Santiago Beltran

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The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

Flashlight — do anything with Spotlight

Extend Spotlight with a catalog of plugins. Check weather, search Google, set reminders or write your own features.

Designing Collaboration Inside A New Business

As we described in The Guide to Usability Testing, we always recommend collaborating with users for research. For starters, user interviews can produce more honest and unguarded feedback since there can be too many social-psychological factors at play in focus groups that add bias and skew the …

UX Design

Dear web designer, let's stop breaking the affordance of scrolling

Big picture + arrow down = lazy design<p>We’ve all seen it. You get on a website and there it is: a massive edge-to-edge picture, and it's beautiful… …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

January 29, 2015<br>Here is another great resource from Dr. Jackie Gerstein, one of our favourite EdTech bloggers. Jackie designed this beautiful chart …

Pedagogy

Don't Let Venture Capitalists Force You To Convert To A C-Corporation

This all-too-common startup financing mistake can cost founders an astonishing 30% of exit proceeds due to unnecessary double taxation.<p>Founders typically establish their high-growth startups as C-corporations under the assumption that venture capitalists will eventually require them to convert into …

Venture Capital

How To Boost Confidence When Seeking Funding For Your Startup

These days, the option of seeking outside funding to grow a business makes a lot sense for entrepreneurs, especially when you consider the following statement published in a recent Statista.com report:<p>“According to Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, venture capital funding in …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

How to Hack Your Calendar and Create More Time in Your Day

Instead of trying to manage the time you have, maximize it.<p>Walk down the personal improvement aisle at your local bookstore and you'll find dozens and dozens of books on the subject of time management--shelf after shelf of them.<p>The authors of those books really do mean well. They're trying to help …

Want Your Next Week to Be Super Productive? Try These 5 Success Strategies

Get a jump on next week by putting a bow on this week, and then enjoying--really enjoying--your weekend.<p>After a long week of writing and meeting deadlines, I really look forward to my weekends--getting out of the office, tapping into my latest foodie desire, playing my beloved guitars, sleeping in …

14 Things You Better Love Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Imagine somebody asked you to write on a piece of paper the things you love doing. If what came to mind was “partying, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, meeting new people, traveling,” you might ready to go on vacation or spring break.<p>If on the other hand, you wrote “learning, making …

How Student Entrepreneurs Strike a Work-Life Balance

It takes strategic planning and tools to effectively juggle school, work, and a personal life.<p><i>We asked student entrepreneurs how they handle the difficult balance between running a business and attending school. These students have competed in the</i> <i>Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)</i><i>, a</i> …

Here's What Venture Capitalists Want To Fund In 2015 - And What They Don't

It’s a head-spinning time for venture capitalists. This year, they’re continuing to get disrupted by upstarts from angel investors to new giants like Andreessen Horowitz, yet they also enjoyed the most initial public offerings since 2000, including several this week. Then late this year, things …

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …

Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise

Feeling distracted? Here are 5 simple steps to quickly get you back on point.<p>People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>…

Success Will Never Come to Entrepreneurs Who Do These 10 Things

Whether we are talking about a football game, an election or an entrepreneurial journey, one thing is certain -- there are going to be winners and there are going to be losers.<p>Want to stack the odds of being a successful entrepreneur in your favor? You can start by taking note of the following 10 …

The One Thing You Should Do After Meeting Anyone New

At 24-years-old, Francis Pedraza is the co-founder and CEO of a venture-backed company, Everest. In addition, he is an advisor to 10 tech companies, each of whom he does hundreds of introductions for in return for equity.<p>It is hard to predict how my Forbes interviews will go. Most top relationships …

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

Do It. Do It Right. Hedgehogging Your Startup.

If anyone in a business setting should be clear about what one thing they do - and will do - better than others it's entrepreneurs launching startups.<p>If you're not familiar with it, generally, the 'hedgehog principle' is the idea that your company should narrow down what you're really good at and …

How Hard Is It to Build, Market, and Maintain an App That Makes at Least $1k a Month?

Is it hard to build, market and maintain a web app that makes at least $1,000 a month?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Is it hard to build, market and maintain a web app that makes at least $1,000 a month?</i><p><i>Answer by Jeff Kear, Owner @ Planning Pod online event management software, on</i> …

Ron Conway’s Advice For Young Founders At YC’s Startup School

The first panel of today’s Startup School event at the Flint Center for the Performance Arts had Paul Graham interviewing SV Angel’s Ron Conway. Given the audience — which based on some chatting before the event, consisted of many Stanford students and high schoolers in the South Bay Area — …

Negotiate Like a Boss: 6 Secrets From an Award-Winning Booth School Prof

Real business strategy from one of America's leading academics.<p>"Negotiation is the essential leadership skill for those creating a different future, and it is the ultimate exec skill for problem solving. Entrepreneurs do that every day," says Linda E. Ginzel, clinical professor of managerial …

30 Avoidable Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make Repeatedly

Do any of these rookie mistakes seem familiar?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are avoidable mistakes that first-time entrepreneurs make repeatedly?</i><p><i>Answer by Lucas Carlson, CIO at CenturyLink, Craftsman Founder at AppFog, on Quora.</i><p><b>Stop drinking your own Kool-Aid.</b> If you are not …

Entrepreneurship

5 Mindsets of Highly Effective Sellers

Great sellers are able to understand why they sell a product and how it will genuinely help their customer, resulting in a natural sales process and experience.<p>Even the most basic sales training make an average seller out of a complete novice. But what truly sets the best sales people apart from …

Microsoft Launches OneNote Class Notebooks for Teachers

Microsoft is combating Google Classroom with its own education platform for teachers and students, called OneNote class notebooks.<p>The service allows teachers to set up OneNote accounts that are synced online using Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Students use the “notebooks” for all of their …

15 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It

You know games and videos are wastes of time, but the most insidious ways to throw away your life are activities you don't even realize are pointless.<p>Wasting time can be a great thing. Taking breaks and indulging in distractions gives your body and brain a chance to refresh and actually increases …

K-12 Curriculum Needs a Major Overhaul to Develop Entrepreneurship Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I am not one to be doom and gloom, preferring to take an optimistic view of most things, but what has me really nervous is the state of K-12 educational curriculum in our country, as I am witnessing first-hand with my school age …

High School