Abhishek Gupta

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6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)

When I turned 18, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I wanted to see the world, but I had no money at all. How could I travel the world when …

What People Do When They Don’t Really Love You

I try to lace my work with optimism because a guiding principle in my own life has been that the most tragic things in our lives almost always …

2014 in film preview: drama

We're getting mighty serious on the fifth day of our 10-part series previewing the key movies of 2014<p>• 2014 in film preview - comedy • 2014 in film preview - sci-fi • 2014 in film preview - Oscar contenders • 2014 in film preview - romance<p>Jane Got a Gun<p>This one's already been pretty dramatic, what …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

How To Tell Someone You Don’t Love Them

People are not as fond of the truth as they like to believe. Honesty’s sharpened angles can damage even the hardest of hearts. The no nonsense …

3 Incredible Reads From 2013 That Will Change The Way You See The World

Everyone knows that reading is important, and most of us wish we did more of it. I understand that I am supremely lucky to have as much time to do it …

It’s A Wonderful Life, For A Few Of Us

So where were we? Oh yes: everybody hates us. San Francisco’s recent Google-bus and “homeless trash” kerfuffles are symptoms of an increasingly broad, deep, and bitter anti-tech animosity. <i>The Economist</i> predicts: “The tech elite will join bankers and oilmen in public demonology.” <i>The New York Times</i> …

The Kano Build-it-yourself Computer For Kids Raises $1.4M On Kickstarter

Built on top of the Raspberry Pi, Kano is a build-it-yourself computer which launched on Kickstarter with the aim of pulling in $100,000 in crowd funding to get 1,000 of its Kano kits to market by summer 2014. It’s only six hours away from closing its campaign and has raised just over $1.4 million …

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>For some odd reason, I have not been able to add a diverse enough reading materials to the mix this week and as a result, …

22 Great, Romantic Date Night Movies That Guys Will Enjoy Just As Much As Girls

Earlier this week I wrote about how the college acapella movie <i>Pitch Perfect</i> might actually be for guys–or at the very least, a movie that even the …

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie <i>All Is Lost</i> — he plays the only character. He plays a man stranded alone on a small yacht in the Indian Ocean, and <i>New York Times</i> film critic A.O. Scott says it's "the performance of a lifetime."<p>We don't know the man's name, why he's there, or …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

Award Season<p>The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Microsoft Just Killed The Controversial 'Stack Ranking' Review System That Killed Employee Morale

The company just announced that it's killing the controversial stack-ranking system for employees.<p>A Microsoft employee told us that while many people will focus on the death of stack-ranking, the bigger story here is that Ballmer is losing power.<p>Stack-ranking is Ballmer's system for rating …

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

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The best albums of 2013: No 10 – m b v by My Bloody Valentine

There are some words that are natural to reach for when you're trying to find a shorthand to describe My Bloody Valentine: woozy, fuzzy, hazy, ethereal. All help when you're trying to describe that monstrous bloom of guitars, or how buried those vocal harmonies are. But given his scope, it's …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

The 10 best films of 2013, No 8 – Only God Forgives

Continuing our countdown of the best movies of the past year, Peter Bradshaw celebrates a brilliant and brutal anti-revenge film<p>• The 10 best films of 2013, No 10 - Wadjda • The 10 best films of 2013, No 9 - I Wish • The 10 best films of 2013: Have your say • Show us your favourite films of 2013 …

Golden Globes 2014: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle lead the pack

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave emerged as the early frontrunners for awards season, as both films picked up seven nominations at the 71st annual Golden Globes. David O Russell's conman caper dominated the Globes' comedy-or-musical section, while Steve McQueen's slavery saga held sway in the …

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?

Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads. Those are typical ingredients in the street drug known as krokodil, a highly addictive toxic cocktail that’s three times as cheap to produce as heroin and could be becoming an international …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

The Universe Without a Big Bang? --Intriguing New Equations Show a "Phased" Creation

Everybody knows of the transitions between liquid, solid and gaseous phases. But also time and space can undergo a phase transition, as the …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Unlimited Vacation Doesn’t Create Slackers–It Ensures Productivity

By tossing the two-week standard in favor of an honor system with unlimited time off, some companies are seeing an exponential rise in productivity. Now, they just have to be mindful of staff burnout.<p>Sharon Rosenblatt confesses she suffers from self-diagnosed workplace paranoia–and even her …

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

The Marketing Sleuth: Deborah Powsner of SessionM

SessionM’s Deborah Powsner is on a mission to get people to actually watch–and even engage with–mobile advertisements.<p>Deborah Powsner is the VP of Consumer Insights at the mobile advertising firm SessionM. Before SessionM, Powsner did research and marketing for Google+. During her time there, the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Post Bad Bitches: The Twitter Account I Can't Live Without

28<p>SHARES<p>The age old past-time of looking at women so hot that your eyes nearly burst on the internet is as old as, well, the internet but in this age …