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Talking All Things Coffee With Blue Tokai| Indie Eats

With coffee taking over the city and the name Blue Tokai cropping up steadily, we decided to chat with <b>Matt Chitharanjan</b> and <b></b><b>Namrata Asthana</b>, the …

Coffee

Solar-Powered Roaster for Farmers Wins Major ASME Award

The Hybrid Solar Coffee Roaster harnesses direct sunlight to roast coffee. Compadre Coffee photo.<p>ASME, the world’s largest professional organization …

Coffee

The founder of a $500 million baked-goods empire says the failure of her first cookie company taught her a crucial lesson about hard work and success

"Taste of home."<p>That's how Kathleen King, the woman behind Tate's Bake Shop — home to America's No. 1 chocolate chip cookie, according to both Consumer Reports and Rachel Ray— described the baked-goods company when I put her under the constraint of three words.<p>A staple in the Hamptons' East End and …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unexpected Method Of How To Write Your Unique Brand Offering

Think you’re in a so-called oversaturated market? You and everyone else! Luckily, there are always ways to stand apart from the competition. You’re probably already distinct in your own mind, but the challenge is capturing that difference and getting it into your message. Being different from the …

Customer Service

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

10 Career Lessons From Rags-To-Riches Immigrant Entrepreneur, The Donut King

<i>The Donut King</i> is the newly released autobiography by Ted Ngoy, a Chinese immigrant from a poor, single-parent household in Cambodia, who fled to the U.S. during the Khmer Rouge crisis, and made millions in mom-and-pop donut businesses, hence the moniker, The Donut King. It is a repeat …

Entrepreneurship

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

Hedge Funds

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

13 Best Practices For Designing Customer Satisfaction Surveys (CSAT)

There are many places you can go wrong in constructing and delivering a customer satisfaction survey that can keep you from getting an accurate picture of your customer experience. And most companies <i>do</i> go wrong in their survey design and delivery–often in multiple ways. (Alarming but true: If you …

Customer Experience

42 California Colleges, Universities Among Best Value: Report

The deadline to put down a deposit at many universities is rapidly approaching. California has eight of the top 20 best value colleges.<p>At many …

How to find your purpose in life: 12 powerful exercises to help you discover purpose and passion

Shares 358<p>Happy blogiversary! <b>Twelve years ago today, I launched a humble little blog about personal finance — this blog, Get Rich Slowly.</b> It was …

Time Management

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

The five types of people who refuse to buy into the Elon Musk hype

Of all the challenges Elon Musk faces, living up to his own hype is surely the biggest.<p>So far, incredibly, he has delivered. Most notably in creating …

Inside the Quirkiest Habits of Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, and Other Genius Inventors | Inc.com

Albert Einstein

A 32-year-old with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with these 4 utopian ideas

As the president of Y Combinator, the tech world's most prestigious startup accelerator, Altman makes a living discovering world-changing ideas and helping them grow into giants.<p>YC has given life to companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Zenefits, and Reddit. But Altman also dabbles in a host of side …

10 inspiring TED talks to boost your money goals

<b>TED is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has</b> …

TED Talks

This Phenomenal Les Brown Quote is a Reminder to Do Your Best Today

In one of his most powerful quotes, legendary motivational speaker Les Brown explains how faith and persistence can make your business unstoppable<p>Motivational speaker Les Brown has been known for his strong quotables for decades. One particular quote, from his You Gotta Be Hungry speech, is the …

Motivation

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Futures Traders Liquidated Gold And Silver Longs

<i>Note: My approach for analyzing CoT data to reveal how different types of traders are positioned in the futures markets is</i> <i>outlined</i> <i>here</i><i>. If you missed</i> …

How A Korean Immigrant Amassed A Food Empire By Serving An American Favorite

Charley Shin is 15 minutes late to his interview in New York with Forbes Asia. He rushes in apologetically with his wife, Mary, to Gramercy Tavern, a favorite restaurant in Manhattan. It turns out the cab driver was preoccupied with a call from his mother. He couldn’t find it in his heart to …

Boy gives up his Xbox One present to help the homeless; Microsoft surprises him with new console and gifts

Tech companies aren’t known for their acts of kindness, but sometimes they surprise us with moments of uncharacteristic compassion. In what is the …

A popular San Francisco coffee shop that raised $75 million could be the next Blue Bottle

Almost as soon as Nestlé spent $425 million to buy a majority stake in hip coffee chain Blue Bottle in September 2017, the search for the next hot coffee brand got underway.<p>San Francisco has a contender in Philz Coffee, a family-run coffee chain known as a darling of the tech industry. The company, …

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Laissez-Faire

A Chinese billionaire has quietly become one of the biggest seed investors in Silicon Valley

Everyone wants a piece of Silicon Valley. Few can get it. If you’re just a new venture investor arriving in Silicon Valley, it’s a long climb to the top. It’s even steeper if you’re an institutional investors from overseas.<p>None of that stopped Chinese magnate Shan Xiangshuang from creating the …

Venture Capital

When You're an Entrepreneur on a Mission, Anything Is Possible

Episode 3 of 'Ambitious Adventures' is all about the mission.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Episode 3 of <i>Ambitious Adventures</i> is all about the mission. Why do entrepreneurs do what they do? Hosts Greg Rollett and Brandon T. Adams discover that a real …

Entrepreneurship

Watch a young Steve Jobs explain why most professional managers are “bozos”

Nobody ever accused Steve Jobs of lacking strong opinions.<p>In a video posted to YouTube, a young Jobs talks candidly about his approach to management and leadership. As the founder of Apple, and the guiding force who transformed it from emerging upstart to one of the world’s most innovative and …

Leadership

The Man Behind 20th Century Fox: What Led To His Ultimate Downfall?

When I told a friend I was reading a biography of the guy who founded Fox, he responded, “Oh, on Rupert Murdoch?” No, but I get why. One week ago, I didn’t know who founded Fox either, until Vanda Krefft’s new biography of <i>William Fox, The Man Who Made The Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall</i> …

How to Successfully Juggle Multiple Businesses (And Stay Sane)

One out of four entrepreneurs are juggling multiple businesses. Here's how they do it successfully.<p>Some entrepreneurs seem to be born to run multiple businesses. Look at someone like Sir Richard Branson, who has been involved with nearly 400 ventures, and is still dreaming up new business ideas. On …

Entrepreneurship