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How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

New Zealand

4 Social Customer Care Rules You Can't Ignore

Think of the companies out there that do social customer service <i>really</i> well.<p>I bet big names like Amex, Nordstrom, and Verizon come to mind, as well as younger brands like Jetblue or Zappos.<p>Why do you think these companies invest in social customer service? I’m sure the answer is multi-faceted, but …

These Striking Rock Formations Are up to 270 Million Years Old

Capitol Reef National Park is a place of dramatic beauty and serenity so remote that the nearest traffic light is 78 miles away.<p><b>Location:</b> Utah<b><br>Established:</b> December 18, 1971<b><br>Size:</b> 241,904 acres<p>The unifying geographic feature of Capitol Reef is the Waterpocket Fold. For a hundred miles its parallel …

The Unwritten Rules Of Business

One of my favorite writers, Rick Reilly, penned a great column in 1995 entitled, Unwritten Rules. The piece laid out many of the great “known” rules of sports –things that athletes know to be true, but which cannot be found in any rulebook.<p>I realized recently that there are also “unwritten rules” …

5 Meditation Tips

Part of my <b>40 Days to a Personal Revolution</b> program is meditation.<p>This is not something I was familiar with before, save for reading about it in Eat …

The 7 Must-Have Qualities Investors Look For in Entrepreneurs

Early stage venture is a lot about the entrepreneur - who that person is and what she or he is capable of. Through my investing career, I've identified the must-have universal attributes that define great entrepreneurs, and recently found them all embodied in an unlikely entrepreneur far from …

Entrepreneurship

The small habits that improve your business

When you're starting a business as a young entrepreneur, it seems like there are an infinite number of tasks to juggle. That's why it's so important to stay on top of the details, no matter how tiny or tedious. Small changes, like reducing the amount of time you spend each day managing e-mail or …

23andMe will offer your genetic data to researchers (with your consent)

The genetic samples you send to 23andMe aren't just useful for discovering your roots or potential illnesses -- they could soon help pharmaceutical research, too. The company has struck a deal that opens its DNA research platform to Pfizer's scientists, letting them use the data to quickly find …

6 Social Media Hacks for Busy Small Businesses

As a small business owner in today's constantly evolving digital landscape, staying abreast of social media initiatives can be challenging. With so …

Social Media

8 Trademark Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you shy away from criticism or avoid improving yourself? Perhaps entrepreneurship isn't for you.<p>While we often use the terms interchangeably, there are slight differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business …

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

5 Ultimate Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young entrepreneur who has started your own business, or are toying with an idea of starting one?<p>I knew since I was 16 that I wanted to work for myself. I have a strong personality and have a difficult time having someone tell me what to do (very different from people assisting me and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Keys To Good Business Intelligence

When a technical term enters “buzz” status, definitions change and meaning can get lost. This is arguably the case with “business intelligence,” or BI. In the time since the BI term was coined, new technologies have greatly expanded our understanding of BI and how businesses can gain value from …