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Before Investing In A Startup, Study Their 4 M's

I was recently asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the questionnaire which evaluated the startups, I noticed that the questions being asked revolved around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and momentum. I thought that was a simple and …

Startups

The Seven Best Strategies For Using Photos in Web Interfaces

A memorable photograph on a website can single-handedly shape a brand’s entire identity,As sight-based creatures, we process visual data much better …

UI Design

Product management tools for startups

♬ Listen to this Story or Read it<p><i>Thanks to</i> <i>Ian Hogarth</i> <i>and</i> <i>Michelle You</i> <i>who wrote the document that inspired this one.</i><p>Although I’m fundamentally a …

To Raise Courageous Kids, Tell Heroic Stories

Your leadership role doesn’t end when you leave the office. Your kids are looking up to you, too. And how do great leaders inspire the best in others? They spark our imagination with epic stories of heroes and adventure.<p>“Before I was born, when I was in the tummy of my mother, my father would …

5 Words That Turned This Self-Made Woman Into A Multi-Millionaire

<i>This is Mentoring Moments (#12), a series of WOW-you-need-to-know-these stories from successful women of multiple generations. Mentoring Moments is now a podcast.</i><p>“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring” – David Bowie. This became my personal mantra.” That’s a recent …

A Millennial Stops Giving Excuses And Gets What She Wants

<i>This is Story #7 in the Mentoring Moments series — a collection of “wait until you hear this” stories (each told in under two minutes) from successful women of multiple generations. Stories for you to collect and share.</i><p>Sarah Kunst is a Forbes Under 30 who should be in her 50s based on everything …

19 books to read if you want to get rich

If it works for them, why couldn't it work for you?<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best books about managing your money and achieving wealth out there, from expert-recommended classics to some of our favorite new editions.<p>No guarantees, of course — but if you want to get rich, it can't hurt to …

Investing

The Best Free Stuff for Startups

When you’re starting a company, there often isn’t a lot of money to make your business grow. Especially at the early stage, free advice, tools, and …

8 Powerful Ways To Mold Your Children Into Leaders

We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate and authentic. We want their actions to inspire other people to be their best, to get more out of life than they ever …

Companies Drain Women’s Ambition After Only 2 Years

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Bain & Company recently launched a study that asked more than 1,000 men and women in a mix of U.S. companies two questions: “Do you aspire to top management within a large company?” and “Do you have the confidence you can reach top management?”<p>Women with two years or less …

How to Streamline Your Life to Have More Time

It's time to get your life in order. In 15 to 30 minutes, these tools can help you handle your home life and save hours every day.<p>With growing expectations at work and mounting social invites, finding time for yourself has become a difficult task. In general, our lives are becoming more stressed, …

Pets

Stop Playing Safe: Five Acts Of Daring In Uncertain Times

From falling off the “fiscal cliff” to “job going off-shore” – take a glance at today’s headlines and you’ll be quickly bombarded with reasons why you should hunker down, play it safe, and avoid all risk.<p>Headlines have a way of playing to our vulnerability. Too often they fuel our fear and raise …

Eight Inside Tips Game Changing People Use To Create Their Success

<i>Game Changing</i> people have an attitude of <i>make it happen</i>. They experience setbacks and fears like everyone, but are set apart by applying resilience and persistence to keep going after what they want –in career or business, or picking themselves up after a personal setback. Below I’ve identified …

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Why Women Are Ambivalent About Ambition

A quick personal story. Recently, someone invited me to speak at their TEDx event. “Who, me?” I thought. I waved them off with a polite, slightly embarrassed “no, what could I possibly have to say in a TEDx Talk?”, before I could stop myself. You see it’s very easy for us to be ambitious for …

The 100 Best Websites For Women, 2013

<i>With additional reporting by Kate Taylor</i><p>We couldn’t be happier to present the fourth annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites for Women than we are today—for this year more than any other this has been true collaborative effort by dedicated staffers, contributors and ForbesWoman readers. For that …