Study: Blood Test for Prostate Cancer Can Guide Therapy, Extend Lives

Xconomy

Blood tests for cancer, known as liquid biopsies, have become available in recent years to guide treatments for people already diagnosed. But how useful are they?

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8 Guiding Principles For Pursuing A Winning Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

According to an MIT study a while back, only about 10% of patents granted in the United States have any meaningful commercial importance and less than one percent are of seminal importance.

Guide 99

Will New Study Cut Guesswork for Depression Medicine Prescriptions?

Xconomy

Genetic testing that helps guide more precise cancer treatment is making its way into standard practice in major U.S. medical centers. Could the same eventually be true for depression?

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A Guide to Using Authority & Social Proof in Fund Raising

Both Sides of the Table

The book is a layman’s guide to understanding how we as humans make decisions and is underpinned by data-oriented studies to prove his claims. Social proof is defined as “looking for others to guide our decision&# and it can be both explicit and implicit.

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ASH 2018: A Guide to the Latest for Blood-Borne Cancers and More

Xconomy

[ Note: Ben Fidler co-authored this report.] This weekend, San Diego will host the annual American Society of Hematology conference, the largest U.S.

Guide 94

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

Xconomy

government has ambitious plans for a long-term health study with one million Americans, and one of the world’s most powerful tech companies has a big part to play, including the storage of all the data on its “cloud” servers. To be clear, health data that citizens contribute to the study will be open for research under the purview of the government—not held privately by Google or the other two dozen entities that are building and running the four cornerstones of the PMI.

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HotOutlines.com Looks To Cut Class Time, Earn Students Money

socalTECH

A new, Los Angeles startup, HotOutlines.com has debuted its service, which lets students and colleges and universities upload their class notes, outlines, and study guides, and sell them for a commission. The new startup--founded by Jonathan Roven and Ricky Yu--lets students browse for their school, and then download study guides other users might have made available for their classes. hotoutlines outlines school education college startup notes study

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How Deepak Chopra Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Your Health

Tech.Co

Studies have shown that the practice of meditation positively affects the nervous system by lowering blood pressure, lessening symptoms of anxiety, fighting depression, and curbing insomnia. Deepak’s meditation guide will be available Fall 2016 for both mobile and desktop VR systems.

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Bio Roundup: Bosley’s Editas Exit, Bridge Bucks, CRISPR Crime & More

Xconomy

After guiding the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing startup from scientific breakthrough toward the development of a potential cutting-edge medicine, slogging victoriously through a legendary patent fight , and reaching the cusp of an historic clinical trial , the well-traveled Bosley is cutting out, the company said Tuesday. In a week of big personnel moves, none was more surprising than Editas Medicine CEO Katrine Bosley’s departure.

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6 Ways Tech Startups Are Changing in 2019

Tech.Co

Entrepreneurs preparing to launch a startup in 2019 should be aware of the latest trends that will guide their successes or failures. Tech startups are always looking to capitalize on the next big thing. And every year, the startup ecosystem is slightly different.

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How Machines Understand Text - NLP, Machine Learning in Practice

SoCal Tech Calendar

We have a great session planned that will use two case studies of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to explore opportunities that businesses have with understanding text. Come join us for a moderated session led by Dr. Jon Morra as he guides us through in depth use cases of NLP and their applications in predictive analytics. Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- How Machines Understand Text - NLP, Machine Learning in Practice.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

InfoChachkie

Although they were all accomplished researchers in their respective areas study, their lectures were theoretical and academic. I especially enjoyed this course because it afforded me with the opportunity to discuss ethical dilemmas raised in case studies involving real companies.

Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.

Berkonomics

As your business grows, a business plan serves as a guide to help you track, monitor and evaluate your progress. Studies found that people who write plans are more likely to put their goals in action and increases your likelihood of success. By JJ Richa.

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Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

InfoChachkie

Bill Gates – “The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED BY AMERICA'S 400 RICHEST PEOPLE Source: Forbes Magazine, Jan 2012.

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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

IP Law for Startups , June 23, 2010 Groupon’s Growth Made Possible by Facebook - Leveraging Ideas , May 5, 2010 Automating Themed Logo Changes by Season - TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey , October 18, 2010 Selling a Business - A Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs - Angel Blog , February 28, 2010 Minimum Viable Product in practice - Guy Nirpaz , October 17, 2010 Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

She’ll have to quit her well-paid job at a respectable company and tell her parents that although she studied hard throughout school and got into a great college and graduated in 3 years that she is now leaving it to change the way that manufacturers sell products electronically through their distribution systems. In my view the best VCs are merely your guides. At best they can be your history guide. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

InfoChachkie

The above courses should be considered a general guide. This will allow you to focus on the aspects of the course that are relevant to your interests, without forcing you to study gratuitous facts. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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10 Areas Where You Can Win With Predictive Analytics

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. Education – guided studying for targeted learning. Every quiz show aficionado would like some guidance on which question areas need more study, and every student needs help on how to spend his limited study hours more effectively.

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Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics

InfoChachkie

Studies have shown that approximately 55% of a speaker’s communication during the first few minutes of a presentation is nonverbal, while an additional 38% is tone of voice. Such verbal landmarks give the audience a chance to catch their breath, while guiding them to the next subject.

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7 Notable Tech & Startup Speakers at SXSW 2018

Tech.Co

They will discuss the importance of pairing global peace initiatives with economic opportunities that can lead to a more sustainable future, using Afghanistan as a case study.

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Both Sides of the Table

But you can’t count on this so you must create your own compelling events and the only way I know how is a business case / return-on-investment (ROI) study. Orders don’t fill out themselves – you need somebody who will take a risk on you and guide you through he process.

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Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part IV) - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

InfoChachkie

Many of the entrepreneurial lessons I learned from this adjunct Wharton study group, you too can share with your children. You must make the same type of basic probabilistic calculations when guiding your adVenture. Note: This is part IV of a five part series.

Connect: Faster-Than-Expected Growth For Direct-Order Automation

Frank Addante

We’re shipping a number of releases designed to encourage the automation of these orders, and we’re going to be publishing a series of articles, case studies and guides that illustrate how to take advantage of this market growth.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

Both Sides of the Table

The concise guide is here. But audience size and consumption is massive and growing plus; Study Innovator’s Dilemma ( my cheat sheet here ). For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Use Data Mining To Look Forward

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. Education – guided studying for targeted learning.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

Both Sides of the Table

If you never read my post on Elephant, Deer & Rabbits – a guide to customer segmentation – it might be worth a read. You want to be sure that you get customer commitments before doing the work do agree a case study afterwards if the project is successful.

It Takes Courage In Business To Change The Status Quo

Startup Professionals Musings

To survive these tumultuous times, you must first look deep within to find your guiding principles. Some people and companies are prone to extended studies and slow implementations of change.

10 Ways To Use Analytics To Supercharge Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. Education – guided studying for targeted learning.

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How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

Both Sides of the Table

For example, if you’re going to build a travel planning website (as many, many startup entrepreneurs do) your basic research would be: How much do people spend on travel books / guides today? If you figure out how to scale a video product inside of Facebook really, really, quickly they’re likely to allow it to happen for a while so they can study the positive & negative impacts on user experiences. If you want to succeed you need to study the competitors.

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7 Myths That Kill Many Businesses Before They Start

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the Kauffman Foundation and other studies, the average entrepreneur is actually thirty-nine years old, and the success rate of entrepreneurs over forty is five times higher than that of entrepreneurs under thirty.

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Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Startup Professionals Musings

Unfortunately, startups are not one-man shows, so entrepreneurs need to study leadership as much as they study technology. Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup.

The Greatest Strength of America is Immigration and Integration

Both Sides of the Table

The woman from Southern Thailand who broad her son to the US to learn to study medicine at the age of 5 and the payback as he helps her get the loans required to go from waitress to restauranteur and then receive the imprimatur of Jonathan Gold that can lift ones ranks.

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Great Entrepreneurs Lead People and Use Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Unfortunately, startups are not one-man shows, so entrepreneurs need to study leadership as much as they study technology. Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup.

How to Acquire Customers by Marketing “Heroes”

Both Sides of the Table

Social proof is defined as “looking for others to guide our decisions&# and is also one of the most important techniques in acquiring customers in your company. Social Proof in Action … Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of using social proof and authority in raising venture capital.

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10 Keys To Evolution From A Startup To An Enterprise

Startup Professionals Musings

According to one study a while back, only 45% of founders plan to exit after stage one, and my guess is that less than half the remainder survive the next stage in their own company. Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service.