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9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

20 really smart things Jeff Bezos has said

Jeff Bezos, <b>Amazon's</b> CEO, is brilliant in a way that one comes around a few times a century. He's probably one of the smartest businessmen of all time.<p>He's also quite quotable. Here's 20 smart things he's said over the years.<p><b>1.</b> "All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages …

The 15 most influential thinkers in business

You can credit Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, for example, for sowing the seeds that became Silicon Valley's obsession with "disruption." And there are INSEAD professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, whose book "Blue Ocean Strategy" has sold 3.5 million copies and been …

Three California Gold-Rush Towns Worth Visiting

Floyd Øydegaard won’t let me leave his bookstore.<p>He’s talking to two fellow bearded reenactors and me about Lincoln’s outhouse.<p>“You see, he used a barrel so his coattails could hang off the back edge,” Øydegaard says, his lips smacking with excitement. “He was such a smart man.”<p>The 19th century has …

Alexander Hamilton

Professor: The mistake I’ve been making for 25 years — and how a ‘stupid’ e-mail made me realize it

Here is a rather unusual post, an admission of by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory, and today, it concerns the application …

Two Black Holes are About to Smash Into Each Other

Three and a half billion light years away in the Virgo constellation, two supermassive black holes are on the verge of smacking into one another. In …

Black Holes

How an oddball internet quiz turned a startup into an overnight success

And it's been a runaway hit.<p>The startup was already on the radar because of the company's CEO co-founder, Shaul Olmert. He's the son of disgraced former Israeli Prime Minister Eh ud Olmert. (Olmert is heading to jail, convicted on bribery charges, the first Israeli premier to be sentenced to time …

Two Years Of Recession For Brazil, Banks Say

Okay, forget the bottom in Brazil. This is now a black hole, at least quasi-officially.<p>Banks are now forecasting economic contraction in 2016. If so, it will be the first time that Brazil’s economy shrank in back-to-back years since the Great Depression.<p>On Friday, Credit Suisse’s economist Nelson …

Meetings with European commission, ECB and IMF were supposed to start on Friday but were delayed by organisational issues<p>Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package should go ahead after logistical issues that delayed meetings this week are resolved, a Greek …

Europe

$2 billion grocery delivery startup Instacart is reclassifying some of its workers as employees

Not unlike other startups including Uber, Lyft, and Postmates, Instacart relies on human labor to carry out its services for customers. Like these other companies, Instacart has hired its grocery selection and delivery workers as 1099 employees, or independent contractors.<p>The difference between …

How a startup founded outside a sandwich shop started making GIFs for Lady Gaga and Pharrell

If you've been to a company party in the last few years, the odds are good that you've seen one of the Bosco's photo booths.<p>It's a white box, elevated a few feet off the ground, where party-goers can pose for four photos in rapid succession, which then get turned into an animated GIF.<p>The Bosco's …

12 Signs You're Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you? Read through these 12 signs to find out.

Entrepreneurship

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 …

It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Microsoft just blew everyone's minds with another incredible demonstration of its holographic headset

Microsoft invited Lydia Winters from Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, to demonstrate how gaming works with the Hololens. For those unfamiliar, Minecraft is pretty similar to Legos, but applied to a virtual world: You can create entire worlds and create little blocky players to explore those worlds …

Augmented Reality

Algorithms developed by Google designed to encode thoughts, could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist<p>Computers will have developed “common sense” within a decade and we could be counting them among our friends not long afterwards, one of the world’s …

Artificial Intelligence

3.3-million-year-old handmade stone tools found in Kenya predate any known humans

The oldest handmade stone tools discovered yet predate any known humans and may have been wielded by an as-yet-unknown species, researchers say.<p>The …

How To Start A Startup Out Of A Passion, Raise Money, And Grow A Company

Ask any entrepreneur, it takes dedication, hard work, and skill to grow a company. But more than that, certain entrepreneurs have a unique passion and talent to take a start-up from zero to sixty, and see opportunities where others fail.<p>“I had a unique set of resources,” explains software …

Business Strategy

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

5 Kinds of People Who Will Help You Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is, in many ways, about achieving independence. You won’t have a boss anymore. You won’t have a network of supervisors and coworkers to set your schedule or monitor your success. Instead, you’ll become a master of your …

The Future Of Supersonic Travel Is 'Closer Than Many People Imagine'

It’s been nearly a dozen years since the last flight of the Concorde. For over a quarter century, the sleek and sexy Anglo-French airplane represented the jet set era of the the late 20th Century. Ernie Edwards, a veteran of the private jet industry thinks the next passenger supersonic flights are …

Aviation

14 traits every successful social media manager should have

The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Competent social media …

Scientists in China edit human genome in embryos for the first time

New study confirms rumors in the scientific community, heralds new debate over the ethics of human genetic engineering<p>For the first time ever, scientists have reported editing the genetic code in human embryos. The work, carried out by researchers in China, sought to remove a gene responsible for a …

Great Entrepreneurs Share These Six Traits - And Some May Surprise You

What does it take to be successful as an entrepreneur? It’s a frequently asked question. Common answers are passion, smarts, audacity—not to mention the ability to work 70-hour weeks with no end in sight.<p>However, there are other traits that can be just as advantageous but might not fit into our …

Entrepreneurship

Creating Social Media Micro-Content With Long-Tail SEO

Both approaches to being a smarter marketer are beneficial to your business because they allow your organization to get its messaging through to your audience ahead of the competition at a quicker pace than if you were to focus too heavily on achieving short term gains.<p>Focusing your efforts on …

5 Important Features from Google Webmaster Tools | SEJ

Website owners and developers all over the world already use Google Webmaster tools to diagnose, monitor, and optimize their site. And those who …

Google Webmaster Guidelines Update Calls “Low Quality Guest Blog Posts" Spam

Google has updated their webmaster guidelines, specifically in the little or no original content guideline, to add “low-quality guest blog posts” as …

These 10 Analytics Reports Will Improve Your AdWords Results

AdWords is great at costs, clicks and conversions, but what happens in between is a bit of a mystery, unless you also employ Analytics.