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Buzzword-Free: A Startup's Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

So how do companies go about pitching their offerings to users or investors if they can't really explain what they are doing in the first place?

How Billionaires Pursue Startups

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Benjamin Hardy

When Twitter went public in 2013, it was given a 24 billion dollar valuation -- 12 times higher than the New York Times.

Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry?

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

My hopes for wearable technology is that it evolves to assist our human evolution, not handicap it. I don't want to see our blood types poisoned by inserting chips unnecessarily into the crevices of our body, but I do want wearable technology to create longer lifetimes, invent eco-friendly homes, and above all, sustain the planet and humanity.

Forget John Galt -- Who is Richard Craib?

Francis Pedraza | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Francis Pedraza

We have unwittingly created the perfect Darwinian training ground. Beware -- the creatures that adapt to these pressures come back stronger than ever before.

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business

It's time to hop back in and investing there. We've rounded up the best investment advice from the people you should trust most -- renowned expert investors from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn who have made millions (some, billions) by investing.


Matthew Friend | Posted 06.12.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Society should attempt to focus on instilling passion in students with regards to the activities that they choose to do, instead of forcing students to master the violin and join Model UN just because the college admissions officers will like it.

An Evening With Peter Thiel

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

One of our greatest concerns today is how technology will alter our lives in the decades to come. Part of the Science & Democracy lecture series at Harvard, Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal and Palantir, offered new ways to propel the masses forward during this revolution of information technology.

B Corporations: A New Kind of Company Needing a New Kind of Funding Model

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They have passed a rigorous assessment using criteria including governance, workers, community and environment.

An Afternoon With Peter Thiel

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

Thiel's concept of the definite optimist. It is not enough to be an optimist. You need to think about the future in a definite manner. That does not mean that everything you plan will work out. It is easier said than done. But being a definite optimist is the first step to be in control of your destiny.

'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel

Michael Levin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what makes a guy like that so smart?

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

How I Manage My Stock Portfolio

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

What I have done with my stock portfolio in the past month is to go from being 99 percent invested in stocks to about 75 percent. The reason that I sold some stock to move into some cash was however, not at all panic selling.

10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Scott Goodson

The following 10 books (with a few honorable mentions at the end) do just that. Some you've no doubt heard of already; a few are under-appreciated gems. All are worth reading, even in a time when we all have too much to read.

2014: The Year of the Heckler

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The problem with granting heckler's vetoes over speech is that it incentivizes threats of disruption or violence from the least tolerant members of our society.

In Defense of College: What Peter Thiel Gets Wrong, Once Again

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The reality is that we are no longer preparing our children to work in factories; we are readying them for today's knowledge-based economy. This requires mastery of a wide assortment of technical skills, ability to work in groups, and continual learning.

Why the USA, Not China, Will Rule the 21st Century

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Altogether, Entrepreneurs like Jack Ma certainly have the ability to be today's Chinese versions of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie, but economic and societal headwinds in China will prevent them from doing so.

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

Rand Paul Looks To Expand His Turf To San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) plans to open an office in the San Francisco Bay area, a heavily Democratic location that will give him prime access to Silicon...

10 Game-Changing Ideas on Entrepreneurship from Peter Thiel

Kiyan Rajabi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Kiyan Rajabi

Thiel's talk heavily focused on the concept of zero-to-one innovations -- revolutionary inventions like the first airplane or home computer, which require "intensive, vertical, zero-to-one progress" -- and how to get there.

Twitter CEO Responds To Pot-Smoking Accusation In Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.18.2014 | Technology

PayPal and Palatir cofounder Peter Thiel is a legendary entrepreneur with a nose for investment. But when it comes to Twitter, it seems like all he sm...

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Needs to "Get" to Succeed

Alex Banayan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Alex Banayan

Why was a 22-year-old CEO so quick to disregard a billion dollar offer? To me, Zuckerberg's brash action makes no sense. But Peter Theil argues that, for an entrepreneur like Zuckerberg, it makes perfect sense.

PayPal Co-Founder: 'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook inv...

Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education

Nell Minow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Nell Minow

Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.