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Self-Management Trumps Passion in Design-Driven Startup Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Although all startup founders of design driven startups are passionate - still ninety-two percent of them will fail within three years, according to...

Is It Too Late for You to Be an Entrepreneur?

Neil Patel | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Is it too late for you to be an entrepreneur? If you want to skip the article and get the quick answer, then here it is. Absolutely not.

Here's How to Get Featured in Time Magazine or Have a Casual Chat With Arianna Huffington

George Vou | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
George Vou

The art of communication is so subjective but can also come with so many rules.  I've read a lot about getting press for our startup and listened to...

5 Things to Consider Before Planning a Startup Marketing Campaign

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

It's tempting to jump in immediately, but your marketing campaign should be the product of careful consideration.

All Awards Are Stupid

Jon Colgan | Posted 02.09.2016 | San Francisco
Jon Colgan

I borrowed that title from Jerry Seinfeld's 2007 acceptance speech at The Comedian Awards. In those brilliant five minutes, he not only bashes all ...

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Vojvodich, CMO of Salesforce

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Lynn Vojvodich is the Executive VP and CMO of Salesforce.com. Previously, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she worked with portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategy and with Forbes Global 2000 CIOs and CMOs on their innovation agenda.

Minerva Labs: A Cybersecurity Start-Up that Gets Ahead of the Game

Ruth Starkman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

Fresh from winning the prize for the Most Innovative Cyber Startup at Tel Aviv's 2016 Cybertech convention, Minerva Labs Co-Founder and CEO, Eddy Bobr...

The Middle East Must Think Beyond the Barrel

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Sarah Elzeini

As the Gulf region experiences plunges in oil prices, new goods and services are needed to diversify the economy beyond hydrocarbon production. Now is the time for both government and corporate entrepreneurship responsibility.

Here's the Problem with New York's Young Professionals

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Gil Kazimirov

We, young professionals, are an anxious, anxious group of kids. More than a decade of high-pressured test taking developed within us a compulsion to prove ourselves to ourselves and to others.

How To Make Something People Give A S**t About.

Jon Westenberg | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

You could make something right now. If you wanted to stop reading, grab a sheet of butcher's paper and brainstorm ideas, you could probably come up ...

Who's Really Addicting Us to Technology?

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

"Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet," wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It's a common com...

Better User Feedback Starts With The Right State of Mind

Tim Wu | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Tim Wu

Feedback is the nexus between user needs and product development. But gathering and using it effectively doesn't come easily; it's one of the trickiest things to get right.

Who Will Win at This Year's Crunchies?

Drew Lesicko | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Drew Lesicko

TechCrunch's annual award show, the Crunchies, will reveal its winners Monday, February 8 in San Francisco. The award show highlights innovation in te...

How to Become Google, Amazon, or Facebook (in Theory)

Anant Jhingran | Posted 02.03.2016 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

We admire Google, Amazon, Azure, Netflix, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Swift. How many more of these are there? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands? No way....

The Canine Fresh Food Movement Has Arrived

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

In recent years we have seen a proliferation of healthy eating alternatives. From organic farming products, to the farm to table movement, or to the...

5 Ways to Leverage Community Colleges for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Joe Kapp | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Joe Kapp

Withering economies are perhaps one of the most daunting issues facing many communities, particularly in small-town, rural America. The days of Ma-and-Pa shops opening on every corner have gone the way of record players and the elevator operators.

A CMO's Guide To Transitioning To A Startup

Danny Wong | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

For accomplished professionals, the allure of working at a startup is powerful. This is especially true for individuals who have spent decades building their careers at large corporations

What Makes a 'Good' Entrepreneur?

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Most businesses are doomed to fail. You've undoubtedly heard anecdotes in your own life about "good" businesses that ended up going under, and conversely, anecdotes of "bad" businesses (with shoddy ideas, poor infrastructure, etc.) that ended up making it.

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Productivity

Kevin Kruse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Kevin Kruse

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinv...

My Defining Moments

Jon Westenberg | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

Every life is a series of defining moments. Moments that shape and change us, and have a huge impact on our development and our choices. They aren'...

Life After University: Is Anybody Out There?

Sofia Katsali | Posted 01.29.2016 | College
Sofia Katsali

So you finally made it. After many sleepless nights and junk food, you finally hold your newly acquired polished undergraduate degree. Was it worth it? That's up to you and how you're going to handle the next phase in your life. It's a frustrating place to be, I know.

6 Ways To Pick Yourself Up After Failure

Jon Westenberg | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

I like people who are bullish on the things that they believe in, and don't give up easy. Those are the people who build incredible things and shake age-old foundations.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims

Steve Blank | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Realizing you need help and learning how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder. And while how much money you make at a startup is a way to...

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by John Fitch The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business i...