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The myth of 'consumer-driven healthcare' comes to life again

Among the holy grails of would-be healthcare reformers, the holiest and grailiest quest is for the "empowered consumer."<p>This creature, armed with discernment about his or her medical needs and free choice of doctors and hospitals, will bring us to the paradise of low-cost medical care and …

Health Care

The Case For A Large Founding Team

Gal Nachum Contributor<p>Gal Nachum is an entrepreneur, 5X founder and startup mentor.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Milestone-Based Vesting For Startup Founders<br>• Why Israel Will Probably Never Have A Tech Giant And Why That’s Not Something To Regret<p>It is common wisdom nowadays that a founding team …

The Magic Numbers For Startup Health

Dinesh Thiru Contributor<p>Dinesh Thiru is the vice president of marketing of Udemy.<p>In this new age of so-called tech “unicorns” and their eye-popping valuations, it’s important to remember that not all revenue is created equal. Indeed, recent volatility in the stock market has lots of industry …

Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

Latin America

5 business lessons that can make or break a startup

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Desk.com.</i><p>Startups have been a breath of fresh air for the global market, but it leaves most entrepreneurs breathing heavy when they actually give entrepreneurship a shot. The lessons you learn as a business owner are unlike any Silicon Valley …

Entrepreneurship

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Psychology

Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input. Besides their voice and favorite keyboards, Android users using Android 4.0.3 and up can now also simply use good old-fashioned handwriting to input text into any Android app.<p>The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 …

Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed

Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. It’s quick and easy; just throw up your …

Crowd Funding

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

Being a tech professional is a good career with plenty of high-paying jobs.<p>But it’s an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it’s not.<p>Tech-job-hunting site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills. Dice surveyed 23,470 IT …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

How to tell if an early stage company will succeed — in 1 meeting

I’ve worked with many early-stage companies — some have failed, while others have gone on to see enormous success. I’ve created a rubric over the years that I use to judge whether a company is on the right path or is marching towards failure. It takes far less time than you would think to make that …

Psychology of a VC and how to take advantage of it

In the startup community, we often hear and read a lot about the <i>entrepreneurial struggle — </i>the daily difficulties and challenges facing those building companies. Rarely, however, do we hear about the other side of the equation — the <i>investor struggle.</i> Although it may appear that the life of an …

How to create a company culture with only 3 people

We all know that culture is vital to any business. As you grow, culture becomes part of your DNA.<p>“Culture deeply influences the people you attract and retain,” writes Adam Berrey at Startup Blender. “At the same time it shapes how people work together in your company and what they ultimately …

Easy Tools for Bloggers to Bring Content to Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / November 5, 2014<p>Are you a blogger? We’ve introduced a couple of tools to help get your content to Flipboard faster and to expand …

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

What Is The State Of Healthcare Content Marketing?

80% of respondents to the Pew survey reported going online for answers to their health questions.<p>94% of patients say brand reputations is crucial in selecting a facility; however only 26% of hospitals connect with patients via social media<p>96% of nearly 23,000 respondents used Facebook to gather …

How to hire a great engineering manager

How do you hire a great engineering manager?<p>It’s a question I’ve been grappling with a lot, as the company I’ve been leading has doubled in size every year for the past five years. At times, I’ve thought great engineering managers might not even exist. What is it that a great engineering manager …

Putting Together A Successful Kickstarter Proposal: How One Company Raised Four Times Its Target

When Dennis List and Nick Yap set out to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter last year, they hit their target on the first day and reached over $220,000 from backers in three weeks. List and Yap are the developers of ROCKI, a wi-fi music system that transforms any speakers into wi-fi speakers and enables …

Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and …

Study: Most Millennials Don’t Watch TV on the TV

The YouTube generation simply isn’t watching TV the way their parents are, or so says the latest Digital Democracy Survey of American media …

Sulon Launches The Cortex Developer Kit To Start Building Holodeck Gaming Software

Virtual reality is bound to be a part of the future of gaming, and Toronto-based Sulon Technologies is debuting their own take on this exciting space at GDC in San Francisco. Their Cortex gaming platform is a fully immersive gaming experience, that turns any physical space into essentially a …

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Your Twitter Conversations Fall Into One of These Six Categories

The trolls, the political preachers, the over-sharers: Twitter users encompass all of these stereotypes and then some.<p>How do so many different …

Beware: State tax laws could nail your startup

Recently I met the CEO of a tech startup that had succeeded where most new ventures fail: three years into business, his company was making a few …

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