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Pitch Deck Alternatives

I was going through my email this morning and opening pitch decks, skimming them, and responding to indicate if they are a fit with our thesis and of …

<b>Corey Pein</b> took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men<p><b>T</b>he most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous advantages over other fast-growing occupations such as hospice carer and rickshaw driver, is being …

Silicon Valley

From business models to fundraising – startup tips by Tren Griffin, author of ‘A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs’

<i>Tren Griffin's new book presents insights from 35 investors and business coaches. Here are some of the key takeaways on business models, product</i> …

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Here's When Tim Ferriss Says It's Time to Quit Your Day Job | Inc.com

In the 10 years since he published his first international bestseller, <i>The 4-Hour Work Week</i>, Tim Ferriss has spoken at a ton of conferences and events. One of the questions he gets asked most often at these events, he says, is about how to ditch the 9-to-5 wage-slave life and become a successful …

4 Golden Rules Of Marketing That Will Never Change | Inc.com

Marketing is a fickle beast. First, infographics were the cool thing. Now, it's videos.<p>Facebook is constantly changing its algorithms (keeping business owners like you and me on our toes). The same goes for Google.<p>When you look at things from a broader perspective, however, some fundamentals of …

Marketing

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

4 Efforts That Cyberjaya Is Doing To Build A Smart City Right Under Our Noses

Cyberjaya was always built with the future in mind.<p>One of the main efforts done include <b>introducing the Lo-Ra network</b> throughout the city.<p>A brief …

This Australian capital shows that smart cities will be awesome for everyone

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, roughly 20 people will have moved from the country into a city somewhere around the world. In any given week, millions of people head into cities.<p>Cities are growing well beyond anything their founders could have imagined. At the same time, the …

7 Interview Questions That Cut to the Heart and Reveal Someone's True Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Organizations looking for an edge in hiring high performers with emotional intelligence should take note of a recent report called "Emotional Intelligence at Work," published by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing company.<p>The findings came from a survey they conducted with more than 600 HR managers and …

Emotional Intelligence

A complete teardown of Amazon’s business model, and how it’ll enter Southeast Asia

<i>“Our vision is to be Earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to</i> …

eCommerce

The Retailpocalypse Is Finally Here--and It's a Great Opportunity for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

If you follow the state of retail at all, you know things aren't looking good for brick and mortar. At a glance, all signs point to an ongoingretailpocalypse.<p>Estimates suggest that 15-30 percent of shopping malls will close in the coming years. This isn't a surprise, since foot traffic dropped 50 …

Smart Cities Are About People

Cities are organisms, not machines.<p>The growing appreciation of the importance of cities, especially by leaders in business and science, is much appreciated and long overdue. Many have embraced the Smart City banner. But it seems each observer defines “city” in the image of their own profession. …

Miami-Dade unveils first free Wi-Fi kiosk at Goverment Center

CIVIQ Smartscapes will install up to 300 WayPoints throughout the county<p>CIVIQ Smartscapes, joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, unveiled their first WayPoint at Government Center in downtown Miami as part of their plan to implement a fully integrated smart city ecosystem throughout …

Smart Cities

Google wants to build a city

Dan Doctoroff, founder and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, pitches the idea of building a city "from the internet up" at the Smart Cities NYC conference. …

Smart Cities

Smart cities encounter roadblocks

Comment<p><b>"Smart cities" is a trendy term that gets bandied around a lot, but many "intelligent infrastructure" projects are finding it difficult to get</b> …

Smart Cities

Nokia helps make Chengdu region into a smart powerhouse

Forget smart cities, smart regions are where it’s at.<p>Nokia is putting its significant smart city-building experience to work helping to create a smart region from the ground up. TianFu New Area is a collection of cities, towns, villages, and districts planned to cover 609 square miles of territory …

What are the key drivers to successful enterprise IoT development?

As IoT moves beyond pure data collection how do companies stay on top of this market and pull the most value from it?<p>We sat down recently with three IoT authorities from Nokia: Khamis Abulgubein, IoT market development for automotive and transportation; Lee L’Esperance, IoT business modeling and …

The single most important interview technique that nearly everyone leaves out | Inc.com

What's Behind Door #2<p>Of all the things that I look for in people when hiring--for the matter in anyone I choose to build a relationship with--there is one that is without doubt the most important. It is the rock solid foundation on which all trust is built and the superglue that ties together …

Investing in the Retail of the Future

<b>Sapna Shah, Angel Investor, talks to AngelStory about fundraising tips, learning from startup failures, and how to spot trends in the startup</b> …

Startups

4 Easy Fixes That Actually Make Your Resume Stand Out | Inc.com

If you're like most job seekers, the thought of sitting down to update your resume can seem pretty darned unpleasant. Anxiety provoking. Full-on dreadful.<p>You get the drift.<p>Part of the reason it feels like this is that you probably assume it's going to take tons of blood, sweat, and tears to ensure …

Employment

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Snapchat hired a high-level State Department official to lead its global public policy

The move comes as Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, looks to deepen its ties to Washington ahead of a hotly-anticipated initial public offering that could value its business at around $20 billion. Last week, the company said it had also recruited senior state department official, Rick Stengel, …

The Great Unbundling

To say that the Internet has changed the media business is so obvious it barely bears writing; the media business, though, is massive in scope, …

Return on Investment

Thinktank backs public spending plans and revises growth forecast based on stronger than expected first-half performance<p>The west’s leading economic thinktank has backtracked on its warning that the UK would suffer instant damage from a Brexit vote and has thrown its weight behind plans by Theresa …

Economics

Maybe We Should Just Rent Our Gadgets

A startup called Grover attempts a hardware-for-rent model as ownership starts to feel meaningless.<p>By now, consumers of modern electronics should realize that they don’t entirely own the hardware they buy.<p>In an age of persistent, automatic software updates, only the newest devices are guaranteed to …

The incredibly brilliant way people are now paying for things in Asia

When Apple first rolled out Apple Pay in 2014, it was billed as a simpler way to buy goods and services. You take your phone out, tap it to the credit card reader, and off you go. Seems convenient, right?<p>But some consumers in Asia think there's an even better way to pay.<p>In recent years, millions of …

Apple Pay

OTT Video Is Creating Cord-Extenders, Not Cord-Cutters

This year’s Emmy ballot is being culled from the greatest number of scripted dramas eligible in the history of the Television Academy. From <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> to <i>Game of Thrones,</i> from <i>House of Cards</i> to <i>Grace and Frankie</i>, we are enjoying some of the highest-quality TV programming that’s ever been …