Tony Quach

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The Merging of Social Media, Big Data, Perpetually Connected Consumers and AI... Nirvana, or the End of Free-Will?

It’s Friday September 14, 2046, and you are at the airport getting an alert from your car that your 10,000 mile service is due, but something …

4 Most Crucial Startup Questions Answered

Do you dream of launching your startup, but don’t know how? If you’ve always had the mindset of an entrepreneur but have unanswered questions dancing …

Starting Up? You Ignore These Practices, You'll Be Done in a Year

Three simple management habits predict success. Do yourself a favor: Start them now!<p>Its an exciting time to be involved in startups, especially with so much practical advice easily at hand. People are eager to share their knowledge on new product development, venture capital funding and the startup …

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids... but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. …

Personal Finance

From fiction to fact: What a Stanford startup class taught me about entrepreneurship and aging

A few years back, I was one of the only 25-year-olds I knew with four octogenarian grandparents. At 85, my mom’s mom still went for long walks in her …

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

4 Ways to Avoid Killing Your New Startup

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Recruit participants for UX research

Recruit consumers and professionals for any research study<p>Remote or in person. Exploratory interview, usability test, or diary study. We find …

Meet The Entrepreneurs Aiming To Make Virtual Shopping The New (Augmented) Reality

Two business partners and entrepreneurs who have been friends for more than 25 years have developed an award-winning product that is beginning to make waves as the missing link that could finally solve the problem of how to unite “clicks” and “bricks”.<p>Andre Hordagoda and Aman Khurana are technology …

eCommerce

This Is Why so Many Entrepreneurs Can’t Find Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I decide between paying debt and saving for the future?'

<i>I have $2,500 in credit card debt and about $35,000 in student loan debt. How should I prioritize paying these off while also saving for the future?</i><p>Great question! It's hard when you're juggling multiple financial priorities but the truth is that we are often focused on multiple goals throughout …

Personal Finance

If You Make $100,000 Or More, Here Are 3 Tax Breaks You Don't Want to Miss

If you make $100,000 or more, you probably pay a significant amount of your income to the IRS every year at tax time. That makes it critical to look for tax deductions and credits that you can use to reduce your tax bill.<p>Unfortunately, high-income taxpayers don't get to take advantage of all the …

Now This Is Romance: A Fairy-Tale Hideaway Hotel on the French Riviera

<i>By Pavia Rosati for Fathom</i> | I had heard about <b>Eze</b>, the charming French medieval hilltop village in the Côte D’Azur, for years. (Château Eza made it onto our first list of The World’s Most Romantic Hotels.) And I am no stranger to charming European medieval hilltop villages. (Fathom decamped to a …

France

Best credit cards for business travelers

What's the best credit card to use on a business trip? If you're jetting off to Tokyo, Paris, or Sao Paulo every few weeks, the answer will likely be different than if you're driving to different client sites every day.<p>CNNMoney asked experts at two credit-card comparison websites -- Jill Gonzalez, …

How To Fall In Love With Your Job Again

Even the best job can become routine. Here’s how to feel great again about what you do.<p>When you landed your job, you were thrilled. If it wasn’t your dream job, it was pretty darn close—at least a big step along an exciting career path. But lately, you’re just not feeling it. It’s not that you hate …

Learning to Code vs. Coding to Learn

<b>hello world!</b><b><br>is there room for<br>some coding in there?</b><p>This week over a million students around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual …

Learning

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Social Media

How to Get Out of Debt

For most of us, the New Year brings resolutions around two things: Waist tightening, and wallet tightening, as November and December seem to be …

Startup Spotlight: Leasify simplifies the leasing process for new car-buyers

If you’ve ever shopped for a car, you know dealers will do just about anything to simplify the process and close the sale. Leasing a car, however, …

Startup Spotlight: Renticity launches in Seattle with platform for mom-and-pop landlords

Seattle’s rising rent prices lead to a lot of housing turnover — which leads to a lot of extra work for landlords. That’s fine for property …

For some investors, selling in a bear market isn't such a bad idea

The bear market is back, ripping apart your 401(k) and perhaps disturbing your dreams for the future.<p>People who promised themselves they would never let their money be devastated again after the last bear market in 2008 find themselves again with losses now that stocks worldwide have gone into a …

Building Scalable Web Apps with AWS Lambda and Home-Grown Serverless Web Framework

There is a growing demand for enterprise software solutions that are easy to build and quick to deploy. Cloud Computing has emerged as one of the …

What Product VP’s at High Growth Startups Have in Common

(This post originally appeared on the Mattermark Blog)<p><i>“I think that the number one hiring criterion for a vice president of product management should</i> …

A hedge fund that makes money when markets go crazy has identified the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse

Investors have fled risky bets, hammering banks' share prices.<p>But not everyone loses money when turmoil hits. Some, like 36 South, are set up to profit from it.<p>The London-based hedge fund's Black Swan strategy gained 234% in the chaos after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.<p>The fund …

24 Valentine's Day Desserts That Are Better Than A Date

All the chocolate.<p>Unless you're one of the lucky few, Valentine's Day sucks. It either makes you feel like you're all alone (don't worry, you're not) or it convinces you that the romance from your relationship has simmered to a neutral (not true, either). The expectations of love for this one …

Dessert

The Easy Way to Make Your Retirement Savings Last

You can make your nest egg last for decades with as few as two index funds<p>It’s one of the most daunting financial challenges you’ll ever face: …

The Smartest Way to Handle Frequent Flier Miles

For many travelers, simply finding a flight that can be booked with frequent flyer miles instead of cash is cause for celebration. But advanced …