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The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Self-improvement

What It Will Take For The Software Services Industry To Navigate A Digital Future

The global economy is going through a phase of accelerated change. More than 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. These networks generate extensive data that yields insights for private and public institutions. With these movements, global business systems will see a …

Innovation

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Can we use our brains to directly control machines? Miguel Nicolelis suggests yes, showing how a clever monkey in the US learned to control a robot …

Cue Is A Connected Lab-In-A-Box For On-Demand Health Testing At Home

The quantified self and quantified health trends frequently overlap — but few startups are quite as tightly screwed into that sticking place as Cue. Not yet anyway.<p>This San Diego-based startup, which was founded back in 2009 in the midst of the swine flu peak and has attracted more than $1 million …

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Your Company

Being acquired can be the fulfillment of a dream -- or the start of a nightmare. Here's how to make sure you get what you want.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've worked at a variety of businesses that focused on acquisitions, and I helped launch Marcus by …

Startups

4 Ways to Bounce Back From a Startup Failure -- Even When the Outlook Looks Grim

Failure for an entrepreneur is heartbreaking. So is the threat of it. But if Elon Musk survived that threat, you can, too.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” -- Bill Gates</i><p>Research …

Entrepreneurship

4 Surprisingly Easy Strategies Smart Leaders Use to Avoid a Meeting Overload

A few tweaks can help boost your productivity levels.<p>If you've worked in an office, ever, you know that meetings are the black sheep of work tasks. We love to hate them and we strive to eliminate them forever, and yet we continue to have them--over and over again until we find ourselves wondering …

Time Management

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

VCs serve up a large helping of cash to startups disrupting food

Here is what your daily menu might look like if recently funded startups have their way.<p>You’ll start the day with a nice, lightly caffeinated cup of cheese tea. Chase away your hangover with a cold bottle of liver-boosting supplement. Then slice up a few strawberries, fresh-picked from the corner …

Startups

How Do You Win the Innovation Game? Google's 'X' Marks the Spot.

Most startups lack the freedom and capital X has. They should take a more methodical approach to innovation and keep three key points in mind.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've come to expect innovation from Google, and sometimes innovation can be scary. In …

Innovation

How blockchain will transform the e-commerce industry over the next few years

Blockchain technology should be considered the most disruptive technology invention of the fourth industrial revolution. The world has never seen a technology as powerful as blockchain technology and it could potentially impact all sectors of the economy complete will transforming it through top …

Blockchain

Going for Growth: How to Find the Right Tools and Talent to Help Your Business Scale

Planning to grow your business can go hand-in-hand with having a strategy that will enable you to scale. But when you’re working tight timelines with …

Readiness for Future of Production Report 2018 - Reports - World Economic Forum

Context<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution1 and emerging technologies—such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics and additive …

Innovation

The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate

References<p><b>1.</b> “Bill Ford: Innovation Key to Ford’s Future; Commitment to Hybrids to Grow,” Sept. 21, 2005, http://media.ford.com.<p><b>2.</b> J. Immelt, “The …

8 Keys To Changing The World According to Harvard Business School

Two Harvard Business School professors describe what it takes to win a founder's battle to change the world<p>If you want to change the world, it's not enough to startup -- you have to turn an idea into a company worth billions that keeps growing fast. In other words, it's not enough to startup, you …

Harvard Business School

Africa's inspiring innovators show what the future could hold

The potential for economic and technological growth in Africa is clear. Yes, many African countries still face challenges related to infrastructure, …

Innovation

The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term “innovation” is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Private equity firms place hundreds of little bets on these startups, hoping one produces a windfall that covers the rest. These …

Innovation

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed …

Investing

The 5-Hour Rule Is Used By The World's Most Successful People

Think of someone who epitomizes a successful career. Bill Gates? Oprah? Elon Musk? A healthy chunk of the names that come to mind are people who …

Bill Gates

Tempted to Drop a Project That Isn't Working? Here's a Quick Way to Know Whether You Should Give Up or Push Through

The keys to understanding your motivation so you can make the right choice.<p>Have you ever hit a wall in a project and wonder if you should push harder or give up? How do you know if you are facing inner resistance or seeing a sign that you should shift gears and change direction? There may be times …

Motivation

New Age Entrepreneurship – Analysing Prospects in Machine Learning to Drive Societal Change

ML is the best way to give back to society<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Boon of technology has changed the human civilization for good, as constant evolution in technology …

Machine Learning

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. How constant repetition--especially with a start-up--can make the difference between success and failure

How constant repetition--especially with a start-up--can make the difference between success and failure<p>This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 45th anniversary of Twisted Sister's first year residency as the house band (a band that by virtue of the exclusivity and dependable performance times, …

New Jersey

Time to get smart with innovation

Jens Amail of SAP reveals how technology can help businesses thrive in a challenging, changing market<p>Businesses exist in a fiercely competitive environment. Around half the Fortune 500 companies from 2000 are no longer listed. That turnover is nothing new but with companies struggling or …

Innovation

What The Rise Of Low-Code Means For CIOs

There is a universal need in business for unique software made simply. The challenge for CIOs is deciding the best way to digitize enterprise environments to express that uniqueness and achieve differentiation over the competition. With customers constantly demanding new products and unparalleled …

Software Development

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it …

Innovation