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The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

The Uber Dilemma

By far the most well-known “game” in game theory is the Prisoners’ Dilemma. Albert Tucker, who formalized the game and gave it its name in 1950, …

ZipRecruiter’s CEO on Building a $150+ Million Business from the Ground Up

I recently sat down with Ian Siegel, co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter, a data-driven hiring marketplace for employers and job seekers. As we talked …

Product Management

How to Train Your VP of Sales to Think About the Forecast

Imagine a board meeting.<i>Director: What’s the forecast for new ARR this quarter?</i><i>Sales VP: $4.3M, with a best case of $5.0M.</i><i>Director: So what’s the</i> …

News Aggregators

Phthalates increase the risk of allergies among children

Phthalates, which are used as plasticizers in plastics, can considerably increase the risk of allergies among children, researchers show. According …

IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

IBM isn't at the forefront of artificial intelligence, Social Capital CEO and founder Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Monday, and he certainly …

What Are Core Competencies? | Organizational Core Competencies

What are core competencies? Find out why 80% of best-in-class organizations define core competencies at the start of the hiring process. Visit …

These Entrepreneurs Won't Mind If You Copy Their Best Growth Strategies

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion.<p>If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far. In fact, you …

A New Point-and-Click Revolution Brings AI To The Masses

Like web programming a decade ago, artificial intelligence is building simplified tools for non-experts, which could result in new jobs.<p>These days, you can learn web design or Python programming from books or online tutorials. But the next major wave of computing, artificial intelligence, belongs …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk on the 1 Creative Skill Every Founder Needs Now

Learn how he used to it focus PayPal, Tesla, and Tesla Energy.<p>Imagine Elon Musk, globally revered as one of the greatest living entrepreneurs, sits down with you. What's the one creative skill he'd suggest you learn to be the best founder you can be? Chances are, it's how to ask the right …

I’m the Founder of a Multimillion-Dollar Business: Here’s Why I Owe It All to a Decision I Made at 25.

In a legendary moment during the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth pointed to the stands to show exactly where he was going to hit a homerun — and then …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

The unicorn: Tech’s dumbest trend may have finally died in 2016

Perhaps no word could make me cringe more in recent years than the one that had come to define this recent period of startup euphoria: Unicorn.<p>The term may have been briefly useful, back when one or two private companies exceeded $1 billion in valuation on paper a few years ago. But, as with so …

You pick the Valuation, I set the Terms…

This is an old adage in the world of venture investing that represents the potentially massive disconnect between the “valuation” on the term sheet …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Medical Research

Non-Tech Acquirers Are Suddenly More Common Than Tech Companies In Deals For $1B+ Startups

In buying Dollar Shave Club, Unilever became the fourth non-tech acquirer to buy a venture-backed U.S. company for $1B+ in 2016 year-to-date.<p>The …

How Mature Is Your Organization? Use This Model to Find Out.

This model describes the maturity of a business, based on how effectively its CEO fulfills five key responsibilities.<p>How mature is your organization? Does it operate with intention and predictability--or is it immature, chaotic, and reactive?<p>There are many signs that you're at one end of the …

Management

This pill could make your dog (and maybe you) live longer

<b>(CNN) —</b> See Momo.<p>See Momo run.<p>See Momo run faster, farther and with far more vigor, energy and youthfulness, his owners say, now that he's taking a drug meant for humans with cancer.<p>"It's been remarkable," Paola Anderson said as she watched Momo, her 13-year-old white Pomsky, run around the …

University of Washington

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A definitive breakdown of the sorry state of Wall Street

Total revenue across the top 10 banks was down in the first six months of the year, according to the research firm Coalition. The total of $79.3 billion was 15% less than the $93.3 billion in the first half of 2015 and 23% less than the $102.4 billion in the first half of 2011. Barely a single …

Markets

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs And Employee Engagement

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who created the Hierarchy of Needs, a theory which argued that psychological health was dependent on the …

Scientists discovered two feather-covered dinosaur wings preserved in amber

Scientists just published their findings from two 99 million-year-old baby dinosaur wings — with feathers still attached — found encased in amber. I'm going to repeat that: We've got two dinosaur wings so well-preserved in amber that scientists can study their feathers.<p>No, you aren't living in the …

Jurassic Park

Researchers find magnetic material could host wily Weyl fermions

An elusive massless particle could exist in a magnetic crystal structure, revealed by neutron and X-ray research from a team of scientists led by the …

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

The funding environment for tech startups is an ever shifting ground as we go through predictable shifts that go hand-in-hand with the slowing of the …

Venture Capital

What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2016?

When we invest in a SaaS startup, which almost always happens at the seed stage, the next big milestone on the company’s roadmap is usually a Series …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …