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Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Data Visualization

Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2014, podcasts have resurfaced as a fantastic learning and marketing tool. Podcasts allow experts to bring a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table - plus their format makes them easy to produce and listen to. …

Entrepreneurship

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Leadership And Talent Challenges In Asia. It's Different.

I just completed a two week tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.<p><b>1. Acute Leadership Gaps: Asian Leaders Behave Differently.</b><p>It’s easy to generalize about Asia (ie. the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

To Build a Strong Team, Know Your Own Limitations

As a founder, knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you hire others that complement you and make for a stronger management team.<p>Video Transcript<p><b>00:10 Dries Buytaert:</b> So one piece of advice for founders is to know your own limitations. I think one of the things I did right is I recognized …

Management

Bezos In 2012: People Won’t Pay For News On The Web, Print Will Be Dead In 20 Years

Before Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million, he had some choice words for the ailing print news industry. In a wide-ranging interview with the German paper, <i>Berliner-Zeitung</i>, the newly-minted media mogul said at the time that no one would bother paying for news online and print …

Everything you know about drugs is wrong

Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve ever been taught about drugs, but Dr. Carl Hart’s recent work, "High Price," does just that. Part memoir, part …

Number of Americans Renouncing Citizenship Surges

Expert Says 2013 on Pace to See Highest Number of U.S. Expatriations Ever<p>The number of U.S. taxpayers renouncing citizenship or permanent-resident status surged to a record high in the second quarter, as new laws aimed at cracking down on overseas assets increase the cost of complying and the risk …

Internal Revenue Service

Two second mobile time? Google says it’s vital to success

When it comes to browsing on the Internet, the greater population has the patience of a reasonably sized gnat. While extended loading times on the …

Weddington Way is marrying data with dresses to make weddings less painful

When Ilana Stern was in Stanford Business School, she knew she wanted to start her own online fashion business, and she started thinking about …

Jaguar calls the 2014 XJR the “ultimate luxury performance car.” What say you: yea or nay? First driving impressions -> http://bit.ly/1cD158W

Does Math Exist? - The Atlantic

In nature, that is.

'I Cannot Figure Out Why This Was Classified to Begin With'

What the PRISM leaks have in common with the Pentagon Papers

Why so little Chinese in English?

ON TWITTER, a friend asked "Twenty years from now, how many Chinese words will be common parlance in English?" I replied that we've already had 35 …

Who’s behind me?

HISTORY is littered with powerful people undone by hubris. Julius Caesar should have ignored the cheers of the Roman crowd and paid heed to the …

Leadership

Bored with mere medicine, IBM’s Watson adds customer service to its resume

IBM’s Watson computer has taken on a new job — that of customer service agent — as Big Blue puts its Jeopardy-playing computer into a new role. This …

PRI

There's a joke about fathers in India. A father says to his son: You can study any field you want. As long as it's engineering.<p>It's part of national wisdom that an engineering degree guarantees a stable, well-paying office job.<p>"It's a very enjoyable life. We get higher pays. Many more advantages," …