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Galaxy S5 is Very Good But Not Amazing

After spending several days using the new Samsung Galaxy S5, I’m generally impressed but not overjoyed. It’s a solid phone and an incremental improvement over last year’s Galaxy S4 but it’s not a game changer.<p>Still, there are some features worth mentioning. Although I haven’t yet dunked mine in …

3 Lessons From Negotiating With Steve Jobs

A VC who went head to head with the Apple boss earlier in her career shares what she learned from the experience.<p>Back in the mid-1980's, Heidi Roizen, today an operating partner at VC firm DFJ, was the co-founder of software company T/Maker. Her firm’s products had attracted the attention of early …

Venture Capital

How to Create a Cool Brand

Partners & Spade is the creative force behind some of the most admired branding campaigns of recent years--for Warby Parker, Shinola, J.Crew, Target, and more. The big idea, say the founders: What your brand does matters more than what it says.<p>Distill the prevailing menswear style of the past few …

Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list.<p>Facebook's new Nearby …

3 Types of Leaders Who Never Succeed

Do you rise again and again to the very edge of success, only to fall back down? You may be guilty of one of these leadership styles.<p>It's an oft-quoted leadership trope: Because of his sin in striking the rock twice, Moses never lived to see his people into the Promised Land. That role fell instead …

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

3 Words That Create Instant Credibility

Being a know-it-all is a great way to make people question your common sense.<p>When it comes to credibility-building, the three most powerful words in the English language are: "I don't know."<p>Many salespeople and most managers think that they'll lose credibility if they admit ignorance, especially …

Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

Entrepreneurship

6 Habits of Great Connectors

Entrepreneur Scott Dinsmore shares the traits that the best networkers he's met have in common.<p>The second part of the 1936 Dale Carnegie classic book, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, is called "Six Ways to Make People Like You."<p>All these years later, connecting with new people remains a …