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From B-school to Airbnb: Why MBAs should consider working for startups

From an outside perspective, it may seem like job seekers with MBAs and startup culture are ill-suited for one another. Employees with MBAs are often …

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

The Beginner’s Guide to Every Type of Yoga Out There

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga—but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And …

7 Minute Morning Routine For Better Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Looking to power up your day? Check out this 7 minute morning routine for better health, wealth, and happiness. Begin the day feeling great and be …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Shut-Eye: 10 Tips for Better Sleep

Entrepreneurs are not alone in these problems. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep. Fortunately, quality sleep can be achieved with a few minor changes to your nightly routine. Follow these 10 simple …

6 Secrets of Business Leaders Who Built Hugely Successful Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful entrepreneurs possess strong leadership skills, an uncanny ability to generate game-changing ideas and a knack for hiring exceptional talent. They are simultaneously calculated, clever, collaborative, composed, …

SMALL BIZ AHEAD

Felicia Sullivan<p>Today, there's no escaping social media. Twenty years ago, small businesses had the luxury of projecting their products and messages …

7 Management Lessons From a 7-Time CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The way I manage companies has always deviated philosophically from standard textbook practices.<p>Yet, as CEO of my now-seventh company, I can cite many, many practical tips I wish first-time CEO Jack Sweeney -- circa 1993 -- had known in …

What to Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down

I was working with a CEO who was frustrated that his team often failed to meet deadlines. When I asked why he thought that was, he explained that it was because they were lazy. When I met with the team to ask why they were often late, they explained that the culture of the organization was built …

Is aluminium the answer to all our battery prayers?

New research pushes aluminium batteries as the next generation technology to revolutionise mobile devices, but what else could finally make smartphones last more than a day<p>New research by Stanford University into aluminium batteries promises to produce cells that are big enough for a smartphone and …

Clean Energy

4 Ways Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first started dating my wife, she told me that I was too selfish to be a dad.<p>My wife has always been brutally honest -- a trait I continue to admire about her -- and her early observations of me were in fact incredibly accurate …

When It Pays to Think Like a Finance Manager

If you want approval for a new project — purchasing new equipment or computer systems, applying for a patent, building a new store — chances are you need your company’s finance department on board. To get the green light, it helps to understand how finance people think.<p>Most finance managers in both …

The #1 Reason Why Startups Fail, According to Adeo Ressi

There are plenty of issues that contribute to the failure of startups, such as bad employees, not enough funds to sustain operations, and no clear …

Startups

5 Inspiring Quotes From 19th Century Entrepreneurs

Oil. Steel. Greed. Monopolies. Capitalism.<p>This was business in late 19th century America.<p>When you think of the great Gilded Age of business, big-name industrialists like Carnegie and Rockefeller probably come to mind. Indeed, these entrepreneurs became business magnates, forever changing entire …

7 Startups That Will Revolutionize Their Industries | Inc.com

Every founder dreams of building the kind of company that will revolutionize its industry and disrupt its marketplace. That said, this type of innovation happens only occasionally--a business discovers a gap in the market or a new way to deliver services, and suddenly they're securing millions in …

User Generated Content

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

Torrey Tayenaka - CEO of Sparkhouse

Networking, every good thing that has happened to my businesses has come from a personal connection. Its amazing how much business and good fortune …

Google Docs

American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle Shares an Emotional Valentine's Message

She lost her own Valentine when he was murdered two years ago, but is hoping that others will find theirs.<p>Just three days after Taya Kyle broke down …

American Sniper

What He Started Doing at 14 Made Him One of the Fittest Guys in the NFL

These 3 strategies changed Steve Weatherford's life, and they could do the same for you<p>To punt a football in the National Football League, you need a leg that kicks like a nitroglycerine-powered pendulum. Steve Weatherford, who airs out pigskins for the New York Giants, has that. He has a Super …

Fitness

6 New Rules of Sex Appeal

Learn to conquer your dating competition and make your attractiveness soar by mastering these secrets<p>Leo, Beckham, Clooney: Rich, powerful, admired.<p>But their appeal goes beyond fame or earning power. Call it charisma, call it confidence. Social scientist Catherine Hakim, Ph.D., calls it "erotic …

Body Language

The Bodyweight Exercise That Will Make Your Muscles Scream

Not only do you build muscle, but you also enhance muscle recruitment, teaching your body to activate more fibers. The result: You can lift heavier weights down the road.<p>Watch the video to learn how to perform the extended-range-of-motion split squat.

Fortune.com

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3 Fat Destroying Finishers That You Can Do Every Workout

<b>FINISHER ONE: The Fat Assault</b><p><b>Equipment needed:</b> AirAssault Bike<p><b>How to do it:</b>Sprint for 15 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. Repeat 10 total times.<p><b>Why it’s great</b>: The AirAssault is a stationary bike without a motor. It only has a fan in its front wheel that provides wind resistance. The harder you …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

5 Ways to Blast Your Abs—During Your Warmup

Ignite a burn in your six-pack that will sizzle through your entire workout<p>When you feel pressed for time at the gym, it’s tempting to skip your warmup and jump right into the tough stuff. Don’t.<p>“First and foremost, your warmup is important because it’s a chance to wake up your muscles so you can …

To Be a Successful Service Company, Shift Your Focus to Tech

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In broad economic terms, services supply markets and can facilitate arbitrage. Well-designed technologies, on the other hand, disrupt markets, improve arbitrage and unlock new applications.<p>That’s not to say service and tech have to be …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

5 Hacks That Will Cut Your Workweek in Half

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Two years ago, I moved from Ohio to Arizona when my business was acquired. I immediately became consumed by work, doing the same thing day after day. One morning about five months after I moved, I noticed a park a few blocks from my …