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Why all entrepreneurs should watch this movie about a rock music promoter

YouTube This summer I had the extreme pleasure of watching one of the funniest, funnest and most insightful documentaries in a long time: Supermensch. If I had one wish for all startup employees it would be that you watch this film.<p>It's not for everybody: it condones sex, drugs and rock & roll. But …

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

The Power of a Good Strategy – Love the Problem

When Mark Zuckerburg started Facebook in 2004, he wasn’t the first building a social networking platform. There were dozens of other social …

Product Management

Forget big data - energy-savvy businesses need green data

The rise of consumer computing, social media, gaming, email, smartphones with cameras and other conduits have created what has been dubbed the …

Morehouse College To Increase Pool of Minority Angel Investors

<b>The Center for Venture Research</b> estimates that U.S. angel investors invested $24.1 billion in 73, 4000 small businesses in 2014. Many of the …

Venture Capital

How to Know if Your Business Idea is Good Enough

Welcome to the second part in our <b>Starting a Business</b> series. You can find the first part of the series here.<p>This week we’re going to look at one of …

A Brief History of Big Data Everyone Should Read

The history of Big Data as a term may be brief – but many of the foundations it is built on were laid long ago.<p>Long before computers (as we know them …

Best Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, and Machine Learning podcasts

<b>Talking Machines</b>, 12 episodes, iTunes<br>An interview format based podcast with Hosts, Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams, who bring clear conversations …

Nobel scientist Tim Hunt: female scientists cause trouble for men in labs

Scientists should work in gender-segregated labs, according to a Nobel laureate, who said the trouble with “girls” is that they cause men to fall in love with them and cry when criticised.<p>Tim Hunt, an English biochemist who admitted that he has a reputation for being a “chauvinist”, said to the …

Nobel Prize

At I/O, Google Launches New Attack On Facebook's Mobile Ad Goldmine

If there’s one place where Facebook has stolen a march on Google, it’s in mobile ads–in particular, ads that prompt smartphone users to install and use a particular app.<p>These app install and app reminder ads were a $6 billion market worldwide last year, and by most accounts, Facebook owned more …

Apps

12 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers an entertaining …

Bill Gates

Sorry, but Buzzfeed and Snapchat IPO plans are not news

On Tuesday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said at the Code Conference that “we need to IPO.” It generated all sorts of headlines.<p>One day later, from the …

Google I/O attracts more women

SAN FRANCISCO — Even in an industry overrun by men, the number of women showing up at major conferences for software developers is paltry.<p>"'Wow, there are way more women in tech than this,'" Natalie Villalobos remembers thinking in 2013, the first time she attended Google I/O.<p>Just 8% of attendees …

Everything Google Announced at Google I/O 2015

That’s a wrap on all things Google. In case you missed the keynote, here’s a recap of all the highlights you may have missed.<p>Android M<p>Kicking off the keynote, Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai announced that HBO Now is officially on the Play Store before bringing ‎VP of Engineering …

These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World's Only Superpower

Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas Jackson—Reuters<p>Lucas …

Visa applications show the incredible rise of immigrants’ Silicon Valley salaries

Though the impressive salaries for engineers in Silicon Valley have been widely reported, it’s tough getting reliable firm-by-firm data.<p>Here’s one workaround for that: Companies are required to publicly disclose salary offers when they file labor condition applications (LCAs) on behalf of highly …

The World's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Of 2015

For FORBES’ 12th annual Most Powerful Women list, we searched the world for exceptional icons who impact business, media, philanthropy, politics and more. All 100 women have the power to shape our world, but 18 stand out this year as entrepreneurs — the women who built their status from scratch.<p>Two …

Women Entrepreneurs

Game on: what happens to video startups that make millions on Kickstarter?

Crowdfunding has been quite literally a game changer for many video technology startups and small companies, for which the prospect of millions in seed money might otherwise be unimaginable. Sites such as Kickstarter and Indigogo have given small video game developers the chance to compete with …

University of Pennsylvania

Balance Work And Life Like Branson: Love What You Do

“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.”<p>It was a throwaway remark made to me by an entrepreneur during an interview, but its gentle sarcasm is lost when you realise that for a lot of new business owners it reflects reality.<p>It’s also the reason why …

Entrepreneurship

Here's what Australia's startup sector is expecting in the 2015 federal budget

DigtialBTC Executive Chairman Zhenya Tsvetnenko wants initiatives which improve startup cashflow.<p>The Government has started to make positive progress …