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5 Traits Many Successful Entrepreneurs Share

Having an entrepreneurial spirit is what keeps me going. It's a mindset. I don't wait for things to happen. I make it happen. It's the difference between being a leader and being a follower. It's about seeing the big picture and owning it. It's what I try to teach my kids, my staff, and myself. …

When Did Seinfeld's Soup Nazi Become Our Model of Christian Conduct (Ode to Fred Rogers)

TV's <i>Seinfeld</i> birthed many memorable characters and phrases during its award-winning nine seasons. The Soup Nazi, and his famous line, have become ingrained in our collective psyche.<p>If you somehow missed out on the <i>Seinfeld</i> experience, here's a quick synopsis: A new soup stand opens in New York City, …

A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

Saying he was making a "tough decision," Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced the island would not make a more than $400 million debt payment due today.<p>"I've had to choose and I have made a choice," García said in a message to the commonwealth. "I've decided that your basic needs …

Caribbean

Kirk Cameron, Marriage and the Bible

Actor Kirk Cameron made statements regarding marriage this week, and it caused some buzz in Christian circles.<p>Cameron is part of a national tour called, "Love Worth Fighting For." His goal is to encourage strong marriages, and to encourage people to fight for their marriages.<p>I will give Cameron …

Researchers show how malicious apps could control Samsung SmartThings locks, lights & more [Video]

<i>Update: Samsung has issued a statement to us, which just expands on its earlier response. You can read it below the video.</i><p>Computer science researchers from the University of Michigan have shown how malicious apps could take control of Internet of Things devices in Samsung’s SmartThings platform – …

Information Security

This New York Project Fuses Energy Microgrids With Blockchain Technology

A microgrid using TransActive Grid’s model could let you directly sell energy generated from your rooftop solar panels to your neighbor.<p>If in the future you find yourself selling your excess solar panel energy to your neighbor via secure blockchain, you’ll have one startup’s actions on President …

8 simple things you can do every day to improve your health

What if the secret to living a healthier life came down to just a few simple choices every day? Turns out, it does.<p>Rebecca Lewis is a registered …

The Democrats’ Favorite, Nobel-Winning Economist On How To Reduce Income Inequality

“We should be using those scarce resources to preserve the planet. But we don’t give innovators any incentives.”<p>The message of Joseph Stiglitz’s book—<i>The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them</i> (out now in paperback)–is positive, in a way. He shows how growing income and …

Income Inequality

An early Facebook employee says the 'laptop test' can help you figure out what you should be doing with your life

It's not because he's got colleagues in other time zones, and it's not because he answers to a workaholic boss who expects him to be on call all the time.<p>In fact, Ollinger doesn't have colleagues or a boss per se. He's a stand-up comedian, and he rises at 5 to start working because he's just too …

Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development," that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern.<p>The world's most genetically …

7 Tips to Help Your Brand Win at Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a strong social media presence is crucial for essentially every brand -- no secret there; you are already well aware of this essential need. However, the <i>wrong</i> social media approach can disengage followers, resulting in missed …

The Definitive Guide For Making The Right Career Move

Thinking of changing careers? You’re not alone.<p>More now than ever, people aren’t just changing jobs, they’re changing careers. Thinking of leaving your job to start your own business? You too, are in good company. The rate of MBA grads showing a preference for going into a startup is higher than …

Employment

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

Yes, someone made a smart clothes peg

It seems nothing is safe from the Internet of Things revolution. The latest attempt to make a household object smarter is Peggy, a connected clothes peg by Australian detergent brand OMO. A few basic components sit inside its orange shell, including a thermometer, UV sensor and humidity detector. …

Dutch designer turns solid wood into a curiously bouncy seat

Carolien Laro has designed what may well be the first wooden stool to flex and bend under a person's weight. Experiments with traditional wood sawing …

How This Entrepreneur Paid Off $400,000 in Debt and Healed His Business

<i>This story first appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>From the outside, fit and photogenic French-born physician Michel Cohen was on his way to becoming the 21st …

A small forest tribe built a DIY drone to stop loggers

For years, a tribe in Guyana has been compiling evidence that loggers were illegally tearing down their forests. But nothing has worked as well as …

Forests

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

National Living Wage comes into force

<b>The new mandatory National Living Wage (NLW) has come into force, requiring employers to pay workers aged 25 and over at least £7.20 an hour.</b><p>It is expected to give 1.8 million workers an immediate pay rise.<p>The policy was announced in last summer's Budget by Chancellor George Osborne, in an effort …

An Inconvenient Truth About Free Trade

It’s easy to scoff at the anti-free-trade rhetoric emanating from the U.S. presidential campaign trail. Donald Trump keeps yelling about China, …

Economics: It's Simpler Than You Think » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>In the view of John Tamny — an editor at Forbes and RealClearMarkets — economics as it is usually studied and taught in universities is unnecessarily</b> …

The race is on to be the Microsoft Office for drones

Startups like Airware want to help big, cautious corporations quickly take flight<p>Drones are now gadgets that the average consumer can easily own and operate. In fact, the FAA predicts that 2.5 million of them will be sold in the US this year. But aerial robots, at least for now, are unlikely to …

Study: Poor Writing Skills Are Costing Businesses Billions

Report shows more than $3.1 billion is being spent annually on remedial writing training.<p>Communication is an essential skill for any business, but what's shocking is how much time and money businesses are spending each year to bring employees up to a basic proficiency level. Writing seems to be one …

No Matter Which VR Headset You Buy, This Company Wins

When visitors to the Leviathan Project strap on a virtual reality headset, they find themselves inside a science lab, suspended from the belly of an …

The Pot Biz: Should You Join the Next Gold Rush?

Ever since marijuana was legalized in some parts of the United States, with different degrees of access depending on where you live, I've wondered about the business side of pot.<p>As a microbusiness advocate, researcher and owner, I wanted to know if this was a truly viable business for the …

4 digital marketing secrets every entrepreneur should know

For many small business owners, digital marketing isn't so different from auto maintenance. You go in thinking you need something simple, but leave feeling like you've emptied your savings account with no obvious effect on performance.<p>If you sometimes wonder if there are things your marketing …

Creative Control explores the dark side of augmented reality—with humor

Review: The story of an ad exec and his AR rig feels more like reality than science fiction.<p>In the film <i>Creative Control</i>, set in near-future New York, …

Augmented Reality