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The Main Reason Startups Don't Last

CEO of Sourcify<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a child I used to go to the local video store to rent movies to watch on the weekend. The store, part of the Potomac Video chain, was one of the last video stores in Washington, D.C. But after 33 years, the business …

Entrepreneurship

Want Your Kid to Be Successful? Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Says You Should Do This.

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back off, helicopter parents. If you want your kid to grow up to be a successful entrepreneur -- or to realize her career dreams at all, whatever they are -- the best thing you can do is “take the pressure off,”</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great

Leadership > Leadership Qualities<p>Next Article<p>Be a Better Leader in 2018 by Doing These 3 Things<p>Next Article<p>Eric M. Ruiz • Guest Writer<p>Latin American Business Development at Waze<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To prepare for my company's off-site meeting in Greece, I …

Books

The 4 Habits You Need to Be Successful

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They realize what they do on a daily basis and where they direct their energy deeply …

Motivation

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Entrepreneur, Startup Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I do not understand women.<p>They are complicated, complex, highly intelligent and clever sentient beings that never seem to follow the laws of nature, all of which makes it incredibly difficult for even …

Entrepreneurship

Surviving the worst at work

You’ve been there — embarrassing yourself at the office, facing down a redundancy and wondering how, exactly you’ll survive and keep progressing in your career.<p>These are the dilemmas of professional life and they are never easy to navigate. They’re also topics a number of LinkedIn Influencers …

Leadership

Why the rich stay rich: they don’t invest like the rest

Investing

28 Stocks That Could Double In Two Years, No Matter What The Market Does

Business-focused social network LinkedIn, retailer Lumber Liquidators, growing ETF power WisdomTree Investments, cloud-based enterprise software company Workday and 3D-printing outfit 3D Systems don’t have much in common. Except for the fact that analysts from Jefferies think all five could see …

If You Want To Get Rich At A Startup, You'd Better Ask These Questions Before Accepting The Job

"Some people's reactions were like, 'Oh my God, this is more [money] than I ever could have imagined,'" Goldberg previously told Business Insider in an interview about the sale. "Some people were like, 'That's it?!' You never knew what it was going to be."<p>If you're an employee at a startup — not a …

Venture Capital

The Science of Failure: Why Highly Successful People Crave Mistakes

“I’m delighted to admit that I’ve failed at more challenges than anyone I know.” — Scott Adams<p>A friend told me recently about a colleague who is …

Self-improvement

What Facebook can learn from tech’s one-time acquisition champion

One of the biggest questions following an acquisition is how the acquired company will operate in relation to its new owner. After buying WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly emphasized that the startup would remain autonomous. But, as the history of technology dealmaking shows, that …

Mark Zuckerberg

Digital Health Update: The Google Contact Lens

Today, Google told the world about their experimental contact lens. The story in the official Google blog and can be read here. It’s another part of the expansion of Google into health and wellness.<p>We’re now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny …

Which Brands Will Triumph In 2014?

<i>The following guest post is by Thomas Mueller, Chief Experience Officer for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.</i><p>Though the definition is often hotly debated, most can agree that brand experience means ensuring you walk the talk. It’s that moment of truth when a customer has the right experience …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

How To Show You Get The Company Culture In Your Cover Letter

It’s 1 AM, and you’ve come to the last part of your job application—the dreaded cover letter. Suddenly, that English degree doesn’t seem helpful, that latte not strong enough, and that confidence filling out the first half of the application all but lost. <i>How in the world do I convince them that I’m</i> …

14 Chinese Companies Going Global In 2014

Over the course of 2013, an American pork producer, a British luxury boat manufacturer, and a Canadian oil and gas firm all found new owners from China. These are only the most recent examples of major cross-border mergers and acquisitions — one important path Chinese firms are taking to expand …

The Music Industry Moves Kicking and Screaming Into A Streaming World

One thing about the music industry is that it likes to be comfortable. Life was so easy for about 50 years as the way business was conducted hardly ever changed. The label found an act, made a record, sold it to retail and promoted it through radio. Publishers and songwriters went to the mailbox …

Toxic Leaders And The Social Environments That Breed Them

A National Public Radio news investigation aired this week covers the topic of toxic leadership in the military. It focuses on an anthropology professor named David Matsuda who was working with the army in Iraq to help understand local cultures. A general asked him to investigate the high suicide …

Before You Quit Your Day Job, Read This

You may know me as an entrepreneur, author, or TV host, but I also serve another role in life: I’m a long-distance runner. I won’t ever win a marathon, but that’s fine. Winning to me now is finishing my <i>own</i> race, and the challenges (and pain) I have faced running long distance have influenced the …

Which Personal IRA Is Right For You?

Saving enough for retirement can be a struggle. Many people work hard only to find they have too much month and not enough money.<p>If you qualify for a workplace 401(k) or 403(b), that’s the place to start. Often, companies match savings into those accounts, and you get the extra incentive of tax …

China: Looming iPhone Price War To Boost Apple

Chinese media are buzzing with anticipation as dominant mobile carrier <b>China Mobile</b> (HKEx: 941; NYSE: CHL) prepares to finally offer the latest iPhones for its network next week, after becoming the last of the country’s 3 telcos to sign a deal with <b>Apple</b> (Nasdaq: AAPL). The move will almost certainly …