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UK fintech startups worth $1 billion

GoCardless founder Hiroki Takeuchi.GoCardless<p>Financial technology — also known as fintech — is one of the hottest areas of investment at the moment and one of the scariest developments for banks.<p>Many lenders are losing business to more innovative and customer-focused startups offering cheaper, …

NASA and IBM prepare to hold 'Space App' hackathon

<i>(Image Credit: iStockPhoto/sitox)</i>NASA and IBM are partnering to host a 'Space App' hackathon, and we're not talking about the kind of space which our …

Cognitive Computing

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement