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30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Startups

8 Steps to Launch an Idea, in Just a Few Hours

Thanks to the spread of "lean" startup techniques, today's innovators are smarter than ever. But in the race to launch that first prototype, some of them might be moving too fast.<p>Now that "lean" methodology has taken hold of startup culture, many founders and internal innovation teams grasp the …

Amazon Lockers Now Support Returns

It’s been a long while now since Amazon rolled out its Lockers service that allowed people to order items from Amazon and have them delivered to …

Gear & Gadgets

What Business Owners Can Learn From Taxi Drivers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to be a successful taxi driver?<p>It’s a competitive business. It’s impossible to raise your fares. There's long hours and it’s very, very hard work. Your customers can be tough, moody, impatient and sometimes downright unfriendly. …

why ALL MEN CHEAT on Loyal Women

By: Abayomi-Ebrahim Aseem Follow @fuel4thebody<p>Facebook.com/AEAseem<br>IG: @Fuel4TheBODY<br>Instagram.com/Fuel4TheBODY<br>Twitter.com/EbrahimAseem<p>When I confessed …

Are carrier-free SIM cards on the way?

<i>Jonathan Ah Kit</i><p>Does the fact that current SIM cards are tied to specific carriers actually benefit anyone other than the carriers? What if device manufacturers like Samsung and Apple could sell you smartphones with SIM cards already in them? Your network connection could change on the fly, or you’d …

You Can Pay Via Fingerprint With Samsung's Latest Phone

The company teamed up with PayPal to bring biometric scanning to its Galaxy S5<p>At Mobile World Congress today, Samsung announced the latest version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. If it's anything like the S4, lots of people will buy it. Since it has a larger number in the front, it will …

Scanners

7 Award-Winning Organizations Driving Social Change Throughout The World

Girls Not Brides is a worldwide partnership of over 300 organizations in 50 countries, all working to end child marriage within a generation. With …

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video

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Burger King will soon let you pay with your iPhone in its 7000 U.S. locations

Following announcements from other fast-food chains planning to roll out mobile payment and ordering systems this year, Bloomberg reports that Burger King will be the latest to let customers make purchases using a smartphone app.<p>The program will be introduced next month and should be in all of …

Here's the Big Problem With Chasing Customers on Social Media

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Well, the results are in. Social is doing a pathetic job of turning readers into customers. After all the hype has settled...after all the stock clamoring has died down, the truth is staring us in the face:<p>People don’t want to be customers on social …

How Do I Actually Execute On My Ideas?

You have a million great ideas but no follow through. Psychologist Art Markman shares how to finally take action in response to this week’s reader question.<p>The good news is that coming up with a truly great idea is half the battle. The bad news is that the other half of the battle can be a lot of …

This Brilliant Entrepreneur Is Making Money Off You Without You Even Noticing

<i>This is part of the "Unsung Heroes" series, highlighting outstanding individuals who don't always get the public credit they deserve.</i> <i>"Unsung Heroes"</i> …

Duolingo

If You Can Solve This Equation, You’re Ready To Build Your Brand

Driving brand innovation is not easy, but it is simple–solve the Innovation Equation and your brand will grow.<p>Imagine it’s 8th-grade homeroom: the bell rings, and you take your seat. Written on the board is the following:<p><b>X + Y + Z = $</b><p>The teacher walks in and announces that solving this equation is …

3 Pitching Tips From Notefuly, This Year's SXSW Startup Competition Winner

The co-founder of this year's March Madness-style startup contest at SXSW shares his secrets for showing off your business.<p><i>Editor's Note: For more college startup stories, stay tuned on Monday, March 17 as we announce Inc.'s Coolest College Startups of 2014.</i><p>SXSW Interactive wraps today, but the end …

You Cannot Solve What You Don't Understand

Why do so many attempts at innovative problem-solving fall flat? They target the wrong problem.<p>"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions."<p>-- Albert Einstein<p>We stumbled on this enlightened quotation recently, and …

2014: The Year of Video Marketing

If there’s even the smallest grain of doubt in your mind about the future of video marketing, now is the time to abolish these concerns & embrace …

How Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Spots a Million-Dollar Business Idea

Is your concept for a new product a zero or a hero? Shark Tank's Lori Greiner shares insights from her new book, Invest It, Sell It, Bank It.<p>Baseball. Apple Pie. Shark Tank.<p>If you're anything like I am, Friday night <i>Shark Tank</i> has become a can't-miss All-American family tradition. Like so many of …

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal has always been passionate about helping people see the world a bit more clearly. In 2009, Blumenthal founded Warby Parker with Wharton School classmates and friends Andrew Hunt, David Gilboa and Jeffrey Raider. In the last five years the inventive …

How a Really Small Change Makes People Really Happy

Want more customers? Do little things for them.<p>It's the most basic question in business: "How do I get more customers?"<p>Figuring out what drives peoples' decisions to work with you or buy from you can be a crucial, fascinating, and sometimes frustrating exercise. Think about your own consumer …

Customer Service

How A Tiny Startup Is Able To Make Your Phone's Internet 1,000x Faster Than 4G From Your Carrier

pCell is a new wireless technology that could eliminate the idea of dropping bars in cities and at big gatherings like conferences or sporting events.<p>That would mean that for many people, cell service would be reliable enough to replace their home broadband entirely.<p>You'd think that this technology …

4 Speaking Tricks That Work Every Time

Ditch the podium, stop scanning the wall, and connect with your audience.<p>For some reason, the old rules use every trick possible to...well, trick you. If something makes you uncomfortable, the rules immediately look for a workaround, some way to avoid the issue.<p>So here’s a shocker--attempting eye …

How your mobile is about to replace your wallet

The days of reaching for your credit or debit card could soon be over<p>These days, anyone buying a train ticket, a birthday card or some last–minute food shopping can settle using a quick one–tap payment – thanks to "contactless" technology.<p>The technology has not been without controversy – with some …

Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently had a wonderful conversation with my friend, Beck Tench. During our chat, Beck told me about an interesting shift in thinking that occurred while she worked at a science museum.<p>During her time there, Beck said that she learned …

Fish

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Word-of-Mouth Marketing

At SXSW, Wharton professor and author Jonah Berger shared what 10 years of research taught him about word of mouth.<p>On the second day of South by Southwest Interactive hoards of hungover techies and early birds streamed into the Hilton Austin to hear marketing expert and Wharton School professor …