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24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

Startups

You Can't Find Investors Without Doing This

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

Entrepreneurship

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Retirement

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Food Preservation

Is This The World's Most Exclusive Hotel Brand?

When Kim Jones, the men's artistic director at Louis Vuitton, arrived at the new Aman Tokyo, after the Paris fashion shows last January, it was 4 …

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2016

Paxata, Qubole, Gainsight, InsightSquared, Trifacta, Kyvos Insights, SiSense, ThoughtSpot, Google, and Looker are the ten most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends today.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor …

Big Data

How Harry's Became the Warby Parker of Shaving | Inc.com

Dissatisfied, they finally tried to track down the Croma, an elusive European blade they had read about on shaving blogs. "We started Googling around and discovered it was produced by this factory in Germany called Feintechnik," says Raider. It was one of the few places in the world that had …

Startups

How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

Investing for retirement doesn't have to be hard. You read up on how to put together a diverse mix of low-cost index funds, bonds, etc. Then keep setting aside all you can into that retirement account. Easy.<p>But when you actually retire and start spending that money, that's like going from playing …

Retirement

Which Degree Will Make You A Better Leader?

An analysis of 15,000 leaders in 18 countries found that the degree-holders who score much better at leadership skills will surprise you.<p>Just in time for graduation, reports are examining the economic prospects for the newly minted class of 2016. But one thing is less obvious to both the graduates …

Leadership

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

Employment

This Private Plane Startup Is Now Worth Over A Half Billion Dollars

Wheels Up is a membership-based private aviation company that last September announced “up to $115 million” in new venture capital funding from T. …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley Shaken as 19 Start-Ups See their Valuations Slashed

That sound you hear is the hot air leaking out of the tech bubble.<p>When the dot-com bubble came apart more than 15 years ago, it leaked for a year before bursting, suddenly and cataclysmically, wiping out $6 trillion in household wealth in the process. But when it comes to the much-speculated burst …

Venture Capital

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

The world has glimpsed financial crisis. But is the worst to come?

Plummeting oil prices and fears about China turned screens red in trading rooms around the world. Although things may have stabilised, some fear we are on the verge of another global recession<p>They were studying the snow forecasts in Davos on Friday. But the 3,000 bankers and CEOs who had flown to …

Stock Markets

A Visual Survey of First Class Cabins

There was a time when flying first class internationally meant that you were handed one glass of champagne as you were seated, you got a little bit …

What if saving the economy was the easy part?

As the nation’s financial system teetered on the brink of collapse seven years ago, top officials at the Federal Reserve huddled inside their marbled headquarters in Washington to brainstorm what it would take to save the American economy.<p>They called it “blue-sky thinking,” and then-Fed Chairman …

Economy

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Venture Capital

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

5 Fears You'll Need to Overcome to Be an Effective Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship demands effective leadership. You need to be able to make solid decisions, organize plans, hire teammates and provide direction -- all under the steady pressure of being accountable for all those decisions and actions. To …

Leadership

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

Motivation

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

Long passwords won't keep you safe warn security services

Britain's security services have warned that complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers<p>Complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers, Britain's security services have warned as they advised businesses to …

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

Personal Finance

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Meditation