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SXSW 2017: The Big Brands Are Pulling Back, And Maybe That's a Good Thing

Samsung is out. Spotify, Fader Fort, Bud Light and others have scaled back. And South By Southwest’s most exclusive after-party, the Illmore, is no …

5 Themes That Will Dominate SXSW This Year

Here's what to watch for when the conference comes to Austin later this month.<p>When South by Southwest kicks off March 10, more than 400,000 people will descend on Austin for 10 days. Some come to find out what's hot (or not) in startups. Others come for the film or the rock 'n' roll. Almost …

What’s the Story? 5 Ways to Make Better Street Photos

Street photography is an addictive calling—the more you do it, the more you want to do it. You crave more people, more places, more action. Plus, …

How to Use Psychology to Create High-Performing Content

Focus on what your audience is thinking, not what your competitors are doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When email marketing first started becoming popular in the late 1990s, it was possible to get open rates over 80 percent. When AdWords started getting traction, …

Marketing

3 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Becoming An Entrepreneur

Starting a business will always be trade-off for entrepreneurs. The key trade-off usually is leaving a secure job for an uncertain future with uncertain pay. It’s a scary step – too scary, for most. My trade-off when I started SyndicateRoom was deliberately unusual. The problem of leaving a …

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

Jeff Bezos Knows the Difference Between Content and Complacent

If you're happy with your job, count it as a blessing because there is nothing convenient about a restless desire to do something more.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A while back, I met up with an acquaintance. I liked talking to her -- she's funny, happy to help …

Jeff Bezos

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

Startups

Long Live Reach: Buying Eyeballs Still Works If It's Done Right

Broad reach was the cornerstone of advertising media for decades. But its position has come under steady attack. Media's biggest traditional reach …

Advertising

10 Inspirational movie quotes for entrepreneurs

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share65<p>+16<p>Shares 96<p>Hollywood has produced a lot of memorable movies quotes over the years, and everyone has their favorite. But did you …

Entrepreneurship

How to Use Facebook Advertising to Grow Your Brand or Business – Mari Smith [SSM023]

Did you know that more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook every single month?<p>That’s a lot of content!<p>As marketers and brands, …

Social Media

5 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2017

After a glum 2016, look for startups tackling massive opportunities like insurance and real estate to reenergize the fintech sector.<p>For fintech, 2016 was a year of reckoning. Scandals and layoffs killed industry buzz, and deal activity took a mid-year nosedive. Regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. …

Books for the Trump years: For when your heart aches and you can’t leave the bed

<b>(AP/Beth J. Harpaz)</b><p>As we reach the end of annus horribilis 2016, take some time to read — or listen — to these suggestions<p>Michael Winship<p>December 25, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p><i>These are the times that try men’s and women’s souls. With inauguration day just</i> …

Books

Here's How to Reboot Your Reputation This New Year

It's time to take stock, both of where you are and where you're going. Reputation means walking your talk.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When we consider the assets entrepreneurs and professionals leverage to assert their authority, bring their vision to life, build …

Leadership

Read the Novels 3 Billionaires Swear Changed Their Lives

Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos share the fiction titles that most shaped their thinking.<p>Running a billion-dollar business empire is nothing if not time-consuming, so you can be pretty sure that the men and women atop these companies only spend their time on activities that offer rich …

Fascism might be the word of the year. Read George Orwell on why it’s a slippery term.

Every Saturday, we round up the best recent writing the web has to offer on books and related subjects. Here’s your link roundup for the week of December 4, 2016. Enjoy!<p>Zadie Smith spoke in Berlin about multiculturalism just after the election last month, and now the New York Review of Books has …

Literature

10 Success lessons from Tom Hanks – “Actor, Filmmaker” for entrepreneurs

Share30<p>Tweet<p>Share63<p>+13<p>Shares 96<p>Tom Hanks long and varied career as actor, producer, writer, director and app developer makes him among Hollywood’s …

Tom Hanks

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

Books

10 business lessons I learned from Marc Andreessen, one of the smartest investors in the world

I have recorded nearly every workout since age 18 or so. Roughly 8 feet of shelf space in my home is occupied by spine upon spine of notebook upon notebook. That, mind you, is one subject. It extends to dozens.<p>Some people would call this OCD, and many would consider it a manic wild goose chase. I …

Marc Andreessen

Top 8 Marketing Trends That Will Define 2017

Serious marketers use every tool in the kit, from native ads and influencer channels to visual storytelling and now-or-never expiring content.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At its core, marketing is a form of communicating with consumers in the hopes of selling them a …

Marketing

10 Success lessons from Brian Tracy – “Life Coach, Bestselling Author” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+112<p>Shares 73<p>Brian Tracy has been a major player in success and goal setting education for the past three decades. Most people …

9 tricks for remembering everything you read

Tons of people weighed in with answers based on their personal experiences and research.<p>We rounded up some of the best insights from that Quora thread and scoured the web for expert advice on retaining more of what you consume — whether that's science textbooks, novels, or news articles.<p>Below are …

TED Talks

Goldman Sachs HR chief shares 5 tips for acing your job interview

When it comes to assessment techniques, we're seeing the use of machine learning and data analytics, personality questionnaires, online case studies, video interviewing and more.<p>That said, the primary objective of the recruiting process remains the same - to measure the strength of a candidate and …

Employment

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their …

Uber drivers to join protest for $15 minimum wage

Those working with the leading on-demand company have a demand of their own: a fair minimum wage.<p>Uber drivers are planning to take to the streets on Tuesday as part of a broader protest calling for a $15 hourly minimum wage.<p>"Hundreds" of drivers will protest alongside fast food workers, airport …

Fast Food

Obama criticizes the spread of fake news on Facebook

A poke from the president<p>President Obama took time during a press conference today to assail the spread of fake news online, particularly the way it travels on Facebook. “In an age where there’s so much active misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a …

10 Success lessons from Eric Ries – “The Lean Startup” for entrepreneurs

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share72<p>+13<p>Shares 111<p>Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup …

30 Motivational Quotes on Success from Women Entrepreneurs Making It Happen

In honor of the annual Women's Entrepreneurship Day, celebrated globally.<p>Tomorrow, November 19th, is the annual Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED). This is a day on which the work of women entrepreneurs worldwide is observed, discussed, and celebrated.<p>If you're new to WED, allow me to establish …

Entrepreneurship

Top Entrepreneurs Do Two Things Well: Manage Risk And Engage People

Effective entrepreneurs are skilled in many areas. They have to be. But if we boil down the many requisite attributes into the top two, we would be left with the core abilities of 1) Risk Mitigation (recognizing how the company could fail and instituting counter measures to dramatically increase …

19 things the millionaire next door won't tell you

In fact, CNBC reports that in 2013 there were 13.2 million millionaires in the United States alone.<p>Heck, one of them might even be your neighbor. In fact, the odds are very good that it <i>is</i> your neighbor.<p><i>But, Len, you don't know my neighbor. That guy doesn't look anything like a millionaire.</i><p>Well, …

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