Srinivas Javangula

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We’ve been structuring brainstorm sessions all wrong

The traditional framework for brainstorms involves identifying a problem, listing solutions within a set of parameters, and then choosing the best.<p>But research on creativity and innovation suggests that truly innovative solutions result not from searching for a “correct answer,” but from the …

Design

'Uber for trash' uses rideshare technology to collect waste

Four years ago, Greg Lettieri and Adam Pasquale found their startup idea in the garage.<p>The CEO and COO, respectively, of Recycle Track Systems (RTS) …

Sustainability

Go Beyond Capri: These Are the 19 Best Underrated Islands in Europe

Raise your hand if you'd rather be vacationing on an island far away right now? What about a European adventure? Our hands just shot up, too. And …

European Travel

You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life

The stigma of being a flaky job-hopper is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that’s a good thing.<p>Changing jobs every couple of years used to look bad on a resume. It told recruiters you can’t hold down a job, can’t get along with colleagues, or that you’re simply disloyal and can’t …

China's grand infrastructure plan has spooked its rivals

In challenging China's aim to dominate the future economy and set the global rules for how commerce is done, the U.S. and Europe are going up against …

China is the greatest, growing threat to America

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

Investor Who Made 450% on One Bet Says the Next Is ‘No Brainer’

After winning big on Chinese liquor and insurance, OFI Asset Management is betting environmental stocks offer the greatest potential for returns -- …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

50 places in the US where retirement is affordable, healthcare is excellent, and life is good

Deciding where to live in retirement may be one of the last major financial decisions you'll make, and picking the right spot is important.<p>WalletHub set out to put worried minds at ease. The site used available data for the 150 largest US cities to find the best and worst places to lay your hat. We …

Florida

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

News Corp

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

Sports Science

For powerlooms in Tamil Nadu, GST a potent disruptor

Velusamy, a powerloom weaver in Palladam, was elated. After almost a year of dull business, he recently had an inquiry from a master weaver for 1,000 …

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households

The door to your personal data got left wide open once again.<p>Researchers revealed Tuesday that earlier this year they discovered a massive database -- containing information on more than 123 million American households -- that was sitting unsecured on the internet.<p>The cloud-based data repository …

The Business Case for Quirkiness

08 Min Read Time - Zappos built a billion-dollar bottom line and a reputation for customer service by letting employees bring their whole, creative …

Bitcoin: What's driving the frenzy?

2017 has become the year bitcoin went big.<p>It started the year worth less than $1,000 but has soared above $17,000. Back in 2011, it was worth less than a dollar. It is being bought and sold by investors in a frenzy, driving the price higher and higher.<p>Some leading economists and financiers are …

Cryptocurrency

U.S. entrepreneur bets on new Silicon Valley in west France

PARIS (Reuters) - When Rob Spiro left San Francisco to settle in France with his wife and kid in 2016, the family chose a mid-sized city on France’s west coast over Paris’ burgeoning start-up scene.<p>At 32, the Yale-educated entrepreneur and former Google product manager had already co-founded two …

Silicon Valley

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

This project aims to “de-flatten” digital publishing by matching the best content with premium ads

Can an algorithm sift through piles of content to deliver top advertising dollars to top quality journalism?<p>The News Quality Scoring Project is relying on some humans and, well, an algorithm to separate “commodity news” from “value-added news” in an attempt to connect high quality content with …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

What phone should I buy if I’m on a budget?

Wirecutter Editor in Chief Jacqui Cheng offers budget recommendations for phones, computers and more on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>In the era of $1000 smartphones, it may seem like the newest, best stuff is only available to big spenders. But with a little research, it’s possible to find …

Machine learning and AI training paves new cloud career paths

Follow:<p>As cloud services for machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to emerge, organizations need to train...<p>their staff to use these …

Machine Learning

A Granddaughter's Powerful Love Story, Told Through An Indian Cookbook

Although she'd never cooked until her early thirties, food was always an integral part of Archana Pidathala's life. The author of the self-published cookbook, <i>Five Morsels of Love</i>, shortlisted earlier this year for the 2017 Art of Eating Prize, cherishes memories of long, languid summers spent at …

BBC is launching an interactive radio show for Echo

The future of entertainment is here. The BBC, in collaboration with Rosina Sound, is working on an interactive radio play for artificial intelligence-enabled home chatbots, like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.<p>The production will be the first of its kind, and the futuristic, high-tech play is slated …

Chatbots

How to hack frequent flyer miles for fun and profit

Learn the secrets of the Emmi Cheese Contango<p>If you really care about frequent flier miles, you end up doing all sorts of crazy things. The simple stuff is buying special credit cards or organizing your flight schedule around high-mileage promotions — but soon you’re using dummy transactions to …

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Roads

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have quickly grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies than all of Venture Capital. Nearly $2.3 billion has been raised to date in ICOs, with the large majority of that taking place in the first half of 2017.<p>In 2015 there was a smaller …

Cryptocurrency

4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to …

Augmented Reality