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How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too

How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

If there is one universal truth, it’s that everyone is looking to get rich quick. This probably explains why so many people are willing to believe there’s a Nigerian prince out there with their email address, ready and willing to mail them money. Truth is, whether looking for your dream job or starting up a new company, too many young people are looking to strike gold as quickly and easily as possible.

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Richard Branson Hates Public Speaking — Here's How He Gets Over It

Richard Branson Hates Public Speaking — Here's How He Gets Over It | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

VIDEO: In his new book "The Virgin Way," the British billionaire reveals that he loathes speaking in public.

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Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path

Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.

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Join Richard Branson on a Private Island

Join Richard Branson on a Private Island | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Picture this: You’re strolling down the sandy beach of a remote, tropical island with the success of your new business lightening your step, and Sir Richard Branson alongside you giving advice on how to keep that business growing.

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Marshmallow Challenge Secrets

Marshmallow Challenge Secrets | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

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Never, ever give up

Never, ever give up | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.

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Startup Professionals Musings: Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings: Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Instead, they need to validate a customer problem and real market need first.


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Top 60 Motivational Speakers In The World

Top 60 Motivational Speakers In The World | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an adviser to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. 

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$9000 Will Get You a Membership to This New Social Network

$9000 Will Get You a Membership to This New Social Network | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Netropolitan aims to be the go-to forum where wealthy people can have discussions--without being harassed by less well-heeled folk. Basically it's LinkedIn for the wealthy 

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WSI Digital Summit @ Boca Raton

WSI Digital Summit @ Boca Raton | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
WSI Digital Summit - It’s a 360 degree Approach to Expanding Your Team’s Digital Know-How
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Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with Smartphone-controlled Devices

Philips aims to relieve persistent pain with Smartphone-controlled Devices | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Philips will soon launch a couple of iPhone- and iPad-controlled devices, but they're not the company's usual phone docks or Hue smartlight models -- they're gadgets designed to help suppress persistent pain.


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Good use case development 

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Awesome Beer Cans Show the Pantone Color of the Brew That's Inside

Awesome Beer Cans Show the Pantone Color of the Brew That's Inside | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

If you always suspected that a pale ale would rate a shimmering, golden 604C on the Pantone color system, have a pint on me. Spanish agency Txaber matches brew types with their Pantone hues in this stylish package design exercise.

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How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success

How This Entrepreneur With a Famous Name Failed His Way to Success | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Today, Jonathan Bush is CEO of athenahealth, a pioneering healthcare company with nearly $600 million in revenue but he got his start mowing lawns and pruning shrubs. It sounds like a far fetched trajectory, but he learned the value of hard work and entrepreneurship at an early age. 

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Soylent - Ultimate Nutrition

Soylent - Ultimate Nutrition | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

What if you never had to worry about food again? Free yourself from the time and money you spend on food today, get healthy, and reduce your environmental impac

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How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies [Video]

How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies [Video] | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Stanford is offering a class in startups taught by some of the most successful tech founders in the valley. Here are some gems from the opening lecture.

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Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch!

Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch! | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Jack Ma believes people lose out in life because of these 4 reasons: Being myopic to opportunity, Looking down on opportunities, Lacking understanding, or Failing to act quickly enough. "You are poor, because you have no ambition." Go big, or go home. Otherwise, you’re wasting your youth.

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How Your Startup Can Strategically Use Luck To Its Advantage

How Your Startup Can Strategically Use Luck To Its Advantage | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Using luck to your advantage isn't about being superstitious; it's about embracing probabilities and trusting your gut.


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Alibaba valued at £140BN - more than Walt Disney and Coca-Cola

Alibaba valued at £140BN - more than Walt Disney and Coca-Cola | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

A Chinese internet firm started by a former English teacher was catapulted into the business superleague last night. Online retail giant Alibaba was valued at £140billion, more than Walt Disney and Coca-Cola, after the biggest stockmarket flotation in US history.

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Richard Branson Tops 'Most Admired' Boss Poll

Richard Branson Tops 'Most Admired' Boss Poll | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The Virgin tycoon beats Sir James Dyson and the late Lord Weinstock to top a survey of business leaders asked to rate their peers.

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10 Things Angel Investing Taught Me About How To Raise Money For A Startup

10 Things Angel Investing Taught Me About How To Raise Money For A Startup | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

After selling my startup, the first big “purchase” I made was an investment in another startup.

 

I loved the idea of angel investing; I wanted to give back to the community that supported me when my startup was little more than a crazy idea. I wanted to be involved with promising startups outside of my own space. And, of course, I wanted to make more money.

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Disrupting Venture Capital

Disrupting Venture Capital | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

I’ve been a five times entrepreneur. I had huge successes and made major mistakes. I made millions by disrupting distribution, lost millions by trying it again, and made millions again by building disruptive processes. I always wondered: How can investors ever predict what wins and what looses?


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, September 18, 7:02 PM

Great approach. Many great ideas and new startups never get funded. Disrupting Venture Capital...

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50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 18, 6:18 PM

Some of these resources such as Quora I know, but most are new to me and worth investigation. 


Susan Bagyura, High Performance Coach's curator insight, September 19, 8:55 AM

It's handy having all of these on one page.

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The Core Wireless Speaker System

The Core Wireless Speaker System | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

A compact speaker with ‘better than stereo’ sound. Wireless. Multi-room. Portable. Truly liberating.

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Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

To successfully raise funds for a project, follow the steps taken during these funded efforts.

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The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal

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16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath

16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has found a way to convert human breath into speech, and he says his invention could transform the lives of an estimated 1.4 percent of the world's population who have conditions that prevent them from communicating...

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