North Carolina entrepreneurs are attracting attention all over the nation?and all over the world?across the tech, life science, and advanced materials sectors.
In the last ten years researchers studying brain scans have learned more about the science of persuasion than we?ve ever known in all of civilization. That means we know what moves people, and we can prove it scientifically. After analyzing more than 500 TED presentations (adding up to over 150 hours of talks) and speaking directly to successful TED presenters and leading neuroscientists, I?ve discovered that the most popular TED presentations share five common elements that are all based on the science of persuasion. Best of all, you can use these five scientific principles to create more awe-inspiring presentations.
Been hacked lately? Sure you have. But a couple of longstanding local tech companies have been combating cyber threats for years, and now they?re making noise on the financial front.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its July report ?Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation?s Health Needs,? made several recommendations on how to better spend the public funding that is spent on training doctors so that they would be better prepared to serve the nation?s need.
The issue of Internet privacy is a challenging one. No one wants their every click & page view tracked, catalogued and shared across countless databases of the thousands of advertising partners working to serve the most targeted marketing efforts that have ever existed.
Go big or go home. Shoot for the stars. Aim high. These types of platitudes could be holding you back, because they?re distracting you from all the small things.
With founder and CEO Jeff Bezos at the helm, Amazon forgoes profits, endures slim margins, and relentlessly prioritizes customers.
Just finished another great interview on Growthhacker.tv, this time with Dick Talens. Dick is a co-founder of Fitocracy, which is a mobile social network for people into fitness that helps them achieve their goals by using a combination of community and gamification. Fitocracy has the 2nd best user engagement rates after Facebook out of all social networks. To put it short, the people that use Fitocracy love it. And they?ve got stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger using it. So how did they get there? Well Dick shared some awesome tips.
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2013 was a record year for the Israeli high-tech sector as the value of M&A deals and IPOs reached an eight-year high of $7.6 billion. Although there were several exits in the hundreds of millions of dollars (the average exit was for $170 million, the highest in decades), most of that sum was for a small number of mega-exits in high-tech.