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Count us in: our need for quantitative skills has never been greater

In June this year The British Academy (BA) published a report titled Count us in: Quantitative skills for a new generation. The report calls on the Government to face up to the problem of young people dropping maths too early. Currently, only about 20% of students stick with maths after the age of …

Education

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than a metagrobologist?

Both questions today were sequence puzzles. In the first case you had to work out the letter than came next, and in the second you had to decipher the pattern.<p><i>1)</i><i>I don’t know why, but most of us get a perverse pleasure out of making up sequen</i><i>ce puzzles. While invigilating an exam, I was reading a</i> …

Puzzles

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

How To Become A Top Business Thinker

The business world is changing fast, and companies need guidance to help them thrive. “Managers are looking more widely for bright ideas – anything that will give them a competitive advantage,” says Stuart Crainer, co-founder (along with Des Dearlove), of Thinkers50, a biennial ranking of the …

13 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Piece Of Advice

It can help you stay true to yourself and your vision when dealing with a setback and can inspire you to maintain your drive when things are going well.<p>We asked successful entrepreneurs from around the globe to share the best advice they've ever been given and how it's helped them grow their …

Great Management Questions from Paul Graham, Jim Collins, and Other Business Leaders | Inc.com

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 be winning. Questions ignite imaginations, avert catastrophes, and reveal unexpected paths to brighter destinations. Jim Collins, Marshall …

Leadership

5 Psychological Principles of High Converting Websites

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>You know the feeling when you pour your heart and soul into a promising new A/B test, only to have it flop like an entrepreneur’s first startup?<p>I certainly do.<p>Last year, I ran all product and brand marketing for an edutech company. For the first few …

Ad Sachan - Co-Founder at Treeline Woodworks

[quote style=”boxed”]Try more things faster.[/quote]<p>Ad is an engineer by education, designer by disposition and an adventurer at heart. He finds life …

5 Things To Know Before Accepting A Job Offer

Would any employer want to hire you if they sense your goals are entirely self-serving? I'm sure you answered, of course not. At first glance these questions might sound obvious or too philosophical to apply to your life right now but they are the most essential questions job candidates need to ask …

20 Ideas for Cover Images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

Most popular social media platforms now offer the ability for users to upload cover images. These images are often larger than regular profile …

Cloudera Raises $160M From T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures And Michael Dell

Cloudera, the startup that distributes and services Apache Hadoop-based data-management software and services, has raised $160 million led by T. Rowe Price, and including an investment by Google Ventures and an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment firm for Michael S. Dell. This …

Big Data Analytics Company Platfora Raises $38M

Platfora, a startup focused on bringing businesses intelligence from big data, has raised $38 million led by Tenaya Capital, which brings the company’s total financing to $65 million. Also participating in this round are Citi Ventures, Cisco Systems and Allegis Capital, as well as prior investors …

YouNoodle Raises $1.1M To Build A Business From Startup Competitions And Data

Remember YouNoodle? The startup attracted some controversy all the way back in 2008 for saying it could algorithmically predict the success of startups. Since then, the business and the product may have changed, but YouNoodle is still around, and it’s announcing today that it has raised $1.1 …

Fresh Off New Funding, Alexa Competitor SimilarWeb Acquires Competitive Intelligence Engine Tapdog

SimilarWeb, the Tel Aviv-based web rankings provider and competitor to services like comScore and Alexa, is announcing today that it has acquired fellow Israeli startup, Tapdog, makers of a competitive intelligence engine that aims to simulate how an analyst thinks, using data science and machine …

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you watched ABC’s Shark Tank on March 14, you probably came away impressed by 15-year old inventor and entrepreneur, Carter Kostler. Carter saw some disturbing statistics about childhood obesity and witnessed first hand at his own …

3 Simple Steps to Get the Cheapest Airfares

Use the right site to find the best fares, be flexible and continue to monitor prices after you book.<p>Step 1<p>Go to Kayak.com/flights and enter your …

Travel Deals

Everything You Need to Know About P/E Ratios

There are many different ways to calculate this popular stock market measure—how you define "earnings" is key.<p>When it comes to stock market measures, …

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Stay ahead of the curve in 2014 with these five benefits and HR trends.<p>Increased Focus on Accountability<p>With soaring health care costs, consumer and …

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Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …