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This is not a typo: Only 3% of Americans are legally allowed to invest in start-ups

Of the richest venture capitalists, all are worth more than $1 billion, and all are men. The majority of these have invested in Groupon, LinkedIn, Skype, YouTube, Paypal, Facebook and others. Chances are, you are legally barred from joining their exclusive investors’ club.<p>More than 97% of Americans …

How To Be A Bad Leader

I am the best bad leader in the world. Not only do I know everything about how to fail as a leader but I also have spent large amounts of time with …

Peter Thiel

A wild and chilling theory about what happened to MH370

The pick of the week’s best long reads, including a theory on where Flight MH370 ended up, a socialist robot utopia and why people doubt science.<p><b>Science</b> | The thrill of defeat<p>How science works, at its best. Sydney Brenner and Francis Crick, “two of the 20th Century’s most brilliant geneticists”, …

Statistics

life

<i>Essential for developing sustainable leadership, Total Leadership concepts have extraordinary strength.</i><p>– Carlos Torres Vila, CEO, BBVA<p><i>Students talk</i> …

Hiring Friends: Disastrous, or Smartest Decision You’ll Ever Make?

I’m a huge fan of hiring friends. I think it’s a great idea.<p>This is probably something that a lot of people disagree with. Many will say that hiring …

Leadership is about making others feel safe: Simon Sinek at TED2014

Simon Sinek. Photo: James Duncan Davidson<p>Simon Sinek begins his talk with the story of former U.S. Army Captain William D. Swenson. In 2009, Swenson …

The Ten Worst Things You Can Do In A Negotiation

The best negotiator I knew always acted like an idiot. He acted so well that I thought he was really stupid. I also thought at the time that he was …

Self-help

Eight tips on running a great team offsite

It’s been reported that corporate offsites cost companies millions every year purely in just employee salary time — that’s before factoring in the …

Here’s How to Scientifically Train Your Mind to Be Happy

Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like accounting and law) can lead you toward a pervasive pessimism that …

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

(Credit: Wired magazine. )<p><i>Time to read: 50 minutes</i><p>We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and …

Peter Thiel

Reid Hoffman’s Two Rules for Strategy Decisions

Reid Hoffman — the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and partner at the venture capital firm Greylock — is a preeminent Silicon Valley strategist. I recently ended my tour of duty as Reid’s chief of staff and wrote a long essay about that experience <i>—</i> “10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: Lessons …

How Slack Uses Slack

CEO Stewart Butterfield on how his company uses its own product to be more productive–and how you can, too.<p>Last week, enterprise messaging service Slack announced that 500,000 people use the service every day. The company, which first offered its product in beta-test form in August 2013 and …

Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015

Bernard Meyerson<p>Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise …

Here Is How Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores Can Survive

When I think of bookstores today, I think of a favorite saying of mine. Unfortunately, that saying is, “Great marketing can’t fix a shit …

Ivy League For Free: What One Man Learned By Crashing Elite Colleges For 4 Years

Guillaume Dumas attended the most expensive schools on zero tuition. He discovered what a college degree can–and cannot–get you in life.<p>Between 2008 and 2012, Guillaume Dumas took courses at some of the best colleges in North America–Stanford, Yale, Brown, University of California Berkeley, McGill, …

If You Had To Make $500 By The End Of The Week, How Would You Do It?

A few weeks ago, I tried a new method of making money. I built a simple, 21-day course containing quick, daily actions anyone can take to build …

What Mindfulness Is and Is Not

<b>Mindfulness</b> is a word being thrown around a lot recently. Yet there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about <i>what</i> it is.<p>To be mindful, in very …

Magic: The Story of an Accidentally Founded, Wildly Viral Startup

When I moved to Brooklyn, my roommate hooked me up with his weed dealer. He laid out shockingly specific instructions for contacting the guy. First, …

Threat Intelligence in an Active Cyber Defense (Part 1)

By Robert M. Lee on February 17, 2015<p>Many organizations have bought into the idea of cyber threat intelligence but two questions tend to dominate the …

Neutron S

Forget mounting frustration. Neutron S is very easy to use, allowing quick removal and attachment. Compatible with almost any phone or tablet, even …

A 29-year-old invented a painless way to save money, and Google's buying into it

In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%.<p>So why is this happening? Is it that hard to go to a bank and open an automatic savings or a CD account?<p>"The bank …

Google partners with Microsoft to fight false positives in the antivirus industry

Google today announced “trusted source,” a project to address the problem of false positives in the antivirus industry. The company has already started working with Microsoft to help minimize the issue on Windows.<p>The aim is simple: to have software developers share the files in their catalog for …

Books that Have Changed My Life (Part 3)

Power, Connection, and Leadership<p>In part 1 and part 2, the books really did change my life. That was me looking back on several years with proof. I …

Kick start cloud security with packaged consulting offerings to bring our applied research and battle-tested field experiences to your cloud …

Build a Bug Out Kindle: A Digital Survival Library at Your Fingertips

<b>Please Share This Page:</b><p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival,</i> …

Survivalism

How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Meet Press, a New Coffee Brewing and Origin Logging App

A new iOS app for brewed coffee logging launched last week with a dual focus on personalization and origin. Under the name Redwood Studios, …

Coffee

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …