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This 'Shark Tank' Alum Believes He'll Sell Millions of Hands-Free Umbrellas | Inc.com

"You could put 10 MIT engineers in a room, give them a year, and they wouldn't beat this," says Alan Kaufman, an entrepreneur based in Newton, Massachusetts.<p>The "this" he's talking about is his hands-free, wind-resistant umbrella, the Nubrella, with which he has been trying to make a splash in the …

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Why Disobedient Children Make Great Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are boundary pushers. Sometimes, in the opinion of government officials, they are lawbreakers. But they are probably doing what they've always done--going back to their childhoods.<p>"It turns out there are plenty of benefits to a little bit of naughtiness or disobedience," writes Lauren …

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Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.<p>Imagine you have to deliver a presentation tomorrow. There's no time for research. You know the topic well and you have an outline.<p>Don't worry. You can still …

6 Little Words That Are Blocking Your Success | Inc.com

A quarter of a million people read this article about finding success. Hundreds of thousands of others read this one--and this one, too. It's admirable how much we're all seeking to improve ourselves.<p>There's good advice in those articles if I do say so myself. But, there's something else that's …

Want to Lead a Truly Exceptional Life? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do These Things | Inc.com

<b>You might also check out these posts:</b><p>Jesse Itzler is an entrepreneur several times over, most notably with Marquis Jet, which he sold to Berkshire Hathaway, and Zico coconut water, which he sold to Coca-Cola. He's also an extreme distance runner with a 100-mile race to his credit and the husband of …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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Why Amazon And Google Fail

This week, the <i>New York Times</i> “revealed” that work-life for employees at Amazon is not one full of rainbows and unicorns. The article claimed that the organizational culture is so tough that employees frequently cry. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos responded by saying that he doesn’t recognize the picture …

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3 Ways to Get Your Product to Go Viral | Inc.com

It's amazing to see how many average or low-quality products get attention. Things like the Snuggie, Pet Rock, and Rebecca Black's song "Friday" are great examples. And when we look at why this is, at first glance it seems completely random. But when we look closely, we'll notice that there are …

How Not to Name Your Startup, and What You Can Learn from My Mistake | Inc.com

Just over a year ago our team made a last minute pivot from a prior venture onto a new idea -- an anonymous matchmaking platform for passive job seekers -- those already employed but open to exploring the right opportunities.<p>Almost instantly, it was clear that people loved the name as much as the …

Pluto mission: NASA's New Horizons 'phones home' after blackout

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> NASA has re-established contact with its New Horizons spacecraft after a planned communications blackout as the probe completes humankind's first flyby of Pluto.<p>Mission managers who were packed into the New Horizons "mission control" room anxiously waiting to hear from the …

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28 Common Phrases You Shouldn't Use At Work | Inc.com

I am continuously fascinated by what comes out of people's mouths in the workplace. Many don’t realize that the smallest of sentences can be a real tell about what is going on inside their brains. Some things people say give away a poor attitude, insecurity, or even incompetency. In this day of …

Techies, this is your chance. Flipkart is looking for talent across the globe

Newly appointed Chief Product Officer ofFlipkart,Punit Soni, is on a mission. He wants India’s largest e-Commerce player to become global tech …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

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Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

The race to put a self-driving car on the road is in full swing with BMW, Tesla, Apple, and Google all vying to be the first.<p>But ultimately, it may …

Be Penny Wise With Credit Cards

Credit cardis a very tempting financial instrument. It’s in your wallet all the time and gives you the power to spend without actually havingmoney. …

This App Teaches You How To Play Almost Any Song You Can Find Online And It's Awesome

I tried teaching myself some chords on the guitar, but it turns out that you need big, strong hands to press down on the strings hard enough to make music.<p>My hands are neither big, nor are they strong.<p>So instead I picked up the ukulele, and, using YouTube, taught myself how to play.<p>The problem is, …

Use this jargon to describe your startup—and you’re sure to annoy journalists

As tech journalists, our job is to decipher the lingo that startup entrepreneurs love to throw around at events like SXSW.<p>In an effort to help entrepreneurs craft a more compelling pitch, I’ve compiled a short list of the jargon that most irked top tech journalists covering this year’s festival. …

Midstage startups are the best option for new graduates

<i>This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Hunter Walk here.</i><p>If you’re graduating this spring and starting a career in tech, I’ve got one piece of advice: go work at a midstage startup (I’ll define that as B/C rounds of financing— i.e. Twilio, Stripe, Airbnb, Warby). Here’s why:<p><b>1.</b> …