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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Starting a podcast for people who don’t want their lives taken over by podcasting

Those three files (one local audio file each, plus the synced Call Recorder file) is what we give to our engineer.<p>We record using Rode Podcasters (my favourite mic, after trying several) and always wear headphones so there’s no bleed. Jason typically wears his iPhone earbuds, and since I’m nerdier, …

Robot mother builds and improves its own children

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have built a mother robot that independently builds its own children and then tests their performance to inform the design of the next generation. By analyzing the data it collects from observing the child, the mother robot ensures that preferential …

9 Essential Tools for Agile Product Development Teams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The primary weapon for entrepreneurs building game-changing tech to take on large competitors is an efficient, productive development team. The big advantage of startups taking on a Goliath is the ability to go from concept to market …

We Just Launched An App... And It Went Great!

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Over the past few months, we’ve been heads down busy building a new mobile app for multiple accounts on Instagram called Innbx for both iOS and …

Considering Crowdfunding? Why You Need a Strong Business Plan First.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is a thrilling prospect. Connecting potential entrepreneurs with millions of micro-investors, the platform has helped fund and launch countless new enterprises, and it’s given a realistic platform for countless bright, young …

5 Strategic Steps to Help You Double Your Revenue Next Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My consulting business has grown close to 400 percent over the past four years. It wasn’t an accident, and it wasn’t a fluke. It was a carefully crafted plan combined with a fierce dedication to execution. But first it required a shift in …

4 Steps to Manage Your Employees and Help Them Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“The team with the best players wins.” -- Jack Welch<p>When Jack Welch was the CEO of General Electric, he was able to produce record growth year after year by using a few simple principles relentlessly. The system of management he used was …

Small business owners: how to pitch a story idea to a journalist

Supporting business growth,Guardian Small Business Network,Business,Small business,Marketing & PR<p>Pitching is a key PR skill for small businesses. <b>Janet Murray</b> offers her tips on how to make your story idea stand out<br>• More supporting business growth content<p>Most journalists receive hundreds of story …

The Essential Guide to Crowdfunding

Everything you ever wanted to know about asking strangers for money on the Internet.<p>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 …

Meerkat now lets you embed its livestream videos on the Web

Not to be outdone by Periscope’s Web replay integration this week, Meerkat is now allowing users to embed its videos on any website.<p>Previously, to watch Meerkat videos, you had to click through from the direct link or watch via the Meerkat app. Now, users have the option to embed a video from any …

Social Media

10 secrets to make a social media manager's life easier

There’s this common misconception that managing social media on a professional level is as easy and breezy as uploading an image on Facebook with a simple caption to go with it. But, you and I both know that there’s so much more to it.<p>Managing social media effectively is about posting the right …

Social Media

Fluence makes it easy for artists to get feedback

New technology makes it increasingly easy to produce and promote music, film and other creative works. The downside is that artists now face a vastly expanded field of competition so it’s no easier (and maybe even harder) to get noticed by key influencers with their overflowing inboxes. Fluence is …

How the Founder of Squarespace Mastered the Tricky Role of CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Updated 2 p.m. ET on June 22</i><p>No matter the industry, successful businesses typically stem from three interlocking factors: frustration, vision and passion.<p>It's true for Ford, Facebook, Apple and Uber. It's also true for Squarespace, the …

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Testing the market is one of the most challenging aspects of product development, especially for independent inventors. You think your idea is great -- but will anyone else? How can you be sure? Should you invest your time and energy into …

5 Secrets to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Funding your startup or growth company through equity crowdfunding platforms has the potential to raise money faster and more efficiently than other venues. The beauty of going down this route is that it makes the fundraising process …

The Need to Focus on Mobile-First Becomes Imperative for Businesses

Business owners have understood for a long time that they need to have a strong online presence, but the rapidly increasing popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices have made it necessary to adjust even the most basic Internet marketing strategies. After all, smartphones have officially …

The 8 Traits Shared by the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What separates the successful entrepreneur from the one who fails?<p>There may not be just one answer. However, the common theme among successful entrepreneurs is they have the right mentality to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.<p>What …

Hack PR for Your Startup With These 5 Tools

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apparently, you can hack anything these days. I just read an article that taught me <i>9 Hacks to Making a Sandwich Faster.</i> (Don’t ask why I read it, it just sucked me in. Plus, who doesn’t want to eat anything sooner?)<p>Press is cool because …

How Your Business Can Build Lasting Partnerships With Nonprofits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building a long-term partnership with a nonprofit can be great for your business and the community. But a lasting, meaningful partnership can’t be bought with a large check. If you want to sustain a strong relationship with nonprofit …

What is YouTube Gaming?

If you can't buy them, beat them.<p>That seems to be the story behind YouTube Gaming, Google's next step into the oh-so-lucrative world of video game …

Game Development

Four Ways to Confront the Challenges of a Change in Leadership

A client came to me recently after being with the same company for ten years. There was a change in leadership and she soon wondered where she was going to fit in or if her role would be valued. The insurance conglomerate then put her in charge of outsourcing her function. Panic set in as she, like …

Steve Jobs on the Remarkable Power of Asking for Help

To achieve your greatest goals, sometimes all you have to do is ask.<p>It's easy to think that great leaders like Steve Jobs got that way by telling people what to do, bossing them around, or instilling fear in those who work for them. This would be a mistake. In my experience, the greatest leaders of …

Tumblr gets its own AMA with Answer Time

Micro-blogging platform Tumblr has always touted its super creative community as one of the most important components of its platform. Today, it’s giving users one more way to connect with each other.<p>Tumblr is launching a question-and-answer session similar to Reddit’s Ask Me Anything, called …

Fresco News Aims To Build A Crowdsourced Network For Breaking News

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute photos or videos to your local newscast, you might get your chance soon, thanks to a new startup called Fresco News.<p>There have been lots of other experiments in crowdsourced journalism, but CEO John Meyer (pictured above) said Fresco has some key differences.<p>For …

Use These 3 Analysis Tools to Prepare a Killer Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mission planning in the SEAL Teams always took one of two routes: deliberate or hasty. Deliberate planning assumed a longer term approach (greater than 48 hours) whereas hasty planning was for anything within a 24-hour period -- with some …

How to create YouTube videos people will watch

When 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, how do you make your content stand out from the crowd?<p>The world spends hundreds of millions of hours a day watching YouTube and it can be a valuable marketing channel for businesses.<p>But how do you create content that will be watched and …

Take Advantage of Flipboard International Content Guides

Have you ever wondered about the news across the world? Flipboard’s international Content Guides allow you to follow magazines and sources from 24 other countries. You can see what’s trending in China, tech news in the UK and cooking ideas from Japan.<p>All of the guides have customized New & …

4 Tips to Best Use Assessments for Hiring

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small-business owners often ask us whether they can use assessments to make hiring decisions. The short answer is yes. You can use assessments to help you determine who to hire. As usual with employment practices, there are a few caveats …

What Kind of Employee Will Always Have a Job? An Entrepreneur.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you want job security? Do you want to know that no matter what happens to the economy, you will always have a source of income? Then you need to become an entrepreneur.<p>Wait, isn’t an entrepreneur kind of the opposite of being an …