Waseem Azam

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The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.<p>There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.<p>“I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot …

10 key takeaways for startups that are trying to be the next Uber

These days, it seems like every startup is billed as the next "Uber of X" or "Tinder of Y." But it's important to remember that the originals are …

Startups

How Two Non-Technical Cofounders Grew & Sold Their Startup for Millions

My law school classmate and I started an ecommerce business and successfully exited. Here’s how we did it.<p><i>About me: I built</i> <i>Caskers</i><i>. Now I’m building</i></i> …

How to know if your business idea is good

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

10 Body Language Secrets Every Successful Person Knows

If you want to become successful, then it is imperative that you hone in on your bodily-language. I’d go as far to say that it’s just as important — …

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free | Inc.com

Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get one done before heading into your first pitch for funding. Because that's …

Microsoft's App Studio now lets anyone make a universal Windows 10 app

Microsoft today announced an update for its Windows App Studio platform that allows anyone to create basic apps: it now works with Windows 10.<p>The app’s UI has been revamped to match Windows 10’s aesthetic, and it now supports the Universal App Platform Microsoft has touted for its new operating …

Apps

A mobile network is offering free data, calls and texts in the UK

The company will launch a basic, SIM-only, contract-free plan with 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MB of data for free this summer, the BBC reported.<p>FreedomPop is partnering with Three and an unnamed second carrier.<p>Users can also add extra data and minutes to the basic plan. They will also be able …

Protonet's secure server really is incredibly simply to set-up and use, but I'm not sure I need it

In the wake of Snowden’s now ageing revelations about governmental snooping a wave of ‘ultra-secure’ personal servers hit the market, promising to give you access to all your documents, files and anything else you need – just like using the cloud – but without all the data being stored …

Microsoft turning phones into PCs feels like the future

One of Microsoft’s big announcements at its Build developers conference last week was the ability to turn a smartphone running Windows 10 into a PC. Dubbed Continuum for Phones, it’s designed to take advantage of new universal apps that run across Windows 10 on phones, PCs, tablets, and the Xbox …

Towards a global Muslim startup ecology: 11 most innovative Asian Muslim startups

<i>This article was written by Dustin Craun, founder and executive editor of Ummah Wide.</i> It was a beautiful San Francisco night, and we had just …

Acer's Liquid X2 smartphone is another globetrotter's dream

Sure, you probably don't need a smartphone with a massive 4,000mAh battery and a trio of SIM card slots, but thanks to Acer, your author can't stop thinking about one. Acer's so-called Liquid X2 is clearly well-equipped to play globetrotter, but (just like the Predator tablet) the company's …

Mobile Technology

‘F*ck this court — I AM Justice': Woman uncorks berserk legal rant after civil rights suit tossed

A self-described “Floridian-American” sovereign citizen submitted a nine-page, profanity-laced tirade against a judge who dismissed a lawsuit she …

How To Successfully Start Your Own Online Business

Jess Levin of Carats & Cake shares how to make it as a female entrepreneur in the digital age.<p>In the digital age of blogging, online services and budding e-commerce sites, there's an endless sea of opportunity waiting to be discovered on the internet for the next generation of entrepreneurs. When …

6 Mistakes You Are Making That Are Keeping You Fat

Put an end to these habits so you can finally watch the pounds drop off<p>The less body fat you carry, the better your abs will show.<p>Start by performing triage on the six eating habits listed here. But don’t try to banish them all at once. “Target just one or two behaviors at first—ones that you can …

MIT Invention Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

It could help farmers in developing countries<p>From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California's new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …

These former freelancers struck gold on their own. Now they want to help others get there

Pakistan has a thriving and vibrant freelance community. Online marketplace Freelancer.com estimates that there are approximately 240,000 users on …

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

Carl Preston<p>Read full profile<p>What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand …

Success

When Machines Replace Middle Management

In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014:<p><i>“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.”</i><p>According to Carl Benedict Frey and …

Machine Learning

How China grew desperate to conceal its power from the world

Beijing's Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank marks the opening salvo in a soft power war with the United States<p>The creation of the prosaic-sounding Asian Infrastructure Investment Development Bank (AIIB) has landed the biggest blow to America’s superpower status in the post-war …

Are You Selling A Business? Read This First

It’s every entrepreneur’s dream, or at least a daydream. Your business has grown so successful you can sell it and drift off into the sunset (at least until the siren call of angel investing or another startup lures you in once again).<p>This week I met sale-side expert Rick Krebs, who manages mergers …

Listen, it’s still their f**king fault: Bush, Cheney, neo-con drivel, and the truth about Iraq and ISIS

<b>(AP/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>We can’t believe we have to explain 9/11, ISIS and Iraq again. But as the right’s lies add up, here goes<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>April 9, 2015 9:11pm (UTC)<p>Foreign policy is already looming much larger in the 2016 election than it did in 2012. When Obama ran for re-election, the inescapable …

Why You Should Never Start Just One Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two types of entrepreneurs: Those who start one company and those who start lots of companies.<p>Those who start lots of companies like to describe themselves as “serial entrepreneurs,” which may or may not be slightly fatuous. …

Car Audio Installer Creates Custom Entertainment System Using iPads, Apple TV

Before heading on a road trip from Los Angeles, California to Phoenix, Arizona with his family to watch spring training baseball, <i>MacRumors</i> forum member and car audio installer Wesley, otherwise known as MrMacMini, decided that some entertainment would be needed for the five-hour drive. With a love …

Video Ads Are Coming To The Back Of Your Uber

I hopped in the back of my first Uber car almost two years ago. Before Uber, I’d done just about everything in my power to avoid taking a traditional taxi. Those avoidance techniques included walking, biking, staying at home and even hitching the occasional ride from my mom. Needless to say, I …

Santa Monica

How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever

Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots. It’s a tough battle. Strolling the boardwalk, I pass beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings practicing spikes close by glitzy …

Venture Capital