Erin Lindquist

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Here’s How You Manage a Startup With a Full-Time Job

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This is How the Most Successful Leaders Make Tough Decisions

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

10 Ways to Spot an Exceptional Employee

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were …

Employment

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Here's why programmers are going nuts over a text editor

That's why Atom, a free development tool made by popular code sharing site GitHub, is so popular with the programmer set. Atom has been downloaded 1.2 million times since its introduction into beta this time last year, and has 350,000 monthly active users.<p>Today, GitHub is announcing the release of …

22 Financial Technology Startups You Need to Know

Here are the FinTech companies I've found are making the biggest difference in our lives today.<p>Consumer-facing business is always changing, and it's our job to stay on top of current trends so that our businesses thrive online. Financial technology (also known online as "FinTech") is shifting the …

Small Business

Green DIY: Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden That Takes up Little Space - Cretíque

With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and shaping it for warmer seasons ahead. But there are …

10 Habits You Should Ditch Now to Bring Productivity to an All-Time High

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They say that you have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce -- so why does it feel like you’re never able to get caught up on your business to-do list?<p>Apart from not having your own team of personal assistants, …

Time Management

Sustainably feeding cities with aquaponics | DW | 19.03.2015

Tucked away behind a furniture store, a hardware store and a post office, you'll find what could be the future of urban farming: What once was a …

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Advice From An Entrepreneur: Secrets Of Success For Female Business Owners

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Starting a business can be exciting, gratifying and absolutely terrifying—all at the same time.<p>Just ask Claudia Chan.<p>After a nine-year stint at the helm of entertainment company Shecky’s, Chan launched S.H.E. Globl Media, an education platform designed to …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

Time Management

Your Complete February 2015 Financial To-Do List

It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love.<p>But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)<p>You got it: money! And not <i>just</i> cash -- you'll also need the knowledge and skills …

Slouchy, not Spandexed: How to Dress for the Gym Like a Parisienne

A couple of months ago, my Parisian girlfriend asked me if I wanted to join a gym together. “They have a sauna and a great Sunday yoga class,” she proudly announced. A sauna— this was her selling point? I love a good spa session as much as the next girl, but what about the core classes, the abs, …

5 Jewelry Trends That Will Be Huge This Spring

Already obsessing about your spring wardrobe? The easiest way to start updating your duds is by decking them out with a few new, carefully curated and on-trend accessories. Jewelry can be one of the most inexpensive ways to make a big impact on your look. We’re sharing some of our top must-try …

Learn How To Start Investing With These Five Simple Steps

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I'm in my late 20s with a good job and can finally save some money. I know that I should start investing but it's a little overwhelming. Where do I start?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>I understand that investing can seem extremely overwhelming at first. However, I believe it's one of the best …

How Eyes Reveal the Brain's Focus

<b>The eyes are windows into the attention span at least.</b><p>Whether you’re taking a test or walking your dog across a busy street, your ability to tune out …

Women in Architecture: To Be or Not to be 'A Mother'

The women in architecture debate can be a tired one.<p>It is no secret that women are leaving the profession in droves. This is supported by stories of …

Profit

Five Minute, No

• 2 1/2 cups rolled or quick oats<br>• 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<br>• 1/2 cup raisins<br>• 2/3 cup peanut or almond butter<br>• 1/2 to 2/3 cups agave nectar or brown rice syrup (adjust based on how well things stick together)<br>• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (adjust based on which nut butter you use)<p>Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, and …

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars Recipe on Food52

• 2 cups chopped pecans<br>• 2 cups pitted Medjool dates<br>• 2 tablespoons coconut oil<br>• 1/3 cup nut butter (I used smooth almond, but sunbutter would be awesome!)<br>• 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla<br>• 2 tablespoons -- heaping, because it's chocolate -- unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 1 tablespoon maple …

The Most Wasteful Economic System Ever Invented?

Whatever happened to the middle class? Why have median incomes stagnated for several decades? Will robots replace humans in the workplace? Will there be enough jobs for people in future? How will people make ends meet?<p>I sought answers to these perplexing questions in a recent conversation with …

How to use mockups in the UX design process

Traditionally, the process goes from wireframing to mockups to prototyping, with variation in fidelity for each stage depending on the team. But like …

Fundable acquires advice site for entrepreneurs, builds ‘startup launch platform’ called Startups.co

<i>Update 12:25pm Pacific: Clarity has raised $1.6 million, not $2.7 million, since 2012. We’ve corrected the story.</i><p>Fundable, a crowdfunding site meant to help groups of people invest in early-stage startups, has acquired an expert-advice site for entrepreneurs, Clarity.<p>Clarity will be combined with …

The Smart Way to Start a Successful Company While Keeping Your Job

Moonlighting isn't your only option.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough …

Intellectual Property

Website navigation and user experience

Website navigation usability is the most crucial element in design.It makes the difference between a website where users find what they are looking …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

Urban Design

Palantir CEO Alex Karp To Become A Billionaire As Data-Mining Company Raises Millions

In the past, Alexander Karp, the CEO of data analytics firm Palantir, has called wealth “culturally corrosive.” A former money manager for high-net-worth individuals, the cofounder of the CIA-backed data analytics firm has maintained that personal riches were of little importance to him, despite …

5 Brand Disasters That Will Happen in 2015

The coming year will be challenging (and more) for these five famous global brands.<p>A month ago, I summarized the brand disasters that took place in 2014. This post contains my predictions for brands that, IMHO, are destined to be seriously clobbered in the coming year.<p>1. Yahoo<p>Since joining the …

Windows 10