James Draper

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A Gentle Introduction To Graph Theory

So many things in the world would have never come into existence if there hadn’t been a problem that needed solving. This truth applies to …

A financial planner outlines the 10 money goals everyone should have for 2017

Other people don't bother to set goals. They choose — unconsciously at least — to rely on luck.<p><i>"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."</i><p><i>Douglas MacArthur</i><p>Let's establish up front that goals are something more substantial than dreams or wishes.<p>They can start with dreams or wishes, but …

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Big Data Continues To Grow Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason. According to a recent report from …

Big Data

A Tech Boom Is Coming For Utah

In Provo office parks and Salt Lake City startup incubators, tech is increasingly making a home for itself in the Beehive State. But not everyone's happy about tech’s impact on the Utah way of life.<p>A troop of giddy engineers is barreling out of Instructure's headquarters and onto a parking deck …

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Here are some proven patterns for achieving your goals, gathered through numerous in-person interviews of successful people from all walks of life.<p>Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent …

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

Machine Learning

The Role of a Data Scientist in 2016

Already crowned as the best job in America for 2016, the definition and skill set required to be a data scientist is in a constant state of flux. …

The 10 Biggest Lessons I Learned While Building a $3.5 Million Business

How massive failure eventually led to a seven-figure business.<p>"This experience is probably at least as valuable as an MBA from an Ivy League university."<p>That's what my dad said after I folded my first startup and totaled my debt: $250,000. Back then, those words brought little consolation. Only in …

2 Metrics Startups Need to Start Tracking

After seeing dozens of Simplified One Page Strategic Plans, it became apparent that there are two metrics that most startups aren’t tracking and need …

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk

The biggest reason why startups succeed today<p>Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point …

Food poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says his …

Environmental Health

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do (Advice From a Former Navy SEAL)

Improve your resiliency--or teach your kids to be mentally tougher--with these important practices.<p>Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a …

Deep learning sparks third artificial intelligence boom

TOKYO -- Deep learning, a revolutionary machine-learning technique, is breathing new life into artificial intelligence research.<p>Professor Emeritus …

Artificial Intelligence

These Amazing Startups Aim To Save The World

The 2015 Kairos Global Summit announces its winners<p>“Everyone you meet will blow your mind,” the Kairos Society promised earlier this year when it introduced its pick of 50 innovative startups from a global pool of hundreds. Kairos, a global startup incubator, showcased all 50 startups for some of …

Theranos, one of the world’s most hyped health care startups, is in hot water

Theranos, a Palo Alto-based blood testing company now valued at roughly $9 billion dollars, has become something of a Silicon Valley darling since its founding 12 years ago, thanks in part to a great backstory and a charismatic female CEO. But beyond its glossy public image, its work may not live …

Silicon Valley

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

App Brings Sports Analytics to the Field of Finance

August 07, 2015<p>Interested in exploring the fast-paced field of international currency exchange? Thanks to the Davidson Research Initiative and math …

Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

How Sports Data Analytics Is Upsetting The Game All Over Again

By Leah Hunter7 minute Read<p>One or two games in MLB is often the difference between advancing to the post-season or staying home, and an entire season …

Inside Elon Musk's $1.4 billion score

Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla dazzled, seduced, squeezed, bluffed,</b> …

Tesla

9 Killer Tips for Building and Selling Your Business

Here are some tips from an Entrepreneur who has built, scaled and sold his business and lessons learned<p>Many Cinderella stories are about entrepreneurs reaching levels of success that even they themselves didn't think possible. These are brave souls who built fascinating products, learned priceless …

Business Strategy

10 Tips and Quotes From the Best Leadership Books of the Year

These are the best business books of the year on leadership, with a tip and a quote to help you decide if you want to read more from that author.<p>Leadership is not about who you know, or why you know it, or how much you are paid to lead. It's often about what you know and how you apply that …

Leadership

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …