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30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

8 Negotiating Tactics Every Successful Entrepreneur Has Mastered

How you would negotiate if you were talking for the other side? Now you know how your offer looks to them.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Deep down, we’re all a little greedy. We all want the best outcome for ourselves. We can’t help but consider what’s in our …

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture …

Looking To The Cloud: Entrepreneurs' Favorite Apps

Marketing and brand strategy consultant Rebecca Horan discovered her favorite cloud-based tool while starting her one-woman firm after a potential overseas client asked a simple question: How can I work with you?<p>“Here I had an eager prospective client and no way to accept payment from her, as I …

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.<p>Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that …

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Sydney median house price hits $1.15m

Property prices have increased yet again in Sydney, to a record $1,151,565 median house price over the March quarter, data released on Thursday shows.<p>…

Australia to introduce stricter rules on working visas

<b>Australia will introduce stricter visa requirements for skilled workers from overseas, the government said.</b><p>The 457 visa programme is used mainly to hire foreign workers in the restaurant, IT and medical industries - the majority came from India, the UK and China.<p>But PM Malcolm Turnbull said it …

Kids Notice Things Adults Completely Miss, New Research Says

Sometimes kids' "weakness" is actually a strength, according to recently published studies.<p>We usually assume that, as adults, we know more and can handle far more advanced cognitive tasks than our kids, but new research shows that our L.O.s may actually have the upper hand in <i>some</i> ways.<p>Two new …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.<p>Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable …

Record $760.9 million worth of property sold in Sydney

The Sydney auction market went nuclear on Saturday with a record-breaking performance ahead of the Easter break.<p>An unprecedented 1152 homes were …

New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps

With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications’ design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. As part of those guidelines, it also offered …

Melbourne close behind with a spike of 17.5% but ratings agency warns that a rising number of homeowners have fallen behind with payments<p>Sydney property prices have increased by almost 20% in just 12 months, putting the city at the front of a nationwide trend that has seen dwelling values increase …

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They are now the targets of an international investigation into the non-payment of tax or other criminal activity<p>Nearly 350 Australians have parked funds in Swiss bank accounts managed by financiers and lawyers promoting tax-evasion schemes, the federal government says.<p>They are now the targets of a …

Corruption

New South Wales,Flooding,Cyclone Debbie,Australia,Australia news,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Photography,Australasia<p>About 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in northern New South Wales as flooding continues to engulf the area and south-east Queensland following …

Australia

Sydney's in-ground street signals to combat wayward pedestrians on mobile phones

The in-ground lights only turn red to signal pedestrians to stop. They are switched off when the light on the nearby poles flashes green to signal …

Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles

Engineers are frantically working to solve engine problems on the Royal Australian Navy's two largest ships, with fears the Landing Helicopter Docks …

Australia may be closer to being a cashless society but it won't happen by 2020

The ABC has this week asked the question as to whether “Australia is on the brink of becoming a completely cashless society”. The question was …

Apple details new App Store ratings and review responses on iOS 10.3 for developers

Following the release of iOS 10.3 earlier today, Apple has offered up more details on support for developers engaging with users in the Reviews section of the App Store. Apple had previously announced that developers would be able to reply to app reviews, but now the company has offered up more …

15 Artificial Intelligence Predictions for 2017: Expect AI-as-a-Service, smart malware and a Digital Moriarty

AI certainly arrived with aplomb in 2016 with chatbots, digital assistants, Pokemon, Watson, and DeepMind just some of the AI companies and tech …

From Maps to Instagram, Uber to Snapchat – the top 10 app developments which have been copied, adopted or simply absorbed into everything else<p>Once upon a time, there was no “Google Maps” and “Apple Maps”. There was just Maps, the mapping app that shipped with the first iPhone. Where many of the …

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Chinese buyers to prop up Australian housing market: Credit Suisse

"The median price for a two-bedroom apartment in Shanghai is around $900k which is 25 per cent more than the median apartment price in Sydney. Also, …

CBA follows ANZ, Westpac to hike rates

The decision was announced after Westpac and ANZ flagged earlier on Friday that they would raise their rates for interest-only loans. The banks' rate …

British second world war veteran, 92, facing deportation from Australia

A 92-year-old second world war veteran in ailing health is facing the threat of being deported to Britain from Australia after he was refused a resident’s visa.<p>James Bradley and his wife, Peggie, 91, applied for permanent residency under the aged parent visa in 2007, when they moved to Sydney to …

Australia

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In | Inc.com

All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those who seek to thwart him. He prevails in the end by being loyal and true and never wavering from his …

Entrepreneurship

Childcare costs rise at five times the rate of inflation over single year

Australia’s childcare costs have risen at five times the rate of inflation over the course of a year, with the average hourly fee increasing by 7.6%.<p>The education minister, Simon Birmingham, said data released on Sunday showed the Turnbull government’s “temporary stop-gap” measures are not enough …

Australia

Sydney ranked 10th best city in the world for quality of life

Sydney has been named as the best city in Australia for quality of life and the 10th best in the world, in a global survey examining 450 cities.<p>The …

Adobe Is Building An AI To Automate Web Design. Should You Worry?

An experimental Adobe project brings machine learning and artificial intelligence to the graphic and web design worlds. That might not be a bad thing.<p>Adobe, one of the world’s largest and most powerful software companies, is trying something new: It’s applying machine learning and image recognition …

The best answer I’ve ever heard to “sell me this pen”

<i>Sell me this pen</i>. Possibly the <b>best sales one liner in history</b>. Haven’t heard it before?<p>Coined by Jordan Belfort a.ka. Wolf of Wall Street - I suggest …

Selling