Five Common Traits Of Successful Entrepreneurs

By Meeky Hwang, co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Ndevr.

Over the years, I have met many great entrepreneurs and leaders. After I began my entrepreneurial journey, I voluntarily (and involuntarily) got involved with many groups for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Through this experience, I noticed several common traits that successful entrepreneurs tend to have. 

1. Quick to execute 

Often, there are a lot of ideas floating around during casual social gatherings. This is especially true among great entrepreneurs because most of them are exceedingly creative. In normal situations, these ideas are just “gibberish” or something to laugh about, and the idea dies out after the gathering. Conversely, among entrepreneurs, these ideas can actually become reality.

In one of the entrepreneur groups I recently joined, we had a casual chat about how great it would be to have an event about being an effective speaker. Within a day

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This Common LinkedIn Mistake Could Be Fatal to Your Brand. Do This Instead

LinkedIn is a pretty great tool for building out your professional network. Every day, millions of people connect, find jobs, and even discover new customers. Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn is more focused on professional relationships, and as such, it avoids many of the pitfalls of Facebook and Twitter.

If you use LinkedIn well, it can be a fantastic resource for finding your next job or landing a new customer. The problem is, many people aren’t using it well. Quite to the contrary, many people use LinkedIn in a way that probably hurts them more than they think.

The problem is that LinkedIn helps you find people who might be in the same network based not only on their personal connections, but based on their work history, job roles, and even skills. That’s great, but if you’re prospecting on LinkedIn based on that information, you still have to do

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What Baby Megalodon Sharks And You Probably Have In Common

What’s one thing we have in common with a baby (Megalodon) shark? Growing up in a nursery!

Otodus megalodon, one of the largest marine apex predators ever to exist, has certainly been making the news lately. Once scientifically known as Carcharocles megalodon, this extinct shark was considered to have been a cosmopolitan species that was a force to be reckoned with. But Megalodon doesn’t just pop out measuring over 50 feet (15 m) long! So where does “Mommy Shark” put her baby shark to grow? A shallow, warm-water nursery.

Nurseries are of particular research interest to shark scientists due to their assumed importance

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Five Common Misconceptions About The Prototyping Process

Ryan Gray is co-founder and CEO of SGW Designworks, a full-service product development and engineering firm featured in The Lean Startup.

When developing industrial and consumer products, my team works with prototypes daily. It’s an integral part of our work, and many firms make the process mandatory for clients. I find that while most large companies understand the importance of prototyping during product development, many often have misconceptions about the cost, purpose and time required to actually build those prototypes. I’d like to address these:

Myth No. 1: Prototypes are expensive.

Reality: The prototyping process saves companies money in the long run.

Prototyping isn’t always cheap; a project’s final prototypes are the most expensive to build because they are full featured. However, early prototypes are often simplified (and less expensive) because developers are usually testing one or two important features at this time, rather than assessing a fully

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Strange Bedfellows? What Tech PR and Sci-Fi Have in Common

If you are a science fiction enthusiast like me, you’re well aware of big upcoming events like the theatrical release of the movie Dune, slated for October of next year. I’m excited about seeing this new version, which is said to reflect the classic book more effectively. And hopefully, it will expunge bad memories of David Lynch’s campy 1984 version. I know many others in the tech sector are as excited about the new Dune as I am. It is the rare movie that makes the front page of a major tech publication more than a year before its release.

a close up of a gun

© Warner Bros. Pictures

I believe there is a real, meaningful intersection between technology PR, technology professionals and science fiction. Dune isn’t the only franchise that tech people love. From Star Trek to Star Wars and shows like Battlestar Galactica, we seem to consume them all. Who among

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Does air pollution increase women’s risk of dementia? Study finds high levels associated with brain shrinkage patterns common in Alzheimer’s — ScienceDaily

Older women who live in locations with higher levels of air pollution may have more brain shrinkage, the kind seen in Alzheimer’s disease, than women who live in locations with lower levels, according to a new study published in the November 18, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at fine particle pollution and found that breathing in high levels of this kind of air pollution was linked to shrinkage in the areas of the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.

Fine particle pollution consists of microscopic particles of chemicals, smoke, dust and other pollutants suspended in the air. They are no larger than 2.5 micrometers, 30 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

“Smaller brain volume is a known risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but whether air pollution alters brain structure is still being researched,”

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New test reveals AI still lacks common sense — ScienceDaily

Natural language processing (NLP) has taken great strides recently — but how much does AI understand of what it reads? Less than we thought, according to researchers at USC’s Department of Computer Science. In a recent paper Assistant Professor Xiang Ren and PhD student Yuchen Lin found that despite advances, AI still doesn’t have the common sense needed to generate plausible sentences.

“Current machine text-generation models can write an article that may be convincing to many humans, but they’re basically mimicking what they have seen in the training phase,” said Lin. “Our goal in this paper is to study the problem of whether current state-of-the-art text-generation models can write sentences to describe natural scenarios in our everyday lives.”

Understanding scenarios in daily life

Specifically, Ren and Lin tested the models’ ability to reason and showed there is a large gap between current text generation models and human performance. Given a

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MYOS RENS TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF DIRECTORS approved the Reverse Stock Split ratio of one new share for every 12 shares of Common Stock outstanding

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (“MYOS” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MYOS)

As previously announced, on June 30, 2020, MYOS RENS Technology, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“MYOS”), and MedAvail, Inc., a privately-held Delaware corporation (“MedAvail”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among MYOS, MedAvail, and Matrix Merger Sub, Inc., a newly-created wholly-owned subsidiary of MYOS (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will merge with and into MedAvail, with MedAvail being the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of MYOS (the “Merger”). In addition, prior to the Merger, MYOS will contribute substantially all its assets and liabilities to a wholly owned subsidiary, MYOS Corp., a Delaware corporation (“MYOS Corp.”) in exchange for all the outstanding shares of common stock of

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Analysis finds common errors in pandemic information sharing on social media — ScienceDaily

The frantic swirl of coronavirus-related information sharing that took place this year on social media is the subject of a new analysis led by researchers at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Published in the open-access journal Informatics, the study focuses on the sharing of data visualizations on Twitter — by health experts and average citizens alike — during the initial struggle to grasp the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its effects on society. Many social media users continue to encounter similar charts and graphs every day, especially as a new wave of coronavirus cases has begun to surge across the globe.

The work found that more than half of the analyzed visualizations from average users contained one of five common errors that reduced their clarity, accuracy or trustworthiness.

“Experts have not yet begun to explore the world of casual visualizations on Twitter,” said Francesco Cafaro,

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Here’s How Bill Gates Would Answer 3 of the Most Common Job Interview Questions

There’s no shortage of advice where asking job interview questions is concerned. (I should know; I’ve written a number of job interview question guide articles.) 

But there’s a lot less advice available on how to evaluate a candidate’s answers. (Although I’ve given that a shot, too, especially with behavioral interview questions.) 

That’s why Steph Curry asked Bill Gates to pretend he was interviewing for a software engineering job at Microsoft and answer a few of the common interview questions.

How Gates answers clearly reveals what he thinks is important–and can also help you gain better perspective on how to evaluate candidates for your next job opening. 

“Why should we hire you?”

Why is this question so popular? Rarely do candidates come to the end of an interview feeling they’ve done their best.

The conversation may have gone in an unexpected direction. The interviewer may have focused on one aspect of

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