John Frazier

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The untold good news story of America today

<b>Political bickering has long been a roadblock to getting big things done in the US but a grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.</b><p>A green giant in a loin cloth would seem an unlikely indicator for what some describe as a revolution under way in the …

Urban Design

How to install custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad

Most of use just use the fonts that come supplied with the iOS apps we use every day. If you use Pages, you get a ton of built-in typeface options. But what if you use a notes app by a smaller developer that hasn’t licensed a bunch of fonts for their app? What if you have a favorite font, or even a …

Apps

State Sales Tax: Which States Are Most Affected By The Supreme Court Online Retail Ruling?

With the new Supreme Court ruling that that online retailers will have to start paying potentially billions worth of sales tax, states could start raking in the dough. Who may get hurt the most? Small online retailers who now have to navigate to maze of state and local tax rates.<p>With about 13% of …

Online Life

Why It's Time to Start Advertising on Platforms Other Than Facebook

When it comes to social media advertising, many entrepreneurs rely solely on Facebook. Here's why you need to begin looking elsewhere, plus where to look.<p>If you're like most entrepreneurs out there today, chances are high you rely on Facebook for promoting and advertising your product or service. …

Social Media

Want To Achieve Your Goals? Use These 4 Strategies

I’m a little odd. I enjoy setting goals and then get obsessed about trying to achieve them.<p>Every January, I set about five or six goals for the year ahead, and every three months I review these goals. I don’t always hit my goals, but I’ve learned a lot about how to focus on a goal over short (a …

Productivity

A New Study Examines How Successful CEOs Use Their Time -- And Entrepreneurs Should Take Notice

A recent in-depth, 12-year study from Harvard University demonstrates how CEOs manage the most significant resource we all have in common -- time.<p>News Flash: Running a business is hard.<p>In addition to the challenges of finding and acting on inspiration and developing your company's four S's, …

CEOs

Guess How Many Americans Have No Emergency Savings at All

Hint: It's a number that's much higher than it should be.<p>Financial emergencies can happen to the best of us. Your car might break down on the way to …

Personal Finance

Is Norway the New Silicon Valley? The Answer Might Surprise You

This Nordic kingdom conjures up images of fjords, pickled herring, and minimalist design. But did you know that Norway is also a prime location for budding startups?<p>Norway: the name of this Nordic kingdom conjures up images of fjords, pickled herring, and minimalist design. But did you know that …

Silicon Valley

Instagram launches their latest video feature called IGTV

Instagram's IGTV allows users to create channels and upload hourlong videos. YouTube may have some competition.

Social Media

Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Retirement

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Self-improvement

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Nasty Surprise

For the first time in years, the most exciting new iPhone model will not be the most expensive. In fact, Apple will roll back generations of price increases with a stunningly affordable ‘budget iPhone X’. But new information has revealed one aspect of this phone which is too good to be true…<p><i>‘Great</i> …

Mobile Technology

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

11 Uncommon Behaviors That Define Great Leaders

Consider this your personal guide to a higher and purer form of leadership.<p>I write a lot about leadership, drawing from the latest research and best practices to inform what great work cultures look like.<p>This piece is a little different. As you read further, don't excuse the principles I'm positing …

Leadership

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon appoint Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO of their newly formed health care company

Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, the three companies announced …

Health Care

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Google AI can predict when you'll die with 95 percent accuracy, researchers say

Google has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that could predict when you’ll die with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to the tech giant’s researchers.<p>The research, which tackles a range of clinical issues among hospital patients, was recently published in the journal Nature. Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Best website builders for start-up founders, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a side hustle

All businesses — no matter how big or small — need a strong and compelling website if they want to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're starting …

Web Design

2 Easy Hacks to Vastly Improve Your Presentations

These Powerpoint hacks are so easy, you're going to kick yourself for not doing them sooner.<p>PowerPoint decks can be an very efficient way of sharing and presenting information.<p>Yet, if they're bad, they are painful to create and even more painful to sit through.<p>Today, I'm going to teach you two easy …

Public Speaking

Contract Management Software for Freelancers and Small Businesses

Contracts are essential for small businesses and freelancers—without them, the agreements that guarantee side hustle stability are weak at best. …

Project Management

4 Surprisingly Easy Strategies Smart Leaders Use to Avoid a Meeting Overload

A few tweaks can help boost your productivity levels.<p>If you've worked in an office, ever, you know that meetings are the black sheep of work tasks. We love to hate them and we strive to eliminate them forever, and yet we continue to have them--over and over again until we find ourselves wondering …

Time Management

Oprah Winfrey Just Became One of the World's 500 Richest People

Oprah Winfrey has notched another milestone.<p>The media mogul’s fortune hit a record $4 billion on Monday to make her the first black female …

Oprah Winfrey

Octopuses, starfish, and prawns rain down on Chinese city

A mass of sea creatures rained down on the Chinese city of Qingda during a storm last week. From Mysterious Universe:<p>The phenomenon of “fish rain” or …

Storms

Major credit card companies are cutting their perks. Here's what you need to know.

After years of offering an ever-expanding menu of perks to their cardholders, several major credit card companies are going in the opposite direction — eliminating or reducing the value of some of these extras.<p>One of the major reasons for using a credit card — aside from fraud protection and any …

Personal Finance

Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a decade-long study by a professor at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, 96.5 percent of YouTubers don’t make …

Social Media

$2 billion SurveyMonkey just confidentially filed to go public after almost 20 years as a private company

SurveyMonkey, a dot-com era survey software company, made a big move towards going public.<p>SVMK Inc., the survey site's corporate parent, confidentially filed a draft S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it announced on Monday.<p>It isn't clear how many shares will be offered and at what …

Financial Regulation

Immigrants Founded Over Half Of The Startups Valued At $1 Billion Or More

They paved the path for a bunch of new jobs.<p>In May, the current administration proposed rolling back an Obama-era program, the International …

Startups

Art Meets Philanthropy in New E-Commerce Platform

ArtSugar is the e-commerce platform that sells Instagram's most famous artists' work, and then directs some proceeds to charity. Founder and CEO Alix …

Women Entrepreneurs

7 Things I Learned in Business School That Aren't True in 2018

Entrepreneurship becomes a lot harder when you're trying to follow obsolete rules.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. That is pretty much a universal truth. But it becomes exponentially harder when you operate under false assumptions, outdated conventions, and myths that are no longer true.<p>I graduated …

Entrepreneurship

Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work

We think of rule breakers as trouble makers, but they actually provide positive results.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While working as the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Istanbul for several years, Massimiliano Zanardi, known as Max, played a …

Employment