As founder and chief shoe giver at TOMS, a retail company with a mission of social entrepreneurship -- Blake Mycoskie launched his company eight years ago intent on giving back. The premise of TOMS was
This Is The First Question The Godfather of Silicon Valley, Ron Conway, Asks Before Making An Investment
Y Combinator's Sam Altman has been teaching a class called "How to Start a Startup" this fall at Stanford. The 20-session course has an amazing list of guest speakers, including early Facebook investor
New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell loves debunking myths. One idea Gladwell has written extensively about is what he calls "the talent myth," which refers to the notion that
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Albert Einstein once said, “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving
This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want. But were
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. To prepare for my company's off-site meeting in Greece, I decided to reread one of my favorite books, The Virtues of War. It’s a historical
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Whether you’re the CEO of your organization or the head of your department, you are the thought leader for your team. The way you think and
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You cannot build a mobile app in isolation using just the native developer kit. Building an app requires that you have the right tools to
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. For the entrepreneur, the art of communication is a key to inform, inspire and engage investors, employees and customers. Communication is
These people are often quick to dish out advice, but the issue is that nobody actually listens. If you really want to build your business, take the advice to heart. Success doesn't happen by chance. It
Seth Godin, best-selling author and entrepreneur, is one of the most prominent names in marketing today. Godin has worked in the field for decades and his blog is one of the most trafficked on the Web.
When executed well, inspirational, educational, and motivational lectures and lessons are extremely powerful. Why? Because they express what we know, recognize, feel, believe, think, accept, imagine, fear,
Everyone is networking these days: going to conventions, building up LinkedIn contacts and the like. But now what? How can you actually get some value out of meeting Fred at that alumni event, or Jeannette
You probably won’t believe some of these facts about social media strategies, but the studies don’t lie (we hope). Test them yourself. We love to make decisions and form strategies based on statistics.
“Smartwatches are stupid,” says Hartmut Esslinger, Apple’s first head of design and creator of the company’s Snow White design language. “Why would I put cheap electronics on my wrist as a symbol of (my)
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Fact: a very high percentage of startups fail. They might run out of money, and they might very well bankrupt their founders in the process.
Lack of website traffic is one of the most common challenges I hear from business owners. Many report having lost a significant percentage of their search traffic over the past year or two, and are continuously
Stan Chudnovsky might have a classic Silicon Valley story, but he’s anything but a typical tech exec. Chudnovsky landed at San Francisco International from his home in Moscow in 1994 with $20 in his pocket.
The World Wide Web, birthed in a paper authored by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on March 12th, 1989, turns 25 today. After some gawky adolescent years, filled with fraud, lawlessness and technicolor gifs, it’s
From importing exotic fashions to exporting light fixtures, the international trade business will take you all over the world and into all product niches. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors
Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. WhatsApp, which was freshly acquired by Facebook for $16 billion, is #winning this week. But the app’s success did not
PayPal is in the center of two battles: one for control of every transaction on the planet, the other for control of its own destiny. The clogged roads of San Jose teem with Priuses, which merely serve
John Nottingham and John Spirk are the most successful inventors you’ve never heard of, with a can’t-lose business model that would make Edison blush. The closest thing in America to Thomas Edison’s New
On Demo Day at Y Combinator this summer, which is technically two days of presentations from graduating companies for potential investors and alumni, Kanishk Parashar didn't have the product his company
From a spate of wearables startups to Google's recent $3 billion acquisition of thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest, Silicon Valley has rediscovered the virtues of actually making stuff. But it’s still