Imran Shafi

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How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Amazing Coffee Shops Around the World

The planet's best places for a pick-me-up.<p>Traveling means jet lag and jet lag means coffee (at least for many of us caffeine addicts). Luckily, you …

Coffee

Vibrant Fashion Photography by Jake Hicks

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Jake Hicks</b> is a talented freelance photographer currently based in London, UK. Jake shoots a lot …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Cyndi Lauper

Amazon Web Services and Google tout support for users of Microsoft’s products

What a wonderful new world it is! Or does this mean war?<p>Today both Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services put up blog posts outlining how they …

Amazon Web Services

9 Cloud Skills IT Pros Need Now

The rise of cloud computing has been a game-changer for not only businesses, but also IT pros looking to stay relevant. Here are 9 must-have skills …

Business Technology

5 Ways to Make Your Ecommerce Business Stand Out

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Standing out as an ecommerce business can be tough. Today, online retailers abound in practically every niche, and many have gotten their distribution and shipping down to a science.<p>What's more, your competitive edge has to be a sharp …

eCommerce

How Mental Illness Can Lead to Overspending and Poverty

A "frictionless" cash system is creating the perfect shitstorm for people with money trouble. It's making people ill—and it's making ill people poorer.<p>Illustration by Marta Parszeniew<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's never been easier to spend money. You may never touch hard cash before …

Mental Health

Cloud computing - Is it really the future?

There’s a lot of rumbling if whether cloud computing is really the future? We tackle all the angles below.<p>Cloud computing is one hot topic that just …

Cloud Computing

11 best men’s fragrances for summer

Can you sense it? The onset of summer? The lumbering approach of sweaty commutes, longing looks out of the office window and maybe, just maybe, a …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data

This is the only screen protector you should buy for your iPhone

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Anker Most people don't need a screen protector. While anything can be scuffed if you try hard enough, the Gorilla Glass or analogous …

Screen Protector

4 Websites to Help Quit Your Job and Start a Business

Are you feeling trapped by a hum-drum job that leaves you unsatisfied and short of cash at the end of each month? Do you love solving problems, being …

Small Business

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

Entrepreneur and Marketer, Co-founder of Web Profits<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates …

Small Business

AP Investigation: How con man used China to launder millions

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — Gilbert Chikli was rolling in money, stolen from some of the world's biggest corporations. His targets: Accenture. Disney. American Express. In less than two years, he made off with at least 6.1 million euros from France alone.<p>But he had a problem. He couldn't spend the money. …

Corruption

6 Suit Mistakes to Avoid

Cut out these simple errors to take your dressed up look to the next level.

Men's Fashion

How to earn your first million, in 7 steps

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>Do you remember hearing your family talk about money as a child?<p>Growing up on welfare in New York City, I remember …

Self-improvement

A Top Sales Executive's Formula for Lasting Success: 10 Tips | Inc.com

Without sales you have no business. And that means without great salespeople you have no business.<p>Want to make your sales team more effective? (Of course you do.)<p>Here's a guest post from Lynne Zaledonis, a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce who helps drive product marketing and …

Customers

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities | Inc.com

<b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. Against huge odds, smart young people flock to Silicon Valley and other hubs to find the next billion-dollar unicorn.<p>I'm 34 years old, …

Business Strategy

18 amazing facts you probably didn't know about Microsoft

From its origins as a super-hot startup in the 1970s to taking over the world in the 1990s to its current reinvention under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has a long and storied history right alongside the PC itself.<p>But how much do you really know about Microsoft?<p>Here are 18 things you probably never …

Bill Gates

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

Cloud Computing

New "Passive Wi-Fi" Could Drastically Cut Power Needs For Connected Devices

Electrical engineers at the University of Washington have come up with a new type of Wi-Fi hardware that uses 10,000 times less power than existing …

Wi-Fi

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Howard Schultz About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

It's Not Just Leo: A List of Revered Actors & Directors Who Never Won an Oscar

From Robert Downey Jr. to Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and more.<p>The upcoming 88th Academy Awards ceremony is facing both anticipated praise and severe criticism from figures and fans of the film industry. Nearing the date the Oscars have consistently remained among headlines around us, whether by Spike …

Quantum Algorithms and Their Discontents

I recently read Seth Lloyd's <i>A Turing Test for Free Will</i> -- conveniently related to the subject of the blog's last piece, and absolutely engrossing. It's short, yet it makes a wonderful nuance in the debate over determinism, arguing that predictable functions can still have unpredictable outcomes, …

Quantum Computing

5 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re Burnt Out

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Small Business

Who. What. How. Three Secrets Investment Bankers Wish Every Startup Knew

Many entrepreneurs fail to consider what investment bankers can do to help them raise money. Let’s look at investment bankers — who they are, what …

Venture Capital

The aristocrat who inspired Fleming's James Bond – and a £500,000 row over his islands

Residents in the Outer Hebrides battle for islands owned by the estate of a dashing Scottish laird on whom Bond's character was loosely based<p>A dashing Scottish aristocrat who spoke several languages and had a penchant for wooing beautiful women, there were obvious parallels between Count Robin de …

James Bond