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Eleven signs that you lack emotional intelligence

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

If Your Website Doesn't Have This 1 Thing on Every Page, Customers Will Click Away

Fortunately, it's really easy to add and it's a guaranteed increase in leads.<p>Having a website is great and all, but if you haven't built it to lead to more leads, then you are losing out on precious opportunities.<p>Think of your website as a digital business card (because it is). Every single person …

The Biggest Reason Why Your Employees Lack Motivation Boils Down to 4 Words

How do you get the best out of your employees? And how do you motivate them to go above and beyond? The answer is not rocket science.<p>In Mark C. Crowley's exceptional book, <i>Lead from the Heart</i>, he gathered a mountain of research data to answer the types of questions that have plagued managers for …

A Polyglot Launched A Product Projected To Be Kickstarter's Most Successful App Campaign In History

The older we get, the more challenging it becomes to learn another language. Some scientists claim the human brain is only built for learning language when we are young. Others state the way we learn in our young years does not cater toward our adult learning patterns.<p><b>Connections in the …

Language Learning

Inside the Meteoric Rise of ICOs

Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have quickly grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies than all of Venture Capital. Nearly $2.3 billion has been raised to date in ICOs, with the large majority of that taking place in the first half of 2017.<p>In 2015 there was a smaller …

Cryptocurrency

Why You Can Ignore Bitcoin, the Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency--and the 4 Times You Can't | Inc.com

Bitcoin. Blockchain. Cryptocurrency. ICOs. It's hard to ignore the frenzied, jargon-filled recent headlines around digital currency: China has banned trading it! JPMorgan Chase has warned against buying it! Startups are embracing it every day!<p>So are tech investors. Bitcoin-related startups raised …

Cryptocurrency

Walmart Is Testing Grocery Delivery Straight Into Your Fridge

There are apparently no limits in the grocery delivery wars.<p>Walmart (wmt) said on Friday it is testing a service with tech company August Home in …

Customers are disturbed by the idea of letting Walmart enter their homes to deliver groceries to the fridge

A large number of customers' immediate response to news that Walmart is testing "in-fridge delivery" was essentially "stay away."<p>"There is not a chance in hell I would let them in my house when I am not home!" one Facebook user commented on Business Insider's article on the test. "Seriously, WORST …

Apple Just Made QR Codes A Must Have For Your Strategy

Quick Response (QR) codes might just have gotten a jolt in the arm thanks to the Apple announcement. If history repeats itself and the same iOS instal rates are observed, upwards of 50% of the 1 billion iOS devices will very soon have gotten a stealth upgrade. Apple just gave everyone an <i>active</i> QR …

QR codes

If You Want Success, Get Impatient!

Why this entrepreneur packs six months of work into four.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we share advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.)</i><p><b>Who are you and what's your business?</b><p>My name is David …

How 2 young guys went from the brink of bankruptcy to selling their 'Shark Tank' business for $300 million

In the summer of 2011, after graduating from Harvard Business School and finishing active duty with the Marine Corps, Nick Taranto got a job at …

Tai Lopez's 7 Steps to Start Your Own Marketing Agency

The social media master builds and scales multimillion-dollar businesses using these strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people dream of starting their own business and creating a life that lets you travel and have fun while getting paid. The problem is that …

Yes, There's a Formula for a Successful Pitch (and It's Not as Hard as You Think) | Inc.com

If you're a founder that's living the pitch life, you know how hard it can be to persuade a stranger to hand over a large sum of money and a little bit of their time. It's a daunting process that is nerve-wracking to experience but absolutely fascinating to hear about.<p>Just take <i>The Pitch</i> as an …

Silicon Valley’s Most Hated New Product Is a Glorified Vending Machine

“Bodega” just had what one founder called “the absolute worst startup launch PR story in the history of startup launch PR stories.”<p>The fable of Juicero—the well-funded and now-dead Silicon Valley start-up that produced an eponymous $400 smart juicer—has apparently failed as a cautionary tale, too. …

'Bodega' startup forced to apologize after furious criticism of its name

Many users criticized the startup on Twitter, claiming that the name was appropriative and that the company's apparent mission to replace small mom-and-pop businesses was concerning.<p>Now, in a Medium post titled "So, about our name...", CEO and cofounder Paul McDonald wrote that the social media …

Data Shows Your Startup Probably Won't Last without These 3 Things | Inc.com

<i>By Tracy Skousen (@TracySkousen), Senior Vice President, Relationship Partner/President, International, at Partners In Leadership and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>We've all heard the grim data about startups' success rates: 8 out of 10 will fail within the …

Leadership

Rich doctors are beginning to offer their time —and money— to health-tech start-ups

Investing in health start-ups is all the rage. Now, doctors are getting into the game.<p>At least two groups, FundRx in New York and angelMD in Seattle, …

Digital Health

Meals startup Blue Apron delivers $100 million IPO filing

Blue Apron, the dinner-in-a-box company that delivers pre-measured ingredients to home chefs, filed for an initial public offering this afternoon, seeking to raise as much as $100 million to compete in the competitive food-delivery space.<p>In the first three months of 2017, Blue Apron’s revenue rose …

How To Effectively Grow An Early Stage Business

Every entrepreneur knows starting a business is very hard. However, what many entrepreneurs find is that growing a business is even harder.<p>What I’ve learned from my 20 years working inside startups and in venture capital is that founders typically face a common set of challenges as their early …

Employment

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

A 29-year-old startup founder who built an ecommerce empire shares her advice for entrepreneurs

The recent inductee to Forbes 30 under 30 list for retail and ecommerce told Business Insider that she started her own business in middle school selling jean skirts.<p>"This was back when jean skirts were a big thing," Box said."I figured out how to stress denim using old jeans, bleach, and …

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an incredible …

How This Entrepreneur Kept His Day Job While Starting a Business

Devote time to your side hustle while keeping your regular paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs are glorified in the media for making the leap from full-time worker to business owner. While this strategy can work for some people, other times it …

Blockchain adoption moving quite a bit faster than expected, study indicates

Twelve percent of big businesses may have already deployed blockchain projects, if you buy into the results of a Deloitte survey released yesterday.<p>The anonymous online survey, conducted November 14 through December 1, reached 522 senior executives at organizations with $500 million or more in …

Hippo gets $14 million to disrupt home insurance market

We’ve got smartphones and smart homes. Why not smart insurance? Hippo has raised $14 million to disrupt the home insurance market with smarter online service.<p>The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it is taking a fresh approach to home insurance, which it says has seen little change in half a …

Carvana launches its second coin-op car vending machine, an 8-story behemoth in Houston

Online used car dealer Carvana has launched its second coin-op car vending machine — its biggest to date — in Houston, Texas.<p>Founded out of Phoenix in 2013, Carvana offers an online platform for buying and selling cars, while also providing financing options for those unable to pay upfront. The …

Customer Service

Stash raises $25 million for an app that can turn anyone into an investor

Stash, a mobile app aimed at helping novices invest their hard-earned money, has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Valar Ventures, with participation from Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, and Entrée Capital.<p>The funding comes less than four months after Stash closed a $9.5 million …

‘Supermarket of the Future,' with augmented reality, opens in Milan

Lots and lots of screens<p>Carlo Ratti, designer, MIT professor, and author of the book, The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life, is brimming with ideas about how data-driven tech can change our world. One of them, the concept of a smart, interactive supermarket, …

Augmented Reality

WEF 2018

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …