Kenneth A. Andal

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How Entrepreneurs Can Balance School and Business

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although many would-be entrepreneurs may think it’s best to wait on their budding business idea until they graduate, some savvy entrepreneurs are jumping into business while still in school. How do they manage both?<p>Figure out …

Entrepreneurship

Express Gratitude for Where You Are Right Now, and Say It Out Loud

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This past weekend, I took my family to watch the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels aerobatic flight demonstration squadron at the State of Maine air show. As the son of a World War II fighter pilot, I grew up an Air Force brat and went to …

Happiness

Stop Calling 20- and 30-Something's 'Entitled'

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm sick of people saying that the 20 and 30 something's of today are the "Entitlement Generation." Some people call us the "Me, Me, Me Generation."<p>The common line of thought is that our generation wants more than we "deserve" …

Entrepreneurship

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove …

The Brain

5 Steps to Grow Your Business Through ... Happiness

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Happiness sits atop the pinnacle of human needs and is the ultimate goal behind our lives' endeavors.<p>Even an entrepreneur’s relentless quest for a thriving business is fueled by the belief that his or her business will lead to …

Employment

5 Public Appearance Strategies Every New Entrepreneur Should Use

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the age of online marketing, it’s easy to think you can get by with marketing your business exclusively through online interactions. From the comfort of your desk, you can build a website, publish and syndicate content, host …

Entrepreneurship

5 Jobs Every Entrepreneur Should Work Before Building a Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few people venture into entrepreneurship as their first gig. Compared to traditional professional careers, entrepreneurship is risky, demanding and requires more capital at the outset. Working a steady job prior to becoming an …

Customer Service

I’ve Spent A Lifetime Building a Mighty Network. Here Are My Secrets.

Rule One: Take pleasure in it. It’s not just a safety net, it’s YOUR net.<p>I’ve long been told that I “know everyone.” In other words, I have a great …

Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

12 Things the Internet Taught Us to Make With Avocados (There's Pasta! And Pie!)

You know about avocado toast, but avocado...pie?<p>Our love for avocados knows no bounds. We pile it on toast. We sneak it into smoothies. We blend it with sour cream because we're crazy like that. But, as with so many other areas of life, it turns out the Internet (and YouTube in particular) had much …

IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).<p>Today, a slew of devices, from refrigerators to thermostats, are connecting to the Internet. Soon, the signals from those devices will …

Marketing

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

These 10 Cities Hate Tourists The Most, According To Tweets

Haters gonna hate.<p>Certain U.S. cities are known as pretty friendly destinations -- the kinds of places where you'll be greeted with a friendly smile and locals will always point you in the right direction. But there are those not-so-kind places (hellooo, NYC!) where folks would rather <i>not</i> welcome …

Read an 11-Year-Old's Heartwarming Essay About His Father's Return From World War II

Seventy years ago Wednesday, when the Japanese formally signed the documents that ended World War II aboard the USS <i>Missouri</i> in Tokyo Bay, many …

General Motors

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

10 young entrepreneurs who didn’t let age hold them back

There was a time when the phrase ‘young entrepreneurs referred to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who founded Microsoft and Apple respectively at ages 23 and 21. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook at 19. Following this trend, entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger. So young, in fact, …

Entrepreneurship

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

Micro Robots Will Sense Toxins And Deliver Medicine

Straight out of a science fiction novel, nanoengineers from the Nanoengineering department at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have created 3D printed micro robots in the form of a small fish, called micro fish, as a proof-of-concept for detoxing and sensing toxins.<p>Researchers …

UC San Diego

Just how big has eSports become?

• 113 million hardcore fans worldwide<br>• 147 million occasional viewers<br>• US$252 million in global revenues<br>• a predicted total prize pool of $71 million for all tournaments and competitions.<p>No, these numbers don’t refer to a traditional mainstream sport like football or basketball. Rather, they come from a …

How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

Megan Birney Contributor<p>Megan Birney is director of strategic affairs at Wiser Capital.<p>Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) …

Solar Power

Windows 10 grabs 5.21% market share, passing Windows Vista and Windows 8 in just one month

The effects of a free upgrade to Windows 10 are starting to trickle in. Available for just over a month, Windows 10 has now captured more than 5 percent market share, according to the latest figures from Net Applications.<p>In just four weeks, Windows 10 has already been installed on over 75 million …

Windows 10

Electrolux rolls out AEG fridges with modular shelves in Europe

Picky about the way you keep your groceries organized? Then Electrolux-owned AEG has the fridges for you.<p>BERLIN -- Putting an emphasis on flexible food storage, Electrolux introduced new modular refrigerators with mix-and-match shelves at the IFA trade show here in Germany this week. The new …