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7 Ways to Make Strangers Like You Instantly

Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to make strangers like you instantly. Here are seven!<p>Meeting strangers is a necessary part of everyday life. In our careers, we're introduced to strangers as new clients and new coworkers. At …

Graphic Designers From Around the World Photoshopped This Model Into Their Country's Ideal Woman

In an effort to explore varying beauty standards from around the globe, an online doctor service based in the U.K. asked 18 graphic designers to …

Here's what makes 500 Startups' latest batch the future of entrepreneurship

Sitting in the audience at the 13th batch of accelerator 500 Startups yesterday, something in my brain ticked. There was a difference to this batch that I couldn’t quite place, but it was palpable.<p>Then, I looked down at my notes and realized something: there was a significant number of female …

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic)

Self-sufficient, highly educated and willing to forgo a salary (for years) are just a few of the traits of this year's crop of Inc. 500 founders.<p>51% of Inc. 500 CEOs said they chose entrepreneurship because it suits their skills and abilities.<p>Recent research by Gallup and Inc. shows that those …

Wherever You Are in Life, Value the Journey

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even though we all are on different paths, one of the major causes of unhappiness in the world of entrepreneurs, business leaders and high achievers is not taking the time to value the journey we’re on.<p>Whether you are already a major …

Entrepreneurship

Education vs. Entrepreneurship: Which Path Wins?

<i>“Looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made.”</i><p>That’s how Steve Jobs described his decision to drop out of college, speaking in his now-famous 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University — and presumably striking terror into the hearts of parents who had always assumed their …

Entrepreneurship

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? 4 Reasons to Think Twice

I recently saw a friend who is a top editor at a popular lifestyle magazine published by a company on par with Time Inc. and Condé Nast. I started telling him how cool it was that he had reached the pinnacle of success in the journalism world, but he laughed. "Kids don't want to work at magazines …

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Most business schools are not built for entrepreneurs. Ask nearly any b-school graduate what they learned, and they'll cover the statistic, financial, and theory courses they took, and you'll quickly see why an overwhelming majority of business school graduates head into a corporate career, working …

6 Horrible Excuses for Not Chasing Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have dreams that keep getting pushed to the side, and every time they are revisited you make another excuse as to why it’s not the right time to chase them? Successful entrepreneurs all have one thing in common -- they pushed the …

Entrepreneurship

Welcome to Finland, where most startups get government funding — and the payoff is high

Famous landmark in Finnish capital. Photo Credit: Oleksiy Mark / …

The State Of The American Entrepreneur In 2015

The 2015 Kauffman Index reveals startups may be driven by gender, race, and opportunity, too.<p>Five years ago, startup activity was in a slump. But things are looking up, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. Last year the downward trend reversed, meaning more entrepreneurs launched their own …

Why Women Struggle As Entrepreneurs (and How To Change That).

Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting. For me, it came with the thoughts of location independence and traveling the world. However, this wasn't always the case.<p>When we go on the entrepreneurial journey, as women, there seems to be one thing that happens frequently that results in a long uphill …

An Etsy For Social Entrepreneurs

Call it the Etsy of social enterprise.<p>That may be the handiest way to describe the Foundry Marketplace, a platform for social enterprises in developing countries to sell their crafts, while controlling their businesses in a community of other like-minded entrepreneurs.<p>That’s opposed to …

Lead Your Company Like a Punk Rock Star

Punk rock and entrepreneurship have many things in common.<p><i>It's hard to imagine that Tim Eades, the CEO of security company vArmour, used to be a part of the punk rock scene in London. He hung out with the bands, drove to concerts, and adopted the lifestyle of questioning the norm. Guess what? That</i> …