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In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

Seven startup metrics all entrepreneurs must track

Do you know what your numbers are telling you about your sales, customer retention and cash flow?<p>Not spending enough time gauging your business's progress can be just as harmful as wasting your time with needless emails or Excel sheets. You may be so focused on getting your business to the next …

Small Business

Crowdfunding Can Overcome Obstacles for Women Entrepreneurs

For every nine men raising equity financing to start and scale their businesses, only one woman does, according to <i>Access to Capital by High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses,</i> a report by the National Women’s Business Council. That sucks!<p>Fundraising for your company is hard, even for men, but, women …

Entrepreneurship

5 types of emails all music journalists hate getting from bands

[<i>This post was written by Jhoni Jackson and it originally appeared on the SonicBids Blog</i>.]<p>Pitches from brand new bands and artists not tied to a …

Puerto Rico

Indiegogo Launches InDemand, A Way To Sell On The Site After Crowdfunding Stops

Indiegogo has just announced their InDemand feature, a sort of web shop for funded projects that allows creators to sell their wares after crowdfunding is complete. Essentially the platform allows users to sell pre-orders after crowdfunding and manage customers using the site’s platform.<p>The service …

Crowd Funding

An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

British Couple Relieved of $200K Debt in Medical Bills After Giving Birth in U.S.

An insurance company is expected to cover the medical bills for a British couple whose baby was born prematurely during their New York City vacation, …

New York City

Crowdfunded science: harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, or selling out?

Faced with intense competition for a shrinking pool of government cash, scientists around the world are turning to the public to fund their research<p>A hunt for the first moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system, a study into how LSD affects the brain, and an attempt to unravel what the dodo …

Crowd Funding

Investors Are 'Fighting Like Drunken Sailors' Over Hot Startups And Letting Founders Get Rich Too Early

In frothy times, however, that order of events occasionally gets jumbled. A few founders are raising millions and pocketing some of the cash before their businesses are proven.<p>As Business Insider reported in July, the founders of Secret took $6 million off the table during a $25 million funding …

Startups