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Rocket Internet may be raising a new $1.1B venture fund for...

Several reports today indicated that Rocket Internet, the controversial German startup factory, could be raising $1.12 billion for a new venture fund. A German business...

Evolution of a marketing professional

There are some experienced people in a marketing field on the market. But they often can't find a good job. The problem is, as...

Increase Your Prices and Make More Profit

If your prices are too low, your market will label you a low-end player and you’ll attract bargain hunters who will invariably try to...

How The Convertible Note Works (Part II: Pros & Cons)

In Part I of this series we discussed the basic structure and concepts of a convertible note. If you have not had a chance...

Do you compete on price? Bad business decision!

The price a business owner establishes for the sale of their products and services is arguably one of the most important business decisions they...

The tech boss with designs on the global fashion industry

As the movers and shakers of the global fashion industry mix and mingle, Josie Tam is on a mission to attract customers. It is Hong...

14 of the most promising seed-stage enterprise startups

Here are the 14 most promising enterprise startups: Amplitude. Backed by Y Combinator and a $2 million seed round, Amplitude is a mobile analytics startup...

The 7 Traits of High Achievers

Have you ever wondered why some people achieve more than others in their businesses and lives? As this question has fascinated me for over 20...

Fintech’s future is fast and furious

Fintech is hotter than ever with investment tripling to $12.21 billion in the past year, according to Accenture’s 2015 report. Recent Jobs Act legislation...

Going Into Business VS Looking for a Way to Get Rich...

I want to start with making an example: If your neighbour has a kid, would you start producing diapers or gruel just to sell...

Y Combinator brings hardware veteran Luke Iseman on full-time to help...

The Y Combinator team is growing and expanding its focus beyond just software startups. The popular accelerator program has brought on board Luke Iseman as a full-time...

Ordinary vs Game Changing

“It doesn’t take any more effort to dream a big dream than it takes to dream a small dream.” ~ General Wesley Clark, Former...

Is Your Business Irresistible?

“Mystery, sensuality and intimacy are the future of successful businesses! Businesses must be irresistible to be successful.” – Kevin Roberts, Worldwide Executive Chairman, Saatchi...

What Ice Cream Flavour is YOUR Business?

An ice cream is an ice cream. A laptop is a laptop. A plumber is a plumber. A business coach is just another business...

GoButler raises $8M to get you anything you want by sending...

GoButler is launching its text-based personal assistant out of beta today, and is announcing an $8 million series A. GoButler is “like an Amazon for the...

5 Non-Design Skills Every Freelance Designer Needs

Let me be honest with you. The hours, sweat, tears (and sometimes blood) that went into mastering your design skills and software is not...

Sergey Petrossov’s Sky-High Ambitions

Private jet travel may today seem like a luxury that’s meant to be enjoyed only by the world’s one percent, but that’s a scenario...

New York is now the world’s number 2 startup ecosystem

Startup data benchmarking company Compass has released its second Startup Ecosystem Report. In the three years since the previous report, New York City has...

Meet the teen tech geniuses who will put you to shame

MARC Wong built his first app by the age of 12, set up an online community for teenage tech fans by 15 and spends...

7 Secrets of Super Successful Small Business Entrepreneurs

Do we all need to be like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates to be successful entrepreneurs? They were recognised as being ‘forces of nature’;...

Book Review: 7 Classic Personal Finance Books Every One Should Read

There are a lot of personal finance books in the market today. If you are looking for a great personal finance book to read,...

5 Top Tips to Achieve Business Success in 2015

Where has the year gone? It’s late July... and time’s flying by. Given my experience, you’re likely to be in one of two camps...

Top 5 Sell-Side Advantages of M&A

It happened. The idea that you dreamed up years ago while sitting in your garage has blossomed into a sustainable business with significant market...

7 ways to ruin your career

    Notes of the worst anonymous employee: «Different objectives require different solutions. Many people out there want to succeed. But what if your idea...

The Top 3 Books Every Investor Should Have

I was reading a blog and it had a list of books every investor should have. I read it and I was really impressed....

White House plans a tech Demo Day for Aug. 4

ASPEN, Colorado — The White House will host its own Demo Day on August 4, aimed at highlighting a diverse array of mostly early-stage...

How The Convertible Note Works (Part I: The Basics)

So, we all know that financial capital and cash flow is the life-blood of any company. Nowhere is this truer than in the startup...

Guess what? Apple is becoming a record label

Pitchfork recently reported that Apple is producing music videos for people like M.I.A. and Drake. A report today points to a new Apple job...

Greel Debt Crisis: Lessons For The Entrepreneur

I was reading the BBC business news site last night and I saw a news related to the Greek debt crisis. The fitst paragraph...

Nigerian Investors Lose N271 Billion in Five Days

I'm sure this headline sounds outrageous or magical but it's not. This happened this past week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) according to...
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Nintendo boss dies age 55

The man who guided Nintendo as its president and chief executive officer since 2002 has passed away. Satoru Iwata, who oversaw one of the biggest eras...

How do you build a $1 billion company?

How do you build a billion-dollar business? It’s not a linear process. When I started at Salesforce.com CRM 1.69% , we were 10...

Losing Confidence in Corporate Bonds

Credit Suisse’s Investment Committee has been bearish on core government bonds – those issued by the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, and Switzerland – since...

What Salesforce’s expansion in Europe means for you

When software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools first emerged in the early 2000s, the U.S. was at the forefront of adoption. With concerns around security and confidentiality,...

How Not To Manage A Business

Now I know this looks like a strange topic but it has a lot of wisdom to it. I'm sure you would have seen...

Face Your Fear

Death once wrote a letter to a distant country about his intention of coming to take ten specific but undisclosed people on a particular...

The Power of Taking Action

Jonathan Winters once said “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” How often do opportunities slip off people’s hand by...

IBM Announces World’s Most Powerful Computer Chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the...

Facebook updates its cost-per-click definition to only include clicks to websites...

Attention marketers: Facebook has redefined its cost-per-click (CPC) measurement. In a blog post, the social networking company said that as part of its latest...

Liftoff says many new app users rush to buy or register

A large chunk of users with newly-installed mobile apps will take an action — like making a purchase or registering — within the first...

New Salesforce report finds Big 3 social networks boosted ad revenue...

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn together saw a 49 percent increase in ad revenue in the past year. That’s one of the takeaways from Salesforce’s Q1...

Fleksy’s mobile keyboard app goes free as the company bets on...

Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free. With seven million downloads to...

Microsoft could announce big layoffs on Wednesday, NY Times says

Microsoft plans to announce a major new round of layoffs as early as Wednesday, according to a report in the New York Times. Citing unnamed...

SurveyMonkey appoints former HP COO Bill Veghte as new CEO

Online survey platform SurveyMonkey announced today the person who succeeds Dave Goldberg as CEO. Bill Veghte, Hewlett-Packard’s former COO and lead of its enterprise group,...

Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas

The company’s fifth data center will be completely powered by a nearby wind farm. Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s building a large $1 billion...

NYSE President: I owe every job I’ve ever had to networking

Sometimes it’s individuals outside your immediate network that end up offering the advice you need to propel your career forward. The Leadership Insider network is...
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The Importance of Design in business

How to use the principles of design to make better business decisions I’d like to share with you some thoughts on why design should matter...

Together we achieve more

There are things that work together way better than on their own. You can buy a TV, but without an antenna it’s just a...

For Start-Ups, How Many Angels Is Too Many?

Nancy Hua, top, is the chief executive of Apptimize, a start-up that raised about $2 million from 21 angel investors in the space of...

6 ways to transform your business by uplifting the customer service...

Dedication and selflessness are the two pillars that every successful customer-centric business is built on. A lot has changed since Walmart and Nordstrom introduced...

Skype for Business Windows Phone app is here!

It’s an exciting time for Skype for Business as we deliver communication-powered productivity in Office. In the last few months, we’ve delivered the Skype...

Google gets into the carpooling business with the launch of RideWith...

Google is entering the carpooling business this week with the launch of a new app called RideWith. Available for Android only at first, the service...

Web Based CRM Solution New Opportunities for Small Organizations

A flexible web based CRM software will help you manage precious details of your customers. Maintaining legitimate time entry to finish reporting and dashboards...

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How Positive Thinking is Ruining Your Life

How Positive Thinking is Ruining Your Life

I am a member of a cult. The cult of positive thinking. I know it is mostly garbage. Yet, it makes me feel good. The job...
How To Apologize Well

How To Apologize Well

It’s a bruising paradigm. We expect a leader to have answers. The level of your leadership pay is commensurate with the expectation that you execute...
How Your Words Impact Everything

How Your Words Impact Everything

She is 6 and thinks I am awesome. A few months back my daughter and I were watching a transformative "TV show" where families who have...

$1 billion city where no one lives

AT FIRST glance it appears to be an illusion — a giant, very pricey one. A new city is being built in the middle...
How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

The 21st Century has evolved into the technology revolution and we now live in a 24/7 culture that is always “switched on” and attached...
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