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Kempner: Which of these startups will be a billion-dollar business?

If you know anyone who’s started a business, you know being an entrepreneur trying to market something cool and new can be brutally hard. And mighty …

Startups

After Listening to 25,000 Pitches, Richard Branson Has 1 Simple Tip for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

The spark that created one of the fastest growing companies in Richard Branson's Virgin empire came courtesy of a beer coaster.<p>In his new autobiography, <i>Finding My Virginity</i>, the billionaire entrepreneur recalls the story of the "the beer mat pitch."<p>At the time of the pitch, Brett Godfrey was the …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon's success is unparalleled — and 'Type 2 decisions' are a major reason why

Type 1 decisions are irreversible and should be made with caution. Type 2 decisions are reversible, like "two-way doors," and should be made quickly.<p>Amazon's willingness and ability to make Type 2 decisions has been a major factor in its success.<p>That's according to Scott Galloway, a clinical …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

Obesity is about much more than an unhealthy lifestyle

Despite an abundance of evidence illustrating that weight gain is caused by a complex cocktail of factors, obesity is often solely attributed to poor …

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

Luna Display maakt van iPad tweede beeldscherm voor Mac

Met Luna Display kun je je iPad als tweede scherm voor je Mac gebruiken. Het is gemaakt door de mensen achter Astropad, een populair …

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses | Inc.com

There's something incredibly potent and calming about insightful quotes from geniuses. As any entrepreneur or creative will attest, funks, ruts, and blocks happen. And knowing that brilliant minds tackled similar issues is priceless. Lucky for us, they were able to distill sharp lessons from their …

Creativity

This Vaccine Could Help You Quit Smoking

Your immune system would destroy nicotine molecules before they reach your brain<p>Quitting smoking is really hard—even with the advantage of medication, just 25 percent of people can stay smoke-free for six months. That’s because nicotine, the primary chemical in tobacco that can act as both a …

Immune System

Blijf op de hoogte

Blijf op de hoogte!<p>Je kunt op verschillende manieren op de hoogte blijven. Volg ons en je weet het als eerste als er een artikel online …

'Most VCs are full of sh*t:' meet the anti-venture capitalist with more than 1,600 startups

Dave McClure doesn't like venture capitalists. "Most VCs don't work that hard," he says. "They think they're great stock-pickers. They're all full of …

On the trail of the drinking, whoring, brawling - and brilliant - Caravaggio

There are two chapels in Rome that mark critical moments in the history of Western art. Most people are familiar with the first; millions flood into the Sistine Chapel every year to marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling. Strangely, the second is not so well known. Only a steady trickle of visitors …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies on Netflix you have to watch in your …

Elon Musk Still Believes We're Living In A Simulation, Others Aren't So Sure

The Simulated Multiverse is a theory; we asked a theoretical physicist how real is it<p>Elon Musk doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, he offers snippets of insight into his world and his mind.<p>Musk took to Twitter today to add more thoughts on us living in a simulation, of which he’s pretty …

Quantum Mechanics

Clinical trials, mental health, medication adherence, and more in 500 Startups' new digital health class

500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor, has announced <b>its 18th cohort</b>, a group of 46 companies total which includes, for the …

How to Nail the Pitch: 17 Storytelling Tips for Startups

In this guest post from the Rude Baguette blog, Alexis Niki, a Paris-based founder & CEO of StoryNova, outlines <b>Tyler Crowley’s</b> 17 best storytelling …

How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

At a time when almost three-quarters of the country is overweight or obese, it comes as no surprise that junk foods are the largest source of calories in the American diet. Topping the list are grain-based desserts like cookies, doughnuts and granola bars. (Yes, granola bars are dessert.)<p>That’s …

How to Use Content to Boost Your Product Launches

Content can help your product launch by creating excitement and educating customers. Here's how to do it right.<p><i>By Mo McKibbin, customer support at Help Scout</i><p>Everyone who's managed a product launch knows there's always more to be done than is actually worth doing.<p>You have to continually focus your …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

More Startups Would Be Successful if They Learned How to Do This

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

America's Obesity Epidemic Hits a New High

The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to put on weight.<p>The two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that efforts to encourage Americans to lose weight — …

Diabetes

A rule has been broken on Wall Street, and 'any banker with a brain' is now looking for an exit

Historically, you would join a firm as an analyst right out of college — if not earlier as an intern — and you'd work your way up through the ranks of associate, vice president, managing director, and, at some banks, partner.<p>You'd remain loyal to the firm for 30-odd years and retire in your 50s …

Markets

Dear startups, focus on the steak, not the sizzle

Matt Harris Contributor<p>Matt Harris is a venture investor with Bain Capital Ventures, focusing on early and growth stage fintech companies.<p>Everything was so much simpler before the Internet.<p>Back then, the VC world was neatly divided into IT and Health Care, and the whole rest of the U.S. economy …

The Illuminati Were Amateurs -- The Facts Show These Five Families Rule the World

As you begin to understand world governments don’t have your best interests in mind — that enemies of the State could more aptly be called enemies of …

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

Apps

Here’s How Tough Angel Investors Will Try to Test You

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Hoping to Avoid Burnout, Some Startups Turn to Pot

An embarrassing experience trying to get medical marijuana gave Mark Hadfield, chief technology officer of HelloMD Inc., the idea he needed to …