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How Airbnb Solved The Mystery Of Predictive Pricing

You’re not a real estate agent, so how can you know how much that spare bedroom is worth? Airbnb did some algorithmic sleuthing to help you know.<p>When product lead Dan Hill watched new Airbnb users make their first furtive listings, he noticed a pattern. They’d glide through the standard questions …

Real Estate

Fumbled Fortunes: Meet The Ex-Billionaires Who Lost Their Riches

Eike Batista was the world’s seventh-richest man in 2012, worth an estimated $30 billion and proclaiming to be on his way to becoming the world’s richest. Instead he lost nearly all of it in just two years. Batista and the 99 others who dropped off our billionaires list this year are proof that …

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2017

Registration and Breakfast<p>Welcome Address from the Chairman<p>Jeremy Warner, Associate Editor, The Telegraph<p>KEYNOTE<p>K<p>Keynote Address<p>Lady Michelle Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE<p>Panel Session: Talent: attracting, recruiting and retaining your most valuable asset<p>Understand how important your company's …

Meet New Billionaire Jeff Rothschild, The Engineer Who Saved Facebook From Crashing

When Jeff Rothschild joined Facebook in 2005, he was old enough to be Mark Zuckerberg’s father. At 50, the experienced entrepreneur who had already founded two successful companies seemed out of place, especially in khakis and a tucked-in shirt that did little to hide his age.<p>Nine years later, …

This Photographer Just Made $15K In One Day On Instagram

Daniel Arnold had $90.03 in his bank account on Thursday when he had a clever idea: Why not sell some photos on Instagram?<p>Arnold, a Brooklyn-based photographer, enjoys a bit of fame on the network: He was lauded by Gawker as “the best photographer on Instagram” two years ago, after getting his …

10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I've Ever Received

When you’re thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who’s been there before is like gold.<p>But as time goes on, you’ll realize that some of those tips are better—and more applicable to your business—than others.<p>So, to …

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes

To further understand the bar and restaurant industry, I spoke to one of the leading experts in Jon Taffer. You might know Taffer from his hit reality TV show “Bar Rescue”, where he takes bars that are about to close and turns them into major successes. His first bar management job was at The …

How To Build Your Startup Team From Scratch

In June, 2013 I moved to Hong Kong where I’m opening a new office for my online marketing firm, MWI. I have the luxury of being able to get work done for clients by utilizing our core fulfillment team in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as other team members spread around the globe, but the goal is to …

10 Rules To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff built Honest Tea from scratch into a $100 million enterprise.<p>In my recent article on Forbes, you get a few lessons and a compelling story of their journey.<p>But wait, because there’s one more thing. In fact, 10 more.<p>Goldman and Nalebuff share 10 must-follow rules on …

Success Story: 7 Hints From One Of The UK's Top Saleswomen

<b>Judy Naaké</b>, one of the UK’s top saleswomen, built the St Tropez self-tan market in Britain from zero in 1995 to a business worth £70 million in little over a decade, before selling it to venture capitalists. The success of the company was down to Naaké’s engaging personality, high-octane work ethic …

10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

Why Did This Woman Walk Away From Earning $600,000?

It takes a lot of courage to quit your job and start a venture of your own. It takes something entirely else to walk away from a finance job that pays you over half a million dollars a year, and create a new media property – teaching yourself Final Cut Pro via Lynda.com, taking sketch comedy …

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, …

14 British Crowd-Funding Businesses Cashing In On A Boom

Britain’s alternative finance industry continues to break new ground. The peer-to-peer lending sector more than doubled in size during 2013, new figures reveal, as the crowdfunding community stepped up its efforts to exploit the inability of the Britain’s banks to lend – and the lack of appetite …

How To Find The World's Best Talent... Offshore

Every manager knows that to compete in business you need the right people with the right skills. Yet today, we’re in a new era of talent in which there is a growing gap between the demand for skills and the supply of people that have them.<p>Just putting out a help wanted ad or even recruiting at top …

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay away from giving general advice to entrepreneurs. “Generic advice is quite bad,” he said at a conference today in Silicon Valley. “Bromides are probably wrong.”<p>Instead, the general …

Why This Man Gave Up His $40M Company To 'Fix' Coffee

“When I was a teenager I thought that money, fame and success would be the solution to everything,” says Michael Jones. A serial entrepreneur in his mid-40s, Jones founded Implantable Provider Group in 2004, a healthcare company that buys medical implants like pacemakers, gives them to hospitals …

The World's Richest Women 2014

It was a record-breaking year for women on the FORBES list of the World Billionaires. Out of 1,645 billionaires, a record 172 are women – up from 138 last year. There’s no denying that women are still a tiny minority on the list, representing a little over 10% of the total.<p>At the top, Christy …

How To Thrive In The New Economy Of Business: Steal These Tips

There’s a new conversation emerging around what it takes for ventures to thrive in today’s recovery and expansion economy, as compared to what it took to survive in the 2-3 years prior. I’ve been hearing this conversation frequently of late from Berny Dohrmann, CEO Space Founder (in fact, it was …

Rock And Roll, Russian Gangsters And Rising From The Dead: The Saga Of Electro-Harmonix

The entrepreneurial spirit is like an unrestrainable beast that’s quivers beneath the skin of some folks. As Mr. Hyde was just a tantrum away from taking over the mannerly Dr. Jekyll, the inner entrepreneur has only to smell an opportunity for profit or market share before convulsing to the …

Facts And Figures

The ranks of the world’s billionaires continue to scale new heights–and stretch to new corners of the world. Our global wealth team found a record 1,645 billionaires with an aggregate net worth of $6.4 trillion, also a record, up from $5.4 trillion a year ago. We unearthed 268 new ten-figure …

Amazon's War On The House Of Otto, Germany's $18 Billion Family

Michael Otto’s family has been as omnipresent in German postwar retail as Wal-Mart, Sears and Target have in the U.S. So what does this 70-year-old patriarch of this $18 billion clan most want to talk about? A factory in Bangladesh.<p>With gusto he describes how he and Nobel Peace Prize-winner …

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Biggest Regret

Microsoft’s biggest mistake in the 14 years of Steve Ballmer’s leadership was not making the transition from software to hardware quickly enough. Who says so? Ballmer himself, that’s who. Facing an audience of students at Oxford University’s Said Business School in his first public appearance since …

What The World's Wealthiest Can Buy With Their Billions: Hair Dye And Hermès For Everyone!

Billionaires buy crazy toys. Financier Leon Black reportedly threw down $120 million for Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” and Oracle founder Larry Ellison shelled out an estimated $300 million building the fastest sailboat in the world. What if, instead, billionaires blew their entire fortunes on …

Silicon Alley's First Billionaire Offers Tips On Bootstrapping And Keeping Control Of Your Startup

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer is one of the few public tech-company founders who never took on outside capital. He brought in $76.5 million for the company’s IPO, dished out more than $200 million in royalties to contributors since the site’s 2003 founding, and most recently, announced plans to …

After Taxpayer-Funded Flops, Tesla's 'Dangerously Ambitious' Gigafactory Could Save U.S. Battery Business

It wasn’t too long ago that the Obama Administration was handing out money by the fistful to anyone who wanted to get into the advanced battery business. His 2009 economic stimulus plan was packed with green initiatives, including $2.4 billion in grants – not loans — to 48 recipients to set up U.S. …

How CircleUp Is Filling The Void Left By Banks That Won't Lend To Small Business

Adam Grossman has suffered from severe psoriasis all his life. When he discovered that the anti-inflammatory properties of seaweed settled his skin flare-ups, he started a skincare company. The Seaweed Bath Company is a small natural brand which launched in 2011 and is on shelves in places like …

4 Hard Earned Lessons from Ben Horowitz

<b>Hard Earned Lessons From Ben Horowitz</b> Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz gets real in his recently released book <i>The Hard Thing About The Hard Things</i>. While most start-up stories read like a romance novel, Ben’s book is more like watching the film Fight Club.<p>He wants to dispel the myth …

Behold the mighty euro, the currency that can’t help but go up

It is an “island of stability.” It is stronger than its main rivals. All hail the euro, king of currencies.<p>The euro set a two-year high against the dollar today. From its low in mid-2012, it has gained 15% against the greenback and almost 50% against the yen. What gives?<p>Mario Draghi, president of …

Economics