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This Southern Town Made Wooden Caskets. Now A Mexican Town Will.

In Batesville, Mississippi, a casket company is closing its factory and shifting production to Mexico.<p>Batesville Casket announced Nov. 3 that it would close the facility where it manufactures wooden caskets, which would be made instead at the company’s existing plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. Two …

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

12 Tips on How to Make a Great First Impression, According to Executives | Inc.com

Whether it's a sales call, an interview, or chance meeting with someone you want to know better, there are things you can do to leave a positive and lasting first impression. Check out these quotes from a dozen executives who give their advice on how to do it.<p>1. Make a connection, not an impression.<p>…

Dental Care

Your answer may tell you something about yourself.

Growing up, Jennie didn’t just cope, she coped brilliantly. At just 24 she was offered a job lecturing in nutritional research at Sydney University. …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Physics

You don’t have to act like a newspaper on the net

The launch of two new-brand websites by the Washington Post and Politico’s founders hint at a youthful, hopeful future for legacy media groups in cyberspace<p>In some ways the <i>New York Times</i> is the BBC of print journalism: dominant, revered, imperious, sometimes bathed in irritating …

Journalism

10 Money Habits That Will Help You Get Serious About Prosperity

Take your financial life to the next level through actions like seeking new income sources, making debts your priority and separating friendship from business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The power of habit can be quite interesting. Rather than create 2017 …

Personal Finance

3 Ways to Engage Unhappy Employees Before They Quit | Inc.com

By the time companies find their way to me to deliver a keynote to their employees about workplace engagement and empowerment, many of their top young professionals have already checked out beyond repair. In other words, they've made up their mind that they're quitting their job and leaving for …

Employee Engagement

Three Habits Of Highly Creative People | Inc.com

The legendary writers Truman Capote, William Carlos Williams, and Frank O'Connor walked into a frat house.<p>No, it's not the beginning of a joke but the (incredible) description of a 1960s research study conducted by Frank X. Barron at the University of California, Berkeley, to determine what …

Creativity

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

University of Arizona

Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success | Inc.com

Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or authoring an acronym, formula or 4x4 graph. Whether it was four P's of marketing, three C's of business, or simply a unique …

Entrepreneurship

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night | Inc.com

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Success

Feeling Inadequate With Your Writing? Follow These 9 Tips.

The first step to better writing is reading.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Frustration. Angst. Embarrassment. Anxiety. Fear. Insecurity.<p>I felt all those emotions every time I had to write an email, proposal, letter or anything else in my first high-profile corporate …

Writing