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53 Memes You Should Send To Your Parents Right Now

*phone rings* "I was just calling to let you know I texted you".

8 Things Every Business Startup Needs to Know

The startup phase of your new business is likely the most exciting and exasperating time you'll experience over the life of your new enterprise. …

Tencent-backed Practo takes a leaf out of WeChat’s playbook

Shashank ND, founder and CEO of Practo. Photo credit: Practo.Shashank ND, founder and CEO of India’s leading healthcare startup, Practo, makes no …

5 rising startups in India – April 4, 2017

Photo credit: Pixabay.In 2015, we would have a handful of startups announcing funding from VCs and angel investors almost everyday. This year, it’s …

Billion-Dollar Unicorns: Airbnb Is In No Rush To IPO

Earlier this month, Snap (NYSE:SNAP) became among the first few Billion-Dollar Unicorns to go public this year. Many anticipated that its successful …

Venture Capital

I Visited Cuba Earlier This Year. Here's What I Learned From Its Entrepreneurs

Powerful business lessons from Cuban entrepreneurs enduring tough times<p>I first visited Cuba in the year 2001. At the time, economic conditions on the island were difficult, to say the least. The communist government had a state-owned monopoly on everything from land and housing to business in every …

25 Entrepreneurs Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

When in doubt, trust your gut.<p>If you decide to make the leap and launch a business, the people in your life -- from family and friends to investors -- will all have opinions that they will gladly share with you, sometimes whether you ask them to or not.<p>The fact of the matter is, you can take in all …

Business School Lecture Notes: Thoughts for Disruptive Technology Entrepreneurs

What follows are notes for a business school lecture on entrepreneurship in today’s technologically driven world. Enjoy!<p>Where will the next iPhone …

10 Success lessons from Marc Andreessen – “Legend of Silicon Valley” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share268<p>+14<p>Shares 296<p>Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc …

What makes a great entrepreneur? Listen to the experts

<b>Q: What makes someone a great entrepreneur?</b><p><b>A</b>: This is a question I wonder about a lot, and in fact, you could say it is the question underlying this column.<p>I am happy to report that this week, we have some great answers.<p>I was fortunate enough to get to meet some of the best entrepreneurs on the …

The habits 15 startup founders use to get things done

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

Founders Have to Choose Between Growth—and Keeping Control

Research shows that a startup’s valuation takes a big hit when a founder stays at the helm<p>To a founder, maintaining control of a startup might be a good boost for the ego. But it often comes at a price: a lower valuation for the company.<p>That’s the conclusion of a recent study by Noam Wasserman, …

10 Success lessons from Richard Branson – “Self-made Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share51<p>Tweet<p>Share273<p>+15<p>Shares 329<p>Richard Branson went from being a dyslexic kid who performed badly in school to a British business magnate with a …

Entrepreneurship

‘I wanted to hit a nerve’: How one entrepreneur exposed Silicon Valley’s anxieties

“Most CEOs I know are deeply depressed, often,” Sunil Rajaraman says on Recode Decode.<p>Sunil Rajaraman didn’t plan to go viral. After texting back and forth with a friend about Silicon Valley stereotypes in August, he hastily formed them into a blog post called “This Is Your Life in Silicon Valley,” …

10 Success lessons from Jack Ma – “Wealthiest Man in Asia” for entrepreneurs

Share54<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 93<p>Jack Ma, a short, lean man in his early fifties who came across a computer when he was 31, went on to build the most …

Entrepreneurship

Nonfiction Book Review: Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings by James Crawford. Picador, $35 (640p) ISBN 978-1-250-11829-5

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings<p>James Crawford. Picador, $35 (640p) ISBN 978-1-250-11829-5<p>This well-researched and …

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Is learning the most important thing when managing projects?

I have dedicated a lot of time (and effort) looking into what makes Lean startup interesting and popular for many people and companies and what’s …

A Refresh of the Lean Startup Methodology

Eight years ago, Eric Ries introduced the world to The Lean Startup methodology. Since then, hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators …