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This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

7 Ways to Increase Your Charisma, According to Psychologists

Anyone can become more charming and engaging over time--all it takes is a little practice.<p>As is the case with most personality traits, some people are naturally more charismatic than others. (Think Oprah Winfrey or Bill Clinton.)<p>But contrary to popular belief, anyone can become more charismatic …

9 Pieces of UX Advice I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

Like all people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and …

This Smart Startup Wants to Help You Find Your Lost Stuff

Do you have a habit of losing your keys? Or worse, your wallet? Wistiki, a startup based in France that’s pronounced “wiss-ti-key,” wants to help.<p>The …

Tim Cook and Apple execs talk product design, encryption and what's next

Sunday night's <i>60 Minutes</i> provided a rare look inside of Tim Cook's Apple, the executives that keep the company ahead of its competitors, and tidbits …

Tim Cook

15 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Business

Starting a business is exciting—and scary.<p>I’ve started more businesses than I’d care to admit. In my experience, it’s a bit like driving through a …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

Five Business Trends To Watch In 2016–No Matter How Or Where You Work

From big data to the gig economy, 2016 may be the year that familiar buzzwords start having real, mainstream impact.<p>Depending on the sort of entrepreneur, employee, freelancer, or company leader you might be, the year ahead holds varying degrees of promise and pitfalls. Some of the changes afoot …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015

2015 saw Apple’s design criticized, designing beyond the web & mobile screen, even more prototyping tools (including sneak peeks from Adobe), and it …

UX Design

Everything just changed for Chinese companies

After a weekend at China's Central Economic Work Conference, Chinese officials have laid out details for what promises to be an excruciating reform period for its corporate sector.<p>"China will create conditions for execution of bankruptcy procedures based on market rules, and speed up trials of …

30 Best Websites to Learn Design and Development

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>Despreneur</i><i>.</i><p>Some of the benefits of online education are really focused on money, personal time management, pace …

Online Education

Gusto, formerly known as ZenPayroll, just raised $50 million at $1 billion valuation

The new round of funding gives the company a $1 billion valuation, according to Buzzfeed.<p>CEO Josh Reeves described the round of funding as an "opportunistic insider round" to VentureBeat, and said that it's not an entirely new round — just part of Gusto's Series B round from earlier this year.<p>"Last …

LinkedIn's billionaire founder Reid Hoffman explains the difference between China and Silicon Valley

Hoffman used examples from his own resume to describe changes in personal identity.<p>He said that his resume up until now includes his roles founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock Partners, investor in Facebook and Airbnb, and co-founder of Paypal, as well as graduating from Stanford University.<p>But …

A startup selling $1 razors is worth $630 million — and still raking in cash from investors

The Series D round was reportedly closed in June, when the startup that sells men's shaving kits raised $75 million, led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Friday's filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that the startup has brought in an additional $15 million with another $10 …

How one startup founder got former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to join his advisory board by proving him wrong

One look at OTOY's board and you'll see it's no stranger to big names, with current board members including:<p>Eric Schmidt, Alphabet's Chairman and former Google CEO.<br>• Sam Palmisano, former IBM CEO.<br>• Ari Emanuel, one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood (the "Entourage" character of Ari Gold was …

A startup that delivers food from local restaurants could be raising an enormous round of funding

The company lets people purchase meals from local restaurants that will arrive in an hour or less in any of 21 different metropolitan areas. Bloomberg reports that previous investor Sequoia Capital is expected to lead the round.<p>Both Sequoia and DoorDash declined to comment when contacted by …

Reverb.com’s Marketplace For Musicians Tunes Up With $25 Million

It’s been a long strange trip for serial entrepreneur David Kalt on the road to raising $25 million for his two-year-old music gear marketplace, Reverb.com.<p>Kalt, whose first company was an online options brokerage, founded the company in 2013 after forsaking money markets to buy and run a …

Four Simple Steps To Improve Your Cash Flow

Cash flow is the life blood of any small business. We all know it, but we don’t all live it.<p>Many small business owners focus on the “fun part” of what they do. Countless entrepreneurs start their companies so they can pursue their passion and utilize their talents. That’s a primary reason people …

Small Business

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Not Taught – A Book Review

<b>Not Taught –</b>What It Takes To Be Successful In The 21st Century That Nobody’s Teaching You – Author- Jim Keenan.This book will make many who read it …

How to design UX for millennials

Ah, millennials. They’re coming of age and are estimated to have annual purchasing power of more than $200 billion by 2017. That’s very significant, …

Web Design

A startup backed by a record-breaking fundraising round wants to become your finance, career, and lifestyle hub

In a wide-ranging interview, he told Business Insider about the firm's plans to take on the big banks. He said he's targeting a $30 billion valuation for the company.<p>And the key to achieving those goals will be adding services that aren't finance-based but value-based, Cagney said.<p>He added …

The 50 best business schools in the world

Earning an MBA can provide business-school graduates with an increased salary, a vast network of industry contacts, and new opportunities, but the extent of these career benefits can vary significantly depending on the school.<p>For our sixth annual ranking of the best business schools, we looked at …

My Favorite Book of 2015 for Entrepreneurs

This book not only offers an important toolkit of entrepreneurial best practices, it also conveys the importance of a mindset shift that can transform individuals and businesses alike.<p>Every year, there are countless books published on how to become a better entrepreneur, and every year, one of …

How Entrepreneurs Can Ride the Internet of Things to Success | Inc.com

Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas. This is of course a change from the 1800s and even the early part of the 20th century, when more people lived in the country. There are no signs of a slow-down in urbanization; in fact it's only speeding up. By 2050 total urban population is …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting 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 100 podcasts that …

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