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7 Reasons Too Much Coffee Is Killing Your Career

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like most people in the professional world have grown to not only love coffee, but depend on it. After all, caffeine’s effects on our focus and alertness have made us seemingly more productive. After a cup of coffee you feel …

This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

AUSTIN, Texas — Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to …

Flying Car

How to Tell Stories That Make Your Brand

All founders can learn how to harness the power of a good story. Here are some tips.<p><i>This post originally appeared on First Round Capital's blog and has been republished with their permission.</i><p>When he started MakerBot in 2009, Founder Bre Pettis came across a lot of savvy people who simply didn't …

Record-breaking heat puts brakes on some marathon runners

For panting runners and walkers nearing the 20-mile marker of the Los Angeles Marathon, the cool mist of a fire hose felt like a blessing.<p>"Thanks, you guys!" one man shouted as he strode through the spray. "Yes! Oh, God, yes!"<p>More than 22,000 people raced from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica on …

Swipe right for robots: Tinder users duped at SXSW festival by film's marketing stunt

In the film, protagonist Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) is invited to participate in a Turing test to assess Ava's artificial intelligence.<p>Using the …

Putin's 11-day disappearance is worrying whether or not he resurfaces

<i>Update: Vladimir Putin reappeared today for a scheduled meeting with Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev in St. Petersburg.</i><p>Two things are important to watch in today’s news from Russia: is president Vladimir Putin alive, and is he still in power?<p>If the answer to either question is no, how will …

Russia

5 Signs a Leader Is Burned Out

When you're the boss, no one's going to tell you that you've lost your edge.<p>Politicians, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all types get burned out. The problem is that because they are on center stage, the little subtleties that indicate that they aren't at the top of their game are missed. Agendas …

Opinion: If you want to make big bucks, go small

This is an update to correct the title of the study mentioned in the column and the spellings of the names of two authors: Ronen Israel and Lasse …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Elon Musk is going to solve a big problem for Tesla drivers this week.</b> He has promised to fix "range anxiety" - the problem of cars not being able to last until their next charge.<p><b>2. Google accidentally leaked hundreds of thousands of users' personal details.</b> There was a problem with its WHOIS …

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5 Tips To Make Your Customer Experience Millennial Friendly

My dad does all the things that I do. He sends text messages, uses Skype, and talks to Siri. My brother taught my dad how to lock his iphone so I no longer get daily pocket calls from him.<p>For the most part baby boomers like my dad are just like millennials. For example 73% of millennials 18-24 say …

60 Rules For Personal Finance

A while back, I was asked to give an hour-long presentation where I talked about my key principles of personal finance. I chose to give a presentation where each slide was available for about a minute with one simple rule on each slide, giving me a minute to discuss that rule. Thus, I ended up …

Personal Finance

Three times as many shops shut their doors in 2014

Phones4U, La Senza and Albemarle & Bond collapses weigh on the high street<p>Almost three times as many shops disappeared from Britain’s highstreets in 2014 compared to the year before, according to new figures.<p>Mobile phone retailer Phones4U, pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond and lingerie chain La Senza …

Why Richard Branson Thinks Failure Should Be An Option For All Entrepreneurs

Opportunities for startup success may be global, but when it comes to the risk of failure, there are still some big cultural divides.<p>If your business goes under in Europe, the stigma can set your entrepreneurial prospects back years. Tank in the US, and your experience is much more likely to be …

Entrepreneurship

Sorry Google; These Marketers Actually Enjoy Being Evil

When Google went public in 2004, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin defined their company’s culture with the phrase: “Don’t be evil.” That advice has become a touchstone in Silicon Valley, invoked both earnestly and ironically. Now two Internet marketers have turned the phrase inside-out: running …

Grocery Shopping Skills Every Family Needs to Know

You never know when financial disaster will strike. If you’re a regular reader of MoneyNing, chances are good that you’re prepared for a setback, but …