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13 Things Successful 'Mad Men' Characters Do (and You Should Too) | Inc.com

This column is about <i>Mad Men</i>, but you don't have to watch the show to understand it (well, at least most of it).<p>As the show returns for its final half-season (set in 1970), I'm convinced it should be required watching for entrepreneurs. That's because its main character isn't Don Draper, Joan …

Self-improvement

Internet of Things Relay For Home Automation Using Arduino (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists who enjoy making projects from home automation using different Arduino microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi mini PCs or …

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Venture Capital

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

Why Oil Could Be Facing A 20-Year Bear Market

In the past, the usual “oil crisis” was caused by self-serving news items of an oil shortage, causing soaring prices. Just 2-3 years ago, the fear mongers said that the world had “seen peak oil,” meaning that oil production would be on a long term decline and there would be big shortages. Instead, …

Stock Markets
Finance

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

Retirement

Here's How Much the Average American Spends per Year, by Income Level -- How Do You Compare?

Sometimes, we spend money without even thinking about the consequences. Photo: emdotvia Flickr.<p>On the whole, we have it good in America.<p>In 2012, Gallup published figures for the median household income in different countries around the world. While Gallup's findings don't jive perfectly with the …

Apple may have 'totally oversold' a key feature on the Apple Watch

On stage, CEO Tim Cook said, "As it turns out with every revolutionary product that Apple has created, a breakthrough in user interface was required."<p>He then rattled off the list of past Apple products that created new input methods: The mouse with the Mac, the scroll wheel with the iPod, and …

Smartwatches

This is the best explanation we've heard for why Docker has become such a hot startup

Less than two years after its founder Solomon Hykes awkwardly previewed his creation at the PyCon conference, the biggest names in tech were on their knees asking it to be their partner: Amazon, Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, etc.<p>Why? It was hard to explain. Literally.<p>Docker …

Docker

60 Rules For Personal Finance

Personal Finance

Insights from Warren Buffett's Letter to Shareholders

For the last few years, I’ve been enjoying reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. These letters are full of …

Investing

Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015

Bernard Meyerson<p>Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise …

Legendary Angel Investor Ron Conway Isn’t Looking At Your Idea, He’s Looking At You

With Demo Day fast approaching for the current batch of YC founders, we check in with legendary angel investor Ron Conway.<p>“No one, VC or angel, has invested in more of the top startups than Ron Conway,” Y Combinator founder Paul Graham recently wrote. “He knows what happened in every deal in the …

Startups

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound …

Big Data

The Emergence Of Small Town Angel Investing

Many have the impression that most angel investing happens in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. I’m here to tell you that angel investing is thriving in many other places across the country. Case in point: angels in so called “flyover states” without a tradition of venture capital or cities with …

Venture Capital

Sundar Pichai's Plan To Keep Google Almighty

If it works, do it again. And again.<p>That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google’s core business is slowing down.<p>In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with …

Sundar Pichai

The Three Biggest Reasons To Be Bullish On Tech Stocks, According To BlackRock

With Apple posting its best quarterly profit ever (and, not to mention, growing its market cap beyond the $700 billion mark), Facebook growing its revenue 49% year-over-year and the likes of Cisco and Qualcomm easily beating Wall Street’s expectations with their most recent earnings results — to …

Investing
Internet of Things

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Tesla

Opinion: Stocks are near a bubble, but don’t panic — yet

The U.S. stock market nowadays is not like it was in the late 1990s,when a limited set of technology and large-cap issues reached unprecedented …

Investing

TV white space will connect the internet of things

White spaces in the radio spectrum can now be used for anything from wireless flood defences to city-wide Wi-Fi. Services using the technology could …

Telecoms

The Hot Yet Little-Known Trend That'll Supercharge AI

When Andrew Ng trained Google's army of computers to identify cat videos using artificial intelligence, he hit a few snags.<p>Google's worldwide network …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital
Venture Capital

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft announced a bunch of new things yesterday.</b> The event at its Redmond HQ saw the company announce Windows 10, Microsoft HoloLens and updated Windows Phone software.<p><b>2. Google is planning on becoming a wireless carrier.</b> It wants to sell mobile phone packages directly to customers.<p><b>3. Uber</b> …

Diapers