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22 female angel investors every startup founder should know

1/<p>Linda Xie is a former product manager at Coinbase and has invested in several blockchain startups.<p>Linda Xie<p><b>What she does:</b> Xie is the co-founder and …

Startups

Before You Begin The Patenting Process, Read This

When I started to file patent applications, I was sure the United States Patent and Trademark Office was against me. My claims were always rejected! I know better now. The USPTO is your friend, not a foe. There is a specific process for examining patent applications. If you’re unaware of how that …

Patents

Andrew Carnegie, On Achieving Wealth And Prosperity

Andrew Carnegie was one of our nation’s first entrepreneurs. In the late 19th century, he was the mastermind behind the growth of the steel industry. Carnegie made his fortune building the Carnegie Steel Company, which he later sold to J.P. Morgan. Having amassed outsized wealth, often cited as one …

Self-improvement

Pitch Deck Template: Exactly What To Include

What exactly do startup entrepreneurs need to include in a pitch deck that leads to a successful fundraising round?<p>Throwing together a dozen slides with a couple of bullet points in exchange for landing millions of dollars in startup capital may not sound that challenging. Yet, with thousands of …

Investing

Why Blockchain Is Becoming the 'New Normal' In Enterprise

<i>Richard Gendal Brown is the CTO at R3.</i><p>After years of discussion and planning, enterprise blockchain is now becoming a reality across industries as …

Blockchain

We Need to Start Educating Students and Hiring Teams About Blockchain. Why That's Crucial.

Blockchain's global market is predicted to hit $60.7 billion by 2024. What's your H.R. team doing about it?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is often said that we are going from the internet of things to the internet of value and that by applying blockchain …

Blockchain

The CEO of Salesforce Found Out His Female Employees Were Paid Less Than Men. His Response Is a Priceless Leadership Lesson

Marc Benioff doesn't believe you can be a decent CEO in 2018 if you're not committed to paying women and men equally.<p>According to a press release by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), new U.S. Census Bureau data revealed that women working full time on average "still make 80 cents …

Team Building

The 12 Most Beautiful Places in Colorado

Towering, snow-capped mountains, waterfall hikes, natural hot springs tucked into valleys, golden galaxies of aspen trees in the fall—Colorado puts …

Hot Springs

Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes

We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren’t achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in …

Time Management

The 10 Best Island Getaways in National Parks

Travel<p>When you need to cross the water to get away from it all, head off to these beautiful retreats across America.<p>Solitude, romance, adventure, excitement—all these words and more come to mind when travelers think of island getaways. The National Park System encompasses hundreds of islands, some …

National Parks

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

After This Entrepreneur Stood Up to Her Board, Her Sales Quadrupled and the Business Exploded

'The ones who don't quit are the ones who ultimately survive and lead their businesses,' says Samasource founder Leila Janah.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the</i> …

Asian Americans Are the Least Likely Group in the U.S. to Be Promoted to Management

Asian Americans are the forgotten minority in the glass ceiling conversation.<p>This was painfully obvious to us while reading the newly released diversity and inclusion report from a large Silicon Valley company: Its 19 pages never specifically address Asian Americans. Asian men are lumped into a …

Silicon Valley

Read This Story and Get Happier

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

Hiking

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

10 Best Beaches in Hawai'i

1 of 10<p>Holopo'e Beach, Lāna'i<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Hāmoa Beach, Maui<p>3 of 10<p>Punalu'u Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Hāpuna Beach, Hawai'i<p>Advertisement<p>…

The Cheapest Time to Fly to 15 Destinations That Are On Your Bucket List

CheapFlights.com crunched the numbers.<p>Chances are, you probably have a few travel destinations on your bucket list that seem like they’re never going …

Fuzhou's Sanfang Qixiang: The 'Beverly Hills' of imperial China

<b>(CNN) —</b> They might not be filled with priceless art collections and wine cellars.<p>But make no mistake. The centuries-old mansions of Sanfang Qixiang, in the southeastern port city of Fuzhou, are the imperial China equivalent of Beverly Hills.<p>Formed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) before flourishing in …

Beverly Hills

Hit the Road Eh! 12 Unforgettable Canadian Road Trips

<i>This post may contain compensated links. For more information please read our disclaimer.</i><p>At 9.985 million km², <b>Canada</b> is the world’s second-largest …

Hiking

Where to Eat in Cape Town South Africa – A Cape Town Food Guide

<i>We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived in Cape Town South Africa, both in terms of the city and its food. After a month of exploring and</i> …

South Africa

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

This Woman Drastically Changed Her Body After 7 Years of CrossFit

“This is for anyone who thinks they can't change their life... it didn't happen over night. There was no magic pill."<p>Transformations don’t happen overnight. Seven years ago, Emily Bridgers started doing CrossFit and to commemorate her anniversary with the fitness program, she posted before and …

6 Cryptocurrencies You Should Know About (and None of Them Are Bitcoin)

How digital, international currency makes business easier than ever.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the 21st century, money is no longer limited to bills, coins and credit cards. In fact, some money is truly international -- not owned by any particular government -- …

Bitcoin

15 things that may be hard to do, but could change your life forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-improvement.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you …

Self-help

12 book recommendations from Stanford's business school faculty and alumni

A reading list of books written or recommended by Stanford Graduate School of Business alumni and faculty:

Penguin Random House

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …