Amit Mehta

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Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

The Imitation Game: A Smart Person's Fantasy

Film protagonists rarely save thousands of lives through sheer force of intellect. But in the new movie about British mathematician Alan Turing, the man with the best mind gets to be the hero.<p>Being super smart is rarely a standalone virtue. Or, at least, that's what a wise, super-smart friend once …

Alan Turing

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Self-improvement

8 Powerful Brain Hacks You Can Do in Under 2 Minutes

Brain Hacking, also known as "mind hacking" has become increasingly popular over the last few years. According to Squidoo, mind hacking is "to …

Frugal Living

The Most Powerful Way to End a Presentation | Inc.com

There are many tips for delivering a great presentation, and while it is important to grab your audience at the beginning, what you do at the end can make all the difference in your presentation's overall impact and success.<p>Getting rid of the "questions?" slide.<p>To start, let's talk about what you …

Public Speaking

The Health Benefits of Beer

Here are a few reasons to justify a pint or two after your run.<p>Although most runners agree that beer is not exactly a “health food," there’s good news for those of us who like to imbibe. Downing a few cold ones as you’re heading out the door for a run is obviously not the best choice, but beer--in …

Wellness

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

Las Vegas

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Watch Dogs’ scary app puts the power of the NSA in your browser

If you think that the conceit behind Ubisoft’s hacker-themed video game <i>Watch Dogs</i> isn’t real enough, be sure to take a look at this website.<p>Watch_Dogs We Are Data takes real world, publicly-accessible location-based data and parses it into a display ripped directly from the video game of the same …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

People Are Freaking Out Over This Graphic PSA From Northern Ireland

Using scare tactics in PSAs to get an audience's attention can be an effective strategy when you have an important message to get across, especially when it comes to driving.<p>However, a new safe-driving PSA created by Belfast agency LyleBailie International for Northern Ireland's Department of …

Northern Ireland