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How To Create a Culture of Mindfulness

If there were a scientifically proven, free way to improve your employees’ performance and sense of well-being, wouldn’t you do it? Enter: meditation. No, it is not hippy-dippy. It is not a fad. And it doesn’t have to be reserved for large corporations. More businesses should take a real look at what they can gain by encouraging a workplace culture ...

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‘Factoring’ Family Into Account

Growing up, I learned firsthand how a small-business owner struggles with cash flow. My dad owned a physical therapy clinic with six employees on the Upper East Side of New York. It was a successful business, but he often wrestled with a problem: Waiting weeks, sometimes months, to get paid for his services. His clinic typically received payments through third parties, mostly health ...

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What’s Happening to Early Startup Magic?

Lately I’ve been wondering if I have become irrelevant. I have been wondering how startups, once known for driving economic innovation and social change, continue to find new ways to make our heads shake and mouths drop. I’m looking at you, Uber and Thinx. I’m almost 40, and while I helped build some pretty magical startups, I keep wondering, “Do ...

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The Coolest Things I Saw at CES 2017

As much as you read or hear about CES 2017, nothing really quite prepares you for the show. The techology conference is huge in scale — it takes up three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Expo and a few of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. That is a lot of new flashy things. And, ...

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What Tech Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Startup That Beat Google

In 2015, algorithm developer and facial-recognition technology expert NTechLab was founded. In the company’s first year, it bested Google at facial recognition in the University of Washington’s MegaFace Challenge. How did a young upstart insert itself into a developing industry and steal a coveted prize from a big player? And what can tech entrepreneurs learn from NTechLab’s success? Focus on your key ideas. It’s ...

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Modernize U.S. Politics? Here are 3 Ways Tech Companies Can Help.

Political candidates don’t agree on much. But even Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in unison about one subject: getting out the vote. As November draws near, Democrats and Republicans will implore their supporters to perform their civic duty by lining up at polling booths or dropping by early voting locations. But it’s 2016. With the prevalence of technology right at our fingertips, isn’t it ...

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These Are the Hottest Words Found in Startup Descriptions

Smart entrepreneurs understand the importance of differentiating themselves — and the opportunities and risks that come with jumping on a bandwagon. Trendspotter CB Insights analyzed the bios of thousands of companies that have received a first round of venture capital funding since 2010. Using natural language processing, researchers aimed to determine which descriptive terms are hot with founders and investors ...

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This Is the Year of the Machine Learning Revolution

In San Francisco, self-driving cars roaming around and people having conversations with Siri have become common sights. Just yesterday, Alexa told me that the meaning of life is 42. As machines become even more woven into our daily lives, we’re witness to a new revolution that’s taking over the world. The AI revolution has clearly arrived, and it’s here to stay. ...

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The 5 Fundamentals for Growing Your Startup

It can be an exciting thing, starting your own business. But like many others who have begun their own startup companies, it soon becomes apparent how daunting it can be to make the company a success, or even just to keep it going. For those that do have startup companies, it can be a tricky thing to market the business ...

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3 Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe About Start-Up Apps

Free Webinar | August 16th Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » The app world’s secrets are known by relatively few. Most people think success is due entirely to how “viral” your app becomes, as if it’s some external factor beyond your control. ...

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