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How To Create Giant Success (And Live A Fulfilled Life In The Process)

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:

Startup Insider: 5 Metrics 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung Looks for in Mobile-App Startups

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

500 Startups Mobile Collective Fund Partner Edith Yeung explained 'MO-AARRR', the mobile framework she uses when evaluating mobile app startups, at the Echelon Asia Summit 2015 held last June 23 and 24.

How Does Austin Compare to Silicon Valley For Startups?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Quora

What is Austin like for startups and tech companies? How does it compare to Silicon Valley?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any ques...

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

When the Sheep Are Watching Over Your Mind

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

Sheeping is mindlessly following the others when you actually know the right actions and behaviors but don't want to assume responsibility for them.

Declare Your Independence: Why Quitting Isn't Losing

Cyndi Chen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Chen

If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

The focus of our first segment is how Silicon Valley and the U.S. military can work together -- for access to advanced technology and to learn how to move with agility, speed and urgency.

My 2015 Brand Hero: Warby Parker

Tom Silva | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Tom Silva

They are doing almost everything right and studying them offers more lessons in how to launch a stellar brand than shelves of marketing theory and brand guides.

The Rinse-Wash-Repeat Approach for Getting Growth Results

Amy Radin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

Real growth -- not incremental improvements to last year's numbers, but big results coming from new opportunities you manage to seize and commercialize -- is hard to come by. Here's the three-step formula to get real growth.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How to Exponentially Increase your Productivity

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

You're in your budding days as an entrepreneur. You wake up and stare at the blank slate of a day that lies before you. When you think about all that you have to do, the blank slate becomes a tangle of items that you don't know how to prioritize.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Another Tech Company Just Converted Its Contractors Into Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

Go, Shyp!

Startup vs. Small Business: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Quora

Tom and Tara are neighbors in a hot tropical country. Both folks decided that they needed some shade in their backyard. Tom went ahead and bought a big umbrella. It was a bit expensive, but much less cumbersome.

Meet Wayne, the World's Most Rotten VP of Product

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It's hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger than soccer. The "bad boss" narrative has mass appeal, whether you care about the World Cup or not.

Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions.

Humble Beginnings, Real-Life Stories, Incredible Success

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Bon Jovi is today one of the bestselling musicians in history. During the last 30 years, the band sold over 100 million records and played for over ...

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

Creating 21st Century Presentations With a 20th Century Brain

Alex Simon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Alex Simon

Technology seems to be advancing faster than the speed of light. Our state-of-the-art smart phone, computer and Blu-ray player has become the new car of the 21st century: the minute we drive it off the lot, it's obsolete and virtually worthless. The same can be said for the art of communication, which has been almost completely taken over by technology in the past 20 years.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

Choosing to Leave Private School for a Self-Directed Journey

GenDIY | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Colleen Broderick Not many students consider leaving elite academies to pursue their own learning experience. Nick Bain, a high scho...

Big Companies Can Avoid Disruption by Partnering With Startup Accelerators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

David Cohen started as a software programmer at age 13 and since then he has had only one job interview. Cohen started three startups and now is the f...

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.26.2015 | San Francisco
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Tilenius is CEO and Co-Founder of Vida Health. Vida is a next generation, mobile, virtual care platform, and health expert marketplace for consumers and businesses.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

3 Mental Blocks That Get in the Way of Starting a Business (And How to Deal)

Kenny Kline | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

So you want to start your own business: great! Entrepreneurship can be exciting, liberating and rewarding for the brave souls who pursue it. It can also be stressful and scary as hell -- and often the biggest obstacle to entrepreneurial success lies between the ears of the person pursuing it.

Why You Should Tell Everyone Your Startup Idea

Kevin Siskar | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kevin Siskar

While it is common among founders to be hesitant about divulging their startup secrets, the truth of the matter is that your company can benefit greatly from telling people what your idea is about and what you hope to achieve.