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10 tools based on AI that will change your freelancing career

Is your career endangered by AI?<p><i>The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be …

Artificial Intelligence

The Startup Idea Matrix — B2B Edition

Last month I published The Startup Idea Matrix to help founders brainstorm new startup ideas. The matrix outlines various consumer markets and …

Startups

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home - and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early …

The Complete Learn to Code Bundle | Popular Mechanics Shop

<b>Python Tutorial: Learn by Coding</b><p>Go From Beginner to Master of Python with 7.5 Hours of Hands-On Training<p>Cement your coding skills by learning Python: server-side interpreted, open-source, non-compiled scripting language commonly used in web and video game development. Begin with the basics of …

Programming

Bob Dylan & The Oregon Trail Inspired These 2 Math Problems. Can You Solve Them?

Mathematics is the academic class that is most socially acceptable to regard as your weak point. This is a shame. While math can be difficult, the …

Get Started with Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your …

Design Thinking

8 Podcasts To Inspire Innovation | Inc.com

Podcast consumption has grown tremendously over the last couple of years. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, the audience climbed another 23 percent, according to research conducted by Edison Research.<p>Podcast listeners make up 21 percent of the U.S. population - that's nearly 57 million Americans. To …

It’s Price Before Product. Period.

Over the second half of the 1990s, Porsche hatched plans for a new car. Annual sales were a third of what they’d been the decade prior, so the …

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Peter Thiel

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A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Isn’t it time we learned to reconnect with the idea of problem-solving for fun? After all, argues Alex Bellos, the best puzzles are pieces of poetry. In an exclusive extract from his new book, he selects some of his favourites<br>See the answers here<p>For those of us whose school memories include …

Mathematics

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

A startup founder’s playbook for transforming big industry

Agile development, rapid learning, granular instrumentation, a large-scale compute and data infrastructure, cutting-edge machine learning — these are the ingredients that give innovative companies their edge.<p>But to date, this mindset and approach have been largely confined to the world of software …

Trust Your 'Gut Feeling' in High-Risk Decisions, says Study from the University of Cambridge

If you don’t make decisions by “going with your gut,” you may want to start now.<p>According to research published in Scientific Reports, researchers …

Daniel Lanois: My Life in 15 Songs

In a lineup, few would recognize his face, but Daniel Lanois' unmistakable fingerprints are all over an entire wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of …

Music

What Do Investors Look For When Evaluating a Startup?

When you’re building a startup from the ground up, one of the first things you have to think about is whether you need seed funding. If you decide …

Venture Capital

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Business Strategy

Be Prepared: We're Entering A Post-Device Era

The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.<p>One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred …

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>Whether it’s …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

How to Exercise Your Brain for Better Thinking Skills

Not so very long ago, scientists and doctors believed that the number of neurons, cells, and pathways that were present in our brains at birth were …

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

A Data-Driven Approach to Group Creativity

How can you ensure that your company has innovative teams? Based on our experience building innovation teams and consulting for Fortune 500 companies on setting up innovation processes, a key component that has proven to be paramount but consistently neglected is psychological assessment.<p>Though …

10 Useful Math Tricks You Probably Never Learned In School

Memorizing Pi<p>Want Some cool tricks for solving math problems in just second. Here it is.<p>If you always hated maths just because you were not able to …

40 Things Every Startup Should Do To Scale Up

For any entrepreneur, to implement and execute at the idea stage is quite difficult. However, it becomes more harder, when he tries to scale up …

Naveen Jain’s BlueDot innovation factory fills out $10.1 million funding round

<b>BELLEVUE, Wash.</b> – BlueDot, the “innovation factory” founded by serial tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, says it has completed a $10.1 million Series A …

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …