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Education Technology

How Modern Marketplaces Like Uber And Airbnb Build Trust To Achieve Liquidity

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anand Iyer is the Head of Product at Threadflip. Previously, he was co-founder and CTO of Hitpost, acquired by Yahoo, and managed product at IGN Entertainment and Microsoft. This post also ran on First Round Review. Follow him on Twitter.</i><p>In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust with …

The Common Core's Unsung Benefit: It Teaches Kids to Be Good Citizens

The standards identify only three texts that every American student must read: the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.<p>The Common Core has started to take political flak from the right and the left. Conservatives worry about the …

Sports Should Be for Every Kid

<i>Today in La Quinta, Calif., the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program hosts an all-day roundtable at the Clinton Health Matters Conference. The</i> …

5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder of thredUp.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only …

Time Management

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

10 min read<p>This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Social media is used to build brand ambassadors, drive traffic, and convert sales. While building a social media following can be very difficult, one way to speed up the process is to tap into a fan base that is already established - that of …

Social Media

Kids Sports Facts

Interview: Jacob Henley of Salemtown Board Co.

by Madison Kahn<p>Last November, all that Tennessee-native Jacob Henley had was a tank of gas, some reclaimed wood and a big idea: to mentor inner-city Nashville youth by teaching them how to build one-of-a-kind skateboards. Now, six months later, Salemtown Board Co., named after the low-income …

Inside ZenPayroll’s Sprint To Reimagine The Way You Get Paid

There are few things in life that are more boring than payday. Every couple of weeks, working stiffs get an envelope with a jumble of numbers on a plain white background that is meant to show them how much they’ve made over the course of the last pay period.<p>But it doesn’t have to be that way. Which …

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time

Every business library should include at least one of these gems.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better …

Motivation

Popularity Means Nothing–The Missing Step To Startup Success

Your team needs a defined, shared goal. Otherwise, despite your startup’s popularity, it can all fall apart.<p>At a surface level, startups can be successful for any number of reasons such as incredible revenue growth, patentable intellectual property, or a pre-revenue viral product that gets millions …

Intellectual Property

Are You a Workaholic? Blame Your Parents

A new study from the University of Michigan finds that how we feel about work depends on how our parents feel about work.<p>Reuters<p>People tend to have one of three beliefs about the meaning of work and which category you fall into largely depends on your parents, according to new research from the …

Joe Gebbia: Executing Your Idea Starts With a Small Single Step

From career quandaries to financial lows, nine designers explain how they overcame career-defining dilemmas.<p>The 2018 99U Conference theme is about …

Greenhouse Raises $2.7M To Make Recruiting A Science For Hyper-Growth Startups Like Airbnb

“Recruiting is our top priority,” most serious startups say, yet they’re terrible at it. Ad-hoc interviews, jumbled notes. But Greenhouse turns the messy hiring process into a well-oiled machine for fast-growing startups like Airbnb, Upworthy, and General Assembly. After nearly two years of quietly …

Lyft Tests Its Own Version Of Surge Pricing In LA, Passing All ‘Prime Time Tips’ To Drivers

After a year and a half of keeping a flat fare on all its rides, on-demand transportation startup Lyft is set to begin a test of dynamic pricing based on demand. It’s testing out the new pricing model, which it calls “Prime Time Tips,” in Los Angeles beginning today, as a way to make more drivers …

The 10 Smartest Cities In North America

Which cities are doing the most to become the sustainable, connected, innovative city of the future?<p>See the next list in our series of smart city rankings: Asia / Pacific.<p>The survival of our species on planet earth is largely going to be determined by what happens in our cities. By 2050, 70% of the …

Smart Cities

We Need More Trained Coaches -- and More Fraser Robinsons

The best coach I ever had as a kid was the one who never coached any of my teams. That would be my dad, Fraser Robinson. A pump worker at the city of Chicago water plant, he would come home from work, often after a double shift, and we would go in the backyard and play basketball, football, …

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Sales (Without Selling Their Soul)

<i>Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing, an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.</i><p>Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s …

New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

Earlier this week, I stopped by at the offices of Dropbox, the San Francisco-based online storage and syncing service. It was quite amazing to walk …

7 Time-Management Tricks From Chris Hardwick, Man Of 1,000 TV Shows

When he’s not hosting any number of TV shows, Chris Hardwick also runs The Nerdist empire and its flagship podcast. With a new Comedy Central show @midnight already a hit, Hardwick shares his tips for getting it all done.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom …

Visualizing The Benefits Of Skills-Based Volunteering

In the past few years, employees have begun to demand more social responsibility from their employers. At the same time, consumers care about buying from do-gooder brands more than they ever have before. So it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that half of all companies surveyed in the Committee …

Why Those Who Feel They Have Less Give More

HireArt, A Job Applicant Screening Service Used By Airbnb, Cisco, eBay & Others, Launches A Lower-Priced Option

Y Combinator-backed HireArt, a job applicant screening service which today touts business customers including Airbnb, Cisco, eBay, Gap, Facebook, General Assembly and others, is today launching a second, less expensive pricing tier designed for those who don’t need a full-service recruiter, but …

Urban Compass, A 5-Month-Old Startup Worth $150 Million, Will Help New Yorkers Buy — As Well As Rent — Homes

Ori Allon's young startup, Urban Compass, has found early traction helping New Yorkers rent apartments. Soon, Urban Compass will help them buy apartments too.<p>Urban Compass will also be launching Urban Compass Network, a city guide to help people adjust after a move, in the next few months.<p>Urban …

Big dollars for dust: Home services startup Handybook raises $10M

Handybook is a dream come true for those of us too busy or too lazy to clean our own homes.<p>The “Uber for home services” startup has swept up $10 million and released a new mobile app today, which lets people easily book on-demand services for cleaning, handyman work, furniture building, movers, and …

Leah Busque: Have Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals And Take Baby Steps

'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy

It's one thing to say all students can learn, but making them believe it—and do it—can require a 180-degree shift in students' and teachers' sense of …

7 Trends Shaping Africa's Youth Employment Challenge: What Do Social Entrepreneurs Bring To The Conversation?

<i>Tsega Belachew (@tsepeaces) shares insights on social entrepreneurs paving the path for youth employment solutions in Africa…</i><p>It is not easy to be young and in the labor market today. In the midst of economic and political flux, youth face a lot of uncertainty about their future. According to the …

Silicon Valley 2013

Community<p>Announcing the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit: Silicon Valley 2013<p>By Tony Wan     Sep 11, 2013<p>Related Stories<p>From EdCamps to Google, 11 …

Five Puzzling Leadership Practices And Paradoxes Inspired By Billionaires

This past week I had the pleasure of being a guest at the 13th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Bali, where I was surrounded by some of the most powerful business leaders in the world. Of course, the content was fascinating and the speakers brilliant, but I won’t get into that here because …