Jane Weintraub

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Amazon Tests Out 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees …

New York Times

How to Prepare Yourself for the Future of Work

<i>The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. — </i><b>William Gibson</b><p>Work will continue to evolve. Human progress is inevitable. And …

Ronald Reagan

Did Millennials Kill the 9-to-5 Workday, or Just Point Out That It's Dead?

Entrepreneur | CEO | Speaker | Author | HR and Tech Evangelist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials have taken the workplace by storm. They’re now the largest generation in the workforce and are tossing the 9-to-5 day, with dedicated cubicles and shared offices, …

The Workplace

Meet the Future: Work As It Will Be In 2020

We are in the midst of a revolution. This may sound surprising, as you sip your morning coffee and review the news headlines, all in relative peace …

This Startup Will Help You Find Your Next Intern

“Do you know any good engineers we can recruit?” That was one of the most common questions Michigan Tech college student Garrett Lord fielded during …

Employment

Autodesk vapourises ten per cent of jobs to go completely cloudy

And it's handling the transition rather better than AdobeAutodesk, which is getting close to phasing out physical product sales, has announced it's …

Autodesk

Why Your State Should Be a VC | Inc.com

The state of Illinois has serious financial woes. That's not news here in Chicago and it would be difficult to find any state that doesn't have money problems. There's plenty of misery to share and Alaska, Louisiana and Missouri, among others, are sharing it. Sorry state finances are as much of a …

Venture Capital

What I learned from pitching my start up

Share<p>By: Miguel González – Wharton/Lauder Class of 2017, Global Program<p>On November, 14th 2015 I had the opportunity to participate in the StartUp …

Why We Should Expect Some Thinning of the ‘Unicorn’ Herd

Some 144 tech companies are called “unicorns,” based on valuations of $1 billion or more in private markets. But experience shows the good times may …

Venture Capital

Student Perspective: Building a Movement Towards Healthier Food Truck Options

<b>Honestly, I didn’t know how much Healthy Food Truck Initiative (HFTI) would grow or how much it would shape my Penn experience.</b> When I helped start …

FarmedHere to launch massive indoor farm in Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky will soon be home to a large indoor vertical garden installed in part of a 24 acre campus, FarmedHere has announced. This indoor …

Urban Agriculture

Discarded Water Bottles Become Cheap Solar Lights

Image: Designnobis<p>In big cities we take for granted how easy it is to use electrical light, but over a billion people living in developing countries …

Solar Power

Young Millionaires: How These Entrepreneurs Under 30 Are Changing the World

This story appears in the September 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Young people today don't just sit around and think about changing the world to suit their purposes--they do it. They may be inexperienced, but they're fearless when it comes to tackling long-stagnant business models and …

Entrepreneurship

Meet The Woman Who Is Building Digital Schools And Wants To Put Herself Out Of Business

“Katrin Macmillan is digitally democratizing education, she recently spoke about it at SXSW and she’s one of the most aspiring female social entrepreneurs I have ever met.” That’s how I was introduced to Katrin. I thought, “Sounds exciting, but what does digitally democratizing education really …

The 7 Must-Have Qualities Investors Look For in Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Early stage venture is a lot about the entrepreneur--who that person is and what she or he is capable of. As an investor, my filter has become quite honed in terms of what to look for in the best entrepreneurs.<p>On a recent trip to Ireland, I participated in a guided hike of the rugged Cliffs of …

Entrepreneurship

GetVOIP: The 35 Best Entrepreneur Blogs

GetVOIP published a list of the “35 Best Blogs” to help entrepreneurs pursue their dreams. Brian Solis was ranked number 1.<p>Excerpt:<p>The road of the …

Entrepreneurship

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

Entrepreneurship

5 Movies With Great Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Books, articles, speeches, television shows and movies can spark creative ideas and provide helpful inspiration for entrepreneurs. That’s right -- an excuse to watch some cinematic masterpieces!<p>Break out the popcorn, get comfy on the …

Wall Street

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Want business advice from Warren Buffet? Inc.com compiled a list of videos that every entrepreneur should watch.<p><i>This post originally appeared at Inc.com. To read more, check out:</i><p><i>The Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business in 2011</i><p><i>
Jason Fried: Why I Run a Flat Company</i>

Entrepreneurship

You Don't Need to Be a Millionaire to Use These 10 Passive Income Strategies

Gain more financial freedom this year by taking advantage of these passive income ideas.<p>It's easy for millionaires to find passive income strategies that turn a profit, from commercial real estate investing to angel investing in a hot new technology startup. But what about the rest of us--those of …

Small Business

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. …

Silicon Valley

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

This wireless exec turned senator is leading the fight for workers of the Uber economy

As a VC and early investor in wireless technology, he helped start the company that became Nextel, invested in hundreds of other startups, and has an estimated net worth over $200 million.<p>But the Democrat from Virginia is worried about the state of capitalism today.<p>"I worry that capitalism is not …

Silicon Valley

The Gig Economy Appears To Be Growing. Here's Why.

(Ferenstein Wire) - With the rise of Uber, Airbnb, and Taskrabbit, there’s a sinking suspicion that the traditional 9-5 job is being replaced by flexible independent contract work. But, despite multiple billion-dollar Silicon Valley startups based on independent contract workers, economists have …

Silicon Valley

Future of Work: Tearing Down the Wall Between Work and School

School is definitely not out, and it never will be again.Education does not--and cannot--occur in clean, distinct segments. The realities of modern …

Higher Education

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

College & University

The Future Of Work And Our Social Compact

We stand at a precipice of disruption to the basic socio-economic compact between citizens and the (public and private) institutions of our society. There are reverberations in several areas bringing into question our individual and societal models in how we learn and educate; how we grow up and …

Intellectual Property