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Three Ideas For Solving Society’s Entrepreneurship Problem

I am the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Founders Portal Inc. We are a full-service advisory firm for founders, startups and investors. Shutterstock Founding a company is hard to explain to anyone who hasn’t done it. Most people don’t understand the devotion, passion and commitment required to convert what existed only in your mind into a tangible reality. In fact, many people think you don’t...

8 Most Beautiful Proverbs from Around the World

No matter how far we travel, truth and wisdom always ring true. These proverbs from countries all over this beautiful world reveal important lessons and universal truths for us all. “Truth is more valuable if it takes you a few years to find it.” —French proverb Nicole Fornabaio/rd.com, PK55/shutterstock This lesson, often attributed to French author Jules Renard, speaks to the wisdom ...

A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist.

This is what he learned. As soon as Theo Wilson started making YouTube videos about culture and race, trolls using racial slurs started flocking to his page. After engaging in endless sparring matches in the comments section, Wilson began to notice something curious: His trolls seemed to speak a language unto themselves, one replete with the same twisted facts and false history. It was as if they ...

Conor McGregor hits back at Mike Tyson

Conor McGregor hits back at Mike Tyson over claims Floyd Mayweather will ‘kill him’ in Las Vegas superfight msn.com Jul 26, 2017 4:52 AM © Provided by Independent Print Limited Conor McGregor has warned his critics will “eat their words” as he hit back at Mike Tyson’s claims that Floyd Mayweather will “kill him” in their Las Vegas superfight next month. The UFC star goes toe-to-toe wit...

When Someone You Love Is Having a Tough Time, Remind Them of These 20 Things

If someone you love is having a tough time right now, there are some things that you can remind them of which will help them trough their difficulties. Whatever you say to someone who is struggling, the most important thing is to ensure your tone of voice and demeanor is appropriate. Remind your loved one of the following things in a warm, encouraging way, and not in a “pull your socks up” way. Yo...

9 things you need to stop doing if you want to be taken seriously

Want to be known as a rockstar around your office? Here’s a tip: tTo really earn a stellar reputation, you can’t just do your individual tasks well. Often, you also have to master soft skills around how you speak and present yourself. But the challenge is that this workplace etiquette tends to be an unspoken rule — since you can’t exactly flip to a page in your employee handbook ...

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our parents weren’t entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the most effective course of action. Whether it’s a failed project, a thankless job or a doomed relationship...

This $20 dress is going viral among news anchors across the country

Who doesn’t love a good deal? When you’re a newscaster who spends every day on television, having a great, varied wardrobe to go with it is a lot more challenging than you might think. So, any time there’s a great deal on a dress that works for the broadcast world, it’s likely to pop up in an all-women newscaster Facebook group that many female members of the broadcast comm...

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce. Every day, Americans spend about $1.2 billion online. That figure has roughly doubled in the past five years, according to the Department of Commerce, and it’s likely to double again in the next five as the internet continues to devour traditional retail. So it might come as ...

How to Build a Reputation That Brings You Opportunity Every Day

Shutterstock As a startup, attracting opportunity to Influence & Co. was extremely difficult. We were a content marketing company operating on a national level from Columbia, Missouri. That’s right: Columbia, Missouri. I can’t count how many times I had to repeat that to people who thought they’d misheard me. That detail is now something that helps us stand out in a sea of lookalikes in big ci...

Mike Tyson Says Conor McGregor Will ‘Get Killed’ in Floyd Mayweather Fight

Mike Tyson does not believe Conor McGregor stands a chance against Floyd Mayweather. The former boxer revealed in an interview with podcast Pardon My Take that he believes McGregor made a serious mistake agreeing to boxing rules for the fight (h/t Chris Chavez of SI.com): “McGregor is going to get killed boxing. I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing beca...

Tesla Wins A Battle In Its War With Michigan

Tired of jousting with the governor of Michigan and its legislature over its desire to sell automobiles directly to customers in the Wolverine State, Tesla filed a federal lawsuit in 2016 claiming Michigan’s refusal to permit direct sales violated its rights under the United States Constitution. Here’s the relevant part of is pleadings in the case: “Tesla Motors brings this lawsuit to vindicate it...