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The Hidden Habits of Genius

WHO and what is a genius? The label gets thrown around a lot. Are you a genius? Probably not. But then, most of us are not. However, you can learn to think like one. Craig Wright teaches a class at Yale on the nature of genius. He distills all of that work into his book with a hopeful title, The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness. Perhaps there is something we can learn from true geniuses that will help us perform better ourselves. I like th...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Fox, Yale, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Einstein, Picasso, Aesop, Craig Wright, Wright, Bezos, Cross, Rafael, Arthur Schopenhauer


Snapchat's Evan Spiegel goes from innovator to imitator

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: for maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend listening to the Steely Dan classic "Do It Again." This week: Evan Spiegel and the imitator's dilemma Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Samantha Lee / Business Insider If there's one constant in the consumer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Enterprise, Yahoo, Disney, US, Trends, Intel, Earth, Snapchat, Larry Page, Sergey Brin


How a secret agreement with Google's cofounders is putting CEO Sundar Pichai's leadership to the test

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith/Getty Images When Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped away from their day-to-day duties at Alphabet last year, an informal agreement with CEO Sundar Pichai was made: the two billionaire cofounders would make themselves available whenever Pichai called, but they would not initiate contact.It was an important acknowledgement that Pichai, the understated, 48-year-old engineer who rose through the ranks, was now the sole decision maker at the helm of an...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Teaser, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Google YouTube, Sundar, Tech Insider, Larry Pages, Hugh Langley, Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith Getty, Eric Schmidts


10 things in tech you need to know today

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Busi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Godaddy, Joe Biden, Fbi, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Biden, Sundar Pichai, Nordic, Wilmington Delaware, Twitter Facebook, Amazon Alexa


Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 23. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Inside BuzzFeed and HuffPost's tie-up, Bain & Co.'s bet on marketing, and Sports Illustrated-branded CBD cream. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage takes part in a BuzzFeed News and Facebook live EU referendum debate o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nordstrom, Hbo, UK, Media, Buzzfeed, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Eu, Larry Page, Digital Media, Nigel Farage, New York Times, Sergey Brin


The vaccine breakthroughs at Moderna and Pfizer are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades

Noubar Afeyan, an immigrant from Lebanon, is the co-founder and chairman of Moderna, the company behind one of the most promising potential COVID019 vaccines. Flagship Pioneering Behind both Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech potential coronavirus vaccines are a group of incredible scientists, biotech CEOs, and venture capitalists funding the effort — many of whom are immigrants. Business Insider spoke with Moderna cofounder and chairman Noubar Afeyan, an immigrant himself, abou...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Greece, France, Germany, Russia, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Turkey, Joe Biden, Mit, Cologne, Canada


SoulCycle's top instructors had sex with clients, 'fat-shamed' coworkers, and used homophobic and racist language, insiders say

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on SoulCycle's top instructors mistreating staff, Moderna's research revolution, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai's leadership shift. Bryan R. Smith/Getty; BFA; Olivia Atherton; Skye Gould/Business Insider Hello!We now have two promising coronavirus vaccines, with Moderna's promising results this week...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, California, France, China, Trends, Nike, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Atlantic, Sergey Brin, Retail, Silicon Valley, Graham, Pfizer


Cancel culture vs. toleration: The consequences of punishing dissent

Pluralism is the idea that different people, traditions, and beliefs not only can coexist together in the same society but also should coexist together because society benefits from the vibrant workshopping of ideas.Cancel culture is a threat to a liberal society because it seeks to shape the available information rather than seek truth.Practicing toleration for those ideas does not mean merely putting up with them but actually acknowledging the ideas with an open spirit, as Chandran Kukathas, p...
Tags: Google, Politics, Diversity, Society, United States, Paris, Innovation, Sergey Brin, Philosophy, Catholic, Marie Curie, Caribbean, Hamilton, Warsaw, Personal Growth, Soviet Union


It's Google CEO Sundar Pichai's turn to roll the dice in a high-stakes game of monopoly

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here  This week: It's Google CEO Sundar Pichai's turn to roll the dice in a high-stakes game of monopoly Getty Four months before Google was officially founded as a company in September 1998, the US Department of Justice sued Microsoft for violating antitrust laws, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, Washington, Israel, US, Trends, Snapchat, Larry Page, Netflix, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Antitrust, Ibm, Department Of Justice


How Google evolved from 'cuddly' startup to antitrust target

In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Microsoft, Larry Page, Sergey Brin


These are the 20 richest places in the US

A home in Atherton, California. Melia Robinson/Business Insider Bloomberg released its annual Richest Places index. The Silicon Valley neighborhood of Atherton came out on top for the fourth year in a row. The index ranks the wealthiest communities in the US by average household income, and to crack the list, a neighborhood needs an average household income of $220,000.Elite neighborhoods in coastal states dominated — California and New York City suburbs comprised most of the top 20.Visit B...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, New York City, US, Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Features, Palo Alto, Chicago, United States


Want to hire and retain high-quality developers? Give them stimulating work

Phil Alves Contributor Share on Twitter Devsquad founder and CEO Phil Alves is an expert entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the tech industry leading product development teams for multiple clients. Software developers are some of the most in-demand workers on the planet. Not only that, they’re complex creatures with unique demands in terms of how they define job fulfillment. With demand for developers on the...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Column, Developer, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Recruiting, Larry Page, Information Technology, Sergey Brin, Software Development, Computer Science, Hiring, Programmer, Phil Alves


The 15 most influential universities in the world

Columbia University was among the most influential colleges on the list. The start of the school year means that for many high school juniors, and some seniors, it's time to decide which colleges to apply to.  Academics and data scientists at school ranking website AcademicInfluence.com identified the most influential colleges and universities using a proprietary algorithm that looks at each institution's alumni and professors. Cornell University, Stanford University, and Harvard Univers...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, Wikipedia, US, Trends, Harvard University, New Jersey, Sergey Brin, Peter Thiel, Alan Turing, Angelina Jolie, Charles Darwin, Warren Buffett


20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

Oprah Winfrey has some advice for you. AP/Themba Hadebe Anyone can build wealth, but your beliefs about money can affect how much wealth you'll build. Just consider the world's self-made billionaires — they got where they are today because of their attitudes toward money and success. These quotes about money from self-made billionaires are sure to inspire you. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education...
Tags: Google, Quotes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Ebay, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Features, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson


How billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He just had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Dispelling Some of the Biggest Misconceptions of SEO in 2020

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a critical part of online marketing. Marketing experts estimate that roughly 64% of web traffic comes from organic search engine listings. Without a strong SEO strategy in place, marketers are going to struggle to drive sufficient quality traffic. Marketers need to appreciate the importance of SEO. They need a well-planned and properly executed strategy to drive search engine traffic. Unfortunately, many marketers struggle to develop a proper search engine str...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Sales & Marketing, Cnn, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Right Now, Google Google, Business Intelligence Development, Michael Zhou, Denver SEO, Esprittoday SEO, Kevin Yeaman


The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Board of Directors, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella


Warren Buffett turns 90 today. Here are 5 of the legendary investor's best birthday stories.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett talks to reporters while holding an ice cream at a trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett's 90th birthday is on Sunday.The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO has a lot to celebrate, including his lucrative Apple bet, charity work, and remarkable career.Here are five of Buffett's best comments and stories about birthdays, which involve Berkshire-owned See's Candi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Chuck, Softbank, Trends, Bank Of America, Sergey Brin, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Mars, Bill, Wrigley, Donald Trump, Melinda Gates, Berkshire


Warren Buffett turns 90th today. Here are 5 of the legendary investor's best birthday stories.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett talks to reporters while holding an ice cream at a trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett's 90th birthday is on Sunday.The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO has a lot to celebrate, including his lucrative Apple bet, charity work, and remarkable career.Here are five of Buffett's best comments and stories about birthdays, which involve Berkshire-owned See's Candi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Chuck, Softbank, Trends, Bank Of America, Sergey Brin, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Mars, Bill, Wrigley, Donald Trump, Melinda Gates, Berkshire


Warren Buffett's 90th birthday is on Sunday. Here are 5 of the legendary investor's best birthday stories.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett talks to reporters while holding an ice cream at a trade show during the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett's 90th birthday is on Sunday.The billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO has a lot to celebrate, including his lucrative Apple bet, charity work, and remarkable career.Here are five of Buffett's best comments and stories about birthdays, which involve Berkshire-owned See's Candi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Chuck, Softbank, Trends, Bank Of America, Sergey Brin, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Mars, Bill, Wrigley, Donald Trump, Melinda Gates, Berkshire


Amazon just announced a shake-up to its senior ranks, with a new second-in-command starting early next year. Here are the other high-powered executives behind some of the biggest CEOs in tech.

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Elon Musk has tripled his wealth during the pandemic, joining a list of 12 Americans collectively worth more than $1 trillion (TSLA, AMZN, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, BRK.A, WMT, ORCL, MSFT)

The 12 richest Americans are now worth more than $1 trillion, according to an analysis from the Institute for Policy Studies. During the pandemic, their combined wealth has increased by $283 billion, a jump of nearly 40%, according to the report. Elon Musk saw the biggest gains, tripling his personal fortune as Tesla's stock has surged this year. The list is dominated by other titans of the tech industry including Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Google's cofounders.  Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin


Meet the 11 top executives who lead Alphabet's 'Other Bets,' helping the company go beyond just Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2015, Google's corporate structure was completely reimagined, as the search giant moved under the new parent company of Alphabet.  The company's core business — search, YouTube, and Android — would remain apart of Google, but much of its other efforts, including Nest and Waymo, would be broken out into separate companies, each with their own CEOs. Because the top executives of these companies are not named Larry or Sergey or Sundar, they often fly under the radar — but don't overlook these ...
Tags: Apple, Google, London, Australia, Steve Jobs, Kentucky, Stanford, New York City, US, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Sergey Brin, Kenya, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center


Google wants to be only destination for Search and digital advertising: 14 key takeaways from Pichai’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

Given that Google earns more than $100 billion, there is “a fundamental conflict of interest between serving users who want to access the best and most relevant information and Google’s business model, which incentivises Google to sell ads and keep users on Google’s own sites,” David Cicilline (D-RI), the chair of the subcommittee, said at the Big Tech CEOs’ hearing before the House subcommittee on antitrust on July 29 (available to watch here). But Google CEO Sundar Pichai clarified that ads ar...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Microsoft, Congress, Navy, Youtube, Senate, China, US, Joe Biden


The 31 top power players helping CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap

Snap has come back after a string of troubles in 2018. The credit goes to cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel and the top executives who are helping him chart out the next phase of the company's growth. From chief business officer Jeremi Gorman to chief strategy officer Jared Grusd, here's a who's who of Snap's new leadership team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap has charted a successful comeback. The company's botched redesign, increased competition, a plateauing user bas...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, London, Supreme Court, Australia, Youtube, Stanford, Wall Street, Ipo, Singapore, India, US, NFL, Trends


ALPHABET'S A-TEAM: These are the 23 product leaders and execs driving Google's future and spearheading its most ambitious 'moonshots' (GOOG)

Business Insider has identified 23 power players inside Google. From product leaders to C-suite executives, these are the people driving the most important parts of Google's business. They're also leading Google through one of its greatest challenges to date: a global pandemic. Think we've missed someone important? Got a tip to share? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or on +1 628-228-1836. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet may be the name of the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Analytics, Larry Page, Ireland


POWER PLAYERS: 23 top executives and product leaders inside Google who are shaping the future of the company (GOOG)

Business Insider has identified 23 power players inside Google. From product leaders to C-suite executives, these are the people driving the most important parts of Google's business. They're also leading Google through one of its greatest challenges to date: a global pandemic. Think we've missed someone important? Got a tip to share? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or on +1 628-228-1836. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet may be the name of the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Analytics, Larry Page, Ireland


Take a closer look at the $12,000 electric surfboard a sunscreen-covered Mark Zuckerberg rode in Hawaii: the Lift efoil (FB)

Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii went viral last weekend. He was riding a Lift Foils efoil electric surfboard, which sells for $12,000. One spokesperson said he has a reputation for being "pretty decent." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg can't seem to go outside without being turned into a meme. Last week, he was photographed on an electric surfboard off the coast of Hawaii. The surfboard was the $12,000 efoil board from...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Larry Page, Hawaii, Sergey Brin, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Puerto Rico, Mike Schroepfer, Kaua, Facebook CTO, Lift Foils, Nick Leason, Leason


Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is working to launch a university that would rival Stanford and MIT and funnel tech workers into government work

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is leading a federal initiative to launch a university that would train a new generation of tech workers for the government, per a One Zero report. The school, named the US Digital Service Academy, looks to rival Stanford and MIT, two established tech talent pools. National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) — an organization created to push the US ahead in the race for artificial intelligence — voted unanimously in a meeting Monday to recommend t...
Tags: Google, Obama, Congress, Stanford, China, Defense, US, Trends, Mit, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Federal Communications Commission, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Stanford University


Billionaire Jeff Bezos just broke the record for the most billions added in a single day

Amazon‘s Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his immense fortune on Monday, which Bloomberg reports is the largest single-day wealth increase since it started tracking the world’s richest people in 2012. As of yesterday’s market close, Bloomberg valued Bezos’ fortune at a taint-flexing $189.3 billion. By far the world’s top billionaire, Amazon‘s chief exec’s net worth has reportedly grown $74 billion so far in 2020. To put that in perspective, Alphabet’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, investing legend ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Asia, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Mukesh Ambani, Hard Fork