Gert Mentens

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The Future of Social Media: 5 Predictions for 2016

These five predictions continue the trends we've seen in 2015, but takes them in new directions.<p>A lot of changes in social media in 2016 won't be revolutionary - they'll be a continuation and acceleration of what we've seen already. Of course, any revolutionary change will be so different that to …

3 Types of Apps That Will Dominate Consumer Attention in 2016

These are the mobile app development trends to watch out for in 2016 if you want to reach out to a growing audience.<p>According to data shared by Flurry Analytics, the average US mobile users spend 86% of the Smartphone time on apps. Apps continue to dominate the mobile web.<p>In fact, a year earlier in …

Apps

How Doing What You Love Can Make You a Billionaire

Following his dream took Amancio Ortega from poverty to a net worth of more than $70 billion.<p>As an entrepreneur, you can't help but be inspired and motivated by the people who have overcome the odds to become extremely successful. Richard Branson battled dyslexia. George Solos survived the Nazi …

Customers

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, Spend Some Time Alone

In an always-connected work environment, it's hard to find time to reflect by yourself. Here's why the best leaders take their alone time seriously.<p>It's no secret that keeping in close touch with your team is important. But as a leader, you shouldn't discount the value of making time to be alone so …

5 Must-Read Books on Technology and Innovation

There's no shortage of lessons for business leaders and trailblazers in these stories and biographies.<p>At the beginning of the year, Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself to read a new book every week and welcomed the Facebook community to join him. (I have a feeling he was taking a page from Bill …

Tim Draper's 3 Tips for Starting a Successful Business

The famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist reveals how he knows if something's a good bet.<p>There is a blueprint for a successful investment, noted venture capitalist Tim Draper says--but it comes with a disclaimer.<p>"Once you think you have that formula for a successful investment, the world changes, …

Is It Time to Spring Clean Your Business? Here's How to Do It

Spring cleaning is about starting fresh. By applying this mindset to your business, you can return your business to a healthier, livelier, and more profitable state in no time.<p>It's spring! As signs of life begin to reappear outside, you might feel the urge to swing open the windows and tackle that …

Spring Cleaning

6 Things Early Stage Entrepreneurs Want But Don't Need

Starting your own business is exciting, but newbie entrepreneurs have a steep learning curve.<p>Many successful others have already blazed trails for you and they know first-hand exactly what shouldn't be on your to-do list or shopping list just yet. This is the stage when you need to be securing …

How to Avoid One of the Biggest Causes of Entrepreneurial Failure

Business is hard enough without you getting in your own way.<p>The reasons entrepreneurs fail are as varied as the entrepreneurs themselves, of course.<p>However, there is one common denominator: They almost always move too quickly.<p>Now let me stop here. I am not saying you need to take every possibility …

Entrepreneurship

25 Inspirational Startup Quotes

Inspirational startup quotes from some of the greatest minds.<p>Whether you need motivation to transform that idea of yours into a functioning business or just need a little boost when you're down in the dumps, it's never a bad idea to seek wisdom from bright and successful minds who've experienced it …

The Top 30 Internet of Things Experts

The most powerful voices in IoT and location-based technologies.<p>I caught a Verge interview with Robert Scoble a few years ago predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be an important development to watch. And I say, oh, he just got lucky. Then I see Gerd Leonhard, say that data was the new …