Nic van der Meer

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What Blockchain Can’t Do

Blockchain technology has the potential to do amazing things. It can provide an immutable, digital audit trail of transactions, and can be used to cheaply verify the integrity of data. It can help businesses and individuals agree, on a global scale, about the true state of affairs within a market …

How to build the perfect computer without any experience

If you’re reading this site, it’s highly likely that you own a computer, but it’s also very possible that your computer isn’t doing everything you …

Computer Hardware

7 TED Talks that will make you smarter about your money

We've recommended some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't get the job done, try a 10 to 20 minute TED Talk.<p>Here, we've rounded up seven talks that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, and earn.

TED Talks

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Books

These are the 15 most successful CMOs in the US

ExecRank's uses an algorithm to help match companies with advisors.<p>The algorithm assesses measures such as experience in the executive role, business results during their tenure, board member appointments, company earnings per share growth this year, and industry/professional reputation.<p>We've also …

Bank of America

How The Rich Get Very Rich: Leveraging The Matthew Effect

<i>The wealthy are able to capitalize on their success and status to become more affluent. More telling is that there are those who strategically leverage the Matthew Effect to become dramatically wealthier as well as more powerful.</i><p>The sociologist Robert Merton coined the term the Matthew Effect. It …

New Testament

How Imagery in Branding and Marketing Affects Your Strategy

In marketing and advertising, nothing is arguably more essential than imagery. This is especially true when a computer screen, mobile device, or …

Here Are The Microeconomics Of Uber's Attempt To Revolutionize Taxi Markets

Taxi markets have long needed a shake-up. In theory, entry should be easy--all that is needed is a car and a driving license--with new drivers keeping cab fares close to costs. Yet in many cities, cabs are far from that competitive ideal. Decades of regulation conspire to keep entrants out. In New …

Google And Facebook Hedge Against The Data Backlash

It’s fascinating to see Facebook‘s rapid diversification, first into fee-based services, via WhatsApp, and now into virtual reality. Google too is establishing the new American conglomerate, spread across smartphones, medicine, finance, fiber and more. Two companies highly dependent on advertising …

10 things your real-estate agent won’t tell you

<b>1. “I’m using your house to sell myself.”</b><p>U.S. home prices have rebounded to mid-2004 levels, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price …