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A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book, we begin by distilling AI down …

Machine Learning

How artificial intelligence and data add value to businesses

Artificial intelligence will transform many companies and create completely new types of businesses. The cofounder of Coursera, AI Fund, and …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways AI Makes Hiring Easier

It’s one thing to see AI coming our way in HR. It’s another thing to know the best ways to […]The post 5 Ways AI Makes Hiring Easier appeared first …

Why 'Integration' Is Key To Replacing Resumes With Digital Portfolios

One of the best pieces of parenting advice I’ve received came from the famous book <i>How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i>.<p>In it, the authors suggest that to engage cooperation from your children, write a note. The idea is that writing a note can be far more effective than …

The decentralization of startup building

Sam Cash Contributor<p>Sam Cash is a vice president at Betaworks.<p>Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few.<p><b>The old paradigm of physical centralization</b><p>Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration …

Blockchain

25 tricky job-interview questions the best companies in America are asking

With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going.<p>But before you start seething with envy, you should see some of the questions they had to answer to get there.<p>To find these difficult …

Why Texting May Be The Future For Hiring Millennials

Millennials love texting.<p>Many in this generation remember when text messaging was a new feature on flip phones. Back then, users were charged per message sent and received, but things have changed significantly.<p>Now text messaging is the most dominant form of communication in our culture, thanks in …

I’ve Raised A Billion In VC Funding—Let Me Help You With That Pitch

LegalZoom CEO John Suh’s secret formula: three compelling points, delivered in 60 seconds or less.<p>I’ve raised around a billion dollars in funding from venture capitalists and have been an angel investor in dozens of companies, so I’m not surprised when founders ask me for pitching advice. Having …

Venture Capital

4 Brutal Fundraising Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Nobody likes fundraising--but these tips can make the process a lot easier.<p>"Fundraising is fun," said no entrepreneur ever. But there are tricks to make it much less painful.<p>After raising over $100 million of venture capital cash for a few businesses (which has taken hundreds of investors meetings) …

Venture Capital

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Read one. Better yet, read them all.<p>Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will …

Self-improvement

Every Marketing Tool You Need to Know About

Want to turn visitors into engaged, loyal customers? Want to turn leads into sales?<p>When it comes to marketing, there is no shortage of awesome tools. You have your choice of tools not only for analytics, but also for content marketing, conversion rate optimization, email marketing, social media …

Marketing

10 Success lessons from Marc Andreessen – “Legend of Silicon Valley” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share268<p>+14<p>Shares 296<p>Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc …

The 1,000 Day Survival Guide For Startups - Courtesy Sanjay Mehta, Angel Investor

<i>Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.- Robert Collier</i><p>Almost every day a new startup is born, almost every day some …

Entrepreneurship

One simple way billionaire investor Peter Thiel identifies game-changing startups

He's most famous for his early investment in Facebook, but he also owns a stake in many startups worth billions of dollars, like Palantir, Stripe, and SoFi.<p>How does Thiel seem to find fast-growing startups so easily?<p>One good rule of thumb: look for startups that can't be articulated in the right …

How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

10 Success lessons from Mark Cuban – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share52<p>Tweet<p>Share137<p>+16<p>Shares 195<p>He’s the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV …

Craftsy’s big rewrite: The art and craft of scaling a startup

Craftsy’s headquarters in downtown Denver became more frenetic as October approached.<p>But it wasn’t about the new line of yarn sourced from Peru that …

Startups

The history of innovation in recruitment technology and services

<i>“You have to know the past to understand the present.” – Carl Sagan</i><p>2016 is a watershed moment for the recruitment industry. LinkedIn and Monster are being acquired, and CareerBuilder is for sale — three of the highest-profile tech companies in the space. Microsoft is making a grand entrance, while …

Innovation

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Startups

#Leadership : 5 Must-Read Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School...Don't have Time and Money for an MBA? Try this Workaround. - First Sun Consulting, LLC | Outplacement Services and Career Transition Firm

Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks. But …

How to Hire with Algorithms

Choosing the right person for a job can be challenging. The sheer number of resumes can be overwhelming. But even for organizations patient enough to review each application, poor choices can arise from psychological biases ranging from racial discrimination to narrow bracketing (in which people …

Machine Learning

What Happened to the Human Side of Your Recruiting?

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A negative candidate experience can be costly because job-seekers are prone to share how they feel about their experience with others. CareerArc’s 2016 <i>State of the Candidate Experience</i> survey found that nearly 60 percent of its …

Employment

What hiring managers really want to know when they ask these 15 common job-interview questions

<i>How can one possibly prepare for this?</i><p>James Reed, author of "101 Job Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again," and chairman of Reed, a top job site in the UK and Europe, has some good news for overwhelmed job seekers.<p>He says it's actually much easier to prepare for a job interview than you …

10 Offline Marketing Strategies That Still Work Today

With social media and the internet, sometimes we forget the effectiveness of traditional marketing methods.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Marketing has seen a paradigm shift with the rise of all things online and mobile. Creating a business Facebook page, tweeting about …

Marketing

Increase Your Sales by 20 Percent for $0, Today

Marketing advice from an 18-year-old college grad and entrepreneur<p>"I made about 37 infographics that generated almost a million views."<p>Though he may not realize it, Vip Sitaraman is a genius of content creation, as he rattles off the statistics of his most recent exploit. At just age 18, Sitaraman …

Marketing

The Future Of Educational Technology: How Edtech Is Still Ignoring Its Biggest Market

Educational technology is booming. Technology is helping to redefine how we learn, obtain skills, and get credentialed. That value proposition has captured public attention and attracted record amounts of venture capital funding.<p>But the vision for edtech is, and should be, much broader. After all, …