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Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Rockwood Raises $1B In Capital Commitments For 10th Real Estate Fund

Rockwood Capital reached its capital funding goal for Fund X (its 10th real estate investment fund), raising $1.1 billion in capital commitments.<p>The Los Angeles-based investment firm closed its fund earlier this week having hit its hard cap, and will focus investment on U.S. office, residential, …

Accel names Luciana Lixandru as its newest partner

Accel, the VC firm that has been involved in some of the biggest deals in the most recent tech boom — startups backed include Facebook, Supercell, Dropbox, Deliveroo, Slack <i>and</i> Atlassian, Spotify, Flipkart and many more — has appointed a new partner, Luciana Lixandru.<p>Her rise at Accel — she was …

Startups

Thinking of starting your own business? Read these 3 books.

If you’re considering starting your own business, you’ve probably done a lot of research on the ins and outs of the process and the skills you’ll …

Small Business

Headset raises $2.5M for marijuana retail business data intelligence and analytics startup

As more states pass laws legalizing the sale of cannabis, new retail stores are generating revenue. Just like any business, being able to track and …

Indiegogo Wants To Reclaim Its Momentum With A Renewed Focus On Entrepreneurs

CEO David Mandelbrot spoke with Fast Company about what the platform is doing to stand out from the crowdfunding crowd.<p>Kickstarter is for creative projects. CrowdRise (acquired last week by GoFundMe) is for nonprofit fundraising. And Indiegogo is for… well, exactly what <i>does</i> differentiate Indiegogo …

2 Deadly Mistakes That Are Killing Your Profit

Are these mistakes causing your business to stagnate?<p>Have you noticed that your business has stagnated? Maybe you have a boutique that has a few loyal customers, but rarely gets new foot traffic. Perhaps your e-commerce site numbers haven't gone up in months. Maybe it's sales, maybe it's excuses, …

The best advice 'Shark Tank' investors have given entrepreneurs

The reality show "Shark Tank" has been helping entrepreneurs live the American dream since its 2009 debut.<p>Now in its eighth season, the self-made sharks have invested more than $66 million — as of season six — of their own funds to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.<p>Each week, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Tips on Generating Buzz for Your Business, According to a PR Expert for Startups

Here are some of the best ways to get people talking about your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clarity PR -- a London-based firm that represents over 100 startups in industries ranging from consumer retail to fintech -- focuses exclusively on implementing …

3 simple ways to backlight your model and make your portraits pop

When creating studio portraits, it’s good to make the subject stand out from the background. Most photographers know this, but many still make the …

Photography

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Add these seven routines to your night to set yourself up for success.<p>How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year my company scaled …

Dow off 3rd day in row; 20,000 fades from view

NEW YORK — Investor skittishness over coming policies under soon-to-be-president Donald Trump just days before his inauguration put stocks in the red Tuesday and pushed the Dow down for a third straight session.<p>Also haunting the market was another weak day for bank stocks, a sector that had …

Letgo raises $175 million for its used goods marketplace

With a pitch for its users to just let go of the things they no longer need, the online used goods marketplace letgo has managed to grab on to $175 million in new financing.<p>Since its launch in 2015, the would-be Craigslist killer has raised at least $325 million to tackle the U.S. market.<p>It’s been …

Venture Capital

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into …

The End Of User-Friendly Design

As emotive, verbal AI colonizes our world, “user-friendly” doesn’t mean what it once did.<p>There’s a new sub-genre of ghost stories out there today–one where the antagonist isn’t quite human. You can find these tales on user forums for many voice assistants: One user reports he and his wife heard …

These Mysterious Light Pillars Are Ridiculously Stunning and Magical

"It looked like someone from Star Trek was trying to beam people up."<p>Usually when your kid wakes you up at 1:30 a.m. all you want tell them to do is <i>please</i> go back to sleep. But Timothy Joseph Elzinga, of North Bay, Ontario, was happy that his two-year-old son Gibson woke him up crying the other …

Physicists Can Now Predict The Exact Moment Quantum Systems Will Fail

It's inevitable.<p>For the first time, physicists have been able to accurately predict the future of quantum systems, specifically, the moment they'll …

Green glow from ancient galaxies surprises scientists

GRAPEVINE, Texas — The galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies.<p>"It’s a very distinctive, …

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound<p>Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more …

IQ

Venezuela releases new banknotes in bid to ease cash crisis

Venezuela released larger denomination banknotes as the country grapples with heavy inflation. President Nicolas Maduro set out last month to rid …

Associated Press News

What is Davos? 5 things to know about the World Economic Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland — The temperature will be a frigid 14 degrees when 3,000 of the world's elite descend on this frumpy ski town 5,120 feet above sea level in the Swiss Alps on Monday. There's no chi-chi Prada store or glamorous spa. And few of the monarchs, CEOs or heads of state who show up will …

60 female entrepreneurs sought for Going for Growth initiative

Going for Growth describes itself as a unique programme of peer support focused on growth to women owner-managers, regardless of sector.More than 450 …

Tech leaders question the need for more funding for business incubators

In its next budget, the Canadian federal government is expected to increase funding for startup incubators and accelerators – organizations that provide resources and advice to help young companies grow. Yet the head of an organization that represents startup accelerators and incubators says …

Startups

Business Experts Reveal Technologies That Supercharge Business Growth

• 43shares<p>Technology: great for consumers, but great for growing a business? Recently, a bunch of experts from The Silicon Roundabout chimed in on how …