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  • EnCambio - Estanislao Bachrach December 15, 2017
    EnCambio te va a permitir alumbrar los procesos por los cuales te comportás de determinada manera con el fin de dejar atrás aquellos hábitos y conductas que ya no te sirven. El objetivo es que aprendas del potencial que tiene tu cerebro para cambiar y la capacidad que tenés vos para modificarlo. Este año cambio de trabajo, empiezo el gimnasio, bajo esos kili […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking December 15, 2017
    Una manera clara y amena de acercarse a los misterios del universo. En esta esclarecedora obra, el gran físico británico Stephen Hawking nos ofrece una historia del universo, del big bang a los agujeros negros. En siete pasos, Hawking logra explicar la historia del universo, desde las primeras teorías del mundo griego y de la época medieval hasta las más com […]
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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku December 15, 2017
    Un recorrido asombroso a través de los próximos cien años de revolución científica. El futuro ya se está inventando en los laboratorios de los científicos más punteros de todo el mundo. Con toda probabilidad, en 2100 controlaremos los ordenadores a través de diminutos sensores cerebrales y podremos mover objetos con el poder de nuestras mentes, la inteligenc […]
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  • Una mochila para el universo - Elsa Punset December 15, 2017
    ¿Cuánto debe durar un abrazo? ¿De qué sirve llorar? ¿Qué podemos hacer para cambiar nuestra suerte? ¿Tiene algún propósito el enamoramiento? ¿Y por qué es tan inevitable el desamor? ¿Cómo aprendemosa tener miedo? ¿A partir de qué edad empezamos a mentir? ¿Por qué sentimos envidia? ¿Cuántos amigos necesitamos para ser felices? ¿Podemos evitar estresarnos sin […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach December 15, 2017
    Bachrach es Doctor en biología molecular y explica el funcionamiento del cerebro. A través de ello, da consejos y herramientas para ser más creativos y felices en el trabajo y en la vida. La neurociencia es clara: el cerebro aprende hasta el último día de vida. La creatividad puede expandirse. Tu mente, mediante la aplicación de las técnicas correctas, puede […]
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  • El cisne negro. Nueva edición ampliada y revisada - Nassim Nicholas Taleb December 15, 2017
    ¿Qué es un cisne negro? Para empezar, es un suceso improbable, sus consecuencias son importantes y todas las explicaciones que se puedan ofrecer a posteriori no tienen en cuenta el azar y sólo buscan encajar lo imprevisible en un modelo perfecto. El éxito de Google y You Tube, y hasta ell 11-S, son “cisnes negros”. Para Nassim Nicholas Taleb, los cisnes negr […]
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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking December 15, 2017
    La mente maravillosa de Stephen Hawking ha deslumbrado al mundo entero revelando los misterios del universo. Ahora, por primera vez, el cosmólogo más brillante de nuestra era explora, con una mirada reveladora, su propia vida y evolución intelectual. Breve historia de mi vida cuenta el sorprendente viaje de Stephen Hawking desde su niñez […]
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  • Física General Esencial - Agustín Vázquez Sánchez December 15, 2017
    La nueva edición del ebook contiene ahora ocho temas completos de física y una sección de prácticas para realizar en casa. Se han corregido errores y agregado más ejemplos y ejercicios además de recursos multimedia en todos los capítulos.  Los ejemplos resueltos se presentan paso a paso a través de una solución algebraica con lo cual se evitan errores n […]
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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day December 15, 2017
    This great book comes with advice and guidance as to the best way to teach these tricks. It offers more than one method which the reader can choose depending upon their own situation. There is also advice to using treats and shows you how to not end up with a treat junkie! This books is from the desk of Susan Day, a canine behaviourist. Susan teaches obedien […]
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  • El ladrón de cerebros - Pere Estupinyà December 15, 2017
    Una excitante radiografía de los temas más candentes de la ciencia en la actualidad. La ciencia es la aventura más apasionante que puedas emprender. En El ladrón de cerebros , Pere Estupinyà se infiltra en los principales laboratorios y centros de investigación del mundo con el objetivo de robar el conocimiento de los verdaderos héroes del siglo XXI -los cie […]
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them

Rosanna Arquette, a star of “Pulp Fiction,” has a similar account of Mr. […]

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them

Rosanna Arquette, a star of “Pulp Fiction,” has a similar account of Mr. […]

Tomorrow: Don’t Miss Day 2 Of The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit started today, streaming live on the internet for the world to see for free. I was not able to watch all of the event (which took place from 9 am to 5 pm PST), but the parts that I was able to catch were outstanding. I also followed […]

Learn From Arcview’s Best At The Upcoming Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The ArcView Group was founded the same year this blog was founded (in 2010). I have watched the company grow over the years into the most respected cannabis industry investment network on the planet. Led by CEO Troy Dayton (previous Weed Blog CEO of the Year award winner), the ArcView Group helps investors find the […]

Obama Sees Kenya as a Hotbed of Innovation—Not Terror

Africa “is on the move,” President Obama told the world on Saturday. Speaking in Nairobi at the U.S.-sponsored Global Entrepreneur Summit, Obama told an audience of international innovators, investors, businessmen and government officials that the continent’s best route out of poverty and away from extremism is through supporting entrepreneurship. “It’s the spark of prosperity. It helps citizens stand up for their rights, and push back against corruption,” Obama said, after greeting the audience in Swahili, one of the languages of his Kenyan-born father. While Obama said that his trip to Kenya, a first for a sitting American President, was in part personal—“there is a reason I am named Barack Hussein Obama,” he quipped to a roar of laughter—one of the principal drivers of his visit is to increase security partnerships in a region threatened by terrorism. Innovation and opportunity, Obama said, are the antidote. “Entrepreneurship offers a positive alternative to the ideologies of violence and division that all too often can fill the void when young people don’t see a future for themselves.” Obama launched the Global Entrepreneur Summit in 2010 to encourage young innovators with mentorships, training and funding. As co-host with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama highlighted several Kenyan startups that are already changing the world, from crowd-sourcing platform Ushahidi to mobile banking innovation M-PESA. There are many more, he promised, and “each has the potential to be the next great Kenyan innovation.” Obama didn’t have to look far for examples. In the audience was Erik Hersman, the American-born, Kenyan-educated co-founder of BRCK, a palm-size device that is changing how the developing world gets online. It’s a sturdy, battery-powered, portable server designed to deliver access to the Web for the estimated 800 million people in Africa who live off the Internet grid. The BRCK captures mobile phone signals using a data SIM card (which can be purchased anywhere in the world), and broadcasts it like a WiFi hotspot, even when there is no electricity. It’s water resistant, dust-proof and can survive being dropped on the ground. It will work wherever there is a signal, but is made for remote areas, as the logo printed on the back points out: If it can work in Africa, it can work anywhere. “BRCK provides an ability to connect to content like we have never seen before,” said Erich Broksas, senior vice president for investment strategy at the Case Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based philanthropic impact investment organization. Broksas, who was at the Summit scouting for investment opportunities, said that Kenyan innovations like the BRCK are appealing because they are designed specifically for their environment. “We see a lot of great ideas coming through a MIT development lab that don’t work in the real world. BRCK is a global solution designed for Africa, but one that can work just as easily in Palo Alto or Alaska.” For the moment, however, Hersman is focusing closer to home. He has partnered with Kenyan digital learning startup eLimu to produce a tablet computer system designed for the country’s primary school students. When co-founders Nivi Mukherjee and Marie Githinji first launched their tablet-based learning app, they quickly understood that their biggest challenge wasn’t going to be the software, but the hardware. Existing tablets were not rugged enough for the rigors of primary school. They were expensive to replace and difficult to repair. Not all schools had electricity. Many also lacked Internet, so the software couldn’t be updated. They distributed two-dozen tablets loaded with eLimu’s interactive learning app to one school in the pilot program, only to return three weeks later to find the tablets locked in a closet. Githinji and Mukherjee turned to Hersman for help. “We needed hardware that meets the functionality requirements, price point, and rugged shelf life of Africa,” said Mukherjee. Hersman and the eLimu team applied the BRCK philosophy to create a tablet computer sturdy enough to handle conditions in a Kenyan primary school. Then they built a portable kit that comes with one BRCK and 40 of those tablets, each nestled in a slot that provides contact-charging, which helps avoid tangled wires and broken chargers. Instead of loading software on each tablet, they loaded it onto to the BRCK, which then pushes the information to the tablets wirelessly. The BRCK itself can be updated remotely, via cellular signal. Even if it is not within mobile range, it can push content stored on the device to the tablets. As long as there is at least some electricity for a few hours a day, even if from a solar panel or a car battery, the whole kit can be charged up and ready for another school day. The 40-tablet kit sells for $5,000—a fraction of the cost of most one-laptop-per-child programs. And there is a potentially huge market: The government of Kenya has committed $170 million to bring digital learning to its 22,000 primary schools by 2016, part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2013 campaign pledge to improve the country’s education system. The Summit, said Hersman, will be a turning point for Kenyan startups. “Until now, the investment mindset has been ‘we will give you some money, but we really think of you as an aid recipient.’” By bringing in international investors, he said, the U.S. State Department is showing the world that “what is going on in Kenya isn’t just about safaris and slums and marathon runners. There are real businesses here providing real world solutions that have a global reach.” Echoing Kenyan frustration over being termed, by CNN, a “hotbed of terror,” Hersman evokes a better designation for his adopted country. Kenya, he said, is a hotbed of innovation. […]

50 Life-Impacting Books Recommended By 50 Global Entrepreneurs

From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue theReading Rainbow theme song. “Take a look, it’s in a book, Reading Rainbow!”) I’m pro entrepreneur in all I do. Let’s consider me the self-proclaimed “People’s Entrepreneur.” My mission is to help other entrepreneurs realize their dreams and maximize their potential. It’s the reason I created a Facebook group for a bunch of entrepreneurs to connect, share their wisdom, stories and ask questions. We have almost 4,000 entrepreneurs from about 20 countries. We all ask questions daily and learn from each other and get better at being entrepreneurs. One of the recent questions was, “Name one book that has had the greatest impact on your life.” This list contains 50 different books from 50 different entrepreneurs in the group from around the world: 1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Sandile B. Magwaza 2. Start by Jon Acuff — recommended by Kimberly Edwards LaComba 3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries — recommended by Matt Barber 4. Zero to One by Peter Thiel — recommended by Franklin McCullough 5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki — recommended by Mannan Gupta 6. The 100 Dollar Start Up by Chris Guillebeau — recommended by Nawaz Dangra 7. Produced by Faith by Devon Franklin — recommended by Say Smith 8. The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave LeBon — recommended by Ingo Behle 9. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey — recommended by Puna Snamandla Gumede 10. The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner — recommended by Vrush SG 11. The Day That Turns Your Life Around by Jim Rohn — recommended by Paul Kudzaishe Kuona 12. Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Business From Scratch Naturally by Miko Branch 13. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not Do! by Robert Kiyosaki — recommended by Bek Alcantara 14. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason — recommended by Mphezeni Thwala 15. The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss — recommended by Roxana-Mark Stahl 16. Rework by David Heinemeier and Jason Fried — recommended by Shan Ru Shaman 17. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson — recommended by Marci Pascua 18. Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk — recommended by Alex Velev 19. Stay Hungry by Rashmi Bansal — recommended by Shaukat Kotwal 20. The Startup of You by Reid Hoffman — recommended by Bright Bruce 21. Good to Great by Jim Collins — recommended by Adetona Abiodun Abdulquadri 22. Entrepreneur Revolution by Daniel Priestley — recommended by Oliver Woodward 23. Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco — recommended by Andrew Kingsley 24. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie — recommended by Niall Kenny 25. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz — recommended by Marisol Acevedo 26. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley — recommended by Mark Whelan 27. The Amazing Race to Entrepreneurial Freedom by Georgina Terry — recommended by Dana Malkenhorst 28. The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg — recommended by Oscar Niebla Fuentes 29. The E Myth by Michael E. Gerber — recommended by Matthew Deem 30. Do You by Russell Simmons — recommended by Shy Set Apart 31. The Alchemist by Paolo Cohelo — recommended by Nick Taylor 32. The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Yoshua Werts-Galloway 33. You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor — recommended by Golden Gepp 34. The Art of War by Sun Tzu — recommended by Terri Hayes Leary 35. What the Rich Know and Desperately Want to Keep Secret by Brian Sher — recommended by Okoro Henry 36. Business at the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates — recommended by Simphiwe Siflso Hlabisa 37. How to License Your Million Dollar Idea by Harvey Reese — recommended by Shelly Kochevar 38. Start With Why by Simon Sinek — recommended by Terry Tsang 39. Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand In the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull — recommended by Jessica Adams 40. Choose Yourself by James Altucher — recommended by Tony Williams 41. The Opportunity Analysis Canvas by Dr. James V. Green — recommended by Jamilah Merrick 42. Do Cool Shit by Miki Agrawal — recommended by Richard Kevin Nesbitt 43. Three Feet From Gold by Sharon Lechter and Craig Reid — recommended by Ash Schmidt 44. The Obstacle is the Way – the Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday — recommended by Prabhjot Maan Puar 45. The Everything Store by Brad Stone — recommended by Arne Giske 46. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham — recommended by Nilo Frias 47. The One Thing by Gary Keller — recommended by Caio Amaral 48. The Bible — recommended S’phiwe Ngubane 49. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield — recommended by Kelly Jacobson 50. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Kyle Scouten This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com More from Entrepreneur.com: 9 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read in an Afternoon The 7 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer Books as a Human Right: Meet the Startup Building a Cloud-Based Library for Students in the Developing World […]

10 Ways to Maximize Your Summer Internship

As a former Google intern, I want to pay forward all the help I got in landing my full-time offer. So I asked the Every Vowel community along with managers and top interns from Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon to see what advice they had. Whether you’re working at a financial firm, fashion company, or fast-paced startup, these 10 tips can help you land an offer and have an awesome summer. 1. Send weekly recap emails to your manager — Every Friday, I emailed my manager and included bullets under the following categories: Things I did for Project A, Things I did for Project B, Things I learned, People I met, and Random. To be mindful of his inbox, I made sure to ask if he wanted me to continue after I sent my first recap email. Not only did he like the concept, but he later told me that this was vital when it came time to writing my evaluation because he had concrete material to draw from. Not to mention, it was a great way to stay organized and track my progress over the summer. 2. Send biweekly “industry digest” email to your team — Become a curator. Full-time employees are always trying to learn more about their industry but don’t always have the time. That’s where you can help. Check out trade magazines — if you’re a marketing intern, read AdAge and Adweek. Public relations interns, see PRWeek. And so forth. Read up, curate the best articles, and summarize them in an email. But be careful: there’s a difference between being knowledgeable and a know-it-all. Ask your manager before sending this digest email as it could cause colleagues to perceive you as overeager. If you get the green light, perhaps open your first email with: “Hey guys, I was speaking with [Manager Name] and we thought it could be a good idea to send a biweekly digest of all that’s happening in our industry so it’s easier to keep up…” so they have a bit more context and you’re not coming off too strong. 3. Schedule weekly meetings with your manager and routinely ask for feedback — If your manager doesn’t immediately schedule weekly check-ins, ask to set them up as soon as possible. Kellen Donohue, former intern at Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, emphasizes the importance of using these meetings to ask for feedback “even if your manager doesn’t volunteer it.” He says, “You don’t want to be surprised at your midterm or final evaluation with feedback you could have used earlier.” To get great feedback, be open and honest with your manager. Don’t be afraid to signal when you’re stuck and ask clarifying questions instead of nodding along. 4. Ask senior executives if they would be open to doing a “roundtable chat” or “lunch and learn” — If you cross paths with an inspiring senior level manager, don’t hesitate to ask for their email and follow up. I’ve found that this particularly works well if you suggest inviting four to five other interns and making it a discussion as opposed to a one-on-one meeting. That way, you’re spreading the love and the executive may feel like it’s a better use of their time to speak with more people at once. But be warned – the meeting may not last long and it could easily take over a month to actually happen, if at all. Nonetheless, by taking this approach, my intern friends and I had dinner with Danielle Tiedt (CMO of YouTube), lunch with Stacy Brown-Philpot (Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Google Ventures, current COO of TaskRabbit), and an unforgettable meeting with Salar Kamangar (former CEO of YouTube). 5. Master Gmail shortcuts — While many people focus on learning Excel shortcuts (makes sense for investment bankers), the real time saver comes when you can navigate your inbox with just a few strokes of your keyboard. If you’re in Gmail, click the gear icon in the upper right, select settings, and scroll to “keyboard shortcuts” to turn them on. Print out this cheat sheet and download a chrome extension called KeyRocket to learn quickly. Other email clients (such as Outlook) have shortcuts, too. 6. Become a morning person — As a former career advisor, Erin Rovner read over 1,000 intern evaluations and found that “the most common negative feedback came from being late, even if it was just by a few minutes.” Arriving to the office on time (or even before your manager) does wonders for establishing your reputation as someone who is always ready to go. For college students, however, this is much easier said than done. If you’re a night owl, I highly recommend reading about how Jason Freedman, CEO of 42Floors, systematically ended his terrible habit of insomnia. 7. Pitch new project ideas — Doing well at what you’re told is expected; doing well at what you create makes you exceptional. Once you’re comfortable with your current responsibilities, tackle something new. Are there small projects sitting on your colleagues’ to-do lists? Can you help create an internal database of some sort? Would it be helpful to provide an analysis of the competitive landscape? Ask around and keep your ears open for new ways to contribute. Of course, don’t just run off and start working on whatever you feel; bring a list of ideas to your manager and go from there. 8. Meet with non-team members — Sit down with people from different departments and get a more holistic view of the company. Ask about their role, how they got there, and what they would improve about the company if they had the opportunity. Here’s a list of really illuminating questions that could also spark interesting conversations. Along the same lines, seek out alumni from your school and hear their perspective. 9. Go out with interns and colleagues — Elynn Lee, former intern at Google, Amazon and Facebook, says it best: “If you’re excited about the place you’re living in, you’ll be motivated to do well to earn a return offer. If you have fun in and out of work with coworkers and other interns, it’ll also be more clear that you’re a great fit for the company.” Exploring your surroundings doesn’t mean limiting yourself to restaurants, bars, and coffee shops either. For instance, my intern class rented a house in Lake Tahoe during the Fourth of July weekend and we did everything from hiking to kayaking to barbecuing. It was easily one of the most memorable experiences of the summer. 10. Ask to do a recap presentation before leaving — This is a perfect way to leave a strong last impression and thank all the people who helped you throughout the internship. Invite anybody who had an impact on your summer experience — and be sure to ask a few weeks in advance. In the presentation, emphasize all the work you did for your projects and lessons you learned — look back at your weekly recap emails for reference! Have fun with it, keep it brief, and allow time for questions. Whatever you do, stay focused. Meeting interesting people, exploring your surroundings, and finding new opportunities is great, but never lose sight of your project goals and timelines. Find ways to have an incredible internship experience while advancing the company mission and thinking about the bigger picture. Want more? Join 400,000 readers by subscribing to Every Vowel, the home for unconventional career ideas, stories & advice. This article originally appeared on Every Vowel. More from Every Vowel: Top Mistakes Really Smart People Make Without Realizing Can These Common Office Habits Slowly Kill You? Is This Really How Women Become CEOs? […]