from its infancy to “data adolescence,” in which companies are increasingly meeting the challenges of a data-driven world.<p>The report, called “Big Data Evolution,” details the ways in which …

What is Hadoop - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

<i>Originally posted here by Bernard Marr</i>.<p>When you learn about Big Data you will sooner or later come across this odd sounding word: Hadoop - but what …

Big Data

How entrepreneurship changed my life in two years

Exactly two years ago, I was thinking about becoming rich with my first startup. We were reaching out to potential customers for our half-baked …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

New Wi-Fi Technology Transmits Both Energy And Internet From One Router

Love it!<p>These days we’re surrounded by Wi-Fi pretty much everywhere we go, but are we leaving a lot of the potential of this technology untapped?<p>Yes, …

How a Top Startup Expert Turned a Book Into a $50M Company

Picture a circle.<p>Imagine it represents your future startup, transformed into a wildly successful company.<p>The circle contains every critical element needed to make it all work.<p>Now -- what do you think sits at the center?<p>Your ideas? Your capital? Your unique way to solve <i>this</i> or <i>that</i> problem?<p>No. It's …

Financial Intelligent Assistance Is Here And It's Going To Be A Game Changer For Wealth Management

Who would have thought technology would be able to give humans a run for their money? Well, we all knew it was coming. With a bit of technological prowess, finUNO’s multi-modal financial intelligence assistant has arrived to do just that – and it’s going to be a bit of a game changer for the wealth …

Mobile Devices