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Everything we love to eat is a scam

Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star …

The Work-Life Balance Lesson We Learn from Stephen King's Desk

<i>This article was co-authored with Jeff Goins.</i><p>Most of us struggle at some point to figure out our calling in life. We lose interest in our job, or get disillusioned with our career, and we wonder what work we were really meant to do. Jeff Goins once felt that way, but after he found his calling, his …

5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was letting vendors of any size accept payment with a swipe of a card on a mobile …

Predictions 2016

It’s the end of the world as we know it – or at least as we’ve known it for the past seven years. The money for nothing that fueled government …

Edge of Innovation

9 Ways to Look Like the Smartest Person in the Room (Even When You're Not)

When you are truly in the company of brilliant people, it's hard not to feel intimidated. Genius Moncef Slaoui of GlaxoSmithKline shares what helps regular people be super smart.<p>Is there a more threatening word than "brilliant"? Taught to revere the truly exceptional in our midst--the mathematical …

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of course) a time-tracking app for companies to use with …

Time Management

50 Brilliant Tweets Quoting Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson

Looking for great quotes to tweet? Here are 50 from four of the most influential entrepreneurs of our generation.<p>Jobs. Gates. Buffett. Branson.<p>Four great minds. Completely different perspectives and styles of leadership. They learned from each other, inspired one another, taught us.<p>Here are 50 …

The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

The problem was clear. The executive team of a consumer healthcare company had concluded that the rise of new competitors meant the company needed to up its innovation game. The company had spent the past two decades focused on implementing Six Sigma processes across the enterprise and it was …

United Airlines Quitting New York's JFK Airport: What It Means for Passengers and Alliance Partners

United Airlines announced this week that it will cease operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline’s passengers and partners are probably not going to like it.<p>You didn’t hear about this? That’s because United basically buried the announcement in a news release about …

The Dynamic New Trends Of Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Entrepreneurship is fast emerging as a transformational megatrend of the 21st century given its capacity to reshape economies and industries …

Innovation Without Execution Is Only Ideation

I believe in networks. Fostering networks of intelligence and sharing information are two of the most important characteristics of those organisations that will survive this era of disruption. I also believe that connecting ideas with other innovation experts is one of the best ways to inspire new …

US calls for cyber reform after massive hack

President Barack Obama's allies seized on news of that data on four million government employees had been compromised to press for legislation stalled in the Republican-dominated Congress.<p>"The fact is, we need the United States Congress to come out of the dark ages and come into the 21st century to …

The Year That Was And Will Be In Mobile Payments

The many success and failures of mobile payments and related solutions drives home a very simple fact: One mobile-based financial solution will not cater to all markets. After all, how can it? The mobile finance space itself is so vast: you have payments, payment-related services and …

FinTech

How the Columbia lawsuit could put software vendors back on the hook for security

Insurance company Columbia Casualty, a division of industry giant CNA, recently sued a former client, Cottage Healthcare Systems, to recover a paid claim of more than $4 million. The suit claimed that Cottage hadn’t kept its security controls up to date and, when a breach occurred, tried to put the …

Nine Behaviors That Drive Innovation

Earlier this year the Conference Board released the results of a survey of CEOs to identify their most critical challenges. The hands-down winner was the challenge of human capital, especially leadership. Second was the challenge of innovation. For every region of the world, innovation was among …

The Four Parts Of The “What If” Innovation Process

Here’s how one business is tapping into creative solutions to help Uber drivers earn the fee they deserve.<p>All companies want to be known for innovation–from increased research and development budget to swanky innovation labs. How do you make sure your efforts–and dollars–will lead to actual …

FBI says plane hacker a threat to public safety

Did a well-known computer security researcher endanger public safety by hacking into aircraft control systems?<p>The FBI has asked a federal court in New York for a warrant to search the electronic devices it took from well-known computer security researcher Chris Roberts on April 17.<p>The bureau says …

In-flight Entertainment

Broadcom’s Internet of Things platform gains HomeKit support

HomeKit just gained a powerful new partner: Communication firm Broadcom announced yesterday that its WICED (“Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices”) software now offers full support with Apple’s connected-accessory framework.<p>WICED is the first software development kit to meet …

Internet of Things

Managing Risk with Your Innovation Portfolio

By definition, business involves risk, and managing that risk well requires that you understand it. And one of the key nuances to understand is that …

Blind Pregnant Woman ‘Sees’ Her Unborn Baby For The First Time With 3D Printing

3D printing has opened thousands of new opportunities for the blind to experience the world around them, but nowhere have we seen a more powerful …

The Innovation Fix: The Magic Bullet to Make Your Company Innovative

Many companies today are looking for the Innovation Fix. For seasoned innovation gladiators (I’m starting to see my grey hairs now) the question most …

Star

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Mark Pincus Is Back — And His Vintage Management Style Might Be, Too

About two years ago, Mark Pincus brought on former Xbox executive Don Mattrick to run the company, and he took a step back. This was actually a tremendous surprise to the industry.<p>Pincus has a reputation of being a bit of a micro manager and is not often able to delegate responsibility or empower …

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Is… Liquidity

This year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield was amazing. At the very beginning, there were 24 great companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for $50,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup.<p>After hours of deliberations, …

Industry Trends

The aerospace and defense industry is at a crossroads. Traditionally highly averse to risk, A&D companies must take a bolder approach to compete with …

4 Big Industries And Their Next Generation Tech Disruptors

If we can learn anything from the inaugural Next Billion-Dollar Startup List, it’s that no industry is safe from the possibility, and reality, of disruption. Many of the companies on the List are tackling problems or inefficiencies in food delivery, lending, auto sales, or shopping, and most are …

NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure

The West lacks a shield against formidable foes and is losing the battle against Jihadi terrorism as chaos spreads across the Middle East<p>The West is losing the worldwide fight against jihadist terrorism and faces mounting risks of a systemic cyber-assault by extremely capable enemies, the former …

6 Practices That Will Shape Retail Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is one of the most important topics facing retail today. As one of the largest retail brands in the U.S., second only to Walmart, Kroger Co., a Fortune 25 company with over $100 billion in revenue, is two years into its digital journey. Kroger is making the transformation …