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Artificial Intelligence + Blockchain = Passive Income (Forever?)

The benefits of artificial intelligence are no longer limited to high-profile corporations, movie supervillains, and programmers performing fruitless …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Use Flipboard for Research

Whether you’re researching where to invest your bonus check, world politics, or what wine pairs well with brie, Flipboard is not only there to help you discover what you need to know, but also to help you save and organize everything you uncover as well. Follow these steps to make your next …

Social Media

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

In 1 Sentence, Elon Musk Shares His Single Best Piece of Business and Personal Advice

In contrast to the usual blustery, brash statements and advice Musk gives, this one is powerful for its simplicity and applicability.<p>You can say what you want about Elon Musk, but two things are undeniable. He has a habit of making bold bets, and he isn't shy about sharing equally bold …

iPhone X 'Plus': Sizing Up The X In 2018

The iPhone X is an amazing phone. Will it get even better with the rumored iPhone X “Plus?”<p>The X is such a radical departure (in a good way) from any iPhone I’ve ever owned that it would be hard to go back to the 7 Plus or 8/8 Plus*.<p>That said, the most obvious shortcoming right now is that there is …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

• <b>After reading something new, take time to reflect on the information you have consumed — that way, you are more likely to remember it.</b>• <b><br>There are several ways to reflect on piece of writing, from relating it to your own experiences, to noting down any important points mentioned.</b>• <b><br>Studies show that by</b> …

Online Life

Opinion: Why these early retirees won’t touch bitcoin or other cryptos — and neither should you

As early retirees, the question we’ve started getting more than any other, from people who are pros at investing to folks who want to start from …

The Dow’s tumultuous history, in one chart

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.77% is one of the oldest and best-known indexes in the financial industry. It has, by its nature as a …

How Do You Know Someone Has the Leadership Skills of the Future? Look for These 5 Signs

At the end of the year, success comes down to what you've done for your team members.<p>As you think ahead to improving your leadership skills in 2018 and beyond, the best traits I have found which will profoundly impact individuals and teams may not be futuristic at all. But -- and you can take this …

Three Books To Power Up Your New Year

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I get some breathing room in my calendar. I love to use this time to spend time with friends and family, to work on projects and certainly to catch up on my reading.<p>If you want to take time to read to improve your professional life, there are …

Mission Impossible

A Short History Of Bitcoin And Crypto Currency Everyone Should Read

Bitcoin hit news headlines this week as the price of one unit of the cryptocurrency passed $11,500 for the first time.<p>Although it’s often referred to as new, Bitcoin has existed since 2009 and the technology it is built on has roots going back even further. In fact if you had invested just $1,000 …

Cryptocurrency

5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Tesla boss is always thinking ahead.<p>Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the …

Making This One Choice Will Help You Focus As An Innovation Leader

Being an innovation leader in a large company is difficult at the best of times. However, it gets even harder when the leader is not clear on what their job is. The other day I was having a conversation with an innovation leader from a large retail company that has also launched a bank as a …

Innovation

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

How Warren Buffett's favorite stock-market gauge can help investors make smarter decisions

Paul Morigi/Getty Images<p><b>The Buffett Indicator is the ratio of a country's stock market capitalization to the overall GDP of the country.</b>• <b><br>If the stock market is below 50% of the GDP, it is too low. Between 75% and 90%, the market is about right. Above 115%, it is overvalued on a relative basis.</b>• <b><br>In</b> …

Stock Markets

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Jeff Bezos used to interview everyone at Amazon — and he looked for a key trait only the strongest candidates have

• <b>Jeff Bezos used to interview all of Amazon's potential candidates.</b>• <b><br>The Amazon CEO wanted to hire people who were accountable for their own actions and would exceed expectations.</b>• <b><br>He always wanted the next candidate to raise the bar after the last employee.</b>• <b><br>Open-ended questions are perfect for</b> …

Jeff Bezos

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can …

Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is never excellent in and of itself; it is shaped, enhanced, or limited by implementation. Top leaders can provide the framework and tools for a team, but the game is won on the playing …

Management

Winding Tree is the new kid on the blockchain set on disrupting Airbnb and Expedia

Bitcoin and Ethereum may be the stars of the cryptocurrency story, but the real hero is the technology behind them: blockchain. Platforms like Winding Tree, which is operated by a non-profit out of Switzerland, are using the blockchain to disrupt industries.<p>Essentially there are two ways that …

Blockchain

Tesla Shows How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated

Elon Musk is having a moment. Tesla just delivered its first Model 3, the affordable model that he envisioned in his “secret” strategy some 11 years ago. He wanted to build a sports car, then build a more affordable car with zero emissions. He’s basically already there. The Model 3 has mostly rave …

Want to Get in Better Shape? This Is the Best Way to Get Stronger

If you stick with this workout strategy, you're guaranteed to see results.<p>Bodybuilding is great. Weight training is great. Crossfit, Pilates, plyometrics--they're all great.<p>But some people just want to get stronger and fitter in a useful, "everyday life" kind of way. They don't want to spend hours …

Workouts

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

THE OMNICHANNEL FULFILLMENT REPORT: How retailers can overcome challenges to fend off Amazon's threat

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.</i><p>Brick-and-mortar retailers are caught on the wrong side of the digital …

eCommerce

Apple's Services shine in Q3

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Apple reported earnings for its fiscal Q3 (that ended July 1) on Tuesday. Overall, the company reported 7% growth YoY to reach $45.4 billion.<p>This marks a significant …

My favorite Alexa skill has made the $50 Echo Dot worth every penny

The Dot lives on my bedside table, where it acts as a compact white noise machine. Amazon For the last two months, I've been living with five new roommates: Four guys, and an Amazon Echo Dot.<p>The Dot was something of a housewarming present purchased by my boyfriend when I moved in at the end of May, …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …