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Electricity turns graphene into ‘bug zapper’ for bacteria

Scientists have found that laser-induced graphene (LIG) can protect against “biofouling,” the buildup of microorganisms, plants, or other biological …

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know a Dremel Drill Could Do

Power tools can be intimidating, we get it. If you're interested in getting into the world of power tools but aren't sure where to start, let us …

Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast

"High velocity, high quality" decisions are possible even at a massive company.<p>Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his …

3 Simple Steps to Writing Emails Even CEOs Will Open | Inc.com

Writing a professional email that results in a clear action is truly an artform. This may sound harsh, but no one is obligated to respond to an unsolicited email.<p>Time is a valuable resource and surveys show that the average American employee can spend upwards of six hours a day in their inbox! If …

The 1 Thing Good Leaders Never Do

Get ready to eat some humble pie.<p>Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

How to Cold Email a Stranger for Advice

The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur years of headache and thousands of dollars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

How To Start A Business From Scratch

If you had told me at the age of 15, when I was given a video camera for my birthday to film my friends rapping, that my passion for music would …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship

Why Starting a Company Alone Is Never a Good Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

10 Bad Work Habits to Eliminate Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have bad work habits, and most of us are content to get away with them for the foreseeable future. Sure, they may make us a little less productive, and they might not look great in a performance review, but they’re relatively …

Time Management

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Likability isn't a birthright. It results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for …

5 places deal-savvy travelers should go in 2016

Slide 1 of 6<p><b>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico</b><p>This year, the Mexican peso fell to a record low against the dollar — and it remains in low territory. For U.S. …

3 Big Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Running a business is tough enough without telling yourselves these comforting fibs.<p>Entrepreneurship is a relentless, unforgiving career path. It is easy to tell ourselves that things are better (or worse!) than they actually are. You can put on a brave face for the public, but it is key that you …

Is a $15,000 Porsche Boxster the Perfect Alternative to a New $100,000 Sports Car?

We brought a 2004 Boxster S to our Performance Car of the Year test as a control. This is how it did.<p>It's a childhood dream come true: take eight wickedly fast and capable cars to a racetrack and drive them until you can decide which one is best. The only problem, for me at least, was that I'd …

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid

How can you become a better leader? Don't make these mistakes.<p>In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective …

A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …

Apps

When is the Best Time to Become an Entrepreneur?

Did you know that the biggest hurdle on the way to own your own business is <i>“deciding to take action”</i>?<p>We all happen to be in a situation where we have …

Entrepreneur turns eBay sales into $2-million business

Marty Babayov watched his older brother make money by buying things and selling them online for a profit. Then, at 13, he tried his hand at it, …

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

Startups

Here’s what happens in tech when the money runs dry

People working at big companies like Google and Facebook see other friends raising money and getting rich, Hayes explained.<p>"It almost looks easy," Hayes said. "It seems easy to raise money. Everyone is joining incubators, all this kind of stuff."<p>Hayes saw it in 1999, in 2006 and 2007, and he's …

Hayes

17 Daily Affirmations for Leaders

Apply each daily, at work, and your productivity will increase and your work will improve.<p>Whether your company is large or small, being a leader is a tough job. Not only are you responsible for your own performance, but you are also responsible for the performance of your employees and of your …

Employment

4 Signs You Should Step Down as CEO

Not every entrepreneur is cut out to be the CEO of a growing company. Here are the signs you might be one of them.<p>As any entrepreneur knows, starting a company is challenging but also a lot of fun. Being CEO after your company is successful, however, can be a different kettle of fish.<p>In the book …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …