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The 20 most popular business books of 2015

Amazon recently released its list of the best-selling books of 2015, including the most popular business and investing books.<p>Whether you run a company, work for one, or work for yourself, these 20 books are guaranteed to teach you something new. Scroll down to see which books made the list.

Goodbye apps, hello smart agents: Are you ready for the post-app world?

Anyone who has a smartphone bursting with downloaded apps is a rare breed – and getting rarer. Apps are on the wane. According to analysts at …

Apps

Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

8 iconic flicks about Silicon Valley

By Nicole Goodkind and Melody Hahm<p>“Steve Jobs." This year’s star-studded, critically acclaimed movie showcases the intersection of the tech …

Following The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

Bryan Oliver<p>Read full profile<p>Geniuses are different for a reason. They think and act differently and create some of the most amazing, life changing …

Self-improvement

What Are the Most Common Ways Startups Destroy Themselves?

Chasing investors instead of customers is the most common way startups destroy themselves. It is a perfectly avoidable path to destruction.<p>Over 600,000 companies go out of business every year in the US alone. Infant Entrepreneur Mortality is a massive problem. Here are 10 avoidable mistakes …

Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

Google has teamed up with Udacity to introduce the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree, a program aimed at teaching students how to build sustainable revenue-generating businesses. Google program manager Shanea King-Roberson told VentureBeat that this Nanodegree is designed to help less technical people …

GeekWire 200 Update: The Pacific NW’s top startups, now in two handy online maps

Geography matters more than ever when it comes to connecting with tech companies. Job seekers, in particular, are increasingly taking into account …

50 Bootstrapping Hacks for Every Stage of Your Startup

Bootstrapping is an attractive way to launch and run a startup for many founders, primarily because it gives more freedom to the founders than …

Killer Tools to Launch and Build Your Startup

If you want to have your own startup, you are going to need to do a lot of hard work to get it running and make it profitable. While you may think …

Infographics

10 Wireframing Tools to Fine-Tune Mobile Apps Development

• by Shishir Dubey<br>• 3 Years ago<br>• Comments Off<p>The 10 Famous Wireframing Tools<p>Wireframing plays a crucial role in the mobile app development process, as it …

10 Unusual Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Should Read

The CEO of Facebook is known to be a bit weird around the edges, and so is his 'recommended reading' list.<p>In previous posts, I provided must-read suggestions from some of the most famous entrepreneurs in the world. If I were to generalize, each reading list would have the following …

Mark Zuckerberg

Google Ventures partner shares the 7 elements of a perfect sales pitch

Rick Klau has been a Google Ventures partner since 2011 and took to Twitter to share some of the best advice he can offer entrepreneurs pitching their business to customers. It's advice that's just as relevant to pitches to investors.<p>It all boils down to storytelling.<p>Here are Klau's tips:

5 Myths to Know Before You Learn How to Become a Software Developer

<b>Fundamentally, to learn how to become a software developer is the same as to pursue any career path</b>: hard work will truly determine success, not …

Apple Acknowledges Disastrous iPhone Messages Bug, Suggests This Temporary Fix

Earlier this week, I wrote about how a new iOS bug emerged that enabled iPhone users to crash another person’s iPhone by simply sending a text message. The text message — which simply says: effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 – causes the iPhone of the recipient to crash continuously if …

Turn Your City Into Legos With 'Brick Street View'

A Google Maps mod invites you to be a kid again.<p>Ever wish you lived in the Lego universe, a place of infinite possibility and no suffering (mainly because everybody's smiles are painted on)? Fire up Brick Street View, then, and transform your city into the children's toy set, complete with blocky …

iPhone 7 concept features a home button built into the screen

Given the enormous success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple’s going to have to pull out all the stops if it hopes to boost sales further with its next major iPhone redesign. This iPhone 7 concept, created by designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek, certainly presents enough of a “wow” factor to do it!<p>…

Turn Any Old Street Into A Cherry Tree-Lined Wonderland With This Google Maps Hack

There is a land where children skip through rows of blossoming cherry trees on their way to school, where concrete is carpeted in impossibly pink petals, and where magic still wraps its arms around humanity.<p>You do not live in this land.<p>So instead, the Japanese cosmetics company Lux has released a …

The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Play 'Pac-Man' around the world in Google Maps

<i>Pac-Man</i> is already such a worldwide phenomenon, but now one of the most famous video games of all time is available to play on every computer through …

Watch This: The Pains of Growing a Startup

Done is better than perfect.<p>The biggest mistake startup founders make is trying to polish their product until it’s perfect before releasing it to the market. Ultimately, getting the product in front of users and getting the feedback is essential for startups, and feedback is much harder to take …

22 successful entrepreneurs share their best productivity hacks

It makes sense, then, that the most successful ones have figured out some handy productivity hacks to make the most of their days.<p>We've collected some of the best we've found from entrepreneurs of a wide range of industries and experience levels.

This smart cookie jar will only open if you deserve it

It's generally understood that being able to delay your gratification helps you to become more successful. Resisting everything but temptation can be difficult, which is why the kSafe is stepping in when your resolve weakens. Essentially, the kSafe is an oversized cookie jar, but one that'll only …

Entrepreneur Group Hacks A New Career Path For Computer Science Students

For many aspiring entrepreneurs, the technology industry is synonymous with startups. But in the world of academia, computer science students often find themselves with one of two options: a career in research or a job in corporate America.<p>Chintan Parikh is a computer science major at Georgia …

Slack, the Startup Looking to Kill Email, Is Now Reportedly Worth $2 Billion

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Slack, an internal communication app designed to allow businesses to chat and collaborate at work, is in in the process of raising a new funding round that values the company at $2 billion, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports<i>.</i><p>If accurate, this …

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Why Startups Should Tread Carefully When Hiring A Growth Hacker

I’m the first person to admit that marketers need to reshape how they approach their craft. We are building businesses in a climate that relies heavily on the malleable ability to disrupt the norm. What “always worked” has become outdated and new ideas are needed.<p>“Growth hacking”—the process of …