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The #1 Reason Why Startups Fail, According to Adeo Ressi

There are plenty of issues that contribute to the failure of startups, such as bad employees, not enough funds to sustain operations, and no clear …

Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world.</i><p>“I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors …

Start-up business plan essentials: Testing your business idea

Market research should be an important part of a start-up’s preparation and business planning; it helps to shape your marketing, resources and …

7 Ways to Build a Focused Team

For fledgling companies, creating a great culture is just as important as creating an awesome product.<p>Buzzing about which new startups will prosper and which will flop is a favorite pastime in Silicon Valley. But a new company's prospects aren't based on just what the company creates, says Stanford …

Best Money Tips: Success Tips From Successful People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips from successful people, ways to save on entertainment, …

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

60 Rules For Personal Finance

A while back, I was asked to give an hour-long presentation where I talked about my key principles of personal finance. I chose to give a presentation where each slide was available for about a minute with one simple rule on each slide, giving me a minute to discuss that rule. Thus, I ended up …

Personal Finance

What Kind of Business Should I Start?

You have the drive, energy, and passion to make it as an entrepreneur. You may have examined your habits and abilities and discovered some of the key …

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative Susan Kennedy has been leading a …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Osama Bin Laden

Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

New contact lenses will help people see with inbuilt telescope

A tiny device in new contact lenses, aimed at hundreds of thousands of people suffering from age-related eye problems, could increase user's vision nearly three fold<p>People with the most common form of sight loss could regain their vision with a new contact lens that has an in-built telescope.<p>The …

Contact Lenses

To Keep Bacteria Off Medical Devices, Coat Them In This Slippery Liquid

Back off bacteria, you'll get no traction here<p>With antibiotic resistant microbes on the rise, plenty of researchers are looking into ways of thwarting the stubborn little devils. Scientists are working on everything, from air cocoons and electrical implants, to many other complicated alternatives. …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

77 Most Important Questions and Answers on Starting a Business

• 117shares<p>This is probably one of the biggest collection of questions and answers on starting a business, originally shared on Quora by James Altucher …

Small Business

Best Books Read by the AoM Team 2014 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

The advice 13 entrepreneurs would give their younger selves

While inexperience can have certain benefits (like fearlessness and confidence), a seasoned businessperson with no regrets is incredibly hard to …

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

Stair Workout: Exercise Just Like Rocky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editors note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Did you wake up with a pumpkin pie-induced hangover this morning, feeling more like a butterball …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>Do you like good gadgets?Those sweet cool gadgets?Oh, yeah<p>What …

How To Differentiate Your Brand, Even When It’s Not That Unique

Standing out to consumers in an endlessly crowded market isn’t always about having a completely unique product.<p>The term USP, which stands for either unique selling proposition or unique selling point, is frequently thrown around in business seminars, books, and articles. It’s actually been in use …

8 Things You Need to Know Before Brewing Up A Business From Scratch

Lessons from a craft brew company on launching a new business from the bottom(s) up.<p>Starting a business can be an exhilarating venture but more often than not the road to success is paved with trials that make one stop and think, “Wow, I wish I knew that before I got started.”<p>Having helped grow a …

Casual Dress for Young Men: What to Wear & How to Wear It | The Art of Manliness

Custom suits and imported silk ties look great, but they’re not a lot of use to young men in their late teens and early 20s.<p>Even if you could afford …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone, or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others. Several decades of research among psychologists has indicated …

Career Advice From Andrew Carnegie: How to Hustle | The Art of Manliness

Last month we explored the personal finance wisdom that can be gleaned from the life of Benjamin Franklin. Today we will uncover success lessons from …