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Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Alcohol

GM Could Put Tesla Out Of Business Tomorrow If It Wanted

This all means that Tesla has become a great big target for anyone who thinks what is actually a very small startup car-maker could be due for a fall.<p>At the Detroit Auto Show, there was a lot of chatter about how General Motors had unveiled a "Tesla killer" when it rolled out a $30,000 electric …

Tesla

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Do you think there is a certain age at which maturity sets in? Could it be 20? 40? 70? In my personal experiences, I've observed that age has little or nothing to do with it. I have met young people who are mature well beyond their years, and I've known older folks who act childish, only thinking …

Self-help

Famous Failures Who Will Inspire You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Sylvester Stallone, J.K. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln and Jay Z have in common?<p>Believe it or not, they were all failures or struggling amid hardscrabble circumstances before they became famous and hit it big. Reflect back over your …

Motivation

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

Entrepreneurship

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Startups

Low gas prices can be problem

Paul Kalt had reason to feel smug as he filled the tank of his 2014<p>FordEdge SUV at a Mobil station on La Cienega. Regular gas was going for $2.90 a gallon.<p>Kalt told me it cost about $60 for a fill-up during the summer. Now he can get away with paying closer to $40.<p>"I'm feeling great about it," …

Advice from women in tech: 'Be yourself and you'll be a legend'

The numbers for women in tech are dismal: only 26% are female, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology. However, for the …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

MATLAB

Women Entrepreneurs Take the Stage During New York's Jazz Age

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 1920s was a breakthrough decade for women in business and other professions. In Manhattan, a number of ambitious women became celebrity entrepreneurs.<p>These women were independent, savvy, and successful, changing the culture of New …

Vocabulary

Data Driven: What Amazon's Jeff Bezos Taught Me About Running a Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My experience with Jeff Bezos changed me forever.<p>In 2003, Amazon hired me directly out of Stanford. I initially turned down six separate offers until management coaxed me into running the company's Customer Behavior Research group focused …

Corporate Culture

Businesses Bet Big on Teaching People to Code

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Professionals are lining up to learn coding as a way to give their careers a new lease of life, with a slew of training companies cropping up to meet a booming interest in programming.<p>But many in the tech industry are warning that recruiting career-change …

Tech Industry

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

The H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight to clean water and power. What were you doing when you were 17?<p>Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don’t have clean drinking water also don’t have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both …

8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between being rich and having wealth.<p>Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that’s …

Personal Finance

8 Smart Leadership Strategies Most CEOs Forget to Use

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the CEO, you work for your employees first and foremost. It's not the other way around.<p>To create change, influence others and drive success, develop leadership skills that will earn you admiration, respect and trust. To do so, …

Leadership

The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976.<p>Then Ebola appeared in West Africa.<p>So far this year, 887 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday.<p>To put that into perspective, more than a third of all …

The Fate Of America's Dying Supercenters

Huge big-box stores like Wal-Mart Supercenters and Target are being phased out in favor of "some combination of value and convenience," Goldman Sachs recently wrote.<p>"Just about every major trend we're following right now bodes poorly for power center retail," Doug Stephens, founder of industry …

eCommerce

Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out

When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down.<p>That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going.<p>You might also worry that if you take a break, …

Can You Really Handle the Entrepreneurial Life? Check These 5 Signs.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't. -- Anonymous<p>Do you have the bug? You know, that pervasive itch that you just can't ignore? No, I'm …

Entrepreneurship

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the unpredictable road of entrepreneurship, it can be immensely helpful to receive guidance and advice from those who have traveled those roads already.<p>Their experiences, distilled into teachable information, can help the rest of us …

Leadership

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Why No One Gets Away with Trash Talk Anymore

This summer, a milestone crept up on me—I realized it’s been twenty-five years since I began my career as a professor. So naturally, I’ve spent some time reflecting on how my choice of profession has worked out. I spend most of my classroom time with executives who are there because they are …

These Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation.<p>The usual way to add solar power to a building is just to attach some panels to the roof. But a new design goes a step …

Lessons In 'Essentialism': Getting More Out Of Life By Doing Less

Greg McKeown doesn't believe in having it all or doing it all. In his new book <i>Essentialism,</i> he argues that we should pursue only those things that are truly important — and eliminate everything else.<p>"In the bigger picture essentialism is about fighting this nonsense that we have been sold ... that …

See It Through: 5 Steps to Finishing What You Start

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An inventory of never-completed projects, initiatives and objectives doesn’t get you to success. Learning to actually finish your mission is one of the best lessons you’ll learn as an entrepreneur.<p>Every day you’re juggling multiple balls …

Time Management

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own. Earning a degree is something that should be celebrated. But unless you are looking for certain technical skills, college is not always …

Entrepreneurship

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Bill Gates