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What do failed startups have in common?

Steve Hogan has seen a lot of startups struggle. His firm, Tech-Rx, aims to save as many of those as possible because, in his words, "all innovations …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

Happiness

Create Your Own Hipster Logo In 6 Steps

Launching your very own artisanal organic ketchup company? Do yourself a favor and make a hipster logo to go with it.<p>It’s not entirely clear how the “hipster” came to absorb everything that is home-grown, butchered, built, assembled, shaved, and yes, pickled. But regardless of its hazy origins, the …

Graphic Design

The Disappearing Sales Process

<i>gyro and Forbes have just debuted a new eBook entitled “Transformational Marketing: The Best of Forbes CMO Network.” Published in conjunction with gyro, which is the Advisor to the Forbes CMO Network, you can download it for free here. This collection features topics ranging from Red Bull’s effect</i> …

101 Tasks You Can Outsource to Virtual Staff to Grow Your Business

One of the biggest misconceptions of working with virtual staff is that one employee can do everything for you. I call this the ‘Super VA Myth’, and …

Project Management

How I Started My Business With $1

Ten years ago this week, my husband and I found an old, tattered copy of <b>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</b> at a street sale for $1. From this find, two entrepreneurs and a rare book company were born. Of course it’s not that simple—there are many ups and downs, ins and outs to our story, but …

My Life As A Small Business Owner

Small Business

How Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, And Maria Popova Got More Creative

To be more creative yourself, listen to lessons from the masters.<p>“We learn, from the time we’re little, the process of the scientific method–how to discover things–but we don’t teach the parallel art of how to invent things,” Stanford innovation scholar Tina Seelig told us, “That’s one of the …

Creativity

Why Everybody’s Going Freelance

Whether they’re getting forced out of their jobs or freeing themselves from their organizations, 17 million Americans are going solo. Here’s what that means for the future of work.<p>More Americans are declaring their independence: as in the 17 million that self-indentified as indepenendent workers–as …

Wall Street

The disposable academic

Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time<p>ON THE evening before All Saints' Day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a church in …

Higher Education

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

<b>2. PBL is No Accident:</b> In West Virginia, project-based learning has been adopted as a statewide strategy for improving teaching and learning. …

Teaching