Edwin Korver

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Worldview

“I’m skeptical of being an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur,” says Geoff Lewis, a Principal on the Investment Team at Founders Fund. “It’s about worldview – we’re look for someone who has got a really contrarian view of the future,” he said pointing to SpaceX, the space …

Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of

It’s been a long time coming. French startup Lima is shipping its device to its 12,840 Kickstarter backers two years after raising $1.2 million on the crowdfunding platform. This showcases the long and windy road for many hardware startups that launch a crowdfunding campaign too early.<p>As a …

Crowd Funding

Gold is still bombed out after China's mystery market dump

Gold stabilized on Tuesday holding just above a five-year low, but investors still see further price falls a day after the metal tumbled 4%.<p>Reflecting losing interest in gold, holdings in the top gold fund SPDR Gold Trust fell to the lowest since 2008.<p>Bullion, after sliding on Monday by the most …

Stock Markets

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Why Embracing Uncertainty Is Critical To Your Success

It’s official: We live in uncertain times.<p>Just pick up today’s paper and the headlines are screaming with news that let’s us know we are living uncertain times. Economic instability. Corporate restructures. Shifting tectonic plates.<p>There’s no doubt about it, uncertainty can be uncomfortable. We …

Who Benefits from the Peer-to-Peer Economy?

Elizabeth Ann Berwick drove for Uber for eight weeks in 2014. She, and two others, then brought suit against the company. On June 16, the California Labor Commission ruled that she as a driver should have been classified as an employee – not an independent contractor – and that she was due over …

Amazing Invention Uses Only 1 Glass of Saltwater to Supply 8 Hours of Light

The SALt Lamp is a cost-effective light source that is changing people's lives in the Philippines. This revolutionary invention was developed by engineer Aisa Mijeno as an asset for the many households that are unable to access or afford electricity. Rather than having residents rely on oil lamps …

Nonprofits

20 Unmissable Tips for Using Periscope for Business

What is Periscope? Periscope is the latest social media platform which is the brainchild of Twitter. It is new, shiny, and growing like …

Google Has Finally Acknowledged That Google+ Isn't Working Out

The folks at Google say they've "made a few choices that, in hindsight, we've needed to rethink."<p><b>Read more about social media:</b><p><b>Who's Still Using Ello?</b><p><b>The Future of Social Media According to VICE</b><p><b>Will Tomorrow's Young Politicians Be Doomed by Their Social Media Indiscretions?</b><p>If you thought Google+ was …

Inventors Create a Salt-Water Powered Lamp

A team of Philippines-based inventors has created a lamp that runs solely off of salt water. Taking advantage of the same science behind battery-making, the innovative lamp is able to safely and reliably convert water’s salinity into energy, powering the device for up to eight hours off of a single …

Saltwater

Secrets to implementation success

What do successful implementers do differently from other companies? Our survey of more than 2,200 executives yields actionable answers.<p><b>Any executive</b> …

Amazon Proposes Drone Highway As It Readies For Flying Package Delivery

It’s been well over a year since Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air, a drone delivery service that was supposed to revolutionize how his company would send packages to its customers. While the world has yet to see a flying Amazon robot make a live delivery, the company moved one step …

U.S. Homeownership Drops To Its Lowest Level Since 1967

The last time homeownership rates were this low, LBJ was president.<p>Data released by the Census Bureau on Tuesday reveal that the U.S. homeownership …

Former Kremlin banker: Putin 'is the richest person in the world until he leaves power'

"Everything that belongs to the territory of the Russian Federation Putin considers to be his," Sergei Pugachev told The Guardian's Luke Harding. "Everything - Gazprom, Rosneft, private companies. Any attempt to calculate it won't succeed.<p>"He's the richest person in the world until he leaves power."<p>…

Russia

Trust is the most powerful currency in business

A number of years ago, after significant business development time and expense, my firm, Gensler, was hired by a major bank to design the interiors …

Leadership

Innovation Starts with the Heart, Not the Head

I recently got a call from a CEO of a health system that encompasses several hospitals, medical practices, and clinics. Lakeland Health employs about 4,000 associates and takes in nearly $500 million per year. Its facilities are spread across the southwest corner of Michigan — where median income …

Twitter is building a news platform that lets you follow events instead of people

Right now, tracking major stories and events on Twitter requires a certain level of knowledge about how Twitter works. Identifying the right hashtags and right sources is still work. The company has tried in the past make surfacing pertinent tweets easier, but you needed to be a more-or-less …

Why Strong Customer Relationships Trump Powerful Brands

Since the birth of e-commerce, marketing experts have disagreed about the future role of brands. Some have predicted that digital technologies will hasten the demise of brands because customers will have ready access to information they need to make purchase decisions, and “brand” will therefore …

Three Best Practices for Customer Engagement

Relationships with customers is now worth twice as much as your measured brand value, as brand value has fallen by almost half in the past decade …

Customers

Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said

The increasing popularity of ad blockers is an existential threat to companies such as Google that make most of their revenue by selling ads.<p>Hence why the question of ad blockers was brought up Wednesday at Google's annual meeting of stockholders. An audience member asked Google CEO Larry Page how …

What you know about information architecture, might be wrong

We all think we understand information architecture. Yet, it is a specialist area and the things we think we know may not be correct.<p>Preorder my …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively.

How to Publish a Book

What are your goals for your book? *<p>Do you have a manuscript that is ready to publish? *<p>First Name:<p>Last Name:<p>Email:<p>Phone:<p>By clicking the button below …

Writing

A Look At The Future Of Shopping Inside A Startups Lab In This San Francisco Mall

Silicon Valley is full of big, disruptive ideas. Now a certain mall in downtown San Francisco would like to capitalize on some of that innovative gold in the hopes that it will bring online shopping into the physical realm. So it built a tech space for startups.<p>Bespoke is 35,000 square feet of …

Here's some great news for those who want the stock market to crash ...

Margin debt (red in the chart above) hit a new high in April.<p>Even after adjusting for inflation, margin debt is now higher than it was at the peak of the great bull market in 2000 and the echo bull market in 2007.<p>What is "margin debt"?<p>It's the amount of money stock investors have collectively …

Stock Markets

Government Big Data Problems Are No Match for These Startups

From monitoring the darkest corners of the web to getting government requests cleared more quickly, startups are growing by tackling data overload.<p>This February, the US government appointed a former startup guru, Dhanurjay "DJ" Patil, to become its first Chief Data Scientist. The former Relate-IQ …

Startups

How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs from people. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.<p>In the first part of the 20th century, agricultural technology — the tractor, chemical fertilizers — meant a single farmer could suddenly grow much more food. So …