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What makes a great company? Let’s talk information flow

A lot goes into creating a company, and a lot more goes into creating a great company that endures. The difference between the two comes down to one thing: investing in the people.<p>It’s because people aren’t simply a replicable “perk.” They elevate work environments, attract talent and nurture …

The Entrepreneur Cheat Sheet

In the early 21st century there is one topic that is hotter than any other. What makes a great entrepreneur? Unfortunately this question is quite …

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

10 rules startup founders must remember about discipline

My experience, the reason I'm writing this article, was one of an eye opener. I have worked with startups, and I've owned a couple of startups, …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes its even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

An App Launch Guide

Why<p>This guide is aimed at indie developers who are building and launching their mobile apps largely by themselves. The guide will walk through …

How much would you sacrifice to start your own business?

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

13 Things You Think Your Startup Needs But It Really Doesn’t

You can leave these nonessentials off your startup shopping list.<p>There’s no such thing as one right way to do a startup. You just have to do it–to work as hard and smart as you can to take your company from concept to reality.<p>It’s not easy, but it is possible. In order to make that startup a …

6 Ways To Use Psychology To Boost App Engagement

<i>This post originally appeared on Sinch.</i><p>Everyone is different and so are your users and customers.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>More and more apps are starting to use psychology in their attempt to boost app engagement and …

Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack

A factor that is frequently overlooked when setting up a data team is the selection of the technology stack. Often, this decision is delegated to the first hire in data science. Due to a lack of information about the right technologies, those in charge avoid making a decision. There is a case to be …

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Introduction<p>Newcomers to Go wonder why the declaration syntax is different from the tradition established in the C family. In this post we'll compare …

8 Ways to Delight and Reward Your Email Subscribers

In this example, Williams-Sonoma knows that its subscribers signed up to receive weekly discounts and new product announcements. These emails are a great resource for the right subscriber, but they tend to be light promotions only applicable to online purchases delivered on a regular basis.<p>Now that …

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

A couple of discussions related to our portfolio companies last week led to me write this blog post. The timing could not have been better, since there have recently been some great posts related to this topic from Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid at Andreessen Horowitz, and from Fred Wilson at …

c : Where the printf() Rubber Meets the Road

After ignoring StackOverflow for a while, I decided to check up on it a bit lately. Someone asked a question that's one of those kind of fundamental …

7 Ways to Make Your Reputation Indestructible

It seems that every time a new product comes to market, the hype is short-lived before consumers shift their gaze to the next emerging technology making headlines.<p>Using bleeding-edge marketing techniques to tout your latest product will likely get you the short win, but the companies that survive …

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>What do you do when you have too many ideas and not enough time? Or …

Is C Pass by Value or Reference?

Pass by Value In the strictest sense of the word, everything in C is pass-by-value. This often confuses beginning C programmers, especially when it …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

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How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

The Nature of Code

Introduction<p>“I am two with nature.” — Woody Allen<p>Here we are: the beginning. Well, almost the beginning. If it’s been a while since you’ve done any …

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