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Ever Wonder Why YouTube Hasn't Destroyed America's Funniest Home Videos?

More than five million people watch the show every Sunday because it's very good at delivering what its audience wants.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The football game is over. Your dinner is settling somewhere near your stomach. You're flipping through …

Entrepreneurship

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

The Key to Achieving Goals: Consistent, Persistent Pursuit

Are you consistent and persistent in your pursuit of what you want?<p>Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder, Sports 1 Marketing<p>I used to define happiness as the enjoyment of the pursuit of your potential.<p>But, my ideas changed as I received more clarity on how exactly to reach your potential, happiness, …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

New ventures are searching for a business model, not executing one. Download a customizable version of this video slide deck here.

The Secret of a Great Presentation

Don't Overthink It, and Here's How...<p>Okay, campers, last time, we discussed what you needed internally - that is, within your business - to be able to effectively make an offer as a speaker from the stage, presenting your company and wares from one - that's you - to many - that's your audience.<p>To …

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture BetterBack, a posture-support device she created after developing …

American drone companies aren’t built to compete

What GoPro’s failed ambitions tell us about making drones<p>GoPro’s announcement this week that it would exit the drone business was greeted by many observers as a foregone conclusion. Karma, the company’s first foray into drones, had sold poorly after an embarrassing recall in 2016. Under pressure to …

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

Make the jump to 4K and HDR in 2018

After years of hype, 4K video finally became something that mattered to consumers in 2017. But it wasn't just the pixel bump from HD video that made the difference. HDR, or high dynamic range video, along with support for a wider range of colors, ushered in some massive visual upgrades. Altogether, …

Kevin O'Leary: You Have 36 Months to Prove Your Business Is Worth Pursuing

'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary lays out how long you have to prove your startup can work.

Entrepreneurship

Why a Gen-X CEO Hired a Millennial to Help Him Keep a Learning Mindset

At age 41, I am where I want to be in my career: running my own sales-training business, with enough clients lined up that I can probably live comfortably for the next several years. But I’m in trouble. Every Gen Xer is.<p>Younger generations are quickly taking over the workforce. They’re also …

8 Actions You Can Take Every Morning to Build Your Side Business Faster

When you're working full time while building your business, every minute from the moment you open your eyes has to be used productively.<p>Every successful entrepreneur has a morning routine that gets them ahead every day. Here are eight things your morning routine needs to have to help you turn your …

Elon Musk gave a brutal response when asked for advice for young entrepreneurs: 'If you need inspiring words, don't do it!'

Elon Musk is a man of few words, who more often than not lets his actions and delivery of results speak for himself. Results, apparently, seem to be his chosen vernacular. Having said that, there keeps coming a time when Elon drops some gems of entrepreneurial advice.<p>The founder of Tesla and SpaceX …

Elon Musk

He Went From Being Broke to Selling More Than $1 Million a Day in Real Estate

'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' star Josh Altman and his brother Matt built a real estate business that has sold more than $3 billion in properties. It wasn't easy.<p>If you like business lessons, real estate porn and a little drama, chances are you watch Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing Los …

Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and Richard Feynman Explain How to Learn Anything Faster

Two Nobel laureates and a super entrepreneur share their best tricks for faster learning.<p>In the video above, the always entertaining Tim Ferriss explains the techniques he used to teach himself to play a song on the drums in front of a live audience in only a week. This is indeed a fun feat that …

Physics

Tips, Motivation and Inspiration To Reach Your Goals.

Featured<p>Matt Valentine - December 30, 2017<p>One of the most important additions to the conversation on self-improvement and well-being in the past ten …

Young Alan Turing was told by his science teacher he would never amount to anything with his 'vague ideas', report card reveals

A young Alan Turing was told by his science teacher that he would never amount to anything with his "vague ideas", a school report card which has gone on display for the first time reveals.<p>The celebrated codebreaker and father of modern computing received a slightly better review from his maths …

Alan Turing

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past

Innovation isn't like operations<p>"The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life," newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon told a reporter a little over a year ago. "I want kids to be dragging their parents to our stores because they want …

Innovation

A self-made millionaire shares the secret to landing a life-changing job

Many millennials are looking for the right career that will provide them enough income to not only live comfortably but also actually make enough …

Why does Sweden produce so many startups?

What do Spotify, Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga have in common?<p>They were all made in Sweden.<p>Skype was co-founded by Swedes and SoundCloud started in …

You Are Responsible for Improving Your Photography

Photography, as with any creative pursuit, requires the creator to have their hand in the process for the results to shine. Countless Facebook ads, …

Daymond John and 2 other 'Sharks' say this 80-year-old book on wealth changed their lives

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill studied more than 500 self-made millionaires including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Charles M. …

Why Ideas Without Inspiration Won't Bring You Success -- According to Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

Many entrepreneurs look for money-making ideas, while others look for inspiration. Find out why inspiration is more likely to bring you success.<p>Ideas are a dime a dozen, but the inspiration to drive a great business is a lot harder to find. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I often get …

Motivation

You Don’t Find Your Purpose — You Build It

“How do I find my purpose?”<p>Ever since Daniel Gulati, Oliver Segovia, and I published <i>Passion & Purpose</i> six years ago, I’ve received hundreds of questions — from younger and older people alike — about purpose. We’re all looking for purpose. Most of us feel that we’ve never found it, we’ve lost it, or …

Why It's on You to Stop People From Interrupting You

It may not be that people are being rude, but that you aren't delivering your message effectively.<p>Whether you’re contributing your thoughts in a meeting, giving a presentation or having a routine conversation with a colleague, getting interrupted can be stressful, discouraging and even downright …

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft

Everyone has the ability to become a master at something. But give yourself time--a lot of time.<p>There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. …

Self-improvement

Sears Was the Amazon of Its Time—Until It Made Preventable Mistakes

In the middle of the 20th century, Sears accounted for a full percentage point of U.S. GDP. By the early 21st century, it was in steep decline. What happened?<p>Shortly after the turn of century, America’s largest virtual retailer, famously founded to sell one product, made an extraordinary shift. …

Sears

10 Reasons Why 7 Out of 10 Businesses Fail Within 10 Years

There's a fierce tide of potential for failure in business. Half of all businesses won't make it to the five-year mark.<p>While startup life seems glamorous at best when it comes to dizzying valuations and unsustainable bubbles that help to prop up newly-formed businesses in the hottest sectors, the …

How Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Other Billionaires Learn New Things

No matter how much money you have, you should always maintain a thirst for knowledge.

Warren Buffett

Research Shows That This Is the Best Way to Practice Your Skills If You Want to Improve

<b>Science says this method of practice will make you exceptional at what you do best.</b><p>When it comes to becoming a world-class expert at any skill, the …