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How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Jessica Rosenkrantz - Generative Design

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

The Bro Code

Turning down an after-dinner invite to a brothel is always a social minefield. But the city’s Party Secretary, a 50-something man with baby-soft …

Travel Industry

From School Choice Advocate to Charter School Mom

I have been pretty clear that I think all children, not just those who can move or pay tuition, deserve the right to choose a world class education. As a professional, I have focused on how school choice will expand the number of high quality seats available to children across the country, how …

Is on-demand dating a Tinder killer?

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking at the frighteningly simple swipe-left functionality of Tinder and saying, “It’s just too complicated.”<p>But think …

10 VC blogs every startup founder should be reading

Whether you're a first time founder or a serial entrepreneur, there's always room to learn and grow. Here are 10 blogs that every founder should be …

Tech investors have a 'copy paste mentality' that is fueling a dangerous boom in on-demand startups

"There's a little bit of FOMO ventures happening," said Shervin Pishevar, a partner of Sherpa Venture and an early investor in Uber. "That's part of the boom, bust cycles."<p>Pishevar, speaking at the On Demand Conference, warned that a lot of the U.S. market is already saturated by consumer on-demand …

Perceptiv's Shift Kit Helps Amateur Drone Pilots Shoot Professional Quality Video

Flying a drone is harder than it looks. It takes practice and above-average hand-eye coordination to be able to traverse a three-dimensional space. And unfortunately for many novice drone pilots, this lesson is often learned the hard way by crashing.<p>While autopilot technology is constantly …

Drones

U.S. Dot-Com Bubble Was Nothing Compared to Today’s China Prices

The world-beating surge in Chinese technology stocks is making the heady days of the dot-com bubble look tame by comparison.<p>The industry is leading …

Stock Markets

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

Training program empowers women entrepreneurs

Her name wasn’t on the list. She wasn’t even among those originally invited to be part of the program for women entrepreneurs.<p>Yet, Lolita E. Mendoza …

A Self-Made Woman Gets Lucky In The Middle Seat

<i>This post is part of the “Self-Made Women” series featuring women who came from a world without power or wealth, but with the support of family, teachers and mentors, they found their way to success.</i><p>Picture this: You’re 24 years old. You spent the first five years of your life living in rural China …

Student Government

Surviving the Startup (Weekend)

Being around other entrepreneurs is always an invigorating experience. It is like reliving adolescence, minus some of the awkwardness, of course, …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

Here’s how to build the ultimate retro gaming machine with Raspberry Pi or Pi 2

<i>Updated 3/20/2015: We’ve confirmed this information also applies to the Raspberry Pi 2, which is quicker than its predecessor, and have changed the</i> …

Raspberry Pi

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

7 Pricing Mistakes To Avoid: Data-Based Insights from Salesforce, Uber and Kraft

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen executives make over the years is not spending enough time thinking about their pricing models. They think about price, but not creatively enough about pricing model, which is more about how you package your prices.<p>In an interview with Anil Kaul, the CEO of …

Business Strategy

Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Does A Dangerous Dance With Lore

Today marks the release of the second episode of Telltale’s long-awaited Game of Thrones series, which centers on a minor house, the family Forrester, and their role in the larger universe of the series. Their story takes place embedded inside existing lore, between seasons three and four of the …

TV Series

That $1 Billion TransferWise Deal Is Exactly Why Mark Carney Worries About 'An Uber-Type Situation In Financial Services'

The news that foreign currency exchange startup TransferWise has raised $58 million in investment at a valuation of $1 billion proves that Carney is right to worry: Tech startups — or fintech startups, as they're called in Europe — are working as fast as they can to turn traditional banks into the …

Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Building Community — YFS Magazine

Are you looking to build a community management strategy for your small business?<p>The benefits of community building are endless; from creating a …

Customers

How World of Warcraft Got Its Groove Back

And how Blizzard plans to keep it.<p>World of Warcraft’s a curious creature. In the 10 years it’s been around, Blizzard’s MMO has been a genre-defining …

One killed, 2 injured on set of Martin Scorsese's movie 'Silence'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A structure on the Taiwan set of an upcoming Martin Scorsese movie collapsed this week, killing a studio construction worker and injuring two more, Taipei police said.<p>The workers were repairing a building used for scenery when it collapsed Thursday, police spokesman Chen Chung-Ren said. Two …

Martin Scorsese

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Western Australia

Four CEOs Share Ways To Put Entrepreneurial Spark Into Your Business

Here’s an idea. Take four chief executives of successful companies and ask them for their secret of how to capture, harness and harvest entrepreneurial flair inside a business. Here’s what resulted.<p><b>Start A Business By Meeting A Strong Personal Need</b><p>Leah Busque, a software engineer at IBM, discovered …

Business Strategy

A 'Tinder expert' tells other men how to be more successful on the app

It was written by a man known only as "Max" and is sponsored by Tinder Advisor, an advice service for users of the popular dating/hookup app. Max says it is based on "accredited seduction psychology," whatever that means.<p>Max, who describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, built on his personal …

Relationships

Logical Thinking: Are You Sure That’s Reasonable?

Logical thinking is crucial for practically every aspect of business operation. While some business relationships and decisions should definitely not …