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Cody McLain - President and CEO of PacificHost

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Meet The 25-Year Wall Street Veteran Trader Who Says He Lost His Job Because Of CYNK

CYNK Technology is connected to a "social network" site called Introbiz that purports to help people connect to celebrities and business leaders for a fee. However, CYNK does not appear to have ever had assets, revenue, or more than one employee. It has also been a mystery who is behind the company.<p>…

Wall Street

25 Things You Should Do Before You Die

Some Quora users offer a few ideas to break the routine in their responses to the thread: "What is something every person should experience at least once in a lifetime?"<p>The responses range from trying an extreme sport to discovering something life-changing about yourself.<p>We've summarized some of …

Paragliding

Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs From America's Greatest Risk Takers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, on Independence Day, many are thinking of summer BBQs, water sports and beer drinking in celebration of our national holiday. However, there’s much to remember about the Fourth of July for entrepreneurs. As the founding fathers …

Entrepreneurship

The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection

The “internet of things” is one of those odd phrases that can mean many things and nothing at the same time. On one hand, it describes a future that is rapidly becoming the present, with all sorts of objects—from televisions and watches to cups and streetlights—able to connect to the internet. On …

Internet of Things

PayPal freezes, then restores account of crowdfunded secure email startup

ProtonMail has raised more than $328k on Indiegogo, but is the latest company to fall foul of payment blocks<p>A secure email startup that has raised more than $328,000 on crowdfunding website Indiegogo saw its PayPal account frozen, then restored this week.<p>Swiss company ProtonMail has been raising …

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, …

Motivation

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Self-improvement

30 Career Moves You Should Make By The Time You Are 30

Making these moves in your twenties will pay off in your thirties and beyond.<p>For many people, their twenties can be a rich time for personal self-discovery–a period when you’re more willing to take risks and maybe even make mistakes along the way.<p>But they can also be some of the most formative …

Employment

How To Spot Your Own Strengths And Weaknesses (Before Your Boss Does)

There’s no shortage of tools to assess how well you are doing your job, but you don’t have to be so formal–there are clues all around you.<p>From 360-degree evaluations to personality testing, there are a range of tools designed to give your company and you deeper insight into where you shine and what …

Leadership

12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>“If it has to happen, then it has to happen first,” writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.”<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life …

Time Management

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

How Google Is Taking Over Our Lives

Call it innovation. Call it the tech evolution. Or the Internet of Things. Call it awesome. Or convenient. Some people call it kinda creepy.<p>Google is taking over our lives.<p>It's not anything terribly surprising. But maybe it is. Once you think about all those gloriously nerdy "moonshots" from Google …

Android News

Pick Your Path: Love or Fear

Norman Vincent Peal, the author of <i>The Power of Positive Thinking</i>, says there are two paths in life: love or fear.<p>It's that simple.<p>My friend's take on this is that most people travel both paths and sometimes at the same time.<p>For me, fear tends to strike in the middle of the night. Sometimes I can't …

14 Ways to Fix Your Out-of-Control Schedule and Maximize Productivity | Inc.com

From smart calendar apps to some obvious (but often overlooked) scheduling hacks, you can bend your daily calendar to your will -- and still leave time for play and family. But it does require that you focus, commit to a process and set aside real time for yourself. We asked 14 founders from Young …

Time Management

How To Stick To Your Habit Changes

Good habits are easy to aspire to and just as easy to break. How to stop the slippery slope.<p>Many times when we try to make a good change in our lives, it gets derailed early on by something out of our control.<p>Let’s say you start a diet, and your daughter makes some great vegan cupcakes and you want …

Cupcakes

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

Creativity

How To Get More Done By Having Less To Do

If your life feels like a constant game of tug-of-war, then it’s time to pare your existence down to its essentials.<p>Ask anyone how their life’s going these days, and either he or she will answer: “Busy!”<p>“I think it’s an almost universal experience right now that people feel busy but not …

Time Management

The Formula Behind High-Achieving Employees

When we interview candidates, we often try to predict achievement by looking at past success. But what if we could measure achievement more …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Business Online

Seven tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you're starting a small business online. I've seen thousands of …

Small Business

The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.<p>There is no secret formula for innovation, and a lot of great minds arrive at their creativity in many different ways.<p>Though we’d all like to crack the code for reaching our creative …

Creativity

The Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Inc.com

Launching--and sustaining--a successful business requires skills that don't always come naturally.<p>And while no two entrepreneurs are alike--each has his or her own unique story for how they started their company--there are characteristics and personality traits that successful entrepreneurs tend to …

Entrepreneurship