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10 Features Most Mobile Apps Could Do Without

What feature could most mobile apps eliminate and actually improve user experience? 1. Email Confirmation Far too many apps over-complicate things. One of the biggest problems I have personally experienced is that after I download an app, not only do I have to sign up for a service, but I then have to confirm my account via email.


12 Helpful Aspects of Formal Business Plans for First-Time Founders

What aspect of a formal business plan can still be helpful to first-time founders and why? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.


10 Successful Negotiation Strategies That Will Help You Seal Any Deal

As a business owner, getting what you want is imperative to your company’s success. That’s because losing a deal could mean losing a competitive advantage—whether it be resources, clients, or sales that are meant to propel your business forward.


14 Ways of Splitting Equity With Co-Founders or Employees Without Giving the Company Away

1. Founder Vesting  It’s imperative to have founder vesting with multiple co-founders. Founder vesting implies that the longer the founders work together, the more they earn (typically over 3-4 years). It’s a pretty standard practice and solves a lot of potential problems that may arise if one of the founders chooses to leave or is removed from the team.

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How to Give Your Boss Constructive Criticism and Still Keep Your Job

If you think you’re the only person who’s ever dreamed of chucking a ninja star at your boss, think again. The sadistic smartphone game Beat the Boss has been downloaded eight million times and spawned two highly popular sequels.

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Rage-Quitting: Why Are We So Quick to Quit?

There probably aren’t too many people out there who haven’t dreamed of telling off their boss once and for all. I mean really letting them have it—desks swept clean, chair overturned, shouted denunciations, the whole bit.


How important has written communication been to your success?

While most of us wouldn’t hesitate to go on a first date with a pretty face, we probably wouldn’t go much further without a connection. How, exactly, do two parties connect?


Best Advice I Ever Got: Nicolas Gremion

Nicolas Gremion moved to Costa Rica with a credit card and an idea for changing the book-publishing business. Crazy? Maybe, but it’s working.

Nicolas Germion is the founder and CEO of Paradise Publishers Inc., the company behind Foboko and Free-eBooks, an e-book publisher.