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9 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

• A comedian says he prank-called Trump and Jared Kushner patched him through — here is the full transcript of that call<br>• Trump was reportedly surprised …

7 most common data visualization mistakes

In my last article, I mentioned some of the best tools for data visualization. While all of them were powerful tools, they are only as useful as the hands they are in. Selection of the right tool is just the first step, the bigger job is to create an easy-to-understand visualization that makes data …

Data Visualization

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

CEOs

15 innovation tips: how large corporations can successfully engage with startups

Innovation, performance excellence and risk management are top agenda items for corporate leaders. Their innovation strategy usually covers ten types …

The Top 20 Start-Up Accelerators in the U.S.

Start-up accelerators have become a prominent feature of the entrepreneurship landscape in recent years. New programs appear nearly every month, and in many ways, accelerator participation has become a rite of passage for budding entrepreneurs. Yet, with the proliferation of programs, the newness …

Top 20 Coworking Spaces for Entrepreneurs

Working remotely doesn’t have to mean being cooped up in your house or apartment. Now there are spaces where remote workers and tech startups can get …

Startups

Ford, Mercedes-Benz Set Up Shop in Silicon Valley

New nexus of car industry emerges as Apple, Uber and Google push automotive ambitions<p>SAN JOSE—Four decades ago, Japanese auto companies anticipated U.S. demand for fuel efficient cars and hit the market with vehicles that caught the Detroit Three by surprise, permanently altering the ranks of the …

Silicon Valley

Chris Sacca

Five-time Midas Lister Chris Sacca finally breaks into the top ten--and the billionaire ranks--thanks to his early bets on Twitter and Uber as well as a host of other startups such as Stripe, Twilio, Docker, Lookout and Automattic. His Lowercase Capital was also one of the first investors in …

Venture Capital

5 Types of Business Insurance You Never Knew Existed

Since launching my small business I have been constantly looking for different types of business insurance. There are so many options out there so I decided to write an article to help everyone out.<p>Insurance is one of those things that entrepreneurs hate to think about but know they need to have. …

How to Write a Business Plan [Updated for 2018]

<i>This article is part of both our</i> <i>Business Startup Guide</i> <i>and our</i> <i>Business Planning Guide</i><i>—curated lists of our articles that will get you up and running</i> …

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Visualizing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Jessica Hagy is a professional writer and illustrator well-known for her minimalist ink-on-index-card illustrations, which are found at her site Indexed. Hagy’s typical card is a venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple idea with a punchline. Like this:<p>One day, when Hagy was cleaning out …

The Bright Side of Negative Thinking

This story appears in the February 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This post was originally published on Feb. 10, 2015</i><p>At least since 1952, when Norman Vincent Peale’s <i>The Power of Positive Thinking</i> was published, Americans have been inundated with the notion that the path to success can be …

Psychology

Apple just defied a bunch of theories about business

<i>Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws.</i><p>Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The figures are astonishing:<p><b>iPhones</b>: Apple sold 74.5 million, +57% over last …

Five Minutes With Zainab Alsalih, Founder Of Carousel Weddings

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>“Passion, creativity and perseverance.” That’s how the founder of Carousel Weddings describes an entrepreneur. After leaving the corporate world to …

Weddings

The 4 S's of All Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business schools love acronyms and formulas. There are the "four P's of marketing" (sometimes as many as seven) and the three Cs of business.<p>There is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis <b></b>(or SWOT thinking) and more …

Entrepreneurship

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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No. 1: Lexus CT 200h

The little Lexus sports hatchback costs $3,150 less than the equivalent non-hybrid Lexus IS 250 sedan, while saving a whopping $6,190 in fuel costs over five years—for a total five-year cost advantage of $7,630.

Tencent-Backed Didi Dache Pursues Buses, Government Cars After Daughter of Lenovo's Liu Chuanzhi Joined

In July, Liu Qing, daughter of Lenovo founder and Chinese internet technology icon Liu Chuanzhi, made a dramatic career switch. She joined Didi Dache, a Chinese taxi-hailing app backed by Tencent Holdings, after working for Goldman Sachs for 12 years. “I wanted to do something different,” she told …

What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like

Too many people believe that to achieve great things we must make brutal sacrifices, that to succeed in work we must focus single-mindedly, at the expense of everything else in life. Even those who reject the idea of a zero-sum game fall prey to a kind of binary thinking revealed by the term we use …

Don’t Look Backward With Your Branding: How Coca-Cola Is Going Flat

Since 2000, Google has developed Maps, Earth, Gmail, Glass, and a self-driving car, among many other breakthrough products. And Coke?<p>Recently, David Picker, a former top movie executive who shepherded such ’60s and ’70s screen classics as <i>Midnight Cowboy,</i> <i>Lenny,</i> and <i>A Hard Day’s Night,</i> wrote his …

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.<p>Meetings are a boring, but necessary …

The huge misconception at the heart of “too big to fail”

<i>As banks continue to swell in size, the public might conclude that legislators have gone back on their promise to never again let a bank grow “too big to fail.” But making banks smaller was never what legislators—most of them, anyway—had in mind.</i><p>American banks? Those things that were nearly wiped …

Dodd-Frank