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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Japanese-Style Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Softbank’S CEO, Masayoshi Son

The world of Japanese business, according to conventional Western thinking, consists of huge manufacturing corporations, tightly interwoven corporate families, and hordes of lifetime employees working as devoted company salarymen. Today there is another world emerging—one of high-tech startups …

These Five Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each)

Happiness can be tricky enough to lasso. Why make it harder for ourselves by getting caught in these traps?<p>In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive …

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.<p>Although this may be obvious based on people's mediocre …

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

The most productive people do a lot more than just stay busy.<p>Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from …

Self-improvement

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Maybe They're Born With It: 10 Qualities That Make Great Leaders

Not everyone is cut out for it, but there are a few traits that separate the good leaders from the greats.<p>"What makes a great leader" just might be the eighth wonder of the world. There's no cookie cutter formula to it, as some leaders are lauded for things like understanding emotional intelligence …

Hype Driven Development

Software development teams often make decisions about software architecture or technological stack based on inaccurate opinions, social media, and in …

How the World's Smartest People Learn Things Faster

The surest sign of a genuine mastery of a topic is the ability to explain it simply to someone who knows nothing about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a hard working entrepreneur you’re faced with a variety of challenges, each of which needs to be resolved to grow …

Apple snapped up Hover Camera's selfie drone for an exclusive

The Hover Camera Passport is one of several selfie-centric drones released in the past year and, while it's garnered more attention than others, it's about to get a big boost in recognition thanks to Apple.<p>Zero Zero Robotics, the group behind the compact foldable flying camera, inked a deal with …

Elon Musk's Attempt to Merge to the Human Brain With AI May Have Serious Problems

by Dom Galeon and Abby Norman April 5, 2017 Enhanced Humans 16604<p>Musk’s Neural Lace<p>When Elon Musk confirmed last week that he’s working on a way to …

The seven Indian startups that made it to Y Combinator’s demo-day event this March

To get noticed by Silicon Valley’s startup machine Y Combinator is every budding entrepreneur’s dream. One of the world’s most influential and renowned accelerators, which now also engages in seed funding, it has backed successful startups such as AirBnB, Dropbox, and Reddit. Its screening of …

Culture and Revolution

<b>watch time: 29 minutes</b>We know that culture is important. We even think we know what it is. But culture isn’t perks like dogs and snacks in the …

Evolution of business logic from monoliths through microservices, to functions

Underlying technology advancements are creating a shift to event driven functions and radical improvements in time to value<p>The whole point of running …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Now you can 3D print your own sonic tractor beam

DIY levitation for tiny objects<p>In 2015, researchers made (acoustic) waves when they created the first single-direction sonic tractor beam. Now, the same scientists have developed the invention's design, simplifying it to let anyone with a 3D printer build their own portable tractor beam.<p>In the …

Brain.fm’s AI-powered audio tracks are like a mind-focusing drug (80% off)

You need to concentrate on an important assignment. Maybe you need to relax. Or maybe you just need to get some sleep. Whatever the task, Brain.fm can actually enhance your state of mind to help you achieve your goals. And you can grab a lifetime subscription for the low, one-time price of just $39 …

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based retail shopping experience

The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year to Amazon employees at a single 1,800 square foot location in its native Seattle, Go is a “new kind of store with no checkout required.”<p>Customers …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

The new tech comes from researchers at the University of Central Florida, and uses super-capacitors to do its job. Capacitors are electrical …

How To Get Really Rich In Life

<i>“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholem Aleichem</i><p>There are 7.5 billion people on …

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

<i>No JavaScript frameworks were created during the writing of this article.</i><p><i>The following is inspired by the article “It’s the future” from Circle CI.</i> …

IBM Watson is now fluent in nine languages (and counting)

<i>“Mr. Watson – come here – I want to see you.”</i><p>Memorably spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, these were the first words ever heard through a telephone. …

Will IoT, Blockchain, & Bots Come to Healthcare? (Written For Healthcare Execs)

<b>When Will IoT, Blockchain, & Bots Really Come to Healthcare?</b><p>For the first time ever, people are using messenger apps more than they are using social …

6 Disruptive Trends That Take Public Cloud To The Next Level

When it comes to the public cloud, launching VMs, provisioning storage, and configuring networks is no more cutting edge. The core building blocks of IaaS have gone past the evolution phase to become stable. With enterprises adopting public cloud at a rapid pace, we cannot expect further disruption …

Watson goes to Asia as hospitals use supercomputer for cancer treatment

In 2011, a supercomputer won $1 million on Jeopardy! In 2016, that same supercomputer is tackling a challenge quantified not in millions of dollars …

How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge

As the Internet of Things evolves into the Internet of Everything and expands its reach into virtually every domain, high-speed data processing, analytics and shorter response times are becoming more necessary than ever. Meeting these requirements is somewhat problematic through the current …

In 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned one huge factor of success has nothing to do with money

In my Rich Habits Study, where I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of which were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets, I found:<p>As it turns out, the rich in my study were on to something big. According to a Columbia University …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Employment

The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Wrote A Song

OK, put down your pitchforks until you hear what Magenta has created as its first song… a 90 second piano medley.<p>No really, all robot-fearing musical …