Jacob Chacko

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? 5 Ways This Question Applies to Starting Your Own Business.

Sometimes when the going gets tough, it's time to get going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since officially starting my business at the beginning of 2015, I faced my first “should I stay or should I go” decision last month. I had been working with this particular …

Why Small Business Should Be Paying Attention to Artificial Intelligence

As customers become accustomed to AI-powered solutions, they'll expect the same from their local businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of business. No longer a futuristic concept, its impact is real. From tech …

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it …

Improve Your Analytics Skills With These 9 Tips

Looking for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution? A resolution that will help your career? A resolution you can keep? Resolve to become a better analyst in 2017.<p>How can you become better at your work? You know the old standbys like attending a class, taking on a challenging project, and networking …

Data Science

Nick Cannon: Planned Parenthood founded to ‘exterminate the Negro race’

In an interview posted to YouTube with DJ Vlad, rapper Nick Cannon continued his criticism of Planned Parenthood, saying the organization was created so that founder Margaret Sanger could “exterminate the Negro race.”<p>Cannon says in the interview that he is not anti-abortion — and that his mother …

9 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

How the Nintendo Zapper Light Gun Actually Works

It’s an age-old question: what exactly was going on when you laid waste to cartoon ducks with the Nintendo Zapper? The 8-Bit Guy is here to …

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+15<p>Shares 79<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Let Negative People Kill Your Flow

A new year is coming! A new year is a fresh start. A new year gives us a great opportunity to stop and look at what we have and what we want — in our careers, our lives and our relationships.<p>You get to decide who to include in your circle. Most of us have people in our lives who lift us up and …

The best free online business courses starting in January

Why do so many speeches fall flat? Blame poor delivery for one. Who wants to hear a speaker trip over every line or drone on without making a point?<p>Let's face it: public speaking is an exercise in respecting the audience's time and IQ, not to mention the spirit of the gathering. While passion and …

Ten Things Every Job-Seeker Should Be Doing On LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a job-seeker’s best friend – but only if a job-seeker uses LinkedIn’s features to their advantage!<p>I hear from battalions of job-seekers who are under the mistaken impression that simply creating a LinkedIn profile will get them a great job. That’s false!<p>LinkedIn is like a Swiss army …

Employment

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

Apps

18 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing some of those learnable behaviors. We rounded up 11 intriguing ones below.<p>You'll notice that none of …

7 great planners that will help you stay organized in 2017

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Etsy<p>We are just days away from a new year, and if you want to start off 2017 on the right foot, we recommend investing in a planner.<p>They're a …

Rabbi Boteach: Obama Has Had 8 Years of Unremitting Hostility Towards Israel

After the U.S. abstained from the United Nations vote condemning Israeli settlements, there have been mounting allegations that the Obama administration actually had a role in advancing the resolution through the U.N. “The Israel Warrior” author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach weighed in on the future of …

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Black Lives Matter Singer Kneels to Perform Anthem at Basketball Game; This Man's Response is Perfect

Denasia Lawrence stepped out on a Miami basketball court to do what some people only dream of…sing the national anthem at a professional sports event.<p>…

Over 90% of Americans Make This 401(k) Mistake

We all know that participating in a company-sponsored 401(k) can be instrumental in saving for retirement. Not only that, but we're encouraged to max out our contributions year after year to take advantage of compounding and grow our nest eggs in time for retirement. But while saving as much as …

Democratic Senate leader slams Kerry’s Israel speech: He ‘emboldened extremists’

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called out Secretary of State John Kerry for his Middle East peace speech, which blasted Israel, Wednesday, arguing the message made matters worse by “emboldening” Israelis and Palestinians.<p>“While Secretary Kerry mentioned Gaza in his speech, …

Marco Rubio responds to John Kerry’s anti-Israel speech with pro-Israel message about the future

During a speech regarding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, in which the UN voted to make Israeli settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem “a flagrant violation under international law,” Secretary of State John Kerry had harsh words for Israel that some would say is far …

Obama aide: Israel accusing US of being behind UN resolution is a ‘distraction’

Though Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., has pledged to share “clear evidence” the U.S. was behind last week’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which bars the Jewish state from establishing settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians, one of President …

Congress already moving to slash U.N. funding — and it’s not stopping there

In the wake of the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, which the United States abstained from vetoing, some members of Congress are already acting upon their promises to cut funding from the international body.<p>And according to a new report from the Washington …

John Kerry brutalized on social media over ‘lecture’ to Israel

Secretary of State John Kerry sharply criticized Israel in a speech characterized as a “lecture” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he got much worse criticism from social media users who excoriated his tirade:<p>https://twitter.com/ScottInSC/status/814159423702700034<p>This is a parody …

Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu responds to John Kerry and the outgoing Obama administration in fiery speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday after Kerry said a two-state solution to the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians “is now in serious jeopardy.”<p>Netanyahu’s remarks come at a time of heightened tensions between the …