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9 Attributes You'll Need to Start A Company

Entrepreneurial activity is as fervent as it’s ever been. As a venture capitalist, I’m constantly meeting people who tell me they want to start a company.<p>Successful founders – the ones that eventually become serial entrepreneurs – are a breed of their own. After almost 28 years of meeting, …

Lasers used to turn off cocaine addiction in rat brains, may translate into human therapy

Kicking a cocaine addiction may be as simple as beaming a laser straight into the brain — at least in rats. That's the result of a new study of cocaine-addicted lab rodents published today by US researchers working with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But the scientists behind it think that …

40 Years Ago Today, The First Cell Phone Call Was Placed

When Martin Cooper stepped outside the Motorola offices on April 3rd, 1973, to call an acquaintance at a rival company, he could boast, quite accurately, that he was making a call from the street on the “first ‘real’ cellular telephone.”<p>Though the hardware Cooper was carrying was revolutionary, it …

Mobile

“We’re Detroit Kids”: Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne On An Ad-Supported Turnaround

At an event in Ohio recently, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Wieden + Kennedy’s John Jay talk about the impact of the “Imported From Detroit” campaign on the fortunes of the automaker over the past two years.<p>They may only run two minutes in length, these famous Chrysler Super Bowl ads, …

Bob Pozen, Master Of Extreme Productivity, Shares His 3 Most Effective Career Tips

Bob Pozen–Harvard Business School lecturer, prolific author, financial-industry heavyweight–tackles more in a month than you manage in a year (or something like that). Here, the productivity guru–efficiently!–shares what you really need to know about achieving peak career performance.<p>“No matter …

Harvard Business School

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

It’s good to sleep on it when there are tough choices to make, but you also need a strategy once you wake up–which is why you should employ the 10/10/10 rule.<p>It’s easy to lose perspective when we’re facing a thorny dilemma. Blinded by the particulars of the situation, we’ll waffle and agonize, …

Los Angeles

Master Class: John Hodgman On How to Know Everything

John Hodgman is a human compendium of facts. All of them, to be exact. The comedic author, actor, and “Daily Show” correspondent shares the secrets to obtaining total knowledge, and why you should never smoke e-cigarettes.<p>John Hodgman is unique among know-it-alls. Most earn this title based on …

Clarity Launches First eBook On Startup Advice

Clarity, the service that helps struggling entrepreneurs connect with thought leaders and experts to get advice, has published its first eBook on the subject. Called <i>Get More Clarity: Straight Up Startup Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs</i>, this free book features thoughts and advice across a wide …

Funny or Die releases teaser trailer for iSteve parody

While Sony is working with Aaron Sorkin on an as-of-yet untitled film based on the official biography of Steve Jobs and independent filmmakers have …

Stanford researchers create genetic transistors, make biologic computing possible

When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that end they've created a biological transistor, called the transcriptor. Transcriptors substitute DNA …

Tim Cook's yearbook photos show Apple CEO as 'studious' high school freshman

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of the most powerful figures in Silicon Valley. In high school, he was just another freshman with a reputation for hard work. This week, Reddit user whitbaker published a series of photos from Cook's high school yearbook, providing a rare glimpse at the exec's life …