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The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of all small businesses fail within the first five years. About 30 percent survive only two years.<p>If you want to be on the positive side of those numbers, there’s a lot of hard work …

Small Business

Eloquent Ruby

• <b>Author:</b> Russ Olsen<p>This is the eBook version of the printed book.<br>It’s easy to write “correct” Ruby code. But it’s far harder to gain the fluency needed to write <i>great</i> Ruby code. To do that, you need to go beyond syntax and absorb the “Ruby way” of thinking and problem solving. In <b>Eloquent Ruby,</b> Russ …

The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding

Shelly Lazarus has been building brands at Ogilvy & Mather for more than 40 years. When she joined the agency in 1971, she was one of few women in the advertising field. Twenty-six years later, having steered successful branding efforts for clients such as IBM, Ford, American Express and Unilever, …

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Universe

14 TED Talks on how your brain works

Your brain is a 3-pound blob of nervous tissue -- that can create, invent and understand beauty. These talks explore the workings of your magnificent …

​Use Your Audience to Prove Your Point Instead of a Slide

Often, when giving a presentation, we have to show statistics to illustrate our point. Instead of using a slide, consider getting the audience …

Public Speaking

​Know Your Career Path with the G+P+V Formula

Whether you've been in the job market for a while or you're a recent grad, you're probably facing the question of where to go with your career. …

Employment

What's Your Favorite Gadget to Aimlessly Fool Around With?

I just picked up a cheapo infrared thermometer, a laser-aimed sensor that tells you the surface temperature of whatever you point it at. I didn't …

The 5 Myths of Mastering Profit Margins

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obviously, every organization wants to increase profit margins because there is a direct impact on the bottom line, but there are five myths that we need to dispel in order to truly master margins.<p>Don't fall for these five myths:<p><b>1.</b> …

Small Business

5 Easy Ways to Reorganize Your Kitchen Like a Master Chef

Does your kitchen look like a bomb went off even before you've started cooking? Do you spend more time looking for ingredients than actually using …

This Is What Makes Cisco CEO John Chambers Cry (And It's Not What You Think)

He thinks of the top five players, only two or three will be around in a "meaningful" way in as little as five years, Cisco included.<p>"If we don't disrupt ourselves, if we don't have the courage to change, if we don't change before the market forces us to, we'll get left behind," he told attendees …

Cisco Systems

Best of the Week: Apollo 11, Productivity, Photography and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Scarlett Johansson

Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

Google Play

5 Must-Read Books for Every Entrepreneur This Summer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re on a plane traveling to your next meeting, taking vacation on the beach, or out on the prairie, there are five must-read books you need to bring with you. It’s a list of new bestsellers and old classics and, no matter the …

Bill Gates

MH17 Black Box Data Shows Evidence Of Missile Strike

Data from the black box points to a "massive explosive decompression," with the plane's fuselage getting hit by shrapnel from the explosion.<p>This is consistent with a photo of a piece of the plane's wreckage that shows obvious signs of shrapnel damage, according to The Aviationist. The missile …

Airplanes

14 Signs You're On The Path To Awesomeness

To sustain superior performance in anything requires focus, determination and an unquestionable purpose to endure when others quit. Whether it’s a personal or professional endeavor, conquering challenges at home or at work necessitates the physical, mental and emotional capacities to create …

Clever crow knows exactly how to solve different puzzles to get food

I love it when animals can solve puzzles and problems that I can't even figure out. Here's a crow going through a bunch of different exercises to …

Why Today Is Different From The 1914 Outbreak Of World War I

Especially on the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, the similarities come to mind easily, but is history really repeating?<p>Richard Evans, the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, identified key difference between now and then in a January article in the New Statesman. These …

Remembrance Day

Leadership Is Swell, But Your Receptionist Makes Or Breaks Your Business

A clueless receptionist today, a bankrupt business tomorrow: In most businesses, there’s a human who welcomes and bids farewell to visitors in person, on the telephone, or via email. Whatever you call this person (Receptionist, Hostess, Admitting, Registrar, Front Desk Supervisor), it’s crucial …

Stop the rockets, but lift the siege

THE mounting toll of innocents in Gaza is reason enough for anyone with compassion to demand a ceasefire. Since July 8th, when Israel began its …

Israel

7-Eleven & Medallia to open up on how to create fierce customer loyalty

Over the years online retailers and marketplaces have steadily increased competitive pressure on traditional retail, largely because they can better understand and act on customer intent and experience.<p>Session Speakers:<p>Ken Fine, CCO, Medallia<p>Michael Debnar, VP & Co-Founder of 7-Ventures and Digital …

5 Criteria for Selecting a Mobile App Platform

<i>David Akka is the Managing Director of Magic Software Enterprises (UK).</i><p>As mobile apps move from the edge to become a core part of the enterprise, CIOs and IT Managers need to move from a patched, ad-hoc development approach – that might have been good enough when creating a few simple apps – to a …

Math nerds are taking over Wall Street

When you think about the typical Wall Street trader, you probably picture a fast-talking Wolf of Wall Street type.<p>But guess what? They are rapidly being replaced by "quants" -- soft-spoken super nerds armed with high-tech software to help them beat the market.<p>Elie Galam is one of them.<p>Every day, …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things