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7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, your …

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to keep pace with the increasing demand. Preserving a high standard of care amidst the waiting room …

5 more great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

Last week, we wrote about five Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone just can’t. There are countless clear benefits to owning a smartphone …

TrueVault Launches To Bring Easy HIPAA Compliance To Startups And Health Apps

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: In an effort to jumpstart the U.S. economy amidst the runaway blight of the “Great Recession” and financial crisis beginning in 2008, Congress scrambled to enact and then distribute its unprecedented and controversial $787 billion economic …

The Art of Crafting a 15-Word Strategy Statement

In the January issue of HBR, Roger Martin sets out some rules for avoiding common mistakes in strategy making. As he writes in “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning“, the first rule is “keep the strategy statement simple.” Rather than a long, often vague document, the company’s strategy should …

A Thousand Words About A Shaving Kit

Tristan Walker has gone from oil trading to hawking shaving cream in six years. As an economics major at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Walker — who was at the top of his class — became enamored by New York City’s flagship industry: finance. “I knew I wanted to try it,” he said.<p>Walker liked …

Swiping Right, Tinder Backer Joins Warburg Pincus

Dinesh Moorjani, the mind behind the early stage technology incubator that launched Tinder, is leaving the startup world behind (at least with his day job).<p>Moorjani, whose long history in mobile tech includes a stint as an SVP at Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp before launching the mobile …

How Google Used Motorola To Smack Down Samsung -- Twice

Samsung is giant. It employs 427,000 staff, has an annual turnover in excess of $270bn and assets of $600bn spread across over 80 business units. And Google just floored it twice using Motorola as a baseball bat.<p><b>Why?</b><br>On the surface having 81 per cent of Android marketshare would seem to make Google …

6 Ways a Good Assistant Can Change Your Life | Inc.com

Meg, known as my "time Nazi" to some of my friends, knows me as well as anyone on the planet who's not married to me. She co-hosts a radio show with me. My previous EA, Theresa Braun, co-authored a book with me. Other assistants have gone on to become vice president of sales and product manager at …

Time Management

5 Tips for Producing Direct Mail Copy That Sells

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> The Direct Mail Solution<i>, direct marketing expert and entrepreneur Craig Simpson provides easy-to-follow solutions for creating direct mail campaigns that work! In this edited excerpt, the author describes how to write a</i> …

How Angular Lets Us Iterate Like Crazy

<i>Interior, startup office loft. Friday Afternoon.</i><p>SUIT: Hey dude, you know Feature X that we were asking for?<p>DEVELOPER: Do I ever! I spent all week …

50 startup lessons for 2014: AngelList, KISSmetrics founders help kick off Launch This Year

Entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs alike are learning how to start, build, and grow their startups in 2014 with 50 almost-weekly lessons from Launch This Year. And the teachers include AngelList’s Naval Ravikant and KISSmetrics founder Hiten Shah.<p>“This is going to add structure and be a compass as …

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success?<p>If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon Valley routinely, even systematically, has overlooked the old in search of the …

Can Silicon Valley VC Apply Lessons From Uber To Disrupt Fortified Healthcare Incumbents?

Several tweets today from Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley suggests that the legendary VC firm – famous for backing eBay, Uber, OpenTable, and Yelp, among others – may be preparing to get serious about healthcare, aggressively crowdsourcing the search for new opportunities.<p>“Spending time …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want

Given the shortage of talented executives, how can companies attract the best and brightest? What do executives look for in new employers? How does a company become a destination of choice for talent in the aftermath of the financial crisis?<p>To answer these questions, we surveyed several dozen …

Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.<p>Photo</i> …

Engines

100 growth hacks 100 days | 1 to 10

This is the first SlideShare adaption of Timothy E. Johansson's 100 Growth Hacks in 100 Days. The growth hacks that's included in the slide are 1 to 10. Timothy is the front-end developer at UserApp (www.userapp.io).

Improve Your Python: Metaclasses and Dynamic Classes With Type

metaclasses and the type keyword are each examples of little used (and, thus, not well understood by most) Python constructs. In this article, we'll …

2013 in Review: The Year in U.K. Venture Capital

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8 Sentences That Drive Bosses Crazy | Inc.com

Being the boss is difficult enough without employees saying things that add confusion and misdirection to the process.<p>If you've got a boss, set a mental flag to stop yourself if you hear one of these sentences coming out of your own mouth. And if you <i>are</i> the boss, here's what to say to train your …

Employment

TechStars grad Sync OnSet raises $2.5 million to ensure Ron Burgundy's mustache is impeccable

Sync OnSet is a substitute for what film crews call the "production binder." This is an actual physical binder used by a film's costume department, …

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KidoZen lands $5M to free enterprises from single-vendor mobile apps

Vendor lock-in is a major concern for enterprises, which may want to migrate from SAP to Oracle or use several software solutions simultaneously.<p>KidoZen thinks those systems should play nice with each other — and it just raised $5 million from Third Point Ventures to make that happen in the mobile …

14 Steps To Improve Your LinkedIn Presence In 2014

Contributor William Arruda gave Forbes readers good reasons last week to give LinkedIn a much more serious look in 2014.<p>Now that Arruda has covered the “why” of updating your profile, I’d like to take a closer look at the “how.” So I’ve reconnected with Wayne Breitbarth, the LinkedIn consultant and …

Facebook

As a developer working on consumer online software, you’re invested in creating meaningful experiences for users. At the same time, if you ask …

Prototypes

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Credit Card Payment Form

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of: the Credit Card Payment Form, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

UX Design