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10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

Google Brain's Quoc Le speaks about Deep learning's progress and its future

Dr. Quoc Viet Le is a research scientist at Google Brain known for his path-breaking work on deep neural networks (DNN). He is especially famous for …

The Former PayPal Employees Who Run Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel. Elon Musk. Jawed Karim. Some of the biggest names in tech are alumni of the same startup.<p>Uber. Airbnb. LinkedIn. YouTube. Besides all being valued at $1 billion or more—and providing services so ubiquitous that it’s hard to remember life before them—these companies are connected in a …

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Dive in to this ancient spiritual tradition.<p>Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight. Following in the Buddha's …

40 tech skills that will land you a $120,000-plus salary

Job site Dice.com recently published its 2016 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice surveyed 16,301 IT professionals in fall 2015 to come up with this list.<p>Of course, skills alone won't always guarantee a high salary. Work experience counts, too. But if you're considering …

Hadoop

CHARLIE MUNGER: Valeant's pricing strategy is 'deeply immoral'

Warren Buffett's right-hand man, Charlie Munger, is not a fan of the controversial pharmaceutical company Valeant.<p>According to a report from Bloomberg News, Munger called Valeant's core strategy of buying smaller pharmacies and then raising prices of their drugs "deeply immoral."<p>Bloomberg added …

Watch a Tesla in Autopilot mode tackling NYC traffic

Tesla’s Model S sedan has got an update to its software that lets it automatically steer, switch lanes, parallel park, and help keep you from crashing. And from the looks of things, it seems to work pretty darn well.<p>The latest version doesn’t make the Model S an entirely autonomous vehicle, but it …

The guy who built Google Maps just raised $30 million for his Office-killer app

So it's not too surprising that he has lofty goals of one day replacing Microsoft Office with his online work collaboration app Quip.<p>"I just think word processing, or typing on a piece of paper that's optimized for printing, is not as relevant now as it once was," Taylor told us.<p>Taylor's not alone …

Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

Across a range of industries, they're less likely to get promoted and, as a result, they're underrepresented in senior leadership.<p>New research, spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, yields some insight into the factors that contribute to women's stalled progress. A team of researchers at Stanford …

22 business books that blew my mind

<i>I am often asked for tips on good books to read. Recently I have posted an article in Russian listing my favourite business books, which got over 70</i> …

10 beliefs highly successful people share

Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.<p>Here are some of those beliefs ... no. Wait. Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel <i>this</i> is the only definition of success that matters. (Hint: success has nothing to …

7 successful entrepreneurs on the worst advice they ever received

But sometimes, it's hard for new business owners to decipher which nuggets of wisdom are helpful and which will actually do harm.<p>As a new entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly make wrong turns when you start your own business, but it's better to own your mistakes instead of following bad advice that …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett revealed this 'great philosophy of life' in a letter to a hedge fund manager

One of Cooperman's slide decks was highly critical of stock repurchasing and the way it was being practiced by companies at the time. In the presentation, he used Loews as an example of a company that had a good buyback program.<p>The other presentation was titled "A Case Study In Financial …

Balance Work And Life Like Branson: Love What You Do

“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.”<p>It was a throwaway remark made to me by an entrepreneur during an interview, but its gentle sarcasm is lost when you realise that for a lot of new business owners it reflects reality.<p>It’s also the reason why …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2015

InsightSquared, Paxata, Trifacta, Cloudera, Birst, Sumo Logic, Gainsight, Google, Ayasdi and Visier are the most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor ratings by the companies …

Big Data

Is Consciousness A Product Of The Brain Or Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

Published on December 14, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment<p><b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We</b> …

Oculus just bought two very interesting VR tech companies

Oculus VR, the developer of the Rift virtual reality headset, made two acquisitions this week with the aim of improving its immersive technology. One is a company that specializes in hand tracking while the other develops tech that can create 3D models from real-world objects.<p>The first of those …