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Should your startup be an LLC or corporation? Here are the pros and cons.

New entrepreneurs put a lot of time and thought into incorporating and choosing a business structure. After all, it’s the first big legal decision to …

Small Business

The Only Mark Cuban Success Strategy Guaranteed to Work for You | Inc.com

Mark Cuban is a very smart guy. (Possibly to your surprise, he's also a very nice guy.)<p>So what is the real secret to his success?<p>According to Mark,"It's not about money or connections, it's the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone."<p>That's it. Success is based primarily on working hard -- …

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p><b>Vote:</b> What was your favourite book of the year?• <b><br>Best of culture in 2015:</b> see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

Books

Why Growth Is the Enemy of Solar Stocks

It may sound strange, but growth has led to the downfall of most stocks in the solar industry.<p>On the surface, you would think renewable energy …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.<p>A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has managed to launch a steady stream of diverse and successful businesses, from gaming software to bottled spring water, by letting his creative juices move in different directions at once.<p>“I like …

Twin brothers who turned a single house into nearly $8 million of property share 9 tips for aspiring real estate investors

The twins, who were in their late 20s at the time, had both been working in commercial banking and noticed a trend among the tax returns they analyzed: The people with the highest net worth owned real estate.<p>Looking at one portfolio in particular, Chris remembers seeing that the client owned a …

This is the world's first energy grid that harnesses the power of undersea waves

Australian Renewable Energy Agency<p>Harnessing the power of the sea is gaining momentum in Australia.<p>Carnegie Wave Energy, an Australian wave power …

PayPal, Tesla, Space X Founder Blasts Big Govt, "Fewer Rules are Better than More Rules"

Visionary inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk revealed in a recent interview that his thoughts on society are at least somewhat aligned with …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

New kind of solar cell could capture significantly more energy than current cells

New solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to scientists from the University of …

Wall Street is going to listen in to Bill Ackman defend his Valeant investment

The call will take place at 9 a.m. ET, with Ackman and other Pershing Square portfolio managers and analysts taking questions.<p>Since taking a position earlier this year, Pershing Square has likely lost more than $1.5 billion on paper on Valeant, the fund's largest stock holding.<p>Shares of the …

New solar panel product to reduce costs up to 10%

A new solar panel product that will reduce costs by as much as 10% is expected to go into production by the end of the year under an agreement reached with the world's largest renewable energy company.<p>SunEdison Inc., which operates its solar headquarters in Belmont, Calif., plans to begin …

Solar Power

Elon Musk’s solar company used panels made by cheap prison labor for a big taxpayer-subsidized project

SolarCity is probably the best-known name in the U.S. for residential solar installations — it’s top in the market. The company was founded by Elon …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

Endless energy from the sun looked like a long-term solution for running our homes. But now the state has pulled the plug on the subsidies that made panels affordable for many. What happens now?<p>Sit back, relax, and read this story with an untroubled conscience: it has been created on a laptop and …

Solar Power

Capitalism Explained In 2015: "You Have Two Cows..."

<b>When I was a kid,</b> I used to proudly wear around a T-shirt explaining different economic systems using ‘two cows’ as a metaphor.<p>It started off like …

12 Special Interests Waging Shady Campaigns Against Solar

<i>Photo: Becca Humann</i><p>Pretty much everyone loves solar power. So if you're running an ad campaign to convince politicians or the public to weaken policies that have helped spur America's solar boom, you may have to resort to hyperbole, deception, or outright lies.<p>An ad in Arizona, for example, claimed …

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

The Real Reason Your Business Isn't Getting Bigger | Inc.com

Doug Tatum is the business world’s premier diagnostician of growing pains. The title of his book--No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your Company Is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big--defines the ungainly stage of company development he considers at least as perilous as launch, though for …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Secret bank accounts, income inequality—and why Luxembourg matters

Gabriel Zucman is on a mission.<p>The 28-year-old French economist, currently at the University of California, Berkeley, has built his career remarkably quickly, and in the process has made a place for himself among the most influential economists working today.<p>Zucman decided, in part, to pursue a …

Income Inequality

The way billionaire Warren Buffett defines success has nothing to do with money

Today, the business magnate and investor is worth an estimated $72.7 billion, making him one of the richest and most successful men in the world.<p>His life has been organized around money for decades, but when it comes to defining success, the third richest man in the world chooses not to use numbers …

How Love With Food Found Success Offering a New Twist on Subscription Snack Food | Inc.com

Watching a friend's entrepreneurial dreams fade was the spark that ignited Aihui Ong's own startup passions.<p>After failing to woo retailers like Whole Foods, Ong's friend had no choice but to shut down her gourmet, all-natural stir-fry-sauce business. Seeing how much money and passion her friend had …

General Motors

Whatever You Do, Stop Sliding In(to) Marriage

What makes committed relationships work? It depends on whom you ask. Cultural background, age, income, level of education all make a difference. …

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How self-made millionaire Michael Hyatt is investing his money

Michael Hyatt was a self-made millionaire by the time he was 25, after building a successful technology company with his older brother, Richard. They sold that company, Dyadem International Ltd., in an "eight-figure deal" in 2011 to IHS Inc., a Colorado-based information analysis company. The …

How much do startup founders pay themselves—and other questions you were too afraid to ask

Startup founders are just like us. They may know how to negotiate term sheets and build unicorns, but when it comes to their own personal finances, billion-dollar valuations be damned—they’re just as lost as we are.<p>An unscientific survey of 133 tech founders show most have nothing stashed away for …