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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:




Startups' Trillion-Dollar Numbers Game - TAM:




Eight VCs Explain How (And Why) They Assess Founders' Emotional Intelligence:




Pat Your Head and Rub Your Tummy:


Young start-ups need two things to survive: customer orders and funding. The challenge, however, is that customers and venture investors often decide to "buy" based on very different messages. To ...


From Buckskin To GORE-TEX: Inventions & Innovations In Outdoor Gear - 10/11 - Missoula:


From Buckskin to GORE-TEX: Inventions & Innovations in Outdoor Gear by Blackstone LaunchPad Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, gear-heads, inventors and innovators! We are excited to host ...


SBA Rolls Out New Lender Match Tool to Connect Small Businesses and Lenders:


Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the launch of Lender Match https://www.sba.gov/lendermatch?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery , the ...


New initiative to use 'fourth industrial revolution' technology innovations to tackle environmental challenges:


A new initiative to identify, fund and scale new ventures that harness technologies that could transform how the world tackles environmental challenges has been launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable ...


How Blockchain and ICOs Are Changing the Funding Game for Startups:




Do Women-Only Networking Groups Help or Hurt Female Entrepreneurs?:




Success After Failure: How These 5 Entrepreneurs Bounced Back:


Any successful person will tell you about a life-defining or breakdown moment of failure from their past that was responsible for making them who they are today. These entrepreneurs and members of ...


There's more to an entrepreneur than starting up. There's also the exit.:




The story behind Square's bank charter application:


"Over 67% of our [customers] can't get financing anywhere," she said. "And so we are their sole source of financing. ... We think that enables us to serve an underserved market in a way that very few ...


This CEO's marriage of ice cream and architecture:


After leaving her architectural job at Disney in 2009, Natasha Case founded Coolhaus with her friend Freya Estreller. They launched their architecturally inspired ice cream sandwich company at the ...


How These 10 Women Are Redefining What it Means to Be a Feminist Founder:




Meet the Woman Who Broke Silicon Valley's Gender Barrier--and Built a $1.5 Billion Tech Company:


The Silicon Valley gender narrative is firmly entrenched: Women don't get computer science degrees and don't start successful tech companies. Don't tell Therese Tucker any of that. By Maria Aspan Senior ...


Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site:


Google launched "Startup with Google" https://startup.google.com/ today, a new site that brings together all the company's resources for founders and their startups. As the name implies, the focus ...


Co-working space is on a tear in Denver, leading some to speculate it will take over the office market:




Creative Entrepreneurs of the Made in Italy: Enzo Ferrari:


The legend behind Ferrari has been built around the efforts and determination of its founder and mentor: Enzo Ferrari https://www.ferrari.com/en-US In a personality-driven context, Enzo Ferrari's ...


Is it time to rethink the 8-hour workday?:


Many of us consistently clock in eight hours or more per day on the job. But there's evidence suggesting we may want to collectively scale back. Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/careers/employment-trends/2017/09/14/is-it-time-to-rethink-the-8hour-workday/105526086/ ...


Four Business Models for the Digital Age:


John Sviokla GiRim Sung John Sviokla is the head of Global Thought Leadership at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), where he also works with clients on strategy and innovation. In addition, ...


Why Employers Favor Men:


The findings may help employers train recruiters to be aware of their biases and work around them. Why are women discriminated against in hiring decisions? Research by Katherine Coffman, Christine ...


Why You Still Need Business Cards:


Business cards may seem old fashioned especially for Generation Y and Z. However, it is still essential to actually carry a business card because it provides an easy way of letting other people get in ...


Why Top Musicians Pay $15,000 and Wait 2 Years for This Man's World-Famous Bagpipes:


Every year Dave Atherton crafts by hand, using only traditional tools, 30 to 40 custom bagpipes of the finest wood, silver, brass, and mammoth ivory. Atherton's instruments cost between $3,000 and $15,000: ...


Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free:


Put Google's insights about what makes a great manager to use without paying a penny. By Jessica Stillman https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/google-is-giving-away-its-best-tools-for-managers-.html (Many ...

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