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The U.S. Supreme Court Is Reining in Patent Trolls, Which Is a Win for Innovation

In the last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important rulings limiting patent rights. The decisions, which were both unanimous, significantly scaled back the ability of patent holders to slow innovation by competitors, tipping scales that many legal scholars believe have become badly …

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This Three-Part Video Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Multimeters

Using a multimeter for your electronics projects isn’t terribly complicated, but really understanding how they work takes a much deeper …

Bubble? Q4 slows down, but 2015 is huge year for venture capital investments, at $58.8B

Venture capital investments hit a near-record high of $58.8 billion in the U.S. in 2015, according to the MoneyTree Report from PwC (the National Venture Capital Association), based on data from Thomson Reuters. That amount of investment was the second-highest in the past 20 years, beaten only by …

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Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

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You Need an Innovation Strategy

Despite massive investments of management time and money, innovation remains a frustrating pursuit in many companies. Innovation initiatives frequently fail, and successful innovators have a hard time sustaining their performance—as Polaroid, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, and …

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

I confess. I'm a notebook nut. I own dozens and dozens of them. Everything from cheap reporter's notebooks to hand-crafted Italian leather beauties.<p>I wondered: Am I an analog dinosaur, or are there others out there like me?<p>The first stop in my investigation was, frankly, discouraging.<p>At first …

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Why Data Will Drive The Next Wave of IoT Innovation

There's no doubt that the Internet of Things has arrived. From Amazon's Dash button to wearables to smart parking meters, examples of IoT device …

Internet of Things

Basement Catalog and Ideas app review: giving you the right design for the perfect basement

Introduction<p>Basement Catalog and Ideas offers a rich collection of finished basements for your own design needs. It is a simple app but it can be …

The Five Basic Rules for Cooking Meat

You can cook meat a number of different ways, from roasting to pan-searing to barbecuing. However, there are five basic principles that apply to the …

Use a Sheet Protector to Scan In a Crumpled Check

Most banks allow you to deposit checks remotely from a smartphone app, but the apps tend to be pretty picky about the quality of image. If you have a …

Before the Startup

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>October 2014<p><i>(This essay is derived from a guest lecture in Sam Altman's startup class at</i> …

Why Taking a Vacation Might Be the Best Way to Improve Productivity

Daily optimization techniques that help you produce better work and live a better quality of life can be very helpful to your to daily living, but we …

Transform Your Website Into An App In Seconds

Dwnld is a remarkable new app that makes other apps.<p>You have a website, you want an app, and you don’t have much cash. Oh, and not just any app, mind you, a pretty nice app–one that feels posh as those designed by major companies with millions of dollars to throw at the project? What do you do?<p>You …

What AdWords Research Reveals About Ad Words That Resonate With Buyers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have a confession to make. I don’t particularly like Twitter. Or any other platform that doesn’t allow me to write longer content. Those 140 characters or so are not enough to express my thoughts. Unfortunately for me, a typical …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

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How to Package your Knowledge to Sell on Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog

Do you have decades of experience and expertise that is worth something to a knowledge hungry world? Is it locked up in your grey matter? Not …

If You Want To Avoid Being Replaced By A Robot, Here's What You Need To Know

Ever since 1962, when the first industrial robot was installed on an assembly line at a General Motors plant in New Jersey, machines have been replacing human workers. In the decades that came after, just about every industry became automated to a greater or lesser extent.<p>For the most part, we …

Johnson: Strategically speaking

JOHNSON often takes a curious rather than a judgmental view of language use: where many fuss and fret that the language is falling to pieces, your …

How the Pros Create Great Content | Inc.com

Marketing programs are absolutely content dependent. But so much of the writing today is flat and boring. A lot of content is written for the purpose of search-engine optimization (SEO) instead of engaging the reader. This approach may get hits, but the traffic is meaningless if it doesn't inspire …

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1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance | Inc.com

Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend …

Entrepreneurship

Learn How to Use a Multimeter for All Your DIY Electronics Projects

Multimeters are a vital part of any electronics project, but learning how to use one isn't as simple as it looks. Thankfully, the above video from …

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