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In Nigeria this baby kit bag is saving mothers' lives

<b>"Sometimes I just really hope that one day our work will no longer be needed." says Adepeju Jaiyeoba, the Nigerian founder of the Brown Button Foundation.</b><p>Seven years ago Adepeju, or Peju for short, ditched her well-paid job in law to train traditional birth attendants across Nigeria to deliver …

Barack Obama

The 33-year-old millionaire founder of $3.75 billion Box thinks everyone needs to read these 2 books

Box CEO Aaron Levie may have made his millions helping companies move their data to the cloud, but the 33-year-old founder still takes the time to sit down and read a book.<p>It's up to Levie, the leader of a 1,960-person workforce at a company that has $500 million in annual revenue and is valued at …

Learn how to become a web developer with this $39 online training series

If you’re interested in a career in coding and developing web projects, you’re going to need more than "a season of watching <i>Silicon Valley"</i> on your …

eLearning

How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012.<p>He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or …

Housing

Meet The 38 Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Built A $1 Billion Oil Company In Ghana

Even in the bloated-budget world of oil exploration, $70 million is a lot of money. And yet that’s how much Kevin Okyere, one of Ghana’s savviest yet understated entrepreneurs, has personally expended in developing the highly promising West Cape Three Points Block 2 offshore Ghana (WCTP2). …

Oil Exploration

Teaching Technology in East Oakland—A Revolutionary Act

“You can tell that’s my baby, right?!?!” I overheard LaTalya Parrish say, as I walked into the David E. Glover Center in East Oakland on the evening …

Swimming while Black

Why did the Black boy drown? Because he couldn’t swim.<p>And he couldn’t swim because learning to swim is one of those intersections where race, space …

7 Montessori-inspired ways to have a smoother morning routine with your kids

When our children spend so much of the day away from us at school, the moments we do have together are precious. But, they don't always <i>feel</i> precious …

What almost everyone misunderstands about product managers

After more than a decade working in product across Google, Foursquare, and Slack, I still often struggle to define the role of “product manager” (PM) succinctly. Explaining what makes a PM great is even harder.<p>PMs have diverse backgrounds, murky responsibilities, and role definitions that vary …

Andrew Carnegie, On Achieving Wealth And Prosperity

Andrew Carnegie was one of our nation’s first entrepreneurs. In the late 19th century, he was the mastermind behind the growth of the steel industry. Carnegie made his fortune building the Carnegie Steel Company, which he later sold to J.P. Morgan. Having amassed outsized wealth, often cited as one …

Penguin Random House

10 Ways To Build Confidence

So many successful people credit their sense of self and their confidence to their success. But not many people really explain how to build confidence, or how to become confident. It’s tricky, because confidence is built on different things, but overall it is built on choices and accomplishments …

Self-improvement

Python is becoming the world’s most popular coding language

“I CERTAINLY didn’t set out to create a language that was intended for mass consumption,” says Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist who …

Reality TV

How To Scale a Unicorn Product Management Team

Why Hire Product Managers and Build a Product Team?<p>Why hire product managers and build a product team? The short answer is that if you’re a tech …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's KKK

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's …

The Modular-Home Maker That Could Make Housing Cheaper

Upstairs in Katerra Inc.’s cavernous 250,000-square-foot factory on the west side of Phoenix, real estate developers compare quartz countertops and …

I'm 28 and I've saved over $240,000 — here's what I've learned about money from tracking my net worth for the past 2 years

They say you learn something about yourself when you keep a journal.<p>If that's true, then I think just graduated to a PhD in Me Studies. Because for the past two years, I've kept a very detailed (and very public) online diary.<p>It's a unique type of diary though. In it, you won't find any juicy gossip …

Personal Finance

The First Black Woman to Own and Run a Billion-Dollar Company Says That Trusting Yourself Is Key to Success

The ActOne Group founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd shares the mindset that helped her build an international business over the course of a four-decade career.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you</i> …

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's Memo About "the D" Shows Why Execs Need Millennials as Proofreaders

Before you send your next email, make sure it means what you think it does.<p>Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's 49-year-old CEO sent out a memo to employees recently obtained by Business Insider. In it, he encourages employees to say that "[insert name] has the D here." From the context it seems clear that he …

The Energizing 4-Step Morning Routine You Can Adopt Tomorrow (No Painful Wake-Up Times Required)

How to fueling the body and the mind for a non-stop day.<p>Finding the optimal morning routine has been the subject of many productivity articles of late. Some say you have to wake up at 5 a.m. (or earlier!) to really get things done. Others suggest taking your time in the morning so as to fully let …

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Self-help

Building a Better Brand Through Data-Driven Social Visuals

Did you know that immunization could help prevent 36 million deaths and also stop 24 million people from slipping into extreme poverty? Powerful …

Social Media

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, this was …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

The Jobs-to-be-Done Canvas – Jobs-to-be-Done + Outcome-Driven Innovation

Helping a product team see a market through a Jobs-to-be-Done lens is often a transformational experience. This canvas can help drive that …

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Success

Hanging Around Facebook's Lobby Helped These Founders Make $2 Million in 2 Years

What do you do when you have no track record?<p>What's the best way to build a successful B2B business when you're first starting out and have no track record? Start with small companies and easy "wins" and then work your way up to the big leagues, right? Jeremy Parker and Josh Orbach, co-founders of …

Karlie Kloss' coding camp covers more cities and languages this year

This summer, Kode with Klossy will teach 1,000 girls how to code.<p>Kode with Klossy, Karlie Kloss' coding camp for girls, is expanding this year. Last year, the program offered 15 camps in 12 cities, but this summer, it's running 50 camps in 25 cities and will teach 1,000 young women between the ages …

A Black Passenger Saved My Flight From An Emergency Landing. Here's Why That Matters.

In the days leading up to Black History Month, I boarded a flight from Huntsville, Alabama, to Denver — a brief stop during a long month of layovers. It was my eleventh work flight of the month, and my first near-miss.<p>After sleeping through my 4 a.m. alarm, I raced down I-65, barely beating the …

An Oscar-Nominated Documentary About Fine Dining and Life After Prison

As Thomas Lennon’s forty-minute Oscar-nominated documentary short “Knife Skills” begins, it’s opening night at Edwins, a new French restaurant in Cleveland. Just before showtime, a sharp-dressed proprietor in a pink necktie talks to his staff in the dining room. “This is going to be the most …