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Why 'Grit' May Be Everything for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many things go into making a successful entrepreneur, it can be a fool’s errand to attempt to figure out what is, or is not, essential.<p>That’s because so few entrepreneurial paths overlap. Some high-achieving entrepreneurs have multiple …

Do Fashion Trends Still Exist?

What has become of the traditional fashion trend, now that fashion seasons have multiplied and blurred into an almost constant stream of ‘newness’ …

Trends

Disclosing CEO-worker pay gaps makes no sense for Wall Street banks

Part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act, the rule has been applauded by many, including The New York Times editorial board.<p>The Times said the requirement could help shareholders make decisions on company performance based on things like morale and turnover.<p>But when it comes to Wall Street firms …

Wall Street

What role should businesses play in a local community?

Countless articles have been written about the millennial generation and their search for purpose at work. In the competition to attract and retain …

Employee Engagement

Sustainable business and the value of values

This is the latest installment in a regular series of conversations with <i>William McDonough (@billmcdonough), designer, architect, author and</i> …

Marks & Spencer, Gentle Giant

John Thorbeck Chairman, Chainge Capital<p>Op-Ed | Share Value Across the Whole Fashion Supply Chain<p>Sharing value and productivity across the fashion …

Marks & Spencer

B Corp Movement Gets Its Wings In Europe

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Europe is taking a step toward catching up with the U.S. social entrepreneurship movement with B Corp certification launching in the Netherlands today.<p>Nonprofit organization B Lab is tasked with issuing these certifications and monitors …

Don't brand your business with the label 'ethical'

Handmade cosmetics retailer Lush is proud of the fact it does zero advertising. It’s also pretty chuffed about its ethics. It has every right to be, having won an Observer Ethical Award last year. The Dorset-based brand shuns animal testing, caps executive pay, donates to anti-fracking groups, pays …

Ethics

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Disruptive Innovation Award Honorees

READ MORE: 5 Observations About the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Lineup<p>The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the honorees for its sixth annual …

Tribeca Film Festival

Adhesive Bras: A Ridiculous Fashion Innovation of 1949

In May 1949, Charles L Langs featured a pair of bra cups a woman could affix to her breasts with an adhesive that caused neither pain nor sticky …

5 Consumer Trends that Change Work and Mobile

Consumerization of technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. After pondering the announcements at CES, Mobile World Congress and the Apple watch event, I’m even more convinced that consumer technology will continue to profoundly impact enterprise technology. In the plethora of recent consumer …

Virtual Reality

Meet the 13-year-old CEO who built a $200,000 business and is mentored by Daymond John

Besides taking him to events and making introductions to power players in the industry, John accompanied Bridges on a morning taping of CNBC's "Squawk Box."<p>Later that day, John got a call from Karen Katz, CEO and president of the Neiman Marcus Group.<p>He assumed the call was for him, he tells …

How teenage brains are different

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV was 19, legally an adult, at the time of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. He now faces 30 federal counts related to the …

When B Corp Met Wall Street

<i>If Unilever follows up its B Corp flirtation with a real commitment, it will become the third, and by far most prominent, public corporation to join</i> …

How Levi's Became a Brand With Staying Power

This story appears in the April 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In our consumer culture of shiny-new-object syndrome, it is increasingly unlikely that a brand will survive—much less thrive—for more than a few seasons. But for 162 years, Levi Strauss & Co. has done just that. The staying power …

How Etsy's IPO Could Spark Investor Interest in B Corps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The planned initial public offering of shares in Etsy, the online handicrafts marketplace, will set up an intriguing test of mainstream investor appetite for companies that voluntarily submit their social and environmental performance to …

The 10 Secrets of Happy, Healthy Women

Ready to make space for some much needed balance in your world? Follow these simple and straightforward rules to cultivate the happy and healthy life you've always craved.<p>Number One: Keep Mornings Calm<p>Even five minutes of pure relaxation make a huge difference in your mood and energy all day. Leave …

How The World’s Craziest Video Game Is Changing MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art has had to change the way it preserves art thanks to a notoriously punishing game called Dwarf Fortress.<p><i>Dwarf Fortress</i> is probably the most complicated video game ever created. Tasking players with creating a self-sustaining world for its eponymous dwarves, entire epochs of …

Use This App To Design A Gorgeous Scarf

Not a fashion designer? No problem. This app makes creating your own textiles easy.<p>One moment, I’m looking at a fluid pattern of pink waves. I adjust a few sliders, and my screen is filled with neon green static. Either of these patterns could become a gorgeous new silk scarf for my wife. But they …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

What Happens When Technology, Art, and B Corps Meet?

In June, Southern California B Corps Dogeared, Sencha Naturals, Beanfields, and thrdPlace joined forces with Beautify Earth and Venice-based artist …

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.<p>On a breezy spring afternoon at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, designer Jake Barton is watching a pair of middle schoolers chuck an iPod across a playground while another …

This TV Only Works When You’re Smiling

Your enjoyment is not just encouraged, but mandatory.<p>All too often, we sit mutely staring at commercials, or distractedly flipping through channels, watching our televisions joylessly. But with the Smile TV, a student project by design graduate David Hedberg, you can’t do that: the Smile TV only …

Penis Propaganda: The Amazing Anti-Venereal Disease Posters Of World World II

“Fool the Axis–Use Prophylaxis!” and more anti-VD graphic propaganda from the WWII Allies.<p>During World War I, 18,000 American soldiers were infected with STDs every day. By the height of World War II, that number had decreased to 600 per day–partly thanks to a fierce propaganda campaign that used …

These Incredible Photos From Astronauts Show The Brightest Cities On Earth

These beautiful images disguise a growing urban problem: blinding light pollution.<p>At night, even from 200 miles above the Earth, an astronaut can float over to a window in the International Space Station and see cities in such incredible detail that it’s possible to recognize individual streets. …

Meet The Man Branding New York City

<i>Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people.–Eds</i><p>You see more of NYC & Company‘s work than you think. The agency is responsible for NYC’s official website, NYC’s tourism website, the rebranded …