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After heavy restructuring, London on-demand delivery app Jinn claims to be ‘profitable’

Jinn, the U.K.-based same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app that operates quite similarly to Postmates in the U.S., has gone through a turbulent time of late. This saw the company withdraw from all markets outside of London last month, as part of several rounds of mass-layoffs. Operations in …

Here Is Why Confidence Will Always Trump IQ

Having a high IQ is great, but confidence is a much more potent trait when it comes to success in the workplace and in life.<p>Why is it that the smartest person you know and the most successful person you know are not always the same person? Given the emphasis placed on IQ by society today one would …

The 50 coolest new businesses in America

Dozens of cool, innovative businesses pop up across the US every day, bringing new technologies, entertainment options, and services to their local communities.<p>Throughout the year, we've highlighted several of these small, independent businesses that have opened over the past five years or so in …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2016

New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine–even an entirely new economic system. Here are 10 new ways we can start transforming the world for the better this year.<p>It will be easy to feel better about humanity when you read these 10 ideas. They’re all examples of how advances in science, …

Searching for the Next Silicon Valley: Alec Ross Forecasts the Industries of the Future

Alec Ross was Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation when she was Secretary of State, and he helped craft her groundbreaking open internet agenda. Since leaving the State Department, Ross has traveled the world advising businesses and governments on technology and innovation policy. Now, …

How To Build A Billion Dollar Company: The Method Behind Today's 'Unicorn' Madness

Billion dollar companies are being created at a faster pace than ever before, so there are plenty of opinions in the bubble or bust debate. I won’t bore you with more.<p>What we discuss often at the Founder Institute, however, is how these billion dollar companies are being created in our current …

Venture Capital

A Report From The Hot And Cool Nordic Venture Scene

I’m on my way home from the annual Nordic venture conference, called “Slush”. Some say the name refers to Helsinki’s November weather, which was indeed cold, gray, and wet, but it did not quite snow. The Finns just joke about their weather and focus their energy on business and hospitality.<p>Slush …

Today's Problem: I'm Trying To Give You Money, And You Don't Answer My Emails

I’m at a boring party with a bunch of my wife’s friends and find myself talking to one of the other spouses. Surprise! She owns her own marketing company, and works with local small business. It’s just her and a crew of freelancers that she uses. Now that’s interesting, because I’ve been thinking …

This Presentation Trick Makes You Sound Brilliant | Inc.com

Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But what does that really mean?<p>A few days ago, I attended a webinar that consisted of two presentations about something that I'll just call …

Public Speaking

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations At CES 2015

Once again, we scoured the edges of the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show looking for what we call Big Bang Disruptors.<p>Those are the innovations that enter the market both better and cheaper than existing products or services, creating the greatest …

Lowe's

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …