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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 …

Work From Home? 8 Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity

Small changes to your environment and habits can radically increase how much you get done when working from your home office.<p>When it comes to setting up your home office, you probably have the basics down. Your chair is comfy, your computer setup ergonomically correct, and your iPad dock all ready …

5 Content-Management Tools Marketers Can Use (No Technical Skills Required)

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Producing web content goes hand in hand with successful brand marketing these days but can be tricky without a go-to development person or team. Although learning to code is becoming more accessible every day, not many professionals have the time to …

39 Actionable Ideas For Driving Traffic To Your Website

Lack of website traffic is one of the most common challenges I hear from business owners. Many report having lost a significant percentage of their search traffic over the past year or two, and are continuously looking for new ways to drive relevant traffic to their site.<p>This article is an attempt …

The Definitive Guide To SEO In 2014

These days, many webmasters are finding it difficult to figure out what’s still important for SEO and what’s no longer relevant. In an effort to clarify important trends in the SEO industry, I published “The Top 7 SEO Trends Dominating 2014.”<p>Now, I’d like to explore the best practices associated …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

TechCrunch Giveaway: Linksys Router And $400 Gift Card

If you’re just returning to the daily grind after Spring Break and can’t quite seem to get back into work mode, well we have a sponsored giveaway for you.<p>Our friends over at Linksys have sent us one of their new WRT1900AC routers ($279) with SMART WiFi capabilities which one of you can win, along …

Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

Sequoia Capital has made a minority investment in the do-it-yourself home security company Simplisafe in a play on the home security and automation market, TechCrunch has learned.<p>The investment from Sequoia came on the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, which showed just how …

Computer Science from the Bottom Up

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A Breathtakingly Simple Computer Stand That Helps Organize Your Desk

There are a hundred different ways to organize your desk. But this classic, wooden organizer won't just keep things looking tidy, it'll give your …

20 Excellent IKEA Hacks You Should Try

Make sure your home doesn't look like everyone else's by using some DIY know-how and hacks like these—and even more at IKEAhackers.net.<p>1. Coffee …

5 Ways To Build A Website Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

Most people who build their own websites swear by WordPress, which can be relatively easy to use after you’ve become familiar with the general interface and different plugins that can be added to your site. But not everyone is technologically savvy, or has the time and energy to invest in learning …

AlienVault Unified Security Management: Real-Time Threat Detection Starting on Day 1

IT Infrastructure of organizations is growing ever more distributed, complex and difficult to manage. To manage such networks, a log management …

3 Character Traits to Look For in Your Next Hire

With college grads flooding the market, do yourself a favor and nail down what you want in a candidate now. Here are three ideas.<p>In the five years since we started The Grommet, my co-founder and I have interviewed every finalist for a permanent position. With a team of over 50, that is still a …

Blue Bottle Coffee Buys Coding Talent for Next-Level Delivery

The Bay Area's Blue Bottle Coffee and the internet's Tonx, an online subscription coffee service, are about to blend. It means an ambitious coffee …

9 Resume Mistakes That Might Cost You A Job

Some may be obvious, like watching out for typos and misspelled words, but others might be more sneaky job-hunting mistakes.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>While good old paper may seem passé in the digital age, LinkedIn …

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

Sun<p>Mercury<p>Venus<p>Earth<p>You Are Here<p>Moon<p>Mars<p>Jupiter<p>Io Europa Ganymede Callisto<p>Saturn<p>Titan<p>Uranus<p>Neptune<p>Pluto <br>(we still love you)<p>That was about 10 million …

Watch the Navy's electromagnetic railgun blow stuff up before it hits the high seas

The Navy announced plans today to deploy an electromagnetic railgun that can do some epic damage. Set to go into testing on one of Navy's joint high speed vessels (JHSV) in 2016, the gun uses Lorentz Force to "rapidly accelerate and launch a projectile between two conductive rails." The result is a …

Keep These Documents Ready When You Go Apartment Hunting

We've got you covered with our apartment hunting checklist of things you should look for, but to crack a deal with a landlord, it helps to have your …

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …

Resistance Is Futile, You Will Be Assimilated Into Windows 8 Eventually

The debate rages on in the comments of my previous post, “I’m Sorry, The Windows 8 Hate Just Doesn’t Make Sense”. The perceived backlash against Windows 8, and the stubborn resistance to abandoning Windows XP—which Microsoft will officially stop supporting next month—led me to go back in time and …

Finest New Whiskey In The World: Not From A Glen In Scotland But From Under A Bridge In Texas

A quarter mile from downtown Waco, Texas, in a neighborhood of long abandoned storefronts, is a small, rusted-metal shed hidden beneath the 17th Street Bridge. The one-time welding shop sits in between the overpass’ enormous support pillars, next to a white trailer. It’s a safe bet none of the …

Web Application Security and Cyberdefense for Automated Attacks

Problem: Attackers use your web and mobile apps as designed<p>Solution: Shape knows good users from bad actors<p>Shape invisibly protects every application …

14 Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs for Managing Social Media

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as it creates a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and allows anyone with an internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or …

Silicon Valley Can’t Keep Up With Korea’s Financial Revolution

<i>Jon Norris is a writer for TransferWise who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Until a few years ago, South Korea was promoted by its Tourism Board as “Land of the Morning Calm”. While the …

5 Ways to Make Customers Ambassadors Without a Referral Program

Why pay customers to talk about you when they will do it for free?<p>Referral programs have their place, but most of the time your users don't need any rewards to share content or talk about your company and products online.<p>I recently talked to Clément Delangue from mention about easy ways startups …