Steven Cebertowicz

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VC Mike Hirshland has some (very early) seed-stage investing advice

Mike Hirshland has been a Boston-based investor for 17 years, first with the venture firm Polaris Partners and, for the last five years, at the firm he co-founded, Resolute Ventures, which has offices in both Boston and San Francisco.<p>Hirshland doesn’t say so outright, but presumably he has a …

A Comparative Roundup: Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

A 1969 McKinsey article claimed that computers were so dumb that they were not capable of making any decisions. In fact they said, it was human …

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider hits 1-PeV milestone with heavy ions (and re-ignites doomsday talk)

The Large Hadron Collider set another record for particle-smashing energy levels this week – which set off another round of hyped-up rumblings about …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

The father of 'disruption' theory explains why Netflix is the perfect example — and Uber isn't

The phrase describes a specific way that smaller companies can outcompete and eventually destroy their bigger rivals. And it has become an obsession for entrepreneurs, particularly in Silicon Valley.<p>But the Harvard Business School professor says the way his theories are thrown around in the tech …

Innovation

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous …

Fear and sadness in Silicon Valley

Every couple of months I leave my small Massachusetts town — where most people still shop for their own groceries and drive their own cars — and head …

3 Ways Steve Jobs Made His Meetings Extremely Productive

Steve Jobs made sure that Apple wasn’t one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive.<p><b>1. He kept meetings</b> …

Microsoft has a crazy plan to make your batteries last a lot longer

Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward:<p>You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.<p>Basically, that means that if you're doing something like playing a game or watching a movie, your processor …

Microsoft Surface

This Is the No. 1 Predictor of Career Success, According to Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

Language Learning

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Welcome to The Internet of Compromised Things

This post is a bit of a public service announcement, so I'll get right to the point:Every time you use WiFi, ask yourself: <b>could I be connecting to</b> …

Wi-Fi

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

Why words get stuck on the tip of your tongue, and how to stop it from happening

"I know it, I know it, hang on ..." they will say. Finger snapping and glances to the ceiling might follow, before a final grunt of frustrated submission - "No, it's gone".<p>Psychologists studying this phenomenon say it occurs when there is a disconnect between a word's concept and it's lexical, or …

The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Valley didn’t get it right the first time with our approach to technology and the classroom.<p>Certainly, some …

Apple Music is coming to Sonos by the end of the year

Sonos let its fans know weeks ago that the company's multi-room, wireless speakers would not support Apple Music at launch. But there is some good news: we now know that Apple and Sonos are trying to make it a reality. A Sonos spokesperson has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that the two companies are …

Apple Music

The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal themselves, bigger questions start to arise.<p>Take <i>Tomorrowland</i><i>,</i> my latest book. While technically an examination of those moments in time when science …

Innovation

Top 12 Project Management Platforms for Startups Outsourcing Development

Looking for the right project development platform for your startup? Here's 12 of the best project management platforms out there.

Project Management

Janet Yellen is losing patience

When the chair of the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that stocks were overvalued and bond yields too low, it was a signal that investors should not expect to indulge on the Fed's cheap dollars forever.<p>But after a knee-jerk reaction to the warning, two days later Wall Street was back near record …

Federal Reserve

Communicating Strategically with Direct Reports

The best leaders inspire their direct reports to carry out their organization’s goals enthusiastically. Indeed, with adept leadership, employees not only share these goals, but they also make them their own. But galvanizing speeches, cogent e-mails, and meticulously prepared PowerPoint …