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El último milagro del grafeno: convertir el agua de mar en agua potable

Fue aislado por primera vez hace ya 13 años, pero al grafeno siguen saliéndole aplicaciones de lo más variopintas. El último milagro de uno de los …

The Only 3 Things That Matter if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Great Innovators Create the Future, Manage the Present, and Selectively Forget the Past

For a long time, I have been troubled to see how often organizations fail to invest wisely in their futures while instead placing dominant emphasis on the present. To be sure, the present is vitally important. Your current business is the <i>performance engine</i>. It both funds day-to-day operations and …

Last Chance To Enter The 2016 Innovation By Design Awards

Accepting entries until May 13!<p><i>Update: The entry period for the 2016 Innovation by Design Awards is now closed. Check back for winners and finalists this fall.</i><p>We’re pleased to announce that the deadline for the 2016 Innovation By Design Awards has been extended until <b>May 13</b>.<p>Innovation By Design is …

This Israeli start-up is breeding grasshoppers to fight famine

In the spring of 2013, terrifying swarms of almost a million locusts descended upon Israel and Egypt, turning the sky black, attacking the green crops and devouring everything in their paths.<p>One small grasshopper flew further north than most and landed on the doorstep of Israeli entrepreneur Dror …

Tech Billionaires Team Up to Take On Climate Change

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and pretty much every other crazy rich tech leader you can imagine have announced that …

Reddit's Alexis Ohanian on How to Learn the Market for Your New Business

Like many entrepreneurs, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has had plenty of experience learning on the job. At the Entrepreneur360 Conference in New York, Ohanian explained that each of his ventures has required a different perspective. Reddit, for example, sprung from simply wanting to finding the …

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Cultivating Power is the Secret to Success

Big economies go into financial crisis and default all the time

Everyone's anxiously waiting on Greece's referendum vote after the country failed to make a payment to the IMF on Tuesday.<p>For Greece, dealing with financial problems isn't anything new. The country has spent 90 out of the last 196 years in financial crisis— aka almost 50% of the time since its …

Bank of America

The Internet Versus The Great California Drought

Richard Martinez keeps a close eye on his soil. The manager of organic production at Deardorff Family Farms in Oxnard, Calif. used to walk his celery fields, grabbing fistfuls of dirt and rubbing them between his palms to tell if the earth was moist enough. Now he just takes out his iPhone. With a …

The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Israel

Creativity blossoms in the Middle East.<p>1. Nice Systems<p><b>For making apps smarter and more sympathetic.</b> Inside an app, nobody can hear you scream–except the Israeli firm Nice Systems, whose customer-service solutions are used by 25,000 companies. Last year, it rolled out Mobile Reach, software that …

12 Tech Tools Productivity Experts Can’t Live Without

Need a little tech help in scheduling and organizing your work day? There’s several apps for that.<p>Ever wonder which tools super-productive and über-organized people use to get things done? <i>Fast Company</i> contacted 10 productivity experts, and asked them which apps or tech tools help them get through …

On Demand Birth Control

Bill Gates spends a lot of time thinking about… sex<i>.</i> The world’s richest man has already put up more than $1 million to design a better condom in the …

Family Planning

5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship With Your Boss (And Your Next Boss)

As offices across the country close out a week marked by celebrations of “Boss’s Day,” now is a great time to consider your relationship with your current boss–could it be improved, or maximized in some way?–or what kind of notes you might want to strike with your next one.<p>“The most important …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Stanford Seed

June 15, 2018<p>How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.<p>May 2, 2018<p>This year's Tapestry …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

Embrace Your Ideas, Even If They May Sound Ridiculous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m the inventor of ESPN. At least, that’s how I tell it when I regale the story of a college assignment in 1967. I was in Professor Ripley’s radio and television programming course at the University of Wisconsin when the door to an idea …

This Is The Single Greatest Cause Of Employee Disengagement

We all lead “double lives.” We have our personal lives where we can: control the technologies and devices we want to use, build and shape communities, share and collaborate with who we want where we want, easily access information, take out loans on a house and make purchases, and have the freedom …

Essential Tips for Managing Employees Who Don't Aspire to Be Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For some employees, working toward a promotion or leadership position is a natural transition in their careers. Yet some individuals just aren't interested in climbing the corporate ladder.<p>According to a new CareerBuilder survey, only …

The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn’t learn how to manage my business, …

Sales Prospecting Isn't an Event. It's a Campaign.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bill is responsible for sales at his company and considers himself a tenacious worker. Whenever he discovers a new prospect, he will attempt to contact that person by phone, through email and even with an office visit if possible. After a …

Why The Future Of Your Company Depends On Creating Visibility

Visibility for your company doesn’t just happen naturally. Here’s how to impress your investors and stand out to your customers.<p>By their very nature, entrepreneurs are visionaries, with a future-looking perspective that’s often ahead of its time. Their fundamental motivation is to build a solution …