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Reduce Inbox Clutter With "Process-Centric" Email

Inbox zero may be a pipe dream for most of us, but the less clutter in your email, the better. In the spirit of this, author and professor Cal …

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

So Many Corporate Innovation Labs, So Little Innovation

It’s the innovator’s day. CEOs everywhere know that keeping their companies relevant in a rapidly changing world is imperative and that innovation is …

Innovation

Five Ways To Collaborate Effectively With Other Entrepreneurs

Co-work spaces may be the best way to keep costs and risks under control, but how much do co-working founders collaborate and work together on projects? The startup community is generally a mutually supportive one, but sometimes it’s about knowing how best to utilize that support. Chris Michael, …

Startups

If You Work More Than 50 Hours a Week, You're Probably Not Getting More Done

Anyone who’s ever worked more than 50 hours a week knows what burnout feels like. To add insult to injury, you’re probably not even getting any more …

Four Reasons Your Startup Shouldn't Hire A PR Firm

Early-stage founders often mistakenly view public relations as a magic bullet. The thinking goes like this:<p><i>If only we had some press, we’d have all the [users, investors, business partners, acquisition offers…] that we need.</i><p>This is almost always nonsense. For the vast majority of early-stage …

Startups

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and regular Matthew Green is greeting the manager as if they’re old friends. Their cheerful interaction rises above the low din of the subdued crowd, some of …

Coffee

A First Look Inside WeWork’s New “Coliving” Spaces

As the popular coworking startup turns to housing, design could be key to making the model sustainable.<p>In January, <i>Fast Company</i> broke the news that the coworking startup WeWork was beta testing its first “coliving” spaces in New York. Today, the company is opening the space–a residential extension …

A ribbon-like wood table winds its way throughout this office, and the reason why is meaningful

Produce Workshop were tasked with designing a unique office interior, for Singaporean video production company, Little Red Ants Creative Studio.<p>The …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass became too much to bear. Born in 2008, in its youth it overcame Windows Vista and went on to a …

Consumer Tech

The Worst Person to Brainstorm With at Work | Inc.com

Great leaders may be considered creative, innovative, and inspiring. But when it comes to working in a team, they're just as bad (or worse) at collaborating as their employees are.<p>That's according to a new study out of the University of California Berkeley. The results, summarized in <i>Harvard</i> …

3 Motivational Tactics That Make a Difference for Your Entire Team

Without motivation, leaders can quickly fall prey to working aimlessly and losing sight of their goals.<p><i>Jeremy Choi, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Toronto, is the CEO of WPUP Inc., a personal WordPress concierge service that focuses on providing peace of mind for websites by</i> …

How to prioritise features when you have no money (sound familiar, startups?)

In my 10 years at ThoughtWorks, I’ve probably lead 20 to 30 sessions on product prioritization. However I’ve always had the role of facilitating and …

Meaningful Work Beats Over-the-Top Perks Every Time

A few years ago, I visited a Bay Area startup, and when the receptionist greeted me in the lobby, she asked a standard question: “Would you care for something to drink?” I asked for a water, but she responded with a counteroffer: “We’re pouring a very oaky Chardonnay today.”<p>It was just after …

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

Nine myths about startups they’ll let you live with

To say that working at a startup or running one is the best thing to do these days wouldn't be a blinding insight. A friend of mine in a recent …

Startups Are Personal: Focus On Company Culture

We continue our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Traklight’s Mike Willee) and move from personal values to company culture. As an entrepreneur, one of the most important things you can do for your business is to establish the tone and culture that you want, or at the very least, …

Entrepreneurship

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

<i>Co-written by John Fitch</i><p>The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business ideas. The looking part is easy since one needs only to search areas of high market and high technology risk. However, what is the best path to making …

What to Do Before You Fire a Pivotal Employee

These days, the majority of a company’s employees are networked together on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. They no doubt also have important vendors, customers, and future customers among their contacts. That’s why understanding, modeling, and measuring your employee …

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run.<p>The problem is that while this …

5 Essentials for Succeeding in Any Business You Choose

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success as an entrepreneur can often come with a number of challenges. No matter what industry you are in, or how long you have been working at it, there will always be obstacles to overcome and challenges that come your way. …

Why universities must partner with tech

Universities have a choice — partner with industry, or watch their best minds disappear. Swallowing their pride and partnering with industry is a better option than irrelevance.<p>The University of Virginia’s provost, Tom Katsouleas, once told me that less than one percent, by his estimates, of basic …

BeeLine brings easy GPS navigation to your bike

It's easy to get navigation on your bike through dedicated GPS or a smartphone cradle, but that doesn't mean that navigation is easy. How are you supposed to pay attention to turn-by-turn directions when you're busy dodging potholes? BeeLine thinks it can help. It's crowdfunding a navigation device …

Android Phones

These 2 startups are doing PR right. Here’s what you can learn from them.

“Going global” is a phrase that is thrown around in Asia quite a lot. For the sheer amount of times I’ve heard that phrase, very few startups …

Startups

Why Do Some Startups Succeed While Others Fail? [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic from the Startup Genome Project 2.0 is based on a comprehensive 2015 report on startup structure, ecosystems, and disruptive …

30 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

These 15 startups are out to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world

A cluster of startups are looking to disrupt one of the oldest industries in the world: insurance.<p>Insurance has been around for thousands of years.<p>The earliest instance of insurance law is believed to date to King Hammurabi, about 1700 BC.<p>Business Insider spoke with venture capitalists, CEOs, and …

One of the UK's biggest ever tech hubs is set to open within months at the London Olympic Park

The UK government said the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics cost £8.92 billion. That reportedly works out at £142 per head for every man, woman and child in the UK.<p>It's therefore no surprise that there was pressure on the organisers of the Olympics to find new uses for the facilities.<p>London …

England

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."<p>Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?<p>I see time and again that injecting a …