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A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

Hedge Funds

Millennial Techies Are Choosing Skill-Based Training Over College

Daunted by the expense of a four-year program, students are focusing on learning the skills they need for the jobs they want.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At only 18 years old, Tiger Shen already has a history in software that would make many engineers envious. He’s …

High School

8 Ways Any Millennial Can Be a Millionaire in 5 Years

Hustle, thrift and perseverance combined are a potent financial force.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials are hitting the workforce in large numbers each year, facing challenges as they do so. Recent research from USA Today reveals that millennials earn 20 …

Entrepreneurship

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very little …

Self-improvement

4 Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get A Flat Stomach Fast

The only pooch a woman really wants to see a cute dog. As for the one that makes her jeans feel tight? It’s aggravating. And it’s unhealthy. You can …

People Who Start Companies Are Crazy

Delusional thinking is what helps you project a ridiculously bold vision that attracts the people and money you need to make your business a reality.<p>I think people who start companies are, without a doubt, just a little bit crazy.<p>Myself included.<p>And people who start <i>more</i> than one company? Deranged …

Arianna Huffington Can't Do Everything on Her To-Do List. Here's How She Sets Her Priorities

No one could accuse the Huffington Post co-founder of taking it easy. After recently leaving her eponymous media company, she's keeping busy--helping Uber get its ship in order and running her new startup, Thrive Global.<p><i>Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of the Huffington Post, surprised many when</i> …

Arianna Huffington

How This Electric Bike Startup Launched One of the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever

This Boston-based startup is largely shunning venture capital and crowdfunding its growth.<p>After launching one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter ever last year, GeoOrbital, a Boston-based startup that manufacturers wheels that can make any bike electric in 60 seconds or …

Dropbox founder reveals how he built a $9 billion company in his 20s — even though Steve Jobs told him Apple would destroy it

Drew Houston cofounded Dropbox, a file-storage application that is going public, 10 years ago. As CEO, he has led it to over $1 billion in annualized revenue and more than 500 million users. But it has not all been smooth sailing.<p>Houston joined Business Insider Editor-in-Chief Alyson Shontell on …

Startups

Here's what you get with a $26,000 per year luxury travel membership

But when the 1% travel, the word takes on an entirely new meaning.<p>"Travel is the currency of status; it's far more about the experiences you have as opposed to whether you're driving the latest Rolls Royce or whether your wife has the latest Hermès handbag," said Anthony Lassman, cofounder of …

Luxury Travel

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

10 Things entrepreneur should not do while starting-up

Share29<p>Tweet<p>Share54<p>+17<p>Shares 90<p>Every entrepreneur knows the statistics, and the statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 new businesses fail. But God …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Startups

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve helped in …

Business Strategy

Meet the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world

At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. With this inaugural edition of <b>Business Insider 100: The Creators</b>, we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit.<p>Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums …

List-Worthy

Blue Apron Is Said To Be Considering An IPO

Meal kit delivery service Blue Apron is exploring a possible initial public offering, according to a report from Bloomberg on Monday.<p>Blue Apron, a …

You Can't Achieve Success Without This

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

Why You Should Avoid Entrepreneurship

It is a ride many people dream about and most wish they had never gotten on.<p><i>This article was written for visionaries and masochists alike.</i><p>During a particularly tough business cycle, I asked my friend and mentor Rick Voirin about whether it was the right time for me to change the direction of one of …

Entrepreneurship

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

At some point, most nonnative speakers who want to cash in on their English—to go to university abroad or land a job with a multinational corporation—will have to take a test, probably one with a long acronym: the TOEFL, the IELTS, the TOEIC. These grueling exams can cost $200 or more, a small …

Language Learning

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

That's why rental-car company Hertz just made a $50 million strategic investment in Luxe, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it its job to handle the parking for you.<p>Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you …

Startups