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In-home streaming appears in Steam beta update

An update to the beta version of the Steam client adds an early look at the computer-to-computer streaming that will be an integral part of Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines. The option for in-home streaming, which requires some "tinkering" to access, according to the unofficial Steam Database, …

How to Create Inspiring Rituals for Your Team

You'll keep employees connected and motivated by figuring out the right type of ritual for your business.<p>Here's a strange but eye-opening exercise: Try pretending that you're a Martian, new to Earth, and take notes on your business's observable rituals. What do you observe when your team enters …

The One Word That Will Help You Close More Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a very simple one-word question missed by almost all sales people: "Why?"<p>The "why" will identify your prospective customers' dominant motives. Once you do that, you will almost always make the sale.<p>People buy things only to solve …

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How To Be Totally Persuasive, But Not At All Sleazy

You don’t need to make crazy advances to convince people of your rightness. You just need to find where your and their perspectives align.<p>Just as <i>networking</i> isn’t solely the province of scumbags, <i>persuasion</i> isn’t only for rogues, succubi, and salespeople. We can use our interpersonal powers for …

How to Engage Customers on a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the ninth in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

Prysm Eyes Telepresence as Next Application for Video Walls

One sign that your company has arrived is that you can afford telepresence suites from Cisco or Polycom—you know, those rooms equipped with a trio of …

Can Innovation Actually Be Measured?

Yes. And the entrepreneur, author helped create an index to help us better understand how sustained innovation happens.<p>Innovation is, naturally, a critical ingredient in today’s economy.<p>It drives growth, brand development, and value–and is essential for enterprises to successfully navigate through …