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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

How to get promoted to a leadership role: 4 key skill sets to master

Looking to move from leading yourself to leading a team or organization? Here are the skills you need to move up the career ladder.<p>Most professionals …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Best of Modularity

In the modern age, ‘modular’ is the buzz-word in interior designing and has trickled down to many home elements like modular-storage, modular-beds, …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Tired of Ending Your Emails With 'Regards'? Here Are 69 Other Options | Inc.com

I have an embarrassing confession: The vast majority of the time, I sign off my emails with "Thanks!" It doesn't matter if I have anything to show appreciation for or not--it tends to be my default signature.<p>When I'm not busy expressing my gratitude for absolutely nothin'? I go with a standard …

Owe

The Incredibles 2 footage stuns (and burns and shocks) at D23

Among the first batch of surprises from this year’s D23, Disney’s biennial fan convention, Disney Animation and Pixar chief John Lasseter and <i>The</i> …

13 Awesome Games You Missed at E3 2017

RPG/racing hybrids, monster-battling farming sims, complex fighting games, and more.<p>E3 2017 has come and gone, leaving us with a lot of awesome games …

Indie Gaming

Here's 6 Late-Night Snack Recipes For When You Need Late-Night Noms

Have sweet dreams with all these treats!

Dessert

30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy AThe post 30 Behaviors That Will Make You UNSTOPPABLE appeared …

Motivation

9 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Running

<b>I started running longer distances about fifteen years ago</b>. Before that I would run a mile or two to keep in shape for soccer and then call it quits. …

2016 VC Half-Thoughts: Seed Companies Aren’t Being Overfunded, They’re Being Prematurely Funded

In the spirit of clearing out some half-formed thoughts, I wanted to share my response to <b>venture LPs who ask about the effect of “so much money”</b> …

Venture Capital

How to think like a successful entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship — there’s something about this word that excites everyone. Maybe it’s the sense of freedom that comes with being an entrepreneur. …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your New Google Home

Maybe there was a Google Home speaker under your Christmas tree, or you decided to buy one yourself. You’ve unpacked the device, asked Google a few …

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

10 Success lessons from Evan Spiegel – “Snapchat Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share13<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Streetwear Brands of 2016

What was your favorite?<p>With the trend-based nature of the streetwear, it is extremely difficult to remain relevant amidst the sea of brands throughout the year. As the changing temperaments of consumers dictates emerging trends, it forces labels to be dynamic while remaining true to its brand …

Watch Faraday Future's prototype race Bentley, Ferrari and Tesla

Faraday Future is going more than a little overboard with promo pieces for its production electric car ahead of its January unveiling, but its latest clip at least has some substance. The fledgling automaker has posted a video showing its prototype EV drag racing against some hot competition: …

The Simple Secret to Project Management Success | Inc.com

Lazy CEOs have a different way of running projects than most of us. What they do, in a nutshell, is to assess the critical factors that determine whether a project will be successful or not and test them as quickly as possible. This allows them to kill doomed projects early and to then reinvest …

Project Management

The sticky note that made Canada Post think like a startup

<i>Deepak Chopra is chief executive officer of Canada Post.</i><p>Five years ago, I was barely 30 days on the job when I found myself reading a proposal to downsize a small innovation team. A yellow sticky note on the cover said, "Sorry, this proposal got caught in the transition, please sign and return back …

7 best advices to save money and get rich from zero to Hero (By Multi-Millionaire David Chilton) | Trading Mates | Sharing Financial Freedom

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A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser has raised nearly $4 million on Kickstarter

But two Swedes think they have a solution: A razor that shaves hair with a laser, not a blade. They call it the Skarp Razor.<p>The project went nuts on Kickstarter but has now been kicked off the crowdfunding site over concerns that it didn't have a working prototype.<p>As we previously reported, in its …

Crowd Funding

5 Lessons Young Entrepreneurs Mostly Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is hard, and the difficulties often are compounded when you’re a young person beginning the entrepreneurial journey. There are many moving parts and resources you need but may not have access to.<p>I’m 34-years-old now …

21 Home Office Must Haves

Working from the comfort of your own home may sound like a dream. But if you don’t have all the right elements for your home office, it can have a …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Venture Capital

The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

The early 1970s were a turbulent time for a little startup called Southwest Airlines.<p>The company had a tiny fleet of just four airplanes that flew to three destinations — all of which were in Texas. But by 1972, Southwest had already posted a net loss of $1.6 million, and the company was forced to …

Southwest Airlines

The Technique You Should Do before a Biceps Curl to Get Bigger Arms

This iso-hold method increases the fibers’ time under tension, creating more metabolic stress and stimulating growth in that area. It also builds strength at a movement’s hardest point, which ultimately boosts performance.<p>Try it with the classic biceps curl. Hold a pair of dumbbells with your arms …

This Classic Algorithmic Problem Can't Get Any Less Complex (Deal With It)

Researchers offer a new proof that "edit distance" can't be solved any more efficiently.<p>A group of MIT computer scientists has proven—presented a proof for—a vexing and outstanding question in algorithmic complexity related to a rather dry-sounding but also completely fascinating and weird problem …

The Problem With The Color Blue

Blue may seem like a safe bet for a brand’s identity. The data suggests otherwise.<p>In brand design, the color blue is everywhere. Roughly 60% of Fortune 500 companies feature dominantly blue brand identities. Nearly half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams sport a blue signature color. The “Big …