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7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

7 Horrible Thoughts That Hinder Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting control of your mind is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs face and something you will likely work on your whole life. It’s normal to have thoughts of doubt, go through moments of anxiety and to experience periods of …

Ori Allon Has Hired 63 Ex-Googlers, Twitter Employees, And Harvard MBAs To Solve New York's Biggest Headache

One week after Google met Ori Allon in a tiny, server-crammed office in Sydney, the young developer had a first-class ticket to Mountain View.<p>Allon, then 26, had created and patented a search algorithm that was used by his peers at UNSW instead of Google. On Orion, users could pull up search …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

I Tried Hacking Bitcoin And I Failed

Two years ago, I tried to hack BitCoin.<p>I failed.<p>This was very exciting.<p>It is a fairly open secret that almost all systems can be hacked, <i>somehow</i>. It is a less spoken of secret that such hacking has actually gone quite mainstream. Everybody hacks … sometimes.<p>But I am not here to discuss the raging …

'Zerocoin' Add-on For Bitcoin Could Make It Truly Anonymous And Untraceable

Many users of the crypto-currency Bitcoin see it as the first fully anonymous and untraceable currency. It’s not. But with the addition of a clever piece of code called Zerocoin, it could still fulfill that dream of truly private payments.<p>Zerocoin, the work of a group of cryptographers at John …

Forget data transparency: options grow for letting you hide your data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There’s no doubt it’s a data driven world. But increasing concerns about companies’ collection and uses of personal internet …

How does Bitcoin work?

BITCOIN, the world’s “first decentralised digital currency”, was launched in 2009 by a mysterious person known only by the pseudonym Satoshi …

Cypherpunk rising: WikiLeaks, encryption, and the coming surveillance dystopia

In 1989, when the internet was predominantly ASCII-based and HyperCard had yet to give birth (or at least act as a midwife) to the world wide web, R.U. Sirius launched <i>Mondo 2000</i>. “I’d say it was arguably the representative underground magazine of its pre-web day,” William Gibson said in a recent …

Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire

<i>Editor's note: With the now-renamed BlackBerry back in the news for all the wrong reasons, from large layoffs to an investment deal that has a new CEO stepping in, now's a good time to revisit our take on the smartphone pioneer's rise and fall. Published in early 2012, this story covers the</i> …

Inside TED: the smartest bubble in the world

Imagine, if you will, a snow globe. Wait, the snow globe is in California — Long Beach to be exact. It’s really sunny in this particular snow globe. There’s a beach. Okay, thinking of a west coast snow globe? Good.<p>What’s inside the snow globe? Buildings — say, the sprawling, mid-century Long Beach …

Firebase brings Google Docs-like collaboration to its real-time backend

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Firebase, which offers a real-time back-end for software developers, is adding capabilities that let developers easily build …

Carpooling Marketplace BlaBlaCar Reaches 3 Million Members, Rides Into Germany

Well, it looks like the carpooling race in Europe continues. BlaBlaCar, the European carpooling marketplace and competitor to Carpooling.com, has announced that it’s reached the milestone of 3 million members, almost double from this time last year. It’s also expanding to Germany, giving testimony …

Crowdsourcing Creativity At The Cinema

These days, if they can't find a producer to fund their latest film, a lot of artists turn to crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter to raise money for production.<p>But here's a new twist: a project headed up by director Ron Howard that is crowdsourcing the <i>inspiration.</i><p>Directors get a lot of credit for …

Scamworld: 'Get rich quick' schemes mutate into an online monster

On a warm summer day in 2002, in Charlevoix, Michigan, Richard Joseph’s bad luck began. The lawyer, husband, and father of two was walking across the driveway with a bag of garbage when his bare foot slipped in a puddle of water that had collected beneath his car’s air conditioner. His leg gave out …