Al Parks

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Easy Way to Invest in Litecoin(LTC) Step-by-Step: Best Exchanges for 2017-2018

In January 2017 the price of Litecoin was just $3.75 and the currency, known as the rival of Bitcoin, was not in a very good position in the …

Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

Low Budget, Original Style<p>If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to …

Opinion: This new way to trade bitcoin could kill its rally

Bitcoin trading is about to enter a future dimension.<p>CBOE Global Markets Inc. CBOE, +0.54% is due to launch trading of bitcoin futureson Sunday, Dec. …

Cryptocurrency is accomplishing PayPal’s original mission

In a 2014 editorial titled “Bitcoin is the New PayPal,” we made the case that PayPal’s history could provide insight on Bitcoin’s future. Specifically, we argued that, in the short term, the Bitcoin ecosystem would expect a bumpy ride from fraudsters, but with some precautions the various players …

Bitcoin

The Russell Simmons Fallout: It’s Time for Hip-Hop to Address Its Misogyny

The Def Jam founder has stepped down from his various businesses after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct emerged. What will it mean for …

How to make your bedroom look twice as big, with no construction!

Obviously, when you have a small room in a pretty family house that you want to make larger, adding an extension and knocking out some walls is the …

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

(Reuters) - Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.<p>But that's changing as some civilian, police and military agencies see …

Why do Some Companies Grow Consistently While Others Struggle

Sustained growth, while boring, is very desirable by management, employees, and suppliers<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The first lesson I learned as an entrepreneur is that growing a business is hard. Very hard! During the fi rst few years of a …

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Web Design

Mark Cuban Recommends These 5 Books for Entrepreneurs

Your reading list for 2017 has arrived.<p>Mark Cuban is a powerhouse. A savvy entrepreneur, exacting investor, and professional sports team owner, his suggestions, then, carry weight. Here are five of his top picks for reading material for aspiring as well as current entrepreneurs:<p>1. <i>Rework</i>, by Jason …

Entrepreneurship

Aurora is a set of connectable, color-changing LED wall panels

Looking for a piece of wall art that doubles as lighting for your home?<p>You’re in luck. Aurora, launched by Canadian smart-lighting startup Nanoleaf, is a set of smart LED panels designed to go on your wall.<p>The panels are triangular (about 9″ on each side), and can be connected to basically make any …

The Brydge 9.7 iPad Keyboard Is Why I Won't Be Buying A New MacBook Pro

My laptop is a 2011 MacBook Pro. It’s become rather sluggish for no discernible reason and it takes an age to boot up despite my efforts at housekeeping. The battery gives me about 90 minutes of power, if I’m lucky. I had thought about updating it but when I saw the latest MacBook Pro with its …

IPad Air

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers

For many online consumers, Amazon is a one-stop shop for everything from diapers to television sets. The e-commerce giant is widely known for its …

The Nexus 5 is dead

One of the great Nexus phones Google launched so far, the Nexus 5 is finally dead. There’s nothing wrong with your unit, and it won’t suddenly …

Google Nexus

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

Interior Design

10 Must watch movies for Entrepreneurs

Share27<p>Tweet<p>Share46<p>+13<p>Shares 76<p>Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task.When times are tough, you’re still going to march forward.Yet when this …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Small Business

It’s Time to Stop Trying to Do it All

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

6 Reasons Most Startups Fail Before They Even Get to Start

<i>Photo Credit</i><p>While going to buy grocery one day, I noticed that a particular retail business that was obviously doing well a few years ago had closed up. As I wondered about what could have happened, I equally saw about two more retail businesses close to it that have equally packed up.<p>I am sure you …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Success is magnetic. As a species, we’re constantly studying how it happens, why it happens, who has achieved it for themselves, and how we can …

Charlie Munger

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Self-improvement

7 lies you tell yourself that could impact your success

Some of the lies are harmless, but others hold us back. Those lies manifest themselves in little habits and patterns for problem solving and getting work accomplished that only seem to be effective.<p>Give yourself a chance to rethink the things you 'know to be true' to help you move forward in a more …

Productivity

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

Self-improvement

How a filmmaker finally infiltrated Scientology for HBO's explosive documentary

"I turned it down," he told Business Insider recently at HBO's New York City offices. Like many filmmakers who wanted to investigate Scientology, the uncertainty of doing it without getting bogged down in an expensive legal battle turned him off of the project.<p>What was different was the involvement …

Religion

New York’s epic white backlash: How a horrid 1960s relic is still with us today

O’Reilly, Hannity and a defiant NYPD are fighting battles of 50 years ago. The chaos ended but the backlash endures<p>I grew up in New York in the 1960s and 70s saying a prayer whenever I heard a siren – a prayer for whomever the siren wailed, and a prayer for the men behind the siren, the policemen …