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Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …

How to Be An Innovator: Your Personal Roadmap

How to be more innovative? Some advice from the experts on how to design your personal innovation roadmap -- in three steps. Slides from a keynote presentation prepared for Queen's School of Business Innovation Summit, 2014.

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

A look behind the curtain: how Netflix redesigned and rebuilt its television experience

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>The Onion joked recently that Netflix (S NFLX) was going to introduce a new Browse Endlessly plan. For $5, it would offer …

First Made for iPhone hearing aid doubles as a high quality iOS headset

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The first Made For iPhone hearing aid launched on Monday, courtesy of GN ReSound from Denmark. Dubbed the ReSound LiNX, the …

Why Pricing Should Be Your First Focus, Not Your Last

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups often treat pricing as an afterthought. So eager they are to launch, that they wait to broach the question of price until right before their product hits the market. While this isn't uncommon, it's poor thinking from a strategic …

Business Strategy

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance | Inc.com

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend …

Entrepreneurship

Stunning Bodies of Water Around the World (Photos)

Nothing fuels our wanderlust quite like a vast pool of water—especially in the dead of winter. From the jungles of Bali to the lava fields of …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

Natural Gas

Spectacular Ocean of Flowers in Luoping, China

In the spring, the countryside of Luoping in eastern Yunnan, China turns into an ocean of flowers. It's that time of the year that the rapeseed flowers (or canola) are in full bloom. Photographers flock to this destination to capture the spectacular sight – rolling hills surrounded by bright yellow …

China

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Japan

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Master the 4 Secrets of Awesome Leadership | Inc.com

The role of an entrepreneur in the organization he or she built is becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. While entrepreneurs have always had to act as <i>managers</i> to move their organizations forward--taking on the traditional management roles of planning, organizing, leading and controlling--they …

Employment

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes | Inc.com

One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In general, if you can’t win over a potential investor in those critical three minutes, you will need to keep …

Business Strategy

When people use their smartphones and tablets, in charts

You might think people use their smartphones and tablets most when they’re out of the house: in the morning on their commute, or during the day at work. Probably not in the evening, when they’re at home with their TVs and computers.<p>This is exactly wrong. The chart above, first reported by …

Mobile

Facebook Continues To Simplify Ad Buying With New ‘Objective-Based’ Interface

When Facebook announced in June that it planned to eliminate half its ad units, it also outlined a broader vision for simplification, where the company could guide advertisers through the ad-buying process based on their objectives, eliminating any “guesswork.” Today, it sounds like Facebook is …

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The best, fastest, lightest eggplant technique you haven't tried yet. (It's in the microwave. Don't be mad.)</i><p>I'd like to make an announcement: You can cook …

New York Times

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Entrepreneurship