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This Is What Jeff Bezos Does When Amazon Gets His Order Wrong

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently sat down with the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., for a very interesting interview. In just over 45 minutes, Bezos discussed much of his business philosophy, including how he handles problems that come up at Amazon.<p>It came in response to an interesting question …

Jeff Bezos

Don't Waste Time On A Startup Business Plan -- Do These 5 Things Instead

Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business idea to potential investors.<p>But what if I told you that business plans for startup …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Should Pay Attention to How Kylie Jenner Is Growing Her Company

Stay agile, lean and engaged with your customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At 21 years old, Kylie Jenner has lived more than half her life on reality TV as part of the Kardashian family. For many people, that makes Jenner easy to scoff at.<p>However, Jenner is very …

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60+ Popular Restaurant Dishes — Hacked!

From Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla cupcakes to Red Lobster's addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits, we've rounded up the best restaurant copycat recipes. (Some even come straight from the source!) Keep reading for 68 tempting options, but be warned: you're about to get very, very hungry.

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

How Blockbuster, Kodak and Xerox Really Failed (It's Not What You Think)

The roots of disruption are always more complex it first appears<p>Go to just about any conference today and you will hear a familiar tale of woe. A once great corporation, which had dominated its industry, fails to adapt and descends into irrelevance. The protagonists of these stories always come out …

6 Things Successful People do Before 9 a.m.

Doing something useful when you feel least like doing anything almost guarantees a productive day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do successful people do differently? For one thing, they typically wake up very early. Long before they hit the office, they’ve been up …

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Intuit’s new green-roofed campus is an indoor/outdoor dream office

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, California, aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

<i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

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The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel<p>This road trip encompasses several top attractions and myriad new ways to absorb all the local flavors.<p>Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes …

Herzog & de Meuron

If You Want Customers to Be Passionate About Your Brand, Follow These 10 Commandments

You must connect with customers on an emotional level to become a 'passion brand.'<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every brand desires to be loved by consumers, because they know that brand love translates to growth and increased revenue. But excitement and enthusiasm …

Data Doesn't Lie: Shorter Meetings Can Make You 3X More Productive

More than 78 percent of people feel AI will improve their productivity by more than an hour a week.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Love them or hate them, meetings are part of life as an entrepreneur. The average professional spends 31 hours per month in meetings — …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

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3 Ways to Help Achieve a Customer Centric Marketing Approach

Because the client is almost always right!<p>Marketing isn't the way it used to be.<p>While marketing tactics once relied on cold calls and not-so-subtle persuasion to achieve success, that's no longer the case. Nowadays, consumers are less interested in hearing about your company's amazing product and …

How to Allocate Resources When Everything Is 'Priority 1'

You're used to prioritizing tasks based on their urgency and importance, right? That's doing it wrong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest parts of being a leader is making critical decisions when multiple projects and tasks are competing for your …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Want to Be More Like Amazon? Start By Making Your Startup More Data-Driven.

Most companies understand the importance of customer data, but lack the analysis expertise to match their ecommerce competitors' level.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for owning the online shopping market; but contenders …

Why You Should Spend Bigger on Customer Experience Innovation

Experience is overlooked, unappreciated and riddled with gaps and failings.<p>Innovators and entrepreneurs are constantly searching for the next new technology, solution or capability that will vault their businesses into the realms of Amazon or Uber. This search is made more complex by the range of …

The Psychology of Brand Loyalty: 5 Key Takeaways

Is brand loyalty dead? Nope, not from this contributor's perspective.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an ideal world, all your customers would be loyal to your brand. Loyalty means a customer is willing to come back to your brand for multiple purchases and …

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes the person or …

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The rules of brainstorming, according to top design firm IDEO

I work at home, alone for the most part, which means I rarely have the opportunity to be involved in a good brainstorming session. That's a shame …

WeWork

Once a landmark warehouse in Pyrmont, 100 Harris Street underwent a complete refurbishment. Crone undertook a design collaboration with WeWork and TomMarkHenry to deliver a large co-working space within this impressive heritage building. The interior mood is very relaxed, stylistically on-trend and …

4 Habits That Can Improve Your Work Performance

Do these four things to be more productive each day.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs, world leaders and professional athletes all have one thing in common: They all have some quirky habits.<p>In the world of sports, strange habits like spitting on the ground …

3 ways retailers are using AI to reinvent shopping

In this new age of ecommerce, marketing means providing a seamless experience across channels, delighting customers with same-day deliveries, providing excellent customer service and recommendations, and sending real-time personalized messages your customers will thank you for.<p>But personalized …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

It costs nearly nothing to open a Chick-fil-A — but there’s a catch

The company grew by $1 billion to achieve more than $6.8 billion in sales in 2015, making it larger than every pizza chain in the country, according to QSR magazine.<p>Chick-fil-A is now the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US by total sales, and it generates more revenue per restaurant than any …

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2017

New York’s Eleven Madison Park has become the first U.S. establishment since 2004 to top the world’s best restaurants list, as here we get a look at …

The ‘Zen Treehouse’ in Coconut Grove for $3M

A $500K reduction<p>The “Zen Treehouse” in Coconut Grove and its second-floor pool with a waterfall was repriced recently and is now asking $2.999 million (down from $3.5 million in September).<p>The newly constructed tropical modern home is a brief walk to David T. Kennedy Park, offering 4,359 square …

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