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The basics of smartphone photography

When IJNet asked me to contribute to their multimedia journalism toolkit, I was both honored and a little bewildered. I’ve been involved in mobile …

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

Goldman Sachs just launched a new way for everyday investors to follow the hedge fund crowd

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is launching an exchange-traded fund, which pretty much anyone can access, that will invest in hedge funds' most popular stock picks.<p>The fund will track Goldman's Hedge Fund VIP Index, which includes the top 10 long stock positions held by hedge funds. Earlier this …

Markets

21 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Self-improvement

Delta Uses Chip Tags, Tracking App to Tackle Problem of Lost Bags

There's nothing like lost luggage to put a damper on the holiday travel season, but a simple piece of technology being added to some luggage tags could help limit the problem.<p>Just in time for the travel rush, Delta is adding Radio Frequency Identification chips, also known as RFID, to paper baggage …

Flying

Why the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model is So Successful

Use the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model in Your Life<p>Focus on Two Buckets of Value - Operating Income and Marketable Securities<p>Updated April 07, …

Investing

Introducing - Swatch Sistem51 Irony, the automatic Swatch now in Steel (specs & price) - Monochrome Watches

<b>Remember, back in 2013, Swatch (the brand, not the Group) introduced a new watch that came like a blast,a watch in the same vein of the affordable</b> …

Audi to sell cars that talk to traffic lights

Select models sold in US will show countdown to signals turning green – and warn when it’s too late to beat a red<p>The German carmaker Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles to communicate with traffic lights.<p>Audi of America, which is owned by Volkswagen, said select 2017 Q7 and …

Autonomous Cars

Anonymous on a world without a financial system

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Heather Marsh republished by Anonymous<p>Kind people have stigmergically translated this article into Spanish.<p>This …

Cramer: The magic of compounding — how to double your money in 7 years

The truth about money in the U.S. is that unless you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, there aren't many ways to become really wealthy. …

Investing

What Do Investment Banking Analysts Really Do All Day (and Night)?

It's no secret that entry-level investment banking analysts work a lot of hours. In fact, according to Vault's latest Banking Survey, 65 percent of …

Oil

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

Elon Musk Says Life Is Almost Definitely A Simulation

We're probably not living in "base reality"<p>Elon Musk is pretty sure that we're in some sort of simulation.<p>At Code Conference this week, Musk opined that there's just a one in a billion chance that we're living in "base reality," or the realest of realities.<p>Musk explained that, given the advances …

Elon Musk

A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

Are we living in a simulation?<p>For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a …

Silicon Valley

7 Tips for Startup Success

“I dreamt of being an Entrepreneur one day, and hence I’m here!”, if this is what inspired you to be a part of the horse race, then you are …

World's first approved bionic eye to launch in U.S.

The Argus II, which treats patients with the rare genetic condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, was approved by the FDA in February after more than 20 years in the making.<p>After more than 20 years in the making and FDA approval in February, the Argus II bionic eye is finally here. Well, almost. …

Biotechnology

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better careers. Beware of the final (No. 1) book!<p><b>10.</b> <i>The 7 Habits of Highly</i> …

Motivation

5 Reasons Everyone Sucks At Interviews

Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s the strange ritual that is the job interview. Can it be fixed?<p>Job interviews are strange rituals: both sides of the table are fidgety, anxious, alert to the weightiness of situation, and if you were showing up to be interviewed by Google, you might have been …

Human Resources

The Magic of To-Do Lists

Why do people always think that success is only for the “chosen” ones? Shouldn’t all of us be great achievers?<p>The answer is that we should. However, …