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Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Moritz: Silicon Valley Has a Lot to Learn From China

This week on "Studio 1.0," Bloomberg's Emily Chang sits down with Sir Michael Moritz, one of the old guards of venture capital in Silicon Valley, a …

Who Makes More Money -- Entrepreneurs Or VCs?

Who makes more money, entrepreneurs or venture capitalists? I recently came across an interesting Quora response from a friend and one of my favorite co-investors, Jason Lemkin.<p><b>The Answer: “Yes and No”</b><p>Jason concludes that:<p><i>A top founder takes much more risk, at least on paper, but can make a lot</i> …

Venture Capital

Samsung backs Interlude to change the way we watch movies in VR

Virtual reality is slowly pushing film into an evolutionary split. To one side are the traditional linear narrative techniques. To the other sits the multipath nature of interactivity. Interlude, a content producer and creative tools provider, is developing techniques to try to make the transition …

Virtual Reality

Want Your Startup to Grow? Hire a Generalist | Inc.com

Arguably the most important decision founders ever make is: who is the first person I should bring into the company? The right answer to that question is very different today than just a few years ago.<p>Traditionally, founders either hired an engineer to accelerate product development (Microsoft, …

Startups

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

The Beginner's Guide to Building and Launching an App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you have ideas for apps that you want to test out? Even if you aren't a coder or a developer, there are ways to get your idea off the ground and out into the world. In fact, it's generally better if you don't have to deal with …

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Education

Cambridge is hiring a Lego professor “of Play in Education, Development, and Learning”

Perhaps as a child, you thought that playing with Lego was all you wanted to do for the rest of your life. (Perhaps you’ve even felt this way as an adult.) The University of Cambridge might have the perfect job for you.<p>The prestigious school has an opening for a “Professorship of Play in Education, …

Education

Bridging the Middle-Skills Gap

Machinists, registered nurses, technical salespeople, computer technicians, financial analysts, and a host of other jobs constitute the backbone of …

Are You Leaving Your Learners Behind? 6 Ways to Include Everyone in a Multi-Device Approach

You've probably asked yourself who your target learners are before jumping into a big new project. Since we've evolved with using technology in our …

Education Technology

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning<p>The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be …

Top 8 Competencies Of A Mobile Learning Designer

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily …

M-learning

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a College Professor

You'll spend most of your "summer off" working.<p><b>1. Summer off? Not so much.</b> When I first considered leaving my journalism career to become a journalism professor, the academic calendar helped make up my mind. Three months off in the summer! A month off at Christmas! Spring break! Those breaks all …

What Are the Most Common Ways Startups Destroy Themselves?

Chasing investors instead of customers is the most common way startups destroy themselves. It is a perfectly avoidable path to destruction.<p>Over 600,000 companies go out of business every year in the US alone. Infant Entrepreneur Mortality is a massive problem. Here are 10 avoidable mistakes …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

Want to Be Successful? Quit Searching for Answers.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you give me to the end of the paragraph, I’ll tell you the secret to success. Ready? Are you sure? OK, good. Here you go: Quit reading. There’s no such thing.<p>Think I’m kidding? No way. I’m totally serious. In fact, if I could be sure …

5 Ways to Ensure Success & How to Push Yourself to Get There

There are a few specific things that you can do, which have high probability and high chance for success. The reason I say this, is that there are no …

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?

Pedagogy

Apple Store's new Fifth Avenue neighbor: Microsoft

Microsoft has found a home in the Big Apple for showcasing its products and services, just five blocks south of Apple's own flagship store.<p>NEW YORK -- The Fifth Avenue Apple store, known as the Cube, is a destination for gadget enthusiasts and tourists alike.<p>Just five blocks south on the famed …

Apple Store

Intel and Oracle setup a secret team to take on cloud computing, IBM

The two companies have been partners for decades but now, they have a new common competitor: IBM.<p>This now that IBM has sold its Intel-based computer server business to Lenovo and is now concentrating on selling only the more expensive, higher-margin computer servers that use its own Power chip.<p>So a …

Oracle

Anki's new robot car racing game totally blew me away by bridging the digital and real world

Try as I might, it’s hard to keep up with <i>every single</i> gadget/device/connected toy released, and Anki’s Drive racing game totally passed me by first time around.<p>However, the company has just released its second robot racing game in the form of Anki Overdrive, which is partially compatible with the …

Wall Street is cashing in on Silicon Valley's biggest problem

Lately, it seems to be a big source of agitation for top venture capitalists and CEOs. Venture capitalist Mark Suster, recently called "BS on 50 new billion-dollar US companies in just 18 months," but later admits he thinks "there is nobody to blame for this abandonment of common sense."<p>But there …