Oliver Laiho

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

Here’s How to Make Your Favorite Sneakers out of Sushi

Yujia Hu, the sushi chef channeling his passion for streetwear into the kitchen, has partnered with Belly Kids for a new book dubbed <i>Shoeshi</i>. As you …

Sushi

10 shocking facts about the stock market this week

It was a roller coaster week for the stock market. Here are 10 stunning facts you should know.<p><b>The worst point decline ever</b><p>On Monday, the Dow fell 1,175 points, or 4.6%. It was by far the worst point decline ever. The previous record was 777 points on September 29, 2008.<p>The percentage decline on …

Stock Markets

Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018: Where the World Stands Right Now

<i>This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.</i>

Blockchain

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Infographic

If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.<br>Read More

Physics

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Management

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

8 Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow in 2018 | Inc.com

Podcasts have been surging in popularity year after year. As an efficient way to absorb media and information while multitasking and on the go, they've become an essential news, entertainment, and learning source for busy entrepreneurs.<p>With 2017 winding down, driven entrepreneurs have their minds …

Entrepreneurship

Millions of college students are so terrified of loans they're turning to 'sugar daddies' for help paying for school

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, sugar babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

College & University

The CEO of a simulation startup backed with $500 million thinks we're going to start living 'multiversal lives'

Improbable cofounder and CEO Herman Narula said on Thursday that he expects us to start living multiversal lives we cannot yet imagine.<p>The Cambridge-educated tech entrepreneur said at the Wired Live event that artificial realities built on the distributed computing systems that Improbable is …

Future of Digital Currency May Not Involve Blockchains

Although it may be hard to imagine, cryptocurrencies are far older than Blockchain technology. Most of us look at Bitcoin as the first …

Prosecutors: US conspiracy came amid slow sales of opioid

PHOENIX (AP) — A new mouth spray that delivered the powerful painkiller fentanyl to end-stage cancer patients wasn't selling as well as anticipated. …

Corruption

The First Ever Fund Managed by a Robot Is Here. So Far It's Beating the Market

It can process over 1 million pieces of information a day.<p>As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to …

Here's where Mexican drug cartels operate in the US, according to the DEA

Mexican drug-trafficking organizations maintain heavy influence in broad swaths of the US — particularly Southern California, the Northeast, along the southern border, and in South Florida — and they continue to expand, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration's 2017 National Drug Threat …

Mexico

Industry Leaders Answer Blockchain Critics At Financial Summit

As blockchain emerges, financial institutions are coming to grips with fundamental changes in how they’ll do business. I heard the story first-hand from experts during a recent panel discussion at the SAP Financial Services Innovation Summit held at the SAP Leonardo Center in New York that was …

Blockchain

Are Blockchain Diplomas the Real Deal?

MIT is issuing degrees using blockchain technology. How cute.<p>How can I tell if you have a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology? One way would be for me to ask MIT. If they say yes, then you have a degree from MIT. If they say no, then you don't. That is what having a degree from …

Blockchain

The Finnish Youth Has Never Been More Positive About Entrepreneurship

During the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a significant change regarding the attitudes towards entrepreneurship among Finnish youth. More and …

High School

Mastercard Blockchain Now Open for Payment Processing

October 21, 2017 · 8:30 pm<p><b>Mastercard has opened up their own blockchain to allow payment transactions to be carried out between selected banks and</b> …

Blockchain

Billionaire financier weighs in on the future of Bitcoin

Today Epstein swims in an ocean of ideas pertaining to money, science, and technology. So when we met at his residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Bitcoin was a major topic of conversation. Epstein sees it as bursting with potential. If you’d like to know one billionaire’s thinking on the …

Bitcoin

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

KASUKABE, Japan — The cavernous underground cisterns here north of Tokyo could hold the Statue of Liberty, a scale that underscores the site’s immense task: protecting the world’s most populous metropolis from flooding.<p>Linked by tunnels that divert water away from the region’s most vulnerable …

Japan

A former Goldman Sachs VP who founded a crypto hedge fund says betting on bitcoin is like betting on the internet in the 90s

The cryptocurrency market has exploded this year with over 1,000 digital currencies now on the market.<p>The price of bitcoin, the first and largest cryptocurrency, has captured the most attention, with Wall Street CEOs from JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon to Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein weighing in on the …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Tesla says world’s largest battery installation is halfway done

But Tesla and South Australia are starting the countdown now.<p>At a Jamestown, South Australia event on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the …

Tesla

Former Facebook and Google employees start a cryptocurrency index fund

The explosion of cryptocurrency has brought with it an enormous amount of interest in investing. However, purchasing, setting up, and operating a …

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded …

North Korea

Chaos and hackers stalk investors on cryptocurrency exchanges

Online exchanges for trading bitcoins and other virtual currencies can make fortunes for their owners. But they are largely unregulated, besieged by hackers and thieves, and fraught with risk for consumers.

Cryptocurrency

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business & life

Below, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has outlined those applications across finance, business, government, and other industries.<p>Blockchain Use Cases in Banking & Finance<p>Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared …

Lost City of Alexander The Great Thought to Be Found After 2,000 Years

It was first revealed by 1960s spies.<p>An ancient city thought to have been founded in the era of Alexander the Great has been discovered after being …

Archaeology

Europe's Largest Port Launches Blockchain Research Lab

The Dutch port of Rotterdam, the biggest shipping hub in Europe, is opening a research lab devoted to blockchain technology.<p>Conceived as a "knowledge …