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5 waves of technology disruption that are just getting started

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to …

7 Entrepreneurs You Should Start Following Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want some inspiration? Start following inspiring people. And when I say “follow,” I am not referring only to Twitter, although that is an excellent starting point. I mean follow as in study, investigate, hear, heed, sit at their feet and …

Seven secrets of self-made multimillionaires

First, understand that you no longer want to be just a millionaire. You want to become a multimillionaire.<p>While you may think a million dollars will give you financial security, it will not. Given the volatility in economies, governments and financial markets around the world, it's no longer safe …

NASDAQ Finally Launches Its Market For Privately-Held Companies

Just as the JOBS Act kick-starts bigger markets for shares of privately held companies, NASDAQ is launching its own entrant in the field.<p>The U.S. stock exchange, which hosts tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook, is finally opening its private company marketplace to let growth-stage …

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

Dyson wants to build domestic robots that 'see and think' like we do

The British company invested £5 million in a robotic vision lab in London<p>Is Dyson readying its own take on the autonomous Roomba vacuum cleaner? The British appliance company has invested £5 million pounds (about $8.2 million dollars) in a new robotic vision laboratory at Imperial College in …

Successful People Start Before They're Ready.

{Richard Branson via under30ceo.com}<p>By James Clear<p><i>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school.</i><p>With the help of a friend, he …

Startup CEO salary: how much do founders pay themselves?

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>The company collected salary data from 11,160 startups around the world that use its …

How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …

How Biz Stone’s Biggest Mistake Spawned Twitter

“The first, second, third company I went to work for, somehow I screwed them all up. Doing startups is all about making mistakes,” Biz Stone nervously admitted onstage at the New Context Conference in San Francisco. He’d just confessed that he didn’t prepare anything so will talk about his biggest …

Programming with people: Fancy Hands lets developers add human workers to apps

A startup wants to take Amazon's Mechanical Turk concept to the next level<p>Eight years ago, Amazon revolutionized the way companies could draw on human labor by creating its Mechanical Turk platform. With "MTurk," as it is sometimes known, workers could be delivered the same way Amazon sold …

Market first, code later

How the full-stack marketer breaks the rules to get started<p>Most startup projects fail because they never even get off the ground. Ideas stay in the …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

How JPMorgan invoked Twitter's wrath

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The Ultimate Guide to Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's not uncommon for busy entrepreneurs to wear their lack of sleep like a badge of honor. But boasting that you survive on a handful of shut-eye each night is nothing to be proud of. Countless studies have shown that sleep deprivation …

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

How to Finance a Startup Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got an awesome idea, a slick name in mind and the garage space to start your dream business -- but not the cash. I'm not surprised.<p>Financing a small business -- especially a startup -- is an uphill battle in a crowded field. In the …

7 Ways Managers Can Strategize More Effectively in the Digital Age (Infographic)

Think you know everything about digital tech you need to manage a business? Think again.<p>Digital strategies for managing are constantly transforming, presenting new opportunities for business leaders. However, these changes can be overwhelming. Managers need to ditch their egos and take time to …

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How great would it be to be a fly on the wall as some of the biggest companies are developed? Or to hear about the challenges entrepreneurs have faced on the road to their first million? Last week at the third annual Chicago Ideas Week, a …

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I use the same strategy over and over again to develop new product ideas for different industries -- including industries that are largely unfamiliar to me. Yes, it is important to develop expertise, but I think most entrepreneurs fail to …

Looks Can Be Convincing: To Get Promoted, Just Appear Competent

If you’re confident enough, new research suggests, people will think you’re right.<p>In a perfect–or at least more rational world–the most qualified people would rise fastest. But new research suggests that just appearing to be competent is as important to getting ahead.<p>How so? Think about why …

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 3 Tips on Getting Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a student at the University of San Diego, I have been learning about the fundamentals of business in class. While useful, it wasn't until I started going door-to-door selling mobile apps for my real estate tech startup Rivolix that I …

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Wait 24 Hours Before Getting Mad and Reacting About Anything

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first …

SparkLabs Launches Global Seed-Stage Fund

There aren’t a tonne of funds focused on seed-stage funding worldwide, but we can add a new one to the list today. SparkLabs, the company behind the accelerator program in Korea, is expanding its scope with its first seed-stage fund that will “help great startups go global.”<p>Not only will the …

'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever wish you could hit the reset button on your brain the way you do when you reboot your computer? Marissa Vicario, a New York-based certified health and wellness coach, says it's not only possible; it should be a regular part of your …

Master Your 'Mingle-Ability': 5 Creative Ways to Network

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An extensive network is vital to your success as an entrepreneur. Thanks to social media, the process of meeting potential clients and customers has evolved over the years. Often people believe networking is a law of large numbers -- if …

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When students of my entrepreneurship course ask me, "How can I come up with more good ideas?" I always tell them to study the marketplace. I believe great innovations evolve from studying products that already exist in the market, …

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most frequent questions we hear from entrepreneurs is about the design cycle and how long it will take to develop an idea into a real product. Of course that answer totally depends on the complexity of the product, but by …