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An interesting little point being made about the wealth of some of those in the past, the implication of which is that Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and the like simply aren't rich enough to be considered truly wealthy by those historical standards. This is obviously a contentious point and economists have tied themselves in knots over the years trying to work out how we can compare incomes, wealth, in fact even just basic lifestyles, over centuries and millennia.

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Running out of cash is the second most common reason startups fail, according to data analytics firm CB Insights, so forecasting how much money will be available this month and in the future is a critical skill for owners.

However, forecasting cash flow can be tricky because so many variables go into determining how much cash will be used or provided by the business.

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Excel has its many uses and has been the go-to format for logging data for many years.

Still not convinced and think Excel is the best thing since slice bread?

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Today is a big day for Jerusalem.

And right on cue, CBN releases a fascinating new film, In Our Hands, which presents the re-taking of Jerusalem in a docudrama form.

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Pessimism among individual investors fell from last week's AAII Sentiment Survey, while bullish and neutral sentiment rose. Despite the slight increase, bullish sentiment remains below its historical average of 38.5% for the third week in a row.

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Why Is Healthcare Reform So Complicated? [0.13]

Posted on March 10, 2017, 7 p.m. by Andreessen Horowitz @ [source]

With all the activity and conversation around healthcare reform, I thought it would be useful to share this short, internal deck from one of our portfolio companies, Cardiogram, via their CEO Brandon Ballinger. It quickly summarizes historical context around why healthcare reform is so complicated, and provides useful framing for understanding the tradeoffs involved in costs, quality, access, and government involvement in healthcare reform … as well as why it’s so expensive.

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This week, we are examining how entrepreneurial ideas come out of universities with the help of Kwakiutl Dreher, screenwriter for Ann[a] and Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL); William G. Thomas III, co-producer and lead scholar for Ann[a] and Professor of History at UNL; and Michael Burton, co-producer and lead animator of Ann[a] and assistant professor of practice in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion design at UNL. Starting with Ann Williams’ story, they hope to produce and market more films and animations around historical cold cases.

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