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Big banks’ blockchain specialists are flocking to cryptocurrency firms in search of freedom

Executives tasked with exploring blockchain tech for banks and consulting firms are finding it harder and harder to resist going full crypto. Case in point: three executives at BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, and PWC well known for leading blockchain work at their firms have left to pursue their own …

Blockchain

Sweet sounds on Ho Chi Minh City's 'Guitar Street'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ton That Anh looks perturbed ... and it's not just because I'm umm-ing and ah-ing about which of his handmade acoustic guitars to buy.<p>One of the longest-serving artisans on Nguyen Thien Thuat in Ho Chi Minh City, known to generations of musicians in southern Vietnam simply as "Guitar …

Vietnam

How to Get Extra-Crispy Chicken Wings Without Frying

We found the ultimate hack for crunchy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside chicken wings, and it doesn't include a drop of oil.<p>My world was turned …

Introduction to Python, Data Science & Computational Thinking: Free Online Courses from MIT

FYI: MIT has posted online the video lectures for an essential series of courses. In the playlist of 38 lectures above, you can get an <i>Introduction to</i> …

Will Ethereum crash? Why a price drop for cryptocurrency like ether and bitcoin might be healthy.

Prices for the cryptocurrency ether continued to climb on Monday after going on a tear for the better part of a year. As of 4:40 p.m., the …

America's Top Public Companies In 2017: A Buffett Buy List

President Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders finally found a consensus yesterday, although an unlikely one for a businessman and a Socialist: breaking up those big banks. Trump extolled the Glass-Steagall Act Monday, which if replicated and enacted today would spell more than just profit pain for …

Investing

London's luxury property market is crumbling and this is terrible news for affordable housing

Houses in the most sought after areas in London — such as Belgravia, Kensington, and Knightsbridge — are selling at a huge discount, according to LonRes data cited by the Financial Times.<p>For example, 59% of sales in Knightsbridge and Belgravia were selling at a discount of at least 10%. Meanwhile …

Housing

Passover in Glasgow: gefilte fish, rising fear and fewer Jews

Community’s Scottish heartland changing amid reports of antisemitism and a decline in those declaring their faith<p>Stocks of Doreen Cohen’s legendary home-made gefilte fish were running low in Scotland’s only kosher delicatessen this week, as customers filled baskets and trolleys with traditional …

Israel

User Experience Design — Best sources to learn UX

<i>Sites, courses, UX Degrees and books</i><p><i>This list about User Experience is often updated! We add newest sources on top of the list.</i><p>Demand for UX …

Books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reads alongside his dog, Beast.Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and this year he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>He wanted his selections to focus on "different cultures, beliefs, …

Why startups should never let any of their salespeople leave

Maybe this is true if you are a mortgage broker. Selling a completely fungible product. Maybe. I'm not sure.<p>And it clearly is true, in part, at SaaS companies beyond $200m in ARR. At Salesforce, at Box, the bottom end of the sales team churns out each year. They're often managed out, not fired, but …

Selling

8 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don't Know About

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Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Natural Disasters

'The Interview' Is Cancelled. The Terrorists Won. So Now What Should Sony Do?

<b>Once the movie theater chains refused to screen the movie, Sony had no choice but to cancel the December 25th theatrical release of The Interview. So what happens next?</b><p>Sony Pictures Entertainment has officially cancelled the theatrical release of <i>The Interview</i>. After a deluge of major theater …

How Women, Booze, And Money Made Spotify's CEO 'Completely Depressed'

According to a recent story in The New Yorker, Ek decided to retire in 2006 after selling his online advertising company, Advertigo, for about $1.25 million. He was just 23 years old.<p>As many young men his age might have done given the same privilege, Ek bought himself a Ferrari and hung out in …