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Why Snapchat Is the New TV

In the registration filing for its initial public stock offering, Snapchat parent Snap Inc. said its competitors range from Google, Apple and Facebook to popular Asian messaging apps such as Kakao and Line. But it didn’t list any traditional media companies like Fox or Viacom.<p>That’s odd, because …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

8 Ways to Stand Out as a Leader in your Company

There are those people who are put in charge of companies and given the title of President or CEO. In an entrepreneur world, often the President and …

Grit may be more important to success than talent — here's how to get it

When it comes to getting ahead, a concept called grit might be an important part of achieving your goals.<p>Grit is a trait that's a mix of passion and perseverance, and it might have more to do with success than talent alone.<p>Angela Duckworth, the researcher who came up with the scientific definition …

Can Smoking Pot Treat Incurable Disease?

For 1.4 million Americans who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, medical marijuana might offer some promise.<p>Annual colonoscopies, …

How one software startup made it by doing everything backwards

It's rare for a startup to go public almost within one year of being founded. But then again, how many startups do you know from Wellington, New …

Peter Thiel

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Business Strategy

The user’s guide to early-stage fundraising

Shabih Rizvi Contributor<p>Shabih Rizvi is a partner at KPCB and focuses on consumer investments.<p>Muzzammil Zaveri Contributor<p>Muzzammil Zaveri is a partner at KPCB and focuses on consumer and enterprise investments in the firm’s digital practice.<p>Over the last decade, the early-stage funding environment …

5 awkward situations you'll have to navigate as a first-time entrepreneur

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Business Strategy

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Wasting Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How 3 Brands Made Their Content Go Viral (and What You Can Learn From It All)

Nobody can guarantee viral content. But you can always learn from others' success.<p><i>Did you check out the numbers on yesterday's post? It's going viral!</i><p>As long as it's getting attention for the right reasons, these words are music to a marketer's ears. Who wouldn't want an instant audience of …

Breathtaking Visualization of the Universe Will Make You Feel Like an Ant

On the grandest scale, our universe is a network of galaxies tied together by the force of gravity. Cosmic Web, a new effort led by cosmologists and …

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

These 20 Books Are Game Changers, Read Them Before You Turn 30

Books offer wisdom that we ourselves might need years to figure out. Between 20 and 30, we all would undergo lots of struggles and have lots of …

8 Crucial Elements of Marketing on Twitter

Twitter as a social media platform is very different from other platforms out there. The term micro blogging came into existence because of Twitter, …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Use the Social Media Marketing Data You Collect to Fine-Tune Marketing Efforts | Inc.com

Giving stuff away on social media is a relatively easy way to get people to interact with your brand or business. According to a 2013 study, more than half of the people who answered one particular survey said they followed brands in order to participate in contests and access discount coupons.<p>But …

Four things your startup should know before launching a PR campaign

Having worked with many Canadian startups looking for press coverage across North America, I've seen it all, textbook mistakes and huge wins in creating buzz globally.<p>It's important to know when to start, the right questions to ask your PR partner and how to come up with a plan that sticks. Here …

10 Data Tools Every Marketer Needs to Be Using

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>The Internet may be flooded with data tools of every size and shape but not all data tools are built equal.<p>Because there is no single analytics tool that covers all marketing needs, you’ll have to use several to best understand every part of your business …

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your …

Accelerate Your Business With A Budget For Proof-Of-Concept Marketing

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a growth consulting, advisory and executive staffing firm based in Chicago.</i><p>It is a sad, but familiar, story in startup land. An entrepreneur raises a limited amount of funds, plows it entirely into building out their product, …

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

The Best Advice These 7 Successful Venture Capitalists Ever Received | Inc.com

You're an entrepreneur--not a venture capitalist--so why do you need to take a gander at VC lessons learned? If you're a smart entrepreneur, you know that scoring a VC in your corner is the equivalent of a writer's getting a literary agent with a serious in at Random House: It's going to make your …

Venture Capital

How to Manage an Underperforming Employee | Inc.com

Dealing with underperformers is one of the more challenging aspects of being a manager. Approaching an employee to discuss their shortfalls and coming up with a plan of action is often something we dread and even the most well-intentioned manager may avoid doing this part of their job. But letting …

Management

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …