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Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

4 Things Great Bosses Say to a New Employee That Most Bosses Never Think to Say

Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.<p>You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude. So once they're hired and in the door, all you need to do is set them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. …

The Fabulous Apple Cash Machine

Great things are expected of the most valuable company on the planet.<p>Apple, which has a world-beating market capitalization of $776 billion, is still meeting those expectations, but barely. And that could cause headaches down the road for investors and for the stock market as a whole.<p>Apple shares, …

The Best Way to Handle Discrimination in the Workplace

Every stakeholder needs to participate in preventing this from happening.<p><i>How does a woman respectfully point out discrimination without it being viewed as a potential legal threat or being blackballed in the work place? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge,</i> …

Warren Buffett Says He's Sold a Third of His Stake in IBM

Warren Buffett said he has sold about one-third of Berkshire Hathaway’s (brk-a) big stake in IBM (ibm), CNBC reported on Thursday, reducing a bet by …

Three Magical Words That Will Change The Trajectory Of Your Career

One of the smartest things anyone ever said to me was, “Act as if… you already have what you want.”<p>These three words are like magic, so much so that it’s difficult for me to explain why they can have such a profound impact on your career.<p>If you act as if you already have been promoted, you will …

Jeff Bezos' Definition of Innovation Is One That Every Entrepreneur Should Learn From

Entrepreneurs need to focus on more than just creating change.<p>Innovators and entrepreneurs share a common trait: they are interested in change. Innovators want to create new products and services that respond to change or create change. Entrepreneurs are innovators who want to implement great ideas …

How to Legally Use Images in Your Social Media Marketing

Do you share images in your social media marketing? Wondering if you’re violating copyright laws? With a bit of information, you can learn to protect …

Social Media

Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report

There’s no cooler biz on the planet than startups, and there’s no denying Silicon Valley is the startups capital of the world… for now.<p>Cities all over the world are vying to knock the crown off this tech king. And Startup Genome has all the cities doing their best to keep up with San Fran sultan in …

Mark Cuban Just Called This Company 'the World's Greatest Startup'

This company is "undervalued" and highly innovative. And no, it's not Apple or Google.<p>Mark Cuban knows how to spot a good thing from a distance.<p>The <i>Shark Tank</i> star and entrepreneur is a pretty good judge of prowess.<p>He has famously said he missed the boat (or car) on the ride-sharing service Uber, …

Amazon Echo

Advertising Agencies Hit With New Competitive Threat

There’s a new threat on the horizon for advertising agencies. Leading successful service providers including Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, IBM, McKinsey and PwC are acquiring advertising companies. Why should you take note of this movement if you’re not in the advertising business? Because it serves …

Innovation

Predicting the 2017 Winners in Real Estate Tech

Real estate has long been an intriguing investment vehicle. And while memories of the Great Recession may still loom large in potential investors’ minds, money continues to flow into commercial and residential real estate. That trend is expected to continue, and one can look back at investment …

The 2 Words You Should Never Say to an Investor

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

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma: If You Want Your Life to Be Simple, Don't Be a Leader

And other leadership advice from the billionaire chairman of the world's largest retailer.<p>As founder and CEO of LearnVest, which got acquired by Northwestern Mutual two years ago, I've learned that you're never done growing when it comes to leadership. There are days where you're great, and days …

Leadership

Amazon Is Worth More Than Berkshire Hathaway: What That Means For You

<b>Amazon.com is now worth about the same as Berkshire Hathaway.</b> Amazon has had an amazing run-up in value. The stock is up 17% year to date, and 46% over the last 12 months. By comparison, Berkshire has risen 3.1% this year and Microsoft has risen 5.6% — while the S&P 500 is up 5.8%. Due to this …

5 Brutally Honest Reasons Your Content Strategy Is Failing (And The 1 Thing You Should Do To Fix It)

Seems obvious, doesn't it?<p>Let me run you through a hypothetical.<p>A team of content strategists runs into a meeting room (if this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, that's because it kind of is). The meeting room has everything they need: a whiteboard for lots of brainstorming, sticky notes, …

How to Develop Leaders Who Can Drive Strategic Change

Image courtesy of Korn Ferry.Developing leaders to drive financial performance and operational excellence has always been important. However, given the unrelenting pace of technological change and globalization, plus an anemic world economy, organizations now need leaders who can effectively …

Employee Engagement

9 Things That Make Good People Quit

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about -- few …

The Workplace

JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million

A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. Floodgate led the $8.5 million Series A round in JoyRun, and Norwest Venture Partners led the company’s earlier $1.3 million seed round. Other …

The Art of Describing a Product in One Sentence

A look back at early interviews with Facebook and Uber CEOs illustrates an ingenious way to communicate hard-to-describe products.<p>As a founder, I spent countless hours refining my elevator pitch and practicing it every chance I got. I learned that "leading with the need" is an extremely effective …

Nested, a London startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days, raises £8M

Nested, the London ‘proptech’ startup that guarantees to sell your house within 90 days or offer you a cash advance instead, has raised a further £8 million in funding.<p>Passion Capital has led the round, with participation from Rocket Internet’s venture arm GFC, bringing total funding to-date to £11 …

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

Freelancers Are The Answer To A Slow Hiring Process

The job description of “freelancer” once conjured images of a workplace mercenary, someone hired for a specific task and a specific time. After the work finished, the freelancer moved to the next job.<p>Many millennials view a freelance lifestyle as the ultimate dream. Time freedom and location …

Auctioning Experiences: How Marriott, Coachella Bid For Customer Engagement

Some experiences money can’t buy. But if you’ve got 22,500 reward points, you can bid for them.<p>Consider the coveted experience of staying in a tricked-out safari tent at Coachella music festival. Marriott International is designing eight of these tony tents, each to duplicate a room in one of its …

Auctions

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’

Walker says raising money is hard for a retailer.<p>When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a <i>tech</i> company — not a retail company — was key.<p>“When I started, I said …

Stop Being Polite. Tackle Problems With Honesty

Reading management expert Kim Scott's work has been life-changing for me. Her push to have more open, honest communication between team members will hopefully change yours.<p>We recently had Kim Scott, a management and leadership expert hired by some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms, join us for …

Why This Deal Unveils A $100 Billion Opportunity

<i>By</i> <i>Matthew Carr</i><i>, Emerging Trends Strategist, The Oxford Club</i><p>Over the past couple of years, I’ve urged investors not to underestimate "the cloud." And …

Google Invented A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35% To Make Websites Load Faster

Websites have changed an awful lot in the past seven years. At the start of this decade, the average web page you viewed was pretty small — somewhere around 700 kilobytes. Today, that number is significantly higher. Some estimates put it up around 2300 kilobytes. That’s why Google is introducing a …

Web Design

Ulta - An Impressive Growth Story, But Fair Value Is 40% Down From Here

<b>Business description</b><p>Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for …