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10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Fundable and Indiegogo are responsible for some of the coolest projects coming out right now. The sky's the limit when it comes to these projects. Everything from a music label deal to food …

Crowd Funding

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More | Inc.com

Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. Here's why:<p><b>1. Your product is easier to buy.</b><p>Customers hate futzing around with …

Customers

The top reasons startups fail, according to Kai-Fu Lee

<i>Editor’s Note: The piece</i> <i>originally appeared on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kai-Fu Lee’s authorization. Lee is the founder of</i> <i>Chinese incubator Innovation Works ; he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.</i><p><b>Lack of focus:</b> Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained …

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What most entrepreneurs don't realize is that a new product takes a long, long time before it’s profitable. Figure about three years -- more than 1,000 days.<p>The last new product my company took on was a cloud-based Customer Relationship …

Profit

Want to Avoid Burnout? Get Some Variety in Your Life

I have a full time job working at an extremely unique nonprofit that serves as a donor advocate and sell side analyst to promote a Practical Cure for …

How To Give Feedback That Actually Inspires Improvement

No, writing: “Get better or you’re fired” on a Post-it is not the answer.<p>What’s it like to work without any feedback? To JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson, it’s like “driving a car with no speedometer, learning to cook without ever tasting your food, or playing basketball without a scoreboard.”<p>But …

Harvard Business School

5 Free Apps That Will Help You Master 3-D, Save Money, Go Hiking, And Much More

Hey, it’s almost the weekend. Have some free apps.<p>If you want to go for a hike, need to stop spending so much money (that you don’t have), or are interested in bringing your photography habit into the third dimension, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we …

Apps

The Huge, Hidden Benefits Of An Extra Hour Of Sleep

Deep relaxation, happier gene expression, and, oh yeah, a better memory can come with 60 more minutes of shut-eye.<p>It’s weird that we sometimes think we can go without sleep–since we’d be so much more productive with just a bit more.<p>The BBC’s Michael Mosley reports that increasing the quanitity of …

Sleep

Passion, Perseverance & Finding Your Dream Job

<i>One woman’s thoughts on why we should follow our passion, stay positive, and maintain a balanced lifestyle for maximum productivity. Jess shares her</i> …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

Critical Thinking

The surprising reason why some B2B tech startups fail

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Spiceworks.</i><p>Why do startups succeed? Usually, the credit goes to dynamic innovation and entrepreneurial energy. Why do startups fail? Often, it’s down to a simple—and surprising—reason: beta testing.<p>Many startups today are driven by an impulse to rush to market, …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

5 Smart Money Moves to Make Before You Hit 30

When it comes to creating financial stability for later in life, the earlier you start the better off you should be. There are numerous money saving …

Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The email newsletter model comes from some very humble roots, yet has grown into a powerful business model. …