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Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

“The stakes are more intense than ever.”<p>This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.<p>The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. …

Social Media

How I Daydreamed My Way To A $200M Business

New Year’s Eve, 1997. I was a 27-year-old college dropout with a million dollar business — and I was depressed. I’d been building my junk hauling business for nearly a decade when we hit a plateau with no end in sight. The future was murky. I needed to get away. So I fled to my parents’ cottage on …

Motivation

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p>2 min read<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Problem With Buying Cheap Stuff Online

Sites like Wish.com are taking out the middleman in retail. Will customers like this new dynamic?<p>The package came in a small black box, covered in tape. It had no return address. Under layers of packaging, there was a box labeled Smart Watch, with no brand name. Inside the box was the watch itself, …

eCommerce

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

<b>Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there's new evidence that one police department — …

Surveillance

How Facebook Marketing is Changing (And How to Be Prepared)

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.</i><p>Facebook, as a platform, is barely recognizable from the social network …

Marketing

15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.<p>In mid-2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious program aimed at recording essentially all of a person's movements and conversations and everything they listened to, watched, …

Social Media

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>7 min read<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point …

High School Football

The pointless home improvements that WON’T add value – so should you even bother?

If you're looking to add value, you can forget these major projects<p>Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or want to add value for the future, …

Swimming Pools

Land Is No Longer A Rich Man's Game

As many of you know, I'm not a big fan of externally-managed REITs, but on certain occasions I make exceptions.<p>Why don't I like externally-managed …

Investing

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Wellness

New Deloitte Study of 10,455 Millennials Says Employers Are Failing to Help Young People Develop 4 Crucial Skills

A new Deloitte study reveals younger employees speaking up about where they need help in skill development--you'll want to take note.<p>Exactly how to attract and retain Millennials and avoid creating unnecessary tension with them has become an art form, and important new context just splashed onto …

Mark Twain

The Best Blazers & Brands For Men To Buy Right Now

No longer reserved for the English gent or regimented Navy sir, the humble blazer has played a star role in seasons past, since its debut nearly two …

Men's Fashion

10 Company Buzzwords That Are Completely Overused

These 10 words don't mean anything to your audience. The time has come to give them a rest.<p>Marketing is all about building your brand and building trust with your audience. However, marketers often make a big mistake when they're trying to achieve those goals: overusing buzzwords and jargon.<p>This …

Marketing

This is everything soccer champion Cristiano Ronaldo eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Few people on the planet are unaware of Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>The Real Madrid and Portugal national team striker is one of the best soccer players in the world. He has five Ballon d'Or awards, four Champions League titles, and even helped his country win the UEFA European Championship in 2016.<p>Ronaldo …

Soccer

This Under 30 Just Raised $11 Million To Market A.I.-integrated Presentations

Jennifer Lo Chan is the Head of Marketing for Beautiful.AI, an A.I.–powered slideshow presentation company, and on May 15th they closed their “unsolicited” $11 million series B funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $16 million.<p>In 2017, Chan earned a spot on the Under 30 marketing …

Tahoe

Sears is closing 40 stores in 24 states — here's the list

Real Insight Marketplace<p><b>Sears is closing at least 40 stores, including 31 Sears stores and nine Kmart stores.</b>• <b><br>The closing stores span 24 states</b> …

New Jersey

Meghan's Second Wedding Dress (and Car) Is About As Hollywood As It Gets

Meghan Markle (or should we say the Duchess of Sussex) has changed out of her Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller wedding gown into a custom slinky dress …

Weddings

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Cyber-attacks

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain—but so far no one is actually doing it. That’s going …

Real Estate

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

10 Foods To Avoid For Migraines

No Gym? No Problem! This Is the Perfect At-Home Workout to Bust Through Belly Fat

It can feel like "having abs" should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for "impossible." It's notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a …

Workouts

Futuristic Technologies That Smart E-commerce Businesses Start Using Right Now | Articles | Big Data

Technology has added to e-commerce convenience and speed, the top two focus points for modern consumers. As a result, more than 10% of buyers have …

eCommerce

If You Struggle With Authority, Science Says Blame Your Brain

People who want to be their own bosses -- like entrepreneurs -- may fall into this neurological group.<p>If you hate being told what to do, and that’s why you decided to become an entrepreneur -- or that’s why you aspire to launch your own venture -- brain science may have an explanation for your …

The Brain

Blockchain technology is being used in the early disruption of Kenya’s agribusiness

For the three years that Jannifer Waceke has managed her own store in Nairobi, she has struggled to overcome one barrier: accessing small loans to replenish her kiosk, buy more vegetables and goods, and in turn, grow her business.<p>In many emerging markets, food retailers along with smallholder …

FinTech

She Built Her Startup With No Money or Team. How the CEO of Piazza Did It.

Pooja Sankar gave new meaning to the word 'scrappy' as she built her online question-and-answer forum.<p>// Senior Editor<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a</i> …

Women in Tech

This Woman Became Paralysed Due To Stress After Working 80 Hour Weeks

It was her body's cry for help.<p>Stress is a term that's commonly overused, but for anyone in doubt of the impact stress in high doses can have on a person, all you need to do is read Paula's story.<p>In her mid-thirties, in 2016 Paula was working as a strategy consultant in London. The days were long, …

Mental Health

Businesses Lose $75 Billion Due To Poor Customer Service

The numbers are out. NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report reveals that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. That’s up $13 billion since its last report in 2016.<p>CEOs of companies large and small are recognizing the importance of delivering a better …

Customer Experience