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Yoga Poseurs: Athletic Gear Soars, Outpacing Sport Itself

Customers Snap Up Stretchy Tees and Leggings, Boosting Growth for 'Athleisure' Apparel<p>Why work out when you can just buy the clothes and look like you did?<p>The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans' rate of participating in most sports is in …

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Being an Entrepreneur When You’re Not Extroverted

“You really hate people,” said an ex to me during intermission at the theater, as we discussed our weekend plans. He, as always, wanted to get groups of friends together. I wanted, in contrast, a night to ourselves. “I do not hate people,” I said, angry and sad that it was <i>this</i> conversation again. …

In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

In 2010, one of us was sitting in a room at the Harvard Business School with Eric Ries and a number of budding entrepreneurs. They were pitching their ideas and plans to Eric and their peers; once the pitch was complete, the group would then brainstorm. One of these young entrepreneurs in …

The Forbes Mutual Fund Honor Roll

Do you want a sizzling fund for a bull market? Check out Fidelity Select Technology. Its collection of hot stocks, among them Google, Apple and Salesforce.com, has tripled in value since its 2008 low.<p>If the market stays in bullish territory, this risky portfolio will, in all likelihood, continue to …

10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Financial Advisor

When people think of their money and how it is managed, they often zoom in on one metric — how well their investments performed compared to the broader market.<p>But a new survey reveals that another big factor determines whether someone is satisfied with his or her investment firm: the financial …

Apple's new security system has holes

Apple recently beefed up its authentication system in an effort to thwart hackers, but a new report shows the security measure is lacking in one huge area.<p>Back in March, Apple (AAPL) unveiled an optional "two-factor authentication" login method for its Apple ID. It's a basic security tool already …

After Graduating, Keep Community First

Community is the heart of university. Students mix with other similarly aged people in an environment ripe with social activity, friendship, ideation, and discussion. It’s the most powerful element of college or graduate school — and also the most jarring to leave behind.<p>Social isolation often …

The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill

Even before I released the disc, I knew it was a long shot. And, unfortunately, it was a clumsy one too.<p>We were playing Ultimate Frisbee, a game similar to U.S. football, and we were tied 14-14 with a time cap. The next point would win the game.<p>I watched the disc fly over the heads of both teams. …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

One Day, You Won't Have To Pay Extra For Smartphone Data Plans, Cisco's CEO Predicts

That's because carriers' networks will be able to move data more efficiently, Cisco CEO John Chambers told AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg Wednesday in an interview at the D11 conference.<p>Mobile data networks could actually become so efficient that the cost for any one phone to use their networks is …

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Google Apps Admins Finally Get An Android App To Manage Their Users, Services And Devices On The Go

Google has continuously made its Google Apps Admin Console for IT professionals who manage large Google Apps for Business, Education and Government deployments more powerful. But one thing it never offered these administrators was a mobile app to manage at least a subset of the Admin console’s …

Husband And Wife Architects Create The Sugar Lab, A Foundry For 3D Printed Sweets

Kyle and Liz von Hasseln aren’t your typical designers. Initially focused on architecture, the pair stumbled upon an interesting business idea when they wanted to make a special cake for a friend’s birthday: the Sugar Lab.<p>“It was our friend Chelsea’s birthday, and we didn’t have an oven to bake her …

Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development

Get ready for a whole lot more Pebble. The smartwatch company just announced several software enhancements for the Pebble and a $15M Series A led by Charles River Ventures. Pebble is not going to sit around, scared of iWatch rumors. They’re plowing forward on their own accord and committed to …

Being Professionally Well Rounded Is Generally A Formula For Being Mediocre

In a work environment, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Concentrate on improving your weaknesses.” It’s actually quite common in many corporations. The goal is to become professionally well rounded. It’s also a great way to be mediocre. And it’s almost certainly a way <i>not</i> to become very …

10 Things That Matter You Can Do Right Now; Pick Just One Today

1. Give up something you want and give the money to someone or an organization that needs it.<p>2. Show a genuine kindness to someone who doesn’t deserve it, but who needs it anyway.<p>3. Walk somewhere you normally drive.<p>4. Buy something organic rather than traditionally farmed.<p>5. Put some idle money to …

Six Ways to Befriend Future Tech Billionaires

David Karp, who sold Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, is one more in a line of twenty-somethings and even pre-twenty-somethings whose technology innovations have made them a fortune.<p>We’ve seen this before. In the 1990s, young techies with purple hair, ponytails, and earrings (that was the men) …

Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here

The U.S. House of Representatives just released its own version of a high-skilled immigration reform bill and is actively seeking input through the collective IQ of the Internet. House Oversight Chairman and one of our Most Innovative People in Democracy, Darrell Issa, has placed the Supplying …

LoyalBlocks Lands $9 Million Led By General Catalyst To Scale Out Its Mobile-Based Loyalty Program

LoyalBlocks, a startup that makes a mobile-focused technology platform for brick-and-mortar businesses looking to encourage customer loyalty, has raised $9 million in new funding.<p>The round, which serves as LoyalBlocks’ Series A, was led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Founder …

Imonomy Raises $400K Seed For Its Visual Semantic Software That Adds Relevant Photos To Publishers’ Websites, Monetised With Ads

Imonomy, an Israeli startup which makes software that analyses webpages and automatically inserts relevant, copyright-free images to accompany the content, has closed a $400,000 seed round from a group of angel investors. Investors include Inon Axel, former CEO of Kasamba (acquired by LivePerson …

Ex-Googler Ben Ling Brings His Operations Experience To Khosla Ventures

Former Badoo COO and ex-Googler Ben Ling has joined Khosla Ventures, according to sources. Ling, who has held senior operations roles for a number of big companies in the mobile and Internet space, has been added to a growing team at Vinod Khosla’s venture firm. (<b>Update:</b> Khosla Ventures just …

Do You Have ADHD?

<b>By Tim Bilkey, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Angelina, 35, had been stuck for some time. She’d felt chronically overwhelmed and distracted. When faced with tedious situations or tasks, she’d often drift off and become absorbed in her own thoughts.<p>Over time, this wife and mother of two found her …

The Three Types Of Investors You Want In Your Seed Round

For tech entrepreneurs, raising a seed round is a critical milestone in the startup lifecycle. It provides external validation of the product and team, and a source of capital for team growth. But the difference between a strong, diverse seed investor syndicate and an indiscriminate source of …

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Build to Sell (Even If You Don't Plan on It)

Most entrepreneurs don't think about selling their businesses until it's too late. Inc.'s Norm Brodsky gives his advice.<p>We all know the saying that it's better to be lucky than smart. I needed a lot more than luck to build the records-storage business that I sold in 2007 for $110 million, but I've …

A Commencement Speech for Entrepreneurs in the Class of 2013

Forget the long-winded speeches and pointless anecdotes. Tom Searcy's advice for the new crop of graduating entrepreneurs is short and sweet.<p>Tis the season for the drudgery of graduations. No offense to the graduates, but most graduations are 90 seconds of interest, (the march across the stage by …