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11 tough truths about leadership that no one talks about

Ever wondered how the greatest leaders are able to handle being at the top so effortlessly?<p>The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The Telegraph is in trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority over a native advert.</b> It was not clear that Michelin had paid for the article.<p><b>2. Facebook is trying out interest-based feeds.</b> The new feed has been described as "a newspaper made up of all the world's newspapers."<p><b>3. INSIDER</b> …

Why NYU’s B-School Teaches Mindfulness

Manish Chopra, a mindfulness practitioner who’s a partner at McKinsey and author of <i>The Equanimous Mind</i>, recently came to NYU’s Stern School of Business to speak to students. He began his lecture to a packed auditorium with a question: “Why did you all come here today?”<p>One student’s hand went up …

Gray Scott #1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top …

Inside Innoway, China’s $36 million government-backed startup village

Beijing, China<p>In just two years, Beijing city planners transformed a no-frills walkway in the city’s northwest into a symbol of China’s internet ambitions, trading paperbacks for MacBooks and creating a thriving hub of startups and incubators.<p>Innoway is a 200-meter strip that houses over 300 …

Startups

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run.<p>The problem is that while this …

Meet Venture Capital’s Teenage Analyst

Binary Capital’s Tiffany Zhong searches for the next hot consumer-tech startups<p>In Silicon Valley, a place where the college-dropout startup founder—think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg—is lionized, it is hard to stand out on account of precociousness or youth. But as she takes me on a …

Venture Capital

How Always’ Brand Director Turned an Ad Into a Movement That Shattered Stereotypes

It's typical for brands to generate tons of buzz from a Super Bowl spot. It's less frequent that a brand gets to use a Super Bowl ad to question …

Your Ultimate Guide to Glamping Across the U.S.

Hiking boots and marshmallows? Check. Running water and flat-screen TVs? Double check!

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

A simple shift to change how you work

Individuals who’ve gone through her training reported being more creative, having more energy, and developing a sense of closeness and openness with …

How to Get Your Family on Board With Your Startup Lifestyle

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re ready. You have a great idea, and you have reached a place in your career or life where starting your own company is the next step. Great! But before you start pitching your idea to potential investors, partners or employees there …

Capture Your Creativity with a Digital Notebook

When we talk about the problem of driving innovation, we often focus on how to foster creative thinking. But much of the time, the challenge isn’t that we lack creativity — it’s that we fail to capture the bursts of inspiration we <i>do</i> have, or fail to recall our great ideas in the moments and …

The Strongest Entrepreneurs Do These 8 Things Every Day

While a great business plan, marketing strategy and team are essential components of a winning company, the best entrepreneurs are masters of their inner beings as well, according to health and spiritual expert Ron Williams (also an entrepreneur).<p>A master fitness trainer, bodybuilder (he’s …

How Shopify Grew 10X in 3 Years (And How You Can Achieve Similar Results)

The commerce platform Shopify has achieved tremendous growth in just three years after starting life as a small business. It exceeded $7 billion in …

A digital marketing CEO explains why he left his 9 to 5 to start his own business

For me being an entrepreneur is built in, I don't have to learn how to be one, I just am one to the core. My mother recently told me that my sister is looking for an apartment but can't afford one in a certain area.<p>I told her to have her rent one in a place where she can afford it and AirBnB it …

The Art of Error: 12 Cool and Creative 404 Pages

Making your 404 page fun is only half the battle — there’s still a lot of practical factors to keep in mind. In closing, let’s review some general tips to remember when covering your mistakes:<p><b>Link to Popular Posts —</b> Take advantage of the fact that your user may not know where to go next. Recommend …

4 Things Every High-Growth Company Should Know In Its Search For Capital

Entrepreneurs who are looking to take their companies to the next level face a potentially unlimited number of options. Does your company need cash to accelerate growth? Is venture capital the answer? Is now the right time to seek private equity funding and expertise? Does it make more sense to …

Top Ten Emerging Technologies For 2015 Include 3D Printing, Distributed Manufacturing

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies has released their Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015 and their findings support the importance of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and distributed manufacturing to global economic growth.<p>To compile the list, the World Economic …

The 3 Secrets of One Minute Management: Why They Still Work Today

Today is the official release date for <i>The New One Minute Manager</i> by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.<p>It brings me back to the day I learned about …

The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People

The humanist strand of management thinking that celebrates teams and collaboration through respect for customers and workers as human beings has a long and distinguished history. It includes Mary Parker Follett (1920s), Elton Mayo and Chester Barnard (1930s), Abraham Maslow (1940s), Douglas …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

<b>What it does</b>: Online used-car marketplace. <b><br>Founders</b>: Ale Resnik, Owen Savir. <b><br>Notable investors</b>: Redpoint Ventures, Foundation Capital. <b><br>Capital raised</b>: $79 million with valuation of $200 million.<p>Beepi is Resnik's fix for a used-car buying experience that once left the then MIT student with a burning …

Investing

15 Gmail Productivity Plugins that will Save You Hours

Business owners and their employees can spend a lot of their working days dealing with, sorting through, and replying to emails. Because of the sheer …

Apps

8 Steps to Building Your Business According to the Lifestyle You Want

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Like this article? Find more great tips by subscribing to my blog here.</i><p>When I first started building my entrepreneurial career, I worked non-stop, day and night, glued to the screen. Fueled by anxiety and junk food, I was desperate to do …

Great Entrepreneurs Share These Six Traits - And Some May Surprise You

What does it take to be successful as an entrepreneur? It’s a frequently asked question. Common answers are passion, smarts, audacity—not to mention the ability to work 70-hour weeks with no end in sight.<p>However, there are other traits that can be just as advantageous but might not fit into our …

Five Uncommon Internal Innovation Examples

For the past few weeks I have been exploring some themes around innovation (in this post for why failure is a competitive advantage and in this post that talks about how to turn failure into a competitive advantage) and I wanted to continue on that track by highlighting a few examples of companies …