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Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups

Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask you...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist

Sun Flatlining Into Grand Minimum, Says Solar Physicist

With each passing season, the weather seems stranger and more extreme. Who can argue with a sudden outbreak of the “polar vorte...

Jan 20 2014, 12:46am CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching"

Get Your Employees To Work "Like Nobody's Watching"

Allison Todd has observed the effect that leading change has on employees as their companies transform. Here she draws a parall...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36am CST

FDA Advisory Panel Votes In Favor Of Approval For Merck's Vorapaxar

FDA Advisory Panel Votes In Favor Of Approval For Merck's Vorapaxar

The FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-1 in favor of approval for vorapaxar, Merck's novel thromb...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

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A Bullish Case For Janet Yellen, Our Confused New Fed Chairman

As is well known now, Janet Yellen was confirmed last Monday as Fed Chairman. On its face, this should concern those who desire...

Jan 12 2014, 8:26am CST

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro

“I can help you if you want my help. Do you?” – Paul Lemberg, author, speaker and Fortune 100 business coach I met Paul Lemberg...

Jan 11 2014, 11:51pm CST

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Will Financiers Help London's Quest To Be The World's Favourite New Technology Center?

The idea of London becoming a technology center to rival other parts of the world has gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 m...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51am CST

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Are you sick of waiting for a taxi or limo? If you have a smartphone, you may be able to summon a car in minutes via Uber, Side...

Jan 8 2014, 11:01am CST

Tiger 21: Meet the Wealthiest, Most Powerful Social Networking Group In The World

Tiger 21: Meet the Wealthiest, Most Powerful Social Networking Group In The World

“The greatest form of philanthropy is an investment in an entrepreneur” I first heard of Tiger 21 during a conversation with M...

Jan 8 2014, 1:51am CST

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

This is the second of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part one is available here.  An Info...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

Gallery: All 14 First Generation Steam Machines

Gallery: All 14 First Generation Steam Machines

Last night during a press event at CES 2014, Valve’s hardware partners pulled back the curtain on their first generation of Ste...

Jan 7 2014, 12:36pm CST

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

It’s only two hours between Sacramento, California’s state capitol, and the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, but...

Jan 6 2014, 11:16am CST

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington

The More Wasteful Is The Federal Government Program, The More Essential It Is To Washington

If you live anywhere but Washington, D.C., you probably believe that the federal government spends too much.  Since 2008 a wave...

Jan 6 2014, 7:26am CST

Dr. Jeff Magee: 'Shift Happens' -- How To Make The 1 Degree Calibrations That Assure Your Success

Dr. Jeff Magee: 'Shift Happens' -- How To Make The 1 Degree Calibrations That Assure Your Success

In an exclusive to Forbes, leadership coach and author Dr. Jeffrey Magee (known as “The American Business Guru” to many) has un...

Jan 5 2014, 9:01pm CST

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are. That, at least, is...

Jan 5 2014, 6:01pm CST

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1 Billion PCs At Risk As Windows Error Reporting Sends Reports In Clear

This sounds like a remarkably alarming warning: as many as 1 billion networked PCs around the world are allegedly at risk becau...

Jan 1 2014, 12:26pm CST

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Big Data Variety Means That Metadata Matters

Of the famous big data Vs, it’s the variety in data that holds the most potential for exploitation. While not everybody has the...

Dec 31 2013, 2:37pm CST

Obamacare Heroin Reveals Drug Dealers May Have A Liberal Bias

Obamacare Heroin Reveals Drug Dealers May Have A Liberal Bias

Do heroin dealers favor democrats when it comes to branding their drug? On December 20, Massachusetts State Police Trooper Joe...

Dec 24 2013, 2:46pm CST

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Significant Insider Buying Registered in Holdings of VNQ

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard REIT ETF (AMEX: VNQ) shows an impressive 23.4% of holdings on a weig...

Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST

Obamacare Spends 'Other People's Money' To Make Healthcare Expensive And Scarce

Obamacare Spends 'Other People's Money' To Make Healthcare Expensive And Scarce

Who will decide what health care you may receive? Will it be you, in conjunction with your doctor? Or will it be the government...

Dec 23 2013, 8:46am CST