Jeet Dholakia

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The 1 Secret Brain Exercise That Will Help You Achieve All Your Goals | Inc.com

There's a funny truth in the business world: hard work does not equate to success. If you've believed in this supposed connection for any length of time, you may find it unbelievable that there is in fact no direct cause-and-effect relationship between those two things.<p>So, if you can't draw a …

Motivation

5 everyday products and services ripe for AI domination

What if artificial intelligence actually made a difference in our everyday lives?<p>If you think about it, technology for processing information like humans do is still at an early stage. It shows up in chatbots and on speakers like the Amazon Echo. Yet, many of the services we use each day are still …

Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work …

Mark Zuckerberg

7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth

7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth [infograph]<p>By: Susanna Halonen | Growth<p>Do you follow the fixed mindset thinking, …

Tech Titan Shares Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

I was very fortunate to come across the pitch deck template that is shared in this blog post during the early days of my entrepreneurial journey. The …

Here’s What You Should Post on Snapchat if You’re a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Snapchat, the shiny social media platform, has consumers and marketers itching to exploit it. Don’t get me wrong: As a digital marketer, I understand …

DJ Khaled

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

From Broke To A Billionaire Overnight - Here‘s How You Do It

I have covered the subject of fundraising extensively in this blog and also in my book <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising,</i> since fundraising is one of the …

How to Build Your Business Like a Fortune 500 CEO | Inc.com

<i>Nick Chasinov is the founder and CEO of Teknicks, an agile digital marketing agency specializing in adaptive and analytics-driven strategies powered by research, client collaboration and goals. Teknicks was ranked four times in Inc Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies in America.</i><p>The best advice …

Entrepreneurship

The top perks of being an Android app developer

Being an Android developer is generally an all-round wicked experience. Whether you work for a big organization or you’re an indie dev selling apps on the Play Store, there are a ton of perks that come with the territory and that make this an excellent career choice.<p>These benefits go far beyond the …

Employment

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

UI Design

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once …

Business Strategy

You are not Steve Jobs, and your company is not Apple — the sooner you realize that, the better off you'll be

Greater than an individual's angst, this problem has begun to pain organizations on a systemic level. Leadership development is failing as a practice across sectors, industries and functions.<p>Are you seeing it, too?<p><b>The sad state of leadership development</b><p>The reality is that many leaders feel …

Leadership

Want to Innovate Like Steve Jobs? Always Do This | Inc.com

What does it take to be truly innovative? Maybe not what you think. A lot of people believe you have to come up with something that the world has never seen before. And some innovation does indeed come from creating entirely new concepts. Electric lighting, for example.<p>But a lot more innovation, …

Innovation

7 Secrets From Etsy Entrepreneurs

Money-making tips from seasoned Etsy shop owners.<p>It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student …

Small Business

Digital advertising forecast for 2016: Brands cut back, agencies double down

The headline sounds crazy, but some brands are not as enthusiastic about increasing digital media spending as agencies are, according to the 2016 New Year Outlook survey (registration required) from marketing services firm RSW/US. This puzzling finding suggests two things: Brands are still …

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing | Inc.com

Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no further along with our business plans than before. Or worse, we realize that we spent …

Business Strategy

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

5 Asian tech startups to watch from Infinity Ventures’ summit in Kyoto, Japan

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> Infinity Venture Partners, a Tokyo-based global investment fund, organized its semi-annual startup showcasing event in Kyoto earlier this month, where 14 startups exhibited their products to investors and entrepreneurs. Hokkaido-based Agri Info Design won the top prize with their …

How we ranked the 100 best iPhone apps of all time

When the App Store first launched in 2008, there were only a couple hundreds apps. Today there are well over a million.<p>Whittling those down to the …

The smart marketing strategies behind Slack's extreme growth

File "less pointless emails" under "things every employee wishes for." Take that, and add "no more waiting around for a response" (and the …

Marketing

Why customer experience is the new disruption

If you’re looking to start a business these days, simply adding bells and whistles to a product isn’t enough. People aren’t looking for individual items anymore, they want to have a full-service experience that will not only solve their problem, but excite and delight them at the same time. Apple, …

This Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s $88 million estate is the pinnacle of work-life balance

Tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli just put his Silicon Valley estate on the market for $88 million, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall).<p>But what’s truly stunning about this Los Altos Hills, California, …

Real Estate

12 Things That Are Awesome About Being a Solopreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Solopreneurs are a powerful and growing force in today’s career landscape. A solopreneur is “a business owner who works and runs his or her business alone.”<p>A solopreneur is also the proverbial chief cook and bottle washer, who started the …

Entrepreneurship

15 Tips For First-Time Entrepreneurs

Being a new entrepreneur can be challenging and nerve-wracking but also incredibly exciting and rewarding. There is no end to the many financial, legal, staffing, marketing, and customer issues that will come up as you launch your business. A‎nd, unfortunately, there is a lot of conflicting advice …

Entrepreneurship

If You Read Only One Business Book This Year, It Should Be This One | Inc.com

This time of year, entrepreneurs looking to feed their brains with a good book won't be short of ideas. Between end-of-the-year lists and suggestions for filling your shelves (or your e-reader) in the year ahead, recommendations are everywhere you look.<p>Which can be handy, or bewildering. From "16 …

Books

There's Nothing Sexier Than a Passionate, Hard-Working Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs often get a lot of flack when it comes to the topic of intimate relationships. I've seen countless articles claiming they are the worst partners. Even in media, entrepreneurs are often portrayed as cold, uncaring and shallow.<p>…

Relationships

How Coca-Cola Cracked Snapchat

In a new Fast Company feature, Coca-Cola execs explain how Coke made an ad Snapchat users wanted to watch.<p>Much like its peers, Snapchat thinks it can revolutionize brand advertising for digital platforms. “There’s a tremendous pent-up demand for big-brand advertisers to allocate their brand …

Advertising

Don't Play 'Halo 5: Guardians' Without Doing These 3 Things First

I’ve finished the campaign for <i>Halo 5: Guardians,</i> and while critical impressions (beyond these initial missions) are still under strict embargo, I feel comfortable saying I’ll be running through it a second and third time in the near future. My enjoyment of the game’s narrative was greatly enhanced …

Halo