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You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role

It’s no secret that organizations have been increasingly turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision making across business processes—from research and design to supply chain and risk management.<p>Along the way, there’s been plenty of literature and executive …

Data Warehousing

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

How much of the world's wealth is hidden offshore?

<b>Would you like to pay less tax? Make a sandwich: specifically, a "double Irish, Dutch sandwich".</b><p>Suppose you're American. You set up a company in Bermuda and sell it your intellectual property. It then sets up a subsidiary in Ireland.<p>Now, set up another company in Ireland: it bills your European …

Finance

How Big Data and Analytics Are Helping Us Unlock Opportunity in the Most Unlikely Places

Even the highly unlikely can become a sure bet.<p>In <i>The One Percent Doctrine</i>, veteran journalist Ron Suskind described how former Vice President Dick Cheney, when told that a unlikely but dire threat had merely a one percent chance of happening, argued that, in terms of response, it should be treated …

Black Swans

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Employment

Sorry But Successful People Don't Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Having an idea is so close to nothing that nobody who has actually done anything cares about your idea.<p>Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas, ideas, ideas.<p>Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers …

Entrepreneurship

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon - Here’s How

At <b>Etsy</b>, COO <b>Linda Kozlowski</b> spearheaded international expansion, unified and started growing its marketing plans, began redefining the company’s …

Leadership

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …

This CV landed me interviews at Google and more than 20 top startups

During my senior year of college, I decided that I wasn't going to become another boomerang kid that moved back home, jobless and with no plan for …

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Nate Silver

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150,000 a Month by Helping You Sell Online

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

The Ugly Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

I’m here to give it to you straight friends: the gritty truth about being an entrepreneur.<p>Many individuals would gladly sacrifice the 9–5 grind for a …

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Forget 'Shark Tank': Why Buying a Small Business Is Better Than Starting One

Reality shows glamorize startups, but for most entrepreneurs, the smarter move is to buy an existing business and grow it into something bigger and better.<p>Reality shows like Shark Tank glamorize startups. But the reality of starting a new business is a different story. For most entrepreneurs, the …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

17 Signs You'll Be Running Your Own Business By 2017

It's only a matter of time before you ditch your day job and pursue the ultimate dream of working for yourself. Are you truly ready to make the leap? Here's how you'll know.<p>There are plenty of would-be entrepreneurs (myself included!) who've tried to convince ourselves that we feel happy and …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably screwed.<p>And if we continued at …

Marketing

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than an Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

Self-improvement

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

Science Has Found Why Freddie Mercury Was Such an Incredible Singer

As if you needed more proof.<p>Just listen to Freddie Mercury's isolated vocals from Queen's "We Are the Champions". That range, the theatrics, that yell— it's all so powerful and somehow still soft and beautiful, and he sustains that damn note long after anyone else would have collapsed with …

Freddie Mercury

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Employment

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Entrepreneurship

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and habits. Statistically, you …

eLearning

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Should happiness, more than GDP, define a nation's success?