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A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Corporate Hack: How A Dozen Remote Workers Generated $100M

How did a team of a dozen remote entrepreneurs hack the typical corporate structure and create a company that generated nearly $100 million in revenue? Even established companies that attempt to instill a remote working component into their culture often find it difficult, as poignantly noted in</b> …

Customer Service

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

UFC 196 live stream: How to watch the McGregor vs. Diaz fight and undercard online

Your complete guide to not missing a minute of the Octagon action from UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz including fight times, fight card and links to online and mobile viewing options.<p>Tonight the UFC is back in the Conor McGregor business as the Featherweight champ moves up to welterweight to face Nate …

The 57 Best Free Marketing Tools to Build Your Online Presence

Have you ever been on a Twitter Chat?<p>Last week I received an invitation from my good friend Ian to join him on one of the weekly Twitter Chats that …

Marketing

78 Takeaways from Traction Book

The second edition of <i>Traction</i> is now out, published by Penguin Random House (the first edition was self-published). I mention that because the change …

How Small Businesses can Boost their Sales with Email Automation in 2016

Do you prefer sending manual emails to every person when they sign up for your email list?<p>OR<p>Is it better to automate the whole process to connect with the consumers at a deeper level?<p>Time is money.<p>Small business owners don't have enough time to send emails to every person manually. It is logical to …

Marketing

A lead developer just quit bitcoin, saying it 'failed'

Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development.<p>"Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn …

Euclid Analytics Raises $20M Series C To Track Consumer Behavior In Retail Stores

Euclid Analytics plans to help more companies track customer behavior in their retail stores after raising a $20 million Series C. The funding will be used to acquire clients, add new employees, and build Euclid’s location analytics platform.<p>The round, which brings Euclid’s total raised so far to …

So You Want To Build An App? Twitter Has A Playbook

Twitter the company is sometimes burdened by sharing a name with Twitter the app. It knows a lot more about building mobile apps than its simple-seeming flagship might suggest.<p>That’s the not-so-subtle message of Twitter’s first edition of a playbook for mobile apps that developer advocate Bear …

Predictions for 2016: The year of the business drone

When business leaders used to speak of reaching for the sky, it was taken as a metaphor for setting high business goals.<p>But now, whether your firm is in retail, construction, security or sports, the skies may be a genuine source of commercial advantage. Rapidly improving technology and lower costs …

Drones

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

The best of the Long Read in 2015

Our 15 favourite pieces of the year<p>The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for …

Books

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

There is something extraordinary happening in the world

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago I freed myself from standard-procedure society, I broke …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Bill Gates' favorite reads of 2015 are nerdy delights

Attention, fellow book nerds: Bill Gates has just released a list of his favorite books of 2015.<p>"I just looked over the list of books I read this …

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets | Inc.com

Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a recommendation. Why read a random website review when someone in your network has an opinion? Do the number of app downloads really matter if someone you trust loves a product? In the …

Entrepreneurship

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

The world is not falling apart: The trend lines reveal an increasingly peaceful period in history.

It’s a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops—who …

11 great resources to learn and work in Python

Now that you’re done learning all of the fun stuff in Python, it’s time to put yourself up to the test! Use HackerRank challenges to test your skills: you could even get a job out of it!<p>HackerRank allows you to complete problems in the coding language of your choice and allows you to demonstrate …

Machine Learning

How Startups Can Utilize Lean Principles For Branding

You’re 99% sure that whatever it is that you’re going to build will change the world forever. And the next days, weeks, months you start building on …

Product Management

'It's not worth it': Australian man warns against party drugs in startling video

This might be the most intense video against the use of recreational party drugs that you'll ever see.<p>An Australian man, Jordy Hurdes, posted a video …

The Realities of Installing iBeacon to Scale

Location aware technology as part of Bloomberg Connects is pretty vital. We use it to tell the staff answering questions which gallery a visitor is …

Internet of Things

Intercom on Product Management book

Blog<p>All<p>Success starts with a great product<p>Building a great product should be the first focus of every startup. This collection of lessons offers our …

Noteslate Hero E Ink Sketching And Note-Taking Tablet Unveiled (video)

After recently starting the process of taking preorders for their new Noteslate SHIRO E Ink note taking and sketching device. Noteslate have this …

Gear & Gadgets

The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump"

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Friday afternoon (when I <i>should</i> be working, but I have a few posts already done in advance and my mind is …

Productivity

A Refresher on Regression Analysis

You probably know by now that whenever possible you should be making data-driven decisions at work. But do you know how to parse through all of the data available to you? The good news is that you likely don’t have to do the number crunching yourself (hallelujah!) but you do need to correctly …

What Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other successful people do on weekends

For others, the weekend is a myth — Saturday and Sunday mere extensions of the workweek and a chance to get ahead of the competition.<p>Judging from the ways successful people spend their — at least theoretical — time away from work, there really is no right or wrong way to structure your weekends. …