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Inside the crazy world of Elon Musk - in quotes

New book details the rise of the dotcom billionaire, as well as his thoughts on women (they need up to 10 hours of attention a week) and electric cars (he thinks about them a lot)<p>He is the billionaire founder of PayPal, who has gone on to become a pioneer of both space travel and electric cars. And …

How Facebook Is Making Advertising Easier for Small-Business Owners

The social giant's new Creative Shop is a virtual ad agency for businesses that don't have their own.<p>Facebook's self-serve advertising has been a phenomenal hit with small businesses: The company recently announced that it has more than 2 million active advertisers, the vast majority of them small …

Small Business

Zendesk’s Mikkel Svane Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of Founding a Startup

Svane walked away from a secure, comfortable job to provide a help desk ticketing platform that has grown to be a giant.<p>When he wrote his book, Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business, Zendesk co-founder Mikkel Svane had no intention of telling someone …

Here's the rigorous 5-day design sprint Google Ventures' 'SWAT team' puts startups through

One of the venture capital fund's biggest draws is its design team, which acts as a "SWAT team for startups," according to Bloomberg's Katrina Brooker.<p>The five design partners — Daniel Burka, Jake Knapp, Braden Kowitz, Michael Margolis, and John Zeratsky — have helped build some of Google's biggest …

Design Thinking
Self-help

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons From the Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

The 20 most popular TED talks ever are likely to make you question just about everything.<p>What does it take to be happy? How do you motivate the people who work for you to do their best? How do you know what is and isn't real in the world around you?<p>You may think you know the answers to all these …

Startup Pitch Decks: Free Templates from VCs

Today, NextView Ventures is excited to release a pillar project in our Growth Guides series: pitch deck templates for raising seed capital. These …

UX Design

This Exceptional Pre-Med Student Founded the World's 4th-Largest Social Network

Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann's path to $100 million success before his 30th birthday definitely wasn't typical.<p>Sometimes, success seems so counterintuitive, it's nearly impossible to figure it out. Take, for example, Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann, the wildly successful visual social …

Ben Silbermann

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

Green Marketing Ideas for Sustainable Businesses

Entering 2015, one thing is clear: Consumers are increasingly interested in doing business with eco-friendly, sustainable brands.<p>Whether you're an independent contractor looking to secure work or an established organization with a large client base, are you taking advantage of the green movement …

11 Insider Secrets for Getting VCs to Fund Your Company

Yes, you can get Series A funding--if you know how.<p>You hear a lot these days about the Series A Crunch, how the search for VC funding is getting more difficult and entrepreneurs are facing more and more competition when they pitch their companies to investors. While that may be true, there's still …

Venture Capital

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make: Never Trying

"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been."<p>My position on mistakes--as someone who has committed a countless number of them--is simple: You are going to make them. And as long as they are not too costly, and you learn from them--and both those things are …

Positive Thinking

Why Your Realistic Goals Are Holding You Back

Thinking bigger really is better. Why there’s more competition for small goals and how 10 times improvement is easier than 10%.<p>Which is easier: building a $1 million business, or a $10 million business?<p>Billionaires will tell you it’s the latter. Easy for them to say, but what’s compelling is …

6 Examples Of Creativity Which Blow The Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We will talk about creativity in this article, but before moving on to the discussion; we should start by looking at the word ‘creativity’ and ‘what …

Creativity

10 tips for Improving Your Presentations

In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern …

Public Speaking

Write a Simple Marketing Plan

5 steps to a simple, concise plan that'll get your marketing efforts on the right track<p><b>Q:</b> My partner and I want to write a marketing plan for our business, but it seems really complicated. Is there a way to simplify the process?<p><b>A:</b> Writing a great marketing plan doesn't have to be a headache. I …

Nervous? 8 Highly Effective Ways to Hide It

It's natural to get nervous, but there are some very effective ways to keep others from knowing your little secret.<p>It is hard to escape those moments in life when you are feeling incredibly nervous. Even if we plan ahead and rehearse, our body's reaction to being nervous can flare up in very …

Public Speaking

A Step-by-Step Process to Teach Yourself Anything (in a Fraction of the Time)

Have you ever wanted to learn something, but weren’t sure where to start? Maybe you want to learn a language, programming or business. Maybe you want …

Learning

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

40 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

Moto 360 Smartwatch: 10 App-Konzepte

Die Smartwatch dürfte eines der Gadgets 2014 sein. Nun kommt richtig Drive rein, denn durch den offiziellen Start von Googles Android Wear gibt es …

Behold, the Crowdfunding Boom (Infographic)

MONEY<p>The crowd is getting bigger--and backing more startups than ever. Here's how entrepreneurs are getting the most from this growing trend.<p>In the last three years, the crowdfunding industry has tripled in size. Here's a look at how business owners and inventors are using the rapidly maturing …

Infographics

14 Powerful Social-Media Sharing Strategies You Aren't Using

Build a bigger and more engaged audience by working smarter, not harder.<p><i>We all want to be the go-to person with the latest news, the most intriguing viral content, or the hidden gems followers wouldn't have otherwise found.</i> <i>Easier said than done, though, right?</i><p><i>It actually might be easier than you</i> …

Infographics

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Could Change the World This Year

Inc. asked experts in education, health care, biotech, and clean tech innovation for the biggest, most audacious startup opportunities in 2014. Here are their predictions.<p>To be a great entrepreneur, you have to be a bit of a fortune teller, able to read the proverbial tea leaves and predict what …

Health Care

XCode und Objective-C lernen: Per Videoseminar zum iOS-Entwickler

Den „Complete iOS 7 Developers Course“ haben wir am Wochenende bereits kurz erwähnt, dem positiven Feedback darauf entsprechend wollen wir dem …

ISSCC: Intel erlaubt einen Blick in die Chip-Zukunft

Auf der International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco erlauben Intels Forschungslabore einen Blick auf neue Chiptechniken wie …

Why Startups Should Steal Ideas and Hire Weirdos

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty, because they didn’t really do …

Smart People Need To Stop Becoming Lawyers

Venture for America founder Andrew Yang explains how to help position college grads to build companies and create jobs instead of pursuing more traditional career paths.<p>If you were to guess which achievements Andrew Yang, founder and CEO of Venture for America, is most proud of throughout his …

Entrepreneurship