Amit Karia

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These Six Companies Broke The Rules Of Business...And Succeeded

What do Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson have in common? They all veered from the traditional path. So did Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Bill Gates, and two men named Steve (Jobs and Wozniak.) They followed their own wisdom, they eschewed popular convention, they …

Warren Buffett's $750 million grocery bill

Warren Buffett may be feeling rotten after investing in a British grocery chain that's gone bad<b>.</b><p>His famed investment company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), is the third biggest Tesco (TSCDY) shareholder, with a stake of almost 4%.<p>Tesco is the U.K.'s leading supermarket operator.<p>Berkshire is now …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

After three consecutive days of declines in the stock markets, the downward trend may be about to break Wednesday.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Time for a push higher?:</b> U.S. stock futures were edging up into positive territory, but the gains …

New initiative looks to use tech to help job seekers, small businesses

Business and education leaders have joined a new initiative to use technology to help job-seekers and entrepreneurs learn new skills.<p>President Bill …

3 Mistakes That Ran Sears' Business Into The Ground

The company is running out of cash after losing money for nine straight quarters.<p>For decades, Sears was ubiquitous.<p>But industry analyst Robin Lewis writes that Sears made a few crucial mistakes that ran business into the ground.<p>Sears' unraveling started back in the late 1970s and unfolded over …

The Top 15 Startup Accelerators in India

As part of our new series on the essentials of starting up in India, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the top 15 most active startup …

How to Improve Your Product and Design Taste

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>In a data-driven world, taste is one of the few qualities that manages to elude …

What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Startup Success?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some things [about working for startups] that people could benefit from knowing that are largely</i> …

Why Uber must be stopped

The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

The 25 Most Successful Stanford Business School Graduates

Today it's the most selective school in the U.S., with a 6.8% acceptance rate in 2013.<p>Its elite academic programs have produced some of the most prominent and innovative figures in their respective industries. Here's a look at 25 of the most successful.

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

5 Bootstrapped Startup Tips to Survive the First Year

<i>Brian Casel is a designer and founder of a few bootstrapped startups. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam.</i><p>Bootstrapping a startup is no easy task. …

US stock market sinks as Apple drags down tech

NEW YORK — Technology companies are leading a broad drop in U.S. stocks that has pulled the Dow Jones industrial average down 200 points. The steep decline comes a day after the market had its best day in more than a month.<p>Apple dropped more than 3 percent after the company pulled a software update …

Stock Markets

10 Tips On Getting the Most Out of Business Meetings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings can be time suckers, and if nothing gets accomplished during them, frustration may ensue. Not only does a company waste valuable time and money conducting business meetings that don't produce results but employees will begin to …

Why startups fail, according to their founders

When the founder of a startup company shuts down her or his business, it’s customary to pen an essay that tells the rest of the community what went …

Here's The Best Way To Buy Stocks If You Fear A Market Crash

The S&P 500 has roared almost 200% from its March 9, 2009 low close of 676 to its high of 2,011 on September 18.<p>With today's big market selloff, some are worrying that we've seen the market peak. This obviously would make investors extremely hesitant to buy stocks for fear of a big decline or …

How to set up your own personal home cloud storage system

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>Storing documents on file sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive has become a common practice online in the last five …