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6 Powerful Benefits of Quitting Your Job and Becoming an Entrepreneur

From FOX Business,   October 12, 2016

screen-shot-2014-04-28-at-5-09-54-pmBy Brandon Turner, an entrepreneur, real estate investor, author, youth leader.

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Today is the day I’m going to die was the thought permeating every crevasse of my mind on that warm Hawaiian afternoon last February. You see, I had just jumped awkwardly out of a plane and was hurling toward the ground at 120 miles per hour.

Luckily for me, the parachute opened just fine, and I coasted safely to the ground. I was alive, and the thrill was worth every penny.

Entrepreneurship feels oddly similar. Quitting your job and jumping into entrepreneurship is a lot like jumping out of a plane and free-falling, wondering whether the parachute will open to save you. It’s a scary thing, leaving the comfort of a 9-to-5 job and venturing into the world of entrepreneurship — so scary that very few ever overcome the fear enough to take the plunge.

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An ancient Greek algorithm could reveal all-new prime numbers

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FIONA MACDONALD is a Journalist and digital media specialist with 10 years experience across print and online media.
Looks after content strategy and partnerships for ScienceAlert.com, and occasionally freelances when she should be sleeping.
Her writing has appeared in GQ, Elle, Marie Claire, Popular Science, and Australian Geographic.

In Science Alert, 28 SEP 2016

In case you missed it, mathematicians are pretty obsessed with prime numbers – the limitless ‘atoms’ of the mathematical world that are only divisible by themselves and one.

People are so into them, in fact, that there’s a continual push (and even financial incentive) to compute larger and larger new prime numbers.

But one of the world’s top mathematicians thinks the key to taking things to the next level could come from an ancient Greek algorithm, called the sieve of Eratosthenes.

The sieve of Eratosthenes is pretty much what it sounds like – a mathematical sieve that helps people filter out prime numbers.

Developed by Eratosthenes of Cyrene, a Greek mathematician and astronomer (and former director of the famed Library of Alexandria) back in around 240 BC, the sieve allows people to determine all the primes between a certain set of numbers.

It works by having you write all the numbers out (say 1 to 100) and then you start crossing numbers off in a particular order – the multiples of 2 (other than 2) are first to go, then the multiples of 3, etc. starting from the next number that hadn’t been crossed out.

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Don’t blame globalisation for poverty

Liam Fox is secretary of state for Defence, UK
The Guardian Newspaper, an Opinion

Two hundred and forty years ago, Adam Smith published one of the most important texts ever written. The Wealth of Nations set out his vision of free trade as a pathway to opportunity and prosperity for all; and that in a true open global economy no one need lose out – we all could benefit.

Globalization needs to be championed more vigorously

Yesterday I was in Manchester speaking about why I believe his principles are as much alive and relevant today as they were in the 18th century – despite vastly different trading environments.

We stand on the verge of an unprecedented ability to liberate global trade for the benefit of our whole planet with technological advances, such as the internet and e-commerce, dissolving the barriers of time and distance. And because of the brave and historic decision of the British people to leave the European Union, I believe the UK is in a prime position to become a world leader in free trade.

Globalization represents an acceleration of the trend in which the world has become increasingly compressed, economically, culturally and politically. However, it is becoming increasingly misunderstood and its benefits not championed vigorously enough. While the increased economic activity that globalization has generated has been broadly welcomed by business, politicians have often worried about how the dissolving concepts of sovereignty will affect their ability to influence events, and many have worried about the effects on the world’s most vulnerable people.

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