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6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation

Several years ago, colleagues and I were invited to predict the results of a start-up pitch contest in Vienna, where 2,500 tech entrepreneurs were competing to win thousands of euros in funds. We observed the presentations, but rather than paying attention to the ideas the entrepreneurs were …

Body Language

Collaborate for Real

Tom Froese<p>As business buzzwords go, “collaborate” and its derivatives are surely modern favorites. Applying for a job? Emphasize your collaboration skills. Courting customers? Promise a collaborative relationship. Wooing new hires or investors? Talk up your collaborative culture.<p>Academics, …

An early-stage founder’s quick & dirty guide to growth

Growth is what founders and investors alike are constantly searching for. Growth enables startups to quickly create tremendous value in the market. Without growth you’re dead in the water. But according to Paul Graham, there’s a silver lining: “…if you get growth, everything else tends to fall into …

Quick Photoshop Secret: How To Make a More Impactful Sunset or Sunrise

<i>Jimmy McIntyre is a world-renowned travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national</i> …

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Data Visualization

This simple Netflix hack will change your viewing experience forever

If you have a Pandora account, odds are that you have more than one station on it—you’re not always in the mood for the same recommendations over and …

Three Table Manners Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Mastering dining etiquette is the most efficient life hack. It would improve society’s functioning the most, for the least amount of time. Of all the restaurant world’s fast-casual casualties, the decline in dining etiquette is among the most lamentable. Funny that table manners diminish as public …

Food & Dining

5 Ways to Innovate With the Power of Fashion

This Fashion Thinking framework will unleash all kinds of ways to anticipate the new and remix the old.<p>As Coco Chanel famously remarked, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is …

12 Motivational Quotes That Aren't for the Weak-Willed | Inc.com

Sometimes we need someone to give us the hard truth--a dose of pure, distilled honesty--to shake up normal patterns and give us fresh perspective.<p>Here is a collection of quotes that have the same effect as jumping into cold water--they are crisp, to the point, and not always altogether pleasant, …

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

How Blackjack Helped Jeff Ma Sell His Startups to Yahoo, Virgin, and Twitter | Inc.com

In 1998, on a riverboat casino on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana, the MIT Blackjack Team took the house for $80,000 in just a few hours. It was just one of many such big nights for Jeff Ma, who was a member from 1993 through 2001. Ma says he won about $2 million during that period, and his …

7 Bestsellers That Entrepreneurs Must Read | Inc.com

Last month, I posted the 10 best books written by entrepreneurs. While those books are fascinating reads, with only one exception (<i>Art of the Start</i>), they don't provide a plan of action or road map to making your startup successful.<p>The following seven bestsellers contain all the information and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Powerful Productivity Boosts From TED Talks About Life Hacks | Inc.com

Ever get to the end of the workday and wonder where the time went? At 4:54 p.m., I'm having that experience myself right now. It turns out that the way our workplaces and work lives are structured saps our creativity, energy, efficiency, and even our health.<p>To help us all fight back, the folks at …

Time Management

Do You Have Your Priorities Right? Try This Simple Test to Find Out

To learn what's really important, you need a whole-life perspective. Here's how to get it.<p>Are you struggling to balance competing priorities and deadlines? Here's an exercise that may help: Ask yourself how much you'll care about a task or issue when you're 95.<p>At GrowCo last week, I had the great …

Knowing when to walk away from an investment

American financier Bernard Baruch made a fortune in the stock market during the early 20th century. When asked the secret of his success, he is said …

30 of the Most Inspiring Things Anyone Ever Said | Inc.com

The start of a new week or a new month--heck, a new <i>anything</i>--brings with it an opportunity. You can either keep doing what you've done in the past (whether it's worked well or not). Or you can take stock, take charge, and try something new.<p>If you've ever found yourself in a rut, chances are you …

Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

How Do Apps Become Financially Successful?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of mobile app growth marketing agency Apprise, focusing on building distribution for startups and enterprises. Subscribe to his free email series on mobile app growth hacking.</i><p>Less than 1 percent of consumer mobile apps are financially successful, according to a …

Drink Like a Man

This winter, do yourself a favor: Learn to love scotch<p>Gentlemen, we live in the age of vodka. Yes, vodka: the spirit that aspires to be like water. No offense to vodka drinkers, but if you ordered booze that tasted like something, maybe you wouldn’t need to put cranberry juice in it. Meanwhile, the …

Whiskey

The Best Way to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Workday | Inc.com

How you deal with the initial 10 minutes of the workday largely can determine how effective and productive you will be the remainder of the day.<p>Below is a list of 10 things the most successful individuals do within the initial 10 minutes of the workday:<p>1. They reflect.<p>Accomplishing your top goals …

You Are Smart and Cool - So Why Is Your Resume So Boring?

When I first got to Boulder fifteen years ago, I went to a lot of networking events. Networking events tend to be pretty sad affairs if you ask me, and this one was no different. I had a hard time starting conversations with people because they all seemed to know one another for years.<p>Halfway …

The Workplace

7 Places to Find Free Images Online | Inc.com

Many startups rely on content marketing to grow their businesses. Having the right image can make your blog post, this is especially true of content shared on social media. When you are writing on the Internet for your startup business blog, great images are absolutely required. A post that does …

How to Talk to People You Incorrectly Assume Are Better Than You

What he learned about life and self-condfidence from making small-talk with celebrities<p>Like every other person on the planet, I am fraught with insecurities. And I’m always uncomfortable when I attend large parties where I don’t know many people. If that party happens to include famous people I …

Red Carpet

First-time Founder’s Guide to Term Sheets (Part 3)

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>If you haven’t read the first part on equity term sheets, I strongly recommend doing so before moving on. For a general introduction to term sheets and the trade-off between high valuation and complex investment structure, please refer to the …

How to Structure Employee Equity in Europe

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>In my last post on importance of employee equity, I set myself up for an ambitious task: to explain how employee equity works and how to set up a stock options plan in Europe. This topic is so complex and robust that it is almost impossible to pack all …

Why Employee Equity to Crucial For Your Startup

<i>Andrej Kiska is an associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>Dealing almost exclusively with first time startup founders, we tackle the following question with nearly all of our CEOs: How much equity should they give to the employees?<p>During the first conversation with a given founder about employee equity, it is …

Startup Valuations and Investment Sizes

How much to fundraise, when and for what valuation<p>“So I think I figured out the next Facebook and even have an idea where to look for investors. But …

Venture Capital

9 Powerful Ways to Move Your Career Forward Right Now | Inc.com

Anyone with a job (and that makes most of us) eventually wants to know how they can move up the ladder of success to positions of greater responsibility. Just as the world of business has undergone massive change over the past decade or two, so have the ways that you can move your career …