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How to grow a lean startup efficiently

When a startup is composed of only a few people, the small team that started the company, it’s easy to manage everyone and everything. You’ve got your first few clients, and they’re happy with your work, paying all their bills on time and referring your services to other potential clients. But as …

Project Management

4 charts perfectly illustrate the bitcoin bubble

Cryptocurrencies have surely been the best-performing asset class of 2017.<p>The crown jewel of the crypto world Bitcoin has run up over 604% year to date. But that pales in comparison to Ethereum's 3,562% gain this year.<p>Naturally, these sorts of monstrous returns in such a short period of time spark …

Meet 9 of tech's newest billionaires

You've almost certainly heard of Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk.<p>But have you heard of Patrick Collison, David Zalik, or Lucy Peng?<p>As I'm sure you know, the first group of men were startup founders who went on to become tech billionaires. What you may not know is the second group of …

Startups

Building a Slack Bot Using Python

What You'll Be CreatingSlack was founded in 2014 and is being touted as the fastest-growing business application in history. It currently has over …

Python Programming

6 Must-Read Books for Data Pros

<i>(This article is a sponsored placement written by Capella University, and republished from the Capella blog.)</i><p>You’ll find a large selection of books …

Data Management

Tony Robbins has a two-step coaching process that gets results — and people pay him thousands of dollars for it

Michelle Cordeiro Grant's eyes filled with tears.<p>Her coaching session with Tony Robbins ran past its scheduled 30-minute mark as they moved from advice on marketing strategy and operations to a topic the self-assured entrepreneur was less willing to talk about: the fear that she would have to …

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

Embracing Innovation to Sustain a Competitive Edge | Inc.com

Earlier this year, Ford ousted CEO Mark Fields because board members doubted his ability to lead the company through industry changes like ride hailing apps, self-driving vehicles and electric cars. Although C-suite turnover in large corporations isn't earth-shattering news, Fields' exit offers …

Innovation

5 Must-Use Email Tactics to Drive Holiday Sales | Inc.com

When it comes to holiday marketing campaigns, email is one of the few mediums that's universally proven to drive revenue online. Across all industries, it's shown to produce $38 of revenue for every $1 invested. And that's not all: Data from Soundest shows that on average, email drives an average …

eCommerce

The electricity required for a single bitcoin trade could power a house for a whole month

Bitcoin trades use a lot of electricity as a means to make verifying trades expensive, therefore making fraudulent transactions costly and deterring those who would seek to misuse the currency.<p>"By making sure that verifying transactions is a costly business, the integrity of the network can be …

Bitcoin

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Blockchain

These are the 20 fastest growing freelance skills in demand right now

Upworth has released its latest quarterly list of the skill gaps companies are looking for freelancers to fill. This latest list sees a new No. 1 skill: virtual reality, which took the top spot from natural language processing in the previous list. Here’s the full list of the top 20 skills:<p>Virtual …

How the 80/20 Rule Helped Me Double My Income in Two Months

Learn how you can apply the 80/20 rule to your business.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>When I first read about the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, I had a healthy skepticism for it. I couldn’t wrap my head around how 80 percent of my work would only lead to 20 percent of results and that …

8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Online Business

They say experience is the best teacher and indeed it is. But sometimes you can learn a few things from those who came before you. Reflecting back, here's what I wish I knew when I started my business:<p><b>1. Save Money For Your Taxes</b><p>Yes, I know, it sounds obvious. But for most new entrepreneurs, you …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

UX Design

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

10 Must-have business tools to be a more productive entrepreneur

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+13<p>Shares 56<p>As a modern online entrepreneur, you have access to some amazing resources. Entrepreneurs love to save money, but at …

Small Business

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

First, let’s say you bought an app that edits pictures on your phone.<p>You bought it because you love programs like Photoshop, and you wanted such detailed features for your phone, especially one in particular. However, when you actually start using the app, you find the interface confusing and you …

The 1 science-based technique that will improve every email you write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us to …

AOL

Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks

Outsourcing. It is not an unfamiliar word in the entrepreneurial sphere. More and more entrepreneurs are trying to infuse this tactic in their business to be more productive.<p>With books like "The 4 Hour Work Week," the benefits of outsourcing have been overstated. Many entrepreneurs want to start …

BILL GATES: Read these 5 books

After all, Microsoft was basically the poster child for the tech boom of the 1990s - a boom that Warren Buffett famously did not participate in - and the company continues to be considered a "growth" stock today.<p>But I'd have to disagree.<p>Bill Gates might not be picking stocks, but he still thinks …

How to create the perfect office, according to science

Could a chia pet make you happier at work? How about a nature soundtrack? Maybe slapping some pictures of flowers on the wall?<p>Everyone seems to have …

Workstations

2 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 5%

Unfortunately, high-yield stocks have become a high-risk area for investors over the past several years. Due to low interest rates, investors have become so hungry for yield that they've gobbled up almost anything that pays a high rate, which has pushed valuations up and yields down. Meanwhile, the …

Investing

50 Motivational Posters That Will Boost Your Productivity

I hated going to the orthodontist as a kid. It was the most painful and unpleasant recurring experience of my childhood. While a grumpy old man …

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Books

The 15 best books to read on your commute

Our friends at Amazon put together a list of the best books for your commute. Whether they're divided into small chapters, filled with tips to get you ahead at work, or just feature a train prominently, these 15 books are perfect for reading on the way to and from the office.<p>We've included blurbs …

Books