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Sage Advice From 10 Failed Startup Founders

Takeaways from 193 failed startups.<p>Fractl recently studied 193 failed startups to uncover the most common reasons for startup failure. Lack of funds was an expected cause, but founders also listed market issues and problems with the business plan that lead to their demise. In fact, 26% percent of …

India's "unbanked" resist push for them to get accounts

Fewer than half of all Indians have a bank account but that's something the government wants to change.<p>However, a plan to give more people access to simple banking services appears to be stumbling.<p>The BBC's Sameer Hashmi investigates.<p>Please note this report contains flash photography.

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18 Mistakes that kill startups

How To Start a Startup<p>Share206<p>Tweet<p>Share174<p>+14<p>Shares 384<p><i>This column is by Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator.</i><p>In the Q & A period after a recent …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

General Electric

Stop interviewing developers like it’s the ’90s

Looking back on my first ever software development interview, I wish I had known that I was about to experience everything from discomfort with my professional style to frustration surrounding the inaccessible interview questions.<p>Coming from a career in economics as a recent graduate from …

10 Success lessons from Azim Premji – “Richest Indian in Tech” for entrepreneurs

Share1K<p>Tweet<p>Share3<p>+12<p>Shares 1K<p>Azim Premji, the richest tech entrepreneur in India, is credited for diversifying Wipro, which was originally a …

Ecommerce is supposedly capital intensive. So why do the companies that raise the least tend to do the best?

One time near unicorn One Kings Lane has sold to Bed Bath and Beyond for a “non-material” sum. And so ends another ecommerce 2.0 company that we once …

The 8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Walk into a bookstore or browse Amazon and you’ll find hundreds—if not thousands—of books out there that offer up good stories and advice that might …

Top 10 KDnuggets tweets, May 25-31

Introducing our Hybrid lda2vec Algorithm via Stitch Fix; #DeepLearning and Deep #Gaussian Processes - explainer; Awesome collection of public …

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Why Coming Up With Original Ideas Is Actually Easier for Your Brain

The science of "Not Invented Here" syndrome and why borrowing others' ideas is smarter, but harder on the brain.<p>Had he suffered from one of the most common founder syndromes, Steve Jobs might never have even considered visiting the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1979. He might never have …

10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus

Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most …

One of the first steps in tackling Detroit’s housing crisis? Mapping it.

By Kathy Orton<p>, Reporter/editor<p>When Detroit was looking for ways to tackle its housing crisis, city officials first had to figure out how big the problem was. No one knew how many abandoned and blighted properties existed across the city.<p>Enter Jerry Paffendorf, chief executive of Loveland …

Urban Design

Where Sequoia, Andreessen And Other Smart Money VCs Are Betting In Fintech

Over $13B flowed into VC-backed fintech startups in 2015. CB Insights analyzed a few areas where the top VCs have bet on recently.<p>Investment to …

I left Silicon Valley to start up in India. Here are my lessons learned the hard way

I had a cushy job in the US for over a decade. I was working in the Silicon Valley, helping startups as well as Fortune 500 companies roll out …

Meet the Teen Stars Behind Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an organization that, well, teaches girls to code, with a goal of gender parity in the tech industry. And the organization just launched something really cool: a web-series, hosted by four teen girlbosses, about what it means to be a girl who codes. It’s a mix of calling out …

Institute Of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Program Coming To Philly

Philadelphia, PA – For decades, the culture of Hip Hop and its music has instilled countless principles into the minds of his fans and followers …

I was the only guy at the Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

Recently, I participated in an all-female startup and small-business training seminar, Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp (WEB), as the sole male speaker among 15 fellow presenters. When I was originally invited by Lynn Loacker to speak and was told I would be the only male presenter, as well as the …

Here’s What You Can Do to Avoid Making Really Bad Business Decisions

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

Mountain View, Calif. — THE humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what’s wanted are more engineers.<p>At least, so goes the argument in a rising number of states, which have embraced a funding model for higher education that uses tuition …

Humanities

To Entrepreneurs Who Still Have Their Fathers

Lessons from an entrepreneur who recently lost his Father<p>Just over a year ago, my head lie resting on my Father's chest as he took his last breath. His body had been decimated by a neurological disease called ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.<p>My Father was my mentor. My moral compass. My confidant. He …

Entrepreneurship

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.<p>He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked …

Success

Wal-Mart's Investments in People and Tech Are Beginning to Pay Off

<b>Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT)</b> reported fiscal 2017 first-quarter results on May 19. The retail titan is increasing wages for its employees in an effort to improve customer service and investing heavily to strengthen its online offerings. These initiatives have weighed on Wal-Mart's profits in recent …

Getting Through Thick and Thin With Your Co-founder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Eureka! You have a billion-dollar idea, but now what? For most people, one of the first steps is finding a co-founder. Let’s be honest, building your empire is going to be an exciting, rollercoaster ride, but you don’t want to go in …

Startups

The startup challenge: Raising money to make dreams become reality

You’ve got a brilliant, multimillion-dollar business idea and want to start a startup. Great! … Uh, now what?<p>To steal a joke from a 1998 South Park …

Startups

A Framework for Expanding Your Business Internationally

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Global expansion can be great for your business, and even better for your local economy. Bloomberg reports, “U.S. companies operating internationally help spur economic growth that creates domestic jobs to meet demand in foreign markets,” …

Selling

Teach Writing Code First

Throughout my career as a software engineer, many people have told me that learning to write code is difficult. I challenge this claim. The real …

Top 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

When the guy who re-wrote <b>the</b> book on Google Advertising shared his list of must-read books for entrepreneurs, we listened. A highly sough-out consultant, Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself gain more from …

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Korea will pay to move your startup to Seoul — and why you should let them

<i>This sponsored post is produced by K-Startup Grand Challenge.</i><p>At the start of 2015, I did something that would have seemed insane ten years earlier: I launched a startup in Seoul, Korea, as a Brit.<p>When I arrived in Korea in 2004, the nation was developing very rapidly, but it wasn’t seen as the …

Google is making mobile search more visual with rich cards

Google's new "rich cards" format will make googling on your phone a more visual experience than what you're used to. It's sort of an evolved version of rich snippets, those search results that come with small images and a short sample of the web page's text, though it's not supposed to replace the …

X-Men

How to find the right freelancers to get your business off the ground

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …