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50 Easy Steps to Indie Success

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The Cake Is Not a Lie: How to Design Effective Achievements

[<i>In this first in a new series of articles, PhD researcher and game designer Lucas Blair uses academic research to formulate best practices for</i> …

Game Design

5 Things Every Startup Should Do--and 5 to Avoid | Inc.com

This week marks the launch of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, a new state-of-the-art mentorship resource for entrepreneurs. The center utilizes a pay-it-forward application promise and looks to give entrepreneurs ongoing educational programming, workshops, and hands-on guidance …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Visionaries Like Steve Jobs Got That Way

You don't have to be born a visionary -- it's a skill you can learn.<p>We've all admired such visionary leaders as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Oprah Winfrey. But what, exactly, makes a visionary a visionary? Are these leaders just born that way, or have they developed insights that allow them to see …

Note-Taking

4 Tips to Use Crowdfunding to Make Startup Dreams a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is becoming a more popular and conventional route for startups to procure early rounds of funding. Crowdfunding platforms are convenient, simple to use and reach a wide audience of investors at a low cost.<p>After President …

Crowd Funding

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

8 Highly Effective Business Success Tips for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur means that you'll often blaze your own trail: No career guides, counselors or maps will guide you from one step to the next: You'll have to make it up as you go. I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole adult life and it’s …

Entrepreneurship

6 Steps to Becoming a Successful Student Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. They share more than a few enviable accomplishments. They’re billionaires, they made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students. It also …

Entrepreneurship

This Presentation Shows What Makes The World's Biggest Tech Companies So Successful

Jan Dawson, founder and chief analyst at independent research firm Jackdaw Research, has a few ideas.<p>Dawson, who also blogs at Beyond Devices and at Techpinions, put together a slide deck called "Business models in consumer technology" to show what makes the biggest names in tech so successful, and …

Innovation

Top five tools to get started with making games

Developers at Europe's Newsgames Hackathon tell us which tools they recommend to those who want to make a game<p>Want to make a game but don't know where to start?<p>We asked the developers at Europe's first Newsgames Hackathon to tell us which tools novice developers can use to create their own games. …

A look inside a 'Cybersquat'

Major software innovations do not all come from big companies like Apple or Google.<p>A surprising number of developers eschew the gleaming campuses of Silicon Valley, choosing an alternative lifestyle coding in so-called communal "cybersquats" around the world.<p>BBC Click's Jen Copestake spent a week …

Open Source Software

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Let Your Brand Lead Your Content Marketing Efforts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the fifth article in the series, "</i><i>Content Marketing Like the Big Brands</i><i>," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses ways that small to medium businesses can create compelling content for their customers to generate</i> …

Marketing

Better, Not More: 3 Ways to Maximize Email Marketing Data

The growing popularity of social media and mobile marketing has caused many industry leaders to question whether email marketing is still a relevant …

Barnes & Noble brings Nook Press self-publishing to parts of Europe

Does your agent constantly reject your manuscript about a teen wizard who falls in love with a vampire and has to fight for their life in a televised death zone? Barnes & Noble feels your pain, and is opening up the Nook Press self-publishing platform to parts of Europe to get your story told. From …

What Gandhi (Yes, Gandhi) Taught Me About Design, Leadership, And Technology

Long before Gandhi was a political leader, he was a designer who created a loom to help Indians in their daily lives. RKS’s Ravi Sawhney writes about learning from Gandhi’s example.<p>Seventy-five years ago, a new invention called the box charkha revolutionized India. A charkha is the generic term for …

Textile Industry

Another Lesson From Steve Jobs: A Driving Vision Has 4 Key Elements

Steve Jobs often saw further than his competitors. His vision had four defining features that we can all learn from.<p>[The following is an excerpt from <i>What Would Steve Jobs Do?: How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win</i> by Peter Sander (McGraw Hill). To read the first …

Home Depot