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What Happens When Women Reach a Critical Mass of Influence:


If it seems like the structures that enable sexism are exploding, that's because they scientifically are, according to the theory of critical mass. When women reached 20% in the Senate, they went after ...


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Advantages of having a Live Chat Service provider on your website:


With so many rules and processes to be followed for running a business efficiently, the process can get confusing sometimes. But, don't worry; online chat support providers are here to help in easing ...


What Every Venture Capital Investor Is Thinking When You Pitch Them:




Silicon Valley fumes over Senate GOP proposal to tax vested stock options:


In the Senate Republicans' proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, stock options given to company employees will be taxed when they vest, meaning when the employees earn the right to exercise the options. Profits ...


The secret to optimizing credit card rewards? Be disloyal:


"If someone comes out with a better one, or one that earns better points, I'm always a free agent," says Hegedus, a pharmacist in Orlando, Fla. He explains why he doesn't feel bound to travel loyalty ...


79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more 'just' company:


Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. By Jena McGregor https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2017/11/09/79-percent-of-americans-would-take-a-pay-cut-to-work-for-a-more-just-company/?utm_term=.3c38b33bddb0 *** Missoula ...


The 5 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching Something New:


As an entrepreneur, there are dozens if not hundreds of mistakes you will make while trying to launch your offering. Many mistakes teach you valuable lessons on how to build your business moving forward ...


The limitations of Lean Startup: when not to use it:


Yes - Lean Startup is ideally suited to fixing and improving operational activities! In most instances (90%+) this is possible and we have several examples of using the methodology for these type of challenges. ...


Why the 'end of the startup era' could be great for entrepreneurs:


Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the "Frightful Five" -- Apple, Amazon, Facebook, ...


How to Learn from Dark Data Lurking in Your Small Business:


It's time to bring the data in your company out of the dark. Yep -- out of the dark. At this very moment, most of your data is languishing in various systems. It's in your accounting system, your ...


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Why Your Best Millennials Will Leave, and How to Keep Them:


It's surprising to me how many organizations still don't "get" millennials. Many of them seem to think that appealing to millennials is complicated, like learning a new language or getting a degree ...


What can we learn from the successes and failures of Unicorns?:


There are 217 companies identified as unicorns including the likes of Uber, Spotify and Pinterest. With a combined valuation of $752 billion these privately-owned businesses offer some of the most ...


This 28-year-old's company makes millions buying from Walmart and selling on Amazon:


It seems too easy to be true that you could make millions by raiding the clearance aisle at your local Walmart or Target and then selling your haul on Amazon. But that's exactly what 28-year-old Ryan ...


The Board's New Innovation Imperative:


The challenge of leading innovation is bringing about a sea change in corporate governance. Boards, once the dependably cautious voices urging management to mitigate risk, are increasingly calling for ...


6 Business and Financial Terms Every New Entrepreneur Needs to Know:




Pretotype It - Make sure you are building the right it before you build it right:


Pretotyping helps you fail fast, recover fast and leaves you plenty of time, money, energy and enthusiasm to explore new tweaks or ideas until you hit on something that people seem ...


Entrepreneur extols benefits of "pretotyping" - How And Why One Man Became A Failure Guru Inside Google:


Alberto Savoia achieved a $100 million exit at his first startup, but his second venture, called Agitar, hobbled to the finish line despite attracting millions in venture funding. Now Savoia is an advocate ...


The Simple Technique That Will Help You Make Better Hires:




TED Talk - Want a more innovative company? Hire more women:


Are diverse companies really more innovative? RocĂ­o Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust ...


10 Ted Talks every entrepreneur needs to watch:


With over 2000 videos by industry-leading influencers, covering just about any topic in the world, TED might be the best place to turn to if you're looking for advice, inspiration, reviews and strategies ...


Today's TED Talk - How I became an entrepreneur at 66:


It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with ...


Don't Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem:


At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye's idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab's idea about flat commissions ...


From Weeks to Minutes: How Fintech Is Changing the Speed of Lending:


After $3.5 billion in business loans spread across 100,000 customers, online lender Kabbage is showing one successful path for the fintech industry. In this Knowledge@Wharton interview, Spencer Robinson, ...


The Best Interview Questions We've Ever Published:


Hiring is by far the biggest concern we hear from founders. Finding the right people to work at your company is high-stakes. Poor performers can take a catastrophic toll on your success. Most seasoned ...


10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You:


Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for ...


Microsoft sets up $3.5 million competition for artificial-intelligence startups:


Microsoft Ventures will invest $3.5 million in artificial-intelligence startups after competitions for the money in North America, Europe and Israel. Plans for the Innovate.Ai awards come as ...


Employers need to consider what millennials want:



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