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This Entrepreneur Lost $150M. Here's What He Learned About Life, Happiness, and Success | Inc.com

Most of us would rather avoid losing something than gaining it.<p>Psychologists call this loss aversion, and studies show that losses are twice as powerful. We face more pain at the thought of losing $150 than gaining $150, right? Now imagine multiplying this loss by 1,000,000.<p>What was your first …

Entrepreneurship

IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life

<i>“Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Niels Bohr</i><p>For many, the “virtual world” of AI and the “real world” in which we live seem to perpetually be at odds. With AI largely being academic or theoretical in nature for most of the past 60 years, it’s easy to …

Internet of Things

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

Have an old monitor and Raspberry Pi lying around? Put them both to great use with this DIY wall-mounted display.<p>So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it …

Raspberry Pi

4 Things Every Business Analyst Should Know About the World of Data

You must have heard of Big Data, data science, Business Intelligence, data Driven. Maybe not. What do all these cool words mean for a Business …

Big Data

The True Value of a Business Data Warehouse

What if I told you that if you build a Data Warehouse you will increase the efficiency of your company saving you money and time?<p>You heard it right. …

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Hack This: How to Consult Google's Machine Learning Oracle

Artificial intelligence for the masses.<p>Machine learning and its artificial intelligence parent are probably most often regarded by regular-ass people as kind of opaque and esoteric subjects. Or even just tech buzzwords, which is a shame because it doesn't have to be like that. These things are just …

Machine Learning

Powering analytics: Why your data hoard and dashboards may be useless (VB Live)

<b>You can slice and dice the terabytes of data you gather seven ways ‘til Sunday — but what do you actually know? Join our free VB Live event to learn from the pros how to start making all your decisions powerfully data-driven.</b><p><b>Register here for free.</b><p>Robert Olson, director of data and analytics at …

How You Can Live On One Of The World's Best Beaches

With the Brazilian real looking weak on the dollar, now is the opportune moment to head down to Brazil... and I'm sorry, but forget Rio, the northeast of Brazil has so much more to offer, especially beaches. It's been years now since <i>The Washington Post</i> listed Jericoacoara Beach, located in the …

National Parks

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Mo pain, Mo gain: Strength training with Mo Farah

These steps make up Mo's hour long strength and conditioning sessions. Do ten reps of each, see how that feels and then repeat. You'll soon feel the …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Jokly, Recreyo and More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on Angel List as an early information service for those who keep …

The Muscle Matrix Workout

The Best Tourist Attraction In Every State

Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country's majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore.<p>But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont's Ben & Jerry's Factory and Tennessee's Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll …

National Parks

Berkshire Earnings Beat Expectations By $283 Per Share

Net earnings per Berkshire shares totaled $2,811.<p>Revenue in Berkshire's third quarter came in at $51.2 billion, up from $46.5 billion a year ago.<p>Earnings for holders of Berkshire 'B' shares are equivalent 1/1,500 of the Class A amount.<p>On Friday, Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway closed at …

Investing

5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …

Summer Fashion

Seven Characteristics of Supply Chains to Admire

Supply chain excellence matters. As growth slows, it can make or break corporate performance. Now 30-years old, the practice of supply chain management is still evolving. The average manufacturing company has spent 1.7% of revenue on technology over the course of the past decade. Most of it has …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

The most popular class — titled "Search Inside Yourself" — regularly has a wait list stretching six months.<p>"I know this sounds melodramatic," a Google employee reported on an after-course examination, "but I really think this course changed my life."<p>The class has been taught at Google since 2007 …

Mindfulness

The Guide to Creating Conversion Funnels for Analyzing Data

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>You’ve probably been reading tons of articles telling you to start setting up metrics for your website, measure your website KPIs and take …

How Cloud Startups Are Changing The Face Of Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pete Sonsini is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates.</i><p>After more than a decade of hype and billions of dollars of value creation, it would be reasonable to expect investors to start losing interest in cloud-related startups. In the venture business, me-too investors reap …

Kill The Hamburger Button

That little three-lined button is the devil. Whether you call it a side menu, navigation drawer, or a hamburger, hiding your features off-screen behind a nondescript icon in the corner is usually a poor mobile design choice. Interaction theory, A/B tests, and the evolution of some of the top apps …

The Ultimate Guide To Researching A Company Pre-Interview

You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace.<p>But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent in …

Wealth Management Startup FutureAdvisor Raises $15.5 Million

Looking to bring top-flight wealth management services to the middle class, FutureAdvisor has raised $15.5 million in fresh capital.<p>The round was led by new investor Canvas with participation from the company’s previous investors including Sequoia Capital. Y Combinator, one of the country’s top …

Couchbase, provider of NoSQL databases, releases new product suite for better mobile applications

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: violetkaipa/Shutterstock<p>NoSQL startup Couchbase debuted today its new Couchbase Mobile, a new line of products …

UK Home Cleaning Startup Housekeep Raises $1M To Take On Hassle, Homejoy, Mopp And Others

The UK home cleaning market continues to lather up. Hot on the heels of Hassle.com’s $6 million fund-raise from Accel Partners, local rival Housekeep is announcing it’s closed a $1 million investment led by Pentland Group (majority owner of JD Sports and numerous other major brands), with …

Sprites Eases Creation of Animated Online Infographics

When it comes to creating presentations, you either have the skill or you don’t. However, an online tool called Sprites has set out to bridge the skill gap by putting enough simple tools into consumer hands that anyone can present a complex concept online in a coherent fashion.<p>With Sprites, you get …

This marketing platform helped Samsung beat Apple … and predicts the future with 78% accuracy

Facebook wants to be the social layer for the web. Google wants to be the discovery layer, and PayPal wants to be the financial layer.<p>Networked Insights, however, wants to be the consumer intent layer.<p>In other words, a crystal ball — that works — for marketers.<p>Google knows a lot about the world, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Need a small business idea? Find a niche, fill it

NEW YORK (AP) — Jumping on the latest hot trend seems like a sure-fire way to strike entrepreneurial gold. But while yoga studios and gluten-free bakeries may be popular, investors and business consultants say take a broader view.<p>Trends in society, including changing demographics and technology are …