Gerald Scott Duty

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Music industry optimistic about Apple-Beats deal

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more …

The new hot startup model is being an exceptional middleman

Many new and valuable startups don’t really make anything. Instead of cutting out middlemen, they’ve become them, connecting people with specific genres of services or merchants.<p>Successful examples of this include transportation providers Uber and Lyft, and travel rental startup Airbnb. They have …

Startups

How to Build the Right Team for Your Growing Startup

I’ve been spoiled throughout my career of building teams in large tech companies. I’ve had all the luxuries: infinite resources, time, and large pools of qualified candidates. At Google, we always had a steady stream of graduates from top schools flowing into the organization in entry-level …

The Top 10 Athletic Politicians and What Startup CEOs Can Learn from Them

Data & Featured Lists Editor<p><i>We applaud athletes-turned-politicians -- but we should also take note of politicians who are athletic. They maintain their physical prowess, despite years in demanding high office.</i><p>Tim Cook is known for hitting the gym daily by 5 am, but the Apple CEO is also known for …

Top 10

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America’s Wisest Leaders

Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.<p>When asked to rank American Presidents, scholars consistently have ranked Abraham Lincoln amongst the top three, and when ranked on leadership, he is usually …

Emotional Intelligence

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

Virginia Tech

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon

How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) | William Black

How Disney learned to stop worrying and love copyright infringement

<b>(Disney/Youtube/Steamfaerie/Salon)</b><p>For years, Disney was notoriously heavy-handed in defense of its intellectual property. Then along came “Frozen”<p>Andrew Leonard<p>May 23, 2014 4:43pm (UTC)<p>The Monday before the Oscars, Scott Kramer, a digital content producer based in Los Angeles, called his close …

5 Traits of People Who Build Lasting Companies

Adrenaline might get your idea off the ground initially, but it takes a lot more than that to stay in business.<p>Over the last 13 years of writing about tech companies, I've picked up a few things about what it takes to start a company--and build one that lasts.<p>Often entrepreneurs initially are …

Entrepreneurship

The Art of Possibility

• <b>Author:</b> Rosamund Zander & Benjamin Zander<p>The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zander's experiences as the conductor …