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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his mom helped FUBU become a $350 million company

"Shark Tank" investor Daymond John said that he wouldn't admit it until he was in his 30s, but he's always been a "mama's boy."<p>But jokes aside, John is serious when he says that his mother was his main inspiration for working hard and starting the business that became FUBU and made him wealthy.<p>"I …

Entrepreneurship

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment

How Learning To Tame Your Monkey Mind Is The Secret To Managing Stress

Last week, I wrote about how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the brains neuroplasticity to change the way they respond to stress.<p>The response I received from that article was overwhelming, with entrepreneurs from all over the world reaching out to learn more about confronting stress in their …

Mindfulness

Are You Financially Literate? Answer These 3 Questions to Find Out

Financial literacy means that you grasp these basic financial concepts. Without it, you're unlikely to become wealthy.<p>Financial literacy is a must …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars' orbit

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …

The 5 Best Laptops We Saw at CES 2018

Over the past several years, CES — formerly the Consumer Electronics Show — has shifted its focus from “traditional” consumer tech towards …

Consumer Tech

Facebook goes back to basics: People

Over the past couple of years, Facebook has frequently tweaked its News Feed algorithms to deliver stories that are relevant and of interest to you. It was a strategy that, until now, seemed to be the way forward for the site. But that's all about to change, as Facebook has announced that there are …

Social Media

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Opinion: 3 ways to transform your 1-person business into a $1 million operation

Many people dream of ditching the hassles of corporate America and starting their own business. Who hasn’t yearned to for the day when they could …

Small Business

CES 2018: What to expect

It's January, which means that Las Vegas, or the bit that pretends not to be Las Vegas for tax reasons, will play host to CES. The Consumer Electronics Show is the event that kicks off the technology world's annual calendar, and 2018 will see thousands of companies descend upon Nevada to show off …

Las Vegas

Why Agile Is Eating The World​​

In 2011, Marc Andreessen wrote his famous essay, “Why Software Is Eating the World,” in The Wall Street Journal, leading to the cliché that “every company needs to become a software company.” (A useful update by Jeetu Patel on the situation in 2016 is here: “Software is still eating the world.”)<p>In …

Innovation

Apple iOS 11.2.5 Release: It's A Big One

So far Apple iOS 11.2.5 is a mystery. Why Apple has jumped four version numbers (from iOS 11.2.1) is a mystery. What it contains is a mystery. But following the last week of iPhone power throttling revelations (and a fully deserved backlash), the upcoming iOS 11.2.5 just became the biggest and most …

iOS

Best Cyber Monday MacBook, laptop, tablet and PC deals this year

Consumer Tech
Entrepreneurship

Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

When Yelp was a startup with just 15 employees, the office manager began to stock the kitchen with drinks and snacks to get everyone through the long afternoons. Juice, water, fruit, chips, and as much candy as could be stuffed into the small kitchen drawer. Being at work was like being, well, a …

Management

Handling Emotional Outbursts on Your Team

Do you have a crier on your team? You know, the one with tissue-thin skin who expresses frustration, sadness, or worry through tears. Or maybe you …

Emotional Intelligence

A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality

There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. While reality is three-dimensional, the rich data we now have to inform our decisions and actions remains trapped on two-dimensional pages and screens. This gulf between …

Google Glass

Starting a Business? Don't Forget These Seven Important Things | Inc.com

<i>By Abhi Golhar, host of Real Estate Deal Talk and managing partner of Summit & Crowne.</i><p>Coming up with a small business idea can be as simple as identifying a problem in your local area and finding a solution to it. But there's a reason why many small businesses fail in their first year, and there …

Small Business

Apple fires employee after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

Just because a tech company has announced a product doesn't mean employees are free to share or talk about it before release -- just ask Microsoft. And unfortunately, one Apple engineer learned that the hard way. Apple has reportedly fired a iPhone team member after his daughter Brooke posted a …

Internet

AllBright is launching a private members club for female founders after it scrapped its crowdfunding platform and lost a bunch of staff

AllBright, a company created to finance and support female founders, has made a limited number of small investments after struggling to find the tens of millions it wanted to raise. The London-based company has also lost several key members of staff and shut down its crowdfunding website.<p>Reports …

Startups

6 Fatal B2B Sales Mistakes You Must Avoid

Say yes to face-to-face meetings with the power players.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>B2B sales can be incredibly rewarding and lucrative -- if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, most salespeople in this field make the same few mistakes again and again. When …

Selling

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past | Inc.com

"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want to see what's going on at Toys R …

Innovation

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

Estonia's Top Futurist Explains How Tech Will Make Countries Obsolete

The country's very own cryptocurrency is just the start.<p>Kaspar Korjus has big plans for Estonia’s future. He’s the managing director of the country’s …

Blockchain

'Human-Like' Dolphins and Whales Kept Back From World Domination by Thumbs

They have complex and social societies, just like us.<p>Dolphins, whales, and porpoises live “human-like” lives, and it’s all thanks to their big, …

Biology

Personal finance: 15 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now

Deploying $1,000 in any of these ways (or several of them!) can make a meaningful difference in your life -- financially or otherwise.<p>A thousand dollars might be pocket change or a rounding error to multimillionaires and billionaires, but it's a meaningful sum for the rest of us. Any amount of …

Retirement

10 Essential Tools That Give Small Businesses a Big Edge

To succeed, a small business has to leverage every resource it has available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Existence and survival are the first two stages in the development of a small business, according to a five-stage model put forward by the <i>Harvard Business …

Small Business

When Warren Buffett Runs Your Pension Plan

For Warren Buffett, taking the road less traveled has often led to better investment returns. One often overlooked example: how he’s approached the …

Investing