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5 Books to Help Strengthen Your Brand

Every company, entrepreneur, small business, and even individual needs a strong brand. A brand will set your business, product, and even yourself apart from the competition, create a lasting impression with customers, and essentially help promote, market, and sell, sell, sell.<p>So before you launch …

Meet Novitec’s 775bhp Lambo Aventador SV

You probably know the Lamborghini Aventador SV. With its 740bhp V12 engine and wild carbon fibre aerodynamic addenda, you probably know it’s not a …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Review - Long-Term Update 6

Fixing the Rattle Trap<p>There are some sounds new cars are supposed to make. Engines are supposed to rumble, and stereos are supposed to bump. Tops aren’t supposed to rattle, doors aren’t supposed to creak, and steering wheels most certainly aren’t supposed to squeak.<p>When we last left off, the …

Here's how you double clutch

Double clutching: It's one of those terms car enthusiasts often use to describe both what they've done in their own cars and what makes a good clutch.<p>…

Nine Tips Every Trackday First-Timer Needs to Know

Make this year the year that you hit the track.<p>It seems like yesterday, as Seger sings, but it was long ago. Fifteen years ago this April, I let the clutch out on my BMW 330i Sport and rolled out of pitlane onto a racetrack for the first time in my life. Having been driven out of professional BMX …

Edge of Nowhere is a confident step into virtual reality

Insomniac's decision to go third-person makes all the difference<p>When <i>Edge of Nowhere</i> was announced this past June I'll admit I was a bit puzzled. The value proposition simply didn't make sense to me at the time. Why would an early adopter, investing in the immersive promise of the Oculus Rift, even …

Production-Spec Porsche Mission E Will Be Similar To The Concept

Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, the Mission E study stunned the public with its looks and tech, opening a new chapter (in …

Owners of 'lemon' cars are struggling to use their consumer rights to end nightmare

"The research findings convey the very real sense that car companies are off-loading sub-standard new cars on consumers and then using lawyers to …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

Porsche's most important car is now its cheapest

They are not built down to a price point, and affordability isn't usually a concern.<p>Based on the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker's booming sales and industry-leading profit margins, Porsche shouldn't be concerned with such things anyway.<p>But the company's latest model might just be the best of …

The Limits of the Lean Startup Method

Advocates of the lean startup method for creating a business advise entrepreneurs, as well as corporate intrapreneurs, to document, test, and refine their assumptions about a new venture’s business model via customer conversations and experiments. My recent research on 250 teams that participated …

The Apollo Arrow hypercar is Gumpert's glorious resurrection

Gumpert might not have been a company many people heard of, and its exotic cars were even rarer to see in person, but it offers a proud heritage of road-going race cars that the new Apollo is now building on. Revived from bankruptcy and rebranded to Apollo in 2015, the new company is staking its …

5 Little Ways to Save Big on Your Next Car

1<p>Look Up the Wholesale Price.<p>The actual cost dealers pay for the cars in their showrooms (insiders call it the “factory invoice price”) used to be …

Personal Finance

This $599 smart go-kart can literally do donuts around Power Wheels

My favorite toy when I was a kid was a bright red Power Wheels Jeep. Even though I never left the sidewalk, the driveway, or the yard with it, that Jeep gave me my first taste of the open road. Five miles per hour felt like 100 behind that plastic wheel.<p>But then I turned 5. I hit a growth spurt and …

6 Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car

<b>By Allison Martin</b><br>Thinking about retiring your current wheels? If so, it might be wise to skip a brand-new model and instead purchase a new-to-you …

The Future of Education

<i>If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.</i><p>John Dewey, Educator<p>I found the above quote on the web site of <b>KUATO STUDIOS</b>. I learned about this dynamic video game/education company when I first met <b>Mark Horneff</b> the Managing Director of <b>Kuato</b>. The more we talked, the more I …

27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech … THINGLINK Style!

Creating Fun Interactive Content With ThingLink is a Blast! I’ve been wanting to give ThingLink a try for a while now. The idea of being able to …

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were electric. Sure, some were pure fantasy, but others were completely practical: the EcoReco M5 Air was …

Here's how hydrogen-powered cars work

Honda just announced Thursday that it will begin selling its hydrogen-powered sedan, the Honda Clarity, by the end of 2016.<p>But it's not the only automaker making cars with the hydrogen fuel cell technology — Lexus showed off its hydrogen-powered LF-LC concept car at the Detroit Auto Show earlier in …

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until …

If You Can Get 10 Happy Customers, You Can Get 100

When talking to entrepreneurs building a new B2B SaaS product, I constantly reiterate that the first major milestone is 10 unaffiliated customers …

How Not Chasing Perfection Changed My Business for the Better

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

FETC 2016: Why This Year’s Show Is Focused on the Future of Education

By D. Frank SmithDiscover what this year's FETC will bring to the table for educators.

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

Entrepreneurship

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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The Truth About 7 Food Myths

Throughout my years as a sports nutritionist, several athletes have asked whether they should avoid eating turkey on game days because it might make …

The Science of Learning (and technology’s impact on how we learn)

This is the third article in a four-part series answering the question: “Does education really need to change?” You can read the first, second, and …

High-Performance 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Impresses Mightily

Brawny and unsophisticated muscle cars used to be the sole domain of Detroit. However, nowadays a homegrown Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang exhibit …

The Happy Home Company Raises $3.5M To Make Home Maintenance Easier

The Happy Home Company is aiming to eliminate the headaches of home maintenance and improvement, and it’s raised $3.5 million in seed funding.<p>The company has been relatively quiet, at least in terms of talking to the media, since I wrote about it a year ago. CEO Doug Ludlow told me today that this …