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You don't need an MBA; but your business plan does need these 5 things

We get it — it's an exciting time for new businesses. Technology has put the world at your fingertips and seemingly eliminated the gap between the …

The Top 4 Traits VCs Look for in Tech Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A good number of today’s funded start-ups provide incredibly useful technology but lack a marketing strategy or coherent business plan. To many observers, the old rules that once governed investing in startups have gone out the door. It …

Entrepreneurship

Congress wants the Pentagon to develop a long-range, deadly superdrone

The revolution in unmanned aerial flight has advanced quickly and in dramatic leaps, perhaps none more momentous than the historic landing of an autonomous Navy drone on an aircraft carrier.<p>That happened for the first time two years ago, when Northrop Grumman’s X-47B, which looks more like a UFO …

Military

20 incredible images captured by a drone

We've collected and sourced some of our favorite images from a compilation of the most incredible drone videos taken this year.<p>The videos come from places like Niagara Falls, Hawaii, and Kenya. There's even drone footage taken in an exploding volcano.

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart

I once asked a former U.S. Navy admiral in charge of a fleet of aircraft carriers how he felt about collaborating with people through email, computers, smart phones, etc. In response, he told me the following story:<p>“I would never send a rookie pilot to land a fighter jet on a carrier deck in the …

What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Do

The "secret?" Don't look at who they are or how they behave. Study how they think.<p>The editors at Business Week are a demanding lot. They got a copy of my new book, <b>Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us</b>, and said, "boil it down for us."<p>Here goes.<p>We live in a world where no matter what we do for a …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015

These eight sectors are hotbeds of opportunity for entrepreneurs with the foresight and motivation to take advantage.<p>The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market …

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

Articles about modern shipping container home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a …

San Francisco

Listen to Daft Punk's Hand-Selected Favorites via Spotify Playlist

Ever wonder what Daft Punk listen to in their spare time? The ever elusive and secretive duo, composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de …

Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

Chobani’s Founder on Growing a Start-Up Without Outside Investors

Photography: Getty Images<p><b>The Idea:</b> The author’s passion for the yogurt of his boyhood in Turkey—and the serendipitous availability of an old yogurt factory in upstate New York—combined to produce Chobani. Within three years it was the top-selling U.S. brand.<p>I’ve always loved yogurt—the thick kind I …

The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Business is largely about competition and, even within organizations, a healthy dose of rivalry between colleagues can be a good thing. However, a survey just conducted by Accenture Interactive (see The CMO-CIO Disconnect) points to a downright unhealthy relationship in many C-Suites which can do …

Make Your Own Remote-Control Spy Blimp

Float on!<p>I'm a materials-science engineer at an agency that allocates funding to research projects. It's theoretical work, so in my spare time I like to do practical, hands-on things. I've been building R/C models for 33 years and have always preferred uncommon vehicles--amphibious cars, …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

The Misconceptions of Entrepreneurship

In the past few decades entrepreneurship has been transformed from a dirty word into one of the most aspirational careers people strive for. So what …

The Eight-Minute Test That Can Reveal Your Effectiveness as a Leader

How can I determine if I am a good leader, or perhaps even a great one? What are my strengths, and do any rise to the very highest levels? I know I have some weaknesses (as everyone does), but are any of them so appalling as to derail my career?<p>Many people have asked us those questions over the …

The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy. But massive disruptions in business models, technology, and the work force have been throwing up massive new challenges for CIOs and other technology leaders.<p>Their organizations face disruption from both traditional and …

Use Customer Cash to Finance Your Start-Up

Airbnb is one of the most celebrated start-ups of the past decade, and its creation story is well-known: In 2007 two design school graduates dusted off some air mattresses and rented out space in their San Francisco apartment to conference attendees who couldn’t find hotel rooms, netting $1,000. A …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

The Rise of UX Leadership

UX, as user experience is known, is the new black in business culture. Most of the executives I meet with, regardless of their industry, now promote UX as key to their product strategy. That’s a big change from only five years ago, when UX wasn’t on anyone’s radar outside the tech world. For a …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …