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Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land …

Creativity

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 Fail-Proof Steps for Planning Your Day

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and myself all have one thing in common. We each have the same amount of time: 24 hours each day to use as we see fit.<p>Last I checked, both Bill and Warren were considerably more successful than me. Sure, they have …

Time Management

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2002, Markus Zusak sat down to write a book.<p>He began by mapping out the beginning and the end of the story. Then, he started listing out chapter headings, pages of them. Some made it into the final story, many were cut.<p>When …

Creativity

How Creative Projects At Home Jump-Start Creativity At Work

If you’re the type who gets distracted by too many ideas zinging around in your brain, Lyft’s Jesse McMillin has some advice for you.<p>Despite having the word “creative” in his title, Lyft creative director Jesse McMillin admits that sometimes his work puts limits on his imagination. “I’m one of …

Creativity

How to Really Stop Checking Your Email Constantly

“Don’t check your email all the time!”<p>You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again as a way to improve your productivity and stop being a slave …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

john chege on Twitter: "Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) http://t.co/yQ8jnn47Km"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>johnchege</b><p>“@<b>johnchege</b>: Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) …

OverTask for Chrome Puts Productivity in New Tabs

We’ve already given you seven essential Chrome extensions to combat too-many-tabs syndrome, but we’ve just gotten wind of another one that you might like.<p>OverTask‘s basic premise is about productivity – it lets you create tasks directly from within a new tab in Chrome. The general thinking behind …

Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever.<p>In the US, electrical utilities are in a charged battle—complete with negative political ads—against solar panel distributors over rules that both sides say could put them out of business. Consumers are caught in the middle.<p>A relatively …

Solar Power

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are getting hit from all sides by U.S. regulators. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is the newest group to look into the practices of upstart virtual currencies.<p>The committee sent inquiry letters to all major financial regulators and law enforcement …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

Productivity

How Hackers Tapped Into My Cellphone For Less Than $300

In the wake of the National Security Agency cyber-spying revelations, you may be worrying about the government keeping track of your digital life. But, for less than $300, a group of ordinary hackers found a way to tap right into Verizon cellphones.<p>This is a group of good-guy, or "white hat", …

Google Explains Why Its Cloud Service Is Different When It Comes To Lock-In

A Google engineer concluded on his Google+ page last week that a cloud platform can’t be built without some form of lock-in. That’s evidently true but there really is one main reason for making such a point. Google wants to show that it is not much different from its competitors when it comes to …

With Cinematique’s ‘Touch-Enabled’, Shoppable Videos, Product Placement Might Not Be So Bad

In time, we’re all going to want to interact and shop from our favorite online — at least, that’s what<br>Randy Ross, co-founder and CEO of startup called Cinematique, argues, and he’s hoping to enable those interactions with Cinematique’s new MTEVideo platform.<p>When you watch content enriched by …

Amazon plans major move into grocery business

Amazon.com Inc is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce, according to two people familiar with the situation.<p>While food is a low-margin business, Amazon could …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

Jay Z

Meet Consano, The Crowdfunding Platform That Wants To Help Cure Cancer [TCTV]

Crowdfunding has been a godsend for getting lots of projects off the ground that otherwise may not have attracted dollars from traditional powers-that-be in retail manufacturing, music, movies, and the like. So at a time when the federal dollars that typically fund medical research are under more …

Stanford Offers Its Popular iPhone And iPad App Development Course For Free On iTunes U

The 21st century is the first time in history that you’ve been able to go to college without actually enrolling. Stanford is offering its popular iOS app development course for free in iTunes U.<p>The most up to date version of the course on developing for iOS 5 is available, and any iTunes customer …

Facebook Is Ready To Make You Rich, If You'll Just Build A Particular Kind Of App

If a startup makes an app or service that appeals to Facebook users, Facebook can help the developer who built the app or service rebuild it so that it connects to Facebook in such a way that it's very findable for Facebook's billion users.<p>The reason Facebook does this is that by improving the apps …

5 tips for creating great mobile app user interfaces

<i>Parham Aarabi</i> <i>teaches a graduate course on Advanced Mobile User Interfaces</i> and is the CEO of ModiFace.<p>When conceptualizing your mobile app’s user interface, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Some of the basic things such as clarity of interface, consistency from one view to the …

Foundation: Evan Williams on Hatching Big Ideas

In today’s episode of my Foundation series, serial entrepreneur Evan Williams talks candidly about his experiences building Blogger, Twitter, and his latest project, Medium. Ev recounts the early days of Twitter, shares what he’s learned about how to scale fast-growth products, and explains his …

Microsoft wants more startups using its software and services. Is Microsoft Ventures the answer?

Microsoft already has lots of startups-oriented programs including BizSpark and an array of accelerators. Now it’s roping them altogether under the …