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I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

Self-improvement

What's The Difference Between Modern And Contemporary Design?

Believe it or not, there's a pretty big distinction.<p>A chair is a chair is a chair, right? Unless it's an Eames lounge chair or perhaps a Beetle chair that you're referring to — okay, so maybe a chair isn't <i>just</i> a chair. When you love interior design and feel like you could talk about it all day, …

Interior Design

Detroit named one of the top cities to visit in the world by Lonely Planet

No. 2!<p>We were pretty excited earlier this year when the <i>New York Times</i> named Detroit the No. 9 global destination to visit earlier this year.<p>We’re movin’ on up, y’all.<p><i>Lonely Planet</i> has revealed its top destinations to visit in the world for 2018. As far as cities go, we’re No. 2 in the world.<p>No …

Secondary U.S. Cities Continue to Show Strong Investment Potential

Places like Seattle, Austin and Fort Lauderdale have positive economic growth and wide appeal<p>Want to invest in U.S. real estate development? Forget …

Real Estate

New Orleans riverfront will be 'remade, expanded and turbocharged,' Landrieu says | NOLA.com

Mayor Mitch Landrieu outlined a series of riverfront projects Friday (OCt. 27) that will create more than three miles of uninterrupted pedestrian …

Urban Design

Meet The Young People Trying To Make Sure Detroit's Rebirth Works For Everybody

DETROIT ― Recovery for Detroit was difficult to imagine as recently as a few years ago, when the forced bankruptcy of General Motors and Chrysler ― and then the city government itself ― seemed to provide the epitaph for a collapse roughly half a century in the making. On most days downtown was a …

New multi-million hotel, shops and restaurants planned for Queen Street

By VIVIENNE NICOLL<p>A MULTI-MILLION pound hotel is planned for a site opposite Queen Street Station.<p>Legal and General wants to demolish the six storey …

Skyscrapers

How Vancouver's Woodward's could pave the future of dying department stores

Twenty-five years ago, Woodward's began its transformation from department store to mixed-use complex<p>Department store, symbol of the plight for …

Saudi Arabia plans mega city 33 times bigger than New York where robots will outnumber humans

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city 33 times bigger than New York.<p>The city promises to be an oasis of stunning cliffs, …

We're about to find out if Google can build a city

Last month, at an event in San Francisco, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff discussed how his company — a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet —was pursuing one of the tech industry's recurring fantasies: building its own city.<p>Sidewalk was looking for empty land, Doctoroff said, because …

Urban Design

How to Find the Right Consulting Firm to Grow Your Business

Expert opinions and guidance can help your business soar -- but before you invest, be sure you know what you're looking for.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: We'd like to hire a consulting firm to help our business grow, but we've been burned in the past. …

Brilliant Startups Are Using ICOs To Revolutionize The World Of Blockchain

The blockchain is a wonderful thing. It’s only been around for nine years, and it’s already taking the world economy and shaking it by the roots. When it comes to transactions involving money, eliminating the middle-man is not only cost-effective but also far more secure, a fact that has been …

Blockchain

Thinking About Building Your Own Software? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

It's a question that many business owners face.<p><i>By Jesse Kolber, founder and CEO of LogicPrep.</i><p>To build or not to build your own software? It's a question that many business owners face. I've spent a lot of time wrestling with this myself and ultimately decided to develop a bespoke solution. However, …

Agile Development

8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

The only measure of an entrepreneur that really matters is how much they get done.<p>Why is effectiveness essential for success? Because, in each and every decision-making process, effectiveness plays a central role. Effectiveness comes down to producing desired results. The most successful …

This CEO Built A Network Powering Over $700M In Small Business Transactions

Small to mid-size companies combine to account for a staggering GDP shortfall of $2 trillion, resulting from untapped and underutilized business potential.<p>Looking to help companies crack into this massive revenue opportunity while driving transactions for businesses of all scales across industries, …

Small Business

Shark Mark Cuban, Spanx CEO share best ways to succeed in business Video

"Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban said he always knows when "somebody's full of it" and Spanx CEO Sara Blakely says to embarrass yourself often to succeed.

Entrepreneurship

The Quiet Price of Entrepreneurship

rawpixel / Pixabay<p>Read a selection of articles in most business publications and you will, undoubtedly, find more than a handful that explicitly or …

Entrepreneurship

A startup founder who let his employees drive his Tesla just sold his billion dollar company — and he credits these 5 'mistakes'

Ten years ago, I was a nerdy college grad with a 2.2 GPA and no real clue what I wanted to do with my life.<p>Then, I started and ran my own company, which became a "unicorn," valued at more than a billion dollars, and was, this week, acquired in the kind of massive, life-changing deal every …

Entrepreneurship

How I Went From $50,000 in Debt to Building a $30 Million Business in 7 Years

Why it's all about doing the right things.<p>$50,000. In debt.<p>It was 9 P.M., June 2008. I was sitting alone in the office, sweaty, exhausted, and worried. That sinking feeling in my stomach got worse as I calculated the bills my business owed. I had no one else I could turn to: My business partner …

Entrepreneurship

Making Your Website Into A Super Sales Machine

As seen with Amazon.com’s latest earnings report, the ecommerce trend is still very much in the growth phase. But interestingly enough, many business owners still do not put much investment in their websites. Unfortunately, this often means lost sales.<p>“Today’s consumer is highly distracted and the …

Marketing

The Best Bosses and Managers Do This

In business, things don't always go your way. How you deal with setbacks determine your failure or your success.<p>A few weeks ago I attended a youth soccer game that my son, Isaac, refereed. For most of his life, Isaac has played travel soccer. He loves the sport and knows the rules of the game …

Motivation

Balcones House curbs Texas heat with expansive overhanging roof

The flat roof of this house in Austin by local firm Mell Lawrence Architects reaches well beyond its walls, shading the glazed top floor from the …

Design

7 mind-blowing facts about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' $105 billion fortune

It's hard to overstate the immensity of a 12-figure fortune.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is already the richest person in the world, reached a $105 billion net worth.<p>In addition to founding the online retail behemoth, Bezos owns The Washington Post and an aerospace company, Blue …

Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk Used Solar Panels to Power a Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico, and It's Nothing Short of Incredible

This CEO continues to show the true power of entrepreneurship.<p>Hurricane Maria, a devastatingly strong Category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico on September 20th, flooding the entire Island, leaving it in a complete state of emergency by October 3rd. Over a month later, Puerto Rico has remained flooded, …

Elon Musk

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire: John And Lisa Retirement Series - Part 2

Previously, we had presented a retirement planning case study on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa – who had 10 years left to retire.<p>We will …

Retirement

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Software

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven …

Data Science

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

Prettiest NYC homes that hit the market this week

This week’s edition includes an architect-owned Williamsburg loft and a $10.5 million East Village home<p>Every week, Curbed covers dozens of market listings that vary in price, location, size, grandeur, quirkiness, and other distinct characteristics. If they managed to capture our attention, that …

Personal Credit Score vs. Business Credit Score: Everything You Need to Know

With an estimated 99.95 percent of small business owners and entrepreneurs opting for debt financing, knowing how to prepare your business for a loan application is a must.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>With an estimated 99.95 percent of small business owners and entrepreneurs opting for debt …