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Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Why Entrepreneurs Don't Need Business Experience to Start Their Own Company

Shaun Neff never had a full-time job before he started his company, and it worked out okay for him.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars spotlights designer Shaun Neff, who talks about the power of branding, …

If Your Company Isn’t Good at Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI

Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes …

Big Data

Natural Language Processing: Turning Words Into Data

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has long been one of the holy grails of computer science. While we all know that computers are better than humans …

Natural Language Processing

Kensho's AI For Investors Just Got Valued At Over $500 Million In Funding Round From Wall Street

When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June, ultimately tanking the British pound, traders with access to Cambridge, Massachusetts-based artificial intelligence platform Kensho had a special advantage.<p>With a few keystrokes on Kensho’s AI-powered platform, traders quickly …

S&P Global

These 9 entrepreneurs were paid $100,000 to drop out of college — here's what they're up to today

"Some ideas just can't wait," reads the website for the Thiel Fellowship.<p>In 2011, the investor, entrepreneur, and now Trump adviser Peter Thiel launched a program that awards $100,000 to promising young entrepreneurs who are willing to drop out of college and turn their bright ideas into real …

Peter Thiel

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Silicon Valley Startup Drives Down The Cost & Frustration Of Getting To Beta

The challenge of producing your working technology or business concept is big.<p>For founders that have starting capital, they often seek out professional tech companies in the belief that paying a company to build their idea will be faster and better quality.<p>The rub—and it’s a rub that costs money—is …

Leaked documents from startup Maple show the brutal economics of food delivery

On average, the restaurant-in-an-app lost money on each meal in 2015.<p>It has been a challenging year for food-delivery startups. SpoonRocket went out of business. Munchery is struggling. DoorDash and Postmates secured new investments at a lower and flat valuation, respectively.<p>Maple, the …

The secret life of a startup employee: it’s like being a firefighter led by an arsonist | Anonymous

If you’re lucky, new ventures can be fun, and do great things. But most are rudderless, stuffed with clueless children – and founded by capricious narcissists<p>A lot has been written about startups. It usually involves devoted employees working long hours to deliver explosive growth via ping-pong …

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8 Tips for startups to setup on social media

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share15<p>+12<p>Shares 27<p>Social media can play a significant role in drawing attention to any social startup. Establishing a presence and …

The 8 Most Recommended Books for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, finding time to read may be difficult. The one thing you can gain from taking the time to read is inspiration. By reading through …

A nasty Android malware is spreading using Google's online ad network

It's a banking "trojan," which is designed to steal its victims' banking details. One way it does this is by creating phishing windows designed to dupe users into entering their details. It can also read and and delete text messages sent to users by their banks.<p>The worrying part is how it makes its …

20 Reasons Why Most Fintech Start-Ups Fail

In as much as financial Technology (fintech) companies have in recent time shown signs of revolutionalizing the way we handle our daily finances, it …

17 Essential skills to succeed as an entrepreneur

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+13<p>Shares 60<p>The business world is changing, and that means we need to adapt. But we don’t just want to react to a changing world; …

There's a new digital-only bank and its CEO says Brexit is the 'perfect scenario' to launch

Tide is launching to the public today after bagging the funding in the last few weeks. It is an unusually large funding round for a startup that has yet to launch its product.<p>The startup's investor list reads like a who's who list of London tech. Backers include: LocalGlobe, the VC firm set up by …

'I thought people wouldn't take me seriously because I was a nurse starting a business'

FOR THE PAST seven years, I worked as a nurse. It was all I had known until last year when I started taking baby steps towards leaving that world …

The 11 Biggest Time Wasters to Avoid in Building a Startup

You have about 100 billion things to do in order to build a successful startup. The last thing you have time for is wasting time. So I talked to some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies and asked them to share their top tips for avoiding the huge time-sucks they …

Customers

18 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Biggest Business Regrets

<i>This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Whether it’s not taking advice sooner or taking advice you shouldn’t have, waiting too long to take a …

Your Startup’s Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides

Guy Kawasaki shares the layout for a perfect pitch.<p>Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your …

This $2.8 billion startup gets all of its daily meetings done in 10 minutes

I arrived just in time for breakfast: Like I found out on my previous visit, Pivotal brings in a catered breakfast every single day as an incentive to make sure all employees are around for a daily all-hands meeting, attended by everybody in every department, at precisely 9:06am.<p>(Breakfast today …

Headphones

Here’s Why Employee Perks Are Actually Really Important

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

Proof That Fancy Job Perks Can’t Keep Millennials Happy

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

Android surges, Windows Phone share continues to fall with latest Kantar numbers | On MSFT

While Microsoft is not dropping support for its mobile OSes, the company has, at least temporarily, switch focus to other areas, and it shows. The …

5 Deadly Meeting Mistakes And How To Fix Them

The hot-shot product manager burst into the conference room ten minutes late.<p>“Sorry guys, I’m on ‘marketing time.’”<p>The six of us already in the room had been waiting on him to start the meeting. Six people, times 10 minutes each, equals a full hour of wasted time.<p>There was a standing joke in the …

Jeff Bezos

Malicious Pokémon Go app is putting Android phones at risk

<i>Pokémon Go</i> hasn't officially been released in the UK but around the world trainers are finding themselves getting into trouble. A malicious version …

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

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