Zach Liston

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Here's Why Billionaire Peter Thiel Said 'Crypto Is Libertarian, A.I. Is Communist' | Inc.com

Peter Thiel is known for extending an idea to its logical extremes and then inverting it. The habit has served him well as one of tech's most contrarian and successful investors.<p>Talking about two of the technologies that Silicon Valley is most excited about right now -- cryptocurrency and …

Silicon Valley

The American Revolution: A Free Course from Yale University

When you have a little time, you can drop in on a free course that revisits a seminal moment in U.S. history--the American Revolution. Taught by Yale …

American Revolution

Sunset Ridge House

Situated on the edge of a private peninsula backed by Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Sunset Ridge is encompassed with dramatic views. But the scenery …

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome - MIT Technology Review

Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a …

Machine Learning

Four Powerful Ways To Structure Literally Any Talk

You need to stop fussing over your words long enough to organize your ideas.<p>Maybe you think you’re an elegant speaker. You choose the right words and always string together elegant sentences. But if what you’re saying doesn’t follow some sort of coherent structure, so it doesn’t matter how …

Capital Markets

The Anti-Hero Who Created America’s Special Forces 250 Years Ago

The French and Indian War hero excelled at only one thing: He was a superb warrior—so good, in fact, that the Army’s Ranger school still uses his …

Digitised Manuscripts

Languages<p>Italian<p>Physical Description<p><b>Materials:</b> Paper.• <b><br>Dimensions:</b> c. 205 x 290 mm.• <b><br>Foliation:</b> ff. 283.• <b><br>Script:</b> Handwriting of Leonardo da Vinci (mirror …

Leonardo Da Vinci

50 Things You Didn't Know About the Founding Fathers

George Washington. Alexander Hamilton. Benjamin Franklin. John Adams. These men and several more continue to stand as some of the most influential …

New Jersey

Best workout tracker

While most activity trackers count steps, distance and calories, a limited few have been designed to make your gym workouts more effective. Doing a …

Design Thinking

Thomas Edison created the electric lightbulb and then wrapped an entire industry around it. The lightbulb is most often thought of as his signature invention, but Edison understood that the bulb was little more than a parlor trick without a system of electric power generation and transmission to …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

The “Ivy Lee Method” is stupidly simple, and that’s partly why it’s so effective.<p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab (oddly enough, no relation to Charles R. Schwab, founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation) was the president of the Bethlehem Steel …

Time Management

The Medici Effect, With a New Preface and Discussion Guide: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 07, 2017</b><p>Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans …

Innovation

The Dow’s tumultuous history, in one chart

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.82% is one of the oldest and best-known indexes in the financial industry. It has, by its nature as a …

Stock Markets

How to become an IoT developer: 6 tips

By 2020, there will be a projected 20 billion Internet of Things devices in the world. Here's how to get your start building connected things.<p>The …

Don’t be afraid to create: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s life-changing advice on trusting your instincts

In general, I think it’s wise to be self-critical. But I also believe that—in the deepest sense—we must trust our instincts and have the courage to put our ideas out into the world. Whenever I need a reminder about how to do this, I turn to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay on self …

Literature

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

The Da Vinci Schedule - How to Organize Your Day and Week for Peak Performance

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

E.coli

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

The genomics intelligence revolution

Mahni Ghorashi Contributor<p>Mahni Ghorashi is the co-founder of Clear Labs, where he leads commercial activities including strategy, marketing and business development.<p>Gaurav Garg Contributor<p>Gaurav Garg is a founding partner of Wing Venture Capital.<p>We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole …

Genetics

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

Apps

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise - MIT Technology Review

Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world. The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products …

Mathematics

Stunning World Monuments in Moiré

Italian artist Andrea Minini, who we presented previously, was commissioned by the Italian company Progress Profiles and by the Studioverde agency, …

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too) | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.<p>He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and …

Hung Up

The iPhone turns 10: a visual history of Apple’s most important product

Ten years ago today Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone. He described it as three devices in one: “A widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet communications device.” But since its first unveiling, the iPhone has become much more than …

Mobile Technology

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

<b>Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global.</b><p>Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain.<p>Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy.<p>In the …

Puerto Rico

How to Create a Professional App with no Coding Knowledge?

Every Individual, Celebrity, Politician, Business owner, etc now a days requires an application (Android & iOS) for running their business smoothly. …

Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”<p><i>“If we design workplaces that permit people to find meaning in their work, we will be designing a human nature that values work,”</i> psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote in his inquiry into what motivates us to …

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Genetic Engineering

Movie User Interfaces

<i>The Dark Knight</i>. <i>Kingsman</i>. <i>Skyfall</i>. If you saw a decent action film in the last few years, odds are the interface was designed by the geniuses at Blind …

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story