Claudio Velasco

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30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

How To Increase Your Reading Speed in Just 15 Minutes

By Marc Howard<p>Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>Most adults read at about 250-300 words per minute (wpm). I used to be a fairly slow reader mainly for …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that …

Pixate Launches Its App Prototyping Service For Designers

Pixate, an Accel-funded Y Combinator alum, is opening the doors to its visual prototyping service today after a long private and public beta phase. When the company graduated from Y Combinator last January, it still focused mostly on allowing mobile developers to style their native applications …

3 TED Talks That Will Convince You to Get More Sleep

4 min read<p>Busy entrepreneurs have to be fast on their feet. Creative. Driven. Alert. They don't have time to be groggy, cranky or forgetful. Bringing their A-game all the time, every time requires something most of us don't get nearly enough of: Sleep. Ideally, seven to eight dreamy hours of it, …

TED Talks

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>English teacher and Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma founded Alibaba 15 years ago in his tiny apartment in Hanzhou, China. On Friday, Ma became the richest man in China on the heels of the biggest IPO in U.S. and possibly world …

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16 Traits Of The World's Most Successful People

From that point forward, Hill dedicated his career to understanding the work ethics of highly successful people like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, collecting them into his own philosophy and then packaging it into articles, books, and lectures for regular people wanting to achieve more in life. His …

The Best (And Worst) Times To Post On Social Media (Infographic)

Different social media sites offer different virtues for your business. Here’s how to optimize each one based on when you post.<p>We get it, managing your business’s social media accounts can be daunting: from tweaking tweet lengths to mastering Facebook tone, to using the right hashtags at the right …

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7 Ways Entrepreneurs Could Change the World This Year

Inc. asked experts in education, health care, biotech, and clean tech innovation for the biggest, most audacious startup opportunities in 2014. Here are their predictions.<p>To be a great entrepreneur, you have to be a bit of a fortune teller, able to read the proverbial tea leaves and predict what …

Entrepreneurship

Robot used to round up cows is a hit with farmers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1028000/1028442_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524698025_a7ce41d926d8668f19ea67b374b83f51<p><b>Robots could be used in the future to round up cows on dairy farms, according to researchers.</b><p>A four-wheeled device, known as Rover, has been …

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

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A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

Creating Cool Product Names for a New Product Idea - Creative Thinking Mini-Poster

Among the most popular Brainzooming blog posts are those with creative thinking questions for creating cool product names for a new product idea. The …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

I Bought an Apartment Just to Rent Out on Airbnb

I bought an apartment in 2012 specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the past year. Here's everything I've learned so …

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Older generations say millennials have short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and little patience. The fact is, those qualities are not necessarily bad -- especially for young entrepreneurs.<p>What some call faults can …

Entrepreneurship

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

Yahoo sale makes UK schoolboy millionaire

A British schoolboy's hobby has turned him into one of the youngest self-made multi-millionaires in the world.<p>Yahoo! announced on Monday that Nick D'Aloisio, 17, had sold his news-condensing mobile app Summly to the US tech giant for an undisclosed sum, reported to be £20m ($30m).<p><b>"It was</b> …

See The Lamest Startup Office In America

Forget kegerators and ping-pong tables. Dashlane’s perkless office doesn’t even have a sink–and it makes communications, creativity, and culture better, says CEO Emmanuel Schalit.<p>In a startup world full of ball pits and kegerators, Dashlane’s office cannot compete: it doesn’t even have a sink. The …

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ShopPad Raises $500K To Instantly Turn Online Shops Into iPad-Friendly Websites

ShopPad, an e-commerce platform that turns retailers’ desktop websites into tablet-optimized experiences, is today announcing $500,000 in seed funding for its software-as-a-service technology now used by more than 10,000 online merchants. Angels in the round include Mashery co-founder and CEO of …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Moniker Guitars On Building A Business Through Kickstarter

What does it take to become a Kickstarter success? First you need a great product. Then you need a plan for the future. Luckily, Austin-based Moniker Guitars had both.<p>We first covered Moniker back in March when founders Dave Barry and Kevin Tully had already created a small guitar shop and wanted …

46 Amazing Social Media Facts in 2013 - Jeffbullas's Blog

Social media in the beginning was viewed as something teenagers did. After school they rushed to their rooms started up the computer and logged into …

65% of Time Spent on Social Networks Happens on Mobile

Mobile devices have changed the way we consume all sorts of online content. We now spend more time looking at photos, using maps, playing games, …