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Understanding the Potential of Adaptive User Interfaces

Interfaces are one of the most crucial aspects of modern design. Users depend on intuitive, responsive interfaces to access content and services on …

When It Makes Sense to Release an Imperfect Product

<i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences in our</i> <i>hub</i><i>. This week, we’re discussing Hoffman’s</i> …

Business Strategy

University of Calgary gets $40-million to spur entrepreneurship

The Hunter Family’s donation recognizes a focus on nurturing student start-ups<p>When she was an arts student at the University of Calgary in the 1960s, …

How prototypes can help sell your bold and creative ideas

Every person privileged enough to make a living through their creativity understands a professional creative life depends upon reconciling two seemingly incompatible activities: <i>making</i> and <i>selling</i>.<p>Making — the soul-filling part of a creative practice — is best done without too much concern in the …

Jobs to Be Done...Continuously

<b>A Brief History:</b><p>The Jobs To Be Done framework’s star is on the rise. Clayton Christensen, venerated HBS professor, seems to have coined the term as …

Product Management

Why My Company Serves Free Breakfast to All Employees

Each morning from 8:30 to 9:05 AM at our company’s headquarters, in San Francisco, we serve free breakfast to every employee. And I’m not talking about stale muffins and dry bagels. Today I ate a sloppy joe, cheesy scrambled eggs, home fries, crispy bacon, and sausage links. Healthy, I know. …

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

EU agrees new rules to increase access to venture capital funding for small and medium-sized businesses

Small and growing companies should soon see increased access to venture capital funding, after the EU agreed yesterday on reforms to the European …

The Brutal Truth About Getting Funding When You’re an Entrepreneur

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

Boost your productivity when burnout looms

If you write for a living, chances are you find yourself fatigued or burned out from time to time. Although some writers may be able to step away for …

5 VC Clauses Entrepreneurs Should Never Ever Accept

Most venture capitalists love presenting astonishingly complex term sheets. They’re in the business of making money and negotiate term sheets for a living. They’re well versed with the potential outcomes of the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship and minimise their downside risk as much as …

This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest Way to Give Up Multitasking

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups AttentionThe post This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest …

Project Management

How open-sourcing your code base can kickstart growth

Newsfeeds are notoriously hard to build. They have to show the right things to the right users at the right time. Oh, and be tailored to the user’s personal behaviour and interests of course. Newsfeeds have become the core component of successful products like Facebook and Twitter. However, it’s …

7 Ways To Find The Right Cofounder For Your Startup

If you’re wondering how the leaders of the biggest companies in the world managed to create massive success make no mistake. They had amazing cofounders to help them. Apple, Google, Twitter and Microsoft are some of the best examples.<p>Starting a business on your own can be extremely overwhelming and …