The New Entrepreneurz

By Simcha Freshbiz | Entrepreneurial thinking meets self development meets Gamification. What you will find here: entrepreneurship, value coaching, startups, innovation, education, etc. Welcome to a new way of thinking - lets ReFresh! Freshbizgame.com

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.<p>Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being …

Renewable Energy

LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet

You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of signals that aims to sort of personalize the experience for a normal user.<p>…

it doesn't matter

10 Steps to Creating and Selling an Online Course

Your lessons in that module would include “How to determine your USP” and “How to identify your target market.”<p><b>4. Decide the best methods to deliver</b> …

Marketing

This Crazy 5-Year Study Proves Everything You Thought About Millennials Is a Complete Myth

Researchers analyzed data from over five million employees across the world to make comparisons across different generations. Here's what they found.<p>In this diverse global economy, it's not uncommon to find five generations working under one roof:<p>Traditionalists (1928 - 1944)<br>• Baby boomers (1945 - …

Millennials

Fat Lama is a platform to lend and borrow anything

Part of YC’s Summer ’17 class, Fat Lama wants to be a rental marketplace for anything.<p>Launched late last year in London, the startup has gained early traction among professionals needing short-term rentals of creative gear – like drones, cameras or DJ equipment. But the platform is also filled with …

Startups

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Harvard Business Review

How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically.<p>That’s because it’s really good, and offers a …

Google

Why You Shouldn't Grant Your Employees Equity

There are four reasons why.you should avoid giving your employees actual equity in your business.<p>After reading this title, you might be wondering if I'm not the same guy who just wrote an article about giving employee's equity. You're right, I did. But there's a right way to do and a wrong way to …

Your Business

Revolutionary glass building blocks generate their own solar energy

There’s a new building block in town, and it generates its own clean energy. Researchers from Exeter University developed new glass blocks that are …

Clean Energy

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

How to get free digital magazines from your library

If your library allows it, you can read a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC -- all at no charge.<p>Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- …

Libraries

This necklace camera livestreams your life so you're not wasting it looking through your phone

As easy as it is to livestream with your smartphone, it also takes us out of the moment. Instead of seeing and experiencing events, we now watch them through a glass screen.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way. Ubiquiti's FrontRow is a new kind of livestreaming camera that's disguised inside of a …

Cameras

Biggest theater chain to $9.99-per-month MoviePass: 'Not welcome here'

If MoviePass sounded too good to be true when it offered unlimited movie tickets for $50 per month back in 2011, it <i>really</i> sounded dodgy when the service announced on Tuesday that it had lowered its price to $9.99.<p>Ten bucks! For unlimited movies?<p>Now the largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is …

TV

Cheesecake Factory Accused of Sneakily Tricking Customers Into Leaving Bigger Tips

This doesn't look too tasteful.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I'm always suspicious when a restaurant server makes suggestions.<p>They might reveal, for example, a special that they just <i>know</i> I'll love. (Chef has likely told them …

Dessert

A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might Work

A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that's exactly what …

Cool Stuff

Stop Saying "Okay?" After Every Instruction You Give a Child

Have you ever eavesdropped on other parents on the playground? Don’t they sound, rather, er, <i>wishy-washy</i> sometimes? “Sophie, we don’t throw sand at …

Parenting

Map Anything From the Chrome Address Bar

Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method …

Google

Gmail inbox full? Here’s how to delete old messages and clear up space in under a minute.

Are you getting the dreaded “inbox full” message on your Gmail account? It’s stressful to go back through all of your emails one by one and decide …

iOS

America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular

The best small towns to visit in America are easy to commit to for a weekend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Main Street; all you need is …

Cool Stuff

These 5 Lessons I’ve Learned Will Make You Rethink How You Use LinkedIn

If you’re interested in using social media to engage with your customers, you’ve probably spent some time memorizing some rules about when to post on …

Mona Lisa

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

Education

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament — and crushed a pro gamer

Computers have already beaten the world's best humans at classic games like chess and Go.<p>Now one has beaten one of the world's best players of the smash-hit video game "Dota 2."<p>Live on stage at The International, developer Valve's flagship $24 million tournament, a bot from Open AI defeated …

Artificial Intelligence

iPhone audio trick goes viral

Social media users are going crazy about a little known iTunes trick that can let you jack up the volume on your audio.<p>It involves changing the equalisation setting while playing audio on your device. In sound recording and reproduction, equalisation is the process commonly used to alter the …

Social Media

5 Ways to Spark Innovative Thinking

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Orlando Becomes 40th City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

The Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday establishing a goal to move Orlando to 100 percent clean and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

IMPACT INVESTING: PEOPLE, THE PLANET AND PROFIT

<b>As Impact Investing Comes Of Age, Investors Can Finally Seek a Better World and Return on Investment.</b><p>Impact investing is a way to invest for positive social and environmental change and for profit – in short, "doing good and doing well." The strategy has not always been associated with profit. …

GM salmon hits shelves in Canada – but people may not know they're buying it

AquaBounty salmon was approved for sale in Canada in 2016, paving the way for it to become the first genetically engineered animal to enter the food supply<p>Canadian supermarkets have become the first in the world to stock genetically modified fish, and about five tonnes of GM salmon have been sold …

Agriculture

How to Be Persuasive Without Coming Across as Threatening

When you really want something done, you sometimes have to sway others. And after all, a little nudge (in the right direction) never hurt anyone. But …

Ryan Zinke

Fidelity, the $2.3 trillion investment giant, is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies.<p>The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm's innovation center, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange serving nearly 9 million …

Cryptocurrency