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These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn't think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts …

Harvard Business School

Bitcoin mining eats up more energy than the entirety of Ireland uses in a year

Mining the world’s most popular cryptocurrency consumes 0.13% of the globe’s energy<p>Bitcoin’s price may be falling thanks to the failed split of …

Watch A Porsche 911 Flat-Six Get Dissected In High Definition

The Porsche 911 flat-six is an iconic engine. This rear-mounted engine is the heart of probably the most talked about and praised sports car of all …

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of …

Read the email a Google recruiter sent a job candidate to prepare him for the interview

After the initial screening step, he received an email from the recruiter, telling him what to expect in a phone interview with a senior PM at Google.<p>When he shared it with me, I couldn't believe it. In my work at Recruitring, a candidate prescreening-call platform, I've never seen an email that …

Employment

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them

Could a robot do your job? Millions of people who didn’t see automation coming will soon find out the painful way. The answer is a resounding yes.<p>The …

World Economic Forum

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company's map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.<p>We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower. She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the …

4 Glaring Statistics That Define Today's Middle Class

Ladies and gentlemen, the middle-class household that the United States was built upon is slowly, but continuously, disappearing before our eyes.<p>A recently released report from the Pew Research Center highlighted America's shrinking middle class by examining household income trends In 229 of the …

Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the Internet

As we witness what may be the final days of Yahoo as an independent business, consider how just a decade ago it was running neck-and-neck with Google, now one of the world’s largest companies by market value.<p>It would be silly for anyone to claim they could have predicted how these two businesses …

The Blockchain is the new Google

<i>The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases.</i><p>At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records …

China's urgency to stockpile oil tells us 2 things

Ship tracking data from Bloomberg shows that 83 supertankers carrying around 166 million barrels of oil are headed to China, which has stockpiled an impressive 787,000 barrels a day in the first quarter of 2016—the highest stockpiling rate since 2014.<p>While the world was speculating about oil prices …

Oil

35 years of the global economy in one video

Economic liberalisation, globalisation and the rise of the multinational corporation have played their part in the changing face of the global …

Economics

Chilling predictions for what the world will look like in a decade

Global intelligence firm Stratfor has published a new report featuring some chilling predictions for what the world will look like in the next 10 years.<p>Check out what possible fates await some of the most powerful countries in the world.<p><i>Produced by Lamar Salter. Original reporting by Armin</b> …

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The Volkswagen Scirocco Rekindles A Forgotten Fury

5 Tips on Growing to $100 Million and Beyond

Serial entrepreneur David Steinberg gives advice on how companies can achieve meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that come with it.<p>Ask most companies to name the holy grail of business and they may talk about meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Entrepreneurship

I got slimed by Rush: The real story of how Stephen Colbert schooled Limbaugh on U.S. history, patriotism

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Rush attacked my Salon piece, dismissed me as “professorette” — and got facts so wrong, he made my point stronger<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>December 24, 2014 10:04pm (UTC)<p>There seems little doubt that nuance, subtle thinking and critical …

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked At The Brains Of Stoners

First, you might notice that a critical part of the brain that helps us process emotions and make decisions appeared smaller than in the brains of the nonsmoker.<p>But you would see something else, too: that the connections passing through that region of the brain were stronger and thicker.<p>Thankfully, …

The Brain

Amazon details how it does networking in its data centers

Amazon shed some light onto what goes on with its networking strategy inside its many data centers on Wednesday at AWS re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas. …

Putin seeks to reassure world amid 'perfect storm'

The Russian ruble strengthened against the dollar on Monday after President Vladimir Putin said there were no "fundamental economic reasons" for the …