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Edward Snowden Doesn’t Have a BA–Why That’s the Future of the Tech Industry

Half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math workforce doesn’t have a college degree.<p><i>This post branches off our NSA surveillance tracker, for ongoing coverage of the NSA leaks.</i><p>NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s formal education stopped with a GED, a fact that the <i>New York Times</i>‘ David …

Get Those Government Contracts Now

Entrepreneur Sharon Virts-Mozer says federal contracts can be your biggest source of business, or they can be a good add-on to your commercial work.<p>The U.S. government is the biggest purchaser of goods and services in the world, spending more than $600 billion annually. How can you get a piece of …

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How to be you while raising money fast

<i>Miki Agrawal is a serial entrepreneur and the author of “Do Cool Shit,” an upcoming book focused on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design.</i><p>I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of raising money.<p>I found out recently that a few people I know are having a real hard time getting funds for their …

Best Fat-Burning Foods

How many people don't have a clue about what kind of food is healthiest and will lead to weight loss? I'm here to tell you that it's not rocket …

Bumped Off a Flight? Here's What the Airlines Should Do for You

Increasingly, airlines are overbooking flights to ensure full planes and eliminate unnecessary costs. But what happens when you get bumped from a flight? Here's what you need to know.<p>This may be a familiar airport scene: You arrive early for a flight, but the plane has been overbooked. An airline …

Bill Of Rights

9 Beautiful Tree House Hotels That You Can Sleep In

Well, these nine gorgeous hotels can turn your childish tree house fantasies into grown-up realities. These rustic-luxe (or just luxe) tree-house-style bungalows will let you live among the birds (and, in some cases, monkeys). Who says you have to give up on your childhood dreams?

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Startups

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Fail--Frequently. Are You Making Enough Mistakes?

We have argued throughout that the best way to deal with uncertainty is to act.<p>More specifically you should:<p>Take a small step toward your goal.<p>Learn from that action and<p>Build off that learning and act again.<p>You go through this Act. Learn. Build. Repeat model until you succeed; know you are you not …

How Frank McCourt Made $2 Billion From The Los Angeles Dodgers And Team Remains Saddled With Debt

Here’s a step-by-step by-the-numbers on how Frank McCourt made a roughly $2 billion pretax profit (before attorney fees and paying former wife Jamie a $131 million settlement) from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and why the MLB team’s balance sheet carries just as much risk today as it did when McCourt …

10 Extreme Bootstrapping Ideas

Putting every dollar you make back into your company, and not your pocket, can be brutal. These cost-saving tips can help.<p>You're building your business with your own money, which means you get to keep control of it, not hand it over to some investor. But bootstrapping is tough, especially if it …

Amazon Web Services

Big Marketing On A Small Budget?

<i>A View From The Trenches</i><p>Four or five times a year, we get calls from entrepreneurs, inventors mainly, looking for marketing help. As far as I can tell, that’s about average for a small marketing agency.<p>Recently, we heard from a vibrating shoe man, a couple with a terrific new home-schooling program …

Entrepreneurship