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Georgia Tech Online Master’s Degree Update: Computer Science $7,000, Data Analytics $10,000

Maybe I’m foolish, but I remain hopeful about the potential of software leading to more affordable, accessible education. In 2014, Georgia Tech …

College & University

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Entrepreneurship

The workplace is fundamentally changing -- here are the 10 biggest trends for 2018

• <b>A Deloitte survey of more than 11,000 human resources and business leaders shows a fundamental change is underway at the office.</b><br>• Corporate citizenship …

Human Resources

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

5 Steps to an Effective Performance Evaluation System

Why we need to do away with the age-old review system<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A traditional performance evaluation system has only been about a single process – The managers and …

Employee Engagement

4 Red Flags to Watch Out for on a Resume

Here are some of the most common signs to look for when hiring new employees.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>As an employer, you probably receive hundreds of resumes every day, especially if you are the hiring manager of a well-known brand. However, do you know the red flags …

Employment

The traditional CEO-CIO relationship is changing

Every year, Gartner surveys CIOs on how their jobs are changing in the digital age. The latest report – released April 6 – found that digital business has never been more top of mind for CEOs and that “CIOs should guide business leaders toward deep discipline digital business.”<p>“The quickening pace …

CEOs

10 essential extensions for VS Code

I've been using Visual Studio Code as my main code editor for more than two years now. I used to work with Sublime Text, which was an amazing …

Web Development

Infographic: How chatbots could help your organization

Robots taking over the world might not be so bad after all.<p>Chatbots are changing the way consumers and organizations interact online. These …

Marketing

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Use Amazon's new Skill Blueprints to do amazing new things with your Echo device, like create custom commands.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, …

Smart Homes

Learn how to write a book with this 5-hour online course that's on sale

Everybody has a story to tell, even if they don't know it yet. Each one of us has an interesting perspective and unique experiences, but how do we …

Creative Writing

Get an MBA If You Want to Get Ahead in Business. Skip It If You Want Your Business to Get Ahead.

MBA programs do provide a useful toolkit, but they are better suited for established businesses than rapid-growth startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With a plentitude of resources at our fingertips, there has never been a better time to build a business. Sites …

Entrepreneurship

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

Use your music playlists to actually get MORE work done

As you’re reading this article, you might have your TV on in the background, people talking near you or music playing from your computer — but you’re …

Flute

5 productivity tips for continuing your education while working

Thanks to technology the worldwide web has opened up vital knowledge resources to many across the globe. While face-to- face education still takes …

Time Management

ScienceAlert Deal: Here's How to Master AI And Machine Learning

The options are limitless.<p>We're living the middle of a golden data age where our best and brightest are leveraging Artificial Intelligence …

Machine Learning

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

13 Mental Habits Leaders with Emotional Intelligence Will Avoid Like the Plague

A good first lesson to grow as a leader is to step back and inspect how your thinking patterns impact others.<p>Every leader/boss/manager with emotional intelligence whom I have ever met didn't arrive there overnight. Most worked hard for years to develop new habits, and especially new ways of …

Self-help

10 Ways You Can Make an Impressive Impact At Work

You were born to make an impact, so be impressive.<p>The world's growing ever more competitive. Even if you already have a job, making sure you have access to the best opportunities means going beyond the usual. It's not enough to stay on top of your to-do list or meet the expectations of your job …

Self-improvement

How to ‘reboot’ your creative brain and refresh your focus in 15 minutes or less

In today’s information-obsessed world, our minds are in constant overdrive.<p>Your brain is a living, inventive, and rapidly renewing organ that needs …

Creativity

Google releases Android companion app for its DIY AI hardware kits

Last year, Google launched do-it-yourself artificial intelligence hardware kits for both voice and later image recognition. A new Android companion app released today makes it even easier to set up and get the kits online after assembly.<p>The Google AIY Projects app “lets you easily connect your …

Machine Learning

4 Cornerstone Skills Engineers Need for the Future of Work

The job market has changed a lot in the past decade, and today it’s changing faster than ever. With the growing influence of the impending fourth …

Human Resources

How to find your purpose in life: 12 powerful exercises to help you discover purpose and passion

Shares 130<p>Happy blogiversary! <b>Twelve years ago today, I launched a humble little blog about personal finance — this blog, Get Rich Slowly.</b> It was …

Time Management

Where Can You Find Free Online Psychology Classes

Are you looking for a free online psychology class? There are a number of places to find these no-expense classes, which can be a great way to expand …

Psychology

Clear your mind with these genius short videos from TED 2018

Vancouver, Canada<p>Cognitive overload is a real thing at TED. The five-day “spa for the brain” is actually pretty strenuous—especially in an age of short attention spans. Imagine listening to over 130 speakers unpack heady topics such as artificial intelligence, social justice, gender politics, and …

Artificial Intelligence

What the Retirement Experts Should Have Said About Retirement Planning

Just like the childless doctor that gives parenting advice, almost every “expert” has a few things to learn once they actually experience what they …

Retirement

Cookie Jar Funds Should Cover a Year of Expenses

Standard advice recommends that emergency funds should be able to cover three to six months of expenditures. However, we believe many families need …

Retirement

The 70-20-10 Rule

Innovation isn't just about coming up with new ideas, but also managing resources wisely Related posts: The 30 Years Rule – Innovation Takes A Lot …

Innovation

Innovation "Gurus" Love To Talk About These 4 Myths -- None Of Them Are True

What worked for Steve Jobs or Elon Musk Might not work for you<p>Go to any conference these days and innovation is almost sure to come up. When it does, you can be just as sure you will see something Steve Jobs said, something Elon Musk did (or plans to do) and some doomsday scenario about how robots …

Innovation

The Worst Funds for Your 401(k)

This group stands out as being particularly unhelpful.<p>If you want to save for retirement successfully, your 401(k) plan at work is one of the most …

Retirement