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Leapfrogging Tech Is Changing Millions of Lives. Here’s How

Leapfrogging Tech Is Changing Millions of Lives. Here’s How Walking through any city in the US, you may not notice the evidence of centuries of technological progress around you. From the power lines snaking above to the people tapping away on their smartphones to the water running through pipes underground, it’s all just part of…
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Your Shopping Experience Is on the Verge of a Major Transformation. Here’s Why.

Your Shopping Experience Is on the Verge of a Major Transformation. Here’s Why. Exponential technologies (AI, VR, 3D printing, and networks) are radically reshaping traditional retail. E-commerce giants (Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba) are digitizing the retail industry, riding the exponential growth of computation. Many brick-and-mortar stores have already gone bankrupt, or migrated their operations online. Massive…
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How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices

How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices Neuroscientist Brie Linkenhoker believes that leaders must be better prepared for future strategic challenges by continually broadening their worldviews. As the director of Worldview Stanford, Brie and her team produce multimedia content and immersive learning experiences to make academic research and insights accessible…
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There Are Over 1,000 Alternatives to Bitcoin You’ve Never Heard Of

There Are Over 1,000 Alternatives to Bitcoin You’ve Never Heard Of Bitcoin gets all the attention, especially since it recently rocketed towards $20,000. But many other cryptocurrencies exist, and more are being created at an accelerating rate. A quick look at coinmarketcap.com shows over 1,400 alternatives to Bitcoin (as of this writing), with a combined…
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World Poverty Has Plummeted—But Will It Ever Disappear?

World Poverty Has Plummeted—But Will It Ever Disappear? Few will deny 2017 was a rough year. But believe it or not, we’re still living in the best time ever to be alive, and the world as a whole is better off than it has been at any other time in human history. People are living…
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There’s a Growing Abundance of Capital to Fund Bold Ventures

There’s a Growing Abundance of Capital to Fund Bold Ventures There is a growing abundance of capital to fund entrepreneurs’ massive transformative purposes (MTPs) and moonshots. Last year, venture capitalists in the United States poured nearly $70 billion into entrepreneurs—just the tip of the iceberg. In this post, I’ll cover three places outside of traditional…
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