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Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

How one Paris startup is becoming an Uber for people with disabilities

When visiting Florida earlier this year, Parisian Charlotte de Vilmorin — who has been in a wheelchair her entire life — was desperately searching …

Disability

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

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4 Great Resources for Presenting Your Data Creatively | Inc.com

Having the technical know-how to bring quantitative visions into beautiful, understandable focus is not only a sought-after skill among employers, but it's really important for making sense out of the oceans of data we're all swamped with each day. What you may see as attractive and intuitive on …

8 components of branding your startup

There is no instruction manual for building a brand. A brand position and reputation is something that is slowly built up and earned over time. That said, as you are planting the early “seeds” of your brand, the actions you take from the start of your business, will dictate where your brand is …

7 Ways 3D Printing Is Already Disrupting Global Manufacturing

3D printing production is still in its infancy, but it is already inevitable. And if you look closely, you will find numerous indications that this historic shift is already well underway.<p>For the last decade, 3D printing has been the playground of the maker community, while commercial applications …

Manufacturing

The Essential Guide to Crowdfunding | Inc.com

Last December, Nur-E Farhana Rahman sat in an Uber car in New York City, tears streaming down her face. Her months-long project to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, to expand production at her jewelry company, was about to end in failure.<p>Rahman had thought she was prepared to crowdfund: After she and …

Startups

The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

The problem was clear. The executive team of a consumer healthcare company had concluded that the rise of new competitors meant the company needed to up its innovation game. The company had spent the past two decades focused on implementing Six Sigma processes across the enterprise and it was …

What is a Brand Bible and Why You Should Have One.

Branding is Important<p>Branding is for everyone. It doesn’t matter the size of your business, you are a brand as well. In fact, you are already …

3 Steps To Building An Awesome Personal Brand

In a world where the only job security that exists is the one that you can create for yourself, it’s never been more important to build a personal brand. I’m not saying you need to be famous, but it’s also not acceptable to be invisible either. A strong personal brand is the only way to …

Five Things Never To Tell Your Subordinates

The most fascinating aspect of work is how the human dynamics swell and crash around us.<p>We pretend that we’re logging invoices or writing code or whatever we’re doing at work, but there’s always an undercurrent of human drama, even when we try to shut it out. The human story at work is always the …

The Workplace

What makes a good leader great?

Whether we like it or not, we’re born into a world where climbing the ranks in business ultimately becomes our top priority—especially earlier on in our careers.<p>We compete to get into the best universities, and we clamor for open positions at the top firms. Once we get our leg in the door, we …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

UX Design

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><b>Pay for reach with</b> …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

UX Design

The IT industry is out-innovating all others by a longshot

"There were more unique inventions... over the past year than ever before in the history of humankind," note analysts in Thomson Reuters' 2015 State of Innovation report.<p>The report looks at patent-filing as a concrete (if imperfect) measurement of innovation. One of the most interesting takeaways …

Innovation

5 Marketing Tips For The Entrepreneur Without Marketing Experience

Gresham Harkless, Jr., the Blogger-in-Chief at CEO Blog Nation, gives some advice to new entrepreneurs who are wondering about how to market their brand. He says, “I use several methods to market my business – all the methods I’ve chosen to adopt are ones that work for me and my personality.<p>When …

Marketing

Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

As one particularly astute observer of human emotions might put it, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t all be Albert Einstein. In …

A new Industrial Revolution is coming

For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution will combine elements of these two trends, along with related technologies and practices, into a truly "smart" …

Secret’s collapse shows the traditional VC funding model is broken

The monumental failure of anonymous social app Secret and the closing of the company’s doors after a mere 16 months in business has fueled serious discussion among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.<p>Concerned parties on both sides of the funding table are asking hard questions about what this …

10 deadly tech hazards in hospitals

A wide variety of devices, such as lifts, sliding boards, and specially designed chairs, toilets, mattresses, and stretchers can reduce the strain on workers. But these devices carry their own risks in cases of improper use or mechanical failure. Regular maintenance of the equipment, training in …

Wired Founders Are Still Optimistic About The Future Of Technology

The founders of Wired magazine -- business and life partners Jane Metcalfe and Louis Rossetto -- received a lifetime achievement award at the Webbys this week.<p>But rather than focus on the past, The Huffington Post caught up with them after the ceremony in New York Monday night to ask about how the …

Nine Tips For A Successful Startup On Foreign Soil

Growing and scaling a startup, whether it’s in an exciting new market or a competitive and saturated one, may not be as straightforward as you’d like — especially if you want to launch in a foreign country. From inadvertently designing offensive logos, to failing to protect your intellectual …

Glowing Paper Could Pave The Way For Bendy Devices

It’s environmentally friendly, too<p>With the release of Apple Watch and Google Glass, personal electronics are breaking out from our pockets. But even these newest iterations are rigid; despite years of buzz about foldable electronics, you still can’t read a book on your Kindle then fold it up like a …

5 Places Covered in Poop

Because waste elimination is perceived as somewhat undignified, we sometimes choose to ignore the idea that culturally or historically important …