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How This Entrepreneur Grew Her Online Business While Working Full Time

<i>The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book</i> Finance Your Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Erica Zidel knew that trying to raise funds for her startup would be a full-time job. She worried that chasing after capital would distract her from building the best product she …

11 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from building wealth

When you're young, the future seems far away, and you might think there's time to make up for your financial mistakes later.<p>Unfortunately, whether you're putting off saving for retirement or looking the other way when your credit card bill becomes due, money lies can have big consequences sooner …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Missing Mitt: Romney talks regret with despondent Republicans

A few blocks away, Donald Trump was on a break from the campaign trail to tout his new hotel.<p>As the 2016 Republican nominee hawked his new hotel in downtown Washington on Wednesday, the 2012 Republican nominee was a few blocks up the street, giving morose business leaders a taste of what might have …

Mike Bloomberg defends Wall Street banks, says Trump supporters are not educated enough to understand the issues

In a conversation with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait and Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman, he started by describing what he would do if he were running for president.<p>"I'd have to defend the banks, which is not a particularly good strategy to get elected in this country today," the …

10 Reasons Why You're Not Happy - OLBlog

Understanding the psychology of happiness may help you to be happy. You can become happy when you pursue the things that you really need. Sometime …

The Promises & Pitfalls of New Technology

<i>Update: This article was originally published in October. We have since updated it with new information on publishers' digital ad revenue.</i><p>New …

An Inside Look at the Coolest New Tech Lab to Hit the East Coast

Cornell Tech's new campus on Roosevelt Island will be part graduate school, part co-working space, and part startup accelerator. Here's a sneak peek.<p>The nearly two-mile-long island, wedged between Manhattan and Queens in New York City's East River has been home to a prison, an asylum and various …

Emerging technology will be here sooner than expected

Augmented reality (AR), voice assistants, and the expansion of engagement platforms will be at the forefront of digital disruption over the next six years, according to predictions made by Gartner during its Symposium/ITxpo 2016.<p>Following these emerging trends can help businesses stay ahead of the …

FinTech v. traditional banking: It’s not a zero-sum game

The financial services sector is bracing itself for an unprecedented period of disruption. Innovations such as smartphones, big data analytics, and the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin, are forcing banks, insurers, and Wall Street firms to adapt to an unpredictable future where some of …

Tech start-ups bring innovation and risk to insurance industry: Gartner

But, Gartner says insurance sector chief information officers need to expand their market insight concerning the innovation and disruption potential …

New Tech Could Let Devices Function for Years Without a Battery

Scavenging Power<p>As electronic devices become more compact and powerful, conventional methods for manufacturing electrical components simply won’t do. …

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World

Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even …

President Obama explains the difference between Silicon Valley and the real world

“Democracy is messy.”<p>When U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at the White House-hosted Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh last week, he closed with a rather apt nod to Silicon Valley types.<p>The President reminded the entrepreneurial tech enthusiasts in the room that government doesn’t work like a …

Silicon Valley

F**k you Silicon Valley: Developer rants about the madness of today's global startup culture

Even IT people are starting to speak out about the pretentious nature of Silicon Valley company culture.<p>A mobile developer has written a scathing …

A New Real-Estate War in Silicon Valley

Soaring apartment costs in Silicon Valley are fueling popular support for an idea bitterly opposed by many landlords in America’s technology capital: rent controls<p>Soaring apartment costs in Silicon Valley are fueling popular support for an idea bitterly opposed by many landlords in America’s …

Silicon Valley

President Obama schools Silicon Valley CEOs on why government is not like business

The hoariest chestnut in the larder of anti-government conservatives is that government should be run like a business. This assertion is typically just a stalking horse for policies that narrowly benefit conservative patrons — lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy, less regulation, the …

AOL founder Steve Case says Silicon Valley's dominance is coming to an end

"Last year 75% of VC went into 3 states, California, New York, and Massachusetts, and that's not going to be the case 10 years from now," Case told Business Insider in an interview at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, where he is speaking.<p>The reason: it's no longer enough for a young tech …

Failing isn’t losing: 6 lessons I’ve learned from my failed startup

For the past year, Hello Roaming has been my pride and identity. I’ve always wanted to start my own thing, and I thought this was my moment. As a …

Alternatives to Silicon Valley, According to the Data

As Silicon Valley grows, certain aspects start looking less and less appealing, from office and living rents to average commute time to the cost of …

The Tech Bubble Didn’t Burst This Year. Just Wait

Things were different in Silicon Valley in the distant year of 2012, when iPhone sales were skyrocketing and you could still buy a house in Palo Alto …

Rise of the 'Urbanpreneur'

How the internet ushered in a new era for entrepreneurs in the urban ecosystem.<p>For years we’ve heard that geography doesn’t matter, we’ve conquered distance and the world is flat. Modern communication and transportation technology means it doesn’t really matter where we live or work. Even with the …

This Silicon Valley Executive Says Millennials Can Do More By Working Less

Millennials are often thought to be a lazy generation, and even Martha Stewart jumped on that bandwagon in an interview earlier this year.<p>Yet, workplace data shows millennials tend to be workaholics. A recent survey from Project:TimeOff says 43% of millennials identify themselves as work martyrs, …

The dark side of tech: 3 ways Silicon Valley has gotten more unsavory than Wall Street

To say Wall Street has an optics problem is a massive understatement.<p>The number of Americans who think Wall Street does more harm than good …

One VC's Take on How Startup Innovation Happens Outside Silicon Valley

Kauffman Fellow Scott Ford on Innovation in the Midwest and Beyond<p>To learn about how new centers of innovation emerge around the U.S. and the world, I interviewed Scott Ford, the Kansas City-based founder and managing director of OpenAir Equity Partners and the CEO of home security and automation …

The Great Midwestern Tech Startup Surge

Columbus, Ohio, is the fastest-growing city in the country for startup activity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When one hears the phrase “Startup Hub,” the mind’s eye most likely automatically conjures up images of locations like New York City, San Francisco/Silicon …

Why Silicon Valley's top execs are obsessed with taking walks

The next time you face a big decision or critical meeting, you may want to take a stroll -- especially out in nature.<p>In a new book, Pixar's first chief financial officer details the hundreds of walks he went on with Steve Jobs during the company's formative years. The conversation would meander …

3 things the flyover states need to compete with Silicon Valley

In the first presidential debate of 2016, Secretary Clinton pointed to innovation as a key to economic prosperity saying, “I want us to invest in you. I want us to invest in your future. That means jobs in infrastructure, in advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology, clean, renewable …

The Silicon Valley Addiction: Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Looking for a new job? There's a new position in the tech world, in Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach or anywhere else in the world. It's called the "flexion position." What's required to qualify? You have to be addicted to work. You must love a sedentary job that keeps you glued to your computer. You …

Workaholism Is the Threat That Masquerades as Dedication

It used to be a choice to stay late but now the office comes home in your cellphone and laptop. Is any good coming out of this?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can’t miss them -- large, white buses with tinted windows shuttling tech professionals both ways between …