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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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

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 …

Time Management

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

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>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 …

Small Business

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 …

Videography

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 …

Profit

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 …

Windows Apps
Startups

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
Civil Rights

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 …

Entrepreneurship

6 Mistakes That Keep You Fat | Men's Health

The reason: Recent studies show that we have only so much willpower. That’s why trying to break several bad habits at once can be overwhelming.<p>But if you follow the slow and steady approach, you’ll increase your odds of sculpting a thinner, fitter physique—and keeping it for life.<p><b>Skipping Meals or</b> …

These former freelancers want to help others make it big.

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

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 …

Water

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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

Success

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 …

China

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 …

Small Business

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

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>Foreign policy is already looming much larger in the 2016 election than it did in 2012. When Obama ran for re-election, the inescapable fact that Osama bin Laden had been killed on his watch …

Political Science

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. …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Transportation

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