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Elon Musk says Apple offering $250,000 signing bonus to poach Tesla employees

The talent pool in Silicon Valley is filled with sharks. Google, Apple, Oracle, eBay, Amazon, Nvidia, Adobe, HP and Electronic Arts all draw from the finite workforce of northern California, so unsurprisingly, competition for new hires is extremely fierce.<p>Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, offers …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

We now know the car, the poster, and the full cast for the next James Bond film

The 24th James Bond film now has a name: <i>Spectre</i>, which is set for release in late 2015. Bond fans know Spectre as the global terrorist organization from classic Bond films (the name is an acronym for all things obviously evil: Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and …

Richard Branson gets into the cruise business

Richard Branson's Virgin Group announced Thursday that it is entering into the cruise business.<p>The newly-formed Virgin Cruises will "provide …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

The 3 Languages Needed By The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

I don’t have kids yet, but I think about them. And I’m already thinking about the skills they are going to need 25 years from now — in the event that they are anything like me, an entrepreneur. But how in the world can I help them stay ahead when I don’t even know what business is going to be like …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Jimmy Fallon gets his name in lights on new 'Tonight Show' marquee at 30 Rock

No host in the 60-year history of "The Tonight Show" has had his name in lights on a marquee outside of 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City — until now.<p>Jimmy Fallon had a goosebump moment on Monday's show when he unveiled a new marquee bearing his name above the Sixth Avenue entrance to the …

15 Free Online Resources That Will Make You Smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year | Inc.com

Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts are absolute must-reads.<p>Mental fortitude is essential for entrepreneurship, and in this wildly popular …

Entrepreneurship

When It's Ok To Cheat And 7 Other Secrets From Entrepreneurs

As the new Executive Director of Tech Wildcatters, one of my new favorite things is to review the applications coming in for our next class. I’m not kidding. If you’re even five minutes late to a meeting with me, you’re going to roll up on me deep in my laptop taking that brief chance to search …

What One Entrepreneur Learned From Working for Steve Jobs | Inc.com

Imagine going to work for Steve Jobs as a recent college graduate. That's what happened to Mark Tacchi, who dropped out of graduate school in 1993 to take a job at NeXT, the computer company Jobs founded after being forced out of Apple.<p>Getting the job was a dream come true, says Tacchi, who now …

Workstations

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p>The name says …

Entrepreneurship

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messaging app, his favorite unreleased features and Social Network movie during Facebook AMA

<i>Update</i>: You can now watch the full video from Mark Zuckerberg’s Q&A yesterday below.<p>Today Facebook hosted a video AMA of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. A week ago, Facebook asked users to drop questions for the CEO. Today, some of them got their answers.<p>Facebook has had weekly Q&As for employees for years. …

Oakland Raiders To Discuss Possible Move From California To Texas With San Antonio Officials

The San Antonio Express-News reports the city will attempt to sell the team on relocating to Texas.<p>The A's have signed a 10-year deal at the Coliseum while they work out their battles for rights to market space with the San Francisco Giants. If the Raiders do decide to build a new stadium on the …

Football (U.S.)

10 Apps You Need to Grow a Business | Inc.com

Just because you're a sole proprietor or run a small startup, that doesn't mean you can't have executive-level support literally at your fingertips. There's an app for just about anything, including making your entrepreneurial pursuits just a little bit more manageable. Many of these apps range in …

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Say When Pitching For Venture Capital

In my time as a venture capitalist, I’ve received thousands – yes, thousands – of pitches from hopeful entrepreneurs, poised to change the world. Of those initial outreach asks, there’s a large percentage that gets immediately tossed and a whole bunch more that get nixed after our first call or …

Why Seth Godin Scares Me: The Final Three Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail

Final Chapter of Godin Almighty.<p>Yes — Seth Godin shared nine powerful tips with me. Six of which I’ve already share with you here and here on Forbes.<p>If you’re just tuning in, I’ll reset the stage: As I sat 24 inches from this legend in a dimly lit room backstage, just the two of us alone in our own …

Lyft's First Fatality: Passenger Dies In Crash Near Sacramento

A Lyft passenger died in a crash on a highway outside of Sacramento, Calif. early Saturday morning, an accident that will test the car-service company’s insurance policies.<p>The fatal accident occurred at 1:25 a.m. on westbound Interstate 80 in Citrus Heights during heavy rain, said California …

Why Innovators Hate M.B.A.'s | Inc.com

If you want to be an innovator or an entrepreneur, should you go to business school? At first glance, maybe not: Peter Thiel once said, "Never ever hire an M.B.A.; they will ruin your company." Meanwhile, Scott Cook, founder and leader of Intuit, recently told me, "When M.B.A.'s come to us, we have …

Innovation