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10 Interesting Investments to Make in Your 20s

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your 20s is a time to set yourself up for debt-free 30s. The money you save now will pave the way for real estate and college funds. In the throes of student debt and low pay, here are 10 ways for a 20-something to start investing in …

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4 Lessons For Young Entrepreneurs

Doesn’t it just kill ya? Here you are, you know your stuff, you’ve got 5-10 years of experience and a track record of results to prove it and still, …

Changing the Game

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Attempting to get one sector to play by the rules of another is one way to win the game. But what if we could change the game altogether? As Dan Pallotta points out in his provocative …

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8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

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Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

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Simplify Your Responsive Design Workflow With Screensiz.es

Type/Code, the interaction design studio behind Google’s Currents app, has launched Screensiz.es, a deceptively simple database of (…you guessed it!) screen sizes.<p>This free service lets you view smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop screen sizes by pixel dimension, physical size and pixel density. …

Free Yourself from Conventional Thinking

Groundbreaking ideas are no longer a luxury when success is contingent upon an organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and improve. We need look no further than Kodak, Sears, or Sony for validation that status-quo thinking is the fast-track to failure. How, then, can organizations break free of …

US defense dept prepares to let Apple and Samsung challenge BlackBerry over contracts

BlackBerry, long a fixture in the Pentagon, could shortly face huge challenges from Apple and Samsung for contracts to sell millions of smartphones …

How Long Will You Be Willing to Tweet for Free?

Seven years ago, Nicholas Carr and Yochai Benkler made a bet. They did this in the comments section of a blog post, there was no money at stake, they never followed up Benkler’s suggestion that they appoint “between one and three people” (I’d call that <i>two</i>) to determine the winner, and they never …

In Search of the Next Big Thing

Photography: Timothy Archibald<p>Marc Andreessen knows both sides of the start-up game. As freshly minted university graduates in the 1990s, he and his partners went hat in hand to venture capitalists in Silicon Valley to fund their new project, the breakthrough web browser Netscape Navigator. Within …

5 Things You Should Be Doing With Mobile And Data Right Now

Cameron Clayton of the Weather Company outlines how companies can harness data via mobile, guided by the golden rule–user experience.<p>Big data has enabled many firsts. It was used to develop the atomic bomb that ended WWII. It was used to put a man on the moon. And now it is used every day in every …

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How to Tell a Story with Data

An excellent visualization, according to Edward Tufte, expresses “complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision and efficiency.” I would add that an excellent visualization also tells a story through the graphical depiction of statistical information. As I discussed in an earlier post, …

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10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

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Early Riser? What You Should Do When You Wake Up | Inc.com

Margaret Thatcher was famous for needing only four hours of sleep. That's the popular wisdom, at least; her critics might argue that chronic sleep deprivation explains some of the crazier policies of her latter year.<p>What researchers now appreciate about sleep is that, as your brain tires, it sucks …

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'I Have No Idea What Your Company Does!' Five Steps To Clearly Explain Your Startup Idea

A key skill for any entrepreneur is to be able to effectively explain his or her idea to others. Even if you aren’t trying to find investors, you will need to explain your idea to potential customers, employees, mentors, strategic partners, etc., in a way they will understand. And you never want to …

These Tips Will Help You Escape The 9-To-5 Mindset

His first bestseller, The Four Hour Workweek, came out of his own experience of going from working long hours, seven days a week to figuring out how to run a business more efficiently.<p>But even for people not ready to take that step, Ferriss has some valuable tips for figuring how to get …

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Founder Stories: Joe Fernandez of Klout

Joe Fernandez, Founder of Klout. Courtesy of Klout.<p>Klout is a unique company because it has successfully built a way to rank social influence online. …

How to Really Understand Someone Else’s Point of View

The most influential people strive for genuine buy in and commitment — they don’t rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. That was our conclusion after interviewing over 100 highly respected influences across many different industries and organizations for our recent …

Leaving Your Job? Here's What to Do

Leaving a job — voluntarily or otherwise — can be chaotic. And amidst the chaos there are things to consider that you probably don’t think of at any …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

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