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7 Things You're Relying On In Life That Are Only Holding You Back

The road to hell is paved with good intentions – and probably in the form of misinterpreted life advice.<p>There are so many cultural narratives about the roads that will lead you to success that are unhelpful at best, and destructive at worst. We take concepts like “willpower” and “passion” and …

Self-improvement

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

A CIO’s Roadmap for Next Gen technology trends in 2018

Forrester in its recent research grouped the upcoming technology trends in three for the CIOs to focus their attention while drafting their roadmap …

Big Data

3 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Improve Yourself in 2018

Make the leap from who you are to who you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network Partner Ben Angel wants to help you get out of your comfort zone so you can become the person you want to be and achieve your goals. He starts by …

Entrepreneurship

Forget Bitcoin and Ethereum: Say Hello to Qtum

This business-focused blockchain developer aims to combine the best of bitcoin and Ethereum, with a twist.<p>This turned out to be a truly incredible …

Blockchain

I coach entrepreneurs and execs — and they do 10 things to go from good to great

No matter who you are, there's always room for improvement. And there always will be.<p>Because when you hit pause in your busy life and reflect on your emotional well-being, small parts of your life in which you are not fulfilling your true potential bubble and rise to the surface.<p>When you stay busy …

Self-improvement

Why Mixed Reality is Going to Transform Business

Fortune 500 companies are getting very excited about what holograms can do, and with very good reason. Mixed Reality (MR) brings together the best of …

5 Startup Ideas For Jumping Into Virtual Reality

Is there really any doubt it's the Next Big Thing?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While companies like Magic Leap and Oculus Rift are spending millions of dollars to develop their new Virtual Reality products and VR startups are raising enormous amounts of money from …

Virtual Reality

His dad founded Chuck E. Cheese. Now he's opening virtual reality fun zones.

Back in the day, a visit to Chuck E. Cheese was the most exciting thing ever: pizza, ball pits, and creepy singing robots.<p>Now the son of the man who …

The Obamas bid farewell with a VR White House tour

President Obama and his family have just a few more days left in the White House, but they're not leaving without one more surprise. Together with Facebook's Oculus, they've filmed a virtual reality experience where they guide you through the building's iconic rooms. Dubbed <i>The People's House</i> (which …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

National Parks

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

How To Speed up a Mac? Just these two applications and your Mac will go like lightning!

Most of you these days to install a brand new operating system Apple MacOS labeled Sierra, bringing not only news but also better optimization. So …

Global Warming

2 REITs That Could Plunge 20% - And 2 To Buy Now

Are real estate investment trusts in a bubble? The evidence is mounting—especially in the big names many investors see as sacred.<p>Today we’ll look at two “frothy” trusts you should watch like a hawk if you hold them … and avoid if you don’t. Further on, I’ll show you two REITs that are terrific buys …

Investing

This Book Explains CEO Satya Nadella's Thinking -- And Microsoft's New Culture

<b>UNDER NEW</b> <b>LEADERSHIP</b> (as of February 2014) Microsoft is on a roll. Its stock has crushed that of other tech giants and the market. Microsoft’s late-start catch-up to Amazon in cloud services is remarkable.<p>Curious to know how CEO Satya Nadella has steered Microsoft from its recent near total reliance …

U.S. Army

5 TED Talks to Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Leadership. It's a simple concept -- but, not such an easy skill to master. In fact, being an effective and inspiring leader requires some serious thought, consideration, and (believe it or not) practice.<p>Luckily, there are plenty of people out there with tons of insights about what makes for a …

TED Talks

7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the …

Self-improvement

IBM cuts down Amazon with cloudy 10-year ShopDirect deal

IBM has landed a 10-year cloud and services contract with one of the UK’s biggest and most aggressive privately held firms.<p>Shop Direct, the firm …

Cloud Computing

How To Enter Extensions For Conference Rooms In Contacts App [iOS Tips]

We’ve all had to do it: make those conference calls to services that require you to enter in a code, or a room number, or what have you.<p>If you call these numbers frequently and want to save a little time, you can enter in the extensions and codes into your Contacts app, but you’ll want to code in …

How to Launch a Startup Without Writing A Line of Code

<i>Tal Raviv is the co-founder of Ecquire. This post was originally published on OnStartups.</i><p>There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code.<p>Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even …

oDesk and the Future of the Workforce Marketplace

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). In mid-October, oDesk held a programming contest for freelancers registered on the platform. The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and …

Do Lean Startup Principles Have a Place in the Enterprise?

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by James Donelan, the VP of engineering at MuleSoft, provider of the world’s most widely used integration platform.</i><p>There is a lot of talk about the lean startup and whether it works or not. Some proclaim it is critical to the success of any startup and …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Haters Gonna Hate My Mobile Dream System

I’ve been exploring for months what the ultimate mobile setup would be — my laptop, tablet, phone and other mobile devices — and now I’m starting to put it together.<p>There’s no way around it: The Apple, Android and Windows fanboys are all going to hate my conclusions and barbeque my decisions.<p>Why? …

Rory vs The Robot

Golf

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Graphic Design

The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation

The US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the “ringleader” in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have …

Freedom of Information