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Anyone Can Innovate Like Walt Disney by Following His Simple Process

Creativity is the key to innovation. Here's how to protect and foster yours.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever found yourself uttering these words: "You know, I've always wanted to ..."<p>Or, "The thing I <i>really</i> want to do is ..."<p>Those words are the …

Creativity

8 Proven Strategies to Make Video Marketing Successful for Your Small Business

By Arielle KimbarovskyEvery day, people watch billions of videos.TechCrunch reports that 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook every day, …

George Clinton's 'Gon Make U Sick' Of All This Funk In 2018

We’re dang near a quarter-century into the new millennium and George Clinton is still out here slingin’ gut buckets of funk. At this point, the good …

Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala China’s top media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television …

As Facebook Changes Its Feed, Advertisers See Video Ambitions

Facebook made waves in the media industry with its recent announcement that it would put a new focus on “meaningful social interactions” with close friends and family in its News Feed — the column that people scroll through when they open the site — instead of content from publishers and brands.<p>The …

Social Media

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant and Apple HomePod

Amazon Echo's Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple's HomePod and Cortana are always listening to obey your commands. Utter the wake word – Alexa, Cortana …

Bill Gates promised to pay off this country's $76 million debt — now he's doing it

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will pay off $76 million of Nigeria's debt.<p>It's part of a promise the Bill & Melinda Gates …

Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people with the store’s smartphone …

eCommerce

Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday

The government shutdown headed into its third day as Republicans insulted Democrats for rejecting the latest offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said he would consider allowing a floor debate on immigration issues in mid- to late February if leaders do not strike an …

Immigration

Surprise! This Company Holds the Most Blockchain Patents

Hint: Despite what you might think, it's not a technology company. However, it is a household name.<p>If you've been waiting for the greatest thing …

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It

We are now in the era of do-it-yourself career development. Companies less frequently offer formal training — a trend that has been around for years. This may be because employees change jobs so frequently (job tenure now averages about four years) that firms don’t see the value in investing in …

An influential Silicon Valley investor said that talking about paternity leave is a sign that society is becoming 'unhinged'

Sequoia Capital partner Michael Moritz has argued that Silicon Valley employees spend too much time pushing for benefits like time off and paternity leave, while their Chinese counterparts are forging ahead by working 12-hour days and working weekends. Moritz made the comments in an opinion piece …

People Are Like 👀 After Ja Rule Began Dragging 50 Cent Again

In a series of tweets, Ja Rule called out 50 Cent's work and alleged details about the rapper's private life, all while leaving people wondering why the beef flared back up.<p>According to Rolling Stone, 50 Cent, whose given name is Curtis Jackson, says that Ja Rule, aka Jeffrey Atkins, incorrectly …

'Subway is dying': Battles at HQ are killing the world's largest fast-food chain — and many franchisees are turning against the CEO

Subway is in crisis.<p>National sales and traffic figures dropped in 2017, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, marking the chain's fourth consecutive year of declining sales.<p>The sandwich chain's US store count fell by 909, losing almost three times as many locations as the …

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

Amazon just made a major change — and it forced me to finally cancel my Prime subscription

I've finally canceled my Amazon Prime subscription.<p>I've been debating for a long time whether to cancel the service, as I have almost certainly not been getting my $10.99 worth every month.<p>While most people celebrate two-day shipping, I'm an (annoying) person who frequently lets packages sit on the …

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It's a great way …

Google

The Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums Of 2018

What’s crackin’ people? As we now are in the new year, heads are already anticipating projects from their favorite artists, and critics are …

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Why Warren Buffett Is Right About Bitcoin (Investors, Take Note)

There's one thing about Bitcoin that nobody is talking about, and it might literally ruin our economy.<p>Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jim Cramer all have the same advice regarding Bitcoin: <i>Stay away.</i><p>In fact, Buffett has even gone on record, stating, "I can say with almost certainty that …

Cryptocurrency

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Important Factor in Closing a Deal: 3 Ways Modern Sales Pros Build Trust

Great salespeople don't focus on products or services, at least not at first. Great salespeople start with building genuine trust.<p>Great salespeople close more deals. But finalizing the sale comes at the <i>end</i> of the process.<p>And you'll never get to that point in the sales process if you don't start by …

sales

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

These stocks are set to ride the waves of enormous wealth-generating trends.<p>How can you get rich? There are plenty of paths to wealth.<p>You could win …

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success)

This core skill is the key to unlocking one's full potential.<p>Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of …

Employment

7 Business Books That Will Set You Apart In 2018

What are your goals for 2018?<p>Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>1. Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the …

Self-improvement

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

This epic presentation forecasts the future of tech and media

Augmented reality is a nascent industry, but it will eventually become a $70 billion business, according to top business consultant Michael Wolf.<p>That's just one of numerous predictions Wolf has for the future of the tech and media industries. He's also bullish on smart speakers and digital …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

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I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …