Shaan Chugh

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14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

7 Chinese companies that will shape the future of the tech industry: My week in Beijing

Technology companies in China have leapt forward in Usain Bolt-like strides in recent years, as they've evolved from remarkable copiers to legitimate …

‘Others’: The smartphone brands you don’t know that threaten the future of Apple and Samsung

As most of the biggest names in the mobile industry gathered last February in Barcelona for a massive trade show, a company called Gionee had one of the biggest smartphone launch events that you probably never heard about.<p>As hundreds of journalists and observers packed into a small stage area, …

This startup is the new secret weapon investors are using to outsmart each other

Except for investors using a tool called Second Measure. They already knew its sales hadn't recovered — and they knew which restaurants Chipotle's customers had turned to instead.<p>Many analysts could have guessed Chipotle's sales hadn't recovered, but wouldn't have recognized that the surprise …

Here's What Apple Pays to Build the iPhone SE

Apple is generating a nice profit on its latest iPhone.<p>The company’s latest release, the iPhone SE, costs Apple $160 to build, according to analyst …

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Monetize Their Free Time

The biggest advantage that the Internet has brought to the world of work is the ability to combine several jobs in an efficient way. Working both day …

23 Steps to Become the Next Warren Buffett

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>Warren Buffett, also known as the Oracle of Omaha, is the third richest man in the world worth close to $60 billion, according to Forbes' "2015 World's Billionaire list." And at 85 years old, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO shows no signs of slowing down.<p><i>Visit</i> …

Investing

How Virtual Reality Is About to Transform the Travel Industry

VR has obvious value when it comes to entertainment. But its best use may lie in tourism.<p>2016 is set to be the year of virtual reality: Familiar names like Facebook, Google, Sony and Samsung are all vying for the attention of mainstream audiences across the globe. And while these VR headsets are …

Virtual Reality

40 tech skills that will land you a $120,000-plus salary

Job site Dice.com recently published its 2016 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice surveyed 16,301 IT professionals in fall 2015 to come up with this list.<p>Of course, skills alone won't always guarantee a high salary. Work experience counts, too. But if you're considering …

Apache Software Foundation

Jump-start your career in 2016 — thousands of top-rated online classes are just $10 this week

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock If you've resolved to better yourself or learn something new this year, but have yet to decide how exactly you'll go about …

Online Education

Seth Klarman's super-secretive hedge fund had its third losing year — here's what happened

Baupost was founded by legendary value investor Seth Klarman, the author of "Margin of Safety."<p>The fund is known for its secrecy. Klarman doesn't make many public-speaking appearances, and the fund's investment letters rarely get out.<p>There is next to no information on the fund's website .<p>In the …

Investing

Goldman Sachs thinks a new 'commodity deflation cycle' is just beginning and Caterpillar is going to get crushed

And on Monday, Goldman Sachs analysts downgraded the industrial behemoth as the company continues to bear the brunt of the slowdown.<p>In a note, they bumped down their rating to "Sell" from "Neutral" with a $51 price target, indicating that they expect the stock to tank 61% this year.<p>And this …

Markets

Wall Street got the China oil story wrong, and it will make everything that's happening now much worse

It has prepared its refiners to dump a massive load of supply onto an already oversupplied market.<p>All of this has to do with China's attempt to invigorate its private markets — to liberalize its economy.<p>Last year, China allowed small, private oil refineries, called teapot refiners, to start buying …

Oil

'Unicorn' tech startups are about to be mauled by a bear market

Washington (AFP) - After a year in which free-flowing capital fueled unprecedented growth in so-called tech "unicorns," the sector is bracing for a slowdown which could thin the herd.<p>Washington (AFP) - After a year in which free-flowing capital fueled unprecedented growth in so-called tech …

Venture Capital

41 of the trickiest questions Google will ask you in a job interview

Most of them require you to think quantitatively and broadly, and test the way you tackle problems on the spot.<p>Google probably switches up its questions over time, but career website Glassdoor provides a glimpse of the types of brain-stumping puzzles Google has asked in the past.<p>Not all of Google's …

Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

Bots

Learn to master one of the most beginner-friendly and useful programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock As we move forward in the technological age, coding will only become more prevalent, and having at least some knowledge …

Programming

Should developers specialize in the front or back ends -- or should they be general full-stack developers? We look at the pros and cons of each option.

You often hear the term “full stack developer” thrown around, but what exactly is it, and should you think about becoming one? Let’s take a closer …

Databases

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 …

Startups

Meet The Strange And Wonderful Health Snacks Of Silicon Valley's Break Rooms

Corporate break rooms have come a long way since the days of the water cooler, the percolator, and a fridge stuffed with week-old leftovers. Successful startups and tech companies around the country are wooing talent with their increasingly fabulous food and beverage options. But even if you can’t …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

Personal Finance

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

Entrepreneurship

These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

We've decided to rack up a bunch of these billion-dollar startups — Cowboy Ventures' Aileen Lee first referred to them as "unicorns" — that didn't exist five years ago, and that are now valued at $1 billion or more.<p>For the purposes of this list, we zeroed in on US-based companies that were founded …

Startups

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets

Productivity apps have proliferated at the speed of startup conferences and podcasts. 10 entrepreneurs weigh in on the tools and resources they turn to in order to stay productive and centered.<p>Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a …

10 Practices That Lead To The Demise Of Any Business

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs seem to prefer to fail their way to the top, rather than do some research and learn from the successes and mistakes of others. It seems to be part of the "fail fast, fail often" mantra often heard in Silicon Valley. As an advisor to many startups, I'm convinced …

What is Hadoop - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

<i>Originally posted here by Bernard Marr</i>.<p>When you learn about Big Data you will sooner or later come across this odd sounding word: Hadoop - but what …

These 8 Disciplines Define a Fundable Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business. Let me assure you, there is no absolute right or wrong, but there is real value in doing things in a sequence that minimizes the risks, optimizes your efforts …

Small Business

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs, 2015

“A word of warning about choosing to start a startup: It sucks! One of the most consistent pieces of feedback we get from YC founders is it’s harder than they could have ever imagined.”<p>That’s how Y Combinator President Sam Altman tells it in his Startup Playbook. No matter how prepared you think …

There's Nothing Sexier Than a Passionate, Hard-Working Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often get a lot of flack when it comes to the topic of intimate relationships. I've seen countless articles claiming they are the worst partners. Even in media, entrepreneurs are often portrayed as cold, uncaring and shallow.<p>…

Entrepreneurship