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The 3 Decisions That Will Change Your Financial Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing worse than a rich person who’s chronically angry or unhappy. There’s really no excuse for it, yet I see this phenomenon every day. It results from an extremely unbalanced life, one with too much expectation and not enough …

Meet The Supernova: An Insane $14,000 Gaming PC

I cover all manner of crazy PCs on Forbes and I even do a monthly roundup of customized computers built by enthusiasts (see March’s roundup here). However, not everyone has the skill or the time needed to build a monster PC. Only a select group of PC stores worldwide have the credentials to offer …

GoPro: Kama The Surfing Pig

Is Delta Airlines Using Bait and Switch Tactics?

A funny thing happened to me this morning, while I was trying to book a round-trip flight from New York to Salt Lake City. After finding a low $324 fare, selecting my seats, entering my personal information, providing my credit card and hitting Submit, I got this message:<p><i>The fare quoted earlier of</i> …

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

These books reveal the truth of how organizations really work, and it's not pretty.<p>As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put …

TaskRabbit Founder: 5 Lessons in Turning an Idea Into a Reality

Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, talks about what she's learned from launching her start-up.<p>“There is a difference between having an idea and...actually building on that idea,” Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit, told the audience at 99U Conference in New York City on Friday.<p>Here are five …

10 Things Every Customer Wants

Surprisingly, the best price and best value is at the bottom of the customer's priority list. See what's at the top.<p>Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who …

5 Things Your First Investors Must Bring to the Table

The best angels and VCs offer more than just money. Here's what to look for as you shop around.<p>Looking to VCs or angels for the capital to take your start-up to the next level? Proceed with caution--not all investors are created equal. In fact, there are a handful of characteristics you should look …

Venture Capital, Pitching, and Business Love

At an annual meeting of venture capitalists, a Morgan Stanley managing director gave five tips on how to pitch him. They're helpful for anyone making a big ask.<p>Get over yourself. Be nice.<p>That was just some of the advice venture capitalists got at the last session of the National Venture Capital …

Just Be Real: 8 Tips to Sell More Effectively

You're not in an infomercial, so stop acting that way on sales calls. Here's a better approach.<p>When was the last time someone shouted "buy, buy, buy!" at you and you went ahead and bought whatever it was the lunatic was trying to sell you?<p>That's what I thought. Force is not an effective sales …

5 Resources I Give All Starting Out Entrepreneurs | Jacob S. Paulsen.com

By onSeptember 26, 2012 in Featured, Marketing<p>When you are starting a business your needs vary depending on what you are doing. I have found however, …

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The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

Six Tips For Turning Your Hobby Into Your Job

How did you choose your profession? Did you pick a job that you thought would be easy? Or lucrative? Or glamorous? <i>Or</i>, did you pursue a career related to your interests and hobbies? Chances are, you didn’t base your decision on the latter—but you probably should have.<p><i>Why?</i> Hobbies are the things you …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

How To Keep Yourself From Doing Non-Essential Stuff

I used to make my own bread. It’s not that I particularly like to bake–it’s okay, but I don’t find the emotional fulfillment from it that some people do–I did it because I couldn’t get good bread where I lived.<p>I now spend about half my life in and around Manhattan, an area of the country where good …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

7 Fees That You Should Always Negotiate

Consumerism is an art, and with the right strategy, you can easily keep costs down. Beyond time-consuming activities like couponing, negotiating is a great place to start. (This gallery is based on information from the Investopedia story of the same name …

Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a dynamic duo based out of the UK. Using everyday things including rubbish, they've taken the idea of assemblages to a new level of transformative art. This one is constructed from 34 taxidermied animals including 6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, and 11 jackdaws. Check out more here: http://j.mp/1aoL4U6

Vantigo San Francisco

Erik and Amy Hormann felt that as a young, entrepreneurial couple, they needed some justification for buying a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van—as if owning a bright red 1971 Volkswagen Van wasn't justification alone. With so many on-the-go services on the rise in cities like San Francisco, the …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

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Best Trips 2013

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

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Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

How to buy happiness

Op-Ed<p>How to buy happiness<p>The new science of spending points to a surprising conclusion: How we use our money may matter as much or more than how much of it we've got.<p>May 19, 2013|By Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton<p>Money spent on experiences, rather than material goods, leads to more happiness. …

Being Professionally Well Rounded Is Generally A Formula For Being Mediocre

In a work environment, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Concentrate on improving your weaknesses.” It’s actually quite common in many corporations. The goal is to become professionally well rounded. It’s also a great way to be mediocre. And it’s almost certainly a way <i>not</i> to become very …

5 Business Model Components Every Entrepreneur Needs

Is your business on a collision course with a train, but yet you’re 100% focused on getting more people to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter?<p>Let me enlighten you: Big mistake.<p>If your core fundamentals are out of whack, so is your business.<p>Danny Iny, Founder and CEO of Firepole …

Gary Keller: How To Find Your One Thing

Gary Keller is chairman of the board and cofounder of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., one of the largest real estate companies in the world. He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He has helped many small business owners and …

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …

The Ultimate ‘Office’ Blooper Video

<i>The Office</i> ended its nine-season run last night, and now its fans are wondering what they’ll do without the Dunder Mifflin gang in their lives. Never …