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Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader

Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.<p>"I really admired all the great tech companies and even as a little kid, I admired the tech …

Procter & Gamble

Amazon First Reads April eBook freebies

April is here, and that means Amazon’s selection of Kindle First Reads freebies for the new month is now available. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for <b>free</b> (Reg. $6) before these titles are released.<p>Drop by the official Amazon First …

Freebies

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

These tiny robots could be disease-fighting machines inside the body

Nanobots could provide cancer treatment free from side effects.<p>Call it another case of science fiction becoming scientific fact. Researchers have long dreamed of developing tiny robots that could roam about inside our bodies, delivering drugs with unprecedented precision, and hunting down and …

Nanotech

Google’s TensorFlow AI framework adds Swift and JavaScript support

Google today unveiled a slew of updates to its popular TensorFlow machine learning framework to make it useful for a wider variety of developers and give data scientists new ways to get started building AI models.<p>TensorFlow is one of the most popular programming frameworks developers can use to set …

Machine Learning

Don't Even Try Managing a Remote Team Without These Tools

From onboarding to ongoing training and password management, these apps keep workers connected so you can focus on the bigger picture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If any of your employees work remotely, you already know the challenges that come with off-site team …

Project Management

73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product

It's not even close to avocado toast.<p>In 2015, Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries around the world. They wanted to know more about what influences how people feel about brands, and how those feelings impact buying behavior.<p>One overwhelming conclusion of the report? That across the …

Human Rights

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

alexa tutorial setup. Source directory is invalid, cannot install node_module for the lambda function(s)

following the tutorial steps https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-quiz-game teh git clone, and npm install all are fine.<p>$ ask init . (and …

Cloud Computing

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

With the flick of a switch, a handful of tech giants can change the nature and extent of mankind’s ingestion of information. In 2013, Google took a step towards understanding the intent of their users with the Hummingbird algorithm. Twitter replaced most-recent with most-important tweets when they …

Fake News

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

On a cold February morning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the skeleton of a modern 15-story building was rising from a muddy construction site along the East River. As long and as tall as a cruise ship, the sleek glass structure loomed above rusty, century-old dry docks, serving notice to the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How to Build a Lucrative Business by Renting Your Expertise

Renting your expertise to high-profile individuals, celebrities, and corporations could be your way to millions.<p>Let's face it, every hopeful entrepreneur may not have the next big app, invention or product that will make them fortune in today's market. However, that does not exclude you from …

Small Business

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People | Inc.com

A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same search on Amazon landed me with more than 100,000 possibilities.<p>With endless resources, the question of …

Profit

How to get top home security with no monthly fees

How often do you worry about your home, its contents or the people inside? I travel a lot and every time I'm on the road, my level of concern is …

Humans and machines will work together, sooner than later

A report from Dell says that partnering with machines will become even more common in the future, even if business leaders are still foggy on the idea.<p>In the future, could your colleague be a robot?<p>There's a good chance the answer is "yes," according to a survey of 3,800 business leaders.<p>A new …

Cows

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …

Leadership

10 Useful Material Design Code Snippets

The material design craze is taking the web world by storm. Every month I find new sites running on the material style using frameworks or custom UI …

UI Design

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Sociology

Raspberry Pi's latest competitor RockPro64 brings more power plus AI processor

The RockPro64 developer board is a Rockchip RK3399-powered alternative to the Raspberry Pi.<p><i>Video: A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 seconds</i><p>Pine64 has …

Learning This 1 Language Will Make You More Money

The answer might surprise you.<p>Learning a second language has traditionally always been popular with the hobbyist and travel community. But what about the business community?<p>According to Euro London, a recruitment agency, learning a language has shown to add between 10-15% to your income. This only …

Language Learning

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

The Most Promising Open Source Projects to Watch for in 2018

Everyone and their mother is talking about open source projects. As you likely already know, at the core it’s a software which is used freely, shared globally in real-time and can be modified by virtually anyone. While there are a myriad of open source licenses offering users various degrees of …

Superhot

How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture

More and more companies are realizing they must reinvent their cultures by infusing innovation into their DNA. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at …

Innovation

If You Want to Build a 7-Figure Business, You Must Do These 3 Things Well | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs start their journey looking for freedom, however that might look to them, and financial success. And financial success to many entrepreneurs starts with building a million dollar company.<p>We all know having a great product or service is essential along with patience for the …

Entrepreneurship

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Design

How to get started with machine learning

Machine learning is still a pipe dream for most organizations, with Gartner estimating that fewer than 15 percent of enterprises successfully get …

Machine Learning

Understanding SOLID Principles: Dependency Inversion

<b>This is the 1st part of the series of understanding SOLID Principles where we explore what is Dependency Inversion and why it helps deliver software</b> …

JavaScript