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Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

Prefab Homes

Meet The 72-Year-Old 'Whiz Kid' Behind Cybersecurity Startup BitSight

The founders of BitSight Technologies, Stephen Boyer and Nagarjuna Venna, believed they had a hot idea for a startup: a business that could assess and rate the cybersecurity of other businesses. But they also knew that a great idea means little without great execution. So they turned to someone …

Startups

Forget Startups–Just Buy A Small Business From A Retiring Entrepreneur

Droves of baby boomer business owners are starting to retire, and looking to hand off their life’s work. That spells opportunity.<p>Sure, you may want to found the next “Uber for [insert service here],” but that’s not the only entrepreneurial path you can walk. In fact, it may not even be the best …

4 things millionaires do differently

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

How to Make the Most of a 9-to-5 Job When You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, nothing can be more frustrating than clocking in at a traditional 9–to–5 job, feeling like you’re just biding …

The 38 Books by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs that Will Transform Your Business and Career

Over the course of history there have been hundreds of thousands, if not millions of wildly successful entrepreneurs. The stories of these enormous …

Entrepreneurship

Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

Energy Efficient House Plans

<b>To quench my continuing curiosity with small house options, I’ve done extensive research on small, energy efficient, house plans.</b> Since it’s very …

Jetson Green

Italian architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara recently designed and built a prototype of a micro tiny home, which is seriously small yet still …

Prefab Homes

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Visualization

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Mansion sales and discount dining: oil rout hits Houston's rich | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Prices for mansions in Houston’s swankiest neighborhood have tumbled in lock step with crude prices. The Houston Opera has offered free season tickets to patrons who lost their jobs in the oil bust. A fancy restaurant offers cut-price dinners.<p>The unfinished home of former oil …

Omnia secure Wi-Fi router might not be the sexiest tech but it's smashing it on Indiegogo

Your wireless router is one of the most energy-hungry gadgets in your home and who knows how vulnerable it is to data leaks.<p>Enter Turris Omnia, a powerful open-source router that’s smashing it on Indiegogo right now because it can do loads of other things while sitting idle and auto-updates when a …

18 researchers predict the future of AI

Oli Scarff/Getty Images<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but never has AI felt more ubiquitous than now.<p>It seems as though not a week passes without yet another AI system overcoming an unprecedented hurdle or outperforming humans.<p>But how the future of AI will pan …

How to Create an Untraceable Messaging Device With an Old Phone

Secret, anonymous messages aren’t just for the dastardly. Luckily, a little privacy isn’t difficult to get. With some effort and a spare phone, …

6 Things That Entrepreneurs Did Before They Became Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most entrepreneurs didn't leap from the crib and start serially founding businesses.<p>Maybe some did.<p>Most didn't.<p>The paths to entrepreneurship are vast and varied... and really complicated. Some paths involve failure. Some paths involve corporate cubicle dwelling. Some include college. Some involve …

Welcome: A Note from the Editors

A note from the editors<p>1912 Pike. It’s the address of our first store in Seattle, started by a few people that had an intense love for coffee and …

Why Millionaires Think They’re Middle Class | Investopedia

A majority of the wealthy class actually believe they are middle or upper-middle class, not rich and wealthy.<p>While there are many contributing …

Income Inequality

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

Father And Son Become Billionaires With Tanium, The Hottest Cybersecurity Startup

Fathers and sons everywhere can learn a lesson from David and Orion Hindawi.<p>Working together, the duo cofounded Tanium, a cybersecurity startup that helps protect governments and many of the world’s largest companies (including Amazon, Target, Visa, and Verizon). It’s a technological breakthrough …

Startups

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

It’s disturbingly easy to become a hacker millionaire

That's what Ziv Mador, VP of security from information-security company Trustwave, showed me. He gave me an exclusive look into his research about the criminal underbelly of the internet. And it turns out hackers stand to rake in quite a bit of money if they know how to operate and where to turn.<p>In …

We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a wild adventure from the moment they arrived

HAVANA — While negotiations are underway to ease the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world has flocked to the island to experience life in the long isolated tropical nation.<p>Business Insider decided to do the same and sent three reporters to Cuba's capital, Havana.<p>We'll have lots of stories about …

Here's what goes into the perfect bowl of ramen

We are in the midst of a ramen craze. There's good ramen: originating from Japan, a carefully crafted dish with multiple ingredients and bold flavors. And there's bad ramen: hard noodles found in a package with a little packet of seasoning.<p>Chef Ivan Orkin is the king of ramen. After opening a …