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Does Your Startup Have a Strategy?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On Monday my 39-student MBA class, "Strategy and the CEO," discussed the concept of strategy. While the term is often used in business, it is dimly understood. And to make matters worse, big company strategy is not the same as startup …

Startups

Look to Peer Mentoring Groups for Ideas, Support and Tough Love

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Peer mentoring groups are usually 10 or 12 owners of similarly sized, non-competing businesses who get together to help each other find faster, easier ways to build a great company. It can be fun, enormously helpful and fulfilling but …

Mentoring

10 Huge Ways Running a Business Has Changed in the Past 20 Years

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1994, I had more hair and weighed less. I was struggling with a new baby (and two more on the way) and all the other stress of being a young husband and father. So naturally, I quit my job and started a business. Seems logical, …

Telephony

Why Entrepreneurs Should Stop Celebrating the 60-Hour Workweek

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows what it feels like to put in a 12-hour day and come home physically and mentally exhausted. Many brag about how many hours they put in and convince themselves that logging hours is the goal. But if you put in 60 …

Entrepreneurship

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here's another for the "we're living in the future, and it is a creepy, creepy place" files: German engineers have developed a bionic tentacle which can learn and remember actions and situations.<p>Remind you of a certain crazy foe of …

Robotics

Focus on Opportunity, Not Income Inequality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>America’s growing income inequality has begun to concern our elected leaders. In a speech at the end of last year, President Obama called it “the defining challenge of our time.”<p>The fraction of total income going to the wealthiest …

Income Inequality

Panasonic 4K wearable camera arriving in May

Shooting video in 4K is quickly becoming more and more accessible, and Panasonic is about to begin offering another option to get shooters started. In May, it will release the HX-A500, a wearable camera that can shoot 4K video at 25 frames per second — a feat that Panasonic claims its camera is the …

J. Cole's World: A Music Mogul In The Making

Three years ago, when J. Cole was filming the video for the song “Party” with Beyoncé, he had an awkward moment with a Bugatti.<p>The appearance of the multimillion-dollar sports car featured in the shoot prompted Beyoncé to say, “I want one of these.” Cole wasn’t quite sure how to respond. As he …

8 cruises for nudists, knitters, fans of Duck Dynasty

Slide 1 of 10<p>Cruisers, you can now spend a week at sea in your birthday suit (gulp), scrapbooking or even learning duck calls.<p>This year, 21.7 million …

Royal Caribbean

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

A rare and fascinating look at the making of the 1989 Batman movie

You can keep your Dark Knights and Tumblers. For my money, the best <i>Batman</i> movie is still Tim Burton's 1989 version starring Michael Keaton, and this …

Hi-Fructose featured ball point pen artist Shohei Otomo

Izola Flask - 3 oz.

I enjoy carrying a flask with me. But I'll be honest...the most important things to me in a flask are size and functionality. This is a nice looking …

Alcohol

People are lazy. Here’s how I get shit done.

May 2, 2013 productivity 13 Comments<p>I am lazy.<p>If there is a shortcut I will take it.<p>I love feeling accomplished, but I don’t always love the hard …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

All Hail The Uber Man! How Sharp-Elbowed Salesman Travis Kalanick Became Silicon Valley's Newest Star

Shafqat Islam's phone was ringing. He rubbed his eyes and looked at the number on the screen. It said unknown, but he took the call anyway.<p>"Hi, this is Travis," a voice said. "I know Lukas Biewald, and he said you were the only guy he knew in Switzerland."<p>Islam, part of the tech team at Merrill …

Startups

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

Self-help