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Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose

You need to embrace the idea that giving everything you've got is a vital responsibility.<p>For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If …

Self-improvement

5 Powerful Entrepreneurship Lessons From Henry Ford

Henry Ford, the founder of the American automaker Ford Motor Company, is widely recognized not only for his accomplishments, but for his way of thinking and leading. His legacy is filled with terrific quotes and memories which collectively point toward a powerful philosophy of entrepreneurship. I …

Goodbye boarding pass, hello fingerprints: How biometrics is changing travel

Imagine this: You arrive at the airport with your expertly packed carry-on, stroll past security without showing your ID, and head straight to your …

Forget smartphones, Visa wants you to pay with your sunglasses

Thanks to mobile payment services like Android Pay and Samsung Pay, you can already make purchases with your smartphone or smartwatch. At the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Visa took things to a whole new level by announcing payment-enabled sunglasses.<p>At first glance, the …

Samsung Pay

Pixar’s Ed Catmull On How Collaborative Competition Drives Success

Catmull says that Pixar and Disney are both competitors and collaborators, in ways that make all their films stronger.<p>The first thing you notice when you step into Pixar’s famed atrium is the awards case. Golden statues of every shape and size, dozens of them Oscars, quietly attest to the studio’s …

Use Cash Instead of Swiping Your Chip Card - AARP

3 days ago ... Some places don't use chip-reader systems for people paying with chip cards. If you are asked to swipe your card, don't. It's safer to …

Tap payment sunglasses set to make your summer smarter

Sunglasses and contactless payments: They go together like music festivals and contactless payments. At least, that's the idea behind the WaveShades, a new contactless payment system built into sunglasses and born from a partnership between Australian startup Inamo, sunglasses-maker Local Suppy and …

Festivals

How biometrics could replace your entire wallet

What if you never had to pull out an ID card at the airport, at the doctor's office, or even at the voting poll? Here's how biometric IDs could …

Biometrics

Visa Numbers Are Frighteningly Easy For Criminals To Guess

Criminals have many different ways to steal credit card numbers. They’ll install skimmers on bank machines and point of sale hardware. They’ll hack into payment processing systems to steal them in bulk. As it turns out, they don’t even need to steal numbers. They can guess them in just six …

How Leaders Can Rock Rejection And Finesse Failure

What holds us back from our dreams more than anything else? Fear of failure. So let’s tackle it head on. Sooner or later you’re going to fail. In fact, you may fail over and over. The key is to fail forward, where the pain of the failure is reduced by the benefit of the lessons it brings.<p>And if …

A Leadership Lesson From Howard Schultz

<i>This is a guest post by the daughter of Steve Denning, Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a millennial perspective. The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>In 1981, Howard Schultz was working at Hammarplast, a Swedish manufacturer of household products. He was in a good spot. …

Howard Schultz

6 Entrepreneurship Lessons We Can Learn From Climbing Mountains

When I’m not running my content marketing firm, I like to travel. Recently, I took a three-week trip to Italy, where I hiked the Dolomite Mountains (part of the Alps) in northern Italy for a week. My friend and I hiked from hut to hut, and let me tell you, it was the most physically challenging …

87% Of Millennials Use Mobile Banking; Security Still Top Barrier

Consumer expectations have both an upside and a downside for the growth of mobile payments.<p>We know from numerous studies that there are various …

Chip Cards Are Still Frustrating And Confusing People

Chip cards have been around for about a year now—or at least, on October 1 last year, retailers were required to start using chip card terminals or take on fraud liability themselves—but consumers still aren’t used to them, a new study has found. About eight out of 10 shoppers are confused about …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Hacking A Phone With Cloned Fingerprints

A team of biometrics experts at Michigan State University have found a way to unlock phones using cloned fingerprints. And the materials to do so cost under $500.

Michigan State University

Here's Elon Musk's plan to transform Tesla into an energy company

The automaker announced on Tuesday that it has made an offer to buy SolarCity, a solar-power company of which Elon Musk is the chairman. SolarCity's CEO, Lyndon Rive, also happens to be Musk's cousin.<p>While shareholders of both companies still have to vote on the deal before it is approved, Musk …

The Only Way To Turn On This Work Lamp? Turn Off Your Phone

Designer Avid Kadam wants to keep you focused on the real world when you’re at your desk.<p>Staying focused and concentrating when your smartphone is at hand is a perpetual problem. Tranquilo, a lamp by New Zealand-based designer Avid Kadam, offers a unique solution: the only way to turn it on is to …

Near Field Communication

Biometrics in digital banking and beyond

Major companies are turning to biometric authentication in order to reinforce weak points in their security. As much as things like fingerprint or …

The Startup That's Completely Changing How You Verify Your Identity

Noatta is betting that the future of fast, reliable authentication will come from scanning your palm.<p><i>Editor's note: This article is part of</i> Inc.<i>'s 2016 Best Industries report.</i><p>In 2016, why do you still need a card with a barcode on it--perhaps even with your photo as well--to check into a gym?<p>At …

Near-Infrared

Technavio Reads Bright Future in Palm Biometrics

There’s considerable growth in store for the global palm vein biometrics market, according to a new report from Technavio. The market research firm …

Biometrics

SAS Lab creates the future of travel

Mission: accelerate SAS innovation<p>SAS has officially launched a new Innovation Lab, called SAS Lab, this month with the aim of equipping the company …

Innovation

Venture capital isn’t the only way to build a ‘successful’ business

In Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance, Ross Baird (Executive Director of Village Capital) and Lenny Mendonca (Director Emeritus at McKinsey) boldly ask an important question that’s becoming a white elephant in the Silicon Valley pitch room: How can we enable great people, regardless of zip code, …

The Very Bad Idea Of The Japanese Government Testing Fingerprints As Currency

Tourists entering Japan can soon leave their wallet at home–but the convenience may come at a price.<p>In Japan, tourists will soon have their fingerprints scanned when they enter the country. That’s not new–it happens to everyone who visits the U.S., too. The difference here is that in Japan, you …

Uber Offers Drivers Instant Pay In Pilot Program

Uber drivers in San Francisco can now opt to get paid instantly, having their earnings automatically deposited to a GoBank mobile checking account, the company said.<p>“We’re excited to be able to offer this unique option with GoBank, which provides the convenience of online banking and gives drivers …