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Impact Investing Needs Millennials

As impact investing tries to make the move from philanthropic thought experiment to powerful instrument for global change, a vital demographic and financial reality is emerging — it’s going to be millennial investors (particularly those inheriting or building significant private wealth) who make or …

Before the Startup

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>October 2014<p><i>(This essay is derived from a guest lecture in Sam Altman's startup class at</i> …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

8 Classes You Need to Take to Become an Entrepreneur

It's often debated whether entrepreneurs need a college education, but there are a handful of courses that will almost certainly help you run your business better.<p>With the rising costs of college tuition, and the fact that you don't have to have a degree to be an entrepreneur, do you really need to …

Social Entrepreneurship Has Unexpected Benefits for the Bottom Line

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More and more business owners and customers are looking for opportunities to be more charitable and help a cause they care about.<p>Entrepreneurship is one of the most cutting-edge careers a person can get into. Because of that, the industry …

Entrepreneurship

Our future government will work more like Amazon

As part of Verge Hack Week, we've invited great minds from around Vox Media to contribute their thoughts on the future of everything — from food to fashion to the written word. In this installment, we welcome Vox Media product team coordinator Mike Case.<p>There is a lot of government in the United …

The Rise of Tech Designed for Low-Income Americans

One of the pieces of advice I hear regularly for startup founders looking for a business idea is to find a problem they’re experiencing and set out to solve it. It’s excellent advice – some of the best companies have been built on that premise – but it also has an enormous blindspot.<p>If tech …

Aman Naimat - Co-founder of Spiderbook

[quote style=”boxed”]I like to make lists. It’s quite simple and takes a few minutes in the morning. I do it on paper if it’s fewer than 10 items but …

Steve Case on How to Get Your Startup Noticed

AOL's co-founder talks to Inc. about building the network that will drive any startup's growth.<p>As the co-founder of AOL and CEO of venture capital firm Revolution, Steve Case knows as thing or two about scaling up businesses.<p>One of the main differences between growing beyond the startup phase today …

8 Smart Leadership Strategies Most CEOs Forget to Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the CEO, you work for your employees first and foremost. It's not the other way around.<p>To create change, influence others and drive success, develop leadership skills that will earn you admiration, respect and trust. To do so, …

Leadership

One MBA, three perspectives | Financial Times

My swansong post features three classmates who are representative of the Insead MBA experience in every way. Three different countries, vastly …

The Top 5 Leadership Stories, July 28-August 1

This week, we kept a global mindset, evaluated our dreams at home–and managed to keep calm in the face of stress and roadblocks.<p>Here are the stories you loved in Leadership, for the week of July 28.<p>The Five Best Places In The World To Start A Company<p>If you’re into low taxes and high education …

A man couldn't fit a table in his car. He took off the legs and said, "Aha!" He founded Ikea. The Aha moments of famous entrepreneurs will surprise you [infographic]. Full story: http://fundersandfounders.com/aha-moments-for-entrepreneurs/

An iPad App To Make All Your Selfies Go 3D

Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm:<p>And <i>somehow</i> I was convinced to get one of me as well:<p><i>Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as</i> …

Defiance Is the Key to Weathering Startup Negativty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As disruptive companies and startups navigate the choppy waters of their early years, they face doubt and skepticism from various angles. Some of the criticism is valid, but entrepreneurs also encounter people who are dismissive, flippant …

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ten years ago, hailing a taxi with your phone was unthinkable. Today, this service does not just exist -- it’s thriving. Uber is a go-to for city dwellers, and it’s one of many virtual services redefining stagnant industries.<p>Virtual …

Customers

Start Before You're Ready, Really

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask anyone who's taken a dip in the entrepreneurial pool for some words of wisdom, and you’re likely to hear this piece of advice: Start before you’re ready.<p>If you’re coming from corporate America and have no experience of being your own …

Social Media

5 Secrets to Make Your Website Copy 'Pop'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Who would you rather sit next to at a dinner party—a renowned but egotistical “expert” who drones on and on about himself and doesn’t let you get a peep in edgewise or an engaging entrepreneur who wants to learn all about you and …

Marketing

Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

Amazon’s war on publishers reached a crescendo yesterday with the leak of Kindle Unlimited, a subscription plan that would allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Kindle ebook library. No longer content with simply demanding steeper discounts from publishers like Hachette — …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

<b>Price: Free<br>Rating: <br>Driveopedia<br>Android App Review by AndroidAppsReview.com</b><p>Reviewed by Luke Patrick<p>Because of what we do, we tend to spend a whole lot …

David Hassell - Founder and CEO of 15Five.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Sleep. Exercise. Meditate. I admit that I don’t always do them regularly, but when I keep up with these my ability to do what …

The Past Performance Of A Mutual Fund Is Not An Indicator Of Future Outcomes ... 96% Of The Time

"The phrase 'past performance is not an indicator of future outcomes' (or some variation thereof) can be found in the fine print of most mutual fund literature," writes Aye Soe, Director of Global Research & Design for S&P Dow Jones Indices. "Yet due to either force of habit or conviction, …

Investing

The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection

Thinfilm<p>The “internet of things” is one of those odd phrases that can mean many things and nothing at the same time. On one hand, it describes a future that is rapidly becoming the present, with all sorts of objects—from televisions and watches to cups and streetlights—able to connect to the …

Internet of Things

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

WinSun<p><i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less …

Engineering

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12 (Mostly Free) Web Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of the infiniteresources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than <i>free</i>. So in light of Independence Day and the sense of freedom it exudes, below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:<p>1. <b>1M/1M</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

How To Outsmart Any Multiple-Choice Test

Because of this fundamental flaw, William Poundstone, author of "Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody," claims to have found several common patterns in multiple-choice tests, including computer-randomized exams like the SATs.<p>After examining 100 …

Middle School

9 things rich people do and don't do every day

In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of …

Self-improvement