Trevor Overton

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Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and</i> …

Best Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Just Kiss the Girl

Entrepreneur, Startup Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I do not understand women.<p>They are complicated, complex, highly intelligent and clever sentient beings that never seem to follow the laws of nature, all of which makes it incredibly difficult for even …

Entrepreneurship

11 Unusual Social Media Tips to Drive Branding, Clicks and Conversions

Serial Entrepreneur • CEO at Amerisleep • CEO at OCLU<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective social-media marketing helps build successful businesses. A recent study by Shareaholic, which tracked 300,000 websites over four months, suggested that social-media referrals …

Marketing

How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably

Resilience may be more important than luck to your success. One thing these multimillionaires have in common is the ability to bounce back.<p>It's common knowledge that most entrepreneurs fail at some point. Sometimes it's a colossal failure that results in a startup closing its doors.<p>Other times, …

Michael Bloomberg

Accomplish Great Things at Any Age

Here are 41 reasons to get out there and make it happen, no matter how young or old you are.<p>Many of us think that to be successful, you have to be at the right place, the right circumstance and the right age.<p>But we can learn from those who have come before us, who achieved at every age and in every …

Motivation

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk

You may think that only big, established companies need to worry about patent trolls but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Startups also run the risk of being a target of these trolls, or more politely known as non-practicing entities (NPEs).<p>For instance, if your company has a transactional …

10 Reasons You Should Dust Off ‘Art of War’–and Read It

Powerful business lessons from an iconic strategist.<p>Sun Tzu said, “The art of war is of vital importance to the State.”<p>This is true in business as much as politics.<p>You might feel as though you’re full-on at war some days. Other days, it’s more subtle, but the elements of combat are there–in your …

Small Business

4 Essential Skills for Bootstrapping Start-Ups

These four skills will enable bootstrap entrepreneurs to develop a digital marketing experience with a professional look and feel.<p>"Bootstrapping" your start-up company means you don't have a ton of capital to spend on items that are essential to success. After the essentials are secured--legal, …

Marketing

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

Self-improvement

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America’s Wisest Leaders

Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.<p>When asked to rank American Presidents, scholars consistently have ranked Abraham Lincoln amongst the top three, and when ranked on leadership, he is usually …

5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies

Adrenaline might get your idea off the ground initially, but it takes a lot more than that to stay in business.<p>Over the last 13 years of writing about tech companies, I've picked up a few things about what it takes to start a company--and build one that lasts.<p>Often entrepreneurs initially are …

Entrepreneurship

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?

<b>Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?</b><p>A group of friends sits around a table in a pub in south London, exchanging stories and …

Public Health

Good news for Texas startups: LiveOak closes $109M fund

Texas is busting at the seams with new startups and a growing pool of tech talent. And today, those Texans have another firm to pitch when raising money.<p>Austin, Texas-based venture firm LiveOak Venture Partners closed a new $109 million investment fund today. The firm said the new fund makes sense …

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.<p>While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade …

Body Language

This One Tool Will Double Your Productivity Overnight

A simple solution to my email backlog helped me get more done in a day. It can help you too.<p>We all struggle to find ways to get more done on a daily basis. Doing business is complicated and demanding and we seem to be trying to pack more tasks into every day. But rather than feeling like we are …

Productivity
Self-improvement

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad

Easy to get wrong. And easy to get right.<p>While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And …

Language
Innovation

The Least Scary Way to Start a Business

You know you want to be an entrepreneur. But after that, things get a little fuzzy. Try starting with this simple plan.<p>You are ready--you think--to start your own business.<p>You have discovered a market need, and you are convinced you have come up with a way to fill it. But after that, things get …

Small Business

22 Qualities of Entrepreneurs Likely to Fail

An angel investor's take on qualities entrepreneurs must not possess.<p>I'm not an angel investor.<p>Nor am I likely to be providing venture capital anytime soon. So you would think reading a comprehensive guide to angel investing would be of little interest to me.<p>In fact, often the best way to approach …

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
InterAct

11 Proven Ways to Improve Your Marketing

Constantly experiment--cheaply--with different ideas and learn from each one. Here's a list to get you started.<p>You could sit around and wait for inspiration to strike. (It happens sometimes.) But here is a more proactive approach you could take to increase your revenues. Feel free to employ any or …

Marketing

Mario Draghi says policy makers talks about QE: European Central Bank live blog recap

Swiss Watchmakers Rebuff Apple's Partnership and Hiring Advances

Apple allegedly is trying to tap Swiss watchmakers for their technical and metallurgy expertise as the company works to brings its rumored iWatch to the market, reports the <i>Financial Times</i>. Though Apple is reaching out to several companies, most are not willing to work with the Cupertino …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …