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Under what conditions are we most creative? Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Creative individuals produce better work when there's a deadline involved, says media mogul Tina Brown. To extract great work, you shouldn't have the option to escape it. Deadlines add a level […]

Consider the benefits and challenges of disruptive capital-raising technology. Advances in technology have both systematized and democratized consumers’ and business’ access to capital. In this course, you will explore the ways in which technology has transformed access to consumer credit and access to seed capital for business projects. You will examine disruptive technologies in credit […]

Tech hack: These 4 steps will make your phone less distracting Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Smartphones are double-edged swords. They are great tools for connecting people around the world, but they also often get in the way of productivity. One four-step strategy […]

How is the passion economy changing the way we look at jobs? Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The widget economy has given way to something entirely different: the passion economy. Whereas the previous economy was fueled by mass production and homogeneity, growth in […]

Keeping our distance from each other for an extended period of time is the most effective way to reduce COVID-19’s spread. But the prospect of prolonged social isolation is uncharted territory for many of us. To get some insight on how we might navigate this period of social separation, MIT News checked in with MIT […]

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Everything has changed. Just a few weeks ago, all of us were living our usual busy lives. Now, things normally taken for granted—an evening with friends, the daily commute, a plane flight home—are no longer possible. Daily reports of increasing infections and deaths across the world raise our anxiety and, in cases of personal loss, plunge […]
As pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to accelerate, the French Health Minister, Olivier Véran, has confused matters by claiming on Twitter that anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or cortisone could aggravate the infection. However, scientific evidence does not indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) consumption puts patients who otherwise might have mild or asymptomatic infection […]
In this talk, Andreas reflects on the audacity of "be your own bank," but also the difficulties we will face in translating what that means to people who still have no idea what a bank (let alone the centralised power of the banking cartel) does. We all suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but in security […]
In this video we cover basic terminology in cryptography, including what is a ciphertext, plaintext, keys, public key crypto, and private key crypto.
Will cryptocurrencies make taxation harder? Do countries with large, strict tax requirements actually prevent tax evasion? Why would people not want to pay taxes? This is part of a talk which took place on January 29th 2019 as part of a community event at Paseo la Plaza in Buenos Aires, Argentina: https://antonopoulos.com/event/buenos-aires-event/ If you want […]
The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing companies to explore how they can survive while grappling with crises of mammoth proportions. With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has come increased global business and economic disruption and uncertainty. Analysis1 indicates that the COVID-19 outbreak will push down the full-year gross domestic product (GDP) globally from the 2.5% that was […]
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Learn more about Blockchain technology: http://ibm.biz/learn-blockchain-technology Check out this blog on the different types of Blockchain: http://ibm.biz/different-blockchain-types-blog Learn about different Blockchain use cases: http://ibm.biz/blockchain-use-cases Blockchain is a distributed and immutable ledger allowing you to track anything, including tangible or intangible goods. This enables users or organizations to digitally and securely record entries, that are in-turn […]
Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step Steve Blank, Serial Entrepreneur; Founder, E.piphany; Professor, UC Berkeley and Stanford Engineering; Author, The Startup Owners Manual In conversation with Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President of Strategic and Emerging Business Development (SEBT), Microsoft Join Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur-turned-educator Blank in a lively discussion with […]
In this talk, Andreas recounts the history of Bitcoin and what it represents, building upon all the stories we've been told over the centuries about what "money" is, how we perceive its value, and why the old answers have changed as we adjust to this new world of digital peer-to-peer currencies. He also discusses global […]
At their core, investment managers perform the important function of matching savings with investment opportunities. They either employ strategies to invest client cash into market tracking products (passive, index/ETFs) or into products which try to outperform (active, alpha-generating). For most managers, the past 10 years since the crisis have presented a conundrum. Increasing central bank […]
The most significant, essential types of insurance are key cogs in the American economic sector and are critical to the well-being of countless individuals and families. The life/health insurance sector was responsible for $638 billion in new premiums written in 2015, and the property/casualty sector grew three percent to a record high of $520 billion. But it’s […]
Exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for interbank payments settlement in South Africa Project Khokha is a collaborative project led by the SARB and involving a consortium of South African settlement banks as well as technical and support partners. The goal of the project was to build a proofof-concept (PoC) wholesale payment system for […]
In The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Kollengode Ramanathan and colleagues1 provide excellent recommendations for the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with respiratory failure from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) secondary to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The authors describe pragmatic approaches to the challenges of delivering ECMO to patients with COVID-19, including training health-care personnel, resolving […]
Join the Inbox Zero Academy to regain control of your inbox in just 10 minutes a day for 10 days. Don't miss out on the email secrets that thousands of busy professionals have already learned. Email Overload is a Global Epidemic According to a recent McKinsey study, an average person spends 13 hours/week reading and […]
YC Partner Adora Cheung covers the importance of defining and tracking KPIs to understand how effectively your startup is reaching your goals. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/64 It's not too late to sign up! Register now through August 4th at https://www.startupschool.org/.
Background A recent cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, was caused by a novel betacoronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). We report the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and radiological characteristics and treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients. Methods All patients with suspected 2019-nCoV were admitted to a designated hospital in Wuhan. We prospectively collected […]
Koen Bertels explains how Quantum Computing will impact the future and what his role is and his team at the TU Delft are doing. Koen’s current scientific research focuses on quantum computing and more specifically on the definition and implementation of a scalable quantum micro- and system architecture. He has successfully demonstrated the first fully […]
In this talk, Andreas begins by pointing out the need for a multi-lingual approach to cryptocurrency / open blockchain education when fostering global adoption, but cautions against endeavors that resemble the top-down nature of the current infrastructure. He urges us to prepare for the coming decentralisation of globalisation, the subversion and obsolescence of digital financial […]
Presented at the IFMA Presidents Conference Meeting, 2017 [RE] Richie Etwaru Patron Saint of Trusted Commerce, Blockchain Futurist, Adjunct Professor, Serial Entrepreneur Richie Etwaru (born January 2, 1976) is an American business executive, author, global keynote speaker, adjunct professor and patent holder who specializes in the next era of commerce termed “Trusted Commerce”. He has […]

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