Jason Dragos

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10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The start of a new year is a great time to put our work habits under a microscope, toss the ideas that haven't been working and put new action into play. Each year has its lessons, so it's always good to reflect on what you've learned and …

Both Simple And True: The Secrets of Effective Storytelling

There's communication, and then there's really telling your story. For that, businesses go to the modern masters at the Moth.<p><b>The Moth advises</b> storytellers to begin in the action. So here goes:<p>On a humid July evening, I sit behind a green velvet curtain in a cluttered New York City loft, recounting …

It’s getting real in the Abe’s Market content lot

Whole Foods Market did over $11 billion in sales last year, and it fulfilled precisely none of that earthy goodness online. You’ll find plenty of …

5 Steps for Accomplishing Any Goal

Need to accomplish big things? Here are 5 steps to help turn your objectives into reality.<p>In mid-July I added kayaking back into my life. Most people don't consider New York City a logical choice for getting close to nature, but happily I was able to find a place to store and launch my boat on the …

Agolo Aims To Algorithmically Curate Your Twitter Feed

For all the good it’s capable of, Twitter is all too often a cacophonous mess of marketers, celebrities, talking heads, and friends who all like to jabber at the same time. Sage Wohns and Mohamed Altantawy are co-founders of a New York startup called Agolo, and as far as they’re concerned, not …

Swiftype closes $7.5M in less time than it takes to break a habit

Usually startups take a little break between raising their seed rounds and their Series A, but not Swiftype.<p>This “search-as-a-service” company has closed $7.5 million, just six weeks after announcing a $1.7 million seed round.<p>Y Combinator-backed Swiftype provides solutions that help companies …

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

Music Service TastemakerX Relaunches, Allowing Fans To Show Off Their Taste With Artist Collections

Music startup TastemakerX has been described as a stock market or fantasy sports league for bands, but today it’s launching version 2.0, which co-founder and CEO Marc Ruxin described as “a totally new direction.”<p>The centerpiece of the new version appears to a feature called Collections, where users …