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6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Entrepreneurship

How to Come Up With a Brilliant Business Idea | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A …

Entrepreneurship

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

This is the Single Most Important Secret All Successful People Know | Inc.com

New Year's is just around the corner and that means one thing: resolutions. So many resolutions. We're going to change our lives for the better. We're going to learn a new language, finish that book we've been working on, reach those goals we've been striving for.<p>For entrepreneurs, those goals are …

Success

A Better Brain: 14 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

Neuroscience Hacks to Work Smarter, Better, Happier<p>This revolutionary guide uses the most up-to-date research in brain science to reveal how our thoughts affect our career performance. Neuropsychologist Friederike Fabritius and leadership expert Dr. Hans W. Hagemann present easy-to-follow tips for …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Computer Science

5 website development trends that rocked 2017

StaticGen combines language markups like reStructuredText or Markdown with engines for creating templates such as Jinja, to generate HTML files. HTML files developed from the process can be served and hosted by a CDN (content delivery network), or a web server without using other dependencies like …

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How. - MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Machine Learning

Could the Stock Market Crash?

-- Published: Monday, 4 September 2017 | Print | <b>Disqus</b><p><b>THE CHAPMAN REPORT</b><p><b>Charts and commentary by David Chapman</b><p>Twitter: @Davcha12<p>September 2, 2017<p><i>I</i> …

Stock Markets

Hikes of a Lifetime

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania<p>Early European explorers who claimed to have seen a snow-capped mountain in Equatorial Africa were dismissed as delusional. …

The 20 Best Places to Camp in National Parks

Some of the finest places to lay your head are inside our national parks.<p>Summer is upon us and that means it's time to get outside, feel the sun on our noggin, breathe deep of the fresh air and enjoy all all that Mother Nature has given our great nation. And there's nowhere better to experience the …

5 of the Best Beaches to Camp in the USA

Beaches and camping go hand-in-hand, especially in the summertime. Enjoy a night under the stars and days filled with sun, sand, and surf.<p>Camping is one of America's favorite pastimes. So is sunbathing along gorgeous coastlines. Combine the two and what do you get? An amazing time. Here are our …

Hiking

Find It First: 15 Beaches That Are Totally Off the Radar, For Now

We all crave the next sweet spot, that unspoiled getaway that no one else knows about. Here are 15 beaches where you'll be one step ahead of everyone …

6 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

These businesses with clear-cut competitive advantages should allow you to rest easy at night.<p>Time and again the data have shown that slow and steady …

Investing

Investopedia CEO Says These Are the 3 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Here are three tips that David Siegel has found most useful in harnessing his intensity to become a more effective entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have always had a strong sense of urgency. I think it’s a pretty common characteristic of entrepreneurs. …

Entrepreneurship

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

Artificial Intelligence

Little-Known Newsletter Beats Market Year After Year - For Four Decades

The crowded investment newsletter business is fiercely competitive, so superior or strong performance is difficult to achieve — and sustain. But one particular newsletter, “The Prudent Speculator,” has been beating the market on an annualized basis, not just for a brief period of time but for four …

Investing

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: This is the common trait of every successful startup

<i>Speed kills</i> may be a popular saying. But don’t tell that to LinkedIn co-founder and newly-appointed Microsoft board member Reid Hoffman.<p>In his view, …

Silicon Valley

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about …

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they …

Networking

Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio, but only if you know what to look for and what to avoid when selecting them.<p>Dividend …

Investing

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

Here Are the Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To | Inc.com

There's a reason that podcasts are such a fast-growing medium. They're timely, convenient--perfect length for commuting--and usually free, like a radio station you program for yourself.<p>Whatever you're interested in, there's probably a podcast discussing it--politics, sports, history, music, …

Self-improvement

AI’s open source model is closed, inadequate, and outdated

Kumar Srivastava Contributor<p>Kumar Srivastava is a vice president of product and strategy at BNY Mellon.<p>Artificial Intelligence is big. And getting bigger. Enterprises that have experience with machine learning are looking to graduate to Artificial Intelligence based technologies.<p>Enterprises that …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Skills you need to be the next successful entrepreneur

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share14<p>+14<p>Shares 40<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain …

This computer algorithm promises to help you find your perfect place to live

According to Elon Musk, in three to five years, we’ll most likely overcome most of the technical challenges for fully autonomous cars. Although it will take many more years to overcome the regulatory friction of getting those cars on the street, it is quite feasible that in terms of computational …

Artificial Intelligence

Build Stuff First, have investors come to you: Google India’s Rajan Anandan to startups and entrepreneurs

Rajan Anandan, Google‘s vice president and managing director for South East Asia and India is also a well known angel investor. Today he took on to …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

MBAs Are Still Useful For Marketers -- You Just Need To Choose The Right One

Many people have declared the MBA dead. When he spoke to Harvard Business School students last year, Chamath Palihapitiya, founder of Social+Capital Partnership, said candidly, “I would bet a large amount of money that the overwhelming majority of us would not look favorably on a company started by …

College & University

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic) | Inc.com

If you turned down venture capital, why?<p><i>No. 468:</i> "Often, [VCs] have no idea what really drives your customers and your business, but they think they do or want you to think they do. So they flex their muscles, exert pressure or push for short-term profits, and [make] bad business decisions."</i> …

CEOs