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Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley

George Burke has a talent for tossing back his daily cocktail — which contains vitamins, minerals, muscle-building compounds, some little-known research drugs and a microdose of LSD — in almost a single gulp. It’s a weird but handy trick for someone who swallows 25 pills a day, most of them …

Silicon Valley

Why It's So Difficult to Achieve Work-Life Balance

<i>Answer by Dushka Zapata on Quora.</i><p>I was drowning in work.<p>I was convinced this was because my job was demanding but as I shuffled my responsibilities …

Work-life Balance

5 Easy Ways to Raise Venture Capital

Raising money is easy when you have the right frame of mind.<p>Over my career, I have been involved in founding and supporting a number of companies. Being able to raise outside funding has been one of my contributions. As odd as it may seem to some, I have never found raising money to be difficult. …

Entrepreneurship

The No. 1 Challenge for Your Company in 2017, and It's Not What You Think

This trend is both an opportunity and a perplexing challenge.<p>Building your business is crazy hard with so many challenges to overcome. A recent First Round Capital survey indicated that hiring talented people, acquiring customers & driving revenue, and raising follow-on capital are the major tasks …

Top 10

Bitcoin is going bananas

The cryptocurrency was 10.1% higher at $1,127.48 per coin just after noon in New York on Wednesday, bringing its 2017 gain to 17.8%.<p>On its first trading day of the new year, bitcoin crossed above the $1,000 mark for the first time since 2013.<p>Bitcoin is up 95% since the beginning of September, and …

6 bits of wisdom from Warren Buffett than can help you make money in 2017

No. 1: Quality over quantity<p>The Hope diamond is a 45-carat blue diamond that's so rare and beautiful that it's among the most valuable jewels in the world. You can't buy the Hope diamond (it's been on display at the Smithsonian since 1958), but if it were for sale, then owning even a tiny fraction …

$13,756 in Upfront Fees? How Crowdfunding Really Works

JJ Heller says a Kickstarter campaign for her new album included an array of fees.<p>$81,071 is a pretty nice chunk of cash.<p>It is an annual salary for many. It's the price of a high-end Audi. For me, it was the total price of my first house right out of college, a split level with a stinky …

Crowd Funding

Record Numbers Of Small-Business Owners Are Cashing Out

2016 was a good year for small-business owners — so good that 7,842 of them sold their companies. That’s the most sales since online marketplace BizBuySell first started tracking data in 2007, according to the Washington Post.<p>A healthy business environment was the primary reason for the sales, …

January Horoscopes – BLARB

The Sun travels through Capricorn for much of this month, and the Sun’s light will bring the earthly energy of Capricorn into our consciousness. Many …

Meditation

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an …

Self-improvement

11 Ways to Achieve Incredible Success: The Best Interviews of 2016

This year I spoke with a number of highly accomplished people, and each shared at least one strategy you should definitely embrace.<p>Over the past year I've spoken with a number of incredibly successful people. While their fields vary, one thing is consistent: their success results from hard work, …

Jimmie Johnson

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Meditation

This is How to be Super Productive Every Day Without Losing Your Mind

<i>“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — </i><b>Peter Drucker</b><p>You will work better when you find and stick …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Self-help

Let Go Or Be Dragged

You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.<br>— Thich Nhat Hanh<p>Next …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

Are You 'Just' A Lifestyle Entrepreneur? Good.

At The Value Builder System, we help owners that run companies with between $1 million and $20 million improve the value of their businesses, and occasionally I’ll hear our market referred to as “lifestyle entrepreneurs”. It usually happens when I’m on the phone with a partner in a private equity …

Entrepreneurship

11 Day-to-Day Habits of Strong-Minded People

3Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>A habit is a tough thing to break, and can be an even harder thing to start. Becoming a strong-minded person involves …

Burnt out? Try this.

We’ve all been there. You didn’t get enough sleep last night. The train is delayed and you miss your first meeting. Your boss, visibly annoyed, …

Mindfulness

The Path of Fearlessness

The more I work with people who are struggling with habits or life problems, the more I see how fears are holding us back.<p>Fears stop us from building …

Not All Habits Are Equal. These 3 Habits Outperformed Every Other

Averagely, the human brain is just 2% the mass of the body, but it consumes 20% of the total energy to function optimally. That’s how much our brain …

5 Habits That Make Your Mind and Body Amazingly Strong

Learn something new every day.<p><i>What are the best ways to stay mentally and physically active throughout the day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer,</b> …

Commuting

I can not believe I was at my place of choice having a wonderful IPA with a single malt scotch talking to a group of cool cats about Chinese / German philosophy listening to Fela Kuti ya gotta check out Quarter &

I can not believe I was at my place of choice having a wonderful IPA with a single malt scotch talking to a group of cool cats about Chinese / German …