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The Tools That 5 Highly Productive Entrepreneurs Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I graduated from college, I had no work experience. And that didn't sit too well with the real life that followed. The result? I repeatedly messed up at work or fell behind schedule because I lacked good productivity habits. Before …

Digital Marketing

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

A 17th-century mathematician's famous wager about God teaches an important lesson about investing and risk

<b>A 17th-century mathematician's famous wager about God teaches an important lesson about investing (Financial Planning)</b><p>Blaise Pascal, a brilliant 17th-century mathematician, famously argued that if God exists, belief would lead to infinite joy in heaven, while disbelief would lead to infinite …

Financial Services

Behavioral Economics Improve Workforce Health Decisions

Research about behavioral economics—the study of how people make choices, drawing on insights from psychology and economics—can be extremely useful …

You can predict city gentrification through check-ins and tweets

Do you dread the thought of gentrification jacking up real estate prices (and stifling culture) in your neighborhood? In the future, you might only need to keep tabs on social networks to know when your part of town is changing -- British researchers have learned that Foursquare check-ins and …

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

How To Build A Global, Scalable Company - This Entrepreneur Has A Formula For It

Over the past few years, the discussion in Israeli tech has shifted. No more talk about innovation that leads to small exits, where both entrepreneurs and investors settle for less. Less talk about products that tackle very specific problems that result in smaller market opportunities. A lot more …

Startups

50 Digital Marketing Tools to Grow Your Start-Up

This list of 50 tools can help you boost your digital marketing start-up in every aspect, from SEO to social media to email.

Digital Marketing

Fundbox Raises $40 Million To Pay Invoices On Demand

Fundbox, a company that loans businesses money for outstanding invoice payments, has raised $40 million to grow its own business in the trillion-dollar alternative lending market.<p>The Series B round was led by General Catalyst with participation from NyCa Investment Partners and help from existing …

Venture Capital

9 Apps That Can Change the Way You Work

Although we all fume at our phones and computers sometimes, technology really is incredible. It has changed the way we work, making it faster, easier and cheaper than ever to do business on a global scale.<p>But with a new year in front of us, productivity is top of mind for entrepreneurs, as is doing …

Apps

This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

Tidy Organizes Your Smartphone Photos Into Albums With Just A Swipe

A new application called Tidy wants to help you better organize the photos you have stored on your smartphone, by grouping them into albums by time, distance, or even by “shapes,” meaning type of photo – panoramas, squares, screenshots, portrait or landscape, for example.<p>The app doesn’t do the …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

Rocketrip Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling

Your boss says “You’ve got a budget of $300 a day for this trip.”<p>You hear “Go spend $300 dollars a day! Have fun!”<p>Rocketrip, a company out of the latest Y-Combinator batch, wants to save companies money by <i>paying the employee</i> to find ways to travel on the cheap.<p>The idea behind Rocketrip: for every …

DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I’ve tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) apps (as well as various pen-and-paper planner hacks) that I sometimes wonder if it’s become just …

Ifbyphone Raises Another $9M For Voice Marketing Tools

Marketing technology company Ifbyphone is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series D funding.<p>The round was led by new investor River Cities Capital Funds (a growth equity firm focused on healthcare and IT) and brings Ifbyphone’s total funding to more than $30 million. Previous backers …

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

The ultimate contrarian’s bets for 2014

This is the busy time of year at the hedge fund Pariah Capital.<p>Pariah is a super-exclusive, super-elite (and completely hypothetical) fund which …

Investing

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

DigitalOcean’s cloud surpasses Amazon Web Services in one category

While Amazon Web Services keeps adding features to its large and well-used cloud, other public cloud businesses are growing, too. DigitalOcean, a cloud vendor focused on winning business from developers, is pointing to some pretty strong growth by one measurement in recent months, even in …

AdEspresso Raises $500K To Make Facebook Ad Optimization Easy For Small Businesses

AdEspresso, a startup offering Facebook ad tools for small and medium businesses, is announcing that it has raised its first outside funding, a seed round of $500,000.<p>The company focuses on ad optimization, namely finding the most effective combination of text and images for your ads. It says that …

This Startup Shares The Salary Of Every Employee Online — Including The CEO

In a post on Buffer's Open blog, CEO Joel Gascoigne reveals his salary along with the salary of every single employee in the company, and includes the formula the company uses to get to each one.<p>"One of the highest values we have at Buffer is Transparency," Gascoigne writes. "We do quite a number …

Social Media

If you Hate Press Releases, Check Out Opera's 'PR Machine'

Here at The Next Web, we often get asked what kinds of press releases are the best to send us – should they be long, detailed and formal, or brief and to-the-point? “Somewhere in the middle,” is the best answer we can give. No-one here likes dull, buzzword-laden essays, but you’ve got to have at …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

Amazon’s New Cloud Desktop Service, Amazon WorkSpaces, Arrives On iPad

Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s recently announced virtual desktops service and competitor with VMware, has now arrived on the iOS platform, or more specifically, on iPad. The new app will allow those who have access to the WorkSpaces Limited Preview currently in progress to use their iPad device …

Amazon WorkSpaces Hits iPad

Three weeks after Amazon announced Amazon WorkSpaces for AWS customers to create virtual desktops on various devices, the e-commerce giant has now launched an app specifically for iPad users.<p>Amazon WorkSpaces was unveiled at AWS re:Invent last month, and basically recreates the desktop experience …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …