Stephen Charles Liu

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How tiny Liechtenstein aims to become a big player in blockchain

Arriving in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is like walking onto the set of Frozen or some other classic Disney movie.<p>The Prince’s castle sits perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking the small town below. With a population of only 36,000, every citizen of the country could comfortably …

Icos

We've got 3 more years in this bull market — but there's a catch

I’m one of the few bulls on Wall Street who feels we are just starting year three of a potential five-year bull market. Contrary to what the media …

Stock Markets

Cascading Brick Arches Feature in Penda's Residential Tower in Tel Aviv

Penda has released images of its proposed high-rise residential tower in Tel Aviv, featuring brick arches and cascading terraces influenced by the …

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Fund managers warn a downturn is coming and 'it's going to be pretty ugly'

The signs are starting to add up that the United States is at the top of the economic cycle, and therefore headed down, likely into a bear market and …

The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

15 of the Best and Most Unusual Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

Improve your outlook, boost your marketability and get a leg up on trends with these digital lesson sessions.<p>Real-world experience is the world’s best teacher, but there’s a wealth of knowledge online to help teach ourselves what we don’t have the opportunity to learn from a mentor or navigating …

Entrepreneurship

Dutch City Will Become the World's First to Build Inhabitable 3D-Printed Concrete Houses

A new 3D-printed concrete housing development is coming to the Netherlands in 2019, CNN reports. The structures will be the first habitable …

The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

4 Horsemen Of The Recession And Stock Market Apocalypse

Recession Looms<p>Recessions are heralded by four horsemen of the stock market apocalypse.<p>1. Oil price spike.<br>2. Fed interest rate spike and yield curve …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

The 15-minute, Fat-burning Workout for Busy Guys

A middle-aged guy takes his shirt off and looks in the mirror. What does he see?<p>That’s not the beginning of a joke, although what he sees might be …

Sam Zell on the real estate cycle, interest rates, and immigration

On Wednesday, famed real estate investor Sam Zell spoke at an industry gathering for real estate investment trusts.<p>While the REIT investment thesis …

Real Estate

How a Tiny Kansas Town Rebooted Its Struggling Hospital into a Health Care Jewel

An innovative exec found a way to recruit doctors, help refugees and make money delivering babies.<p>LAKIN, Kansas—No stoplight marks the entrance to Lakin, just a gas station, a Subway, and a Dollar General. On Main Street, a coffee shop owned by a Mennonite family stays open late once a week, but …

19 online AI education classes that you can take right now

AI is the way of the future. And you can teach yourself how to master this incredible new technology from some of the top schools around the globe. …

The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)

Back in January of 2016 we saw what appeared to be, and in my opinion should have been, the end of the Everything Bubble blown by the world's central …

How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy

Idea #1: You don’t have a preexisting passion (nor should you want one).<p>Idea #2: Becoming really good at something and generously using your skills …

15 books famous scientists think you should read

You can learn a lot about what makes a brilliant mind tick by looking at the books on their bedside table. Beyond reading research in their field, the most famous and successful scientists take the time to read books about every subject imaginable.<p>We compiled a list of book recommendations from a …

Watch Gareth Bale’s jaw-dropping Champions League final goal

Real Madrid started their Champions League final against Liverpool with quite a luxury: superstar Welsh winger Gareth Bale, reportedly bought for around €100 million, was on the bench.<p>He came on later in the game and scored an unbelievable overhead kick, putting his team ahead, with less than 30 …

Soccer

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

How I Uncovered the Root Cause of My Social Anxiety (and Finally Healed)

<b>“I want to dare to exist, and more than that, to live audaciously, in all my imperfect, lumpy, scarred glory, because the alternative is letting</b> …

Japan's whisky stocks run dry as global demand soars

A Hollywood hit, a television drama series, and belated recognition that Japanese whiskies are among the best in the world means that stocks of aged …

How To Avoid The Golden Handcuffs

You're reading How To Avoid The Golden Handcuffs, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Bureaucracy Can Drain Your Company’s Energy. Agile Can Restore It.

Believe it or not, bureaucracy was once a progressive innovation. Its hierarchical authority, specialized division of labor, and standard operating procedures enabled companies to grow far larger than they had ever been. The German sociologist Max Weber famously praised bureaucracy’s rationality …

Five Free Project Management Softwares To Better Handle The Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you’ve ever wondered if you have the time, budget, and people to get a job done, you have managed a project. The same applies if you’ve ever …

Project Management

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Investors can't go wrong owning these mature businesses with an impeccable track record and an eye on the future.<p>One of the best ways for individual …

The Week Ahead: Are You Still Worried About A Bear Market?

Since the stock market’s collapse into the February lows, investors have been bombarded by conflicting views and a number of reasons to stay out of the stock market. Last week was not much different, as the prior week’s concerns over North Korea had lessened, and stocks closed with nice weekly …

AI And The Third Wave Of Silicon Processors

The semiconductor industry is currently caught in the middle of what I call the third great wave of silicon development for processing data. This time, the surge in investment is driven by the rising hype and promising future of artificial intelligence, which relies on machine learning techniques …

Everything You Need to Know About Grass Block Pavers

Joni Mitchell wasn’t kidding when she said you could wreck paradise with a parking lot. You can damage it with a driveway, too, especially the …

Spotlight: Jane Jacobs

Throughout her career, social activist and urban writer Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) fought against corporate globalization and urged …