Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Super Bowl 2015 Could be Canceled

Super Bowl 2015 Could be Canceled [Update]

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

Super Bowl 2015 Ads

Super Bowl 2015 Ads

Doutzen Kroes Instagram Sizzles

Doutzen Kroes Instagram Sizzles

Entrepreneurs

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S.

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S. Throughout this would-be U.S. economic recovery, job creation has not matched what it has been in prior recoveries and incomes are under pressure. Once mighty retailers like Sears Holdings and Barnes & Noble (...

Jan 24 2014, 9:46am CST

Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...

Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons to Take from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., entrepreneurs should take note of five important business lessons that can be learned from him, and his role in the Civil Rights...

Jan 20 2014, 9:14am CST

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities In an interview with James Anderson, head of government-innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, we discussed their 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge—a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Obama To Announce Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute At NC State

Obama To Announce Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute At NC State It’s been unavoidable for me to end up a de facto contributor for science and technology down in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina – the combination of intellectual energy and quality of life is what...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone. It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop!

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop! Before he died this past December, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson had done many notable things. In the ‘70s, he’d survived what Forbes called “the most catastrophic short play in modern times” to...

Jan 14 2014, 10:06am CST

CES 2015 News
Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM). This monthly mini-conference – which sells out in minutes – fills an 860-seat auditorium and a secondary...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

I4U news

App Tracker uTest Raises $43M From Goldman Sachs For Future Acquisitions And IPO A startup known for its mobile application testing, uTest, has more than doubled its funding to date as it pursues acquisitions and an eventual IPO, raising $43 million in a late-stage Series E round led by Goldman...

Jan 14 2014, 6:36am CST

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the company’s acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion, two responses stood out from the congratulatory...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Future Tech

2014 Detroit Auto Show: Future Tech It’s hard to avoid the amount of technology invading the automotive space these days, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Here are a couple of examples worth a look: Oculus Prime Ford has a new and exclusive-for-now...

Jan 13 2014, 2:31pm CST

I4U news

The Secret To "Having It All" It was 1:45 PM on a Wednesday. I was sweating bullets as I ran to catch the train. I wasn’t headed to one of my usual big client meetings or a new business pitch. I was headed off to my job as Troop Leader of Daisies...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

The Best Coffee Shops of Silicon Valley

The Best Coffee Shops of Silicon Valley To know an innovation ecosystem, drink coffee.  That’s my secret weapon. People often ask me how to understand an ecosystem.  It’s easy.  Whenever my work takes me to a new city or country, I visit its coffee shops. ...

Jan 13 2014, 6:01am CST

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business."

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business." John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, is the author (with Raj Sisodia) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business of Capitalism. Philosopher Marc Gafni, Ph.D., president of the Center for World...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26pm CST

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro “I can help you if you want my help. Do you?” – Paul Lemberg, author, speaker and Fortune 100 business coach I met Paul Lemberg, world-class business coach, and Rhonda Anderson, sales analyst, at the December 2013 CEO...

Jan 11 2014, 11:51pm CST

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models, and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve...

Jan 11 2014, 6:31pm CST

Brad Jefferson's Animoto Uses AI to Create Inexpensive, Professional Videos for You or Your Small Business

Brad Jefferson's Animoto Uses AI to Create Inexpensive, Professional Videos for You or Your Small Business A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Lanscape: Brad Jefferson, Co-Founder and CEO, Animoto… “We’re trying to make it easy to create beautiful and emotionally engaging videos...

Jan 11 2014, 11:01am CST

Lessons from Zuckerberg and Bloomberg: As Giving Goes Up, Philanthropy Under Fire

Lessons from Zuckerberg and Bloomberg: As Giving Goes Up, Philanthropy Under Fire The report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy that the top ten philanthropic gifts in the year past totaled $3.4 billion, and that there were more gifts of $100 million or more in 2013 (15), than in 2012 (11), serves as a...

Jan 11 2014, 12:16am CST

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development

What Every Leader Must Know About Personal Development Man is a mystery. If you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out do not say that you’ve wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery because I want to be a man. - Fyodor Dostoevsky Columbia Business School...

Jan 10 2014, 12:41pm CST

I4U news

5 Goals I'm Setting For My Business In 2014 We’re all guilty of it. We set our resolutions on the 31st of December, jazzed to make progress in our personal and professional lives, and then, by the middle of January, we’re bored. Our goals, which had once seemed...

Jan 10 2014, 11:51am CST

I4U news

Will Financiers Help London's Quest To Be The World's Favourite New Technology Center? The idea of London becoming a technology center to rival other parts of the world has gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. From around 200 firms in early 2010 the city now boasts around 1500 new technology...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51am CST

Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your "One Big Thing"

Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your "One Big Thing" With all of the media coverage about Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos, it’s easy to forget that many of the gutsiest moves in business history happened long before Bill Gates was even a twinkle in...

Jan 9 2014, 12:16pm CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier Congratulations. Your hard work and entrepreneurial instincts have paid off in the form of a fast-growing, profitable business that’s worth millions of dollars, or could be some day. And you’re only 40. Or 30. Or, like...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward Fitness trackers have enjoyed too long in the sun, considering how little most of them actually do. The push now is to get them to offer more to consumers who’ve until now been satisfied to record how many miles they’ve...

Jan 8 2014, 3:31pm CST

I4U news

How Did The Democrats Become The Party Of The Rich? If you brought back either of the Roosevelts—Teddy or Franklin—from the grave, the most astonishing thing they would find is that the “malefactors of great wealth” have become the benefactors of today’s liberalism, and...

Jan 8 2014, 1:51pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: RBOT100 (telepresence robot) from R.Bot.US Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: RBOT100 (telepresence robot) from R.Bot.US Inc CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: RBOT100 (telepresence robot) from R.Bot.US Inc

Jan 8 2014, 12:54pm CST

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about it. The number of $10-million-...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

Entrepreneurs Aren't Intellectuals, Until It's Time To Raise Money

Entrepreneurs Aren't Intellectuals, Until It's Time To Raise Money In a conversation I had with the brilliant small business consultant Michael Gerber 10 years ago, he told me, “…the whole entrepreneurial environment is created by an optimistic view, a young view, a youthful view of...

Jan 8 2014, 10:01am CST

I4U news

The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies.  These companies were anywhere from $150MM to $25BN in revenues in size, so definitely well...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

I4U news

Readers Comment on Two Michaels: Dell and Bloomberg Career Advice For Michael Dell It’s very ironic: Michael Dell is hoping to pull a “Steve Jobs” with his return to the company he founded (“ You Won’t Have Michael Dell To Kick Around Anymore“). And his comeback plan is...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

A Four-Step Guide To Funding Your Next Fix, aka Startup

A Four-Step Guide To Funding Your Next Fix, aka Startup Hi. My name is Carl, and I am an entrepreneuraholic. It’s been seven months and 10 days since I started my last business. As someone recovering from this disease, I can tell you that a few of the symptoms are loss of...

Jan 8 2014, 8:21am CST

A Year Of Explosive Creativity

A Year Of Explosive Creativity These days I feel like diving into the trenches to avoid the centenary of World War I — and all the rehashing of its causes and consequences. Was the assassination in Sarajevo really the tripwire? Did Germany’s...

Jan 8 2014, 8:11am CST

Exit! Mergers and Acquisitions of Israeli VC-Backed Companies Reaches Decade High

Exit! Mergers and Acquisitions of Israeli VC-Backed Companies Reaches Decade High Last month, I wrote about how Israeli startups are contending with growing up. Instead of selling out quickly, Israeli startups are choosing to scale up. That means, the nature of their exits will be different. In the...

Jan 8 2014, 8:11am CST