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Peter Thiel

Unlikely Billionaire Thinks $12 Minimum Wage Is Something To 'Consider Seriously'

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

It's usually pretty easy to disagree with Peter Thiel. This time, not so much. The billionaire PayPal co-founder and GOP donor, who often makes hea...

Paul Blumenthal

7 Charts To Understand Citizens United On Its 4th Anniversary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that corporations could spend unl...

The Key to Helping High School Entrepreneurs

Kai Sato | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Kai Sato

Given the rise in Internet-related commerce, perhaps never before has the high school-aged human been so valuable to the work force and subsequently had so much opportunity.

American Dream No More

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Gregoris Kalai

Most Americans spend a good chunk of their lives busy paying dues (in both dollars and years) to institutions that were supposed to make their lives better, and often do not realize how they inadvertently have not.

Billionaire's Failed Education Experiment Proves There's No Shortcut To Success

XPRIZE | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on foc...

The Rebirth of George Packer, The Unwinding of David Brooks

Jim Sleeper | Posted 09.02.2013 | Media
Jim Sleeper

David Brooks' own political ideology has failed him time after time, he has fled to social science in fruitless, often embarrassing forays, and, when those failed, into preachy invocations of Edmund Burke and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Independent Learners

Jonathan Haber | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

While I wish I had studied more about finance, management and marketing before I started my own business many years ago, I don't regret having dedicated my college years to "less practical" subjects such as chemistry, history and literature.

He Was Given $100,000 To Stay Out Of College (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.21.2013 | Teen

Would you skip college if getting rich was guaranteed? For one high school graduate, he'll be swapping classes in favor of pursuing his own projects -...

20 Students Get $100K Each To Drop Out

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business

Peter Thiel has lured yet another group of young kids out of college into the startup world. On Thursday the billionaire venture capitalist's Thiel...

Maker Of Fake Meats Says Deli Counters Will One Day Go Vegetarian

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.09.2013 | Small Business

If it doesn't cluck like a chicken or walk like a chicken, is it still a chicken? Some meatless meat makers would have you believe yes. Enterprisin...

Popping the Higher Education Bubble

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

In order to pop the current bubble in higher education we need to align incentives between the schools, students, and employers within this multi billion dollar market and apply more efficient means of credentialing.

The Best Writing Advice You'll Ever Get

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Consume writing voraciously, and you will absorb writing skills by osmosis. You will come to appreciate an unexpected word or turn of phrase. You'll intuitively develop awareness of what makes a story arc engaging or a character tantalizing.

Dropping In on Dropping Out: A Book Review

Zac Hill | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Zac Hill

There is something vaguely pyramid-scheme-feeling about a college dropout becoming successful by talking about how successful he's managed to be as a college dropout.

We May Not Have Flying Cars Yet, But Visioneers Are Inventing a New Future

XPRIZE | Posted 02.02.2013 | Technology

Using the much-lamented flying car as proxy for expectations of the future that didn't happen as planned, we see that achieving success demands more than just showing that something is technically possible.

Bianca Bosker

Why Peter Thiel Doesn't Tweet | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Peter Thiel, an early Facebook investor and board member, has made a fortune off a company built on persuading people to share. But that doesn't me...

Robyn Baitcher

Arianna Talks Twitter And Democracy With The New Republic | Robyn Baitcher | Posted 11.16.2012 | Media

The New Republic held a discussion in New York City on Thursday night about whether Twitter, in the magazine's words, has "made democracy impossible."...

Facebook Investor Might Have Just Found His New Darling Company

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and Facebook Inc's first outside investor, is close to investing roughly $150 million in ...

Billionaire Offering More Cash To College Dropouts

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

Once again, the hunt is on for the next great college dropout. Peter Thiel, Facebook’s first big investor and the co-founder of PayPal, announced...

Facebook's Plummeting Stock Price (Update)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.15.2012 | Technology
Janet Tavakoli

Facebook appeared unprepared to launch, and its IPO was wildly overvalued. The question investors should ask themselves now is whether they should bail out, as many insiders and early investors did, when Facebook first went public, because there's a larger wave of potential selling before year-end.

Blueseed Raising Money To Park Ship Full of Startups Near SF

Turnstyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology

"How awesome would it be if there could be an environment that would be dedicated to helping entrepreneurs...grow and scale their companies that could...

Citizens of Innovation Nation

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Marian Salzman

There's increasingly a social dimension to innovation, as a new crop of visionaries is addressing global challenges using the tools of connectivity.

Everything I Learned in Life I Didn't Learn in College

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business
Dylan Kendall

Hollywood Arts used arts-based learning to mainstream homeless and foster care youth over the age of 18. Our goal was, among other things, to prepare our students for higher education and we partnered with the local community college to help facilitate this.

7 Tech Titans Who've Cozied Up To Politicians

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

As even the most out-of-the-loop, casual "Social Network" viewers know, you can make a lot of dough in tech. So much that you can give it away in gian...

Kathleen Miles

CHA-CHING! | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.31.2012 | Los Angeles

California is the land of milk and honey for political candidates. The Golden State has been more lucrative for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney indi...

Early Facebook Investor Sells Even More Shares, Donates To Tea Party PAC

AP/The Huffington Post | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 10.20.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Thiel, one of Facebook's earliest investors and a member of its board, was among the insiders selling stock in the social netw...