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32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

This 24-year-old made $345,000 in 2 months by beating Kickstarters to market

Less than a month after starting a business, a 24-year-old entrepreneur CNBC has agreed to call "Jack" wired $70,000 to a factory in Shenzhen, China, …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

AppSumo

TL;DR<p>Blueprints of 10 Shopify stores that 10x ROI<p>Sumo’s Top 10 eCommerce marketing strategies<p>Shopify and WooCommerce business growth resources<p>Invite …

The 20 best business books of 2016

We've got your back. Below, we've rounded up the best reads out there focusing on entrepreneurship, negotiation, and more. There's everything from the story of two psychologists who rocked economists' world to a guide to making a career change from a former Googler.<p>It's the perfect list to choose …

Self-improvement

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

A Millionaire Entrepreneur Shares How to Be Happy (and It's Not by Making Lots of Money)

Many founders dream of getting wealthy and finding happiness. Millionaire Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson what you should really focus on<p>Podcasts to me, like for millions of people, have become an amazing staple this year. Forget TV: Podcasts are my episodic content. Tara Gentile's</i> …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

'Most VCs are full of sh*t:' meet the anti-venture capitalist with more than 1,600 startups

Dave McClure doesn't like venture capitalists. "Most VCs don't work that hard," he says. "They think they're great stock-pickers. They're all full of …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Forget grit, IQ, and culture fit. VCs say this is what it takes to succeed at a startup

When founders are asked what it takes to succeed at a startup, many provide this well-worn answer: “learn to be comfortable with ambiguity”—an equally frustrating and ambiguous response.<p>At a recent event in New York (“Start @ a startup“) co-hosted by Sequoia Capital and Business Today, a handful of …

Sheryl Sandberg

12 tricks to stay awake and alert without coffee

Which is why it's tempting to down a cup (or two, or three) when you're nodding off at work, or when you wake up in the morning feeling not quite refreshed.<p>Unfortunately, consuming large quantities of caffeine comes with risks.<p>What constitutes large quantities depends on the individual, but in …

Wellness

A Dozen Things You can Learn by Reading “The Success Equation” by Michael Mauboussin

Asking me to select my favorite book written by Michael Mauboussin is like asking me to pick my favorite child. I love them all the same. But if I …

Want to increase the office productivity? Don't have an office!

Exactly six years ago, we did an internal survey in our company with the goal of finding out the preferred place to work for each individual when it came to doing an important job efficiently.<p>The results were surprising and definitive: None of the 34 members of our team chose the office.<p>“The most …

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

How Demo Days Can Kill Startups

Fans of HBO’s <i>Silicon Valley</i> should be familiar with a recent plot that the show developed for the first half of the currently airing Season 3: our …

How 2 Reebok Execs Rebooted to Launch a Shoe Startup

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Marcus Wilson and Michael Schaeffer had big careers in the athletic shoe business: Schaeffer was Reebok’s global creative director, and Wilson was its head of brand strategy. But two years ago, they jumped to the opposite end of …

Startups

This startup has raised $8 million to be the Netflix of luxury watches

Two-year-old startup Eleven James has made that idea a reality. Founded by ex-NetJets exec Randy Brandoff, the company basically operates like Netflix used to, back when its primary business was sending you DVDs via snail mail.<p>After filling out your profile, you select a membership plan, and then …

Luxury Lifestyle

3 Moments When You'll Want To Quit Your Startup

<i>This article was written by Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO of PolicyGenius.</i><p>"Unicorn" is the phrase of the day in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, or anywhere in between where you choose to launch your startup. Everyone wants to be a billion-dollar company, to be the envy of investors who took a pass, …

How Startups Can Bounce Back After a Failed First Launch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How can you bounce back after you didn't get as much traction as needed?</b><p><b>A:</b> In the late 90’s, I oversaw product development for a startup called Sendwine.com. As the name implies, the company focused on wine delivery by mail. We weren’t …

Entrepreneurship

Japanese entrepreneurs face a special challenge: the ‘wife block’

TOKYO — Entrepreneurs everywhere face challenges, like persuading investors to believe in them enough to give them a pile of cash, or working out the practical steps of turning their great idea into reality.<p>But in Japan, budding entrepreneurs face two additional challenges, known here as “wife …

Simple Habit is an app to squeeze mindfulness into your busy day

The stress of running a startup guided founder Yunha Kim to her next idea: a mindfulness app called Simple Habit, offering audio meditations as short as five-minutes so that busy people can squeeze a little tranquility into their day.<p>Kim, who sold her prior startup — an Android lock screen app …

Mindfulness

Brain training games don’t boost IQ. Here’s what does.

An experiment boosted IQ by 5 points in just one hour. It’s bullshit — and that’s the point.<p>Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all become a little smarter?<p>The world would be better off for it. Smarter people live longer and enjoy greater well-being across their lifetimes, psychologists have found. …

It’s time for startups to grow up and get a business model

There’s more venture capital money sloshing around than ever, but it’s the hardest time in years to raise a startup’s seed round. Anand Sanwal, the founder of business intelligence firm CB Insights, said the number of first-time startup financing rounds has fallen 20% since 2015.<p>Big venture capital …

Why does Mark Zuckerberg tape the camera and mic of his MacBook?

Does Mark Zuckerberg know something about online spying operations that we don’t? Is he just showing the appropriate amount of paranoia that suits …

Richard Branson; Mindset Strength or Business Strategy?

How did Richard Branson do it? Or Chris Gardner, portrayed in the Pursuit of Happiness, for that matter?<p>It is well known that mindset accounts for 80% of success whilst only 20% is based on strategy. So what does that mean for you? No matter whether you are currently making 5k, 10k, or even 100k a …

We will soon ‘pay others to live our lives’ – and it’s not such a bad thing

<i>Disclosure: The author is the founder and CEO of private investment group and venture capital firm Venturecraft Holdings.</i><p>Life in the future will be …

What Would You Do If You Could Enhance Your Brain?

Modern science can enhance your alertness, athletic performance, sex drive, health—and even your mind.<p>“Cognitive enhancement” drugs, also known as …