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Elon Musk im Kopf: Machen die Techriesen den Traum vom Computer im Kopf wahr?

Das Gerät, mit dem Bryan Johnson die Welt verbessern will, sieht aus wie ein Helm. Es soll die Gehirnaktivität aufzeichnen und beeinflussen. Unser Denken messbar machen, Instinkte, Vorurteile, Emotionen – und es damit ermöglichen, dass Menschen leichter lernen, sich selbst besser verstehen, rationalere Entscheidungen treffen und Trugschlüsse vermeiden.

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Ex-Top-Ingenieur von SpaceX: Der Herr der Sternenflotte

Bulent Altan zieht einen Proteinriegel aus der untersten Schublade seines Schreibtischs, hält ihn hoch. Viele weitere stapeln sich da. „Meine Frau hat mir hier einen kleinen Vorrat angelegt“, sagt er. Damit er tagsüber was esse. Das nämlich komme oft zu kurz. Schließlich arbeitet Altan, ein in Istanbul aufgewachsener Raumfahrtingenieur, der seine Zeit je zur Hälfte in Hawthorne bei Los Angeles und einem Gilchinger Gewerbepark bei München verbringt, an etwas Großem: Altan – graues Hemd, Blue-Jeans, Siebentagebart mit ersten grauen Stoppeln – ist Chef der Laserkommunikationsfirma Mynaric. Mit deren Technik sollen Satelliten künftig in Sekundenbruchteilen riesige Datenmengen übertragen, …

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Staying Visible When Your Team Is in the Office…But You’re WFH

How can you stay visible if you plan to work remotely full-time or most of the time while the rest of your colleagues are in the office? The author offers four ways to ensure that you’re viewed as a valued contributor on your team: 1) Recognize and guard against the negative assumptions that can come with remote work. 2) Fight against the pull toward transactional relationships. 3) Make yourself physically visible. Keep your camera on when possible 4) Ensure you’re easy to work with.

In an all-remote work environment, everyone’s in the same situation, so it’s a level playing field …

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Midsize Companies Need a Systematic Approach to Cost Analysis

As companies grow from small to midsize, they inevitably arrive at a point where systematic cost analysis — a regular, automated process of evaluating all costs — is critical to their survival and continued growth. Small companies with just a few services or products can check manually to make sure they understand their costs well enough to price them and turn a profit. When material and labor costs are stable and predictable (as they were for most of the last decade), pricing and costing isn’t a huge challenge.
But when products and services proliferate, as they do when enterprises get bigger, …

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What’s the Right Customer Experience for Your Brand?

What exactly makes a great customer experience?
Sometimes, it seems the answer is companies that deliver hassle-free encounters. (Think Amazon, where you can seamlessly order just about anything and it arrives at your door, or The New York Times, with its frictionless auto-renew process.) Other companies excel by delivering choreographed, immersive customer journeys. (Think about the experience of visiting a Disney theme park, or an IKEA warehouse.)
But what do customers believe is more important? Do they prefer companies to focus on the experience design, or on flawless delivery and execution?
To find out, we asked 4,500 U.S. consumers about 134 …

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Elon Musk’s New Tesla Recruiting Strategy: A Day to Show Off Artificial Intelligence

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter this week that the electric-vehicle company will hold an “AI Day” event on August 19 to recruit artificial-intelligence talent, according to a report from Electrek, a news site that covers electric vehicles and clean energy.Tesla will share its progress on AI software and hardware, including neural nets and a supercomputer, Electrek reported. Musk had teased the event on Twitter in June, noting that its purpose would be recruiting, but hadn’t set a date.The event will likely be aimed at those already familiar with AI rather than at the general public, according to …

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Beliebte Funktion abgeschafft – Paypal legt Moneypool trocken

Egal ob für ein gemeinsames Geburtstagsgeschenk oder eine groß angelegte Spendenaktion – die sogenannten Moneypools von Paypal hatten die analoge Sammelbüchse längst abgelöst.Doch der Konzern schafft die Funktion jetzt völlig überraschend ab! Das gab Paypal seinen Kunden am Freitagmorgen per Mail bekannt.Darin heißt es schnörkellos: „Ab dem 8. November 2021 stellt Paypal seinen Moneypool-Service ein.“ Rumms!
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Gründe für das plötzliche Aus nannte Paypal nicht. Einzig auf seiner Website schreibt der Konzern nebulös: „Diese Maßnahme ermöglicht es uns, uns auf stärker spezialisierte Services zum Sammeln von Geld zu konzentrieren.“ …

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Need to Have a Difficult Conversation? Try This Simple 4-Step Method

“We need to talk.”In most cases, hearing (or saying) those four words are enough to send shivers down most people’s spine. A reader wrote me recently asking for advice on a similar topic. I’ve changed a few things in order to protect this person’s privacy, but here’s the gist of it:I’ve said something unpleasant to a colleague. Maybe I spoke too soon, but I meant what I said. 
I wasn’t kind. But I was honest.
I’ve apologized.
It doesn’t change the way I feel though–about this person or the situation. I’m not sure if I should feel bad …

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Why It Might Be Hard for Boomer Business Owners to Retire

As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement age, baby boomer business owners are struggling to determine if they can afford to retire. Small businesses employ 47.1% of private sector employees, or approximately 60.6 million employees, according to the Small Business Association. With boomers owning 60% of small businesses and limited retirement options, the nation sits on a precipice of economic crisis. So, why can’t baby boomer business owners retire, what problems will that cause, and what can be done to fix it?Why can’t baby boomer business owners retire?To begin, let’s look at how much a business owner is likely to earn …

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