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A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Chemists confirm that whiskey really does taste better with a splash of water

The logic behind your bartender's advice.<p>Your bartender was right, according to a study released today in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. When it comes to whiskey, a touch of dilution improves the solution. Diluting your whiskey with water makes it more flavorful, especially if it’s Scotch.<p>The …

How to master the startup skills you don't learn in school

Got a million dollar idea but no way to make it a reality? It’s time to go back to school and get your startup education. Now you may be thinking, …

The law firm Cooley is updating its packet of startup tips and financing documents

The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its “GO” microsite, the firm said today.<p>It’s a way for entrepreneurs and early-stage investors and business owners to access what the firm considers to be best practices for early-stage investment …

Venture Capital

Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

They'll read your business plan but it's you they invest in.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I've always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of …

Entrepreneurship

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three promising businesses could be poised to offer life-changing gains for investors.<p>There are few stocks that have created fortunes as …

5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

The internet's free exchange of ideas makes it easier than ever to learn about real-world issues that affect your company.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, …

Entrepreneurship

Here's how to get verified on Twitter

Originally reserved for the likes of Tony Hawk, San Francisco 311, and NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, the checkmark, which denotes a verified account, has become a status symbol.<p>But it's long been a mystery as to how exactly one attained the coveted blue check.<p>Starting last summer, …

The six 'boring' shares that have beaten Amazon

Over the past five years, Amazon’s growth has been relentless, making it an investor favourite.<p>The online retailer’s share price has risen by 380pc in five years, and it is in the top 10 holdings of more than 100 funds available to UK investors, according to data service FE.<p>Despite this soaring …

7 Things to Outsource Immediately to Scale Your Business

Instead of wasting time and money on guessing and experimenting, outsource to an outside expert the conversion strategies you need.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights</i> …

Small Business

Goldman Identifies the Most Profitable Stocks for 2017 (AVGO, CMG) | Investopedia

Goldman Sachs (GS) predicts that a combination of higher wages, rising interest rates and inflation will weigh on the profitability of U.S. companies …

Profit

How This Myanmar Travel Company Went From $0 To $1.5M Revenue In A Year

When you think of Myanmar, you may not think of digital marketing. But the country is quickly going online. In fact, Myanmar has more than 39 million internet users, up from two million in 2014. Combine that with the country’s emerging tourism industry and you have a market bursting with …

Gambier House

Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine a contemporary cedar and glass house on a remote island, nestled into a steep hillside of fir trees overlooking the ocean below. It would be the perfect weekend refuge from a hectic urban work life.<p>A city-dweller in British Columbia, dreamed of such …

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

Simple Business Plan Template<p>Here's a Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs<p>Updated May 05, 2018<p>Think you have a great idea for a business? …

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

Modular House DublDom / BIO-architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house was designed and produced for a young family who went to live in the suburbs of Moscow on …

7 New Trends Top Companies Use to Separate Performance from Compensation

Whether you place emphasis on teamwork or individual performance, it's essential to research which method will work best for you.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Awarding higher pay and bonuses to top performers seems like the straightforward way to incentivize …

Employee Engagement

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Product Management

The San Francisco and Oakland bars where you might find Pliny the Younger

It's early February, which means there's an important item at the top of some local beer-lovers' to do lists: find Pliny.<p>Now in its 14th season, Russian River Brewing Company's elusive Pliny the Younger triple IPA only ships out to a handful of select beer pubs the first week of February. This …

Crafting a Solid Content Marketing Plan

Updated November 20, 2016<p>Advertising was a simpler thing before the advent of the Internet. Now, your messages compete with millions of social media …

Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Wall Lights

Wall-mounted outdoor fixtures are the chameleons of landscape lighting. They can be used virtually anywhere in your garden that offers a flat …

Beach shack remodel highlights incredible ocean views

Instead of demolishing an old beach shack, the architects built an extension on top of it<p>Instead of demolishing an old oceanside shack to make room for a bigger space, Victoria, Australia-based Austin Maynard Architects (led by Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard) built a new timber box to hover above …

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

These ETFs Will Likely Soar Under Trump in 2017

Trump just past the final stage to become the U.S. President, and the Electoral College confirmed that Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the U.S. Like it or not, Trump is taking office and could affect the markets. After Trump won the election, markets have been trending higher and …

A rustic house with a modern twist

Here at homify, we love bringing you the best in new trends and contemporary design. It is great to always see the latest styles and keep up with …

Dining Rooms

The 19 hottest female-founded startups of 2015

Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're building some incredible startups, apps, and products.<p>We've rounded up a collection of 19 female-founded startups that made the news this year.<p>Some of them launched or came out of beta, while others raised funding or launched new …

Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

Herbst Architects Design A Modest Holiday Home Overlooking The Ocean

Herbst Architects have designed the Castle Rock Beach House, a holiday house that overlooks the Whangarei Heads on the North Island of New …

Architecture

Hot-Air Ballooning in France