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10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

The Dark Side of Cross-Selling

Imagine you’re a marketing manager for a national catalog retailer—a company that sells a wide array of wares, including apparel, furniture, bed and bath products, and outdoor items. Every category has its own catalog. You have before you data on two customers. Each currently buys products from …

Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital

Entrepreneur Brian Pallas doesn’t believe in venture capital. His startup, Opportunity Network is funded entirely from private investors and business partners. The 28-year old hasn’t taken a penny of venture capital. Last year, when I first reported about Pallas’ success, ON was valued at $100m …

Venture Capital

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Mogul CEO: It’s Time to Start Setting Higher Expectations

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Inside Warren Buffett's Favorite Book

Let’s take it back to 1956 and 1957 to observe the original formation of Buffett Partnership Limited (BPL) by Warren Buffett, which was a vehicle he used to accumulate much of his wealth. Initially, it allowed him to take an active role in his investments in companies such as Dempster Mill, in …

A 17-year-old founder raised money from VCs who didn't realize they were investing in a high-school student — now the founder is debating dropping out

Most startup-minded students quit college, not high school, following in the footsteps of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg.<p>But teenagers are getting into tech at earlier and earlier ages. Writing apps and participating in hackathons are standard ways of getting internships at hot employers like Google …

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Bill Gates

6 dashboards I use daily — and why every startup CEO should as well

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>In order to succeed, we need to create value and grow. Sound familiar? In a fast-paced startup, the business environment is always in flux. You need to be able to course correct at a moment’s notice, and make changes to products, programs, campaigns, and …

Innovative company sells simple product for five times the normal price

Companies all around the world are facing an epidemic: mass commoditization. Products and services are becoming commodities faster and faster and margins are disappearing just as quickly, putting great pressure on an organization's bottom line. This trend is not going to slow down; in fact, the …

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

The 3 Types of People Who May Want To Consider Skipping College

With student loans reaching mortgagee-sized proportions, more people are creating creative alternatives to traditional higher ed.<p>According to College Board the average cost of attending a four-year college course in the U.S. has risen an astounding 41% in the last decade. A freshman going off to …

26 Business Logo Design Inspiration #15 | Logos

This is my successful <b>inspiration #15</b> in <b>logo design</b> series. In last year 2012, I served thousands of visual, branding identity, <b>business logo design</b> …

Netflix's CEO reveals how he got ahead in life

Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix, took his company from a mom-and-pop DVD operation to a $40-billion global media behemoth that is now …

Startups

50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> theme song. “Take a look, …

How to turn a great idea into an iPhone app

You get an idea for the next great app. Move over, Snapchat. Move over, Twitter. Move over, Instagram. This is going to be a big deal.<p>But there's one thing you don't know. How to get it from your head into the App Store, onto the 700 million iPhones Apple has sold, and onwards towards glory, fame, …

Startup By Former Apple Exec Promises “First Great Jobs” Of The On-Demand Era

Ron Johnson, the man behind the Apple Stores, has recovered from a disastrous stint as J.C. Penney's CEO. His new delivery and set-up service for personal electronics, Enjoy, promises a new approach to running a mobile, on-demand workforce.<p>Ron Johnson, the ex–Apple retail chief, godfather of the …