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Dreamers and Disruptors: How the Evolution of Silicon Valley is Reshaping Our World

Paul Holland | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Paul Holland

It feels like we may be on the verge of an infrastructure revolution --with the market for these disruptive ideas being so big that their eventual impact could be five to 10 times greater than those companies on which the Valley was built.

Go Large: The Power of Exponential Thinking

Owen Gaffney | Posted 07.31.2016 | Science
Owen Gaffney

For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon ...

Starting Over and Starting Up with Thrive

Jennifer Taormina | Posted 07.30.2016 | Technology
Jennifer Taormina

7%. What does that number represent? It represents the percentage of investor money given to women-led startups.* I want to put a spin on this stor...

These Are The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Citylab | Jenny Che | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, givi...

10 Tricks to Becoming a Better Negotiator

Quora | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business

The best negotiation is when both sides end up equally happy and equally unhappy, but here are some tricks I've learned from far better negotiators than me. When I use these tricks, I find everyone is happy. When I don't use these tricks, everyone is usually broke.

15 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Startup

Quora | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology

Start-up ideas work best when they are based on your ability to access and control the necessary means required for it gain timely traction in the market and then grow to financial sustainability.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

Startup Insider: Ardent Capital Partner Tee Suraphongchai Shares Her Journey to the Venture Capital World in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Ardent Capital Director and Venture Partner Tee Suraphongchai is one of the rising VCs in the Asia region right now. Her expertise in the finance and retail industry has helped her navigate a region that has been seeing a lot of growth in the ecommerce sector. Startup Insider got to chat with Tee during the Echelon Asia Summit.

Going Against the Flow: Mariam Naficy, Founder & CEO of

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

"Entrepreneurship is two-fold. It's about creating a product or service that changes your customers' life in some way and engineering a competitive business model to operate your company."

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

5 Ways to Make Your MBA Work for You -- Even in Silicon Valley

BusinessCollective | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact

Every now and then, you'll be part of a conversation where people question why MBAs even exist. Unlike an engineering degree, an MBA doesn't make you immediately productive at a startup.

Sandra Kurtzig: The Original Silicon Valley "Mompreneur"

Lisen Stromberg | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Lisen Stromberg

Sandra Kurtzig was once one of the most celebrated female founders in the technology industry. But by today's standards, where "success" is measured in billions, Kurtzig's experience might not be considered "successful" enough and that has her riled up.

Yes, I went to Harvard. No, That Doesn't Matter.

Melissa Chen | Posted 07.08.2016 | College
Melissa Chen

Once upon a time, I was proud of being offered admission to Harvard. But today, my resume would probably be better off had I skipped those four years and spent the time at home learning how to code.

What It's Like To Be A Teen Working In Silicon Valley

Alexandr Wang | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Alexandr Wang

It's been liberating and exciting, but also socially isolating, and I've struggled with impostor syndrome.

Casualties of Silicon Valley

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 07.02.2016 | Technology
Jasmine Jaksic

When I accepted an offer to work in San Francisco South Bay (aka Silicon Valley), I was in for quite a surprise. I lived in East Bay back then. My commute of 35 miles each way didn't seem bad, at least on maps.

5 Impediments to Spiritual Growth

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 07.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chirag Kulkarni

When I first started Sahaj Marg in Chennai under my spiritual guru Chariji, and later Kamlesh Patel, I was under the impression that spiritual growth ...

Learn This Language to Make the Most Money as a Programmer

Quora | Posted 07.03.2016 | Technology

You might never use it professionally, but it contains a lifetime of lessons. And the hardest problems, the ones that the top engineers are asked to solve, will sooner or later hit some foundational C code.

Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

William Bradley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As we contemplate our present and future around the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, are we being myopic? Is our politics focused mainly on marginalia while real change, big change, is being prepped elsewhere?

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Funny? It Depends On Where You Sit

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.03.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've always wondered how cops felt about NYPD Blue, or how lawyers feel when they watch Law and Order. Now I know. I just watched the seasons finale of HBO's reality/sitcom Silicon Valley.

How Does Austin Compare to Silicon Valley For Startups?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business

There are two big issues that startups in Austin face that I think stunt their collective growth. This is based on my time there (5 years of college), interning a short time at a local start up, having a few friends found local startups, and just general observations of the startup community. I now live in Palo Alto, CA working at a startup called Flipboard.

Startup vs. Small Business: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business

Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.

Meet Wayne, the World's Most Rotten VP of Product

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It's hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger than soccer. The "bad boss" narrative has mass appeal, whether you care about the World Cup or not.

Championing Change From Inside Silicon Valley

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Young girls who like to program and code as much as they like to play with dolls are pushing their way into computer and science labs, but they may not be receiving the same support or opportunities as their male counterparts. Why not?

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

What Did Steve Jobs Get Wrong in His Career?

Quora | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology

Every business leader should feel better after learning two things about Steve Jobs.