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Strategies for Cultivating a Mindset of Financial Independence

As I've stated many times, Sarah and I have a central goal of financial independence at the earliest possible age. Financial independence, to us, …

Self-improvement

Cambrian Genomics CEO: We’ll design every human on a computer and make poop smell like bananas

VIENNA, Austria — Say this for Austen Heinz: His vision for the future will either thrill you or leave you fearing for the future of humanity. There’s not really any room in the middle.<p>In a pair of interviews, on and off the stage at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna today, the CEO of San …

Evernote Founder Phil Libin's Rule for Success: No Tricks | Inc.com

<i>Phil Libin is the serial entrepreneur who founded Evernote, a software application that helps people remember things, by syncing notes, photos, and appointments across devices. He spoke with Inc. editor Eric Schurenberg.</i><p>At one time, I thought if I ever wrote a business book, it might be called, <i>All</i> …

Productivity

“Oprah” for indie bands: Apple once loved unknown acts—what changed?

Why you’ve heard of Feist instead of Willy Moon, and why it’s unlikely to change.<p>In April 2007, only diehard Broken Social Scene fans salivated when …

How Hard Is It to Build, Market, and Maintain an App That Makes at Least $1k a Month? | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Jeff Kear, Owner @ Planning Pod online event management software, on Quora,</i><p>Planning Pod--http://www.planningpod.com--is our second product to eclipse the $1000/month in revenue, and the answer to the question here is it is EXTREMELY HARD to build, market, and maintain an online product …

Product Management

How to Develop an Entrepreneur's Mindset

NewMe accelerator founder Angela Benton describes how to make a shift from the corporate world into entrepreneurship.

Download Free Excel Templates to Manage Time, Money or Productivity

You don't have to excel at Excel to make the most of the spreadsheet app. Download free templates to use Microsoft's program to manage your …

How comic conventions came to have so little room for comics

Comic conventions have been colonized and overwhelmed by mainstream movie, TV and game marketing, a surprisingly rapid process that has finally left</i> …

How to Plug into the Startup Scene in a New City

As a digital nomad covering startup scenes around the world, I often land in a new city and have to get connected to local entrepreneurs for …

When Should You Start Paying Yourself?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most frequent mistakes small-business owners make is not paying themselves. Entrepreneurs should compensate themselves at market rates as soon as the business can afford to do so.<p>Many small-business owners need a paycheck to …

AdDetector Notifies You if a Story You’re Reading Is Sponsored

Firefox/Chrome: Some web sites will have sponsored stories in their timeline—it's how they pay the bills. If you want your browser to warn you which …

Inc. 5000 Companies by Metro Areas | Inc.com

If you're hunting for the fastest-growing companies, you'd do well to look at the Western states, since, after all, that's where most of them started. A breakdown of metro areas shows most of this year's Inc. 5000 companies are based in California metros such as Los Angeles (274), San Francisco …

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

Detroit Auto Show

The Best Beer in the Country Just Got Better

Heady Topper by Vermont brewery The Alchemist is a world-beating IPA. Now if only you could find some. RELATED: The science behind the craft beer explosion.How hops are powering the American beer renaissance.<p><b>This past April John and Jen Kimmich, the</b> husband and wife duo behind the wildly successful …

How Leaders Deal With Moments Of Existential Crisis

A failing business is not the end of the world, but what if your life is imploding at the same time? Entrepreneurs share their stories.<p>Jay Myers didn’t start his videoconference technology company Interactive Solutions, Inc. in 1996 thinking it would be easy. But he also didn’t imagine getting to …

William Ronan, Who Masterminded NYC’s Transportation Network, Dies

Ronan, who passed away on Wednesday at 101 years old, was one of the most powerful officials in New York history.<p>William J. Ronan, one of greatest power brokers in the history of New York City transportation, died this week.<p>Ronan, who was 101 years old, was an architect, professor, and most …

Check Out This Periodic Table of Tech Startup Funding

I’m a huge science nerd. Despite my decision to go into this lucrative and glamorous writing career, I’ve always had a propensity for engaging in …

What Introverts already know best: The 6 Virtues of Solitude | Inc.com

You can spot a people person right off the bat. They move quickly around from desk to desk or person to person, and are generally the first to engage. There are many reasons to spend time with other people. You can learn, be entertained, bounce ideas, and just have general fun.<p>But solitude also has …

Turn an Old Laptop and Meccano into a Cool External Monitor with Stand

Even if an old laptop no longer has the speed you need, the screen might still be worth salvaging as an extra monitor. This DIY project takes you …

Why Your Privacy Matters, Even If You're Not "Doing Anything Wrong"

We've talked about why privacy matters in the internet age, but it's an ongoing battle. Glenn Greenwald—one of the first reporters to write about …

Privacy

The Best Free Things to Do in New York City

Whether you've encountered it by visiting or living in a city, most people know of at least a few fun and free things to do. In this post, let's …

Gigaom Research webinar: Apache Hadoop: Is one cluster enough?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When we’re talking about conventional IT systems, we rarely question the idea of geo-distributed systems and redundancy. And …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Make a Programmable Irrigation Controller with a Raspberry Pi

With all the day to day challenges that keep us busy, it can be hard to remember to water our plants. With a Raspberry Pi and a few other parts, you …

Raspberry Pi

Even the guy who built Microsoft Azure is designing with AWS and Google in mind

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Talko<p>Ray Ozzie was instrumental in building the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform during his time at the …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

This Video Puts 14 Frugal Life Hacks to the Test

In this video, John Green from Mental Floss is back to test 14 popular money saving hacks that are slinking around the internet. More of them pass …

Hacking

The Most Compact Way to Pack a Formal Jacket in Your Carry-on

We've covered how to compactly pack your clothing basics, but formal items like blazers need to be approached differently. Follow these five simple …

Three things traditional media could learn from a crowdfunded Dutch news site

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Christian Scholz<p>Just over a year ago, a Dutch news site called De Correspondent made a fairly spectacular …