Robin Engelstad

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7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

21 must­-watch trailers from Paris Games Week 2015

So, we’ve just wrapped up the Paris Games Week 2015 PlayStation Press Conference. If you were watching our livestream, you’ll have seen a host of …

Gaming

58 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.<p>Whether that be a tool to manage your …

Small Business

Facebook may be the strongest marketing tool you have

Chew on this:<p>There are 4,000 unmarried senior citizens in Canada who like rabbits.<br>• There are 20,000 people in Canada who have been engaged longer than a year and like alcoholic beverages.<br>• There are 3,000 Canadian lesbians in their twenties who are parents.<p>Ten years ago, getting access to this kind of …

Why Customer Gratitude Trumps Loyalty

Brands want loyal customers. They buy more, pay more, and refer more. But research shows that loyalty is in decline. Consumers are considering more brands and switching providers more frequently than ever before.<p>So what can marketers do with their loyalty programs to earn greater trust, commitment …

Five RPGs Genre Fans Should Play When They’re Not Playing Fallout 4

This has been a crazy year for role-playing games, both in terms of traditional turn-based PC-style options and action-oriented romps through …

Top Productivity Tools for Business and Entrepreneurs

Every business owner and entrepreneur knows efficiency is imperative. Without smooth daily operations, it is impossible to set and reach market …

Apps of the month: October

GOOGLE KEEP<p><b>Android/iOS</b><p>Freshly available on iOS after its Android debut, this is Google’s rival to the Evernote service: a useful tool for quickly tapping out notes to yourself, organising them, and sharing them with family, friends or colleagues.<p>KHAN ACADEMY<p><b>Android/iOS</b><p>This has been available on iOS …

Apps

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

HBR STAFF<p>Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets.<p>I …

7 Must Have Apps for Small Businesses

There is a lot of technology out there, with new solutions becoming available every day.<p>We know it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep …

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Even if you work every day in the world of new-venture funding, as I do, the options are confusing, and their meanings seem to change on a regular …

7 tips for a knock-em-dead startup investment pitch deck from a top VC

You are a visionary who is going to change the world. One of the essential pieces in bringing your dream to reality is investment. To get the money, …

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 …

Freebies

Thngs

Thngs - Wikipedia of physical things. (Web App, Hardware, and Tech) Read the opinion of 17 influencers.

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

New documentary casts spotlight on design’s impact on a product’s success

One of the major components in developing an application, platform, or technological service is how it’s built, which is why engineers are often placed on a pedestal. However, it’s not just function that matters – appearance has a tremendous impact on the product’s success.<p>In recognition of this, …

25 hot Los Angeles startups you need to watch

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in the Los Angeles area. To do so, we spoke with investors, employees, journalists, and active members of the city's tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features young startups, some of which you may not have heard of yet.

Startups

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

The Destiny Knowledge Vault

The surprising benefits of feeling insignificant

In the grand scheme of things, you are a tiny blip on the Earth’s surface. And recognising that fact may make you a better person, writes David Robson.<p>Take a look at the video above. Feel small and insignificant, compared to the enormous, beautiful world around you? If so, you may just have become …

Psychology

Why Startups Succeed

Hint: It’s rarely pegged to funding.<p>Back in the spring, I digested a study entitled “<i>The Single Biggest Reason Startups Succeed</i>” conducted by …

Watch the Amazing Trailer for First-Person Gaming Inspired Movie Hardcore

There have been many movie adaptations of video games over the years, but few that truly recreate the thrills of playing the games themselves. The upcoming action thriller <i>Hardcore</i>, looks set to change this.<p>It's a blistering, first-person experience that draws direct influence from the gaming world. …

Eco Takes to Kickstarter

Survive or kill everyone, it's your choice.<p>Global survival game Eco has taken to Kickstarter to help fund its on-going PC development.<p>What’s a global …

A Tour of Today's Destiny 2.0 Update - IGN Video

Jose Otero and Destin Legarie walk us through today's patch, a precursor to Destiny 2.0.

9 Reasons to Invest in Apartments

I have been buying apartment properties for almost 25 years. With over 40 transactions in seven states I have bought and sold over $500 million in …

Real Estate

Technology startups, the latest 'gold rush'

It is one of the few industries where failure is celebrated and valued by investors Read more

Mates rates, gaming and all nighters – a graduate guide to startups

When I started my first business at the age of 17, designing and making chicken coops, it was a steep learning curve and the business grew quickly. I spent my gap year concentrating on the venture before studying product design at Bournemouth University. During my third year at university I stopped …

3 Keys To Starting A Company You'll Love

Last week while meeting with a new supplier, I was asked the familiar question, “How did you come up with the idea for BookPal?” It’s probably one of the more frequently asked questions I hear as an entrepreneur. What surprises me most is the number of people that interject with the statement, “You …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Google's new logo rollout went more smoothly than Yahoo's.</b> Google made the change at the right "life stage" for its brand, and the execution felt organic.<p><b>2. We found out what's going on with Truffle Pig, the ad agency Snapchat, WPP, and The Daily Mail launched at Cannes.</b> Truffle Pig's sell to …