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Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise

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“We’re actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away” says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen. “It’s counterintuitive. The more the business works, the more cash it needs.” That’s because Flexport doesn’t ship bits, it ships atoms. Lots of them. Flexport is a freight forwarding logistics network. If you produce a few metric tons of goods in China and need them in stores across the U.S., it books the trucks, ports, planes, and boats you need to get them there. While the dinosaur freight forwarders still rely on paper manifests, Flexport tracks all the data to [...]

Machine learning and AI training paves new cloud career paths

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their staff to use these technologies. New certification programs from major cloud vendors, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, can help. Neural networks have been around in some form for many years, but the availability of cloud computing enables the technology to reach critical mass. Now, organizations can apply AI to everything from self-driving cars to natural language processing. Machine learning and AI adoption is driven largely by the business, said Kjell Carlsson, senior analyst at Forrester Research. "If you look at [the] big data phenomenon, the folks most excited by it used to be on the IT side [...]

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5 Wins Teachers’ Choice℠ Award…

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Bloomington, IN, Oct. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5 by Juli K. Dixon, Edward C. Nolan, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Jennifer M. Tobias and Guy Barmoha has won the Learning® Magazine 2018 Teachers’ Choice℠ Award for Professional Development. The book is designed to help educators increase their knowledge of the mathematics they teach and improve intermediate-grade mathematics instruction. Each chapter starts with a section titled The Challenge, which provides an initial task for readers to complete. The chapters then move through four additional sections—The Progression, The Mathematics, The Classroom and The Response—created to engage readers [...]

How to Save Thousands on Your Next Ecommerce Project

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So, you want to sell your products online or, if you already have a web presence, you want to sell a lot more. You may need to build a new webstore or a set of new features. That sounds expensive, right? Well, it certainly can be. Related: The 6 Best Ecommerce Platforms for Small Businesses There's one way you can cut costs before you even start an ecommerce project. Yes, there's a fail-safe method that may seem counterintuitive because it requires your time before design and code are even discussed. But, spending some effort before you kick off the process can [...]

Khan Lab School tour: Inside Sal Khan’s newest school

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KuraniSal Khan is probably best known for launching Khan Academy, the free online learning platform that covers everything from art to history to computer programming. But Khan is also leading the charge on another learning revolution: flexible learning spaces. Originally founded as an all-ages school in 2014 in Mountain View, California, Khan debuted for the 2017-2018 school year the brand new Khan Lab School for high school students. Designed and built by the architecture firm Kurani, the school blends traditional classroom learning with student-led projects. The approach takes a hard left turn from regular schooling, and it could pave the way for [...]

Sometimes Your Idea Is More Important Than How You Pitch It

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On the new streaming show Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, founders step into the Entrepreneur Elevator and have just 60 seconds to present their idea, product or business to a panel of investors. Whether an entrepreneur gets invited into the boardroom or sent back to the ground floor depends on what our experts think in that first minute. Here, we break down the lessons aspiring business owners can take away from each episode's pitches. In the third episode of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch, investors heard about a medical device, a social media solution, a tech gadget for young adults and more. But, most [...]

How to adopt a millionaire mentality according to Sevenist | Latest press releas…

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Press Release In the competitive industry of sales and marketing, the pursuit of success can seem complicated and overwhelming. In a bid to inspire their team of ambitious contractors, Sevenist held a morning meeting on the common daily habits of millionaires Sevenist's managing director, Gus Daniels states “the more success you have, the more you realise that the shifts you need to make to become successful are actually smaller than people would expect.” Discussing a number of tips and tricks Mr Daniels believes that it is important to promote a successful mindset within his workforce. About Sevenist: http://www.sevenist.co.uk/#About Be overly enthusiastic [...]

Improving Physical Health and Well-Being at Work – From MindTools.com

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© GettyImagesPeopleImages Gear up for a journey toward better health and well-being. Seph imagines that his body is a temple. But the reality is that he sits all day at a computer. He works late, feels stressed, eats junk food, and spends his evenings on the couch watching TV. He knows that his physical health and well-being are suffering. Seph wants to make changes, but he's struggling with the "practicalities." He's finding it tricky to break his sedentary and stressful work routine. In this article, we'll look at ways to tackle situations like Seph's – by building activity into your [...]

Do You Want To Be More Involved In Your Child’s School Life?

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Whether a child has just started school or in their final year, most parents want to know how they can best support their children's education and play their part in the school community. But it's not always easy to get the balance right when you are juggling work and other commitments. Here are three top tips from the schools I visit on how parents can provide the help their children need to get the most from their learning, both inside and outside the classroom. 1. Don't wait until there's an issueSchools have many different experiences when it comes to their [...]

7 Lifestyle Changes You Must Adopt to Build Your Business on the Side

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Building a business on the side isn't for everyone. You'll need to sacrifice much even while you learn new things. Creating your own startup is challenging even when you dedicate full-time effort. When you're working to develop your idea on the side, it's likely your budget is every bit as limited as your time.  So how can you nail it? You need to change your life. Adopt an action plan to help you apply these principles and stay disciplined until you reach your goal. 1. Sacrifice time with friends. I know this is hard for a many people, but it's [...]