Sid Kapur

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For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is hard. Starting a business that attempts to solve large-scale social problems is even harder.<p>But that hasn't stopped the most idealistic and ambitious entrepreneurs from trying. …

Entrepreneurship

Why Now Is the Time to Seek Startup Funding

CEO of Growthink<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are entering a golden age of small-business and entrepreneurial finance. Between the crowdfunding boom (both donations and soon-to-be investment-based) and the surging growth of peer-to-peer lending sites like Lending …

Morgenthaler

This Chef Taught Herself How To Catch Hackers Then Got A Great Job As A Computer Security Guru

But today we bring you the story of a woman who taught herself how to <i>catch</i> hackers.<p>In one big jump, Ashley Hamilton changed careers from a line cook at a popular San Francisco eatery to a computer security guru. She didn't know how to program. She didn't know how to hack. But by studying books, …

Employment

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

21 Reasons Why Some People Get So Lucky in Life

Did you ever look at someone and think, "He is so lucky. He has money, he's in a great relationship and wow -- what a great career, being able to travel like that?"<p>I've done it too. And as my mind entertained this thought, I would find myself in an often depressing place overthinking about reasons …

What to Do When Your Skills Don't Align With Your Passion

skill (noun):<p>1. The ability to do something well; expertise.<p>2. A particular ability.<p>So many of us get extremely caught up in doing the things we're good at. Maybe it's a trade we learned from our parents growing up... maybe it's what we were directed to go to college for, and we have a degree plus …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

Hitting the jackpot

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

The Workplace

These 14 Comic Sans Tattoos Are The Actual Worst

Bear witness to eternal regret.

9 Unconventional Ways To Travel The World

Looking for a bit more adventure than a two-week vacation to Europe? All you need is a passport and a strong case of wanderlust.

8 Websites To Submit Your Startup To For Free Publicity

Launching a startup isn’t easy. There are countless things to do and one of the biggest jobs is to try and get press coverage in a time when …