Erwin Daniel V. Garcia

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An app millennials are using to trade stocks and cryptocurrencies without any fees is now worth $5.6 billion: Here's how to use it

And it's a model that's working for people. A little over four years after launch, the company has a $5.6 billion valuation— four times more than its 2017 valuation of $1.3 billion.<p>The app first launched in December 2014 and quickly became a favorite among younger people looking to invest. It …

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.<p>A …

Blockchain

Does music really help you concentrate?

‘I won’t be able to focus if you turn that off,’ a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they’re right?<p>Many people listen to music while they’re carrying out a task, whether they’re studying for an exam, driving a vehicle or even reading a book. Many of these people …

Study Skills

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

How short-selling can (theoretically) improve your portfolio

2016-05-10T09:00:40.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>The trick with investing is owning things that go up and not owning things that go down. Unfortunately, …

Investing

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

What's The Best Advice You've Had? (Here Are My Top 9)

I was recently asked about the best piece of advice I’ve ever received.<p>It was a great question. I was stymied—not because I couldn’t think of any good advice, but because I couldn’t limit myself to <i>just one</i>.<p>The question was part of the interview for the 2015 Corporate Counsel Awards. But my problem …

25 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

The New Entrepreneur's Bible

It’s been more than ten years since Guy Kawasaki wrote his classic guide to entrepreneurship, <i>The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</i>, and a lot has changed. We’re in an era dominated by mobile devices, Big Data, and social media. Great ideas no …

Entrepreneurship

What If You Gave Every Attractive Single Woman You Saw Your Phone Number?

In a dating scene where everybody hides behind phones, he decided to be bold and risk rejection—with every woman he met<p>It's a Friday night. I'm shooting pool in a crowded bar when a blonde walks in, triggering that most primal of instincts: Me. Want. Her.<p>Typically I'd suppress the urge to approach. …

How Great Brands Are REALLY Built: How Programmatic, Mobile-First & Every Other Buzzword are Killing Your Brand

How Great Brands Are REALLY Built: How Programmatic, Mobile-First & Every Other Buzzword are Killing Your Brand

Marketing

4 Secrets Only the Most Stylish Men Know

Sharpen your image with a few simple tweaks<p>Ever wonder why some guys look so stylish regardless of what they’re wearing?<p>The answer: They understand the importance of details. When you pay attention to the minutiae of your outfits, you’ll stand apart every time.<p>Use these four subtle strategies to …

7 Pricing Mistakes To Avoid: Data-Based Insights from Salesforce, Uber and Kraft

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen executives make over the years is not spending enough time thinking about their pricing models. They think about price, but not creatively enough about pricing model, which is more about how you package your prices.<p>In an interview with Anil Kaul, the CEO of …

Seven errors entrepreneurs make when selling to large corporates and how to avoid them

The dream of many tech startups is to partner with, or sell their solution to, large companies that will either pay them a truckload of money or …

Study Shows Secret To Managing Millennials Can Be Summed Up In One Word

There’s a famous quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.” For a generation of older managers, a similar sentiment could apply to their understanding of Millennials in the workforce. They’re just somehow different. They want different things, they’re …

Leadership

5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Blog for Your Startup

If there ever was a powerful tool to supercharge your business endeavors, it has to be blogging. Be it about generating more leads or to engage with …

Marketing

How Pebble made money by staying on Kickstarter

If you were premiering an exclusive, heavily anticipated gadget, why would you do it on Kickstarter? It's been a much-asked question since this morning when Pebble did just that, dropping their new Pebble Time onto Kickstarter. For now, it's the only place you can order the watch. There was even a …

7 Modern Marketing Frameworks Every Startup Needs to Know

As a young marketer navigating the digital landscape, I love frameworks. Not only do they help me plan and prioritize, but they help me visualize how …

Product Management

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

2 min read<p>You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 …

Small Business

Are You Using This Helpful Online Resource To Answer All Your Burning Startup Questions?

It seems that every day I am asked to answer a question on Quora. For those who are not familiar with the platform, Quora is vibrant question-and-answer website where a community of users can pose questions and answer those they have the knowledge and expertise to answer.<p>What makes Quora so useful …

Startups

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Paul Graham wrote a pretty comprehensive essay on business idea generation two years ago. He emphasized the dangers of coming up with an idea for a business that nobody wants.<p>“Why do so many founders build things no one wants?" …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Legal Mistakes Small Businesses Make

One of the last things that is on an entrepreneur’s mind when they start a company are legal issues. Unfortunately, it is exactly these types of things that trip them up and can sink their company.<p>Here are the top 10 legal mistakes and what to do about them (in addition to seeking the advice of an …

Ready To Launch A Startup? Try This Unpopular Piece Of Advice First

Before you start moving fast and breaking everything, consider taking it slow and doing this first.<p>When young people ask me what one piece of career advice I would give them, I reply, “Work for a big company.”<p>This advice is not popular, and there is no shortage of articles that encourage the …

Employment

Entrepreneurs Confess Their Worst Decisions --Â Part 2

Missteps and bad decisions are part of being an entrepreneur. Here are eight bad decisions you can learn from.<p><i>Founder Confessions is a weekly series brought to you by StartupsAnonymous.com, a place where entrepreneurs can share stories, confess and ask questions anonymously. This series features a</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

How To Create A 'Killer App': A Guide For Entrepreneurs

<i>Entrepreneurs in mobile ecosystems are learning how to create killer applications that can disrupt resource rich, entrenched players</i><p>The term “killer app” was redefined recently when Facebook announced its $19 billion purchase of instant-messaging service WhatsApp to great fanfare, and equally great …