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The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts

Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.<p>Paediatric doctors, handwriting experts and orthopaedic therapists are warning that although youngsters can swipe a screen, they no longer have …

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Walmart learned a valuable lesson a decade ago — and it's a warning for huge companies like Amazon

Walmart went through some big changes in the mid-2000s, and it's a huge lesson for any company that operates on a similar scale.<p>Speaking to attendees at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show in New York City in January, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon explained the company had not cared much …

New York City

When Burnout Is a Sign You Should Leave Your Job

You have the right to have work that enriches and enlivens you, rather than diminishing you. This is my own personal declaration of human rights at work. It informs everything I do as a coach, management professor, and human being. Yet it’s surprisingly controversial. Managers and employees in …

The Workplace

Amazon's Jeff Bezos continued to drive a Honda long after becoming a billionaire — and it reveals why he's so successful

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, but even as a billionaire he drove around town in a Honda Accord.<p>The surprisingly frugal founder of retail giant Amazon watched his expenses closely when his vision was just a start-up. After the company's IPO introduced Bezos to great wealth, he …

Enterprise Tech

Tencent joins Facebook, Apple, and Amazon in the $500 billion club

Chinese tech giant Tencent has had a stellar year, and on Tuesday, it became the first Asian company to be worth more than $500 billion. As we can see in this chart from Statista, the company is now more valuable than Facebook.<p>Tencent's stock has more than doubled this year, largely thanks to the …

Communist Party

The robot lawyers are here - and they’re winning

Amid the dire - and somewhat overhyped - predictions of occupations that will be decimated by artificial intelligence and automation, there is one crumb of comfort. Yes, lorry drivers, translators and shop assistants are all under threat from the rise of the robots, but at least the lawyers are …

One of the biggest perks of the modern workplace is disappearing

Since then, it has frequently made lists of the best companies for telecommuting or flexible work.<p>But that all changed earlier this year.<p>The company announced in February that about 2,600 people in its marketing department and an unknown number of employees in IT, procurement, and Watson-related …

A man who sold his company for $700 million in all cash in his 20s reveals a disappointing truth all startup founders need to hear

In 2003, Expedia bought the travel website Hotwire for nearly $700 million, all cash.<p>And while at the time this was a huge deal, it was somewhat disappointing for Hotwire's founders.<p>On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Spencer Rascoff, a Hotwire founder who's now …

Why emotional intelligence is key in the digital age

But the definition of happiness can be misunderstood - often it is seen as the presence of positive emotions and the absence of negative ones, which can lead to work cultures that pressure people into faking positive emotions. Research has shown this "faking" can result in long-term physical and …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

People Leave Bosses, Not Companies. But Maybe That Boss is You!

<b>People leave bosses, not companies!</b><p>This is a statement that almost every single one of us has heard at some point during our careers, in fact, it might even be something that we have said ourselves.<p>And it's true. According to a Gallup study around 50% of employees leave their company to get away …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Elon Musk has reportedly used a brutal tactic to keep from wasting time in meetings

But Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has a strategy to keep things moving, a former SpaceX employee posted on Quora.<p>The former employee relayed a story where Musk once called out an employee in a meeting. He wrote:<p>"One of my close friends started there a couple years before me. He worked …

ProsperWorks raises $53M for its G Suite-centric CRM service

ProsperWorks, a service that offers a set of Google-centric CRM tools, today announced that it has raised a $53 million Series C round led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from GV (the fund you probably still remember as Google Ventures). This new round brings the company’s total …

A look inside the daily routine of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up incredibly early and made $102 million in 2017

<b>• Apple CEO Tim Cook earned $12,825,066 this year, plus another $89 million in share awards.</b><p><b>•</b><b>Cook is a very private individual who wakes up early and makes time for exercise.</b><p><b>• He's a self-proclaimed "workaholic" who gets up to 800 emails a day.</b><p>Apple CEO Tim Cook's yearly earnings are directly tied …

Tim Cook

Steve Jobs was successful because he mastered 'deep work' — here's how you can, too

Most of us might think that paying that much for a bottle of hooch is a bit ridiculous, but there is a reason it costs so much.<p>It took Bob Dalgarno, the master whisky maker behind the M, more than two years to craft, and it contains a blend of the world's finest whiskeys—some which date back to …

A Hilton exec explains how technology keeps the hotel chain relevant after nearly 100 years

Yet the world-famous hotel chain - which has just added its 5,000th property - faces stiff competition from the lodging industry. Hilton has, in turn, responded by raising its tech game to another level.<p>I interviewed Geraldine Calpin who knows a thing or two about technology, having spent more than …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

Why Building a Consulting Business Is Harder Than It Initially Seems

If you're trying to be a consultant, remember the words, "Customers buy for their reasons, not yours."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve experienced difficulty building up a consulting business, you aren’t alone. The number of consultants in the United States has …

I was earning $150,000 in my mid-20s — but chasing a big paycheck has only made me miserable

My accountant beamed at me as I wrote out a check for his help wrangling my taxes. I was 26 and had grossed over $150,000 in income. And it felt awesome.<p>Five years later, I was in his office, watching as he squinted at the paystubs spread across his desk.<p>"And this year, it looks like you made … …

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

Advertising

Warren Buffett's 1991 letter perfectly explains ESPN's troubles

The firings came after a long-term downtrend for ESPN's fortunes as a decline in subscribers and ratings have hit the company's bottom line.<p>The so-called "Worldwide Leader in Sports" has been struggling to navigate its future in a world with streaming services, readily available sports highlights, …

6 Ways to Stay Awake, Energized and Focused While at Work (Without Caffeine)

Caffeine is a common fix, but the brief spurts of energy it produces offer only a short-term solution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workdays can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster ride. Besides the ups and downs of day-to-day responsibilities, many people are also …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

25-Year-Old May Soon Give Hong Kong Its First $1 Billion Startup

Hong Kong may soon get its first billion-dollar startup, thanks to a 25-year-old entrepreneur whose company leases phones to travelers.<p>Tink Labs Ltd. …

Hong Kong

The 10 countries where expats work the most hours

More than 14,000 respondents representing 174 nationalities and 191 countries or territories took part and had their say on moving, living, and working abroad, according to InterNations.<p>One of the questions asked was about working hours: How long do people who have moved abroad work on average each …

Uber shareholder on CEO Travis Kalanick: 'It's time for him to step back'

The 40-year-old entrepreneur, who cofounded Uber in 2009 and has been leading it from day one, is not the right person to lead the San Francisco firm towards a stock market listing, the Uber shareholder told The Financial Times.<p>"It is time for him to step back and continue to be innovator-in-chief …

These 9 entrepreneurs were paid $100,000 to drop out of college — here's what they're up to today

"Some ideas just can't wait," reads the website for the Thiel Fellowship.<p>In 2011, the investor, entrepreneur, and now Trump adviser Peter Thiel launched a program that awards $100,000 to promising young entrepreneurs who are willing to drop out of college and turn their bright ideas into real …