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The Best Self-Help Books for the Summer of 2016

Our nation has a sort of embarrassing and very consuming addiction: self-help books. From <i>The Power of Now</i> to <i>The Artist's Way</i> to the <i>7 Habits</i>, we are bingers of how-to. The last time I checked, Forbes.com reported that Americans spend a whopping 11 billion on self-help books every year.<p>And summer is …

Books

Creating Perfect User Flows for Smooth UX

by Marek Bowers<p>If someone asked you to define the word “flow” or describe an example of one, what would you say? Would you immediately think about …

UX Design

Real or virtual? The two faces of machine learning

There's a lot of sci-fi-level buzz lately about smart machines and software bots that will use big data and the Internet of things to become …

Machine Learning

Google just threw a wrench into one of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's favorite projects

This week, Google announced a free version of Data Studio 360 for "individuals and small teams." It's a little shift that could shake up the market in a big way.<p>"One of the fundamental ideas behind Data Studio is that data should be easily accessible to anyone in an organization. We believe that as …

Big Data

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

15 SaaS companies from India raking in over $1 million in annual revenue

From there being 3,000 startups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020, starting up in India is no passing trend – with the availability …

Marketing Automation

Master UI & UX design with a 6-course bootcamp

Good design can change the conversation, but great design can change the world. As technology evolves and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users.<p>The <b>UI & UX Design Bootcamp</b> demystifies both sides of the …

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them.<p>Robinhood<p>Trade stocks without fees on Robinhood. After a quick registration, use Robinhood …

Stock Markets

Here's how Wealthfront plans to become the dashboard for all of your money stuff

The robo-adviser is rolling out a bunch of new features today.<p>Across Silicon Valley, the days of “pampering as a service” startups are coming to a close. As many have observed, the on-demand model for things like food delivery or laundry doesn’t have great economics behind it.<p>For finance …

Customers

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Venture Capital

WARREN BUFFETT: The foundation of every market bubble is a 'sound premise'

It starts with a “sound premise.” And then the "price action takes over."<p>On May 26, 2010, Warren Buffett was interviewed by the Financial Crisis …

Investing

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The best way to price your product is to prove it works, and the Internet of Things is making that possible

This is not a story about moths or sex. It’s about the future of your business. But let’s start with the moths.<p>Across North America, orchard owners …

San Francisco

Amazon Web Services AWS IoT projects

Warren Buffett’s 3 Cornerstones of Sound Investing

Warren Buffett is worth over $60 billion. He knows a thing or two about investing.<p>True geniuses tend to make things <i>simpler</i>, not more confusing. …

Investing

Storm Ventures Launches $10M Fund For Indian SaaS Startups

Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a set of initiatives, called Startup India, designed to help the country’s fledgling tech companies and their investors. One of the first Silicon Valley venture capital firms to take advantage of Startup India is Storm Ventures, …

Startups

Empirically-Based Approach to Understanding the Structure of Data Science

<i>Based on a study of 620+ data professionals, we found that data science skills fall into three broad areas: domain expertise (in our case, business),</i> …

Data Science

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Venture Capital

Machine Learning Works Great—Mathematicians Just Don’t Know Why

Author: Ingrid Daubechies. Ingrid Daubechies Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.12.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>At a dinner I attended some …

Uncovering How Buffett Interprets The Financial Statements

Uncovering How Buffett Interprets The Financial Statements by Jae Jun, Old School Value<p>Get The Full Warren Buffett Series in PDF<p>Get the entire …

Amazon launches platform to build apps for IoT - Firstpost

Amazon.com Inc's cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has launched a service to help customers build applications to connect devices through the …

Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Your Preconceptions

“To divine that wonderful arts lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuman talents.”<p><b>Galileo Galilei</b> (February 15, 1564–January 8, 1642) was born into a world without clocks, telescopes, or microscopes, where superstition and anthropocentrism moored the human mind in …

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

UX Design