hcprasad

410 Flips | 14 Magazines | 16 Likes | 10 Following | 12 Followers | @hcprasad | Keep up with hcprasad on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “hcprasad”

A longtime Google investor draws this simple chart on a napkin to explain health tech to company founders

Krishna Yeshwant, a doctor and investor with GV, Alphabet's venture firm, takes a lot of meetings with entrepreneurs that have lofty goals to fix …

Health Care

Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50 million operation has left the company.<p>After growing the Big Four accounting firm’s blockchain team from three people in 2012 to 1,200 people today, global blockchain lead Eric Piscini is striking out on his own, though he’s …

Blockchain

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

FEMALE TORSO WITH VEIL, PARADISE COVE by Herb Ritts on artnet

Artist:<p>(American, 1952–2002)<p>Title:<p><i>FEMALE TORSO WITH VEIL, PARADISE COVE</i>,<p>1984<p>Medium:<p>photograph<p>Edition:<p>ed. 1/3<p>Size:<p>44.4 x 38.1 cm. (17.5 x 15 …

The Arts

These are the best cities for living the American Dream

It is difficult to come up with any one definition of the American Dream that every American will agree on. But certainly, for many people, it …

Demographics

25 Short Thrillers and Mysteries You Can't Even Pretend You Don't Have Time to Read

We get it — you're busy. You're lucky most days if you can even squeeze in a 10-minute workout. There are plenty of books out there too weighty to tackle when you're pressed for time, but lucky for you, we've put together a list of bite-sized books that you can finish in a weekend (or even in a …

Books

Here Are All the Best Job Posting Sites for Every Single Industry

So you can go beyond the usual suspects.<p>You’re probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you’re deep in the job search …

Employment

Yes, You Can Still Deduct Interest on Home Equity Loans Under the New Tax Law

While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) adversely shifts the playing field for home mortgage interest deductions, all is not necessarily lost. …

Personal Finance

Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …

Manufacturing

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

High School

The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications of 2018

A career in information technology (IT) takes a lot of planning. Choosing from the many available certifications determines which sort of career options are available to you. Whether it's system administration, networking, or security that interests you, you're sure to find plenty of certifications …

Project Management

This Ivy League Expert Shows How Storytelling Is Key in Any Business - Do You Know How to Use It?

Telling stories is absolutely necessary for effective communication. This Columbia University expert shares what you need to know.<p>Lots of people think they're good storytellers, but not everyone has the gift. The truth is that many of your friends may just be suffering through your boring …

Columbia University

7 American Cities and States That Will Actually Pay You to Move There

Real talk, you average American, this might be the year you make a big move. For one, your commute is too long, and you’re fresh out of …

American Cities

10 awesome online courses that are on sale for $10 or less

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Looking for a way to impress your boss without …

4 Steps to Getting More Referrals From Everyone You Meet

Network better with these four tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any entrepreneur about referrals and most will tell you that they are the lifeblood of any business.<p>And the reason is simple: When you have referrals on a consistent basis, client acquisition is …

Business Strategy

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

Social Security 101: How to File for Benefits

Nothing worth doing is ever easy, and so it goes with Social Security. When the time comes to file for your benefits, be prepared. Here are the nuts …

Franchise Introduction | HIRE YOURSELF

Effective Management Requires Good Metrics. Here Are 11 Types You Need to Know

To properly manage a business you need to know what's happening. These 11 types of metrics that will give you the insight and awareness you need.<p>They say you can't manage what you can't measure. Quantifying your business allows you to see patterns, set targets, and measure progress. However, many …

Use your car for your small business? The new tax law is good news for you

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has plenty of good news for small businesses and their owners, including super-favorable first-year depreciation …

Income Tax

Steve Jobs, a Hindu holy man, and the Apple logo

<i>In the '70s Steve Jobs travelled to India to visit a renowned guru whose favourite fruit became the logo of one of the world's most renowned</i> …

17 Home Libraries That Look Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

You know what they say, reading is fundamental.

Books

Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market

Retirement planning is not the sexiest topic in the world, but we all have to think about it at some point. And it is a significant business. Depending on which research firm you quote, we’re talking about a $36 trillion to $50 trillion global market.<p>The problem with retirement plans is that …

Retirement

This Is the Best Way to Guarantee More Money in Retirement, According to Stanford Experts

Plus several strategies to help you along.<p>You don’t need fancy financial products to stretch your retirement savings. In fact, most Americans have …

Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce<p>Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.<p>With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants …

Robotics

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

$19 device adds motion activation to anything that plugs into the wall

Want to turn on a lamp anytime you walk into a room? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or deal with fickle smart home hubs to make it happen. …

Tech Trends

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

Jeff Bezos

Who Are The World's Blockchain Stars? 8 People To Watch In 2018

Hundreds of people are flocking to the blockchain industry to get “hilariously rich,” as the New York Times stated in an article about the rise of …