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How to Present like a Pro!

One skill many designers should often work on is presentation. Designers of all levels can always benefit from a little more jazz in their …

10 opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups in Pakistan

If you have an idea and want to take it to the next level, you don’t have a room for an excuse now. In the past few years, we have seen Pakistani …

Startups

Why Ikea furniture sits well with startups

Americans have come to love Ikea for the 50-cent hot dogs, the “free crib for babies born nine months after Valentine’s Day” deal and the inexpensive, clean designs. The company, founded in Sweden and now based in the Netherlands, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its U.S. presence this …

Education startups find profit in re-examining the way we teach children

It’s a script John Mighton might have written himself: A playwright becomes intrigued with helping children learn math. He returns to school, gets a …

A CEO shares the best-kept secret about startups

Moving your startup to the Bay Area is not always a competitive advantage.<p>For the record right up front, I love the Bay Area, and I'm definitely not saying there aren't any advantages to running a startup there (there certainly are, especially a technology startup).<p>But, many first-time …

Six ways for start-ups to co-create with customers

How can you buy from, as well as sell to your customers? This question is counterintuitive for many businesses, yet a growing group of pioneering …

Here’s how you can make your startup stand out from the crowd

Mushrooming startups in India have taken the competition one level up as entrepreneurs are looking for aggressive and innovative ways to make their …

3 Startups Trying to End Walking Forever | Inc.com

Selling a personal transportation device in the post-Segway world is a risky business proposition, but that hasn't stopped entrepreneurs from trying to automate the process of walking.<p>Segway's two-wheeled self-balancing scooter never sparked the revolution that inventor Dean Kamen predicted. And …

This man's startup solves such a big problem, everyone he showed it to invested

AtScale came out of stealth a couple of months ago, and on Tuesday Mariani announced that he raised a $7 million series A round of funding.<p>That's not a lot of money by today's Internet Bubble 2.0 standards, but it's the people who have backed this company, and the story of how they came to back it, …

You’re Using The Internet Wrong: Here’s How To Finally Eliminate Digital Distractions

Yes, it’s possible to eliminate falling into the rabbit hole of digital distraction and still spend your entire day online. Here’s how.<p>Alexandra Samuel has 32,944 unread Gmail messages, not to mention the 98,000 unread emails in her archive alone. She also makes a living helping people better …

Dollar Shave Club Is Now Worth $615 Million

Dollar Shave Club, a darling of contemporary e-commerce thanks to its subscription razor deliveries, is now valued at $615 million, after raising $75 million in a new funding round.<p>The money should help Dollar Shave Club stave off competitors like arch-rival Harry’s and Gillette, which launched its …

Google’s Best Gmail Invention Finally Goes Live For Everyone

We’ve all sent that email, and regretted it two seconds later. There was a typo. Or a missed thought. Or one too many f-bombs. Six years ago, Google’s Gmail introduced a solution into their beta “Labs” settings–the option to “undo” the send.<p>Now, according to the <i>New York Times</i>, Google is finally …

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, And Adam Levine Are Investing In A Hot Mattress Startup

One of my favorite parts of the new tech economy is “startups” getting millions of dollars for promising to “disrupt” an industry using a business model that has basically remained unchanged for a thousand years. One such business is Casper Sleep Inc, which specializes in… wait for it… mattress …

The Shakeless Shake Bottle

The revolutionary Titan Mixer Bottle is the world’s first no-shake, easy-to-clean bottle for all your fitness fuel! One section stores your dry …

Traits of a Potentially Great Entrepreneur | Inc.com

You probably associate the word "entrepreneur" with passion: passion for building new software, for creating alternative energy sources, or for making gluten-free pizza. It's an association that makes plenty of sense -- people should have a real interest in the service their company …

¿Los ‘skinny jeans’ pueden afectar tu salud?

(Reuters) -<p>Los ‘skinny jeans’ pueden ponerte de rodillas, literalmente.<p>Una mujer fue hospitalizada durante varios días luego de que el uso de esta …

Por qué BlackBerry no ha muerto todavía

(CNNMoney) -<p>La empresa BlackBerry está probando que aún no está muerta.<p>La firma de telefónos inteligentes tuvo mayores pérdidas que las esperadas por …

Study: If you always use a specific number when you negotiate, you’re doing it wrong

Salary negotiations have plenty of artistry, but research is showing there’s also an underlying science.<p>The starting number can have a huge impact on getting what you want and how long striking a deal will take.<p>It’s been shown that putting forth a very precise number ($109,000 versus $100,000, for …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley22 hours …

Toma café en una taza hecha con granos de café

El tema del <b>reciclaje</b> y del <b>consumo responsable</b> nos lleva a buscar formar distintas de aprovechar cualquier material que en otros tiempos hubiéramos …

The bad habit that makes leaders less effective

When you make a mistake at work, there’s always the temptation to dodge the bullet by blaming someone else or explaining why factors outside your …

Warren Buffett is now the world’s richest cartoon character

Forget Sesame Street. Welcome to Warren’s World.<p>As in Warren Buffett, the investment guru who chairs Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +0.08% and sits atop a …

Investing

Why successful people leave work early

So many professionals believe the more hours they put in and the later they stay at work, the more successful they’ll be.<p>But a study published in the …

The disadvantage of being good at your job

Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent.<p>A new study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business …

This Gadget Washes Your Car With Less Water Than You Probably Use To Brush Your Teeth

Send a few to California, please?<p>Washing a car in the driveway usually involves a bucket or two, a hose, and so much water that drought-stricken California started slapping $500 fines on anyone who does it wrong. Inspired to create an alternative, a former software entrepreneur designed a new …

Arrange Your Living Room Furniture Like A Slide Puzzle

Your average living room set consists of a couch, a loveseat, and a coffee table. Maybe you spice things up with an accent chair. And in your home, there’s one, maybe two ways to arrange this furniture so it serves your day to day life.<p>Mosaico, produced for the furniture company Sancal by the …

From Archives: 5 ways food startups will dominate the startup ecosystem

“The future of restaurants is no restaurant" - startups changing the way we eat

<i>Image |</i> <i>Eatwith</i><p>“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, …

Startups

Why Do So Many Start-ups Fail?

Every year, legions of start-ups come roaring out of the gates armed with plenty of energy, passion and commitment with an innovative new product that will take the world by storm. The harsh reality is that a staggering 90% of them fail. How can so many well-meaning entrepreneurs misread the market?<p>…

Entrepreneurship

Startups, listen up: No, you don’t need an app

It seems like everyone who’s starting a business nowadays wants an app. They want to go <i>mobile first</i> and launch an app — maybe just on one platform …

Apps