Read Statements From Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, Tim Cook and Others

The Microsoft co-founder died yesterday from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. October 16, 2018 5 min read Without Paul Allen, there would be no personal computing, said his fellow Microsoft co-founder and friend, Bill Gates. That’s already an astonishing accomplishment, but Allen managed to accomplish even more since the founding of one of the most valuable companies around today, which earned him a net worth of more than $20 billion. Allen, who died on Oct. 15 due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was the founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc., the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers and the founder of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Allen Institute for Brain Science, among others. Related: 10 Inspiring Quotes From Billionaire, Philanthropist and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Below you’ll find some of the dedications from Allen’s friends, colleagues and admirers. Bill Gates “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends, […]

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11 Must-Read Newsletters for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur magazine and digital editors share their picks. October 12, 2018 8 min read What it is: A daily newsletter from Axios on developments in today’s most buzzworthy topics, from automation to blockchain to the gig economy Why we love it: “All of Axios’s newsletters are designed for on-the-go trendsetters with limited attention spans. Everything you need to know about the latest news is encapsulated within the email (although there are links to more info if you’ve got the time). Axios Future goes out in the evenings, so it’s a nice way to recap the day.” — Liz Webber, insights editor What it is: A roundup of the day’s business and finance news, told with a strong mix of humor and market savvy. Why we love it: “I’ll be honest — I’m a business writer and editor, but I’m often so busy that I miss some of the day’s major […]

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The 11 Most Expensive Bottles of Booze

As described in The New York Times, “The bottle’s value emanates in part from a link with an Italian. The Macallan, a Scottish distillery, commissioned the pop artist Valerio Adami to design a label for the whisky, which was bottled in 1986 after aging for 60 years.” The Times goes on to explain that only 24 bottles were made, 12 with labels by Valerio Adami and 12 with labels by another artist, Peter Blake. Read_more Related posts: Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Name Sales Ever Top 20 Most Expensive Domain Name Sales Ever 4 Tips to Avoid Expensive HR Mistakes 5 Cheapest-to-Most-Expensive Options for Marketing at Trade Shows 4 Red Flags to Watch Out for on a Resume Don’t Make These Web Hosting Mistakes! (FS283) The Ultimate 10 Step Sales Page Recipe How 6 Months of a Daily Journaling Habit Changed My Writing

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Want Brutally Honest Feedback From Employees? Here’s How These 6 Entrepreneurs Get It.

It’s tough being the boss, and no one is perfect. Here’s how your team can help you be better. October 2, 2018 4 min read This story appears in the October 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Feedback is easier to give than to receive. But to be a good leader, it’s crucial to get (and respond to) critiques of your style. We asked six entrepreneurs: How do you encourage employees to give honest feedback? Related: 5 Steps for Giving Productive Feedback 1. Welcome it. “Nothing can replace a trusted team of managers who feel secure enough to share and speak honestly. A few years ago, one told me that my weekend emails were stressing out the team. They weren’t urgent messages, but the feedback reminded me that any email from your boss feels urgent. Now I save emails as drafts and send them during business hours.” — Annie Bystryn, founder, Cider in Love 2. Act on […]

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Top Company Cultures of 2018

2018 Top Company Cultures List Entrepreneur, along with Energage, present our third-annual Top Company Culture List, showcasing high-performance cultures across the U.S. We measured these companies focusing on 24 factors across seven areas: alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, engagement, leadership and basics, including pay, benefits and training. Based on the results, we chose 150 companies to be featured in our ranking. We divided the companies based on size: small (35-74 employees), medium (75-299 employees) and large (300 or more employees). Congrats to all. Read_more Related posts: The Top 150 Company Cultures in America of 2018 Younger Team Members Often Don’t Enroll in Retirement Plans — But That Can Hurt Your Company Want to Speak at MozCon 2018? Here’s Your Chance – Pitch to Be a Community Speaker! How to Define Company Values the Way One of Entrepreneur’s ‘Top Culture’ Winners Does How to Rock MozCon 2018 Like the Marketing Superhero You […]

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100 Cannabis Leaders of 2018

Celebrating the movers, shakers, and bakers of the marijuana industry. September 19, 2018 2 min read See the list of Cannabis Business Leaders here Having raked in an estimated $6 billion last year, it’s easy to think of the cannabis industry as a sure bet. Nine states have legalized recreational use, 30 states, along with Washington, D.C., have given the legal OK for medical use, and more are sure to follow. Industry experts are forecasting $22 billion by 2022—getting in the cannabis biz seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, it wasn’t always such a seemingly smooth road to success. California was the first state to legalize medical usage back in 1999, and it has been a slow and sometimes volatile journey to where we are now, which is far from steady ground. The sale and use of marijuana is, after all, still prohibited by federal law. It takes a certain […]

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How to Multitask Like Tim Ferriss, Randi Zuckerberg and Other Very Busy People

Tim Ferriss holds up his phone. “My phone’s on airplane. It’s always on airplane,” he says. That way, he isn’t alerted to the steady increase in a very high number: his unread email count, which on this day is 355,692. “That is a small percentage of the things I am ignoring,” he says. Ferriss is a prolific author (Tribe of Mentors) and podcaster (The Tim Ferriss Show), and an investor and startup mentor. There are ever-growing demands on his time, and yet he feels like he’s always becoming more productive. The reason, he says, is because he stopped getting stuck in the weeds — managing the details of every project, or trying to clear out even a portion of those 355,692 unopened messages. (His assistant, Donna, will ensure that he sees the critical ones.) Instead, he’s begun asking himself an important question about every project and challenge: What might this […]

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The Top 150 Company Cultures in America of 2018

For our third-annual Top Company Cultures list, we looked at 24 factors covering seven areas, including leadership, engagement and alignment. September 18, 2018 2 min read See the list here We all want to love where we work — and want our employees to be as excited to be there as we are. But not every entrepreneur knows how to make their workplace enjoyable — and investing in a Ping-Pong table doesn’t always get the job done. It comes down to having a strong culture — one where we are inspired to be better, are motivated by the company’s mission and feel empowered by our leaders. Nurturing high-performance cultures that achieve those markers is no easy task, which is why Entrepreneur partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage, an employee research and culture technology company, to recognize and celebrate businesses whose goals are bigger than simply making more money. The result is our third-annual Top Company Culture […]

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Jeff Bezos Did What?! The Week In Entrepreneur News Quiz

September 14, 2018 1 min read This week, Tesla got a jump start (of sorts) and a little girl’s crunchy dream came true. Were you paying attention to the goings on in the entrepreneurial universe? See how plugged in you were to this week’s news hits. Related: Are You a Genius? Take This Quiz and Find Out!   Read_more Related posts: The Week in Entrepreneur News Quiz — Test Your Smarts! We Present to You the Next Jeff Bezos Meme This Brand Has Something Not Even Jeff Bezos Can Sell 22 Weird Things We’ve Learned About Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos Reveals 3 Strategies for Amazon’s Success The Formula Jeff Bezos Uses to Identify Great Ideas Jeff Bezos’ Job Interview Process and Alexa Watches Your Kids! 3 Things to Know Today. Jeff Bezos Successfully Launched a Rocket and the Avengers’ Heroic Box Office Win. Here Are 3 Things to Know Today.

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How Being Bored One Day Launched a Legendary Architecture Career Working With Clients Like Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z

Listen in as acoustic architect John Storyk shares the moment that sparked an iconic career. August 27, 2018 1 min read What is the secret ingredient that music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen all shared while recording some of their most iconic work? John Storyk. John Storyk and Alicia Keys.  Storyk is arguably the most famous recording studio designer in the world, whose company Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) created everything from Hendrix’s Electric Lady Recording studio in New York City to Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Related: 10 Crazy Effects Music Has on Your Brain WSDG has been quite busy over the past decades, crafting nearly 4,000 facilities in America and around the world, and on the eve of the company’s 50th anniversary, Entrepreneur sat down with the storied Storyk to find out how he began his incredible musical journey. Turns out, the key to his success? Boredom. Watch John’s […]

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How Many Balls Do They Use at the US Open? 14 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know.

Take a look at the mind-blowing numbers behind the big tennis event. Read_more Related posts: How to Increase Open Rates with These 7 Email Subject Lines Open Offices Are Destroying Productivity How to Train Your Subscribers to Open Your Emails Every Time You Send Starbucks to Open Its First Location in Italy. 3 Things to Know Today. 23 Crazy Facts You Should Know About Chick-fil-A 16 Incredible Amazon Prime Facts and Stats How to Make Amazing Marketing Reports & Dashboards How to Be an Amazing Coach with Michael Bungay Stanier

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How You Say Something Is More Important Than What You Say, According to This Self-Described Data Junky

HERO Sports and Data Skrive CEO Brad Weitz discusses the intersection of machines and people in business. August 20, 2018 4 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Brad Weitz and I’m the CEO of HERO Sports, which provides news and rankings for every college sports team, and Data Skrive, which is a SaaS business that serves any company looking to either fill content gaps or extend existing content efforts to create deeper monetizable engagement with consumers. Both companies leverage our patent-pending machine learning technology that converts data into marketing optimized digital content.  What inspired you to launch these businesses?  I’ve spent the last decade as a martech consultant (a blend of marketing and technology) advising […]

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‘It’s Not the Most Important Measure of Our Success’

‘Steve founded Apple on the belief that the power of human creativity can solve even the biggest challenges.’ August 3, 2018 2 min read Apple made history on Thursday when it became the first company to reach a $1 trillion valuation. CEO Tim Cook wrote the following email (obtained by Buzzfeed) to employees about the milestone. Team, Today Apple passed a significant milestone. At our closing share price of $207.39, the stock market now values Apple at more than $1 trillion. While we have much to be proud of in this achievement, it’s not the most important measure of our success. Financial returns are simply the result of Apple’s innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to our values. It’s you, our team, that makes Apple great and our success is due to your hard work, dedication and passion. I am deeply humbled by what you […]

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How This Investor Blazed a Path to Success in the Cannabis Industry

In the flourishing green space, investor Gregg Smith has a knack for finding the next big thing. July 24, 2018 10 min read It was spring of 2015, and the green rush was on in New York. That state had concluded a long process and awarded the first five medical marijuana licenses to operators. Investor Gregg Smith saw many of his friends and former colleagues scouring the market, looking for any cannabis-related investments, with the most commonly sought-after being licenses to operate dispensaries. “As a prior banker that had probably spent more than 50 percent of my career working on life sciences deals and with fast-growing tech companies, this smelled like the next new big industry,” he tells Entrepreneur.  But while on the surface these looked like surefire bets, Smith believed that most opportunities he saw were significantly overpriced for the risk and earning potential. Plus, he felt like the […]

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The Advice 50 Business Leaders and Celebrities Would Give Their Younger Selves

Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates share their insights. July 23, 2018 1 min read There are many obstacles on the way to success, but fortunately, others have already made it there and could provide insights and advice for the rest of us. AdView compiled a graphic of 50 business leaders and celebrities with the advice they’d share with their younger selves. Check it out below.     Read_more Related posts: Mark Zuckerberg Asked Bill and Melinda Gates and Lin-Manuel Miranda What Advice They’d Give Their Younger Selves Cannabis Boxes Curated by Celebrities Are Big Business How to Ask Your Spouse for Business Advice, According to This Divorce Lawyer The 6 Best Ways Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams (Infographic) Avoid ‘All-or-Nothing’ Advice to Get Smarter about Your Business and Marketing 5 Habits Successful Business Leaders Use Every Day Younger Team Members Often Don’t Enroll in Retirement Plans — But […]

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The Week in Entrepreneur News Quiz — Test Your Smarts!

How plugged in are you? Find out! Read_more Related posts: Jeff Bezos Did What?! The Week In Entrepreneur News Quiz 5 Affiliate Traffic Sources to Test in 2017 Facebook Ditches Plan for 2 Separate News Feeds Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter Than Real News, Study Says How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers How to Make Money Promoting Survey and Quiz Affiliate Offers Marketing 101: What is an A/B split test? Trends that Mean Good News to Independent Course Creators

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Embrace Your Uniqueness and Customers Will Follow, Says This Luxury Travel Entrepreneur

How the team at Glamping Hub attracted worldwide visitors to their high-end outdoor accommodations platform. July 20, 2018 4 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Ruben Martinez, co-founder of Glamping Hub, the world’s leading platform for unique outdoor accommodations across the globe. [Glamping is camping with a splash of glamour: resort-style amenities, fine cuisine, etc.] We offer glamping experiences in safari tents, shepherd huts, wagons, bell tents, and activities like hiking, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing and so on.  What inspired you to launch it?  In 2014, the trends in travel were changing. People were still going to hotels and theme parks, but an important group with purchasing power — millennials and baby boomers — were […]

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Study Ranks the States With the Most Psychopaths. Do You Live in the Top Ten?

Warning: This information may not have a positive effect on your Zillow estimate. June 22, 2018 1 min read Your daily work commute may convince you that you are surrounded by psychopaths, and according to a research paper written by Ryan Murphy, a research assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, you just might be! It all depends on where you live. Related: How to Avoid Hiring a Psychopath Murphy’s study, Psychopathy by U.S. State, cross-examined levels of what he defines as Big Five personality traits: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness to experience in each state. From this data, he was able to rank each of the 48 contiguous states, as well as the District of Columbia, by its level of psychopathy. (You’ll never guess who scores no. 1!) But don’t get too excited if your home is located at the bottom of the psycho pile, Murphy says his numbers are just estimates.   1. Washington, D.C. 2. Connecticut […]

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Women Entrepreneur’s New Mentor Platform Will Help You Find Success in Business and Life

Women Entrepreneur has an innovative service that allows you to speak directly to experts on how to succeed in business, life and your career. June 13, 2018 3 min read The internet provides a vast sea of knowledge about finding success. There are how-to articles on starting and growing a business, YouTube videos that walk you through setting up a website, Facebook Lives that provide an opportunity to email in a question. But sometimes you need more. Sometimes you need the dedicated, one-on-one attention that you can only get when talking to someone directly. This is where Women Entrepreneur can help. Our new mentor sessions allow women to chat directly with experts who can help propel them forward. Need help with fundraising? We have a mentor for that. Branding? We have you covered. Getting media coverage? We can help. Related: ‘Keep Moving Forward’ Urges ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia, Who Means […]

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The Top 5 Books and Stories You Should Read This Month

Here are five awesome reading recommendations from Entrepreneur magazine’s editor in chief. Read_more Related posts: 10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates 8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read 5 Books and Stories To Help Entrepreneurs Focus On What Matters 27 Books Billionaire Investor Marc Andreessen Recommends You Read This Summer Top 5 Summer Reading Books of 2016 – SPI TV Ep. 53 How to build a 6 figure side business by self publishing books 10 Books to Shape Your Business and Personal Development Why Copyblogger Makes over $1 Million per Month

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