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5 Simple and Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes

Ten years ago, if you told a waiter in a restaurant that you didn't eat wheat, you might have encountered raised eyebrows and perplexed silence as a response. But the times, they are-a-changin'. Whether you're gluten intolerant, or just eliminating gluten as a dietary choice - there have never been …

Breakfast

Quaker Days - Prof. Ethan Mollick

Omada Health Raises $23M Series B Led By Andreessen Horowitz For Digital Health That Actually Works

Omada Health, a San Francisco startup that makes digital health therapy programs for people with type 2 diabetes and other serious but potentially treatable issues, has raised $23 million in new funding.<p>The new investment, which is Omada’s Series B, was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Andreessen …

A Multi-Factor Analysis Of Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>Every decision we make from what to wear to whom to hire requires a balance of multiple factors. Sometimes we decide quickly and other times with deliberate consideration. Either way, we do this every day. Picking what to …

13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a …

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Uber, Google Ventures to cruise for startup ideas

It's "Silicon Valley" meets "Shark Tank" and "Cash Cab."<p>On Wednesday, folks with plans for The Next Big Thing have a shot at a one-on-one short pitch to venture capitalists from Google Ventures, Google's powerhouse VC investment arm that pumps as much as $300 million a year into startups.<p>In a …

8 Steps to Launch an Idea, in Just a Few Hours | Inc.com

Now that "lean" methodology has taken hold of startup culture, many founders and internal innovation teams grasp the virtue of creating a "minimum viable product" or MVP: An initial prototype they can show to potential customers and investors, in the interest of collecting feedback and making …

Business Strategy

Greg McKeown: Essentialism - The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

3 Ways to Make a Good Presentation Great | Inc.com

Good presentations are uncommon, but great presentations are rare as basilisk teeth. That's because, when it comes to presentations, the jump from good to great is larger than the jump from bad to good. Here's why:<p>1. Emotional impact<p><i>Good presentations are memorable.</i> They contain graphics, images, …

Public Speaking

5 Must-Watch San Francisco Tech Startups in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Good news for San Franciscans: With the influx of startups right in the heart of the city, there will be shorter commutes and more opportunities than ever to get in on the ground floor of something great. From financial planning gone …

Startups

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation | Inc.com

I'd like to start with a request.<p>Everyone, hold your phone up in the air like this.<p>Now look around. In this sea of phones do you see any Blackberries? How about any Nokia phones?<p>Okay, you can put your phones down now but let's keep exploring this a bit. Raise your hand if you rented a VHS tape last …

Innovation

You're Doin' It Wrong

Creating a forward-leaning work culture with modern productivity tools.<p>Smartphones and tablets, along with apps connected to new cloud-computing platforms, are revolutionizing the workplace. We’re still early in this workplace transformation, and the tools so familiar to us will be around for quite …

Robin Sharma on Twitter: "Once you are concentrating your mental power and energy on a pursuit that you love, all your desires are fulfilled with ease and grace."

The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money | Inc.com

Now for the question that's probably on the mind of every young founder: Where can you get seed funding for your great startup idea?<p>Well, there’s friends and family. There are credit cards and home equity loans. And, when you’re ready for it, there’s angel funding.<p>According to a new report from the …

How to create and market tech products for women | Inc.com

Too many tech companies are missing out on the lucrative female market because they still think women will buy any gadget as long as it's pink. Here's how to create and market tech products that women really want.<p>Last year, when Timex rolled out a new, smaller GPS sports watch, the watchmaker ran …

Dining Rooms

Amazing Grace on Twitter: "If you really want something, & really work hard, & take advantage of opportunities, & never give up, you will find a way. -Jane Goodall"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

The richest man in the world explains how to save the planet<p>At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now …

Full stack startups

Many of today’s most exciting startups were tried before in a different form.<p>Suppose you develop a new technology that is valuable to some industry. …

Meteor + Famo.us: Made for each other -- February Devshop SF

Draw Your Elevator Pitch

When it comes to a good elevator pitch, brevity and memorability are everything. Most elevator pitches are neither.<p>One of us (Liza) is a staff cartoonist for the <i>New Yorker</i>, while the other (Deb) is a mentor to many start-up founders. We got to talking about the problem of crafting a brief, …

The storytelling imperative: Make them care!

Pixar Studios filmmaker Andrew Stanton gave a good TED talk about a year ago where he states that one of the key aims of any good story is that it …

Drifty, Makers Of The Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million

Drifty, a participant in the TechStars Cloud 2013 incubator, and makers of a suite of tools for mobile developers building apps and websites, most notably, the Ionic framework, has closed on a million in seed funding, the company is announcing. The funding comes from Arthur Ventures, and will help …

3 Tips for Navigating HR Issues as a Startup | Stanford Graduate School of Business