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The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself that …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Televisions

Workout Hacks: Scientifically Proven Ways to Get in Shape

There’s a new workout fad every month, a new must-take supplement every year, and a new reason you’re not shedding those extra pounds every time you …

Exercise

If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning. The quality demands of machine learning …

Machine Learning

Quality Affordable Pots And Pans Made In America? These Guys Did It

Made In’s founders don’t want you to wait until your wedding to get nice cookware. By eliminating middlemen, their U.S.-made pans don’t break the bank.<p>The first time I had decent cookware was right after I got married, when my great-aunts and second cousins shelled out big bucks for the KitchenAid …

Kitchens

The best apps and gadgets for tidying your home

Stay on top of household chores.<p>Cleaning is a job that you never really finish—fresh dust and grime lurk just around the corner, waiting to undo all your hard work. However, even if you can't banish the household chore for good, you can tidy faster with the right apps and gadgets. Here are nine …

Amazon Echo

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?

An entrepreneur who sees somebody's good idea get licensed once a week tells you exactly how to pursue your own good idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Stephen Key is an expert on licensing consumer-product ideas. His book about inventing,</i> One Simple Idea, <i>has been</i> …

Licensing

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Profit

We Need Breakthrough Business Models, Not Breakthrough Technology

Technology doesn’t transform markets, business models do.<p>When humanity encounters a shiny new technology and senses its potential, we usually glibly assume that the world will instantaneously jump aboard and surf the resulting wave of change.<p>Anyone who has experienced at least one of these wave …

Innovation

SoftBank Is Building The Most Interesting Portfolio In The World

SoftBank is using the Vision Fund to invest in a diverse group of companies in different sectors, countries, and sizes.<p>By doing an IPO of its …

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

10 Ways to Find Someone's Email Address for Free

Why pay when you can get it for free<p>I recently extolled the virtues of cold emailing, a powerful tool for making valuable connections with other professionals and unicorn investors. But, to be successful, that means you need the email addresses of the people you would like to contact.<p>Sure, you …

Track Down

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Peer-Reviewed

Free Water Refill Stations: An Idea To End The Plastic Bottle Scourge

What if local cafes and pubs offered refills to anyone with a reusable water bottle? A program in the U.K. has found that it’s an effective way to get people to ditch single-use plastic.<p>Walking past a cafe or bar in London, you might notice a bright blue sticker in the window that says “free tap …

Sustainability

A former Netflix exec has a simple algorithm for figuring out whether you should leave your job

"When should I quit my job — or should I just stay?" is the kind of career question you can debate forever.<p>The pay is great. But your work is boring. Your coworkers are nice. Your boss is a demon. And so on.<p>Patty McCord has a solution.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, and she now runs …

Employment

Sorry, Siri, Alexa's got you beat — Here's why Apple's going to lose the voice computing war to Amazon

One of the favorite go-to talking points among Apple fans every year is how the company always seems to "win" the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas without ever showing up.<p>For years, the event seemed to be merely a venue for the rest of the industry to show how it was catching up to …

Smart Homes

Facebook is trying to prove it's not a media company by dropping the guillotine on a bunch of media companies

Despite all the reports of fake news, fake Russian ads, and the overall abuse of its platform, Facebook has repeatedly refused to admit it's a media company.<p>Yes, it distributes content. Yes, it runs ads against that content. And yes, it even produces its own shows and other media. But Facebook …

Media Industry

Lose These 12 Bad Habits If You're Serious About Becoming a Millionaire

There are too many barriers on the path to success to tolerate the ones we create ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a mindset. In order to be successful you must commit to planning your life around that one burning goal or desire. Before making that …

Time Management

These Are The Top 20 Shows To Binge Watch On Netflix In 2018

Millions of TV viewers from around the world use the TV Time app to track their favorite shows and connect with other fans. To date, the TV Time community has tracked more than seven billion episodes of TV and users check into the app more than 37 million times per month to track and react to their …

TV

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital
Business Strategy
Business Strategy

What hardware investors want to see in 2018 (and what they don’t)

As hardware startup investors, we spend a good part of our lives looking at hardware projects and predicting winners and losers. Naturally, we’d like to see more entrepreneurs in the “winners” pile. So for anyone working on a hardware product, here’s our best advice on what types of projects are …

This Startup Can Help You Build Your Brand in 35 Minutes (or Less) | Inc.com

Building a brand as a micro-business owner, freelancer, or digital nomad can often feel like you're playing a game of connect-the-dots. Trust me, I've been there. You use one tool for emailing clients, another tool to create your brand's social media and content marketing images, and yet another …

Small Business

Google's AI made its own AI, and it's better than anything ever created by humans

The Google's Brain team of researchers has been hard at work studying artificial intelligence systems. Back in May they developed AutoML, an AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Need a Startup Idea? Y Combinator Alums Just Shared 13 They Don't Have Time to Build | Inc.com

"Great execution is at least 10 times more important and a 100 times harder than a good idea," Y Combinator President Sam Altman has said.<p>Apparently he - and the famed incubator he leads - really believes it. Recently ex-entrepreneur turned Y Combinator software developer Kyle Corbitt reached out …

Startups

10 startups that died in 2017 — despite $1.7 billion in funding

Where there's life, there's death, and Silicon Valley is no different.<p>For every thriving billion-dollar unicorn, there are endless numbers of start-ups that have passed onto the other side — laying off their engineers with their matching, branded t-shirts; closing down their game rooms filled with …

Startups