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Making Sense of Bitcoin and Its Wild Price Ride: QuickTake Q&A

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $19,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Recommended Reading: The church of AI

<b>Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence</b><br>Mark Harris,<br>Wired<p>You may know Anthony Levandowski from being at the center of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber, but he's also the "Dean" or leader of a new religion of artificial intelligence. <i>Wired</i> takes a look at Way of the Future's doctrine, …

5 Ways to Avoid Small Talk and Make a Memorable Impression | Inc.com

How many business cards do you typically bring home from a conference? Five? ...Ten? ... More?<p>And of those business cards, how many actually led to follow-up and ongoing connection?<p>Yeah. Pretty dismal, huh?<p>As a keynote speaker, I attend about 80 conferences a year. Every time I open my carry-on to …

Public Speaking

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 101 For Executives | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Artificial Intelligence

Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.<p>Satya Nadella’s corner office, on the fifth floor of Building 34 at Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington, headquarters, features a can’t-miss 84-inch …

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to first is focus, energy, and discipline to finding your "why" …

Self-improvement

12 Fearless Founders on Where They Find Inspiration | Inc.com

The founders who made <i>Inc.'</i>s list of the 25 most disruptive startups of 2017 know a groundbreaking idea when they see one. They're working on everything from growing diamonds in a lab to transporting people from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes. So <i>Inc.</i> decided to ask these innovative founders …

Startups

A Top Chef’s Secret to Cooking the Perfect Steak

Acclaimed chef and author John Tesar shares his tips and tricks for cooking steak.<p>For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Startups

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

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

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

Time Management

How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game

Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our …

50 Marketing Tools to Help Your Business Crush the Competition

With the right tools in place, marketers can move ahead of the competition with minimal effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Knowledge is power in today’s marketing efforts. It is crucial that businesses have the latest solutions to track, analyze and personalize …

4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

Knocking out sit-ups like it’s your job isn’t necessarily a bad thing — anything for progress, right? But it’s not the best way to build core …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

9 of the best resources for learning HTML and CSS

Learning HTML and CSS can feel like a bit of an uphill struggle, especially because there's almost too much information out there. Where do you even …

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

Becoming an Industry-Agnostic Product Manager

<b>General Skills</b>As a product manager, you are at the epicentre of the wider product team, the glue holding all the pieces together. What I’ve realised …

Product Management

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016 | Inc.com

Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will inspire you to make 2017 the best year ever. I figure we all need a year-end boost. Enjoy!<p>The …

Motivation

Check Out the 6 Craziest Homes of 2016

2.4K<p>SHARES<p>Whether perched precariously atop a mountain, bobbing along in the ocean or somewhere in between, houses come in all shapes and sizes. …

Aegean Sea

Ben Heck's sound-switching headphones

You might not have wondered what Felix was like as a baby, but you're about to find out. Ben hacks apart a VTech baby monitor so that it's possible to listen to your favorite music with headphones, with interruptions when your little one needs attention. After breaking open the baby monitor, Ben …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Physical Computing - Home Automation System - Arduino

The Arduino is a board (the size of a Credit card) that allows the automation of electronic and robotic projects. With it you can control motors, …

Arduino

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

What Every Sales Leader Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Matthew McConaughey | Inc.com

As a sales leader, it's easy to get caught up in the number, the budget, the growth plans, the pipeline, the marketing alignment, and forget that your role is also to be the spiritual leader for every salesperson in your organization.<p>For 2017, in addition to your aggressive growth goals for your …

Leadership

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

Project Management

5 things you should do to set yourself up for a promotion

That's because promotions are earned, not given. This is especially true at the leadership level; professionals need to prove their worth and show that they're ready for career advancement.<p>Demonstrating value isn't making a one-time presentation to senior leadership about why a promotion is …

7 Things This Millionaire (and Introvert) Can Teach You About Becoming Self-Made

If you want to live life on your own terms, these rules may help you get there.<p>Mike Dillard became a millionaire in his late 20s. He spent the first five years after college trying to become a successful entrepreneur--quite unsuccessfully. One day, a mentor said to him, "There are people all around …

9 Alcoholic Drinks That Won’t Make You Fat

Every diet cuts out something tasty. Paleos don’t eat bread, vegans don’t eat cheesy scrambled eggs, and low-carb lifers don’t eat much of anything good at all. So long as your diet allows alcohol, though, there are ways to indulge without packing in the sugar and calories. Check out these pour …

The Simple Morning and Evening Ritual That Will Give You Incredible Mental Strength

Challenging times demand resilience. This simple but powerful habit will help you cultivate it.<p>Think you're having a rough couple of days? (Or even a rough couple of years?) Then take a minute to consider what TEDxLehighRiver speaker Sarah Trimmer went through between 2011 and 2015: besides losing …