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Product Design Tools On a Startup Budget

If you want to pursue a new side project, launch an app, or build a startup, the beginning stages are typically lean. You don’t want to sacrifice …

Probably The Most Hopeful Economic Policy Of The Past Year: African Free Trade Zone

None of us tend to pay all that much attention to economic news coming out of Africa: we’re all rather inured to the continuing tales of disaster from that benighted place. However, perhaps we should start paying more attention because there’s a double economic revolution going on there. Yes, of …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

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What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Does it matter that Silicon Valley's unicorns are overvalued?

Square's IPO has shown the rollercoaster ride that overblown private valuations can result in<p>Are technology’s “unicorn” startups dangerously overvalued or not? Both tech evangelists and critics have strong positions on either side of the argument: on the one hand, it’s now easier than ever to reach …

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the hoverboard craze

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and one of the most sought-after gifts is loved by celebrities and athletes alike, happens to be illegal to use in some countries—and catches fire on occasion. The hoverboard is everywhere right now, and Quartz has complied a guide to help you understand …

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What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If 25 years ago you asked a classroom full of college students about their career aspirations, you likely would have received much different answers than you would today. Inspired by entrepreneurial success stories highlighted by the …

Airbnb is fighting a critical war in its own back yard this week

It's an understated title for a man nicknamed the "Master of Disaster" who's the general of Airbnb's relentless march into every city on the globe.<p>The home-sharing site is in all but three countries: Syria, Iran, and North Korea. But Airbnb didn't need to hire a political heavyweight like Lehane if …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

6 Things Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Mark Cuban

Shark-infested waters: what you can learn about swimming in the treacherous currents of entrepreneurship.<p>Mark Cuban: wildly successful entrepreneur, savvy media presence, and source of great startup and leadership lessons.<p>But don't just take my word for it. Another guy who feels this way is Ed …

What the top venture capitalists say about the tech bubble

By<p><i>Are startups overvalued? Are there too many billion-dollar “unicorns”? Are we in a tech bubble?</i><p>It’s standard interview fare, especially for venture …

Lessons Learned in the First 12 Months of Being a Startup CEO

At the beginning of any new venture, the entrepreneur usually spends a lot of time doing most of the work herself. This often means product …

THE CRISIS: The decline of Berkshire Hathaway's stock from Triple-A status

<i>From Alice Schroeder’s new chapter: THE CRISIS: The decline of Berkshire Hathaway’s stock from Triple-A status in the updated (and condensed) version</i> …

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A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now

When starting a business, you need all the help you can get. Use these six TED Talks to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a …

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

Your brain has limited capacity: Here's how to maximize it

You can't find your keys again. You forgot to buy milk. You were supposed to call your niece to wish her a happy birthday – three days ago.<p>Don't worry, you're not losing your mind. It hasn't adapted to deal with modern life, according to Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and bestselling author of <i>This</i> …

How to Fix Slow Wi-Fi in Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

Lately I had a couple friends who just picked up some new 2013 27-inch iMac desktops and upon setting up their machines—they noticed incredibly slow …

Five Canadian mortgage market predictions for 2014

<b>1.</b> <b>New mortgage rules</b><br>Expect more rule tightening in 2014 designed to reduce mortgage risk for lenders, mortgage default insurers and the government. By definition, those rules will make it slightly harder to get approved for some mortgages and further slow the housing market.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Credit unions will</b> …

All-in-one simplicity: The portfolio in a box

Investing these days is like sitting down at a restaurant with a 500-page menu.<p>Even savvy investors can be overwhelmed by the number of investment choices available in Canada: 355 exchange-traded funds, 17,517 mutual funds and 1,977 individual stocks and other securities listed on the Toronto Stock …

Wanted: People who can crunch numbers and see the future

Evan Garmaise describes himself as a bit of a gearhead and a numbers guy who's interested in management. He says it was hard to find a role that combines his talents, despite his computer science degree and MBA. So the 32-year-old analyst was excited to spot an ad for a program that provides …

U.S. shale oil boom could re-write the Canadian economy’s oil story

As a net commodities exporter, Canada has benefited from strong energy prices over the past decade. Indeed, the surging terms of trade (export prices relative to import prices) have stimulated corporate investment and job creation across the country, particularly in the Western provinces. …