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Inside Google’s culture of relentless self-surveying

When Google recently admitted that the baffling brainteasers it posed to interviewees were utterly useless at predicting which ones would make good employees, it was another example of the power of what Google calls “people analytics”—the mixing of Big Data with management science to come up with …

Employment

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Infographics

Status Board

It's a question we've often asked ourselves: "Why not give our iPads something to do while they spend their sad days in docks next to our Macs?" …

NOMOS Releases Two Limited Edition Watches to Benefit Doctors Without Borders

Watch manufacturer NOMOS has announced the release of two limited-production watches today, both of<p>Watch manufacturer NOMOS has announced the release of two limited-production watches today, both of which will benefit the Nobel Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders. Doctors Without …

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KRUGMAN: The Fed May Have Just Made A Historic Mistake, And Done More Damage Than It Realizes

The markets puked on the news, and interest rates shot up, a move that was exacerbated by Bernanke himself saying he was not worried about the rise in rates.<p>According to Paul Krugman, it's possible this will end up as a "historic" mistake.<p>If the economy recovers, then fine, whatever, the Fed will …

Banks Are Hiring A Bunch Of IT Experts, And It's Going To Reshape Wall Street

LONDON (Reuters) - The investment banking industry is heading into a digital revolution that could redraw not only its business model but also the traditional image of its staff.<p>Stuck with dwindling profits in an era of poor returns and heavy regulation, the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

5 min read<p>If you are hunting for startup business ideas, you might want to consider sectors of the $207 billion cyber-security industry that are expected to show impressive revenue growth over the next five years.<p>If the revenue generated in the cyber-security industry were the economy of a country, …

Cybersecurity

5 Steps to Rescue Your Productivity When Days Go Bad

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever had one of <i>those</i> days? You start off with big plans to be productive. Your calendar is filled with confirmed appointments. Then, nothing seems to go right. Your computer crashes. Your cell phone battery dies and …

Productivity

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every small business owner will eventually need to think about a succession plan if they don't try to sell their company outright. This week, a bi-partisan supported bill was introduced in the Senate to encourage one option -- …

Small Business

Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team for that matter, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication and long hours at the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to …

Relationships

How to Build a Brand Experience for Customers

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big</i> …

YouTube Marketing: What to Consider Before Getting Started

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This is the first in a six-part series on how your business can get started on YouTube. In this installment, we examine how to create a strategy for marketing on YouTube.</i><p>YouTube has become a hot site for businesses looking to …

Marketing

12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

It's a perfect illustration of the current age of music fandom that this year's Record Store Day comes at the end of the week when Twitter introduced its music service — an online streaming music tool that tethers discovery to acquaintances who probably know your taste about as well as the checkout …