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100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Venture Capital

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back.<p>If you’re striving for …

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions

You need to be acting with less information and taking more action when the risks are small and easily reversible.<p><i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

C-suite Leadership

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

5 Unusual Facts About Google's Odd (and Wildly Successful) Management Practices

These people practices are terrifying for companies with traditional, command-and-control leadership styles. But they work for Google.<p>One of the things I truly admire about Google's management approach is that, like the rest of Google, its HR leaders look at real-world data to engineer the …

Leadership

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly.

Subir Chowdhury has saved Fortune 100 companies billions of dollars. Here are his 4 simple principles to create a great culture with a caring mindset.<p>The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 …

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

David Versus Goliath: This Startup Is Helping Retailers Fight Back Against Amazon

Experts have noted for months that multiple factors are slashing away at traditional businesses, including the rise of e-commerce and shifts in consumer behavior toward convenience and experience. But Toronto-based Rubikloud believes that artificial intelligence and machine learning can tip the …

Machine Learning

Department Store Closures A Good Thing For Malls

According to a recent JLL Research report, as many as 324 department stores – representing 36 million square feet – will soon be vacant. The implication for malls is obvious, they’re doomed…right? All these store closings have made malls “energy suckers” – whatever that means – haven’t they? It’s …

The retail apocalypse is accelerating

But ecommerce sales are booming, including online sales by some brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Walmart and Macy's:<p>Over-indebted retailers are notoriously difficult to restructure and many end up being liquidated. Unsecured creditors, such as suppliers and junior bond holders, are often left …

Private Equity

7 Powerful Habits of the Most Successful People

These seven powerful habits define some of the most successful people in the world.<p>There are <b>lots of ways to foster success,</b> but as a leadership coach and business consultant I have found that a <b>few daily actions are especially effective</b> at moving people toward success. I have seen how well they work …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

Warren Buffett just shared his best investment advice, and said the 'elite' have wasted $100 billion ignoring it

The letter covers a bunch of topics, touching on everything from stock buybacks to his favorite book of 2016, and also provides some investment advice.<p>"Over the years, I've often been asked for investment advice, and in the process of answering I've learned a good deal about human behavior," …

Investing

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Data Warehousing

10 Conversational Habits You Need to Get Rid of

They could make or break an important deal.<p>I've been writing a lot lately about how to improve communication skills, especially if you're in a leadership role.<p>The irony of it all is that it's a skill not enough leaders have. I know this because it still tops the list for clients requesting …

What You Don't Know About Popsugar (And Its 2017 Strategy)

Started by husband and wife team, Brian and Lisa Sugar, in 2005, POPSUGAR is a growing powerhouse with the female demographic boasting global audiences of 100 million and 2.5 billion monthly content views. Coming from humble beginnings (Lisa started blogging for fun in her living room), POPSUGAR …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 8 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …

Startups

Why You Need to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Putting in longer hours will backfire - follow these four pillars of energy management to become more productive<p>You feel the pull from every angle. Your home life demands your time. Your work life demands your time. Managing time can feel like the right solution. But if you're mentally, physically, …

Ten Apps That Will Improve Your Marketing Team's Productivity In 2017

More and more CMOs are finding themselves overwhelmed by the mounting responsibilities they have to tackle every day. However, though the modern world generates a lot of stress, it also provides relief. Technology, when correctly used, can help alleviate some of the burden of responsibilities.<p>If …

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead

To get the most out of every day, first rethink your relationship to time.<p>As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do …

Time Management

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

10 Weekend habits of highly successful entrepreneurs

Share168<p>Tweet<p>Share250<p>+18<p>Shares 426<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to …

Time Management

The $108 Billion Man Who Has Beaten the Market

Even in the era of index funds, humans have fundamental investing advantages that no machine will ever replace. So says Will Danoff, manager of Fidelity Investments’ $108 billion Contrafund, the biggest actively managed stock or bond mutual fund run by one person. Since he took over on Sept. 17, …

Investing

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

Marketing

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

National Academy of Sciences