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CEO Says This Ridiculous Interview Question Tells You Everything

It seems like a ridiculous question to ask — even with Halloween on the horizon — but it's posed to every prospective employee at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a national restaurant franchise. Ashley Morris, the company's CEO, swears by the question as a way to find out how candidates react under …

Employment

I'm Not Sure If This Startup's Pitch Was Really Clever Or Really Creepy

This morning, as I was heading to listen to Tim Armstrong's keynote, I was approached by two men.<p>"Are you Alyson?" one asked. The other remained quiet, shifting on his feet.<p>I looked at them. They looked at me. I knew what they wanted, and I wasn't excited about it. But I look down and saw my name …

Startups

How To Find Great Business Ideas From All Over The World

Of course you do.<p>But if it was easy to come up with the Next Big Thing, we would all do it. So here's a secret. There are two websites created by the same guy, Reinier Evers, that have some 17,000 thousand people worldwide scouring the world for the coolest, most creative business ideas and …

Brainwaves

4 Hard Truths Every Entrepreneur Should Get Used To

George Bell grew up in a Wall Street family, made adventure documentaries after school, and then went on to become an entrepreneur. He was CEO of Excite when it went public and recently sold Jumptap to Millennial Media.<p>In the video below, he explains four basic (but difficult) truths he learned …

Entrepreneurship

The 15 Best Countries For You To Move To Right Now

Whatever your reasons, great opportunities exist for expatriates around the world.<p>HSBC's annual Expat Explorer survey ranks the best places to go based on experience, economics, and raising children abroad, with subcategories for each group. We've picked out the top 15 places overall. (But you can …

New Zealand

6 Famous People Who Have Received Brutal Rejection Letters

Rejection.<p>Recent Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro made headlines when an archive of her rejection letters were found through the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.<p>One letter, written by Knopf editor Judith Jones in 1968 in response to Munro's book "Dance of the Happy Shades," …

Literature

Everything You Need To Know To Avoid Screwing Up Selling Your Company

But it can happen fast. Your company can get approached by a buyer and then be ready to close a deal in a matter of weeks.<p>You don't want to mess this chance up.<p>Ron Fleming, Co-Head of Emerging Companies at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, spoke at Startup 2013 with advice on how to prepare for, and …

Selling

How Not To Pitch Your Business On 'Shark Tank'

On ABC's reality pitch show "Shark Tank," nothing infuriates Cuban more than what he calls "want-repreneurs" — adventurous spirits who like to come up with ideas but don't understand anything about business.<p>This is exactly who the Sharks came face-to-face with when hopeful Jason Woods and his …

Entrepreneurship

How Warby Parker Thrives On Brutal Honesty

How would they do this without building resentment between one another?<p>In an interview with Adam Bryant at The New York Times, co-founder Neil Blumenthal says that every month the four founders return to the bar where they originally came up with the idea, and one of them is placed in the hot seat. …

Warby Parker

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Jealousy: it's in your genes

The green-eyed monster of jealousy may be hardwired into our DNA, but there is a lot we can do to keep it under control<p>How would you feel if you suspected your partner had enjoyed a one-night stand while away on holiday without you? What if, instead of having sex on the trip, you believed she or he …

The Best Photo From Twitter's IPO Is This Amazing, Birds-Eye View Of The Founders

Twitter went public this morning and a lot of photos and interviews have been emerging from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.<p>But this birds-eye view of Twitter's founders and CEO captured by a NYSE camera is the best photo by far.<p>Check it out:

Wall Street

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe: An All-Aluminum Beauty

"Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?"<p>Rarely has Jaguar thrived as beautifully as it is under the stewardship of Indian conglomerate Tata—and the more-immediate leadership of a group of executives with an education from the best automakers in Germany. A stunning example of this is the new …

How Many Games Can You Fit On A PS4 or Xbox One Hard Drive?

Next-gen is nearly upon us, and games are about to get a whole lot bigger. Xbox One and PS4 games dwarf previous gen in size, and many need to be installed to be playable even with the disc. Add downloadable games on top of that and the hard drive becomes one of the central pieces of a next-gen …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation