Simon Hofmann

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Why Investors Should Start Taking Marijuana Stocks Seriously

The holidays are in full swing, and in the spirit of this time of year, sin stocks are in focus. The sectors that fall into this “sin” category …

Cannabis

The Best Gadgets Coming in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Smartphone geeks have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Phones dominate our list of the six most significant gadgets we expect to see this year.<p><b>Apple</b> …

Data Storytelling 101: Helpful Tools for Gathering Ideas, Designing Content & More

From data collection to design, this roundup of resources is designed to make it easy for anyone to get started with data storytelling.

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

Mega-tsunami with a 1,000ft wave could wipe out mankind

<b>A tsunami of biblical proportions could be about to wipe us all out.</b><p>Scientists have discovered that a 1,000ft wave swept across the Earth some 73,000 …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

Small Business

Farewell, Facebook: Why It's Time to Beef up Your Brand's Twitter Strategy

<i>Author Adam Root is the CoFounder and COO of SocialCentiv, a Twitter marketing application for small businesses.</i><p>Despite the fact that Facebook dominates its social media platform competition and maintains its fair share of popularity with small businesses, it's got a lot of problems.<p>The platform's …

12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read

Can The Earth Be Conscious?

Right now, at this very moment, you are submerged in an invisible sea of information. Thoughts, ideas, ambitions and instructions — they are whispering past and through you on waves of modulated electromagnetic energy. From wireless Internet to satellite TV, you are bathed in an endless stream of …

10 Keys to Job Satisfaction, Backed By Research

• Right now most people are unhappy with their jobs. A boring job can give you a heart attack. And those with no job are happier than those with a …

Study supports the mental benefits of yoga and meditation

Yoga practitioners know firsthand the physical and mental benefits the activity produces, as meditation is often embedded in yoga sessions. Now, …

These researchers want to turn phones into earthquake detectors

Early warning on earthquakes can help save lives, but many countries can't afford them. That's why scientists are turning to another location sensor already widespread in many countries: the smartphone. A single smartphone makes for a crappy earthquake sensor — but get enough of them reporting, and …

Can our DNA turn us into criminals?

New research has found a genetic link between sex offenders in the same family – but the findings are much more complicated than that, says Neil Levy<p>Do we inherit a criminal tendency? Are some of the most reviled offences not the fault of their perpetrators, but the unlucky fruit of their genes? If …

8 People You Should Hire to Grow Your Startup Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur wants to reach the point where a business is ready to scale and grow as quickly as it can. Growth hacking is a great way to do this, but you need to have the right people on the bus to put these principles into action. …

Sam Harris on the Paradox of Meditation and How to Stretch Our Capacity for Everyday Self-Transcendence

Montaigne believed that meditation is the finest exercise of one’s mind and David Lynch uses it as an anchor of his creative integrity. Over the centuries, the ancient Eastern practice has had a variety of exports and permutations in the West, but at no point has it been more vital to our sanity …

3 little changes that will make a big difference in your online advertising

Online advertising has come a long way from the tacky, blinking banner ads of the 1990s. Today, sophisticated, highly targeted online ads are …

How to Build the Best Paid Advertising Strategy For Your Business

As a business owner or a marketer, it’s your job to figure out the best weapons for driving traffic to your website and increasing sales. There are …

Marketing

Why Legal Cannabis Is 2015's Best Startup Opportunity

Every entrepreneur dreams of discovering an untapped market where they could start with a low investment and build a huge business. If that’s you, consider the developing legal marijuana industry.<p>This sector is growing faster than ganja under grow lights.<p>The best part is, it’s early days for this — …

14 Ways To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention

Free, user-friendly blogging software has turned the Web into a virtual soapbox. But for everyone from lone individuals to small business owners to chief executives, writing a successful blog is about getting the word out there and actually being seen by people--and that means serving readers, not …

Living forever as robot? Prototype lets humans upload their mind into mechanized ‘heads’

An Artificial Intelligence pioneer is embracing the controversial idea of uploading the memories, thoughts and feelings of a living person into a …

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans

Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.<p>The age of artificial intelligence may be very nearly upon us—which is, on one hand, great news. Machines have long helped humans do things better and faster and more safely and …

Web report: Online surveillance and censorship are getting worse

Mass online surveillance and censorship of what people see on the web appear to be getting worse, according to the latest Web Index report from Tim …

Hackers Find that Fingerprints Can Be Stolen Through Public Photos

As the quality of cameras becomes better and better, there’s a new security issue emerging that you may have not thought about: fingerprints being …