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How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025. Commentary By Zack Kanter @zackkanter, Entrepreneur and Futurist I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about autonomous cars, and I wanted to summarize my current thoughts and predictions.

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

Most people – experts included – seem to think that the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades, and that large hurdles exist for widespread adoption. I believe that this is significant underestimation. Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. ALSO READ: 84 Mile Per Gallon Car For Under $7 Grand Is Missing Just One Thing The transition is already beginning to happen. More:PureWow’s Guide To Inspiration Highway HOW IT WILL UNFOLD Industry experts think that consumers will be slow to purchase autonomous cars – while this may be true, it is a mistake to assume that this will impede the transition.

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Facebook 2014 - Web pages. Facebook 2013 - Web pages. Facebook 2012 - Web pages. Facebook 2011 - Web pages. TPP #5: 16 Productivity Tips for Part-Time Entrepreneurs. 7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence. EI determines how well you do at work.

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

Do you have the traits that define it? “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” At least that’s what Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., well-known writer and researcher on leadership who wrote the best-seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, says.

Goleman has dedicated his work to finding out what makes people successful. And, his title spoiling the surprise, he says it comes down to their emotional intelligence. What exactly is emotional intelligence (EI)? 1. The concept of emotional intelligence has been around since 1990, when Yale psychologists John D. Like Goleman said, no amount of smarts will make up for a lack of the ever-important emotional and social abilities, especially as part of the professional world.

The Ultimate Collection of Podcasts for Startup Founders. I recently polled our team at The Pitch and asked, “What podcasts are you listening to that feed your inner founder?”.

The Ultimate Collection of Podcasts for Startup Founders

And yes, your inner founder is a thing. It’s the little voice inside that says ‘Do It’ far too often. But I digress. So the team got back to me with their favorite podcasts. All 1,700 of them. Here’s the criteria for today’s collection of podcasts… We only include shows that are publishing new episodes.Only podcasts that cater to startup founders. Note: Marketing podcasts have been omitted from this list. So here we go! We think all of these startup podcasts are excellent. Bookmark this for new episodes each week.

Traction What I love about Traction is that it teaches you how to be a better startup founder. 16 More Startup Metrics. A few weeks ago, we shared some key startup metrics (16 of them, to be exact) that help investors gauge the health of a business when investing in it.

16 More Startup Metrics

But to repeat ourselves for a moment: Good metrics aren’t just about raising money from VCs … they’re about running the business in a way where founders can know how — and why — certain things are working (or not), and then address them accordingly. In other words, these metrics aren’t just for pitching but for discussing in subsequent board meetings, quarterly updates, and management meetings. As one reader shared: “Drive with them, don’t just ‘report’ them”. So (and with thanks to all the folks on Twitter who shared their feedback or built on our previous post), here are 16 more metrics that we think are important to add to the list. And yes, it is a good thing that there are only 16 letters between the A to Z of our name…!

#1 Total Addressable Market (TAM) TAM is a way to quantify the market size/ opportunity. . #2 ARR ≠ Annual Run Rate 1. Building Your Best Sales Deck Starts Here. This article is by Peter Kazanjy, co-founder of TalentBin, which was acquired by Monster last year.

Building Your Best Sales Deck Starts Here

This article is excerpted from a chapter in his forthcoming book, Founding Sales, due out next year, which tackles everything founders and first-time sales staff need to know about acquiring early customers, building and scaling winning sales teams. Here, he takes a deep dive into one of the most critical things in engaging and acquiring your first customers: Creating presentations that actually work.

There’s something that most new sales professionals get wrong. And getting it wrong has big-time consequences. It’s not their fault. When you’re just getting started, speed is everything. So what does this mean in practice? With PowerPoint. You'll also note that we're starting with a slide-based presentation here. Most importantly, a slide deck is what your customers expect to see.