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The ultimate reading list: 50+ books that entrepreneurs should read

Most entrepreneurs need guidance and constant inspiration, especially when they hit a wall. Here's an exhaustive list of little over 50 books that …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you turned down venture capital, why?<p><i>No. 468:</i> "Often, [VCs] have no idea what really drives your customers and your business, but they think they do or want you to think they do. So they flex their muscles, exert pressure or push for short-term profits, and [make] bad business decisions."</i> …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

The next tech bubble is about to burst - The Kernel

My timer for the bursting of this tech bubble currently stands at nine months. That’s when investors and venture capital markets will stop throwing …

Venture Capital

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

“Albert is an old fool”: Einstein vs Schrödinger in battle of the Nobel laureates

Einstein & Schrödinger were friends then competitors in hunt for Grand Unified Theory. A media war tore them apart<p>This is the tale of two brilliant physicists, the 1947 media war that tore apart their decades-long friendship, and the fragile nature of scientific collaboration and discovery.<p>*<p>When …

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Quantum Mechanics

'Interstellar' Blu-Ray Delivers Glorious Transfer And Awesome Extras

Director Christopher Nolan’s epic science fiction adventure <i>Interstellar</i> arrives on home entertainment next Tuesday, March 31 — it is already out on Digital-HD — and brings with it not only a gorgeous transfer of the film but also hours of fascinating science and behind-the-scenes features, not to …

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Quantum Physics

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

5 Things A Startup Must Do To Raise A Venture Round

Venture capital is incredibly important for startups and their founders. Not only does a venture round provide important funds for sustainable growth, but it also comes with the added benefits of industry connections and expertise. However, despite what you may have heard over the years, there are …

Venture Capital

5 Genius Startup Tips From Peter Thiel | Inc.com

PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel is easily one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. By investing early in dozens of startups, including Airbnb, Facebook, LinkedIn, Palantir, and SpaceX, Thiel built himself a venture capital empire worth $2.2 billion. …

Startups

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

18 Reasons Your Startup Failed, Visualized

What determines whether your startup sinks or swims? To help you avoid startup doom, designer Mark Vital has visualized 18 mistakes that kill startups. The infographic is adapted from an essay by programmer and investor Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, an incubator that has funded more than …

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14 Tech Billionaires Who Never Got Their College Degree

But that's not the case for everyone, especially in the tech industry.<p>Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, for example, is paying $100,000 for kids to drop out of school and start their own companies.<p>Thiel has a point: Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs have racked up billions of dollars …

Silicon Valley

CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths'

Exclusive: As the US Senate prepares to release a report documenting US torture programme after 9/11, Telegraph reveals new details about the scope of CIA excesses<p>The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions …

2015 Ford Focus ST: Tweaked for Your Pleasure

Revised looks, a freshened interior—and newly available stripes!<p>The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held annually on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, is a mecca for speed freaks. Started essentially as a showcase for historic marques, it has ballooned to include all manner of …

See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos

In Sony's Vaio logo, the letters V and A represent an analog waveform and the I and O represent a binary code.<p>Facebook Places was Facebook's now defunct response to the check-in app Foursquare. Note that the red arrow is pointing at a number four ... an indicator of its intended target.<p>We love the …

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Why Our Brains Love The Curve

You’ve seen the advertisements here on Forbes and elsewhere: the curve is coming to a TV near you. It seems at first glance a simple innovation, in some ways even a predictable one. Watching commercials for Samsung’s new line of televisions, I find myself wondering why it’s taken this long for …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

Time for captain Gerrard to jump ship

England's final days in Brazil will have an undoubted purgatorial feel. Cut in any direction, being knocked out of a tournament by Costa Rica before …