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Chinese government continues dropping foreign tech in favor of local products

China's government continues to turn away foreign tech companies in favor of buying from firms right at home. According to Reuters, the government has entirely removed Cisco, Citrix, and McAfee products from its list of approved tech purchases. That follows an earlier <i>Bloomberg</i> report noting that …

Why You Should Put Yourself Out of Business If You Want To Save Your Company

Successful businesses constantly reinvent themselves. The CEO of HelloWorld explains how this may be your best hope to survive a perpetually evolving market.<p>Society as we know it is rapidly evolving thanks to a deluge of innovation. We live in a world where drones could drop deliveries to our doors …

China output and retail data adds to slowdown fears

<b>China's industrial output rose 8.6% in January and February, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.</b><p>Retail sales - a key measure of consumer spending - also increased 11.8% from the year before, government figures show.<p>The figures were less than analysts had been expecting, adding to fears …

Chinese Economy

Five charts that show why China is competing with the multinationals it used to work for

China is still the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, but the nature of what the country’s factories produce is changing. Rising labor costs and a growing consumer market at home are pushing more Chinese firms up the value chain—with hefty government support—and out from under the shadow of the …

To Build a Cult Following, Look No Further Than Pi Day

Got a semi-crazy idea, and the need to convince huge numbers of people to adopt it? Advocates for Pi Day are way ahead of you.<p>If you're a mathematician, physicist, or engineer, you've probably already heard of Pi Day.<p>If you haven't, you would be surprised by how many people have. Pi Day--a …

A New Survey Reveals Which Social Media Brands People Are Most Attached To

And we’re not talking about “liking,” apparently. To clarify, attachment, which is at the core of Brand Dependence research methodology, refers to …

Social Media

Tencent shows Facebook how to reinvent itself for a mobile era

One of Facebook's vulnerabilities is its ongoing attempt to reconfigure itself for the mobile era. The social network was built for the desktop-first …

5 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Team Culture

When your employees work together to achieve common goals, everyone wins--you, your business and your customers.<p>Employee teams are one of the best ways to get things done in any business. When you take a group of independently talented people and create a team in which they can merge their talents, …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

CEO Reputation Can Kill or Strengthen Your Business

Imagine for a moment, the immense pressure that must come with the control of a multi-million or sometimes billion dollar company. How many jobs are …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Einstein’s Problem-Solving Formula, And Why You’re Doing It All Wrong

Einstein spent nearly all his time thinking, and very little time doing. Today, we do just the opposite–and it’s working against innovation. Here’s how to get your ratio right.<p>While Einstein said he had no special talent aside from being passionately curious (and being possibly the smartest person …

Five consecutive quarters of sliding PC sales mark a new industry record

Lenovo continues to edge out the dying PC industry with 16.7 percent market share.<p>In case you weren’t totally sure that the PC manufacturing industry …

Want to Grow Your Business? Get to Know Your 'Vital Few'

For most businesses, 20 percent of customers drive 80 percent of sales. The key is to find your 20 percent and keep them happy.<p>In the 1940s, Joseph M. Juran coined the "80-20 rule," which posits that there are a "vital few and trivial many" or that 20 percent of the causes drive 80 percent of the …

Small Business

Yahoo Is The Number One US Website Again, Beating Google

This is an interesting little number showing that something is going right at Yahoo. The latest Comscore numbers show that it’s the leading destination for US based internet users once again.<p>OK, that’s interesting in itself, that the various things Yahoo has been doing recently have propelled it up …

$3.9 Trillion Of Local Gov Debt In China . . . And Counting

Officials in Yangzhong in heavily indebted Jiangsu province are completing the “world’s biggest metal construction in terms of volume,” a 15-story “scenic pagoda” in the form of a local delicacy, the oddly shaped puffer fish. And in my family’s hometown of Rugao, also in Jiangsu, you can find in …

China’s top e-commerce marketplace to open up to overseas merchants

China’s top e-commerce marketplace, Tmall, is preparing to open up to overseas brands and merchants. As explained on this introductory page for …

China

How the iPhone is losing China to Xiaomi, and why tomorrow’s new phone won’t help

In a few hours, Apple’s going to release some new phones. Since China Telecom spoiled the surprise, we know that we’ll be seeing two new iPhones (the …

4 Things That Keep Employees Loyal (Hint: It's Not Money or Perks)

Hey, if Google and Amazon can't keep employees from leaving, then money and perks aren't the answers. Here's what is.<p>You can ditch the esoteric interview questions; skip the outlandish benefits and uber-hip working conditions; and forget building an awesome brand. When it comes to hiring-- and more …

Employment

Starting A Business? Consider These Five Invaluable Lessons First

At 16, I started my first business. I was among the throngs of a community that gathered on muggy summer nights to cheer on the home team at our high school football games. Cheering means one thing: yelling. And yelling means that people will have tired, sore, dry throats.<p>For the penny pinchers …

9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People

Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them.<p>LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh …

If You Want to Raise Prices, Tell a Better Story

Ask a CEO if they want to spend a pile of money on an analysis of their company’s story, and they’ll probably throw you out of their office. But if you tell them that you have a powerful insight that can help them raise the prices on all of their products, they might ask you over to their house for …

One Interview Question You Should Ask Every Candidate

Today I missed lunch. I frequently do when I write these articles. Sometimes I end up writing through the night despite the fact that I was tired at 11 p.m. I lose track of time. Why? Because writing these articles and helping others with my advice is something I am passionate about. It feeds my …

Advertising on women’s thighs is now a thing in Japan

ITN<p>Don Draper would be proud. A PR firm in Tokyo, Wit Inc, is pushing the bounds of advertising by paying women to wear stickers on their thighs. Advertising on women’s skin appears to be much more cost-effective than forking out exorbitant sums for public billboard space. In 2012, the overall …

Advertising

ModCloth Hits $100 Million In Revenue, Gives Social All The Credit

“The ‘love’ button is the most used button on our site,” ModCloth CEO Eric Koger told me this June on a visit to the East Coast from the company’s San Francisco HQ. Tuesday’s announcement that the company he founded back in 2002 with wife Susan Gregg Korger has reached $100 million in 2012 revenue …

9 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

Screwing up from time to time is part of the entrepreneurial process--but not all mistakes are created equal.<p>Entrepreneurship, at its best, is synonymous with learning. Don't let the overnight success stories fool you. The more common story looks like this: test a product, fail, retest, and …

Crocs: From Footwear Fad to Billion-Dollar Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Crocs, Inc. made its stock market debut at $21 a share in 2006 – just four years after it began selling the colorful foam clogs – skeptics figured it was only a matter of time before the company stumbled. True, the comfortable …

Stock Markets

How Much Money Is Enough?

<b>The Very Rich and the Wealth Creation High</b><p>Many billionaires cannot imagine spending all the wealth they’ve accumulated. Think about it. As a billionaire, if you spent US$1 every second of every day nonstop, it would take you about 31.6 years to spend your fortune. This, of course, presumes no …

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Imagine a job where your work isn’t appreciated, your effort goes unnoticed, and you could be replaced in an instant.<p>Not exactly a place you’d want to stay for very long, is it?<p>As a manager, this isn’t the type of environment you want to encourage—not if you want your employees to stick around, …