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18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Co-founder and Partner of SWARM, Digital Agency<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some …

Entrepreneurship

43 Apps and Extensions Making Google Chrome the Best Small Business Browser

From collaboration to productivity, Google Chrome does it all for business users. In honor of National Small Business Week, here are 43 add-ons that …

Data Visualization: Language Variation Suite and Interactive Text Mining Suite

This workshop introduces two user-friendly applications, namely Language Variation Suite and Interactive Text Mining Suite, that allow researchers visually explore and statistically analyze language data. Written in R with Shiny app, these applications not only provide a web interactive interface, …

Data Visualization

10 Entrepreneurs Who Started a Wildly Successful Business After 40

Whether it’s Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg, America loves the story of the scrappy, young founder. Lost in that narrative is the fact that many …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

What will the next decade, century, or millennium look like?<p>Although no one knows for sure, many writers have imagined the future in their work, …

Books

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Aviation

The 50 most addictive mobile apps

You might be surprised to learn that the most addictive mobile apps aren’t necessarily the same apps that top the store charts.<p>Take a look at the list below (click to enlarge), based on data collected by my business division at SurveyMonkey, SurveyMonkey Intelligence.<p>Facebook is the most addictive …

Apps

The 30 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Time to dust off your passport.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to relax on a beach, get …

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

Entrepreneurship

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Richard Feynman

The Seven Must Read Books that have to be in the Shelves of Budding Entrepreneurs!

Running your own business is the new cool. With increasing young guns venturing into the mean and competitive space, world is now seeing the new era …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

Visions of Future Physics

Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.<p>Get …

Physics

Don't Be a Miserable Success: 5 Ways to Build a Great Business and a Great Life

If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.<p>Ask yourself: Is my business helping me lead a deeply …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

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Data Science

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

Startups (India)

How NoSQL Fundamentally Changed Machine Learning

<i>Guest blog post by William Vorhies</i><p><b>Summary:</b> <i>In just the six or seven short years since the first commercial implementation of a Hadoop NoSQL database</i> …

Machine Learning

Startup Funding in 5 Stages

Raising money for your startup is never fun, but it might be the only way to get your business off the ground. It is a time-consuming, and often …

10 ways you are unintentionally keeping yourself from happiness

Does it ever feel like you're constantly in the "pursuit" of happiness without ever actually feeling happy?<p>Even in the midst of life's trials it's …

Happiness

No cost training to becoming a data scientist

Data Science

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job

About to ditch employed life for entrepreneurship? Get through this reading list first.<p>You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an …

Entrepreneurship

The 22 books you should read before you quit your job to start a business

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with.<p>He's still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we'd seen each other since I'd given up on the industry in favor of entrepreneurship.<p>During his visit we talked a lot about the Architecture industry as a whole, our …

Self-improvement

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Entrepreneurship

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time<p>An experimental gene therapy reduces the rate at which nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients degenerate and die, according to new results from a small clinical trial, published in …