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This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Space Exploration

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in June 2018.<p>Funny …

Industrial Design

Bootstrapping Your Business: Lessons Learned While Growing a Profitable Business

It all starts with a strong value proposition.<p><i>By Vik Patel, CEO of Detroit-based Future Hosting.</i><p>How do you build a business? If you're a regular reader of media aimed at entrepreneurs, this is what you've been told: Start with an idea, find a co-founder, build a minimal viable product, raise an …

Profit

How This Pitch Deck Raised $66 Million in VC Funding

Find out what investors are looking for and why this deck worked.<p>Sixty-six million dollars.<p>Armed with a 25-slide presentation, 28-year-old CEO Mathilde Collin earned her company, Front, $66 million in Series B funding.<p>She pitched to 11 investors over five days, and walked away with 10 investment …

Startups

How [and why] I invest in startups

This post was originally published on Atrium.<p>A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. Stage? Revenue metrics? Sector?<p><b>I’m not proactively funding at different stages. I’m proactively funding brilliant people trying to solve hard problems.</b><p>Focusing on this simple goal of identifying …

I’m in love with Astell&Kern’s crooked, beautiful, ridiculously expensive MP3 player

It may be old-fashioned, but I find dedicated MP3 players wonderful little devices. I’ve used tons over the years (the Zune HD is still the best) and I’m glad to see they live on in some fashion, even if it’s as an <i>objet d’art</i> jammed with audiophile knick-knacks and a $700 price tag: Astell&Kern’s …

Business Strategy, Learn How to Create Powerful Strategies

Unleash the Power Within<p>Creating Powerful Strategies<p>Revitalize your business by attending Unleash the Power Within<p>Whether you’re running a mega …

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

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 …

Analytics

How ready is HR for AI? Here’s the bad news…

Jason Averbook argues that HR needs to put proper foundations in place first before jumping to AI.The post How ready is HR for AI? Here’s the bad …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

Self-help

Artificial intelligence development course offered for free by Google

Artificial intelligence has been the catchphrase in the tech world in recent times, but how do you actually make one?<p>Google wants to help people …

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Ikigai

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

UX Design

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities …

Why Your Brand Plan Is More Important Than Your Business Plan

If people don't know who you are and what you represent, they won't do business with you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why should you care about branding? Because these days, everyone will Google you before they visit your restaurant, buy your products, hire …

Post-it Will Introduce Extreme Notes, and It's a Textbook Lesson in How to Solve a Customer Problem

The handy yellow sticky note is getting an upgrade for non-office settings.<p>2 min read<p>Post-it Brand is going after customers who don't work in offices.<p>First sold in 1980, the brand's handy yellow sticky note has become a ubiquitous communication medium in offices, schools and homes (and it’s the …

Customers

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Time Management

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Management

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

MacBook Air

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

This Navy SEAL Says Planning More Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

If there is no easy way, then what way is there? According to Navy SEAL Jocko Willink the answer is the way of discipline.<p>As simple as it may initially sound, honoring Nike's "Just Do It" slogan can actually be a bit more of a challenge than we would like.<p>The three-word trademark stands to be a …

willink

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About Bitcoin (Investors, Take Note)

There's one thing about Bitcoin that nobody is talking about, and it might literally ruin our economy.<p>Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jim Cramer all have the same advice regarding Bitcoin: <i>Stay away.</i><p>In fact, Buffett has even gone on record, stating, "I can say with almost certainty that …

Cryptocurrency

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Self-improvement