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OpenClassrooms raises another $60 million

French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating.<p>OpenClassrooms is the most popular massive open online course platform in France. But the startup has evolved beyond on-demand courses to …

Computer Science

Obama's Three Leadership Takeaways From The 2018 ATD Conference

At 8:30 am this morning in San Diego, President Barack Obama waltzed out on stage at the Association for Talent Development’s annual international conference and exposition. Obama shook hands with ATD’s president and CEO, Tony Bingham, and after a lengthy standing ovation from the 10,000 or so …

San Diego

Want to Be More Successful? 4 Hot Skills to Sharpen Now

Get your startup skills in shape this summer.<p>Been out of school for a while? Thinking about graduate programs? As yet another school year comes to an end, some of you may be thinking about going back to school. With skills and job-needs changing every year, it may not be a bad idea to keep your …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Silicon Valley

Three Steps To Fix A Broken Culture

Our world is in a constant state of change and organizations are evolving to create exceptional cultures. Is yours?<p><b>What Makes A Workplace Culture Exceptional?</b><p>According to Gallup, “The world’s best organizations don’t simply promise a great employee experience; they create a <i>culture</i> <i></i>of engagement in …

Leadership

Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding …

Wake up lights give you more energy all day long, and Amazon has 3 models on sale for $20 or less

Waking up violently to a blaring alarm clock or a grating alarm chime blasting at full volume on your smartphone pretty much ruins your morning, or …

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomers and Gen X-ers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …

Retirement

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

6 Trends Shaping a Future for People in the Workplace

The most important aspect of emerging technologies is how people and organizations put them to work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most businesses agree that the future of work will be rooted in technology, from cloud-based software to AI. But technology on its own …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

Startups

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

5 Ways to Be The Leader Your Team So Desperately Needs

You don't need to be Captain America to be a role model.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no coincidence that the top ten grossing films year over year lately are dominated by the action/adventure genre. In fact, it's a cultural statement. We need heroes in our …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence | Inc.com

You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up in their careers and yet promotions routinely pass them …

Leadership

Airports Are Losing Money as Ride-Hailing Services Grow

For many air travelers, getting to and from the airport has long been part of the whole miserable experience. Do they drive and park in some distant lot? Take mass transit or a taxi? Deal with a rental car?<p>Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are quickly changing those calculations. That has …

Flying

The Laver Cup Is What You Get When Tennis Tries To Be More Like Pro Wrestling, And That's A Good Thing

The worst-case scenario for the Laver Cup—a first attempt to construct an all-star game for men’s tennis, pitting the best players from Europe …

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business?

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by …

Higher Education

Leadership advice: How Amazon maintains focus while competing in so many industries at once

Amazon started as an online book-seller in 1994, but fast forward two decades later and the company finds itself competing in so many industries — …

Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

Amazon unveiled its Amazon Inspire teacher resource-sharing site about a year ago. At that time, you could request access to it (see Amazon …

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Sea Level

Check out the diverse pleasures of L.A.'s Chinatown, Jake

May. 7, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> L.A.’s Chinatown has a past. Transplanted from its original venue 80 years ago, the neighborhood northeast of downtown retains an authentic vibe, in a region otherwise threatened with mass gentrification. It is famously notorious in the classic Jack Nicholson …

California

Resume Writing 101: 7 Things Your Resume Must Show Nearly Every Employer

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another resume writing failure followed by another disappointment.And despite what you …

Employment

11 Most Romantic Destinations in America to fall in love with

The key to any great romantic getaway travel is a great romantic destination. There are so many gorgeous places to kiss in the rain or under the …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

7 Qualities of Leaders With Great Charisma (Anyone Can Master These) | Inc.com

It's no secret that charismatic leaders get ahead personally and professionally in life.<p>That's because charismatic leaders have learned how to influence and impact their surroundings. They use charisma to help bring about change, devotion, and loyalty. They've learned to use charisma with everyone …

Body Language

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Project Management