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11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people. That applies to 20-somethings.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up 11 pieces of advice …

Self-improvement

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Type Is The Most Important Element Of Your Company’s Brand

“Type is your brand,” says type legend Bruno Maag, founder of font studio Dalton Maag.<p>Sure, he’s biased. As a font designer with a career spanning over 25 years, Maag has worked for <i>The New Yorker</i>, Monotype, Nokia, and most recently, Amazon, for whom he helped create the Kindle’s new Bookerly font. …

This Wearable Patch Uses Sweat To Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

And can automatically deliver medication with microneedles<p>People with diabetes prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels, and dose themselves daily with injections of insulin. This monitoring is crucial, as rises in sugar levels in the blood can, over time, …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

Entrepreneurship

10 Entrepreneurs' Productivity Secrets

Productivity apps have proliferated at the speed of startup conferences and podcasts. 10 entrepreneurs weigh in on the tools and resources they turn to in order to stay productive and centered.<p>Whether you're looking for a productivity app or a podcast to download, most of us ask our network for a …

Apps

Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster

Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built. That’s why Andreessen Horowitz has led a new $10 million Series A for Gigster just 18 weeks after its launch.<p>The lauded venture firm was …

15 Hilarious Design Fails That Prove You Should Always Hire A Designer

From pencils encouraging kids to do drugs to an escalator that leads you straight into a wall, we can’t believe these epic design fails ever got made …

Reddit

Dan Price: Marketing Genius Or Cautionary Tale?

If you were Dan Price on April 13, 2015, you were living the dream. Outlets like the <i>New York Times</i> and NBC News were raving about your genius idea to raise the minimum salary in your company, Gravity Payments, to $70,000 a year. The public started comparing you to the likes of Tony Hsieh, John …

Steve Jobs

88 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know

<b>1.</b> Thirty-five percent of people are born without wisdom teeth.<p><b>2.</b> As we continue to evolve, scientists believe that fewer and fewer humans will be …

Paramount Network

This 25-year-old founded a new kind of VC that's helped college kids raise over $130 million

Venture capitalists would like to prowl college campuses to find the projects that could be the next hit.<p>Unfortunately, given how many aspiring entrepreneurs there are at so many colleges, that's pretty hard for them to do.<p>Enter Peter Boyce, a 25-year-old founder of a new kind of VC, Rough Draft …

Venture Capital

How Can We Feel When Someone Is Staring At Us?

Have you ever had the feeling somebody was staring at you only to discover that you were right, as you awkwardly locked eyes with the starer and felt …

Designing The Perfect Ecommerce Website: 45 Stunning Examples To Inspire You

<i>If you can’t blow them away, you won’t get them to stay.</i>With 2015 expected to blast past last year’s record setting mark of $1.4 trillion in global …

UI Design

How We Bootstrapped A SaaS Company To 4 Million Users — And Why Google Owes Us €400,000

At 7 PM on February 7, 2007, MindMeister went live in private beta. Today, we have almost 4 million users worldwide, and have become the market leader in online mind mapping.<p>It’s a story we haven’t told often (too busy working, I guess), but we think it has a few valuable lessons for SaaS founders, …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Kazuo Ishiguro

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Baking

Save Secures $16.7 Million To Repair Your Smartphone In No Time

Damien Morin isn’t your average first-time founder. In less than two years, he managed to turn a non-scalable smartphone repair shop into an exponentially growing startup with hundreds of employees and more than $1.5 million in monthly revenue.<p>Part of TheFamily, his startup Save (née Save My …

Hugo Awards: Rabid Puppies defeat reflects growing diversity in science fiction

Since 1953, the annual Hugo Awards have been science fiction's equivalent of the Oscars, and like the Oscars they've had their hits and misses. But the awards presented Saturday night in Spokane at the World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, represented the climax of one of the most …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Microcontroller

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on the future of virtual reality

With the Oculus Rift headset due to launch early in 2016 after what feels like an eternity of build up, consumer level virtual reality is about to …

17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

One thing that you should never stop doing is learning, even if you are no longer in school. With the Internet, our opportunities to learn have never …

eLearning

Immersive Virtual Reality gaming center opens in Australia

A new gaming center has opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia, and it's not quite your typical after-school haunt. This place, called Zero Latency, offers true immersive virtual reality experience: if you want to kill zombies, you'll literally have to walk/run around, aim and shoot a VR gun. <i>CNET</i> …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

Self-improvement

Why the startup powering Uber’s text messages is worth over $1 billion

For example, when Uber sends you a text message after a driver accepts a request or the ride arrives, it relies on Twilio's technology to do it. The number you call to reach the driver is a temporary, one-time number created by Twilio too. Uber simply has to integrate Twilio's software code into …

Microservices

The Bad Boys Of Indian YouTube

YouTube is exploding in India right now, and four comedians from Mumbai who go by the name All India Bakchod are leading the pack. But after causing a national scandal by organizing India’s first comedy roast, they’re discovering the country might not be quite ready to laugh at itself yet.<p>In the …

Inside the Company That's Made Viral Videos Big Business

Nate Granzow settles into his chair and taps a few keys on his keyboard. Two large computer screens blink to life. The left screen has a browser with …

Viral

The Future Of Podcasting

Podcasting is having a celebrity moment: Serial’s Sarah Koenig has appeared on The Colbert Report; Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on the Tim Ferriss show; and, most recently, Barack Obama visited Marc Maron’s garage to appear on his WTF podcast.<p><b>The $65 Billion Question</b><p>Beneath the headlines, …