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Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Productivity

How to work 80 hours a week and still have a life

Wall Street executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants are known for working crazy long hours.<p>Logging 80 hours a week is not uncommon for them, and that number can hit the triple digits during especially busy weeks.<p>But some have figured out how to have a life outside of work, despite their insane …

Work-life Balance

David Goldberg’s Death Leaves Silicon Valley Without a Champion

SurveyMonkey CEO fell from treadmill in Punta Mita<p>The sudden death of technology executive David Goldberg has left Silicon Valley without one of its greatest champions of the private startup.<p>A veteran of the technology industry who founded, advised, invested in or ran dozens of companies, Mr. …

Silicon Valley

The 21 most successful Apple alumni of all time

Since its inception in 1976, Apple has been known to attract some incredibly smart and talented employees.<p>We decided to take a look at the some of the company’s most successful alumni.<p>Whether these Apple alums left after a year or a decade, they all went on to do some pretty impressive things.<p><b>Tony</b> …

Startups

How we paid off $52,000 of debt and saved another $20,000 in less than 18 months

When I left for university in 2011, my parents generously provided me with a college fund to cover the last two years of tuition ($23,500 per year).<p>I had already spent my first two years at community college, working to pay my tuition. With conscious attention to spending, I kept my living expenses …

Money

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

Salaries & Wages

8 Entrepreneurship Lessons From a Venture Capitalist

As a venture capitalist with DFJ, lecturer at Stanford and self-proclaimed long time recovering entrepreneur, Heidi Roizen, who was born and raised in Silicon Valley, could teach us a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. She hit the ground running with her first …

Entrepreneurship

GOLDMAN: Here's how millennials will completely change the economy

Millennials

Audi will build you a Tesla-beating electric R8 supercar, but only on request

Audi will announce its second-generation R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show next week (we'll be there!), which will be available in a couple flavors of V10 engine producing anywhere from 540 to 610 horsepower. By all appearances, it's going to be a beautiful machine — the first R8 certainly …

Bid farewell to the most insane hypercar ever — the $2.6 million Bugatti Veyron

Ten years, 450 cars, and millions of gawking fan selfies later, the age of the Bugatti 16.4 Veyron hypercar is over.<p>Bugatti announced this week that it had sold the 450th and final Veyron — fittingly christened "La Finale."<p>Which means from now on, anyone interested in buying a Veyron will have to …

Supercars

How a 25-year-old dev made 600 apps without being able to code

John Hayward-Mayhew is one of the most prolific iOS developers ever to peddle a blackjack game. Over the past four years, the 25-year-old entrepreneur flooded the App Store with an astonishing 600 separate apps — everything from endless runners such as <i>Dangerous Caveman Bum Runner</i> to dentistry games …

App Store

15 Most-Funded Crowdfunding Projects On Kickstarter And Indiegogo

2014 was a great year for crowdfunding. Kickstarter had 22,252 projects raising a total of $529 million, up from $480 million raised in 2013. Indiegogo enjoyed a 1,000% increase in funds raised over the past two years and both Indiegogo and Kickstarter broke their own fundraising records in …

Crowd Funding

Tesla's Elon Musk takes aim at 'Apple's Achilles heel'

“Ultimately,” wrote KickingBear’s Guy English nearly three years ago, “the retention of talent will be Apple’s Achilles’ heel. The smartest people …

Car interiors are about to be radically transformed by technology

Cars are so reliant on computers and technology, nowadays, that it seems like things like the engine or transmission are afterthoughts.<p>This isn’t some kind of “old is better than new," bah-humbug style rant, but cars are becoming more and more about their electronics than about their mechanics, and …

Tesla Model S

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Emotional Intelligence

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A Startup Founder Got $30 Million, Struggled, Then Made This Complicated Product

More details have finally been revealed about Clinkle, the mobile-payments startup that has long been in stealth mode since its 23-year-old founder raised about $30 million from big Silicon Valley names in 2013.<p>Even though the company's app finally launched on select college campuses in September …

Startups

Co-founder Confessions: I let my failed startup destroy me

<i>(Editor’s note: this guest post by entrepreneur Rui Delgado was first published on Medium and re-published in its entirety here with permission,</i> …

Startups

12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join

Ever since becoming an official entreprenuer, I have been attending entrepreneurial events. I have attended and joined 1000's of different organizations. There are many out there that I personally haven't gotten anything out of.<p>Whether you’re looking to network, meet mentors or gain insights on the …

Entrepreneurship

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that the chances of a business’ success are not directly related to …

Entrepreneurship

Check Out Floyd Mayweather's $6 Million Exotic Car Collection

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s nickname is "Money" for a good reason. He's practically made of cash. According to Forbes, the flamboyant boxing legend made more than $105 million in 2014 alone. And boy, does he know how to spend it!<p>Money Mayweather recently tweeted out photo of his jet along with a …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

Elon Musk

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

No matter what is going on in your career, good advice is universal. No matter what problems you are trying to solve, chances are someone else before you had a similar problem.<p>I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands …

Self-improvement

Robinhood Launches Zero-Fee Stock Trading App

Why pay E*Trade $8 to buy or sell a stock when you can trade for free on Robinhood? After two years of development, $16 million in funding, and 500,000 waitlist signups, Robinhood finally hits the iOS App Store today. Robinhood lets you track the performance of stocks, and buy or sell them with …

Here's What Venture Capitalists Want To Fund In 2015 - And What They Don't

It’s a head-spinning time for venture capitalists. This year, they’re continuing to get disrupted by upstarts from angel investors to new giants like Andreessen Horowitz, yet they also enjoyed the most initial public offerings since 2000, including several this week. Then late this year, things …

Venture Capital

Does Buffer Signal A Paradigm Shift In Startup Fundraising?

<i>Atish Davda is the founder and CEO of EquityZen, a marketplace for private investments. This article originally appeared on their blog.</i><p>Buffer made a …