Today is a big day for Microsoft. Windows 8 launches and Microsoft's first own computer hardware. The Microsoft Surface tablet could change things forever. Bill Gates is super excited about Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface. Watch the Bill Gates interview below.
The shocking announcement that Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs is still sinking in. Most of those employees do not have a realistic chance of obtaining as good a job as the one they are losing.
In the United States, the number of engineering jobs has been sharply declining. In 2002, the number of electrical engineering jobs in the United States was 385,000, but despite increased demand for technology, the job total dropped to o ... Source: WNDFull article at: WND15 hours ago, 5:53pm CDT
Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza's annual conference that they should "get louder" to fight "lobbyists" to get amnesty legislation. Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also "stabilize" America's Social Security system, Warren to ... Source: Big Government
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Kevin Knight, the founder and CEO of Knight Solutions, was honorably discharged from the Army due to a training injury, but he's found another way to serve his country: by employing veterans to maintain military cemeteries. Earlier this year, he won the U.S. Small Business Association's Virginia Small Business Person of the Year award for growing his contracting company's revenue 1,400% in just three years and for helping veterans transition to civilian life. From 2009 to ... Source: Business Insider
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With almost $40 billion in assets, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation possesses incredible influence, and is unafraid to use it. As one staffer put it, the foundation’s greatest strength is “setting agendas, framing debates, advocating the foundation’s point of view and taking action … an unchecked way of getting things done,” although some might find this worrying given the propensity of free peoples to hold checks and balances rather dearly.
Of late, th ... Source: Crisis Magazine
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Excerpted from Kevin Carson:
“The higher your income, in fact, the more likely you’re a taker who’s — all together now! — dependent on government.
It’s possible to get moderately wealthy — say, an income that qualifies you for the “top 1%,” which is somewhere under $400,000, or assets in the low millions — through genuine entrepreneurship. Even at this level, of course, it’s more likely you have an income heavily in ... Source: P2P Foundation
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There's something you should know about those of us who write about higher education on the Internet: Behind the scenes, we're careful to coordinate our advice for young people to be as utterly confusing as is humanly possible. Go to college, we advise. And don't go to college. Be picky about your major. Or, if you prefer, never mind. Your school matters. Kidding, it doesn't. Don't go into debt. Scratch that, more debt is o ... Source: The Atlantic
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Want an easy way to help your employees become more effective? Ask them to spend the end of each workday reflecting on their performance, research suggests. A recent study found that "employees who spent the last 15 minutes of each day of their training period writing and reflecting on what they had learned did 23% better in the final training test than other employees," the Harvard Business Review reports. The study, "Learning by Thinking: How Reflection ... Source: The Business Insider
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Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took another step in redefining his company for the post-Gates/Ballmer era, sending a 3100-word positioning memo to every Microsoft employee and to the world in general. I found it a fascinating document for many reasons, some of them even intended by Nadella, who still has quite a ways to go to legitimately turn Microsoft in the right direction.
We’re seeing a lot of this -- com ... Source: BetaNews
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