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What Entrepreneurs And Butterflies Have In Common (This Might Make You Cry)

A true story.<p>When I was 19 years old, I found myself on a river in Florida with 12 other guys. We were canoeing 320 miles down into the Gulf of Mexico on a trip called Outward Bound.<p>We were a troubled bunch, kids who had lost their way. Some of us had rough relationships with our families, others …

Canoeing

France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.<p>The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change.<p>But, the …

Explaining Machine Learning to a 5th Grader

<i>This column is by Soumendra Mohanty, EVP & CDAO, L&T Infotech</i><p>This is a tough task, I was in this precarious situation trying to explain to my younger …

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

Learning

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Make Side Income While Growing Their Business

I know a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. The realization that, hey, I'm going to start my own business, be my own boss, is such an exciting feeling.<p>That thrill of being the one to call the shots and making your own hours cannot be compared -- at all -- to the life of the cubicle …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Template

Writing a business plan doesn't have to be an intimidating task, but it does require foresight, honesty, and plenty of research. Here is an outline and some smart tips to help get you started.<p>Creating a business plan is the first and most crucial step to building a successful company.<p>"A business …

Small Business

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager

You’ve probably seen this diagram before. It elegantly shows that product management is the intersection of a diverse skill set.<p>Its simplicity has …

50 Must-Have Features for Small-Business Websites (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Websites are a necessity for businesses of all sizes today -- though, surprisingly almost half of small businesses don’t have websites. Still, there are so many design options to choose from and so many websites that it can be …

Small Business

New nanotech fabric dissolves odor and stains whenever it’s exposed to bright light

Not a big fan of laundry day? Well what if you could wash your clothes just by stepping into the sunshine? Thanks to researchers at RMIT University …

7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the shortest amount of …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

Business Strategy

This Google manager has the best advice on time management

When it comes to managing our time, many of us would agree there’s room for improvement.<p>Jeremiah Dillon, Head of Product Marketing at Google Apps for …

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

Leadership

10 Must-Have Marketing Tools in 2016

Everyone is looking to see their business grow and marketing tools help businesses to be more effective. Here are the 10 must-have marketing tools …

8 Affordable Online Marketing Tricks for Startup Businesses

According to research, 9 out of 10 startups are bound to fail. One of the reasons why startup businesses fail is the lack of funds to fuel their …

Tool: 31 Resources to Learn AI & Deep Learning, From Beginner to Advanced

I. Background<p>I’ve spent the last few weeks learning, well, about deep learning. I’ve parsed through the internet, read a ton, and tried to get a …

Machine Learning

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

40 great websites where you can learn something new every day

Today, the worlds of learning and personal or professional development are literally at your fingertips.<p>The open learning movement has made the opportunity to get smarter in your spare time completely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and it's exploded in recent years.<p>On one of the …

32 of the Best Productivity Tools You’ll Ever Need

There are <i>countless</i> productivity tools out there — how does one choose? We’ve scoured Product Hunt for some of the best time management, calendar, …

Storytelling Is the Future of Business Intelligence | Blog | Merkle

Storytelling? I know. I was skeptical too. What on earth could that random creative writing course you took in college have to do with business …

Spotify is quietly funding a startup that could break open a whole new market for streaming music

"Two-thirds of businesses play CDs still," explains Ola Sars, cofounder of streaming service Beats Music, which sold to Apple as part of the blockbuster Beats deal in 2014.<p>In 2013, Spotify quietly cofounded a startup to tackle the business market, and since then the company has been developing its …

Liquid Solar Energy May Arrive Sooner Than Bill Gates Thinks

A Harvard professor says the ambitious proposal to turn solar rays into fuel may not be that far off.<p>When recently asked which superpower he would …

Bill Gates

The Edge of Wearables: When Will Society Take the Ultimate Leap?

<b>New wearable technology will soon have the capacity to become skin-deep, but society might not be ready to adopt it just yet.</b><p>If your socks told your …