Alissa

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Vine at One: A Creative Tool That’s Changing Lives

Happy birthday, Vine. You’re officially one year old. Unofficially, you’re a few months older. The app soft-launched in the summer of 2012. By …

Creative Details With an Emotional Touch Defining Modern Home in Stockholm

It is difficult not to admire the Scandinavian approach to home design. Attention to details, harmony and comfort are the main attributes …

The U.S. Needs to Make More Jobs More Creative

In order to tackle its competitiveness challenges, America needs to harness the inherent creativity of its workforce. It is making progress in the right direction but needs to push the pace.<p>Michael Porter has done us all a service in identifying that the wealth of modern economies comes from the …

I'm For Sale

Creative ambition is lovely, but what happens when you need real money?<p>When I was 26, my then roommate was a great scavenger of furniture. One day, she came home with a daybed frame: a twin-size wooden box with only three legs, which is likely why someone had left it on a curb in the first place. …

Finding the next Jackson Pollock: how we can create jobs through the arts

I first had the idea of setting up a youth employment charity in 2008, and it all seemed so simple then. I wanted to harness the success of Britain's creative industries to help get young people off the dole and into work. As the economy collapsed, I was inspired by the cultural projects of the …

18 Things We Should Have Been Taught As Teenagers

1. Hard work will not always equate to success. You can put up a good fight and still lose. There are just some things that, for whatever reason, we …

When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While entrepreneurship is in vogue (2012 was a 14-year high), the success rate for new businesses is disheartening. Indeed, according to the Small Business Administration, only about half of all establishments survive five years or more. …

Is Your SEO Strategy Ready for Google's New Algorithm?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last fall, Google rolled out one of its largest changes of the past decade - an entirely new search algorithm, nicknamed "Hummingbird." In contrast to the past updates, Panda and Penguin, which modified existing search algorithms and …

Leadership Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, we honor the memory of a visionary leader who changed American culture forever. As many people enjoy this long three-day weekend, take some time to really think about the leadership lessons and the legacy that Dr. King left …

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Golden Globes to honor Woody Allen, whether he wants it or not

How do you give a lifetime achievement award to a director still very much in motion, to an artist who refuses to settle down, to someone who actively does not want one?<p>Woody Allen is in the midst of a run of box-office successes and critical acclaim. His current film, "Blue Jasmine," has firmly …