Laura O'Brien

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The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to …

3 Buddhist beliefs that will soothe your soul (and make you much happier!)

There’s no denying that life is tough.<p>We might appear that we’re happy, but deep inside, it’s total chaos. It’s almost like we’re “ducks” – calm on …

Here's One of the Most Damaging Mistakes an Entrepreneur Can Make

You have a great product. It’s so great, in fact, that you figure it will sell itself, leaving you time to come up with another great product. …

Scaling Up Your Business: 33 Leaders on the Biggest Mistakes to Avoid

Scaling up a business is a very different ball game from starting a business.<p>A new level brings with it numerous challenges. If you get it wrong, you will either lose a lot of money, or worse - you might even have to shut down.<p>The best way to avoid some of these mistakes is to listen to leaders who …

Business Strategy

The Biggest UX Challenges Of 2017

UX is no longer just about user experience. It’s about social justice.<p>2016 raised the stakes, didn’t it? Just a year ago, it seemed like a big deal that iOS is always bugging us about our iCloud storage. Now, designers are asking themselves questions like, “wait, did my UI just give rise to a …

4 Questions That Will Impress Any Hiring Manager in an Interview

It’s something that gets asked by almost every hiring manager at the tail end of almost any job interview: “Do you have any questions for me?” Shrug …

Focus On Micro Businesses For The Next 30 Years

I have written several pieces under <i>The Future</i> series title:<p>- The Future - Genetic Engineering?<p>- The Future - Destructive Technology Trends<p>- The Future - End Of Capitalism<p>- The Future - The Problem With Longevity<p>- The Future - Technology Without Philosophy<p>- The Future - The Most Important …

Entrepreneurship

The Diversity of Entrepreneurs in the U.S. (Infographic)

From age to ethnicity to gender, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly diverse.<p>New businesses are popping up every day. In fact, an estimated 550,000 open up each month just in the United States.<p>Of these businesses, approximately 60 percent are launched by men, but women aren't far behind, …

Entrepreneurship

Why Insanely Successful People Never Reveal Their Dreams and You Shouldn’t Either

You may think that sharing your dreams is the first step to successfully achieving them. You’ll have more motivation and people will be able to hold …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss shares the 5 books that have influenced him most

Since writing his 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek," Tim Ferriss has built a career around collecting the, as he puts it, "tactics, routines, and habits," of the world's top performers, from Navy SEALs to entrepreneurs.<p>His new book "Tools of Titans" is a collection of those lessons, drawn from more …

Self-improvement

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

How to start a startup journey with basic business plan

How to start a startup journey. Plan to start or start to plan a start-up? Before answer this question.<p>Theory?…Practical?…. Which is first?<p>I would …

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. …

$6 billion Atlassian just hired this former Apple exec to grow its next big business

Over the short history of the app store model, the lion's share of that revenue has gone towards consumer apps, as companies like Uber and Snap have become tech titans in their own right. But over the last year or so, we've seen business-focused companies try to stake their claims — Slack, for …

Startups

One simple way billionaire investor Peter Thiel identifies game-changing startups

He's most famous for his early investment in Facebook, but he also owns a stake in many startups worth billions of dollars, like Palantir, Stripe, and SoFi.<p>How does Thiel seem to find fast-growing startups so easily?<p>One good rule of thumb: look for startups that can't be articulated in the right …

Peter Thiel

Why app development is going micro

Application development has long been fraught with peril: Projects become bloated, expensive and never ship. Implementation technologies tend to match the bloat, ranging from Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to Business Process Management (BPM). As Redpoint’s Tomasz Tunguz recently pointed out, …

Quadricep Stretches

The quadriceps are four muscles located in the anterior part, or front, or your thigh. This muscle group acts to extend the leg while straightening …

Listening to 92 pitches taught me the frustrating truth about Silicon Valley 'innovation'

Yet, somehow in the Valley's pursuit of shiny new tech, it has decided that being "innovative" is the same thing as being "totally original."<p>Copying another startup's idea is seen as an inferior, unoriginal get-rich quick play. Acknowledging that you used a competitor's idea is unheard of.<p>Take for …

Silicon Valley

How To Raise Money When No Angel Will Invest

Things can get frustrating for startups trying to raise funding. When no angel will invest you might find it impossible to secure any form of small business loan. There are plenty of loan companies out there, but what if they reject you too?<p>It's not as bad as it sounds because of those companies …

The real Silicon Valley is so crazy that HBO's 'Silicon Valley' keeps having to re-write lines

The show chronicles the struggles of a rag-tag (and lovable) bunch trying to navigate the world of startups.<p>"We were looping in lines to change amounts," show creator Mike Judge said at a panel on Saturday at the South by Southwest event.<p>Here's an example. At one point, there was a line where a …

Silicon Valley

Building a brand-new Internet

Menny Barzilay Contributor<p>Menny Barzilay is the CTO of the Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at the Tel Aviv University, is a member of the Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security Senior Forum and is the CEO of FortyTwo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Alexa, don’t talk to …

Young Entrepreneurs: All Small Towns Have Multimillion-Dollar Opportunities

How one young entrepreneur built a multimillion- dollar company and created hundreds of jobs in his small town, and how others can too.<p><b>This is a guest post from Jason Duff, founder and CEO of COMSTOR Outdoor.</b><p>Overpriced real estate. Insane work hours. Fierce competition against other smart people. …

Meet Kyle Vogt, the 'Robot Guru' Who Just Sold His Second Billion-Dollar Startup in Two Years

The Cruise CEO is Silicon Valley's latest entrepreneur with the Midas touch.<p>Ten years ago, Justin Kan and Emmett Shear had just sold their app company, Kiko, and were itching for another venture. They had a concept — livestream video — but no idea how to build it. So they sent an email to the MIT …

Livestreaming

10 Time Sucks That Kill Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, the most valuable asset you have is your time. You’ll rarely have enough time to do what you need, and virtually never enough time to do what you want.<p>The general assumption is, since time is free, you’ll simply spend …

Business Strategy

3 Inspiring Lessons From Video Games

From Mario to Sonic, Candy Crush to Angry Birds, Call of Duty to World of Warcraft, video games have practically served as the testing ground for …

view-forward

The 8-Point Grid<p>Using multiples of 8 to define dimensions, padding, and margin of elements.<p>Before you start<p>This guide is meant to help designers lay …

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

Steve Wozniak Has Advice for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for entrepreneurs hoping to make it big in Silicon Valley: Don’t just think about getting rich.<p>“I …