Ryan Thomas Wallenfelt

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4 VCs were asked what the hottest area of fintech is right now — all they could talk about was insurance

At the Economist Finance Disrupted conference in London this week, three out of the four VCs on the panel "Unicorns vs. Unicorpses" named insurance specifically when asked what was of most interest to them as an area for investment.<p>The sector was name-checked by: Yann Ranchere, a Geneva-based …

Venture Capital

31 Free Entrepreneurship Courses Worth Taking in 2017

Do you want to launch a business this year? Or may be you need help to grow your business. You can now take excellent entrepreneurship courses in the …

Entrepreneurship

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Architecture

12 Business Ideas You Can Start Working on Right Now

Ready to become an entrepreneur, but lacking a great idea? We've got a dozen of the best.<p>You've got the itch. You're fed up with your day job. You're totally self-motivated and willing to work a ton. You don't mind taking a little risk if it could lead to something great. You can network like a …

Small Business

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not actually ever <i>alone.</i><p>Since then, I’ve joined different “solo …

Solo Travel

The Surprising Lesson Tupac Teaches Struggling Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still making music.<p>Can someone explain how that's possible? Seriously. He's produced 15 albums --10 of them posthumously.<p>In a period of five years from 1992-1996 he created a dozen albums, …

Entrepreneurship

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

Self-improvement

If you want to be more successful, stop networking

The biggest reason why connecting with people benefits you is simple: It allows you to extend your reach further, which in turn allows your ideas to make a much bigger impact.<p>The result is that you achieve your goals a lot faster with a few key friends to help you out than if it is just you, …

Success

8 industries robots will completely transform by 2025

Just as ATMs changed banking and computers took over the home and workplace, robots and artificial intelligence are going to transform a bunch of industries over the next decade.<p>By 2025, a machine may be putting together your driverless car in a factory with no human oversight. A robot maid could …

ATMs

!!! | Features

“I would say this is actually the year I re-embraced rock,” says !!! frontman Nic Offer over a crystal-clear line from Japan. Perhaps not surprising …

Anthony Kiedis

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

Here's a simple trick to make people like you in 2 seconds

<i>Quick: Smile! But not too broadly. Introduce yourself — but not so fast!</i> Time's up.<p>Fortunately, there's a simple psychological strategy for combatting the anxiety associated with meeting new people. The trick? Don't think of them as new.<p>Instead, you'll want to do what speaker and author Nicholas …

Talk Shows
Scott Pruitt

PANERA CEO: Robots will replace our labor 'like the sun comes up in the morning'

According to Ron Shaich, founder and CEO of Panera Bread, a tech revolution is coming, and it will be bad news for many workers.<p>"Labor is going to go down," Shaich said Wednesday in a quarterly earnings call. "And as digital utilization goes up — like the sun comes up in the morning — it is going …

McDonald's

The No. 1 Most Important Relationship Skill -- And How to Learn It

I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, "What We Really Want and Almost Never Get," about the profound importance of listening in relationships. The comments confirm that what men and women alike most desire in our relationships is to be heard without judgment and understood where …

Relationships

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

These Two Entrepreneurs Found a Great Way to Work Smarter, Not Harder

And out of their struggle, they made a product to help others.<br>Read More

Success

Magic Leap Shows A Glimpse Of Its Augmented Reality Tech

The buzzy startup showed two brief clips of massless "objects" overlaid on the real world.<p>Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that is backed by Google, has mostly kept quiet about its technology that lets people see fantasy creatures and other massless objects overlaid on reality.<p>But …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

Lord Sugar tells his Apprentice to invest in property if he wants to be wealthy in business

Mark Wright, winner of last year's Apprentice, says Alan Sugar advises entrepreneurs to put their money in property<p>Lord Sugar may be looking for a new business partner in the next series of The Apprentice, but the self-made entrepreneur apparently believes that property development is still where …

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The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

‘We need World of Tanks gamers to operate robot tanks’ – Russia’s weapons chief

“<i>We need no tankers now, we need World of Tanks players</i>” Rogozin wrote in a Monday tweet.<p>Теперь нам нужны не танкисты, а игроки из worldoftanks.ru ) …

The world's 18 greatest cities for food

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship

This couple spent their honeymoon on a luxury safari in Tanzania — here's what it was like

They wanted a trip that was active and exciting but also luxurious.<p>They spent six days in the Singita Grumeti Reserve in northern Tanzania — which Conde Nast Traveler named the best hotel in the world — and six days in Zanzibar.<p>Morgan said the best parts about the trip was the privacy the couple …

Asia Travel

The Top 10 Cities For Millennial Entrepreneurs

New survey data reveals the cities that are friendliest to small businesses started by young entrepreneurs.<p>Millennials may be the most studied generation in history, caught in the confluence of the technology they actively use and the creation of data from all that activity. As analysts slice and …

Small Business

Here's everything you need to know about coffee at work

On National Coffee Day, it’s good to reflect how closely work and coffee go together. Heaven knows workers spend enough on it: an estimated average …

Coffee