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The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Management

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

THE TAKEDOWN OF TRAVIS KALANICK: The untold story of Uber's infighting, backstabbing, and multi-million-dollar exit packages

Twenty-four hours before Travis Kalanick would make a snap decision that would ultimately force him out of his job, the Uber CEO was relaxing at a rented house in Malibu with several friends.<p>It was a Sunday afternoon and he was ready for a nap. But as his eyes began to close his phone buzzed.<p>"Have …

Sexual Harassment

Growing Regulatory Complexities – RegTech to the Rescue

Regulations have always been a cumbersome affair for the banking and financial services industry. The global financial crisis exposed many loopholes …

Regulation

The numbers behind recent VC trends

Venture capitalists have become much pickier than they once were, are taking longer to invest and are writing bigger checks. Why it matters: It's …

Venture Capital

Learn From Successful 'Firestarters' To Ignite Your Life And Career

As a 22-year-old college student, Raoul Davis Jr. asked a question that changed his life.<p>He asked a company he was interested in if they had any internships. The answer was no. But he was not in the mood to take no for an answer, so he asked the company to “give him one anyway.” Eventually, the …

Acquainted

5 tips for collaborating with big business

<b>Disruption talk is now commonplace, writes Paul Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of South African equity-free accelerator …

The key aspects investors look for in RegTech firms (Part 1)

<b>What are the key aspect investors look for when they invest in RegTech firms? Does it actually make sense to invest in RegTech and if so why? Sure,</b> …

The key aspects investors look for in RegTech firms (Part 2)

<b>In the first part of this article we looked at the investment landscape in the RegTech sector and why it makes sense to invest in RegTechs developing</b> …

CFTC chairman: Government must ditch 'analog regulation,' embrace blockchain

J. Christopher Giancarlo sees a digital revolution coming for financial regulators, and he says blockchain technology is the key to protecting the …

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids

Finally: You’ve got the chance to work remotely. Maybe it’s due to the structure of your new job, or organization; maybe it’s part of that new corporate work/life initiative; or maybe it’s the result of months of lobbying the higher-ups. Regardless, you’ve won the prize that many — or most — …

African blockchain moving away from payments narrative

<b>It had been assumed that, if Africa was to see the development of a local digital currencies scene, that this would be based primarily around</b> …

Digital Currency

ELD compliance and blockchain

POPI Proof Your Direct Marketing

As with any relatively new piece of legislation, the passing of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) can bring with it confusion and …

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

UK publishes first draft of new, stricter data protection laws

The UK's Data Protection Act 1998 is staring retirement in the face, as the government has now published the first draft of the new Data Protection Bill designed to replace it. We actually know quite a bit about the bill already. It was first mentioned in the Queen's Speech in June, with many of …

Privacy

15 Quotes to Give You Instant Inspiration in Business and Life | Inc.com

Never underestimate the power an inspirational quote has to lift you up! Inspiration can push you further, help you through a time when you're struggling, or simply help put things in perspective and remind you what you're reaching for.<p>Inspirational quotes can help you set the tone for your day, or …

Motivation

11 Famous Failures That Will Inspire You to Success | Inc.com

Nothing debilitates us as much or is as scary as a fear of failure.<p>In fact, research indicates that our fear of failure tops the list of our phobias with nearly one in three people having a fear of failure (31 percent), ahead of our fear of public speaking or fear of spiders (30 percent each) or …

UK Financial Regulator Builds Blockchain App on R3's Corda

The U.K.'s chief financial markets regulator has helped develop a new app using blockchain consortium R3's Corda distributed ledger …

9 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Employees | Inc.com

When you see a glass of water, do you think of it as half full or half empty? The way you answer could be a key factor in your future success.<p>A report from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) says 27 million working-age Americans are starting new businesses. But half of small businesses fail …

Entrepreneurship

Kenya’s BitPesa secures more investment to hit $10m total funding

<b>Kenyan bitcoin payments startup BitPesa has raised follow-on funding from a number of investors to take its total secured investment to around the</b> …

Africa

Six major banks join blockchain project to build new digital currency

Bitcoin’s surge in popularity with investors and the general public has not gone unnoticed in the world’s largest banks, and now six of them are …

Slow regulations versus fast tech

Before 2010, I was writing a lot about technology but it was all heavily geared towards regulations. It was pretty dull, to be honest, but worthy. …

4 Money Management Tips For Freelancers

Close to 54 million Americans work as freelancers and they make 17% more an hour than full-time employees do. In other words, freelancers can make bank. Even so, it’s still hard for freelancers to stay afloat.<p>In some cases, it’s because they work fewer hours than their 9-to-5 counterparts. Fewer …

Business Ownership - Everything Is Not Always As It Seems

Whether you’re dreaming of being a business owner, or are actually working that dream right now, one thing is the same: You don’t want your dream to become a nightmare. And one of the best ways to accomplish this is to learn as much as you can about how this dream will play out.<p>Of the many …

Small Business

15 'RegTech' Investors Every Fintech Startup Needs to Know

In a parallel to the thriving fintech sector, an industry is emerging to automate complex regulatory reporting requirements.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to statistics from CB Insights, RegTech startups have raised approximately $2.3 billion across 317 deals …

Regtech Can Help Stop the New Regulations Blame Game Forever

<b>This article was written by Mark Holmes, CEO of Waymark Tech.</b><p>When it comes to regulation packages, there’s always a scramble to get over the …