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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Rent-to-Own Homes Make a Comeback

Investment firms bank on giving renters an option to buy<p>Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.<p>Rent-to-own programs, once run mainly by small operators, were …

Wall Street

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Travel<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive …

National Parks

Memo to Distributors: Buy These 10 SXSW 2015 Movies

The SXSW Film Festival has never been seen as a marketplace for new movies on par with Sundance or Cannes, but the Austin gathering nevertheless …

SXSW Film

Vimeo Partners with Machinima to Distribute Exclusive Content

Machinima, the gaming and fandom focused video network, rebranded late last year and introduced new tools for makers. Now it’s signed a deal to give that 30,000 strong army of creators access to Vimeo On Demand.<p>The agreement will see select original programming from Machinima being offered …

Netflix is starting to wound the movie industry where it hurts most

Streaming video services, mainly Netflix, have been undermining broadcast television and cable channels for years — but we are now getting some signs …

Portuguese buses and taxis are also wi-fi routers

Routers on 600 buses and taxis allow free Internet access and collect data for city planners.<p>A massive mobile Wi-Fi network that could be a model for …

One Reason The Apple Watch Will Succeed When All Other Smart Watches Have Failed

When he died, I inherited his watches, which are pretty nice. One is a Rolex, one is from Tag Heuer. These aren't $20,000 watches — the guy was a school teacher — but they're still pretty expensive.<p>At the time, I didn't wear a watch. But, since it was an heirloom, I decided to start wearing the …

Smartwatches

Paul Thomas Anderson: The West Coast’s Scorsese

Inherent Vice, a subtly morose love letter written in pot smoke, is further validation that Paul Thomas Anderson has become the West Coast’s answer …

The World's 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop …

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The best sales advice I ever got was from a surfer dude.

In my business, the lessons you teach are learned as you live them.<p>I have always loved the outdoors. Hiking, camping, rafting, the ocean sports, all …

Selling

Steve Wozniak Says iPhone 6 Came Three Years Too Late

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that the company waited too long to release a large-screen smartphone.<p><i>(Photo Credit: PA Images)</i><p><i>See also: This Is the Innovation That Gave Birth to the Modern World, by Steve Wozniak</i>.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that the company waited too long to …

Steve Wozniak