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35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies explained, in plain English

Everything you need to know about what cryptocurrencies are, how they work, and how they're valued.<p>By now you've probably heard about the cryptocurrency craze.<p>Either a family member, friend, neighbor, doctor, Uber driver, sales associate, server, barista, or passer-by on the street, has probably …

Cryptocurrency

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Startups

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren't Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?<p>According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of …

Here's how Warren Buffett pays such a low tax rate

Capital gains: It's not "income" until you sell<p>Last year, Warren Buffett reported about $11.6 million in gross income on his tax return, and paid $1.85 million in federal income taxes. His 16% effective tax rate already sounds low, until you consider that his net worth increased by $12 <i>billion</i> in …

Finance

Fully Automated Garages Are The Future of Urban Parking

22 garages in the U.S. are already starting to use the self-parking tech.<p>As Americans move back toward urban centers, land prices are soaring, walkability is a buzzword for seemingly every neighborhood and development, and big, sprawling parking lots are taboo. And while cars are going to be the …

Egypt is getting a new capital -- courtesy of China - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>Egypt's new capital city moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that Chinese developers will largely fund the megaproject.<p>The China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) agreed to provide $20 billion for the currently unnamed city, after a meeting between …

THE DRIVERLESS TAXI REPORT -- How automakers, shared mobility services and tech companies are ushering in a post-driver world

So far, the race has been brutal, as companies jockey for position by spending billions to acquire/invest in companies that will help make a driverless taxi service a reality. Uber recently took the pole position by launching a pilot self-driving taxi service (with a driver still behind the wheel) …

Automotive Industry

One sentence sums up why millennials are flocking to Nike, Under Armour, and Lululemon

They tend to spend money on experiences rather than clothing and are picky about apparel in general.<p>We already know that consumers gravitate towards purchasing athletic wear over traditional apparel, since athleisure clothing lends itself to experiences and activities. But which clothing companies …

Under Armour

Disney bent over backwards to make its multibillion Shangai theme park happen and some are already turning against it

The planned grand opening featured concerts in front of the world's largest Disneyland castle, rollout of merchandise like Disney Princess chopsticks and a Mickey Mouse hat adorned with Swarovski crystal, and princess makeovers for young Chinese girls.<p>Disney hopes to attract 11 million visitors …

Best books for Ecommerce marketing professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>You have designed your ecommerce website, validated your product and chosen your target market. It is now time to start …

Marketing

1. Google

Why I Wake Up at 5:30 am Every Morning (And What You Will Gain From Doing It Too)

Read on HuffPost France<p>A few months ago, I made decision that was utterly out of character for me. A decision that would have a daily impact, for months.<p>The decision was to wake up at <b>5:30 am</b>. Every morning.<p>"Why?"<p>That's a legitimate question. (I must admit, some mornings, I ask myself the same …

Tim Cook

Managing Employees Remotely: Ways to Make It Work

I'm a front-line performance manager for seven talented Gallup employees. Like so many of you, I strive every day to be a great manager for my team. …

Delegating: A Huge Management Challenge for Entrepreneurs

Story Highlights<p><i>Management problems start as the business expands</i>• <i><br>Delegating effectively is a key trait of great entrepreneurs</i>• <i><br>Delegation frees up the</i> …

Larry Summers has a major warning for the US economy, and everyone should be paying attention

On Monday, we published Larry Summers' latest op-ed in The Washington Post, which opened with the former Treasury Secretary and Harvard president writing, <b>"This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system."</b><p>What Summers …

Economics

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Land was not only "one of the great inventors of our time", according to Jobs.<p>"More …

Polaroid Photography

Study Shows Secret To Managing Millennials Can Be Summed Up In One Word

There’s a famous quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.” For a generation of older managers, a similar sentiment could apply to their understanding of Millennials in the workforce. They’re just somehow different. They want different things, they’re …

9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader

Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed …

Leadership

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

Tim Cook just obliterated Apple's critics

After all, $18 billion in net income on $74.6 billion in revenue thanks to 74.5 million iPhones sold seems difficult to beat.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has a message for anyone who thinks Apple can't top its numbers: You're nuts.<p>Speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Tuesday, Cook coolly …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

Howard Schultz

Jawbone: The trials of a 16-year-old can’t-miss startup

The first thing you notice about Hosain Rahman, CEO of the much-buzzed-about gadget maker Jawbone, are his wrists. A big, hirsute, 38-year-old bear …

Timeline of American Business

1837:William Procter and James Gamble create the Procter & Gamble Company.1850:Henry Wells and William Fargo form the American Express …

This Tiny Tech Startup Has Figured Out How To Turn Twitter's Trove Of Free Data Into A Goldmine

But there is tiny tech startup in London that has come up with a way of monetising all the free data that is coming out of Twitter. It's a mobile app called "Twizoo." It helps you find bars and restaurants based on how good they are, how close they are to you, and how expensive the prices are. It's …

Social Media

Seven must-have tools for entrepreneurs in 2015

BUZZSUMO<p>My marketing department at Boughtonlaw is a big fan of BuzzSumo, an application that they use to optimize their content marketing strategy. Buzzsumo shows the most shared articles, infographics and videos about a particular topic. You can see at first glance what content is working well in …

Salesforce.com Will Soon Reveal Its Next $1 Billion Initiative: Healthcare

The Benioffs have been working with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on building this hospital since 2010.<p>It turns out that all that exposure to the way hospitals do business has given Benioff ideas.<p>His company is set to announce in November a new initiative to sell cloud …

University of California

Here's Why A Quarter Of The World's Best-Performing CEOs Studied Engineering

Amazon head Jeff Bezos topped the list.<p>As we've mentioned before, the exec has grown his company's value to $140 billion in the 20 years the company has been around, and in that time Amazon has brought in a massive 15,189% on industry-adjusted shareholder returns.<p>But what's also compelling about …

CEOs

This One Idea Changed How Bosses Treat Office Workers Forever

A founding faculty member of MIT's Sloan School of Management, McGregor wrote "The Human Side of Enterprise," a 1960 business book that changed the way managers see — and treat — their workers.<p>The core insight of McGregor's book was one that took an optimistic view of the office worker's nature, as …

Employment