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Are Entrepreneurs Wired Differently?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs are different from the very start. The most important manifestation of this trait is their having a different attitude, which I believe happens because they are wired differently.<p>French economist Jean-Baptiste …

Entrepreneurship

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Self-improvement

Climbing a Mountain, Whether Real or Figurative, Requires Calculated Risks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I climb, and ski down, the highest mountains in the world for a living. There’s no arguing that risk is a huge part of my livelihood. It’s also the aspect of my work that fuels the adrenaline in me -- and in the clients I bring up and …

Mountaineering

Paying For College: A 21-Step Guide To Preserving Wealth

If you are the parent of a college-bound child—of any age—you should be thinking right now about how your family will finance the degree. The difference between doing it right and not doing it right could easily be worth between $10,000 and $200,000.

Coin apologizes for delaying its credit card replacement device, fixes its beta program

The makers of a digital credit card replacement device named Coin had some bad news for its early supporters yesterday. After months of work, the company was forced to push back its release date at the last minute from this summer to next spring as it tries to finalize the hardware. And Coin said …

Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us do just fine without paper, thank you very much. It's the 21st century, after all: Letters, books, notepads and calendars have all been replaced by an array of more convenient screens.<p>But perhaps we shouldn't be so quick in our …

Research

Stop Thinking Of The Rest Of The World As Your Children

Guest-posting at The Dish, Elizabeth Nolan Brown has an interesting piece up discussing prostitution and pornography that is worth ruminating on. She writes:<p>Last night, a close friend told me he had been reading my posts about decriminalizing sex work. “I’m sympathetic,” he said, “and I want to …

Tiny Programmable Swarmming Self Assembly Robot Created By Harvard University (video)

Researchers at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have this week unveiled a new programmable self assembly robot called …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

Aging

The history of King's Quest

The king has returned.<p>After an absence of over 15 years, the recently revived Sierra Entertainment is making a new King’s Quest. But why should you care? Well, King’s Quest was one of the oldest and longest-running series in the adventure gaming genre (which focuses on puzzle-solving by exploring …

Hydrogen Bridge Is 20 Times Longer Than The Milky Way

A bridge of gas more than 20 times bigger than the Milky Way has been discovered linking distant galaxies, possibly after a catastrophic collision or near miss.<p>The cloud of atomic hydrogen is the largest known, massing more than all the gas in our own and the Andromeda galaxies combined. It amounts …

An Ebola Vaccine Is Not the Answer

Instead, we need a treatment and better quarantine measures.<p>In a widely shared <i>Onion</i> article from a few days ago, scientists "announced" that an Ebola vaccine was still 50 white people away. This was a jab at pharmaceutical companies, who, cynics think, will only set their R&D wheels in motion if …

Apple to Introduce iWatch in September Suggests Apple Journalist John Gruber

Apple may be planning to introduce its iWatch in September, according to a comment from prominent Apple journalist John Gruber. In a post highlighting the charging functionality of the Moto 360, Gruber suggests Apple will be announcing its "wrist wearable thing next month."<p>It looks like Motorola's …

Nigerian nurse dies of Ebola as death toll jumps to 932

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its highest-level alert for a response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.<p>"Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the extension to Nigeria & potential to affect many lives," CDC chief Tom Frieden said Wednesday on Twitter.<p>Level 1 …

Airlines cancel flights over Ebola fears

Airlines are starting to cancel flights to West Africa over concerns about the deadly Ebola outbreak.<p>British Airways is the latest major airline to stop all flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, due to the "deteriorating public health situation."<p>Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are at the center of …

Rocket Internet takes massive investment from PLDT, giving it a valuation of around $4.5B

German clone factory Rocket Internet — which you should know and fear if you’re involved in international e-commerce — has taken a whopping €333 …

Sprint's New CEO, Marcelo Claure Of Brightstar, Is Worth $900 Million+

Sprint has selected Brightstar founder Marcelo Claure as its new president and CEO, the company announced today.<p>Claure, 43, has been on the board of Sprint since January and replaces outgoing CEO Dan Hesse. Today’s news comes as Softbank and Sprint drop their attempted acquisition of T-Mobile US …

Sierra Leone army blockades Ebola areas, Liberia declares emergency

FREETOWN/MONROVIA (Reuters) - The army blockaded on Thursday rural areas in Sierra Leone that have been hit by the deadly Ebola virus, a senior officer said, after neighboring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record.<p>Nigeria's Health Minister …

Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy.<p>Maria, 18, who is an undocumented migrant …

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …