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10 of the Most Successful African-American Entrepreneurs

From Oprah Winfrey to Daymond John, celebrate the accomplishments of some of the nation's most prominent black founders.<p>Many of today’s most influential business founders are of African-American heritage. In observance of Black History Month, <i>Entrepreneur</i> is celebrating the drive, accomplishments …

Notorious B.I.G.

The Hidden First Step of Negotiation? Don't Lose Your Sense of Humor.

Advertising Week President Mari Kim Novak explains how to fight for what is important to you.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what</i> …

Leadership

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

12 Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) Trends That Will Become Mainstream In 2018

In November, in a dive into what is driving enterprise interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) we found that, for the moment at least, enterprises …

Internet of Things

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New "20% Qualified Business Income Deduction"

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

Want To Know What Your Coworkers Really Think About You? Ask These 2 Questions

A simple "presence audit" will tell you what your team thinks of you.<p>As a leader, it can be hard to get an honest pulse on what your team thinks about you.<p>On the one hand, employees (often rightfully) believe that telling you about your negative traits will impact their career. While on the other …

Want to Be an Unforgettable Leader? Practice this 1 Skill

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Our brains can get lazy by age 25 — but people can counteract it with a habit Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett all have

They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And it's true — hobbies make you more interesting and fun to be around and keep your body and brain rested and renewed.<p>But your activity of choice also makes you better at business by improving essential skills like memory, creative thinking, and …

Self-improvement

The 1 Public Speaking Skill You Can Learn From Microsoft's Best Presenter

PowerPoint shouldn't drive a presentation; PowerPoint should complement a story.<p>Microsoft vice president Panos Panay oversees the company's hardware products, from Surface to Xbox. After his keynotes and product demonstrations, audience members often post positive feedback on Twitter about the …

10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

Self-improvement

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time

Time is money, and just by showing up on time for meetings you'll save thousands of dollars a minute for your business and clients.<p>It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't …

Richard Branson

How to Start an LLC in 7 Easy Steps

If you are interested in learning how to form an LLC, this article will provide you with details about this business form and the process of forming …

Small Business

Mark Cuban Shares His Views on the Things Bad Leaders Do that Great Ones Don't

Are you a great leader by Mark Cuban's standards? Read what he says about leadership and decide for yourself.<p>Mark Cuban sold his first company for six million dollars and his second for six billion. He cashed out his Yahoo stock for another two billion just weeks before the market crashed. He owns …

Business Strategy

Amazon just made a huge change to its $12 billion cloud computing juggernaut

No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers. Now, developers could pay Amazon by the hour to access exactly the amount of supercomputing power they needed. It totally changed the economics of building software, making it possible for a new breed of companies like …

Cloud Computing

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

Climate Change

Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.<p>Facebook …

Internet

Inside the daily routine of 87-year-old Warren Buffett, who loves McDonald's, spends 80% of his workday reading, and unwinds by playing the ukulele

Warren Buffett turned 87 Wednesday.<p>By now, it's probably safe to say Berkshire Hathaway chairman, who's said he has the diet of a 6-year-old and has no interest in getting to work before dawn, has settled on his optimal daily routine.<p>So what does an average day look like for Buffett, who Forbes …

Warren Buffett

Hedge funds are cashing in on bitcoin mania — there are now more than 50 dedicated to cryptocurrencies

Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, are powered by distributed ledger technology and are not controlled by a centralized authority. The market for such currencies has exploded with over 800 coins on the market with a combined marketcap of $166 billion.<p>Autonomous NEXT, a fintech analytics firm, …

Cryptocurrency

3 life lessons you can learn from Warren Buffett, who turns 87 today

Legendary investor Warren Buffett, who's worth more than $77 billion according to Forbes, celebrates his 87th birthday today.<p>The Berkshire Hathaway …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.<p>Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent …

Tesla

How Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Other Successful People Start Their Day

Whether it’s going to the gym, reading the paper, or enjoying a cup of coffee, most of us have things in our morning routine that we rarely …

Google and Walmart are joining forces to take on Amazon

Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on Amazon's Prime shipping service.<p>Starting in September, Google's commerce platform, Google Express, will count America's largest retailer among its list of vendors, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Customers will be able to place orders with Walmart at …

eCommerce

A patent that helped Amazon take over online commerce is about to expire

If you’ve bought anything on the internet with one click in the past 20 years, it was probably either on Amazon.com or a platform that pays Amazon a lot of money to license its patented and trademarked “1-Click” technology.<p>Apple, for example, announced in 2000 that it was licensing the technology …

Barnes & Noble

How To Become A Machine Learning Engineer: Learning Path

We will walk you through all the aspects of machine learning from simple linear regressions to the latest neural networks, and you will learn not …

Machine Learning

Become a Millionaire With These 7 Habits

These seven habits will help you earn a lot of money and achieve financial independence.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Brian Tracy’s book</i> Million Dollar Habits<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>You must develop seven key habits for business success. The absence of any …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …