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Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Starbucks doesn't dominate as much as you'd think; Dunkin' Donuts retains New England foothold - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch

You might assume Starbucks<p>/quotes/zigman/20720/delayed /quotes/nls/sbux SBUX , with its global brand and its more than 11,000 company-owned and …

Rising Stars Of Entrepreneurism In China

Mainland China was a standout on the 2014 Forbes Billionaires List unveiled this month with a record 152 members, ranking No. 2 in the world. Yet the average age of those success stories is 52. What about younger entrepreneurs on the move?<p>To provide readers with some leads, Forbes China, the …

CATERPILLAR: Our Dealers Are Missing Up To $18 Billion In Easy Sales

In recent years, the Peoria, Illinois-based company has called the 178 independently owned businesses that distribute its earth-moving products worldwide everything from "a critical competitive differentiator" to "the foundation" of its success.<p>Now the world's largest maker of construction and …

Every 60 Seconds, Apple Makes More Money Than You Do in a Year

Check out this interactive: It shows how much revenue and profit a handful of technology companies generate—by the second. When you land on the page, …

Mobile Ad Spending Expected to Increase by 75 Percent in 2014 | Inc.com

If you're not considering dedicating a larger portion of your advertising budget to mobile, you're behind the times.<p>A new report by research firm eMarketer predicts worldwide spending on mobile advertising will reach $31.45 billion this year, a 75 percent increase from 2013. Mobile advertising will …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

Is American Homeownership The Impossible Dream?

Today, Interest.com released its annual look at whether average Americans can actually afford the American dream of home ownership. The answer? Not really.<p>Home affordability is down in all 25 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. “We define home affordability as the ability of a …

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

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Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

UK-based Funding Circle raises $37M to fund American small businesses

Funding Circle has raised $37 million to bring its peer-to-peer marketplace for business loans to the U.S.<p>The UK-based company powers a platform that connects small businesses with investors who fund their loans, earning an average of 5.8% interest.<p>Businesses seeking capital apply for a loan on …

5 Startup Ideas to Help the Event Industry

<b>Here are 5 startup ideas for those who want to start up a technology business solving problems for the event industry.</b><p>Whenever I present at …

Event planners failing to measure ROI

A survey of 400 event planners around the world by event management software firm Azavista found that 70% do not measure ROI.<p>The research, 'Event …

What You Need Before You Seek Sponsorship

<i>“I want to know how you can help me get sponsorship.”</i><p>That’s it. No “hello”, no name, nothing – just one sentence sent from a Hotmail address …

The CEO Of Cisco Bills The Company When He Flies In His Own Private Jet

He owns his own jet and then he sends Cisco a bill when he uses it for work, which he presumably does a lot.<p>In 2013, he billed Cisco $2.8 million in jet expenses, according to forms filed with the SEC. Unlike car mileage, there doesn't seem to be an IRS standard when reimbursing for your private …

Traditional Work Hours Are a Myth: Ditch The 9-to-5 Standard

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing</i><p>The traditional 9-to-5 workweek has become a relic of the past. Today, the number of hours an …

Toyota Is Recalling More Than 800,000 Cars Because of Spiders

It started with webs, and ended with spontaneously inflating airbags.<p>Toyota has announced that it is recalling 870,000 of its vehicles, among them Camrys, Venzas, Avalons, and hybrids with owners spread across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and 16 other countries. Airbags, it seems, have been …

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe. We get a dopamine rush when we are presented with confirming data similar to what we get when we eat chocolate or fall in love. On Facebook we defriend those with different political views to our own. On Twitter we follow people just …

5 Things The Best Managers Do And Don't Do

Excellent managers come in all shapes and sizes. They can be loud and quiet, extroverted or introverted, Type A or calm. Their management style can be as unique as personalities. But while elements of personal style may vary, there are absolutes one can point to about management substance. …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

Startup founders are better off with a college degree

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here.</i><p>Frustrated that Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs “were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level,” Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children …

The Benefits of Negative Feedback

I recently gave a lunchtime “author’s talk” at Children’s Hospital in Boston and, although I thought the talk went well, somebody in the audience didn’t like it at all. On the evaluation form, the person in question wrote a single word in the comment box: <i>CONFUSING</i>.<p>Thank you, whoever you are. While …

What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate

In the best interviews, job candidates say a lot and interviewers very little – after all, the interview is about the candidate, not the …

Why Clever And Lazy People Make The Best Leaders

Ideally you want all three but people don't always cooperate. These qualities tend to be difficult to judge in hiring someone.<p>So we end up with all sorts of combinations and permutations in organizations.<p>A lot of people feel that stupid people are the 'worst' problem. (I'd argue that intelligent …

5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling

I was talking to a son of a friend of mine who is 16 years old and rather evolved for his age, and I asked him, "Michael, why do you think we are here?" and he said to me, "To wake up." He proceeded to elaborate on that thought by saying: "I think most people are asleep -- they don't know who they …