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Secrets To Succeeding At A New Job

Your first few months in a new job can be a whirlwind. Harness that initial energy to start your role off right.<p>As the saying goes, change is the only constant in life–and in your career too. (Well, we added the last part.)<p>But the truth is that you may experience all sorts of workplace change when …

Inc. 35 Under 35 2014: Skillshare and Its Mission to Change Education | Inc.com

<i>Editor’s Note: Vote for your top pick among</i> Inc.'s <i>35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2014. Inc.com announces the Readers' Choice winner Thursday, June 26.</i><p>If Skillshare's mission is to turn the global education system on its head, it might seem strange that the company's CEO and co-founder, …

How Startups Can Make a Social Change

Startups can’t just think of short-term growth curves. In order to create a sustainable society, startups must think of the long-term future.<p>Instead of just focusing on short-term profit, Salman Khan of Khan Academy has put himself on record as to saying that the profit motive actually harms his …

Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the kind of APIs and services that allow companies to recreate their physical communications hardware …

Better Networking: How to Build Rapport With Anyone | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs have a long list of reasons why they set out on that difficult, yet rewarding path. For many, though, nonstop networking is not on that list.<p>If frequent social interactions with strangers in the name of doing business are not your cup of tea, then you're not alone. About 30 people, …

How To Get More Done By Having Less To Do

If your life feels like a constant game of tug-of-war, then it’s time to pare your existence down to its essentials.<p>Ask anyone how their life’s going these days, and either he or she will answer: “Busy!”<p>“I think it’s an almost universal experience right now that people feel busy but not …

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RelayRides Raises $25 Million In Quest To Transform The Rental Car

RelayRides, the San Francisco-based car sharing service that's going after the rental car industry, announced a $25 million funding round on …

10 of the fastest movers in the $38B mobile apps and ads market

The past year in mobile has been characterized by downmarket phones, lagging mobile bandwidth capacity, a move toward single-purpose apps, in-app sales, and lots of energy around the burgeoning mobile advertising space. But the bigger picture is the historic shift in usage from the desktop to …

8 Surging Startup Industries to Watch

The forecast is looking sunny for hungry entrepreneurs who want to get an idea off the ground.<p>According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business …