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10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

Scott Goodson | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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.

App-maker, App-maker, Make Me a Match

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

If you're on Tinder, the idea of using Tinder-like techniques to find a job might make you cringe. On the other hand, you might think of this as a great opportunity to level the playing field and to remove the "who you know" factor from the job search.

Paul Blumenthal

Tech Titans From Both Parties Get Behind Super PAC To End All Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Big-name technology titans from different ideological backgrounds are backing a super PAC formed by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig to...

Jason Linkins

Jason And Zach's Ideas Festival: Growing Synergy In The Hyperconnected Mindspace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Thomas Friedman once said, "We live in a hyperconnected world." Then he said it a thousand more times, and we noticed that The New York Times only kep...

Why Did I Work So Hard to Graduate?

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Dennis Williams II

Aside from personal bias, I think my resume represents both ends of the spectrum well. I've partnered an education with professional extracurricular activities, and guess what: I still don't have a job.

For-Profit University's Super PACs Could Tap Into Tech Industry Wealth

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity A for-profit university bankrolled by prominent tech firms and co-founded by futurist Ray Kurz...

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Flying Cars or 140 Chars?

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 06.07.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

If even half of the engineers who built internet startups focused on "big problems," I guarantee we would have flying cars, not just 140 chars.

LinkedIn: The Productive Social Network?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I like LinkedIn. I like that is mostly about Business. I like that there are people working there; getting things done.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
XPRIZE

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.