Peter Kakoma

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Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a …

Entrepreneurship

How to Search Your Soul to Get Through a Crisis

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you are a corporate executive with a major public-relations problem on your hands, an entrepreneur who made a wrong decision that is now affecting your reputation or a high-profile industry leader who has just been …

Leadership

4 Tips To Master Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain, And Boost Creativity

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Nope. According to new research, you’re both. Here’s how to get your brain in tip-top shape with real intellectual stimulation.<p>For years, managers allowed a pop-psychology chestnut–the idea that some people favored their right brain, the domain of creativity, …

Creativity

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Brand Marketing

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

How can you get anything done when your “tasks” turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it’s all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.<p>We all know multitasking is inefficient. A classic 2007 study of Microsoft workers found that when they responded to email …

Time Management

10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.<p>Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above--and more. Sure, they care …

Employment

4 Types of Basic Value Propositions

Align your business model to the real reason customers buy from you, rather than somebody else.<p>A "value proposition" is the reason that your customers buy from you rather than somebody else. According to Michael Treacy, co-author of the bestseller "The Discipline of Market Leaders," there are four …

Business Strategy

Are You Giving Employees the Right Kind of Praise? | Inc.com

As a good boss, you want to praise and reward your employees when they perform well. But even well-intentioned accolades can have adverse effects in the wrong context, researchers say. In fact, the type of praise you give an employee has a direct impact on their decision-making.<p>According to a study …

How to set up your first server

As your business grows and the number of employees expands there will be a growing need to use a server to store files or run applications, such as …

Linux

Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …

Chrome tip: How to get Android phone notifications on your computer

Google(s goog) Chrome already supports rich notifications and Google Now is in the works for the browser, but I think there’s still a missing link: …

The New York Times Leap Motion app: for all the news that's fit for gestures (video)

Few of us reading the morning news enjoy putting our greasy hands on a tablet or newspaper just to flip through articles. With the newly unveiled <i>New York Times</i> app for the Leap Motion Controller, we won't have to. The release lets news hounds navigate stories (and ads) through a unique interface …

Twilio-challenger Nexmo is handling 250 million text messages a month

Nexmo may not have quite the reputation as its larger and older rival Twilio, but the company has been quietly building a name for itself among a key …

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

Social Media