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Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Investing

The Secret To Insane Productivity? Will Power

<i>Omer Perchik is the founder of Any.do, a suite of life management apps for helping the modern individual get things done at work, in life, and with family. He’s also a productivity expert exploring the new behaviors of productive people through personal technologies. You can find him on twitter</i> …

5 Great Ways to Hide a Crime

Some of the best novels make us root for culprits covering their tracks (yeah, we’re looking at you, Raskolnikov). Novelist Jamie Kornegay names some …

11 superfoods that work better together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food duos do more than just excite your taste buds—they could even boost your health. It's a concept called "food synergy." While eating a variety of …

Nutrition

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Talk Shows

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Breakfast

10 Business Networking Apps Entrepreneurs Should Know About | Inc.com

Are you experiencing trouble making business connections? Your smartphone might help. Are you planning on keeping in touch or are you planning a meet-up? Your smartphone may assist with that, as well. Here are 10 excellent business networking applications:<p>Happening<p>Meeting other people might be the …

Apps

Why HR Tech And Its Entrepreneurs Are The New Venture Promised Land

In 2013, Josh Bersin, Deloitte’s corporate HR research guru, predicted that 57% of companies would be buying HR software in the next 18 months, and in 2014 that the HR tech industry was worth over $15 billion. His logic? Old-school solutions to some of the more boring, testing and most-loathed …

Startups

6 Time-Saving Business Tools To Help You Get Organized

Getting (<i>and staying</i>) organized is a goal for many busy small business owners juggling multiple tasks with limited time. Here are six online tools …

Project Management

A Very Good List Featuring 40 Questions to Develop Students Reflective Thinking

February 9, 2015<br>After the popular PBL checklist, Edutopia has recently shared this wonderful list of reflection questions. The list is realized by …

12 Ways You Might Be Making Gender Bias Worse | Inc.com

Did you think the glass ceiling was a relic of the past? Not so much. Even if there weren't plenty of statistics to demonstrate continued gender bias in the workplace, the marketplace, and in financing for start-ups, a depressing stories out of Silicon Valley makes it brutally clear just how far we …

Hung Up

Appster Aims to Cut Mobile App Startup Starting Costs By Half

Appster, an Australian based mobile app service company has established its presence in the world’s most competitive market, Silicon Valley. Founded by early twenty’s wunderkind duo Josiah Humphrey and Mark McDonald, Appster is bringing it’s technical co-founder service model to impact the speed …

Startups

“If we can picture something in our minds, we should be able to accomplish it” – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

<i>From analytics to e-agriculture, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly</i> …

Startups (India)

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year

“It’s a genius way to start a business nowadays, especially because nobody’s doing it.”<p>The man sitting beside me is sharing the most insightful business advice I’ve heard lately. His ideas are as unconventional as the location of our conversation. We’re not in a coffee shop or a corner office. …

San Francisco

Moleskine Evernote Smart Notebook – transfer your notes from long form to digital effortlessly

Moleskine is the best notebook that money can buy according to moleskin fans. Of course those fans include famous authors and artists so the company …

Productivity

Inspire Success With These 45 Motivational Quotes | Inc.com

Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal. For some, being successful means owning and operating a multi-million dollar business while for others, success means having a happy, healthy family with no financial worries. Whatever your version of success may be, these …

Motivation

How She Did It: Caroline Ghosn, From Consultant to CEO of Leading Women's Social Network

Caroline Ghosn is the co-founder and CEO of Levo, a social good startup that was created to “elevate young millennials in the workforce by providing the career resources needed to achieve personal and professional success”. Founded in 2012, Levo has become the leading social network that is …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Top 9 Grammar Mistakes in Fifty Shades of Grey – and How to Fix Them

Though <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> topped bestseller lists around the world, E L James‘ erotic romance novel was widely panned by critics for its poor use of …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

Bring Creativity to Life With Evernote Post-it® Note Camera & Scannable

Post-it® Notes have a prominent place in the workspace of creatives and professionals.From shopping lists to brainstorms, Post-it® Notes let you take …

Productivity

Founders From Zappos, Spotify, Basecamp And More Share Their Top Productivity Hacks

They say the definition of an entrepreneur is one who moves a resource from an area of lower utility to an area of higher utility. But a more apt description of an entrepreneur might be one who never has enough time to get everything done. As an entrepreneur I’m drawn to any product, service, …

Productivity

Taking Bootstrapping To The Next Level: Frugl

Starting a business means taking a risk. This week I am writing about 5 start-up businesses that I believe will have successful years in 2015. Each of the companies are at very different stages in their development but all have one thing in common: their founders have taken a step into the unknown, …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator turns authors into teachers (and vice versa)

While e-books are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle Direct Publishing EDU division (KDP EDU). It …

Organize Evernote with This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but—like the brain in your head—it can quickly become a mess if you don't keep it organized. Make Evernote …

Productivity

The Ikea For Entrepreneurs: 1,000+ Handpicked Apps To Help Build Your Business Overnight

This week I am writing about 5 companies that I expect to see making waves this year on the London start-up scene. Right now, London is the most popular destination in Europe for Tech founders. Favourable tax breaks, state of the art facilities, enthusiastic government support and an increasingly …

Entrepreneurship

Sway – The star of your 2015 Classroom

Bored of using the same old presentations? Want a new way to share information with students? Why not take a presentation overhaul by diving into …

Education Technology

New Literary Agent Alert: Caitie Flum of Liza Dawson Associates

<i>Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Caitie Flum of Liza Dawson Associates) are golden opportunities for new writers because</i> …

Writing