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5 brain technologies that will shape our future

The race to decipher the workings of the human brain, and build new economies around it, is on. Today’s great entrepreneurs – people such as Paul …

8 essential musical acts of the '70s

<i>Learn more about the music of the 1970s in the season finale of "The Seventies,"</i> which airs Thursday, August 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The 1970s had some terrible songs. We're looking at you, "Muskrat Love," "You Light Up My Life" and "Disco Duck," among other appalling tunes that somehow …

1970s

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

Why I Didn't Drop Out To Create My Startup

There is a lot of media buzz around entrepreneurs that dropped out of college to become startup founders. It’s a storyline that has resulted in companies such as Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. Since founding Pixlee after graduation, I understand why so many founders step away from their education …

3 Key Lessons for My Kids About Becoming Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I come from a family of entrepreneurs -- my mother, father and stepfather all ran and managed their own businesses. Watching them work when I was young taught me fundamental skills that enabled me to bring success to the …

Entrepreneurship

Confucius fights the 1 percent: More reasons to mistrust all wealthy elites

“The gentleman understands what is moral,” Confucius said. “The small man understands what is profitable”<p>The tattered condition of the Confucians’ footwear reflected the limitations of Confucius’s enthusiasm for free enterprise. The great sage may have preferred a small, efficient state, but that …

Why Your Fear of Failure Is Holding Your Company Back

Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank explains how failure can be key to both innovation and execution.<p>I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I'll call Acme Widgets.<p>Bob summarized Acme's impediments to innovation. "At our company we have a culture …

Innovation