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Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1935, the American linguist George Zipf made a remarkable discovery. Zipf was curious about the relationship between common words and less …

Why Truth, Humility, And Patience Are Every Leader's Most Powerful Weapons

I’ve been exposed to a lot throughout my career, some good and some bad. Whether it was during my time as a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company or my near decade-long journey as an entrepreneur and CEO, I’ve experienced just about everything you can think of. <br>I draw on this experience daily …

Leadership

When should your startup expand into international markets?

Startups from countries with a population of less than 50 million go international twice as fast as startups from countries with a population of more than 50 million: 1.4 years as opposed to 2.8 years.<p>Smaller countries need to think internationally from an early stage. A founder in the U.S. or …

Startups

What I Learned From My Y Combinator Experience

<i>What was the most valuable experience you gained from Y Combinator? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Euwyn Poon, Co-Founder and President of Spin, on Quora:</b><p>The first time I …

Six reasons why you are not yet successful

I recently met an old friend. She looked miserable. When I asked her what had happened, she said that she was so frustrated with herself, at her …

Entrepreneurship

The Author Of NeuroPreneur Discusses His Research Into Successful Traits Of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs permeate the business landscape, and entrepreneurship is now being taught at many colleges. I was able to have a chat with Dr. James Nitit Mah about his strategies which can enhance the likelihood of entrepreneurial success.<p>Mah is a successful entrepreneur and has a veritable alphabet …

Innovation

Developing countries need to wake up to the risks of new tech

Technological advances associated with the fourth industrial revolution – including artificial intelligence – allow the automation of an increasingly wide array of processes in increasingly interactive and sophisticated ways. These advances will likely give rise to many opportunities for economic …

A University of Texas Study Proves This Trait Isn't Enough to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Besides being a jack-of-all-trades, you actually have to be a master of some.<p>Back in 2000, just before the tech bubble burst, I worked as a developer at dotcoms. Big paydays were luring all kinds of people into tech then, including those with no prior experience. The company where I worked was run …

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Don't Thrive in School

Why some entrepreneurs are better off skipping the formal education route.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My brother Adam and I, like a lot of really successful entrepreneurs, never finished college. Our grades in school were very good, but we didn’t go on to college …

Entrepreneurship

PM Modi Invites US Tech CEOs to Invest in India, Lauds GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met with CEOs of 20 leading American firms, in a round table interaction with the group that included Tim Cook …

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 7 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …

Startups

Kotlin: Everything you need to know about Android's newest development language

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017. It reinforced how important Kotlin is for app development again in 2018, but many …

Programming

Urban Living: This Indian Startup Is Reinventing The Idea Of Roommates For Millennials

With rents soaring and a lack of decent accommodation, young people in India’s cities are increasingly moving in with roommates. The number of 18- to 35-year olds — students and working professionals — living with roommates has doubled in the past few years.<p>Young people starting out in their …

Housing

To Achieve Success You Have to Move Past Working 9-5

Pursuing your passion is more work but more fulfilling than chaining yourself to a job you only have to pay the bills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working 9-5 is outdated. The world runs 24/7, but that doesn’t mean you must. Things have changed and you’re about to …

Motivation

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …

Entrepreneurship

4 Bad Habits Blocking Your Great Idea From Becoming a Successful Business

That wonderful thrill you experience when you explain your brilliant idea to everybody you know is a weak substitute for accomplishing something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can’t build a successful business without a great idea, and if you’re a passionate …

Motivation

Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup

If you believe lean startup methods lead to "cheap" products and companies, or that lean startup companies don't think big, think again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you believe that <i>lean</i> startup methods lead to cheap products and companies, or that <i>lean</i> startup …

Startups

Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley

It's a bad time to be a physicist.<p>At least, that’s what Oscar Boykin says. He majored in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 2002 …

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 …

The 21 hottest women-founded startups to watch in 2017

There has never been a better time to be a woman in the startup world.<p>There's no denying we have a long way to go. After all, venture capital firms are made up of mostly men, and some continue to suggest that women aren't cut out for the tech world at all. And way more VC money is offered to male …

Startups

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

Project Management

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

Meet the 8 Most Valuable U.S. Startups

These eight companies are part of the new "decacorn" club.<p>Over the past several years, we've seen a rise in private companies valued at over a billion dollars -- the "unicorns."<p>But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 …

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

3 Things the World's Most Influential Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Hint: They are surprisingly simple yet rarely understood.<p>The world's most influential entrepreneurs have several things in common. For the average person, it can be hard to recognize the patterns of success. But, if you look closely enough, the patterns of success are there. You can reverse …

6 Common Mistakes Front-End Developers Should Avoid

Front-end developers are responsible for implementing visual elements that users of a site or app see and interact with. In simple words, we can say …

Web Design

10 Things you must-do before becoming an entrepreneur

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share8<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>Entrepreneurship has become one of the most respected and intelligent paths to take. It’s saved our economy and moves …

Entrepreneurship

Inside Peter Thiel’s Genius Factory | Backchannel

<b>Jesse Leimgruber has 22 employees</b>, and every last one is older than him. He tells me this over coffee at a downtown San Francisco Starbucks that is …

Startups

16 new startup unicorns that took flight in 2016

The startup “unicorn” club is not quite as exclusive as it used to be, with a raft of new tech giants joining the party each year. This year saw 36 …

Startups

Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.<p>Seven …