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You Don't Need A Nobel Prize To Be Wrong About Bitcoin, But It Helps

The internet may have brought us unlimited sources of news and opinion, but the <i>New York Times</i> still has powers that few of the new generation can muster. Among those is the ability to claim two Nobel Prize-winning economists among its staff: the op-ed columnist Paul Krugman and Economic View’s …

Sell Your Product Before It Exists

There’s crowdfunding and then there’s crowdfunding. While most startups who set up pages on Kickstarter, Indiegogo or a host of other crowdfunding sites are looking to hit a specific goal and then get started making their project a reality, a new crop of businesses are using the platform for as a …

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

If you want to build a culture of high performance, start by taking a look at your office environment. It matters more than you may realize.<p>As co-CEO of the design and architectural firm Gensler, I’ve spent my career designing workplaces and studying the link between design and business …

The Billion Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

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Is Your Business Plan Missing This Vital Ingredient?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As many as half of startups are no longer in business just four short years later, according to some statistics. Most businesses are owned by entrepreneurs who are driven, passionate and ambitious. So, how is it possible that so many fail?<p>…

Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can order your groceries to be delivered to your door all online, without speaking to a person, ever. And so, it makes sense that you should be able to build a digital promotion online without ever speaking to a person, too.<p>Today, …

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The roughly 1.3 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in North America generate a gobstopping $5.5 trillion in annual revenue. And according to a new study conducted by LinkedIn, social media is increasingly becoming the vital axis …

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as the rules of startups connecting with customers are changing at an astonishing rate, so have the fundamentals of running a successful crowdfunding campaign. No longer can a concept launch with some decent copywriting and …

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reality is that most startups fail. In the last few years, I've consulted or mentored more than 500 startups. Here is a summary of the recurring problems I have seen in the flawed startups to avoid to maximize your odds of success:<p><b>A</b> …

5 Simple Steps to Building Your Business Online and Getting Millions of Visitors

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Want to live the ultimate lifestyle, work from anywhere and be the main authority in your industry?<p>Look no further than the master of online psychology, Derek Halpern, for your answers.<p>Those who want to “live the dream” have a hard time doing it when …

The First Version of Google, Facebook, and YouTube and More (and What They Can Teach Us About Starting Small)

“The best things we know and love started as tiny things.” — Joel Gascoigne<p>Buffer’s CEO, Joel, wrote a post not too long ago about the importance of …

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5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll be the first to admit it: We millennials have a bad rep. They say we’re lazy, ungrateful and that we don’t grow up fast enough. (Anyone remember the <i>Time</i> magazine article?)<p>That said, we do have qualities which work in our favor. We …

Tesla’s most disruptive product may not be its cars

“We believe the days when Tesla was known as purely an auto company are numbered,” declared Morgan Stanley analysts in a note this week, after the electric car maker reported another set of stellar results.<p>Endless column inches have chronicled how Elon Musk’s electric car company is disrupting the …

Tesla

How Do You Win The Mobile Wallet War? Be Like Starbucks.

Your money is going mobile. Everyone, from Apple, Amazon, Google, eBay, Square not to mention Visa and MasterCard wants a piece. And for good reason–as I wrote previously– research firm Gartner estimates that mobile payments will top $720 billion a year by 2017, up from $235 billion last year. The …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

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One of Goldman’s rising stars just took another key step towards to the top

Goldman Sachs has named Ashok Varadhan as one of its co-heads of its securities division—the investment bank’s most-profitable, albeit volatile unit.<p>The 41-year-old rising star, who most recently served as the global head of macro trading—which included oversight of interest rate products, …

Investing

Local Motors Welcomes Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, to Board of Directors

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 11, 2014–<p>Local Motors, Inc. today announced that Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, has joined its Board of Directors, effective January 30, 2014.<p>Local Motors Rally Fighter wearing custom-designed MakerBot Racing vinyl wrap, and featuring parts 3D-printed using a MakerBot …

Bitcoin Has Almost Totally Erased Yesterday's Big Crash

Bitcoin prices plunged about 20% yesterday after MtGox said it would continue to suspend Bitcoin withdrawals as it sorted out a technical issue — and that it was blaming a problem in the Bitcoin protocol itself for the glitch.<p>The backlash from the Bitcoin community was swift: The issue highlighted …

Bitcoin

Square Strikes Nationwide Payment Deal With Whole Foods

Having partnered with Starbucks more than a year ago, mobile payments company Square has pushed the envelop again by hooking up with Whole Foods in what is its first partnership with a national grocer. Whole Foods didn’t reveal how many stores would start using Square’s mobile payments technology, …

Luxury Brands Are Winning On Instagram

It makes sense that Instagram would be so strong with luxury brands.<p>A recent report from BI Intelligence looked at the different approaches brands can take on the social networks, and found that on Instagram the key is engaging directly with photographers.<p>Since high-end brands tend to have a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Why our Capitalist Gene is pushing us to destruction

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, we’re all capitalists. Today 7.2 billion. Soon 10 billon humans, all with a Capitalist Gene that says …

MBAs don’t found most billion dollar startups but they certainly build them

When former Facebook employee and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, spoke to students at Harvard Business School on Feb. 9, he delivered this sobering news: “I would bet a large amount of money that the overwhelming majority of us would not look favorably on a company started by one of …

Startups

Big Oil’s troubles will lead to the next huge advance in energy technology

An unmistakable message was hidden in the flurry of downbeat oil company earnings reports released in the last week or so: A major technological advance is on its way in old energy, new energy, and perhaps both. Not necessarily soon, but unquestionably coming.<p>To get to this conclusion, we follow …

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Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Microsoft Adds Bitcoin Currency Conversion to Bing

Microsoft today added Bitcoin currency conversion to Bing, which supports over 50 currencies in its index. Conversion is as simple as typing in “x btc to currency” or “x currency to btc.” The data is provided by digital wallet company Coinbase:<p>Microsoft says the digital currency option is initially …

Clean Debt Ceiling A Result of Spending Victories

The House of Representatives last night voted on a “clean” (no riders) hike in the debt ceiling. One might ask what happened to the so-called “Boehner rule” of debt ceilings past. Under that formulation, the House would only approve a debt ceiling hike if there were spending cuts at least equal to …