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Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

Research Confirms These 3 Things Are What Builds World-Class Teams

Are you missing out by forgetting these 3 things?<p>What does it take to build a world-class team?<p>Not just in business, but in every aspect of our lives? New York Times Bestselling Author, Daniel Coyle, went on a multi-year journey to get to the bottom of this question. He studied the U.S Navy Seals, …

Introducing C.A.R.E. – a simple framework for user onboarding

A well considered and well maintained onboarding funnel will grow your business. A leaky one could kill it.In software, when you think of …

16 X-Rated "Black Panther" Tweets About M'Baku That Will Make You Say "Same"

Is anyone else M'Baku moist?

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Why I like to fund entrepreneurs with (a little) big-company experience

Simple initiatives that might take a week at a startup, like implementing a new CRM, could literally take all year at a large company. This is one reason so many entrepreneurs find it hard to work within a massive organization. But even if the thought of cubicle life makes you want to cry, I …

Entrepreneurship

My Career in Silicon Valley Taught Me the Futility of 80-Hour Work Weeks

The much-maligned 40-hour work week is actually a pretty good way to work for the long term.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let me say up front that from experience, if I had to choose, I believe a 30-hour work week is more effective than a long work week. I’ve lived …

Silicon Valley

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

30 Self-Reflection Questions That Will Make You Reevaluate Your Life

As each month flies by and we ask ourselves, "What have I been doing with my life?," we're struck with a little panic. But the passing of time doesn't have to scare us if we check in with ourselves regularly.<p>Self-reflection is vital for self-improvement. By acknowledging your concerns, needs, and …

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes

Oops! Even the most experienced entrepreneurs make mistakes when pitching investors. Amy Errett (CEO and Founder of Madison Reed) and Matt Fiedler (CEO and co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please) share the lessons from their mistakes.<p>Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 29 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 31 of those questions.<p><i>Jacquelyn Smith, Alison Griswold, and Vivian Giang</i> …

15 tips and tricks to close more deals and make tons of money in 2017

Selling is a tough job.<p>But there are certain things you can do to improve your salesmanship.<p>We sifted through a number of different sales-related surveys and reports to come up with the 15 things every salesperson should do to up their game in 2017.

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18 Trends to Look for in 2017

Here's what a handful of executives and analysts see in their crystal balls.<p>Predicting the future is hardly a precise science, but identifying macro trends and developments can be done by paying close attention to what's happening in an industry. Here's what a handful of small businesses, startups …

Consumers want to work out with — not for — their wearables

Most wearables come with some form of fitness and health tracking, some make it the primary reason to purchase the device. Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin have sold millions of devices to health conscious consumers, but after a few months, a good chunk of these devices can be found gathering dust in …

How to grow your app

The app ecosystem is strong and growing. By 2020, App Store consumer spend is supposed to exceed 100 billion dollars (App Annie). Mobile now represents 65 percent of digital media time (Marketing Land); 86 percent of this time on phones is spent in apps (AdWeek).<p>Building a mobile app is building …

There must have been a lot of Fitbit trackers under the Christmas tree

Its iOS app is No. 1 among free apps.<p>Fitbit may have reason for some holiday cheer.<p>Its app rose to be No. 1 among free apps on Apple’s iOS app store on Sunday, suggesting a lot of the company’s fitness trackers were unwrapped on Christmas morning.<p>Amazon’s Echo also appears to have been popular, …

12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

Each week, we get to look at plenty of new movie trailers, but if there’s one trailer roundup that you absolutely need to watch it’s this one. We’ve …

What Everyone Should Know About The Process of Designing Apps

<i>by</i> <i>Michael Flarup</i><p>I realised something the other day: I’ve been designing apps for nine years now! So much has changed since the early days and, it …

Here's what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017

This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. For part of the day, we discussed the current environment, independent of founders' stage, as well as the changing requirements for building great, enduring companies. It's a day we look forward to …

Innovation

The future of front-end development is design

Carson Miller Contributor<p>Carson Miller is head of digital at Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm now part of Capgemini Consulting.<p>Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has …

10 Success lessons from Jeff Bezos – “Amazon Founder and CEO” for entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+12<p>Shares 78<p>Success, whether of a small business or a giant enterprise, has something to do with the kind of leadership it has. …

10 Inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+16<p>Shares 96<p>Hollywood has produced a lot of memorable movies quotes over the years, and everyone has their favorite. But did you …

App abandoment is on the rise as consumers stick to the apps they know

It’s getting harder to get people to try new mobile applications, according to a new state of the industry report out now from Adobe, as consumers are sticking to what they know when it comes to the apps on their smartphones. App abandonment is also climbing, and app installs are only up 6 percent …

Content Creation: How to Steal Your Way to Successful Content

Today, we will explore one of the seven deadly sins of marketing – stealing content. But, wait… isn’t that a black hat tactic? Why are we discussing …

5 signs you're CEO material

Likening critical CEO capabilities, such as giving difficult feedback, to learning the unnatural motion of lifting your back foot first in boxing, he claims "it generally takes years for a founder to develop the CEO skill set." In short, Horowitz insists CEOs are made, not born.<p>But just because …

6 Tony Robbins Life Hacks That Will Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Walking over hot coals aside, all entrepreneurs can stand to learn something from Robbins's teachings.<p><i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>When in search for the ultimate life coach for everything from business leadership to controlling our own destiny, Tony Robbins is the undisputed …

10 tips for pitching angel investors

Are you an entrepreneur looking for seed money to get your startup off the ground? Consider approaching angel investors, who often step in to fill …

Meet the VC firm you've never heard of that just completed 22 deals in 90 days

So far, he can at least claim to be one of the busiest funds.<p>Pompliano and his cofounder, Jason Williams, have completed 22 deals in 90 days, a frenetic pace that's unusual in the world of venture capital investing.<p>Many VC firms complete that many deals over the course of a year, usually because …

Venture Capital

Mobile Design Top 10 From October

In this month, Mybridge AI ranked 1,200 articles and picked the Top 10 stories [0.83%].<p>User experience is one of most important factors that keep …

Science Says This Is the Best Motivation to Exercise

If you play well with others, then it might be time to get tough. Friendly social support makes you work out <i>less</i> often, while cutthroat competition …