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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explains his famous one-character emails, known to strike fear in manager's hearts

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a notorious habit of sending his executives an email which has a single character: a question mark.<p>When the executive gets an email from Bezos that simply says "?" they know that Bezos is concerned about something because a customer complained, Bezos explained during an …

Customers

The Incredible Success-Boosting Benefits of Being Annoying

Starting a company takes grit and tenacity. And those qualities can manifest themselves as obnoxiousness. That's not a bad thing.<p>Ran Ma was a couple years out from studying biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, where she'd become adept at prototyping medical projects, when she decided …

Startups

The youngest person to travel to every country on earth has launched a 'travel Tinder' that lets people swap homes for $1 a night

The youngest man to travel to every country in the world wants to make conquering the globe easier for everyone else — and he swears it has nothing to do with making money.<p>29-year-old James Asquith, a London banker who had visited all 196 countries by the age of 24, recently launched Holiday Swap, …

Apps

Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

Workouts

YC-backed Playbook wants students to make plans online, hang out offline

Social planning apps have yet to take the world by storm. A handful of these apps tried and failed years ago, and even Swarm decided to ditch that methodology and focus on location logging.<p>But a new Y Combinator-backed company seems to be picking up traction. And shockingly enough, the winning …

Apps

In a Gun Control Vacuum, Social Enterprises Must Step Up

(Image by AK Rockefeller/Flickr) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>What's the difference between a social entrepreneur and a politician? The …

A 15-year-old Syrian boy is tweeting heartbreaking videos of Eastern Ghouta under attack from furious Russian and government airstrikes

15-year-old Muhammed Najem, who lives in the heavily bombarded area of Eastern Ghouta in Syria, first tweeted in early December 2017.<p>"I am Muhammed Najem I am fifteen years old I live in the eastern Gouta," Najem tweeted on December 7. "I will convey to you all the events which is being commited by …

Middle East

Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

Coinbase has some serious competition. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum with no extra fees, and everyone can track those and 14 …

Cryptocurrency

Riot Blockchain's CEO is pushing back against critics and trying to convince the world his company is serious about crypto (RIOT)

• <b>Riot Blockchain, one of the first companies to pivot to blockchain and see its stock skyrocket, has been accused of fraud.</b>• <b><br>In an interview with Business Insider, CEO John O'Rourke denied the accusations and outlined Riot's plan to fully realize its pivot to cryptocurrencies.</b><p>When Bioptix, a …

Cryptocurrency

How Blockchain Can Truly Revolutionize Higher Education

Back on the Chain Gang by The Pretenders has always been one of my favorite 80s songs. In fact, in the band my friends and I put together in law school, it was our best cover.<p>These days, it seems like we’re all back on a chain gang of sorts: blockchain. For the last few years, I’ve done my best to …

Higher Education
Ivory Coast

Forget Bitcoin, It's All About The Blockchain

Bitcoin gets headlines. I see them too. I admit it grabs attention, but the substance is blockchain technology. That’s why it’s critical to get familiar with blockchain technology. To do so, start here:<p><b>Blockchain is a public distributed ledger.</b> Throughout most of history, we’ve been living in a …

Blockchain

Here's Why Litecoin Is Up 32% Today

The “silver” of cryptocurrencies is now the fifth-largest by market cap.<p>The cryptocurrency market is having a generally positive day on Wednesday, …

How Learning To Tame Your Monkey Mind Is The Secret To Managing Stress

Last week, I wrote about how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the brains neuroplasticity to change the way they respond to stress.<p>The response I received from that article was overwhelming, with entrepreneurs from all over the world reaching out to learn more about confronting stress in their …

Meditation

Shop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices

Every day, most of us dress ourselves in items churned out by what is arguably the world’s second-most polluting industry.<p>Reportedly topped only by oil, the fashion industry is contributing to major environmental destruction – mainly because consumers insist on buying so many clothes at such cheap …

Sustainability

5 Tips to Help Busy Entrepreneurs Stay Healthy and Happy

Five pieces of active advice that could make a big difference in your lifestyle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in 2013, Gallup's Well-Being Index named business owners one of the most health-conscious groups in its survey. But, over the course of 2017, Americans' …

Entrepreneurship

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

20 organizing ideas from Houzz that'll help you make the most of your space — all under $100

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Houzz<p>If you haven't heard of Houzz, you probably haven't been scouring the internet for giant modern area rugs under $100 recently. Or, …

Everyone Is Going All the Way

TEL AVIV — It is hard to spend a week in Israel and not come away feeling that Israelis have the wind at their backs.<p>They’ve built an awesome high-tech industry, and everyone’s kid seems to work for a start-up. Even Israeli Arabs have caught the bug — the number studying for B.A. degrees at Israeli …

Middle East

David Sacks’s new startup wants to make it safer for old-guard industries to jump into crypto

SEC chairman Jay Clayton made clear today that his agency, along with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, remains acutely concerned about initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency trades. In fact, toward that end, they’d like more expansive powers when it comes to protecting customers on …

Cryptocurrency

7 Easy Ways To Build Early Press For Your Startup

Would you like your early-stage company to be featured in the news?<p>Big-name companies, like Apple and Google, are featured in headlines on a constant basis. Even accounting for bad publicity, you know they benefit enormously from that exposure; it’s virtually impossible not to know they exist, and …

Public Relations

Teenagers are more depressed than ever — and 7 adults who went undercover as high-school students almost immediately realized why

American teenagers are hurting.<p>In the past five years, depression and suicide rates among American teens have shot up. A 2016 study showed the number of teens who experienced a major depressive episode saw a 37% increase between 2005 and 2014.<p>The data suggest that the tandem of smartphones and …

Social Media

The Truth: Work-Life Balance Is a Lie | Inc.com

A shocking 97 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed reported working weekends and another 40 percent said they're "always working", according to a survey by <i>The Alternative Board.</i> But everyone has a personal life and letting your work life overwhelm all other areas is a great recipe for burn-out and …

Work-life Balance

This apparel startup fixed the worst part of shopping for clothes in stores — and it could defy retail's curse

Reformation, the "cool girl's" clothing company with stores in New York and Los Angeles, is expanding into brick-and-mortar at a time when retail brands are closing stores across America.<p>And the startup is crushing it. Reformation closed out 2017 with an estimated revenue just over $100 million — a …

Clothing

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study shows<p>Donatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines. For William S Burroughs, an old Dadaist trick helped: cutting pages into pieces and rearranging …

Creativity

Angered by the Rise of the 'Raw Water' Startup? Don't Be.

My, you could hear the howls as the headlines flooded social media platforms. “‘Raw water’ start-ups are cashing in on Silicon Valley’s controversial …

Startups

How Leasing a Car Affects Qualifying for a Home Mortgage

If you are on the verge of taking the plunge and buying a home, you should be aware of what mortgage lenders look for when they attempt to qualify …

Personal Finance

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Artificial Intelligence