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Here's a Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad used to say that the only difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now are the places you go and the people you meet. The more experiences you accumulate and the more conversations you have, the deeper your …

Why the recent hype about insurance tech will be just the beginning

TX Zhuo Contributor<p>TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Winning deals as a new venture capital fund<br>• Teaching startups the art of the sale<p>Erin Shipley Contributor<p>Erin Shipley is an …

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful. Changing market and technology positions usually requires a renewal of the …

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Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

I’m not sure when I first heard of Bayes’ theorem. But I only really started paying attention to it over the last decade, after a few of my wonkier …

Why have 14 blue chip hedge fund managers acquired or started reinsurers?

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Unsolved problems with the common core

The Common Core State Standards Initiative was intended to establish standards for the curriculum for K–12 students in order to universally elevate …

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

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The 5 Types Of Innovation For The Future Of Work, Pt. 4: Competitor Innovation

As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, innovation continues to become both a top priority and a top challenge. For most companies, innovation is handled behind closed doors in a secluded part of the company that only a few have access to. This type of innovation is no longer …

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Google Applies Pressure on Insurance Innovation

Insurance is one of the last industries to innovate and fully embrace data, analytics and customer communication technologies.<p>It’s a common thread in nearly every industry: Innovation occurs when consumers’ growing needs and expectations converge with intense competition. It’s no surprise, then, …

The 5 Worst Social Selling Mistakes You Can Make

There are reasons all that effort that goes into building a network rarely results in generating new customers -- so make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>People don't do business with companies. People do business with people, and that's why social selling, the process of building stronger …

Innovators are killing us: Instead of reinventing housing or transit, they bring us companies like Airbnb and Uber

Innovation leaves structures intact, developing new processes to monetize the dysfunctional systems we already have<p>John Patrick Leary<p>July 11, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>The innovator has always been part savior, part confidence man. “In a multitude of men there are many who, supposing themselves wiser than …

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she’s read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their most inspiring business books.<p><b>Gabriel García</b> …

The 2015 summer reading list for innovation junkies

By Dominic Basulto<p>Dominic Basulto<p>Bio Follow<p><i>My recommended reading list for this summer includes 10 books with very different approaches to innovation. In some cases, these books take you inside the thought process of a top innovator, whether it’s a Silicon Valley entrepreneur (Elon Musk), a</i> …

Andreessen Horowitz: Why we're not in the next tech bubble

Earlier this month, around 100 institutional investors gathered at the Rosewood Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, for the annual limited partner …

4 Market Predictions From Investing Bigwigs That Could Affect Your Portfolio In 2015

<i>By Linda Keslar</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>“Expect the unexpected” might as well have been the economic mantra for 2014.<p>It was the year of a record-setting stock market rally, plummeting oil prices, increasing employer confidence and a strengthening U.S. economy that outpaced …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Entrepreneurial Spirt isn't something you are taught, it's something you must develop within yourself.<p>There are some characteristics in work and life that you just can't teach. They form from within and over time, they become part of who we are.<p>One of those characteristics is the …