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5 books that inspired billionaire CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Since dropping out of Stanford at age 19 to found her health-technology company in 2003, Holmes has raised $400 million in venture capital and become a billionaire in the process.<p>Theranos is founded on the idea that a single drop of blood can provide enough information for a complete, inexpensive …

Literature

Andy Puddicombe, the man inside a million Headspaces

Andy Puddicombe has been in my head. He has been talking gently into my ear. And I was letting him do it – every morning. It was intimate. I knew the cadence of his voice, his accent, the way he paused, how he breathed. I anticipated certain phrases he liked to use. Later in the day, I would think …

Meditation

This startup pays young people in Africa to learn to code and connects them with Fortune 500 companies

The 31-year old says that for two reasons:<p>Johnson's solution is Andela, a program that finds the best and brightest students or programmers in Africa, trains them up, and places them in jobs at hot startups like Udacity and Fortune 500s like Microsoft. His startup, which launched last July, is …

Startups

5 Tips to Help you Break into UX Design

By Jessica Tiao<p>UX Designers are at the forefront of designing websites and apps that can solve problems in healthcare, business and even raise funds …

The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting

Think the hiring process is tedious and a waste of time? You are not alone. Lately, there has been growing concern among policymakers and journalists about the increasing time gap between the posting of a job listing and the actual hiring of a worker.<p>The most popular explanation for this trend …

Recruitment

Swift Tutorial

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda | Inc.com

Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of those attendees was Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, and two years later at a TechCrunch Disrupt conference he …

Spirituality

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Literature

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

10 novels that will make you smarter about business

But if you're looking to learn about leadership, entrepreneurship, or career development, there's no reason to limit your browsing to one section of the bookstore. Some of the most memorable and inspiring lessons on these topics come from fiction.<p>Think tales of a failed consultant who travels the …

Books

Objective C Tutorial

5 Killer Landing Pages and Science Behind Why They Work

Landing page is the most important piece of puzzle of any well-designed marketing campaign. It’s where the visitors see your offer for the first time …

Marketing

Adidas Brings Kanye And Messi Together For “The Dream” World Cup Spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR1XQsCiAKE<p>We are mere weeks away from the start of the sporting event that will capture the full attention of just about every sports fan in Europe, South America, Africa, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Australia–and even a growing handful in the U.S.<p>The FIFA World Cup …

Deals: 1 Year iOS & Android Game Design Online Training at 93% Off

<b>93% Off a 1 year of online training on iOS and Android game design and development</b><p>Today’s featured deal in the iPad Insight store offers a great, affordable entry into the world of designing and developing games for iOS and Android devices. The year of online training courses is being offered for …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

A computer program to write your essays

By David Brancaccio and Dan Abendschein<p>April 30, 2014 | 8:53 AM<p>A writing professor at MIT has developed a computer program that writes a college essay in one second, after you input a few key words and it actually scores pretty well on an online grading system meant for actual human student writing.<p>…

Education

Labster wins Sanoma's Startup Challenge 2014 at TNW Europe

Labster, an educational startup company specializing in laboratory experiment simulations, has won a cash award of 25,000 Euros as part of a competition sponsored by Sanoma Ventures. The prize was announced today at our TNW Europe 2014 conference in Amsterdam.<p>Sanoma invited European digital …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

iPhone 5

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

Consumer Behavior

JumpStartFund launches portal to crowdsource startups from beginning-to-end

Tech startups may be working at the cutting edge of innovation, but the way they are formed remains pretty old-school.<p>JumpStartFund launched today to change how companies are formed, using the Internet. JumpStartFund is an online portal that solicits new business ideas and patents from individuals, …