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Create your own animations easily with this tool

If you're a fan of Pixar films, you know how powerful animation can be. Just as animation can move us to tears and make us laugh, it can also be used …

How to impress with your design portfolio

Michael Johnson, founder of Johnson Banks, is known for his strong opinions. So it's no wonder that he knows exactly what he's looking for in a …

Sharpen Your Marketing Strategy With The Top Digital Trends Of 2018

With 2018 already well under way, my mind is bursting with ideas on how to make the most of the latest digital marketing trends. Change is happening right before our eyes. Every year I like to take a step back and revisit key sales drivers, writing down probing questions about recent technological …

Customers

Research: The Average Age of a Successful Startup Founder Is 45

It’s widely believed that the most successful entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early twenties when they launched what would become world-changing companies. Do these famous cases reflect a generalizable pattern? VC and media accounts seem to suggest …

Startups

Author Simon Sinek Is Full Of Hot Air (And Other Reasons You Should Follow His Lead)

Simon Sinek is awesome at making money from his ideas. In the wake of a blockbuster TED Talk, he published a book called <i>Start With Why</i> that quickly became a bestseller. Then he parlayed that into a run of high-traffic YouTube videos and even higher-priced keynote speeches. With his serious air, …

Simon Sinek

Private equity bosses took $200m out of Toys R Us and crashed the company, lifetime employees got $0 in severance

Private equity's favorite shell game is to take over profitable businesses, sell off their assets, con banks into loaning them hundreds of millions …

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Mary Meeker

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Stem Cells

Find Out If You Have a Fixed or Growth Mindset. The Clues Are in Your Language

Are you a procrastinator, or do you procrastinate? It's not just semantics, the words you use can determine whether you fail or succeed.<p>This week one of my clients referred to herself as "such a terrible procrastinator". Her tone was filled with doubt about the likelihood that she would achieve her …

This Entrepreneur Almost Quit Multiple Times, But After Appearing on 'Shark Tank' He Now Has a $100 Million Business

Joel Clark struggled to get his pancake business off the ground, but after years of strained efforts, it's seen huge growth.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur.com <i>News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products</i> …

How to Make a Website that Influences People: 9 Web Design Psychology Tips [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to use web design psychology to convince more visitors to do business with you?<p>SSls …

5 Contact Page Pro-Tips to Help You Attract New Members

May 1, 2018<p>Learn how to optimize your contact page to maximize your conversion rate!<p>In an increasingly competitive coworking market, where website …

Marketing

This is what the Warren Buffett empire looks like, in one giant chart

While most of the world’s richest people came to that title through a single company, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s story is different.<p>Jeff …

Business

3 Books That Will Immediately Sharpen Your Mind

Reading inspires so many. Here are the top three books that have changed my life.<p>Books sharpen our minds.<p>When was the last time a book shifted your outlook? Stirred your heart? Challenged your biases?<p>If you're like me, you know reading is a vital part of each of our journeys <b></b>if we want to grow as …

WeWork documents reveal it owes $18 billion in rent and is burning through cash as it seeks more funding

WeWork, the office-leasing startup, is looking to raise more cash through its first bond sale, despite already raising billions in venture funding.<p>WeWork is planning to sell $500 million (£358 million) in high-yield notes, per reports from the Financial Times and Bloomberg this week.<p>And bond …

Watch: How To Design Golden Ratio Logos Icons With Adobe Illustrator

Video screenshot via tutvid<p><b>Did Google’s</b> geometrically flawed logo momentarily irk you last week? This tutorial might teach you how to create logos …

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don't even realise I'm doing it …

I tried customized hair products from a $110 million beauty startup — here's how it went

That's the feeling that New York-based startup Function of Beauty is trying to tap into with its line of customized shampoo and conditioner. The company is less than a year old, but it's already generating revenue with its sets of colorful concoctions.<p>I had to see for myself if custom shampoo and …

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

Why Are Smart People So Miserable?

The answer may surprise you, since it's the very thing you've been told will make you truly happy.<p>There's a scene in the Oscar-winning movie where Woodie Allen sees a happy couple on the street and asks them why they're so happy. Their response is classic:<p>The scene works because, as with most …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

How This Millennial Is Transforming The Self-Help Industry With A Simple Podcast

You could throw a rock at any street corner and hit someone that’s preaching about following your passion — or any other self-help cliche that’s antiquated and out of date. It’s part of the reason that personal development has a bad rap. Too many self-proclaimed gurus are giving out tired advice …

7 Ways Exceptionally Positive People Train Their Minds Every Day

Are you tapping into the power of positive thinking?<p>Starting and growing a business is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The road to startup success is full of mental and emotional demands, but the best founders can navigate a path in the face of uncertainty.<p>Trust is the pillar of the …

How to Take Your Life from Average to Awesome

You can’t change what you not ready to quit. You are what you repeatedly do. Your habitual behavior often goes unnoticed because you don’t need to …

Get Started with Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your …

High School

Blynk Makes Creating Mobile Apps to Power Arduino or Raspberry Pi Projects a Little Easier

Android/iOS: If you want to control a Raspberry Pi or Arduino connected device from your phone, you’d usually need to know at least some programming. …

How cars went from boxy to curvy

In the US, cars went from curvy in the 30s & 40s to boxy in the 60s and then back to curvy in the 90s. The price of oil, design imported from Europe, …

Take flight over Australia: aerial photos by Scott McCook

<i>Originally a tailing pond image, I have created a fictional piece of work to convey a story about Australia riding the mining boom, Boddington</i> …

Thanks to smartphones, AR’s beating VR hands down

See a new world with augmented reality. Photo credit: Flickr.Imagine calling up your friend in a land far away and instead of talking with a voice on …

Rad coworking space is half-industrial, half-Tron

Making the unsightly the main attraction<p>We’ve seen plenty of new coworking spaces pop up this year, and this one just completed in Bangkok, Thailand falls right in line with the coolest of them. To start, one just can’t help but stare into the expanse of trippy, turquoise lines that seem to zoom …

Interior Design