Michael Kelly

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Alan Alda's Experiment: Helping Scientists Learn To Talk To The Rest Of Us

Alan Alda's father wanted him to become a doctor, but it wasn't meant to be. "I failed chemistry really disastrously ... " Alda says. "I really didn't want to be a doctor; I wanted to be a writer and an actor."<p>Which is exactly what happened, but Alda didn't leave science behind entirely. His new …

Empathy

Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead

So what are we learning from all this? Mainly, that that creative geniuses aren’t born creative geniuses.<p>Of course, there’s a role for natural talent but the very process of writing, painting, inventing and sculpting – <i>and doing so in volume</i> – helps you become better and more original in your …

Innovation

Facebook's stories feature proves Mark Zuckerberg is the Pritam of Silicon Valley - Firstpost

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and his team of engineers came up with a path-breaking feature on Facebook called Snapchat. But they called it 'stories' …

How to Make Millions Selling One Simple Thing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The risk is tremendous, but the reward is whatever you can imagine... that is, if you can make it. A lot of businesses don't, and I think one of those reasons is that there is a lot of gray area. That's why I love this column. It's a way for me to share actual …

Business Strategy

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

The Secret of Story Telling

Consumer touch points are opportunities to communicate. Walk in your customer's shoes and think about where they interact with your brand.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Brand Buzz: 3 Breakthrough Secrets for Building a Winning Brand by Adrienne Weiss and Greg Weiss.</i><p>On the south side of Chicago in …

Marketing

Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur? Do What You Know.

Going into an industry unfamiliar to you could be detrimental.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wishes they started Facebook, but not everyone would have found the same success as Mark Zuckerberg.<p>One of the reasons he was able to scale Facebook to having more …

Entrepreneurship

Hacking Our Cells to Produce Solar Power Could Make Humans Heal Faster

Kinda like Wolverine.<p>Much like a gas-powered car, the human body relies on carbon-based fuels for energy. But for automobile engines and our cellular engines alike, burning carbon has intrinsic inefficiencies.<p>If we could upgrade our cells to run on solar power, the age-old restrictions of using …

E.coli

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Gear & Gadgets

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

How a 26-Year-Old Started a Seven-Figure Business From Her Van | Inc.com

We've all heard the stories of young entrepreneurs who start a successful business from their parents' basement. But how do you build a business from inside a van?<p>Mariah Coz knows. She built a seven-figure business in a 35-square-foot van--that's about the size of a small bathroom!--which she …

Small Business

One of The Biggest Myths About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Been Debunked

Chronic fatigue still is a real disease.<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is one of the most perplexing conditions out …

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York: The Power of Storytelling In Documentary Photography

How does an out of work, amateur photographer manage to acquire a following of 18 million people and publish two best-selling books? “Through a lot …

New York City

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Team Building

Holo app is like a cross between Pokemon Go and Snapchat

8i startup just raised $27 million in funding for its upcoming AR app.<p>Have you even taken a video and thought to yourself, "man, this would be way better with a holographic meme?"<p>Well, eccentric videographer, Los Angeles-based 8i has just the app for you. Holo, scheduled for release later this …

Pokémon Go

This little robot is your new language-learning buddy

Casio's smart little bot is perfect for practicing language without a partner.<p>Learning a new language can be rough. Casio knows this, and has made a mini-language partner for you in form of the Lesson Pod.<p>The Lesson Pod is a charming desktop buddy that acts as both a conversation partner and …

Language Learning

Study Finds People Like Taking Selfies but Not Looking at Them

A small study out of Europe is confirming what many of us probably knew intuitively already: while plenty of people love taking their own selfies, …

Celebrity Shooter Martin Schoeller Reveals His Unique Approach to Portrait Photography (VIDEO)

Last week we shared an interesting clip from CNN Style, in which famous photographers and collectors discussed “The Power of Photography.” In the new …

Without Purpose, Your Business Will Not Succeed

Launching a startup because of money is not a strong enough motivator to get you through all of the challenges.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Determining the purpose of your business is a huge key to building a successful venture. It can't just be about the …

Entrepreneurship

Building Brand Legacy For The Age Of Now: Taylor Guitars

Team One LA strategy chief Mark Miller talks to Taylor Guitars co-founder Kurt Listug about his strategy for sustaining brand success.<p><i>This is the second of a five-part series by Team One chief strategy officer Mark Miller on long-term brand building in contemporary marketing, and balancing</i> …

What’s Still Missing From The AI Revolution

AI is full of promise–and potential dangers. Five key challenges lie ahead, according to IBM Watson’s former general manager.<p>Artificial intelligence is a young field full of nearly unlimited potential that remains largely misunderstood by most people. We’ve come a long way since Watson won Jeopardy …

Artificial Intelligence

My Career in Silicon Valley Taught Me the Futility of 80-Hour Work Weeks

The much-maligned 40-hour work week is actually a pretty good way to work for the long term.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let me say up front that from experience, if I had to choose, I believe a 30-hour work week is more effective than a long work week. I’ve lived …

San Francisco

You Must Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Productive

Don't confuse being busy with getting results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where everything moves at a rapid pace and people lose patience after waiting for five seconds, it feels like there are more and more tasks we need to attend to right away. We need …

Time Management

If You Build It, They Won't Come -- You Need To Sell It

The days when tech startups failed because they couldn’t get the software to work are over. Today, what matters more is the ability to sell the product, but a worryingly large number of startups haven’t got the message. In this interview I talk to Irina Berdisa, an expert in enterprise IT sales, …

Startups

I've Left Lightroom for Capture One and I'm Not Sure I Can Ever Go Back

For many, many years, I was a hardcore Lightroom user. When it comes to the way that most people work, I don’t blame them for using the product; it’s …

Tutorials

20 Photography Magazines You Should Definitely Follow on Instagram

It’s 2017, and Instagram is now 600 million users strong; that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non curated …

How to Rise Above Your Petty, Spiteful Competitors | Inc.com

Every new business owner looks forward to the day when their business becomes self-sustaining, and settles into a long-term growth curve that will assure financial success, as well as a lasting legacy.<p>Unfortunately, in this age of vacillating customer trends and a wealth of new competitors …

Innovation

How To Avoid A Rebranding Disaster: Lessons From The Sports World

A successful rebranding requires a weird, unpredictable alchemy.<p>In the past month, two major sports teams have completely overhauled their visual identities–much to the chagrin of their respective fan bases.<p>The Italian soccer club Juventus’s contemporary, hyper-minimal approach was lamented by fans …

Green Bay

Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills

At the start of 2016 Google announced that it had discovered the secret ingredients for the perfect team. After years of analyzing interviews and data from more than 100 teams, it found that the drivers of effective team performance are the group’s average level of emotional intelligence and a high …

Management