Bence Damjanovics

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Uber Driver Accused Of Smashing A Passenger With A Hammer And Driving Away

Uber The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a driver for UberX is being accused of seriously injuring one of his passengers in San Francisco.<p>His name is Patrick Karajah. He pleaded not guilty to the accusations Thursday in a San Francisco Court. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon and …

San Francisco

In search of the good business

SLEEPING in the open on top of his mansion was a nightly routine for William Lever, founder of what is now Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods …

Sustainability

Coca-Cola Buys 17% Of Monster Beverage, Underscoring Meteoric Rise Of Energy Drinks

Monster's shares are soaring in after-hours trading. Like a jolt of caffeine.<p>After months of speculation that Coca-Cola may make a bid for Monster Beverage, the soda maker finally went for it today.<p>Coca-Cola is paying $2.15 billion to acquire a 16.7% stake in Monster, a deal that will include …

San Francisco

4 Ways These Successful People Grabbed An Opportunity

"[This is] an important skill, and one that many of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs and businesspeople of the world have turned into quite a lot of money," Marr explains.<p>He offers the following four examples:<p><b>Richard Branson never tries to create something entirely new; he looks for</b> …

Entrepreneurship

22 Brilliant Insights From Richard Branson

Six years later, he opened up a recording studio. The company's first song — a track called "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield — stayed on the U.K. charts for 247 weeks.<p>The Virgin empire had begun.<p>Now at 64, Branson is equal parts man, myth, and legend. His Virgin Group is composed of 400 companies, …

Entrepreneurship

Regulation Is Hurting Cabs and Helping Uber

Upfront confession: I’m a big fan of Uber and regularly use this private car service both personally and professionally. After years of experiencing taxi monopoly-like “we’ll get to you when, and treat you how, we please” service, riding with Uber is pure joy. And it’s not just me who shares this …

Here's How Much Money You Can Really Earn As An Uber Driver

With uberX, essentially anyone with a car can sign up to be a driver.<p>And Uber makes it pretty easy to do.<p>The first step is to head on over to this website. If you're at least 21 years old, have a license, personal auto insurance, and a four-door car in good condition, you can sign up to be a driver.<p>…

Transportation

Self-publishing boom lifts sales by 79% in a year

18m titles bought by readers in 2013, to a value of £300m, as print sales' decline continues<p>Self-published books' share of the UK market grew by 79% in 2013, with 18m self-published books bought by UK readers last year, according to new statistics.<p>With print sales falling by 10% last year, and book …

The fashion for “explainer” articles

“WE ARE seeking a first-class explainer explainer to help readers make sense of the people who would make sense of the world for them… While most of …

This Man Used His Epic Beard To Build A Social Media Empire

Sporting a bushy beard and t-shirt on Sep. 10, 2012, Webb posted a snapshot of himself with the caption of "The 'Lorax' beard" along with a number of hashtags.<p>Just like that, "Incredibeard" was born.<p>Nearly two years later, most of Webb's 250,000+ social media followers know him only as Incredibeard …

Social Media

Burying the Hachette

SHOPKEEPERS have the right to stock and sell whatever they choose. So news that Amazon is playing tough with Hachette, a global publisher based in …

eBooks

A world to conquer

BUSINESS power follows economic power. In the 1920s British firms owned 40% of the global stock of foreign direct investment. By 1967 America was top …

Economic Development

Beats nicked

UNLESS you have kept your cans on 24/7 this past week, you may have heard the rumour that Apple is buying Beats Electronics, a maker of trendy (and …

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In London

Though recent banking and market scandals have rocked the city's standing atop the Global Financial Centres Index, its small business scene has exploded in recent years — giving a good name to the capital city of the U.K.<p>Europe's rival to Silicon Valley has sprouted a digital wardrobe concierge …

England

Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

In its most revealing form, data visualization makes the “invisible” visible. It enables people to move beyond just <i>looking</i> at data towards actually <i>seeing</i> the shapes and magnitudes of its physical properties to inform and enlighten.<p>Discernibility is a prominent guiding decision: making the size of …

Life’s Work: An Interview with John Cleese

Photography: RexUSA<p>John Cleese became a comedy icon in the 1970s for his work on Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers. Later, while continuing to act, he ventured into corporate training, producing videos that mixed management wisdom with dry British wit. He’s now working on a memoir, …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Share your favourite ebooks with a friend

A welcome new initiative by startup ValoBox threatens Amazon's dominance of ebooks<p>In a well-targeted PR strike last week, Amazon announced that it would soon be delivering orders by remote-controlled helicopter drone. Thanks to sensible laws controlling heavy objects flying through the air, and the …

So You Finally Started a Blog? Awesome. Here are Some Basic/Important Tips No One Told You

So WordPress enables you to format the URL of your posts. I have never used other blogging platforms, but I assume they do too. If your blog is …

The Three Most Innovative Companies of 2013

One can naturally debate any system that seeks to crown the world’s most innovative companies. Boston Consulting Group’s list, which relies heavily on surveys asking senior executives to name the companies they perceive to be innovative, risks succumbing to the halo effect, where generally …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

See which articles have been most popular with mckinsey.com readers in 2013.

Most popular with mckinsey.com readers<p>Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

Life’s Work: An Interview with Salman Khan

Photography: Jonathan Sprague<p>Salman Khan was working as a hedge fund analyst when he started using online tools to tutor his cousins in math. Nine years later, his nonprofit organization, Khan Academy, draws on the same approach to offer more than 5,000 free, web-based video lessons to millions of …

Battlefield stream: the balkanization of music and movies

Music and video selling and streaming platforms have become battlegrounds. After Beyoncé secretly released her latest album on iTunes, giving Apple a …

How to Write a Pitch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYtCzpPP64I<p>Every entrepreneur needs an elevator pitch, and in today’s episode of S<i>he Takes on the World TV</i> I’m helping …

Mistakes to Avoid When Reconnecting With an Old Contact

You know by now that there are many reasons why a strong network is invaluable. One of the best is that your network is a group of people with whom …

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's hard work. And then there's luck. But there's also that something else that makes all the difference. And it's that edge that differentiates the most successful apps from the rest of them.<p>Of course, there's one thing that you …

Apps

The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking …

Public Speaking