Amine Belouali

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How the Entrepreneurs Behind Text-Based Wellness Brand Shine Find the Biggest Opportunity in Everything They Do

Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey share their strategy for optimizing limited time and resources.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon: The Most Convenient Store On The Planet

When you think of a convenience store, you probably imagine a 7-Eleven or similar type of store. The concept of the convenience store was to be easier to do business with – a place to quickly and easily purchase the necessities of life, everything from a carton of milk to a Slurpee®. But, as easy …

eCommerce

Useful Creativity Tips From A Renowned Nintendo Game Designer

Image via My Video Game News<p><b>To commemorate</b> the birth of Shigeru Miyamoto, most notably known for his best-selling game designs for Nintendo, website …

How U.S. Retail Giant Kroger Is Using AI And Robots To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution

Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, has decided to embrace technology to help it survive and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution. With 2,782 grocery stores under nearly two dozen names in 35 states, Kroger plans to leverage its data, shopper insights and scale to help it remain a …

Machine Learning

How to name your company, according to the go-to gurus of startup branding

Don’t be literal. Think about feelings. Tag lines are useless.<p>To create an effective brand in the startup age, you sometimes have to challenge established rules of corporate marketing.<p>That was the key takeaway from a talk given by Emily Heyward and Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, two strategists at the …

Startups

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

UAE, Saudi shoppers eyeing more savings, becoming less brand loyal

Gulf shoppers are becoming more cost-conscious, less brand-loyal and rapidly shifting purchasing behaviours, according to a new survey.<p>The 2018 …

Saudi Arabia

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

“Write once, use everywhere” is an anti-pattern

<i>The content of this article comes from work I have been doing on three different projects:</i> <i>GetHuman</i><i>,</i> <i>Swish</i><i>, and a new secret app for my upcoming</i> <i>ng-conf</i> …

Why Startups Must Break the Failure Fetish and Focus on What Works

There is something curious going on in startup land: From learning to accept failure as part of the creative process we seem to have gone into …

Startups

How This Founder Went From Zero to $100 Million by Thinking Like a Kid

To succeed in business and in life there's magic in discovering your inner kid.<p>What is it that enables entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Richard Branson to persevere through seemingly insurmountable challenges that at first seem to exceed their limits? Make a list of people you …

Entrepreneurship

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement

Vehroot Smartphone Car Stereo And Information System

The features, applications and power of your smartphone outweighs pretty much all the offerings by automotive manufacturers for in car stereos, music …

Malls, Stores May Be in Trouble, But Online Sales Projected to Grow

Stores are closing at an unprecedented pace. Retailers are going bankrupt. Malls are slowly being abandoned.<p>But don’t misunderstand what’s happening. …

AI vs Doctors

Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Image: Erik Vrielink and Mike Spector

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read

Are these on your wish list?<p>There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his …

Google X's chief business officer says you can achieve happiness by following one simple rule

Business Insider spoke with Mo Gawdat, chief business officer of Google X and author of "Solve for Happy," who talked about how you can find it easier to achieve happiness by following one simple rule.<p><b>Read the full transcript below:</b><p>Is the glass half full or the glass half empty? I would probably …

Happiness

How Design Thinking Is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations

Technical developments tend to grab the headlines in health care. Predictive analytics, telemedicine, electronic health records — technology is rightly seen as a transformative force in health delivery.<p>But it’s not the only one. At Rotterdam Eye Hospital, hospital administrators have found that …

Why we can no longer separate work from life (and shouldn’t)

“Work creep” is often portrayed as hazardous to our health.<p>The average workweek for a full-time employee in the US is 47 hours, according to a Gallup poll, and, according to another study, 40% of US employees work on weekends at least once a month. This has led to concerns that professionals are …

The 10 Commandments of Effective Communication

Effective communication is easier said than done. How can we do better?<p>Communication is the lifeblood of every relationship. A lack of healthy communication causes marriages to fail, creates distance between parents and children and can destroy the culture of any organization.<p>Effective …

6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health

Health experts love to say that sitting is the new smoking. Given the number of diseases to which sitting is linked, and the number of people it apparently kills every year, sitting is one of the worst things we can do for health. But possibly as concerning is the thing that we often do while we’re …

Social Media

Google’s Awareness API for building contextual Android apps now localizes time, holidays

One of the more interesting developments from last year’s Google I/O was the Awareness API. By understanding current context, Android apps can intelligently react based on what’s happening. The API is now being updated with Semantic Time support that automatically handles localization for …

Apps

Facebook is broken

The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook’s scale, behavioral targeting doesn’t just <i>reflect</i> our behavior, it actually <i>influences</i> it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is …

Target locked in game of shipping tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping …

eCommerce

The Best Business Book Of The Last 101 Years

When Creativity Fails… There’s One “Obvious” Solution<p>The constant rain drove me crazy. I escaped to a local coffee shop. I pouted the second I walked …

Sigmund Freud

It's Time To Rethink How To Win In Business [Infographic]

In the past, business leaders viewed financial capital as their most precious resource. But today, capital is abundant and cheap. Time, talent and energy are now your organization’s truly scarce resources.<p>This infographic explores the growth in global financial capital and how companies can adapt …

Working Smart

If you are reading this article, you probably care about becoming a better developer and producing at a more efficient rate. It is not always clear, …

China Innovation: 10 Mobile Apps in China to Know

This curated post is authored by Chenyu Zheng, Marketing Manager, UberEatsThe post China Innovation: 10 Mobile Apps in China to Know appeared first …

Apps

How Coca-Cola Is Harvesting Innovation Energy From Startups

In 2013, after senior leadership at The Coca-Cola Company challenged its IT staff to find ways to accelerate innovation, Alan Boehme realized that rounding up the usual suspects would not get the job done. Instead, Boehme, an enterprise IT veteran with deep connections in Silicon Valley, realized …

Three-quarters of Internet Use Will Be on Mobile by 2017

Seventy-five percent of Internet use will be mobile in 2017, up slightly from this year, as a growing number of consumers around the world access the …