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'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

Why Disney Doesn't Micromanage, It Overmanages

"People can feel perfection." -- Walt Disney used those words to explain to legendary Imagineer John Hench the importance of paying extraordinary attention to detail and exceeding Guests' expectations<p>"People can feel perfection."<p>Walt Disney used those words to explain to legendary Imagineer John …

HackerCare Aims To “Hack” Healthcare For Startups

In four years David Varvel went from no health insurance, to full coverage via the Japanese government, to purchasing a high deductible plan, and then full coverage through an employer. He said having to switch insurance that often was “painful.” But now the founder of Tiny Cat Loans, a community …

Want to retire? Double your savings rate

Though everyone’s situation is different, recent research shows that, on average, most Americans should double their current savings rates if they …

To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>LinkedIn groups can be a great resource for people looking to network on the career-social platform. Not only do they connect you with other like-minded people but also provide a bevy of information small-business owners and entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

Employment

4 Reasons That Young Adults Won't Sign Up for the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released data showing that 55 percent of Americans who enrolled in plans under the Affordable …

Tanaka time: Righty embraces anticipated debut

TAMPA, Fla. -- When Masahiro Tanaka tried on his Yankees pinstripes earlier this month, he said that there was no particular team or player that he …

Baseball