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Diesel farms make fresh bids to supply National Grid back-up power

Polluting generators could win multimillion-pound contracts, with some also eligible for generous tax breaks<p>The owner of Britain’s energy network is gearing up to buy more power from suppliers to ensure the country’s lights stay on, with polluting diesel generators among the providers vying for …

Income Tax

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Time Management

Rare part for groundbreaking 1949 British computer found in US

An original piece of the EDSAC, a precursor to the first business computer, has been sent from Pennsylvania to the UK to take up residence at code-breaking site Bletchley Park.<p>A rare remnant of a pioneering British computer has surfaced in the United States and made its way to the UK to be …

University of Cambridge

What Is Strategy?

This article has benefited greatly from the assistance of many individuals and companies. The author gives special thanks to Jan Rivkin, the coauthor of a related paper. Substantial research contributions have been made by Nicolaj Siggelkow, Dawn Sylvester, and Lucia Marshall. Tarun Khanna, Roger …

Management

21 Earbuds That Can Handle the Bass

When your earbuds aren’t busy getting tangled in your pockets and purse, they’re probably helping you drown out the noise on your commute to work or they’re letting you quietly watch your Netflix shows during your lunch break. Despite our frustrations with untangling the darn things, we feel like …

Consumer Tech

Mark Cuban: Google may be a short

Mark Cuban says his Dallas Mavericks are still working on "developing our identity." In the meantime, he has a few interesting things to say about a …

Mark Cuban

7 Books You Should Preorder Today | Inc.com

At the end of each year, I review and recommend the best business books published that year. I include books that I found intriguing, along with those the most useful for sales and marketing.<p>This post describes seven books you should preorder immediately. I believe they're going to be much …

Bill Gates

Is WiFi At Starbucks Safe?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How safe is WiFi at Starbucks?</i><p><i>Answer by Josh Manson on Quora</i><p>It’s not.<p>I could sit at a Starbucks and run a PCAP program and just wait for a few hours and then leave, and once I am somewhere else, I can analyze the packets I caught and get all sorts of …

Information Systems

6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity | Inc.com

Many of us are making a point to be more productive in 2015. Here are some of the best apps available for iOS and Android to help you this year insanely productive:<p>1. Contactually<p>For years I've been a huge fan of Contactually, which lets me keep in touch with everyone, from teammates to former …

Apps

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to dash off to South America for this global-minded innovation conference, you can get inspired at home by …

Self-improvement

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money) | Inc.com

It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical background. In reality, through hustle and a little creativity, you can get a company off the ground before you bring in your …

Business Strategy

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

Apps

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

This is the Best Gay Marriage Debate You'll See All Year

<b>Correction appended, May 15</b><p>Everyone take a moment to thank Idaho for being Idaho, because what you are about to witness is a rare, rare treat.<p>Idaho’s …

Butch Otter

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Draghi Deflation Fight Seen on Different QE Path to Fed

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s version of QE might turn out to be rather different from the type deployed by the Federal Reserve.<p>As …

The Amazingly Simple Invention That Stops Fruit And Veggies From Going Bad

The drawer of the refrigerator – where most bags of salad, blueberries and raspberries go to die. I learned a nifty trick recently – putting cilantro in a cup of water makes it last ages. Kavita Shukla, a Harvard-graduate-turned-entrepreneur, came up with something much more clever. Sheets of paper …

8 Companies That Beat The Odds In 2013, Learned Lessons For 2014

23andMe, Foursquare, Zynga, Fab, and others flirted with disaster. Whether or not they ultimately thrive, they’ve taken big risks in their efforts to innovate.<p>Some of these companies seemed to be approaching a steep cliff, even as they ascended skyward. Others leveled out long descents and just …

Startups

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different form of entertainment: the fiscal version of <i>She’s All That</i>. “Last year’s nerd …

Before You Open Your Mouth Ask These Four Questions | Inc.com

Steve Sargent, president and CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand, runs through a four-point checklist--sometimes in just 30 seconds--before every organized communication event, from small meetings to large speeches.<p>The four questions he asks himself seem obvious, but that's exactly why they're on …

Messaging

JPMorgan may settle with government for record $11 billion

Eleven billion dollars -- that’s what JPMorgan Chase is looking at to settle with federal regulators. That’s after regulators reportedly rejected a $3 billion dollar settlement offer from JPMorgan. It would be a record fine for the Justice Department. At issue is whether JPMorgan misled investors …

JPMorgan Chase

All the Reasons Why JP Morgan May Be Facing the Biggest Bank Fine Ever

Regulators want the bank to pay $11 billion to possibly settle investigations touching on everything from mortgage fraud to the Madoff scandal.<p>On Tuesday (Sept. 24), the Wall Street Journal reported that JP Morgan was offering the government $3 billion to settle (paywall) an unspecified number of …

Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus accused of tax evasion

Officials in Bangladesh order legal action against Nobel prize winner, who denies allegations<p>Muhammad Yunus, the microfinance pioneer and Nobel prize laureate, has been accused by the government in Bangladesh of evading taxes on overseas income, including from book royalties, speeches at …

King Solomon-era mines discovered in Israel

Copper mines discovered in Israel that were thought to have been built by the ancient Egyptians, were active three centuries later and were actually King Solomon-era mines, archaeologists have claimed.<p>Known as Slaves' Hill, the site is among thousands of copper mines scattered about the Timna …

Palestinian Authority loses $300m in trade taxes a year to Israel

UN report defines as 'fiscal leakages' the customs, purchase and value-added taxes destined to the PA but retained by Israel<p>The Palestinian Authority is losing about $300m (£193m) a year in "leakage" of customs, purchase and value-added taxes which are not transferred to the Palestinian treasury by …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Hospitality

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Movies

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

Silicon Valley's Martha Stewart, Brit Morin, Raises $6.3 Million From Marissa Mayer And A Lead HuffPo Investor

Tina Sharkey and Oak Investment Partners' Fred Harman are joining the board of directors, which is a huge win for Morin since Harman coached the likes of Arianna Huffington and Bleacher Report to exits worth hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>Harman usually cuts larger checks though. His firm likes to …

Startups