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How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Astrophysics

13 books ambitious entrepreneurs are reading

Self-improvement

10 Tools and Services to Get PR for Your Startup

<i>What good is launching a new business, if nobody knows about it?</i>With more than 540,000 new businesses starting each month, it goes without saying …

Public Relations

Meet This Year's Top Ten Automotive Startups

Gone are the days when “automotive” meant designing, building, and selling vehicles and parts. These days, the auto world has been turned upside down …

Opinion: Why Warren Buffett wants to sell you a car

A recent Missouri state court ruling offers insight into a business that is a poster child for government protection and crony capitalism.<p>That would …

You Absolutely Can and Should Off-Road a Used Porsche Cayenne Turbo

It may have been tuned at the track, but it's still perfectly at home in the mud.<p>Back in 2002, Porsche did something that, at the time, was unthinkable. It began selling an SUV called the Cayenne. Such a major departure from tradition was a huge risk, but it paid off, and the Cayenne quickly became …

Venture Capital
Venture Capital

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share57<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 239<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

Motivation

5 Reasons Your Sales Team Isn't Selling

Sales. It's pretty black and white. For your salespeople, there are several reasons why the closing isn't happening as often as you'd like.<p>Sales is a numbers game. Except when it's a people game. This constant dual-brain thinking can cause imbalances on your sales team that lead to down cycles. How …

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Sara Blakely

Saving Private Flipkart

Flipkart is in the middle of a crisis of its own making—stalled growth compounded by management churn and the imminent possibility that it will cede …

eCommerce

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

The importance of bottom navigation in mobile UX design

Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users engage with a product, whether it’s a website or app. It’s like a …

Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful in the World

A new report finds that American entrepreneurs tend to start multiple businesses, and start their ventures at later ages than their global counterparts. Those and other characteristics may give them a leg up.<p>Entrepreneurship has often been proposed as a way to lift huge numbers of people around the …

Entrepreneurship
UI Design

7 Questions for Determining the Right Burn Rate for Your Startup

You shouldn't necessarily start raising capital right away.<p>There is much talk these days that startup valuations have decreased and may continue to do so and that the amount of time it takes to fund raise may take longer. As I have pointed out in previous posts, 91% of VCs surveyed believe prices …

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Beyond design trends: Timeless user interface techniques

Access to better internet connections and design tools are giving designers more flexibility to use techniques – such as video, custom typography and animation – that were off-limits a few years ago.<p>We are already starting to see some of the tactics that are likely to dominate the design scene, and …

UI Design

The Floating Action Button – An Upcoming Popular Design Trend

The <b>floating action button</b> is a lightweight, elegant, dynamic, fast and efficient assistant that aims to support the primary navigation and enhance …

UI Design

How To Create Impressive Websites

It is a very serious burden for companies that rely on their websites – they need to employ such design that can be beautiful and functional at the …

UI Design
Business Strategy

Piecing the Puzzle Together: Putting Deal Terms in Context

Understanding priced round deal terms is much easier when you group them by concept.<p>How do founder concerns and investor concerns translate into actual deal terms? We know they need to be allocated appropriately between the parties, but what tools are used to actually make the puzzle pieces fit …

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur

If you're looking to raise capital, it's helpful to know what venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs. Here are the 5 qualities one of Chicago's award winning venture capital firms looks for before they invest.<p>Acquisition International Magazine recently named Nin Desai the "2015 CEO Of The …

Venture Capital

10 awesome examples of material design (updated)

<b>Update:</b> <i>Following some great feedback in the comments, I have updated this article with some more awesome examples of material design: Textra, Fabulous: Motivate Me, and Material Design Lite. I have also added a few animated GIFs to demonstrate some of these brilliant designs in action.</i><p>When material …

UI Design

Secrets to Success From Elon Musk, Steve Martin and Mike Bloomberg

What are the secrets to success? Well, successful people work hard. But you work hard too, right?<p>And if you keep working harder and harder you’re …

The best tech of CES 2016

Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>Best of<br>CES<br>2016<p>CES is the tech world's big coming-out party for the New Year — a supersize circus of gadgetry that both follows major …

What's Hot in Franchising? The Big Takeaways From Our Franchise 500 Ranking.

This story appears in the January 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>From year to year, the Franchise 500® has mirrored business and societal trends throughout the U.S., Canada and beyond. New franchise categories rise up -- sometimes suddenly -- while familiar brands sometimes lose a little …

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