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TED Talk – Linus Torvalds The Mind Behind Linux

TED Talk – Linus Torvalds The Mind Behind Linux Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by developers worldwide. In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy

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NVCA – Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award Goes To Bill Draper

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) will present Venture Capital legend Bill Draper with the Lifetime Achievement in Venture Capital Award at the NVCA Leadership Gala on March 8, 2017 at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California. With over forty years of experience, Bill Draper is a pioneer of the modern day venture capital industry, credited with being

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Lessons From South Africa – Solving the Entrepreneurial Bottleneck in Developing Communities

Over the last few years we have seen how valuable Lean tools have become in the entrepreneurial development process. Eric Rees has provided us with an understanding relating to minimum viable product based on creating value rather than waste, Alexander Osterwalder has shown us the importance of visualising your business model and Ash Maurya has provided us with a process

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Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom – US Drops to 17th for 2017

The U.S. currently ranks a disappointing 17th on the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. That’s down from 6th when President Obama took office in 2009. The Heritage Foundation has been publishing this index since 1995. Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals

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US Department of Commerce Paper – Approach for Advancing Growth of Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) – in which connected devices are proliferating at an unprecedented rate – is a technological development that is transforming the way we live and do business. IoT continues the decades-long trend of increasing connectivity among devices and the Internet, bringing online everything from refrigerators to automobiles to factory inventory systems. At the same time, IoT

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WSGR Entrepreneurs Report – Private Company Financing Trends (2016 Q3)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) presents the latest edition of The Entrepreneurs Report. In this issue, they have compiled a range of data on venture financing transactions in which the firm was involved in Q3 2016, with the objective of identifying relevant trends in activity and valuation levels for the U.S. venture capital industry in general. In addition, they provide

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Digital Globalization and the New Era of Global Flows – McKinsey Global Institute

Digital Globalization: The New Era of Global Flows – McKinsey Global Institute Remarkably, digital flows, which were practically nonexistent just 15 years ago, now exert a larger impact on GDP growth than the centuries-old trade in goods, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, Digital globalization: The new era of global flows. And although this shift makes it

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US Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001 – Bloomberg News

U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps to Highest Level Since 2001 – Bloomberg News Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. “The post-election surge in optimism for the economy,

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Honda And Google Talk About Self-Driving Technology

Honda And Google Talk About Self-Driving Technology Google wants to develop the brains behind self-driving technology, and work with established automakers rather than build the cars. http://world.honda.com/news/2016/c161222aeng.html Economic Conditions Snapshot December 2016 – McKinsey Global In the face of political transitions and concerns over trade, executives expect improvements at home and a stable global economy, with some regional divergences. http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/economic-conditions-snapshot-december-2016-mckinsey-global-survey-results

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