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A Scary Story for Emerging Markets

<i>Below is the October 26th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The consequences of the coming bull market in the US dollar, which I’ve been predicting for a number of years, go far beyond suppression of commodity prices (which in general is a good thing for consumers – but could at some …

Bitcoin 'Conspiracy Theory' Alleges Virtual Currency is NSA or CIA Project

Digital currency bitcoin, which has experienced sudden growth in terms of usage and value, has been criticised by many and some have labelled it as a …

Bitcoin

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

Leadership

The 6 People Every Startup Needs

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>There’s no magic bullet for startup success, but your team can often make-or-break it, says entrepreneur Bernd Schoner.<p>Schoner, who has a Ph.D. from MIT and was co-founder of RFID technologies startup ThingMagic, sold his company to Trimble …

Leadership
Body Language

How to Use Gifts to Win Business and Snag Referrals

Gifts can be powerful. They can brighten someone’s day, communicate friendship, and keep romantic relationships fresh and exciting. When applied to …

Small Business

China’s looming debt bomb: Shadow banking and the threat to growth

Caofeidian lies a three-hour drive east of Beijing, a Chinese industrial dream jutting into the sea. A decade ago, it was a pretty coast whose shallow waters were dotted with fishing vessels. Today, it's a manufacturer's paradise in the making, its eight-lane roads connecting sprawling factories to …

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.<p>While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade …

Public Speaking

Tinitell Is A Wearable Phone And GPS Tracker For Kids

Wearables continue to be an area of focus for device makers, large and small. Here’s another would-be entrant to the space: Tinitell is a wearable phone and GPS tracker for kids, with electronics small enough for the whole device to be strapped to a toddler’s wrist.<p>It’s the work of a Swedish …

British Gas' smart Hive thermostat can now respond to a home owner's location

Since its launch nearly seven months ago, British Gas' connected thermostat, the Hive, has enjoyed steady succcess. Now operational in more 75,000 British homes, it recently gained another competitor in Nest, the learning thermostat now owned by Google, so news of the company's new feature rollout …

Warby Parker
Leadership

7 Ways You’re Unconsciously Undermining Yourself

You’re crushing it everyday at your job. But are you ruining your chances for a promotion by tapping your pen, checking your phone, and being buddies with your cubemate?<p>People are judging you.<p>It’s not fair, but when you start to progress in your career, your moves come under scrutiny. And you could …

10 Things Great Leaders Say Every Week

If you want to lead a team toward a goal, you need to make sure they know how their daily work connects to the overall objectives. Here's how to make that happen, with one meeting every week.<p>Great leaders set great goals, and they ensure that those who follow them know what those goals are. That's …

Walmart

Expert Explains What Makes The Best Logos So Good

Every day consumers are confronted with countless logos, mostly unaware of how these icons are constantly transmitting a slew of messages aimed at the subconscious.<p>"A company's logo is its shorthand, a visual cue that tells a story of the brand's culture, behavior, and values," said Su Mathews …

Graphic Design

Hiring Challenged? Sift for These 17 Worst (and 15 Best) Résumé Phrases

To find ideal employees, these key phrases can help inform your decision.<p>"I'm a real go-getter who always thinks outside the box, demonstrates thought leadership, and proactively motivates myself!" If this sentence made you cringe, you're not alone. These phrases come from the new CareerBuilder …

Employment

The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business (In Detail)

Digital detective. Health care disrupter. Purveyor of all things organic. These are just some of the most promising ground-floor opportunities in 2014.<p>Jeff Bezos triggered a near-meltdown in the Twittersphere when he suggested that Amazon might deliver products via drones. Closer to earth, Amazon …

Affordable Care Act

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.<p>You know what they call a Wall Street banker with an hour free from work? Unemployed. The assumption has been that if you're not at the grindstone all the time, you're …

Time Management
Business Strategy

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

AppsFlyer raises $7.1M so your app won’t get buried alive in the app stores

It’s easy for an app to get lost in the app stores with a million other competitors. Israel’s AppsFlyer has raised $7.1 million in funding to address that exact problem.<p>App makers typically run aggressive advertising and marketing campaigns to promote their apps and find the users they need. …

Boxever, A Personalization Platform For Airlines, Raises $6M, Led By Polaris

Boxever is a startup tackling the big data issue locked up inside airlines. It has a personalization platform for airlines and travel operators to gather and analyse customer data in real-time, creating what they say is ‘a single customer view’ in order to power marketing and personalisation. …

AppsFlyer Raises $7.1M To Keep Mobile Ad Attribution Honest

AppsFlyer, a mobile app measurement, attribution and analytics SaaS startup, has raised a $7.1million A Round from Pitango Venture Capital and from current investor Magma Venture Partners. The funding will be used on R&D, product, business development and customer support. It will also open two new …

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Rebuffing Sale Offers, Says Revenues Grew 500% in Q1 2014, 600% In 2013

Foursquare — the app that has shifted its business model from a place to track where your friends are going to the go-to place for people searching for local information — is fast approaching its fifth birthday (it’s March 11, for those of you prepping presents). And CEO Dennis Crowley wants us to …

After 2 Years In Beta, Findery Launches Its Geo-Tagged Story Sharing App On iOS Worldwide

In a city like San Francisco, there are tons of stories packed into every block — there’s the one building that didn’t burn down in the 1906 earthquake and fire, there’s the bar where Jack Dorsey used to drink while brainstorming about building Twitter, there’s the spot in the park where locals …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis driving around Palo Alto because of the acquisition, it …

The Networking Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make

Assistant professor at the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership, CUNY<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many budding entrepreneurs feel that the larger the size of their network, the greater their odds of success. Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>Let's …

Entrepreneurship

OpenTable goes beyond reservations, opens private beta for new dining payments service

OpenTable may soon make getting out of a restaurant just as easy as getting in.<p>After teasing the service back in September, OpenTable last night revealed new details about its “pilot” payment program — a feature which lets users pay for their meals via the app.<p>Kashyap Deorah, the general management …