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Apple's iOS 7 Includes New Design, Improved Usability

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users should prepare for some major changes. At its Worldwide Developer Conference, which kicked off today in San Francisco, Apple announced iOS 7, the latest iteration of the tech giant's popular mobile …

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8 Myths About Great Salespeople

Everything you think you know about great salespeople is probably wrong.<p>Many businessfolk have odd ideas about salespeople, especially those who are the best at what they do. The antidote to these misconceptions is scientific research, according Chally Chairman Howard Stevens (he and I wrote a book …

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Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

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Microsoft, Samsung keen on doing glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Sushi chef tries to get people to open up to more sustainable ingredients

Blue fin tuna, wild freshwater eel, and other sushi ingredients are in steep decline due to the popularity as people around the world demand this Japanese cuisine.<p>Restaurant owner and sushi chef Bun Lai says the ancient tradition of sushi must evolve and become sustainable if it is to survive.<p>On a …

Giants Mashi's sushi burrito | 05/26/2013 | MLB.com

A new big hit at Giants games this season is Mashi's sushi burrito, available on the Giants club level

Healthier Chocolate Cake with a Secret

Cake.<p>Chocolate cake!<p>Chocolate cake made without flour, sugar, or dairy. Low carb and gluten-free, of course. Cake made out of a surprise ingredient, …

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Booze Research – The Best Way To Enjoy Branca Menta

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The Foodist

Sometimes, the best food and drink are also the simplest. Here's what wowed...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>From banishing the kids table to drinking dessert, these are the Thanksgiving dinner...<p>By Rochelle Bilow<p>Here's The Foodist Andrew Knowlton's Thanksgiving rules, from football-watching...<p>By Andrew Knowlton<p>…

Hearst Magazines

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

A new study out of Harvard offers tips on spotting a liar. They're not what you see in the movies.<p>It would be nice if every job candidate, negotiating partner, and potential supplier told the truth. But here in the real world, being in business means separating spin from reality.<p>Police shows and …

Social Media vs. Having a Life: 3 Ways to Strike a Balance

Yes, Virginia, it is possible to stay connected to social media without it taking over your life. Here's how.<p>"More than ever, we're now focused on documenting and building the history of our lives, not on living the life unfolding right in front of us," writes Damon Brown in his new TED e-book <i>Our</i> …

The Magic of Structured Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? We've got some good news: The trick to being productive is to keep putting things off.<p>Mark Twain famously said, "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well."<p>But often there's a price to pay for procrastinating. Suddenly, there's too …

Work From Anywhere: 4 Tips to Manage Remote Employees

A bike company CEO explains how he keeps his company together when his employees are so far apart.<p>Niner Bikes is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, but CEO Chris Sugai seldom goes there. Nor do many of the 30 employees at this high-end mountain-bike company.<p>His accounting department is in Los …

What Investors Want to Hear in Your Pitch

Steve Schlafman, principal at Lerer Ventures, offers tips for passing the smell test.<p>Passing investors' smell test takes more than just a great idea, said Steve Schlafman, principal at Lerer Ventures, on Wednesday during Internet Week.<p>It also means putting your best foot forward.<p>Here are three ways …

Startups

Lyft's New $60M: How the Deal Went Down

Andreessen Horowitz chooses its horse in the increasingly competitive car-hailing and ride-sharing space. Here's why it put $60 million behind Lyft.<p>Lyft, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing start-up known for its pink mustache hood ornaments, announced today it has raised $60 million from venture …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal

The most successful entrepreneurs do more than set goals. They keep those goals front and center--all the time.<p>I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the …

3 Clichés to Live By

Clichés exist for a reason: They usually contain a grain of truth. VC Fred Wilson explains when conventional wisdom is just that--wise.<p>Choosing the road <i>more</i> traveled isn't always a bad idea, according to venture capitalist Fred Wilson.<p>Wilson is the managing partner of two VC firms--Flatiron …

The Real Truth About Sales Process

Sales process is not about how you sell but how the customer buys.<p>Every company needs a sales process, right? Well, sort of. The sales process inside most firms look something like this:<p>Engage customer.<p>Investigate needs.<p>Present a product.<p>Demonstrate the product.<p>Propose a purchase.<p>Negotiate …

Don't Let Mistakes Mushroom

Let's face it, shiitake happens. Here are three ways to make the most of your mistakes.<p>Let's face it, shiitake happens.<p>No, not mushrooms, but mistakes. While some entrepreneurs may have stronger attributes than others, none are infallible. When I meet other entrepreneurs, I am inspired by their …

How Your Energy Affects Your Team

When you're the boss, there are going to many times when you've gotta put on your "game face" because your energy affects everyone and everything.<p>Have you ever considered how your energy affects everyone around you? Think about it from the vantage of being the CEO of a company. When you walk in the …

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism

Criticism hurts for most, but given right, it can inspire both the critic and the critiqued. Here are five tips to make your critique a positive experience.<p>There is nothing pleasant about criticism. Even the best intentioned critique still stings. People like to be right, correct, and accomplished, …

Inside the Brain of a Leader

Can neurological rewiring boost leadership skills?<p>Do great leaders have distinctive brains? Yes, says David A. Waldman, a management professor at Arizona State University. Since 2005, Waldman and his colleagues have been studying the neurological patterns of successful entrepreneurs and senior …