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Sequoia and founder Drew Houston are unusually big winners in the Dropbox payday

Sequoia bought into the company when it was cheap. Here’s what that means today.<p>Dropbox’s CEO and its first big institutional investor have amassed an unusually large percentage of the company.<p>Dropbox, which unveiled its IPO documents on Friday, raised money relatively slowly on its way to its last …

Venture Capital

Why Do Facebook, Google, And Pinterest All Have Such Similar Logos?

Branding experts weigh in.<p>Why do so many tech companies’ logos look the same? From Google and Airbnb to Spotify and Pinterest, these companies have gradually shifted their branding from idiosyncratic typefaces to remarkably similar sans-serif fonts. This month, a viral tweet from the type studio Oh …

Graphic Design

Elon Musk Trolled Uber's Future Plans, So Its CEO Came Back With the Perfect Response in Just 1 Tweet

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not a fan of flying cars, as Dara Khosrowshahi recently learned.<p>In case you haven't heard, Uber thinks self-driving cars are the future, and flying cars, and eventually self-flying cars. But Elon Musk thinks Hyperloops and tunnels with high-speed sleds to shortcut …

Elon Musk

15 things I wish I knew before becoming a dad

When it comes to children, the only certain things about them is that they'll cry, they'll poop and repeat.<p>Handling that is the easy part. Everything else is a minefield waiting to be stepped on.<p>It doesn't matter how many books you read, videos you watch, classes you take or parents you talk to, …

Parenting

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …

UnitedHealth

You've Got a Great Idea. Here Are the Next 5 Steps to Build a Business in 2018

You've got a great idea, now what?<p>A good business idea comes from finding a need in a market and discovering a unique way to fill it. Who among us hasn't had an "ah-ha!" moment where they spotted a hole in a market, and then a brilliant solution? I know I have. The sad thing is, most of us don't …

Small Business

This Successful Entrepreneur Explains Why You Don't Need Billions to Build a Brand That Hits Home

Walker & Company founder and CEO Tristan Walker says that you will make the biggest impact by creating a company that resonates emotionally with customers<p>13 min read<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

In this exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod.<p>The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. For a company routinely slagged for not having …

Product Management

Steve Jobs Once Boldly Stated That 'Technology is Nothing.' Here's What He Considered More Important

In this 1994 interview with Rolling Stone, Steve Jobs showed a different side of his humanity.<p>In 1994, well after Steve Jobs got booted by Apple and before returning to launch the iPad and iPhone revolution, he had a prolific interview with <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine during one of the lowest points of …

Leadership

Your Startup Needs This Key Element To Be Fundable Says This Top Asian VC

As the largest e-commerce and internet company based in Tokyo, Rakuten has been described as the “Amazon of Japan.” One of the people responsible for Rakuten’s rapid growth is Sae Min Ahn, who runs Rakuten Ventures, the company’s venture capital arm. Ahn’s job starting out was to help Rakuten …

Venture Capital

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. …

Marissa Mayer

Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

Edtech startup Kidaptive, an adaptive-learning company that begin its life with a suite of curriculum-focused iPad games for kids, announced today it has closed on $19.1 million in Series C funding, in a round led by Formation 8 and Korean education company Woongjin ThinkBig. The investment follows …

Education Technology

The 5 Best Podcast Apps For Android and iPhone

From true crime murder mysteries like <i>S-Town</i> to shows that provide smart commentary on culture, technology, and business like <i>Still Processing</i>, there’s …

Apps

This 1 Unusual Habit Helped Make Dr. Dre, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs Successful

Simplify your day and reduce decision fatigue: Wear the same thing, just like these successful entrepreneurs.<p>Everyone wants to be more productive -- especially entrepreneurs. One way to increase productivity? Simplify your decision-making processes by building habits.<p>In studying the effects of …

Mark Zuckerberg

30 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Slack Could Do

These next-level features, options, and shortcuts will save you time and turn Slack into a productivity powerhouse.<p>Slack is rapidly becoming the de facto tool for workplace communication—a virtual mash-up of the conference room and water cooler, with a pinch of corner office chit-chat (and, of …

Apps

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and …

Employee Engagement

How Generation Z Is Finally Making LinkedIn Younger

There is a youth movement on LinkedIn.<p>LinkedIn rolled out the red carpet for Millennials years ago, only to have them largely stay away from the business- and career-focused social media platform in favor of other sites that have the "fun factor."<p>It's no secret that LinkedIn's core active user base …

Marketing

Facebook Launches $10 Million Initiative For Community Leaders -- 5 Things You Need To Know

If you missed it last week, Facebook announced big news for social entrepreneurs and community leaders at the Facebook Communities Summit in London on February 9th. The global tech giant revealed that it would invest $10 million to fund opportunities for community leaders, with some awards offering …

Social Media

The journey is as important as the destination

How advanced data tracking and analytics empower business leaders with insights and transparency.<p>In the past, when a product was shipped, logistics managers really only had one course of action: hope. Once it was out of sight, managers had little insight or control over its state and mainly had to …

Big Data

How Entrepreneurs Can Adapt Today's 'Smart Assistants' to Build Tomorrow's Office

Alexa? Echo? Google Home? These devices likely won't stay put on our night tables and bookshelves for long.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The era of smart assistants is here, and the race for dominance is on: By mid-December, Consumer Intelligence Research …

Automation

New Study of 20,000 Families Says Screen Time Is Totally Fine For Kids After All

You can't put the digital genie back in the bottle, researchers say.<p>When I found out I was going to become a dad a few years ago, I grew obsessed with reading everything I could find on how to raise successful kids.<p>If there's one piece of advice I heard over and over, it's this: Screen time is …

Parenting

Gary Vee's Garage-Sale Challenge Teaches More Lessons Than Some College Courses

It's so simple, someone with no experience can do it.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Newton's first law of motion describes inertia: An object at rest will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion -- with the same speed and in the same …

Entrepreneurship

Así ha cambiado Apple su plan para iOS 12: menos novedades pero más pulidas y a tiempo

Apple ha decidido cambiar de estrategia con los lanzamientos de iOS. Tal y como supimos hace unas semanas, su plan para iOS había cambiado a …

Facebook’s plan to build community with hiring and $10M in grants

Facebook will award up to $1 million to five community leaders and $50,000 to 100 more to fund their ideas for how to strengthen people’s online and offline connections. Facebook will also hire double the number of engineers currently working on safety-related causes in its London office. These …

Sheryl Sandberg

Should Entrepreneurs Write a Book to Become More Influential?

Founders often think they need to write a book to propel their personal brand -- but does it really make sense?<p>4 min read<p>This story appears in the January 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>There's a lot of pressure on entrepreneurs to be not just great business owners but also great business …

Writing

How to Train Your Team to Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don't just hire employees. Hire and build up intrapreneurs.<p>CEO and Founder of Fit Body Boot Camp<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are an entrepreneur who's been working solo and you think you need to hire employees, you're wrong. What you need to do instead is hire …

Business Strategy

Amazon Just Unveiled Its Grand Plan For Whole Foods: To Make The 'Last Mile' The First Mile

Ever since Amazon spent $13.7 billion on Whole Foods last June, theories have been swirling as to why the world’s biggest e-commerce firm would get into the old-time business of selling groceries in stores. Now it’s becoming clearer that what Amazon really wanted was a slice of real estate closer …

eCommerce

How To Design For Everyone, In 3 Steps

First? Ignore the average user–they don’t exist.<p>Inclusive design is officially a buzzword, with companies like Airbnb releasing an inclusion toolkit and Microsoft attempting to use its principles to make better products. But the idea behind that buzzword–that designing for a wider variety of people …

Universal Design

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles's Post-Game Interview Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership

Nick Foles gave a performance for the ages. But it was after the game that he showed us what true leadership is all about.<p>Last night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles delivered one of the most spectacular Super Bowl performances of all time. And he did it while facing the NFL's version of …

NFL

Apple podría llevar el modelo de suscripciones mucho más lejos: he aquí la predicción de Horace Dediu

<b>Horace Dediu</b> (puede que le conozcáis más como Asymco) es un analista experto que trabaja muy bien con las cifras de ventas e ingresos de Apple. Se …