Rajiv Gupta

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Thinking of Starting a Business? 3 Reasons to Take the Airplane (And Not the Stairs)

Companies that take the stairs fail because others beat them to their destination. Learn how to properly by working out all the kinks, then take off like an airplane.<p>In the past, growing a business was a far more linear process. If you opened a restaurant chain, for instance, you would build one …

Starbucks Just Made a Major Announcement That Will Completely Change Your Starbucks Experience

Some might say this was a long time in coming.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Has anything changed at your Starbucks recently?<p>Has your barista seemed a touch chilly, grumpy even?<p>Or have they just been rushing around, trying to …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

Avocado With Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Kale Salad

If using fresh, untested pumpkin seeds, start by heating 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the seeds and cook until …

Food

30 Ways to Spice Up Snoozy Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a classic. It's also a superfood. But for many, it may be the inferior Aquaman to quinoa’s Superman. (It's hard to top chocolate banana …

Breakfast

Amazon Has a Risky Strategy for Cutting Prices This Holiday Season

If you find more goods than usual on Amazon are discounted as the holiday season starts, that may not be because the sellers have chosen to cut their …

The Great College Loan Swindle

On a wind-swept, frigid night in February 2009, a 37-year-old schoolteacher named Scott Nailor parked his rusted ’92 Toyota Tercel in the parking lot …

S&P 500 Weekly Update: No Need To Out-Think The Stock Market; The Earnings Beat Continues, Follow The Trend

<i>If you walk peacefully on the beach; our feet sink a bit before we can take the next step forward, rinse and repeat. So goes the market at times.”</i><p>- …

Why This Second Grade Handout Should Be Your New Creative Manifesto

Last week, I attended curriculum night at my daughter’s school. In discussing the things the kids will be learning this year, the teachers handed us …

4 Shady Growth Tactics Entrepreneurs Should Never Use

You have to be in it for the long run, even when you're afraid you'll go broke in the short run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing a business isn't easy. It feels like there's always 100 things entrepreneurs must do every day and more gets added to the list. It's …

Entrepreneurship

Facts Tell, But Stories Sell – Great Brands Are Storytellers

Fotocitizen / Pixabay<p>For content marketing to be effective, you need to master the art of storytelling. Its long been known that <i>facts tell, but</i> …

Drug Makers Find New Profit Formula: Take Generics, Add Marketing

‘Branded generics’—off-patent medicine given a brand name and marketing more typical of a patented drug—do especially well in emerging markets<p>One of Abbott’s latest drug launches is a fruit-flavored gummy bear containing a laxative for children.<p>But the bears won’t be appearing in any U.S. …

Emerging Markets

7 Successful Ways to Establish Trust and Generate More Conversions

Trust is a key component of any relationship, and the same can be said between a businesses website and its customers. Here are a few ways to establish that trust.<p>Trust is a key component of any relationship, whether it's between spouses, an employer and employee, or in this case, a company and its …

Here's some ways to get extra money from a side gig

What’s your side hustle?<p>Whether you’re a moonlighter, solo entrepreneur, or love working random gigs, you’ve landed here because you thought “I want to earn more money!” <b>Moonlighting’s</b> mission is to help kick start your freelancing journey, empower you to succeed in the gig economy, and make money …

Small Business

6 ways founders can avoid making big mistakes while growing their company

It’s one of business’ most brutal truths. Not to mention one of its most paradoxical. And it happens — in the words of legendary founder Ben Horowitz …

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.<p>There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you …

Small Business

5 things this professor can teach you about success after studying 30,000 business pitches

You can learn a lot from studying one business pitch. You can learn even more from studying 30,000.<p>Sean Wise, an entrepreneurship professor at …

5 Steps to Getting Your Brand 'Hired' in the Real World

Take, for instance, what happened with Tidy Cats litter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're like most people reading the above title, you've probably automatically assumed that the topic concerns humans, not brands. After all, who has even discussed the notion of …

Employment

The 4 Types of Organizational Politics

The first 100 days are usually the honeymoon period for any new CEO to make their mark and get others on board. However, for Airbus CEO Christian Streiff, it was just a brief window before his abrupt departure from the European aircraft company that’s part of the EADS consortium, along with …

Richard Rorty’s 1998 Book Suggested Election 2016 Was Coming

Three days after the presidential election, an astute law professor tweeted a picture of three paragraphs, very slightly condensed, from Richard Rorty’s “Achieving Our Country,” published in 1998. It was retweeted thousands of times, generating a run on the book — its ranking soared on Amazon and …