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What Western Investors Want from African Entrepreneurs

Africa is already home to a vigorous entrepreneurship scene. Strong growth and the lack of local technology incumbents have generated the world’s highest start-up rate.<p>Many are essentially greenfield investments. Successful start-ups will have a first-mover advantage and the potential to dominate …

Bridging Health Care’s Innovation-Education Gap

Despite the excellence of its delivery, insurance, and technology components, the health care sector in the United States is plagued with sky-high costs, unequal access, and erratic quality. This predicament continues to create a major drag on the U.S. economy.<p>According to an analysis by McKinsey, …

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

Case Study: Should You Sell That Product?

On her morning jogs through Golden Gate Park, Olivia Torres usually tried not to think about work, but today she couldn’t help herself. As the head of marketing and new product development at Chartoff Publishing, she had just proposed a line of e-books, the El Diablo series, to the company’s …

Finding the Money in the Internet of Things

Executives have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), but they’re understandably suspicious of all the hype. The one question that’s on all their minds is: where’s the money? Where and how will this new technology generate meaningful economic value for the enterprise? In the absence of a clear and …

Real Men Go to Sleep

The two largest time commitments for most adults on this planet — sleep and work — too often make uneasy bedfellows. The proliferation of nonstandard work schedules and, for many, the outright abandonment of schedules have made traditional daytime-weekday patterns less common. Approximately one in …

14 Qualities Of Exceptional Entrepreneurs

In many ways successful entrepreneurs are the same as everyone else.<p>Yet look closely and you'll see that in certain key ways they are very, very different — even if they aren't officially entrepreneurs (yet!) but simply have an entrepreneurial mindset.<p>Here are the qualities Joel Basgall, co-founder …

Entrepreneurship

Crying at work: It happens. How to deal.

We all know the workplace isn’t the best place to cry. But sometimes it just happens. Your anger or frustration boils over into tears. Or perhaps a …

Can a robot learn right from wrong?

Researchers are working on robots that can make ethical choices and then explain why<p>In Isaac Asimov’s short story "Runaround," two scientists on Mercury discover they are running out of fuel for the human base. They send a robot named Speedy on a dangerous mission to collect more, but five hours …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Here's why Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion (£11.3 billion) in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>Revealed …

Are These 5 Fears Holding You Back from Entrepreneurship? — YFS Magazine

— YFS Small Business Contributors<p>We are a diverse group of early adopters, innovators, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts, influencers and small …

The most ambitious Raspberry Pi projects (pictures)

The Raspberry P i isn't like anything you've seen before. Equipped with a 700Mhz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and capable of outputting 1080p video, this $35 (£24.35 in the UK, and roughly AU$37.35 in Australia) microcomputer has become the center of a number of do-it-yourself projects. …

Raspberry Pi

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Cognitive Computing

The Scientifically Proven Way To Get Your Kickstarter Project Funded

A study of more than 45,000 projects shows language plays a key role in success.<p>Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding platform, is an all-or-nothing proposition. Either your project reaches its funding goal, and you get to work developing your product, or it doesn’t and you go home with nothing. So …

Coca-Cola, Unilever, Microsoft & IKEA Grab Top Honors for 2013

<b>By Joe Sibilia</b><p><b>2013 & Disruptive Innovation</b><p>For me, the most disruptive innovation and the greatest business opportunity of the year was our approach …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

How to Impress the Robots Reading Your Resume (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever feel like you're sending out resumes into a black hole, never to be glanced over by another human being? You could be right about the human part.<p>According to research compiled by HireRight, 144 people apply for each entry …

10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but leaving your bread-and-butter job to fulfill that vision is a move that shouldn't be made hastily.<p>In his book, <i>Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day</i> …

Get the Right People to Notice Your Ideas

The email arrived the day after a speech I’d given in London. “You’ve definitely given me some food for thought about my career trajectory, and how to use branding to my advantage,” an executive at a management consulting firm wrote. In my talk, I’d emphasized the importance of content creation — …

Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time – especially entrepreneurs.<p>If you're looking for advice on how to rock the business world and live a successful and meaningful life, consider the words of leaders like Bill Gates, Mark …

Five startup tips from one of Seattle's great entrepreneurs

Seattle has some great entrepreneurs � Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks � come to mind. While I have …

Who Innovates: Creating the Innovation Culture with Geniuses, Leaders & Champions

Organizations that are successful at innovation naturally develop a strong innovation culture. Such a culture is much appreciated by customers who …

11 Tips for Avoiding Startup Legal Battles

When starting a new business, planning for potential legal issues is essential. The last thing you need to be focusing on is damage control, …

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Thinking about wearing that red tie to a meeting with the managing director today? You might want to think again.<p>Body language and nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life and can ultimately make or break a deal, business …

IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Recent CEB research shows that work has become much more interdependent — employees increasingly need to tap a broader array of internal and external colleagues and partners to be successful in their jobs. The emergence of this new work environment has significant implications for how IT should …

How To Create The Sustainability Job Of Your Dreams

<b>By</b> <b>Derek Eisel, Director of Sales, Scope5</b><p>I meet a lot of people who are trying to create sustainability jobs for themselves in their organizations. …