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How IBM Plans To Help Reinvent The Modern Corporation

It’s no secret that big corporations aren’t what they used to be. In recent years, we’ve seen industrial stalwarts such as General Motors, Kodak and Blockbuster go bankrupt even as upstarts like Tesla, Instagram and Netflix rocket forward. The average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has fallen …

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It's Not Too Late to Prepare for the CrossFit Games Open

<b>The CrossFit Games Open is less than eight weeks away.</b> On or shortly after February 26, you will be diving headfirst into the suck that is 15.1, …

10 subliminal retail tricks you’re probably falling for

<i>This post is published in partnership with Money. The original can be found at Money.com</i><p>By Susie Poppick, MONEY<p>Today’s marketing strategies aren’t …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …

Another Exec At Apple's Sapphire Supplier Sold Tons Of Stock Before The Company Went Bankrupt

GT Advanced Technologies COO Daniel Squiller sold nearly $2 million in company stock before the firm filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, according to The Wall Street Journal's Diasuke Wakabayashi.<p>GTAT supplies Apple's sapphire display, which is expected to be used on the Apple Watch.<p>Last week, …

The Story Behind Nas's 'Illmatic' Is Almost as Great as the Album Itself

Nas's vignettes about day-to-day life in the Queensbridge projects are not just paeans to New York City. The songs on his 1994 debut <i>Illmatic</i> give us a sense of the tastes and smells that defined a generation of urban youth.<p><i>Nas's debut LP</i> Illmatic <i>is often called the best hip hop album ever</i> …

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The 10 most anticipated business books this fall

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future<p>by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters<p>Peter Thiel—the co-founder of PayPal, first investor in …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales

With the new iPhones not yet available in China, individuals are scooping them up through other sources and then reselling them at high prices, says Bloomberg.<p>The iPhone 6's unavailability in China is already creating a black market for people looking to make a quick profit selling one to eager …

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Here's what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

While there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well.<p>We’ve heard of senior engineers getting a base salary of $160,000, with stock options and other benefits on top. Some interns are earning …

Boost SEO by Showcasing How Smart You Are

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The secret to online visibility can be found in search. But how can businesses maximize search engine optimization for their company websites? The solution is both simple and complex. You need content, but content that’s clever, creative …

Is controversial apparel really good for business?

Urban Outfitters has found itself at the nexus of a social media storm after a bloodstained sweatshirt appeared for sale on its website. The …

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone. Here, a look inside his design revolution.<p>Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far enough …

Square has a new $100M coming in, jacking up its valuation to $6B

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Square<p>Square has a lot more competition now that Amazon and a dozen other companies are accepting swiped credit card …

Jeremy Bloom: From Pro Athlete to Marketing Tech Innovator

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Jeremy Bloom, Co-Founder and CEO, Integrate…</i><p>Marketing automation remains a white-hot sector of the software industry. While marketing in general entails $1.2 trillion in annual spending worldwide, some …

10 Things to Do So Apple Doesn't Reject Your App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple recently released the top 10 reasons for rejecting apps in the seven-day period ending Aug. 28, 2014. While it’s just for a seven-day period, it’s indicative of what developers end up doing wrong.<p>Fifety eight percent of the apps are …

50 Favorite Online-Marketing Influencers of 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s getting more and more difficult to know which sources to trust online. This helps explain why lists such as this one are consistently some of the most read and shared: people want (no, <i>need</i>) to know that the content they’re reading is …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

Can Microsoft beat Apple by being rational?

Microsoft's marketing execs believe in the facts, the facts, and the facts. Can this work?<p>I've never been too convinced by facts.<p>If they were so powerful, there would surely be far fewer history books. Instead, there still doesn't seem much agreement about what happened in the Middle Ages, never …

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3 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know To Achieve Lasting Success

An entrepreneur learns by doing, creating, failing, and eventually succeeding. Great entrepreneurs are elite athletes in their chosen field of play. They don’t need CEOs, organizational charts, or superfluous titles to score. They need a good team and a solid coach to break through their own …

Meet 'The Best Technology Reviewer On The Planet,' Who Is Only 20 Years Old

YouTubers have taken notice of the young man: Brownlee's YouTube channel "MKBHD" has more than 1.5 million subscribers and nearly 130 million total views on his 640-plus videos.<p>Still, he's no overnight success: Brownlee has been working tirelessly for more than five years, honing his craft by …

How To Use Temporary Work To Uncover Your Career Direction

Are you a recent high school or college graduate trying to decide on your career direction? Returning to work after taking time off to raise children or taking care of elderly parents, but not sure about the kind of work that would make you happy? Then you might find it helpful to seek work at a …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Examining the UFC's Strategy of Global Expansion and Media Negativity

A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course. I haven’t been shy about criticizing Dana White and the UFC in the past. But unlike some, it isn’t the only club I carry in …

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Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

Write a Winning Business Plan With These 8 Key Elements

CEO and Founder of Voices.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For everything in life, you need a plan, right?<p>The same can be said for business. Every business, whether a startup or a full-fledged, profitable organization, needs a business plan. To know where you are …