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Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

Startups

14 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business Today

It may seem easy to think of reasons not to start your business -- but here are plenty of reasons why you should.<p>Thinking about starting a business, but just aren't sure you're ready?<p>You <i>are</i> ready.<p>Here's why.<p><b>1. You do have the money.</b><p>As Growthink founder Dave Lavinsky says, being an entrepreneur is …

Self-improvement

The 10 Worst States for Solar Power

<i>This story was originally published by</i> CityLab<i> and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>A lot has been said already about the …

Solar Power

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

5 Leadership Lessons Learned From The Military And What They Mean For You

Leaders—true leaders—aren’t average people. The average person doesn’t choose to swim upstream while others swiftly float downstream, or zig when others choose to zag. But having the courage, character and confidence to enter into the abysmal unknown and create value—personally and …

Leadership
Pollution

Instead of Lobbying, Top 25 Utilities Could Have Doubled US Solar Capacity

<b>Published on</b> May 2nd, 2016 | <i>by John Farrell</i><p>21<p>May 2nd, 2016 by <b>John Farrell</b><p>Originally published at<i>ilsr.org</i><i>.</i><p>The Investor Responsibility Research Center …

Solar Power

Green living: Top 10 sustainable houses

The term sustainable is thrown about quite a bit these days, but there's more to it than adding some solar panels to the roof of an inefficient …

Big IT rising

An overview of Lean, Agile and DevOps<p>New Ways of Working<p>The lunch of big corporate IT is being stolen by smaller, nimbler companies. Big IT, with its …

Project Management

This Sustainable Home Cost Less Than $10k to Build

<b>Name:</b> Taylor and Steph <b><br>Location:</b> Santa Cruz Mountains, California <b><br>Size:</b> 560 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years, owned<p>Some people dream of living off …

Sustainability

10 Awesome Power User Tips for Microsoft Windows 10

You already use Windows 10. Now, squeeze out a bit more productivity with these tips.<p>Windows 10 has been out awhile, but many companies (and their employees) are still getting up to speed. There's some power under the hood, waiting to be discovered. Here are a few tips to help you get more out of …

Apps

What to Do When Your Sales Team Keeps Missing Its Goals

<i>Practically Speaking is a weekly column that addresses your most pressing business dilemmas. The advice is the opinion of long-time business owner</i> …

Employment

Off-grid UFO home is completely powered by wind, water and sun

UFOs could soon be spotted floating on the ocean as cool sustainable homes. Italian boating company Jet Capsule designed what may be the most stylish …

Repurposed Container Homes : recycled shipping container

The RDP House is an environmentally friendly project put together by architect Daniel Moreno Flores that utilizes recycled shipping containers to …

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Inc.com

In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of language that virtually everyone knows and uses--a series of everyday phrases, affirmations, and …

Leadership

How To Build A Global, Scalable Company - This Entrepreneur Has A Formula For It

Over the past few years, the discussion in Israeli tech has shifted. No more talk about innovation that leads to small exits, where both entrepreneurs and investors settle for less. Less talk about products that tackle very specific problems that result in smaller market opportunities. A lot more …

Startups

Earth - How will the universe end, and could anything survive?

Don't panic, but our planet is doomed. It's just going to take a while. Roughly 6 billion years from now, the Earth will probably be vaporized when the dying Sun expands into a red giant and engulfs our planet.<p>But the Earth is just one planet in the solar system, the Sun is just one of hundreds of …

Dark Matter

Splunk: How Operational Intelligence Works On Big Data

The arrival of real-time operational intelligence is now a thing. It is a technology practice and an increasingly adopted tech industry term, but what is it? We might define real-time operational intelligence (RTOI, if you prefer) as a principal and/or a methodology for approaching big data …

Big Data

Want Solar Panels on Your Roof? Here's What You Need to Know

A handy reference for navigating an emerging industry.<p>The newness of mainstream consumer solar power poses a challenge. If you want to buy a car, for instance, there are plenty of people who’ve done it and can tell you how the process works. Putting solar panels on your roof costs as much as a car, …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Consciousness

Planet with triple-star system found

A team of researchers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the finding of a triple-star system—one that also as …

Become a certified project manager with these six courses – 97% off

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Instead …

10 Daily Activities To Incorporate In Your Life To Reach Success

What does it take to become a highly successful person? Is it the ability to convince investors to place their faith and money into a product?<p>Is it …

Why Warren Buffett made a billion dollar bet on solar

During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age), it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap.<p>In China alone, 500 million new vehicles can be expected to jam the roads between now and 2030.<p>That …

Electric Vehicles

UFO Sighting 2015: Pyramid-Shaped Peak Spotted on Ceres after NASA's Photo of Mars Shows Similar Structure

In what could not only raise the curiosity of UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) and alien enthusiasts but also general public, latest images of dwarf …

Are we wrong about black holes?

When we think ‘black hole’ we get a fairly clear impression in our head: A hole torn in space and time by immense gravity. It’s the idea that they …

Ohio State University

It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

Physics

Science vine: how do solar panels work?

Solar panels have long been a feature of the quest for renewable energy, and as such feel like a very modern technology indeed. However, their origins go back to 1839, when French physicist Edmund Bequerel first discovered that certain materials would produce small amounts of electric current when …

Solar Panels