Patrick Smith

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Trump bashes Puerto Rico's leaders: 'They want everything to be done for them'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked a Puerto Rican mayor over her "poor leadership ability" after she criticized the pace of relief efforts in the wake of devastating Hurricane Maria.<p>Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of the territory's capital city San Juan, has repeatedly called on federal …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …

Machine Learning

'Narcos' filmmaker shot dead scouting for locations in rural Mexico

A location scout for hit Netflix show "Narcos" has been shot dead in Mexico while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season. Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his car - his body riddled with bullets - in a violent region of central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico …

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 I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

10 Podcasts Every Business Owner Should Listen To | Inc.com

One of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to improve your business is by checking out the right podcast. Avoiding mistakes made by others, getting up-to-date advice, and expanding your knowledge base are all paramount to successful business ownership. However, podcasts have exploded in popularity …

Entrepreneurship

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

<i>”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

15 Free E-Books That Will Help You Be a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Whether you have only recently started entertaining the thought of striking out on your own or you've been an entrepreneur for a while, we can all agree on one thing, there is always more to learn. The other thing we can all agree on is that trying to find the information you need can be …

Entrepreneurship

1,884 Startup Founders Say This 1 Thing Is More Important Than Making Money

Serving customers? Becoming rich and famous? No, these are not the only reasons why startup founders do what they do.<p>Entrepreneurs start businesses to make lots of money and change the world, right?<p>Not exactly, says a new survey of 1,884 company founders conducted by marketing automation firm Drip, …

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Behind the Scenes: How We’ve Built a $5M/Year Business in 3 Years With Content Marketing

We’re pulling back the curtain on three years of intensive learning and doing.<p>Last Thursday, I shared the story of how our startup almost died.<p>We …

Those canny Finns!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy is Finnish education so good? Talk about international education and within 5 seconds Finland will have politely elbowed …

The Science Behind the Power of Storytelling

The “Nigerian Prince” Email Scams and the Power of Storytelling<p>Last August, Interpol arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian con artist, known only as …

The Brain

10 Success lessons from Robert Herjavec – “Shark Tank Star” for entrepreneurs

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+11<p>Shares 54<p>Robert Herjavec is a leading businessman in North America and stars on “Shark Tank”. He is also the CEO of Herjavec …

Skip the Elevator Pitch, Sell With A Story Instead

How do you connect with strangers and get them to become customers? Businesses have an array of tools to interact with customers (email, phone, …

People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

The U.S. is in the midst of a presidential campaign in which both candidates have adopted antitrade stances and one has taken a frankly xenophobic, isolationist stance. The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Much of continental Europe is convulsed with similar combinations of disaffection, …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

One of Amazon's earliest investors just made a $30 million bet on Hollar, the online dollar store

But Yeom has proved the doubters wrong so far. The company's growth over the past year, from selling hundreds of thousands of plushies to raking over a million dollars a month in sales, has attracted the eye of one of Amazon's earliest investors: Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

No rest for Calgary mattress-recycling entrepreneur

While touring a department-store warehouse a few years back, Shawn Cable noticed mattresses. A lot of mattresses. Some had been returned by customers after a short trial and couldn't be resold.<p>Mr. Cable started thinking: What, he wondered, could be the best way to keep these unwieldy things out of …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

The Latest Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

Web designs are becoming less subjective and more functional. Here are a few examples worth noticing.<p>Just like fashion, web design has fads that come and go and it can be difficult to spot which ones will stick past next quarter. Following the latest fad may be keep you on top for the moment, but …

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Important Milestones for Your First Year as an Entrepreneur

Starting your own business is exciting and overwhelming. You have an idea that will make the lives of your target audience so much richer, but the task list you face before you can break open the champagne bottle is endless.<p>It's easy to feel paralyzed by all that you have to do to launch a …

Want to Make More Money? Use These 6 Tricks Recommended by Millionaires

Steve Siebold has studied hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. Here's his cheat sheet.<p>Not only is Steve Siebold a self-made millionaire, but he spent over 25 years studying other millionaires.<p>Then he wrote a book about it.<p>"Getting rich begins with the way you think," he asserts, "and what you …