Kevin KoChen

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How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

Jon Stewart’s Secrets for Managing Creativity on ‘The Daily Show'

Despite the tight control Stewart maintained, he left things loose enough to nurture inspiration and improvisation.<p>Jon Stewart knew what it was like …

Infographic: How to reach each generation on social media

As a communications professional, you keep up with industry trends and research.<p>If you read too much, though, it’s easy to get overwhelmed:<p>“Get on …

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Books

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

Self-improvement

Shares of Tableau plunge nearly 50% after company posts $41M loss in Q4

Shares of Tableau Software fell more than 35 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the data visualization company reported a $41 million loss …

7 Scientifically Proven Habits Of Charismatic Leaders

For charismatic leaders, it all comes down to how you make others feel.<p>Some people just seem to have it: The way they communicate energizes others and makes people to want to be around them. They have what’s commonly referred to as charisma.<p>This is no small matter, as any of the U.S. presidential …

Five Reasons Fear-Based Management Is The Only Kind We Know

Even smart and empathetic people can react strongly the first time they hear about trust-based leadership. Everybody likes the sound of the word ‘trust,’ but putting trust-based leadership into action takes patience and humility, and these are not typically virtues we honor in the business …

How to Totally Own Your Next Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Meet Cal Henderson, the 'nerdy Brit' conquering Silicon Valley

Messaging start-up Slack is the young entrepreneur's second runaway success story - just don't ask him to create a videogame<p>Serial entrepreneur Cal Henderson, 35, is one of the Brits making serious waves in Silicon Valley. The self-confessed “nerd” from Cambridge is now at the helm of Slack, the …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Time Management

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

Why Management Dashboards And Analytics Will Never Be The Same Again

A picture can paint a thousand words, the saying goes. But unless we know how to decode its message, a picture can also be difficult to read.<p>Words, on the other hand, usually have a very direct meaning and are simple to understand. But critical messages can be lost if they are not used in an …

Big Data

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction | Salon.com

<b>Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill (Wikimedia/AP)</b><p>Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction<p>Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>David Adam<p>February 7, 2015 7:30pm …

Winston Churchill

3 Ways To Keep Up Your Team On Track

Too many startups lose out on great business model because of dumb mistakes.<p>When your company is hitting its stride, you feel it. The team is excited, customers are pouring in, and your job seems easy. These are the highs of entrepreneurship, and one of the best positions a founder can be in. While …

Business Strategy

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

<i>This article co-written with Ken Goffman.</i><p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions …

What the FCC's New Net Neutrality Move Means for Video - A Lot

I have to say, I went to see Tom Wheeler at CES out of some distant hope that he’d be an agent of change. For as long as I can remember, the FCC has been in the vortex of the communications storm – hampered by complex regulations, powerful lobbying forces, and Presidents who seem to be flummoxed by …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Man Pours Oil Over A Speaker. When The Music Starts It's Hypnotizing

Nigel John Stanford is a musician from New Zealand who is well-known for his work in the genres of ambient and new age music. In the video below, you …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, bamboo bikes and mud houses

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>One of America's most innovative solar power plants officially opened in the Mojave Desert this past week, and it's expected to provide enough energy to power …

Watch robots generate improvisational jazz music and dance

Robotic musicianship doctoral candidate Mason Bretan at Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology filmed this intriguing robotic jazz performance …

Astronaut tweets hello to the Bay Area with stunning photo of the region

Bay Area residents got a pleasant surprise when Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti posted a picture of the region from the International Space Station on Tuesday morning.<p>Cristoforetti often posts pictures from the station of different sites across the world, including the Himalayas and the …

Space Science

The largest ever Hubble photo shows Andromeda’s glory

Taking high-resolution photos of your neighbors is usually frowned upon, but not when the neighbor in question is the Andromeda galaxy and the camera …

On January 26, Earth will have closest asteroid flyby until 2027

It’s not the space rock NASA is looking to target for its Asteroid Redirect Mission, but if an asteroid dubbed 2004 BL86 was just a few years later …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Space Images 2014: The Best, Most Creative And Most Amazing Pictures of The Year

It's been an amazing year for space. Yes, in a sense they all are, celestial cosmology being the extraordinarily ace thing that it is. But still. …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.