Mohit Sharma

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Airbnb was rejected by seven investors who could have had 10 percent of the company for $150,000 in 2008

The story of Airbnb, the home-rental service now valued at a whopping $25.5 billion, provides yet another example of why that trait is so important.<p>In 2008, the year Airbnb was founded, the company was looking to raise $150,000 at a $1.5 million valuation. The company approached seven prominent …

Venture Capital

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Self-improvement

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future.<p>Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is already considered to be one of the most prominent in …

Startups

India - the world's fastest growing startup ecosystem

In recent years, the Indian startup ecosystem has really taken off and come into its own—driven by factors such as massive funding, consolidation activities, evolving technology and an burgeoning domestic market.<p>The numbers are telling—from 3,100 startups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 …

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

9 Business Books That Will Change Your Life Today

Knowledge is regarded as the only lasting competitive advantage. This is true for economies, countries, organizations and people. This is the reason, …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner describes 3 qualities that make a great leader

Weiner's leadership style has earned him the trust of founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, his team, and LinkedIn investors. Glassdoor named him the highest-rated CEO of 2014.<p>Earlier this year, Weiner spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where he explained how he understands his role …

Leadership

6 ​unusual ​habits of ​exceptionally ​creative ​people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

Creativity

7 bad habits that keep you from being successful

If you can rise above the habits that are blocking you, you can reach the potential you've always held.<p>These seven self-destructive habits are a good place to begin:<p>It's your life, so put a stop to allowing other people to decide for you. Take back control, and set healthy boundaries. Make your own …

Self-improvement

20 ways to make your Chrome browser so much better

The Web can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.<p>If you're a Google (GOOGL GOOGLE) Chrome user, there are thousands of browser plug-ins called "extensions" that can make it easier to stay on top everything you do online.<p>Here are some of the best free Chrome extensions you can download.<p>Keep in …

Hot iPhone apps and hot iPad apps here – appPicker

1<p>We'll notify you of price drops, news, and updates for this app.<p>iPhone / iPad<p>FileCalendar is an incredibly useful app that works directly with your …

Apps

5 ways entrepreneurs see life differently

Because it consumes your personal life as well as your professional one, it typically changes you as a human being. Your approach to problem solving will change, you'll learn new skills and become more familiar with new industries and markets.<p>You'll undergo a personality change — for better or for …

Entrepreneurship

Killer Marketing Strategies That Will Make Your Startup Look Like an Established Brand

© everythingpossible / Dollar Photo Club<p>Just because your business is still on its startup phase doesn’t mean your audience should treat you as …

We need to change the way employees are being compensated at startups

The old model of relatively low salary and "high" equity only works when there's a healthy public market for that equity in the not-too-distant future. If IPOs are getting significantly delayed and are potentially at risk of not happening at all, [1] we need to change how compensation is structured.<p>…

Employment

7 ways to add an extra hour to your day

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill took an afternoon nap every day. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel works out seven days a week. Facebook COO Sheryl …