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A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “moats are lame” during the company’s earnings call last week, he was calling out Warren Buffett, the chair of Berkshire Hathaway, who uses “moat” to describe barriers to imitation that stave off competition. “If your only defense against invading armies is a …

Innovation

3 Presentation Tips I Learned From Preparing CEOs for IPOs

The IPO road show is a performance. Here's how entrepreneurs prepare for their big payday.<p>I recently heard from the marketing director at a pre-IPO company. "The CEO can't tell our company story," she said. The CEO is visionary, passionate and competent, but he's not skilled in the art of …

CEOs

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate:

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Innovation

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

This Psychological Bias Will Actually Help You Stop Procrastinating On Your Goals

“I’ll start tomorrow.” Three words that are the death knell for goals. Because how many times have you said “tomorrow” but then, when tomorrow comes, there you are facing that same decision: start right now or postpone starting for one more day? And then one day becomes two, two days becomes three, …

Procrastination

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

A look at an early Deliveroo investor deck

The date is December 2013. Deliveroo has been going for less than 12 months, employs just a handful of people, and Will Shu, its co-founder and chief …

We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

I led Facebook’s efforts to fix privacy problems on its developer platform in advance of its 2012 initial public offering. What I saw from the inside was a company that prioritized data collection from its users over protecting them from abuse. As the world contemplates what to do about Facebook in …

Internet

Student-built solar-powered tiny home represents new vision for the American dream

The future of tiny home design is looking very bright. A team of students from Sacramento State, working under the name Sol Vespiade, have designed a …

Clean Energy

Marijuana Stocks: Growing Like A Weed?!

Marijuana is the second most valuable cash crop in the United States!<p>Whether we like it or not marijuana is a growing part of our economy.<p>Some of the …

Cannabis

The Best (& Wackiest) Shark Tank Products For Your Home

Shark Tank returns to ABC for its ninth season tonight, and we can only imagine what weird, wonderful, and wacky products people will pitch to the …

Fish

More than 6,400 stores are shutting down — here's the full list

Retailers are closing thousands of stores following years of declines in sales and customer traffic.<p>We compiled a list of the 6,403 closures that have been announced so far in 2017.<p>Here's the full list:<p>Some retailers have released lists of which of their locations will be closing. To find out if a …

J.C. Penney

How One Founder Turned His Dyslexia into an App that Helps People with the Disability Learn Faster | Inc.com

<i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs trying to help them. In this installment, I talk to Cliff Weitzman of text-to-speech app Speechify about overcoming disabilities, and helping kids learn faster.</i><p>For Speechify's …

Text-To-Speech

Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes

Before diving into the ways in which yoga will increase your performance, let me first lay out a few guiding principles in how to approach yoga …

Number One Most Stupid Reason That Start-ups Fail | Inc.com

When you look at the stats for first-time business failure, they are truly startling research shows that anywhere from 50-95 percent of start-ups fail within their first 18 months. Probably more startling are some of the reasons for failure.<p>According to a study by CBS Insights, 95 percent of …

Startups

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

EduTech: How to get the most out of your .edu email address with discounted software + hardware, more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know.</i><p>In the first installment of …

Education Technology

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, learn these traits today.<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>While each entrepreneurial success story is …

Entrepreneurship

To Live Remarkably, Repeat This 1 Affirmation Every Single Day for the Rest of Your Life | Inc.com

Every accomplishment is based on action, not on thought... yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, and an attitude: the attitude that no matter what, you will do what it takes to reach your goals -- and live the life <i>you</i> want to …

Motivation

7 Reasons Why 90% of Start-ups Fail and How to be the 10%

Winning is a conscious decision. Avoid these seven pitfalls and be the 10% that win!<p>As a former Navy SEAL, it's easy for me to see the correlation between the worlds of entrepreneurship and special operations. They both have similar attrition rates. Managing fear is critical. And both can have very …

20 Confidence-Boosting Tricks You'll Love

If you’re self-assured, believe whole-heartedly in your abilities, know your judgements to be sound, and feel prepared for any of life’s challenges, …

Self-improvement

A Guide to Meditation for the Rest of Us

Believe it or not, you can improve your concentration and slow down your day-to-day life with meditation without ever uttering the word "chakra." …

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

Startups

How to Make Your Startup Dreams a Reality in 12 Days

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

Streaming's Ad Boom: Will the Millions Spent By Apple, Spotify, Pandora and YouTube Help Decide Who's No. 1?

Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora steadily have increased their visibility -- and marketing spends -- in recent years, but as Apple Music …

Defibrillator Equipped Drones Speed Treatment To Those In Need

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

SodaStream’s CEO on Turning a Banned Super Bowl Ad into Marketing Gold

Photography: Jonathan Bloom/Getty Global Assignment<p><b>The Idea:</b> SodaStream was near bankruptcy when Birnbaum joined it, in 2007. He believed that the carbonated beverage industry was ripe for disruption—and that meant going after Coke and Pepsi. What happened was a big surprise.<p>During the 2013 Super …