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15 Simple Ways to Put Meaning Back into Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>What is the meaning of life?</b><p><b>That’s for you to decide, you get to choose.</b><p>Instead of going through life without meaning only struggling to survive, …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

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Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …

Ninja Innovation with Gary Shapiro at The Next Web Conference Europe

Gary Shapiro is CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the body behind the annual CES tradeshow.<p>At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, Shapiro drew from three decades of experience as a leader in the consumer electronics industry to share his take on doing business in the 21st Century.<p>He …

Interview: How Ray Kurzweil Plans To Revolutionize Search At Google

When Google announced in January that Ray Kurzweil would be joining the company, a lot of people wondered why the phenomenally accomplished entrepreneur and futurist would want to work for a large company he didn’t start.<p>Kurzweil’s answer: No one but Google could provide the kind of computing and …

Sequoia’s Aaref Hilaly Says Messaging Apps Are A New Kind Of Social Network

Investor Chamath Palihapitiya’s skeptical comments about the current wave of tech startups (comments that included a not-too-veiled dig at Snapchat), ended up fueling plenty of discussion at our Disrupt NY conference earlier this week. In fact, when I interviewed Sequoia Capital partner Aaref …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

The 7 Steps To Starting A Business

It’s not how many hours you work nor is it how many hurdles you must overcome, rather business is about getting from point a to point b in the quickest manner possible while maintaining product quality and healthy margins.<p>Often, when starting a business, entrepreneurs think too much about small, …

This Is How Google (And Its Advertisers) Will Really Get Inside Your Head

Google cofounder Sergey Brin said only half-jokingly back in 2002 that his company aimed to create the equivalent of the intelligent computer HAL 9000 in <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, but without the bug that resulted in it, you know, killing people.<p>More than a decade later, Google isn’t nearly there, for …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

<b>Day 1</b>.<p>On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart palpitations as they watched the dramatic rises and falls in the digital currency’s worth over …

Five Leadership Lessons From Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dark Knight</i> trilogy has been both a critical and commercial success. The entire series is on its way to earning $2 billion, and critics have acclaimed the series of films as the best in the superhero genre. This trilogy has succeeded because of its sheer quality. Nolan’s Batman …

The Difference Between Growth Hacking and Marketing

Like most people who do marketing for startups, I have a love-hate relationship with the term “growth hacker.” On the one hand, it has allowed startup marketers to differentiate themselves from their counterparts in corporate America. On the other, it just sounds like one of those Silicon Valley …

Infographic: If Google Fiber Went Worldwide

Google is bringing its super-fast broadband network Fiber to three big cities in the United States so far: Kansas City, Austin and Provo, Utah. That’s sparked much discussion about where it might go next.<p>The smart money is on Google picking a few more big cities in the United States and leaving it …