Rohit Vartak

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5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

Don't Quit Your Job If Your Boss Displays These 5 Awesome Habits

Your Millennials will especially appreciate these leadership traits.<p>A 2014 leadership study I read about recently gave me pause. The results concerned me since I write so frequently about how leadership is the reason companies succeed or fail.<p>The research found that 85 percent of global companies …

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Amazon Has Chosen This Framework to Guide Deep Learning Strategy

As artificial intelligence advances, the goal for modern tech companies is to build AI software that thinks for itself without human …

Five years of your life on email? Time to try some inbox management | Jocelyn Glei

Those who check their email frequently are less happy than those who do it two or three times a day. You can learn to change your behaviour<p>Forty-seven thousand hours: that’s how much time you could potentially waste on email over the course of your working life, according to a recent Washington …

Work-life Balance

Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

Facebook Puts Deep Learning in the Palm of Your Hand

Facebook has built a simple-looking video tool to show off a sophisticated use of artificial intelligence on cell phones.<p>During an event at its …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Lessons From Kid Entrepreneurs Making More Money Than You

These youthful business leaders offer valuable tips on efficient ways to utilize their finances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. That’s the beauty of innovation -- as long as you have a great idea and a passion for success, …

Entrepreneurship

From Emails to Health: AI is Disrupting These Industries

Westworld's AI world might not be science fiction.<p>If you needed any clarification that Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's mind, you need only tune into HBO's new buzzed-about series Westworld.<p>But AI is quickly making its move from the futuristic and fictional to the realm of reality with many …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make While Fundraising

When a startup decides it’s time to start raising capital, there’s a lot of potential business impacts to consider. If things go well, funding can launch startups into another gear, earning them more customers, traction and publicity than ever. What many founders are less apt to discuss, however, …

Entrepreneurship

MIT’s New Accelerator Will Support Entrepreneurs Building Social Impact Tech

A new Boston-area accelerator called The Engine, launched by MIT, aims to solve this problem, supporting entrepreneurs working on the most …

Startups

How I Made It: Billionaire's right-hand man Chris Hollod on becoming a big fish in a big pond

<b>The gig:</b> Chris Hollod, 33, is venture capital partner at billionaire Ron Burkle's private equity firm Yucaipa Cos. They've traveled together for the last five years, with Hollod as the frontman on evaluating thousands of start-up investment opportunities.<p>Hollod oversees Inevitable Ventures, backed …

How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

Learn how to make your Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social media accounts work for you

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Whether …

8 Online Influencer Marketing Companies You Need to Know

These agencies will help your brand stay approachable and authentic.<p>Influencer marketing is by far the fastest growing marketing channel this year, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. A 2015 poll by eMarketer showed that 84 percent of marketing professionals planned to launch at least …

This Year's Best Books on Innovation and Creativity

Read these before your next brainstorm.<p>There are a lot of business books published every year, some 11,000 new tomes of advice hit bookstores this year. That's a lot of reading if you're looking to consume all of them, but what if you're just looking for a few good ideas? What if you just want to …

Peak Oil Demand Growth, Come And Gone. Supply Still Gushing

Oil (WTIC) fully retraced its September 28 to October 19 "OPEC freeze" hope rally this morning. Down nearly 12% from the latest October peak around …

A hedge fund wrote a letter to investors explaining why they should read a classic book about cognitive biases

Instead, the fund's managers looked internally, and wrote a nine page letter drawing upon Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," and how it shapes the culture and investment process at the firm.<p>The book focuses on inherent human biases and irrational …

Hedge Funds

148 Photo Editing Tools and Apps

Earlier this year, after researching photo editing tools, I shared a list of 104 photo editing tools you should know about. After receiving a great …

How Microsoft wants to dominate virtual reality

Next year, Microsoft will release a free update to Windows 10 called the Creators Update that includes the ability to plug a virtual reality headset into your PC. The headsets are relatively cheap too, starting at $299. They'll be built by all the top PC makers like Dell, Lenovo, and Asus.<p>But …

Virtual Reality

The one word that sums up India’s startup sector in 2016: unimpressive

First, the good news. In terms of the number of firms, India’s still the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world.<p>China and Israel are not far behind, though, and the US leads by a huge margin, according to IT body Nasscom’s annual startup report, released on Oct. 26.<p>However, what is more …

Startups

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Top 10 Hacks for Having $1 Million for Retirement.

Spend less than you earn, especially when you start earning more, and you are halfway to being rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hopefully everyone answered yes to that question about becoming a millionaire. But for many of us that may sound like a pipe dream.<p>The …

Personal Finance

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever

Solar power now accounts for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity generation, according to new data out Tuesday.<p>“About half a …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

The Guardian view on machine learning: people must decide | Editorial

Each advance in artificial intelligence increases the power of computer networks, but the responsibility for their use remains with human beings<p>Researchers working for Google have produced a new kind of computer intelligence which can learn in ways less immediately dependent on its programmers than …

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they're rewriting textbooks

In 1983, when Frederic Mishkin started writing "The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets," his seminal textbook on macroeconomics, he never thought he'd devote much space to the idea of negative interest rates.<p>"A million years no," Mishkin told Business Insider.<p>Negative rates were seen …

Economics

15 Data Scientist Jobs That Pay $100K Or More

• The average base salary for Data Scientists is $117K per year, ranging from $89.2K to $242K.<br>• Based on recent job postings for Data Scientists, 65% need to know Python, 53% need to have R programming skills, 50% need to know SQL and have machine learning development skills.<br>• Lyft and WalMart are …

Data Science

Booststrapping 101: 4 Things to Remember as You Grow Your Startup

Instead of raising a round, bootstrapping may just be the answer for accumulating funds for your startup.<p><i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>"Do I really need funding?" Many entrepreneurs -- both young and experienced -- ask themselves this question when starting any business. Though …