Adam Scott Perl

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To Maximize Your Focus And Achieve Your Goals, Try Warren Buffett's 2-List Strategy

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in under 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new audio digest here.</i><p>If you should take career advice from anyone, …

What Listening To 124 Startup Pitches In Two Days Taught Me About What's Next In Tech

Twice a year, a new cohort of startups takes the stage at Y Combinator for Demo Day. The presentations follow the same cadence: a two-minute pitch on why their startup will be the next billion dollar business.<p>It’s not a total fantasy that some of the companies could end up as the next Facebook or …

Startups

CT, other states agree to tighter emissions cap

Connecticut and the eight other states that are a part of a regional emissions trading program said they have reached an agreement on emissions …

6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report

There’s actually no “tremendous disagreement” among federal climate scientists that humans are to blame for accelerated global warming.<p>There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive …

The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.

For people in the southeastern United States, and especially in Florida, who feel that annoying tidal flooding has sneaked up on them in recent years, it turns out to be true. And scientists have a new explanation.<p>In a paper published online Wednesday, University of Florida researchers calculated …

Climate Change

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I …

Entrepreneurship

A NASA Scientist Confirms That Yes, Summers are Hotter Than Ever Before

"Man, it's a hot one" is more than just a lyric from the 1999 smash hit "Smooth" by Santa featuring Rob Thomas. It's practically become scientific …

Scientists may have found the solution to help airlines fly in extreme hot weather

Problems for airplanes taking off in extreme hot weather are here to stay and the cancellation of flights at Phoenix Airport last month will not be a one-off. New research by scientists has shown how climate change is likely to see this become a much more regular thing and revealed the places most …

Columbia University

5 VCs Share The Worst Ways Founders Botch Their Pitches

From offensive lingo to off-base metrics, investors have heard it all.<p>Here’s a riddle: What takes a tenth of a second to occur and can make or break your startup? No, it’s not the computation performed by your tech product’s proprietary algorithm. It’s a first impression, and the Princeton …

Central Europe

Even more ice is about to break off of Antarctica — and it’s what scientists feared most

The giant crack that's been racing across Antarctica Larsen C ice shelf finally met its breaking point between July 10 and 12. The result was an iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion metric tons.<p>But that's not the end of the story. In fact, it could be the beginning of a more …

Climate scientists may have been underestimating global warming, finds study

Preventing global warming from becoming “dangerous” may have just got significantly harder after new research suggested climate scientists have been …

Climate change scientists 'very worried' Greenland ice sheet might start to melt 'faster and faster'

Scientists are “very worried” that the Greenland ice sheet might start to melt “faster and faster”, a leading scientist has said.<p>The problem is that …

Northeast States Talk Big On Climate. This Is Their First Serious Test.

A nine-state coalition could aggressively cut carbon emissions, but they're split on whether to do so.<p>States along the East Coast loudly rejected President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and forged a bipartisan alliance that vowed to “uphold” the international …

Climate change has deepened the fault lines between India, China; but it could also bring us closer

<i>Editor's note: From May 2017, Firstpost is featuring a fortnightly column by Mridula Ramesh, titled 'Climate Conversations'. In this column, we take</i> …

Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south

High-pressure systems have dominated southern Australia, nudging rain-bearing systems south of the continent.<p>Saturday offered a clear illustration of …

Climate Change

Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a …

Global Warming

8 Ways to Sequester Carbon to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

By Mary Hoff<p>Klaus Lackner has a picture of the future in his mind, and it looks something like this: 100 million semi-trailer-size boxes, each filled …

Scientists: Suck CO2 out of atmosphere or face the consequences

We need to start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as soon as possible. If we don't, future generations will have to choose between biblical weather events or spending trillions of dollars trying to avoid them. This is the grim prognosis from an international team of researchers led by …

Climate Change

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.<p>Normally, the hottest years on record occur when the …

Rising seas could force a mass exodus from US shores within decades

Without sharp reductions in emissions, by 2100, parts of every coastal county in the continental United States will experience "chronic flooding that makes normal routines impossible" — including 24% of the city of Boston, 33% of Virginia Beach, and 54% of Miami.<p>Some especially vulnerable places, …

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon emissions indefinitely, climate change will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and …

Why It Doesn't Matter If Your Great Idea Is Already Taken

Your business needs two things; patience and a mission.<p>We, as a collective culture, love ideas. We obsess over trying to come up with them because we believe they are the magic bullet that can create overnight success.<p>TV shows like Shark Tank, The Profit and more allow us to live vicariously …

Royal Rumble

Exclusive: Trump administration pulled top climate expert from Mark Zuckerberg’s national park visit

A climate change expert at the United States Geological Survey was set to join Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in Montana last weekend to discuss the …

National Parks

How to Use Other People's Doubts to Fuel Your Own Success

Don't ever believe when other people say you can't.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a reason rap and hip-hop artists like to say that haters are motivators. Though negativity can be difficult to endure, there are ways to turn those bad vibes around and …

Motivation

Can you get rich by investing in a startup? How to do it — and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.

In May 2016, a law took effect that allows anyone to invest at least some of their cash in startup companies. Until then, buying a stake in a small …

Startups

We only have 3 years left to turn the corner on global warming

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal <i>Nature</i> by …

This Entrepreneur's Secret for Going From Bartender to 7-Figures a Year

Instead trying to get hordes of customers, he focused on getting a few who pay top dollar.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you run a business, or you’re an entrepreneur, or simply a freelancer. You offer a service, a great one, and you want to make a …

Marketing

Rising seas spurred record number of 'high-tide' floods in U.S. last year

The U.S. endured a record number of days of high-tide flooding last year largely due to rising seas from man-made climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.<p>Across the USA, coastal cities and towns racked up a combined 520 days with high-tide floods, far above the …

Climate Change

5 top industries for entrepreneurs of the future: Start-ups in these high-growth areas can thrive

Technology has upended everything from the way we shop to how we invest our money. And while that hurts established companies that are unable (or …

Artificial Intelligence

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.<p>Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that …

Artificial Intelligence