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I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Utomic Is The Lightest iPhone Case I’ve Ever Seen

Utomic is the smallest, lightest and possibly weirdest iPhone case I've ever seen.The post Utomic Is The Lightest iPhone Case I’ve Ever Seen appeared …

iPhone

Melbourne startup LiveHire plots a $10 million IPO: Why the founders are going public

A Melbourne HR startup has revealed plans for a $10 million ASX-listing that would value the company at $40 million.<p>Cloud-based HR productivity tool …

Startups

Mining workers fall from 'champagne lifestyle' to working poor as resources sector jobs wane

Months after thousands of people were made redundant from highly-paid resource sector jobs, many are living with ongoing financial stress that has …

How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known

A vegan college dropout who took acid and traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment, Steve Jobs was the greatest businessman in history.<p>But Jobs' ascent was neither simple nor straightforward.<p>Jobs' life story is well known to many, but as a quick reminder: Jobs was kicked out of Apple, a …

Doctors call for disclosure of all clinical trial results as governments spend millions on pharmaceuticals

International governments, including Australia, have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on an influenza drug that did not have credible clinical …

Medicine

Mark Cuban shares his 12 fundamental rules for entrepreneurs

In his book "How to Win at the Sport of Business," he breaks down a checklist for new entrepreneurs. We explain the "Twelve Cuban Rules for Startups" below.<p>Large sums of money and strong connections won't matter for the success of a business if its founder does not have the desire to crush the …

Entrepreneurship

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

The West Australian

Roller Coaster Ride Ahead: Business Predictions For 2015

December is often a time for reflection on our accomplishments over the past year, which can help us to set our sights, expectations, and strategy for the new year to come. Our forecast for 2014 was largely on point at least directionally, anticipating several key events:<p>Unemployment edged below …

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Dutch solar bike lane generates enough energy to power three homes

The Dutch are known for a lot of things, breaking with tradition is certainly one of them. The Netherlands recently announced that it’s readying a 230-feet bike lane with built-in solar panels. SolaRoad, the consortium who came up with the project along with the Netherlands Organization for Applied …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Stanford to teach 'how to start a startup,' with a little help from some famous friends

When Sam Altman took over as president of leading tech incubator Y Combinator back in February, he said that one goal was to expand the program’s …

3 Things That Happen When You Make a Million Dollars | Inc.com

If you're wondering when the right time to sell your business is, you may want to wait until your company is generating $1 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).<p><b>What's so special about the million-dollar mark?</b><p>The million-dollar mark is a tipping point …

Investing

So You’ve Got the Right People On the Bus. But What If It’s Not a Bus Anymore? | Inc.com

Jim Collins' book <i>Good to Great</i> is by universal acclaim one of the best business books there is--and rightly so. I'm an unabashed fan. One of the reasons it--and most of his other books--are such hits is because he has a storyteller's way of explaining business growth concepts using easily grasped …

Business Strategy

Entrepreneurs Can't Afford to Have Funnel Vision

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us entrepreneurs came up learning to focus our time on the traditional sales funnel. It was “buy or goodbye” as we converted hot leads and prospects into customers.<p>We ignored past customers and took current customers for granted …

The Best Way to Grow Your Business Is to Hire More Achievers | Inc.com

There are two types of candidates companies typically hire: the best of those who apply or the best available. I call the best available "achievers." They rarely apply. They typically are referred by an employee or sourced by a recruiter. I define achievers as those in the top half of the top half. …

Human Resources

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, …

Motivation

75 Inspiring Quotes You Need to Read About Leadership | Inc.com

Leadership is lonely. No matter how big your team, sometimes it's just you--which means you sometimes need to look inside yourself for motivation and inspiration.<p>Or you can find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that...and done it well.<p>Here are some of my favorite …

Motivation

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

A Diamond in the Rough: Reinventing a Sleepy Mortgage Company | Reinvention Central | Inc.com

Transformation and reinvention often happen when you come in contact with something bigger than yourself.<p>In Paul Doman's case, it was his partnership with a private equity firm that enabled him to purchase a company in which he saw a lot of potential.<p>Doman, a Cleveland mortgage title executive, …

Real Estate

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

15 Ways to Find More Time to Think | Inc.com

One of the smartest entrepreneurs I know, a man who is generally positive and upbeat, was complaining.<p>He had just offered one of his senior people a substantial promotion--and raise--but it would mean the employee would have to move to the other side of the country, uprooting his wife and their …

Voice Mail

Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in …

Eco Fashion

4 Billionaires on How to Profit From Failure | Inc.com

Few people in the world like to fail. Success is so much more pleasant. But if you're an entrepreneur, you can often learn much more from failure than from success. You just need the right way to think about it--as an opportunity, not as a permanent roadblock.<p>Some of the most successful (and …

Entrepreneurship

3 Things to Evaluate in a New Online Business Tool | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, we rely on various business apps and tools to make our jobs easier and more efficient. If you work in technology (like me), your company probably uses heaps of online tools internally, besides your own, to run your business.<p>That's certainly true for my e-mail marketing software …

Business Strategy

Taking the Plunge

<i>(A talk I gave this week to a UWA undergrad class, entitled “Taking the Plunge: 10 lessons for entrepreneurs”)</i><p><b>1. Start Up is Easy</b><br>Starting a business …

Plunge in number of homes for sale in Perth

The number of homes for sale in the Perth metropolitan area has fallen to its lowest level in more than six years.<p>The Real Estate Institute of …