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Live from the Engadget Stage: The Best of CES 2014 Awards

The big moment is here. We've been doing exciting interviews all week on our CES stage in the Central Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but this is really what we've all been waiting for all along. We're extremely excited to host the Best of CES awards for the first time ever and have been …

3 Places to Get a Crash Course in Entrepreneurship

Do you have some holes in your expertise? These classes will get you up to speed and back to work.<p>Though no classroom can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, you’re not completely on your own.<p>A new breed of start-up-focused schools, taught by entrepreneurs, has emerged …

Startups

Not Just The Usual Suspects

Love em or hate em, oil and natural gas companies keep the world running, and will for many years to come. The following 2012 ranking of the world's biggest is based on the combined volumes of oil and natural gas that these companies produce each day. You'll see one individual (arguably the oil …

Feed Your Career Octopus: Tips For Finding (And Keeping) Awesome Mentors

Research shows that mentors are an important and valuable asset for career planning. Everyone from Martha Stewart to Kid President to your high school English teacher can fill the role. Here’s advice on developing those coveted relationships.<p>You’ve just landed your first job.<p>Or it’s your second, or …

Hillary Clinton

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The 4 Job Types That Make Innovation Happen

Thinkers, builders, improvers, and producers. Do you have all of them in your company?<p>You have an idea. Then you bring it into a product. Then you make the product better. And then you make the product over and over again.<p>The above four sentences represent the four types of work: thinking, …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

The 25 Colleges With The Smartest Students

Six months after the results first appeared, I was recently alerted to an intriguing ranking that purported to list America’s “Smartest Colleges.”<p>This is not your standard college ranking. Rather, Dr. Daniel A. Sternberg, Ph.D. and his fellow “data scientists” at brain training company Lumosity …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Shades of Grey

Why the Most Successful Leaders Are Givers

Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan talks to organizational psychologist Adam Grant about his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.<p><i>Expect to sit through heated conversations in the next few months about who in your circle is generous to a fault, who expects a quo for every</i> …

Leadership

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity

Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent.<p>I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. But few have that innate sense of elegance or the capability to abstract complexity …

'We're Going to Have a Crisis': David Stockman's Stark Warning for America

The onetime Reagan budget chief has gone from supply-side guru to prophet of doom -- and his new book predicts stormy times ahead for the U.S.<p>David Stockman, formerly a leading conservative Reaganite, now blames some of the economic program that he once supported for the 2008 meltdown and sluggish …

The 9 Attributes Every Employer Desperately Wants

My primary role at adventur.es is to serve as a curator of talent. Good ideas, outstanding business models, and incredible opportunities rarely survive contact with mediocrity. So what makes someone “great?”<p><b>1.</b> <b>Extreme Reliability:</b> It is rare to find true consistency, a person who delivers regardless …

19 Warning Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur

The line between insanity and entrepreneurship is razor thin (and at times, non-existent). Envisioning a world that no one else sees can accurately …

Entrepreneurship

Five Steps to Raising Startup Capital

Your start-up is off to the races. You’ve developed a product and won a handful of customers. But now you face the biggest challenge of your venture’s short life – you don’t have enough cash to pay your employees and suppliers. Should you shut down or can you convince investors to keep your venture …

Here's an iPad mini knockoff with a phone function

Apple seems to have hit the screen size limit with the iPhone 5’s four-inch diagonal screen squeezed into a taller package. That’s not stopping the iPad mini from being one of Apple’s more popular devices, eating into the full-sized iPad sales, though. But it’s still a tablet and not a phone. What …