Category: Business

How Blockchain Can Democratize AI Development

Data Access for AI: An Under-Explored Use for Blockchain There is a vast amount of computing power around the world that is not used efficiently. There are an estimated 4 billion personal computers in the

Top Retirement Don’ts

From the title you might expect this post to be full of “don’t do this” and “don’t do that” retirement advice. But this “don’ts” post is a bit different. It’s not focused on the things

How to Get to a $50k Retirement

Today I’m going to share some options for setting up a retirement requiring $50k in annual spending. I get a lot of questions like “How can I retire?”, “What can an average person do to

Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination

On Tuesday, Facebook reached a historic settlement with civil rights groups that had accused the company of allowing advertisers to unlawfully discriminate against minorities, women, and older people by using the platform’s ad-targeting technology to

The People Trying to Make Internet Recommendations Less Toxic

The internet is an ocean of algorithms trying to tell you what to do. YouTube and Netflix proffer videos they calculate you’ll watch. Facebook and Twitter filter and reorganize posts from your connections, avowedly in

‘I’ll walk with you’: Christchurch mosque massacre prompts international flood of support

Kiwis have responded to the Christchurch mosque massacres with an outpouring of interfaith solidarity – crowdfunding millions of dollars, donating halal food and even offering to accompany local Muslims now scared to walk the streets.

What to Do with Your Time in Early Retirement

In my Black Friday Chat last fall one reader made the following comment: One of my biggest concerns about early retirement is lack of structure/purpose. It would be nice to see more questions targeting what

The Secret Splurges of Millionaires

Today we are looking at findings from my first 100 millionaire interviews. And we get to talk about spending! Yay! After I had completed several interviews, a reader suggested asking millionaires what they like to

Australia’s Civil Safety Authority suspends operation of Boeing 737 Max-8s

Several airlines have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following a second fatal crash in less than five months, putting pressure on plane maker Boeing..

Millionaire Interview 121

Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. If you’d like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note

What I Love and Hate About Costco

I am a big fan of Costco. It’s one of the brands I love.  We have shopped there for years, first in Michigan and now in Colorado. Of all the stores where we shop, it’s

Being Diligent with Home Security

If you belong to Next Door, the “private social network for your neighborhood community”, you know two things… 1. Very few humans can contain their pets. 2. Your neighborhood is full of criminal activity. Let

Huawei Sues the US, Prodding It to Prove Suspicions

The world’s largest telecommunications-equipment company, China’s Huawei, is suing the US government. But the suit isn’t just about US law. It’s part of Huawei’s larger campaign to defend its role as a global provider of

Second time unlucky for Solomon Islands oil spill bulk carrier

The Hong Kong-flagged “MV Solomon Trader” ran aground a month ago, spilling oil into the pristine waters of the remote island.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Future and What Scares Him Most

The Facebook CEO chatted with WIRED’s editor in chief about building out a “privacy-focused” social network and the trade-offs he’ll need to make.

9 Digital Identity Trends That Will Make or Break Businesses in 2019

1. Payment Fraud Multiplied In 2019, retail sales via smartphones in the United States will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18% and will affect more than $1 trillion trillion in revenue at

Are Men at Google Paid Less Than Women? Not Really

At the end of every year, Google conducts a pay equity analysis to determine whether employees of different sexes and races who are doing similar jobs are being paid equally. On Monday, Google published a