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Gorgeous solar-powered Colorado home produces almost all its own energy

Sustainability and a love for nature inspired Colorado-based CCY Architects’ design of the gorgeous Starwood Residence. Set on a ridge line, this …

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Design

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

National Parks

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Seven Characteristics of Supply Chains to Admire

Supply chain excellence matters. As growth slows, it can make or break corporate performance. Now 30-years old, the practice of supply chain management is still evolving. The average manufacturing company has spent 1.7% of revenue on technology over the course of the past decade. Most of it has …

Mule : Modern Electric Workhorse to Slice Through Urban Traffic Easily

Not long ago horses were our only means of personal transportation. They were able to travel long distances, traverse harsh environments and carry …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Productivity

9 Things to Never Say at Customs

By: Matt Meltzer<p>You know when rooms without windows and clocks are fun? When they involve massage treatments or blackjack tables. You know when they're not fun? When they're customs detention rooms, and some guy is pawing through your luggage while another interrogates you like it's the first half …

Joe Biden

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Keeping a watchful eye on money is crucial to every organization but especially startups and small businesses. By learning proper cash management techniques early, you will reap the rewards of your hard work later.<p>The concepts behind …

Small Business

5 Ways To Inspire Innovation (And Plan For Disruption)

The <b>Ford</b> production line was the result of a visit to a Chicago slaughterhouse. Butchers—each skilled at taking one specific cut of meat—would do their work on one carcass after another, brought to them on a line of moving hooks. Literally food for thought.<p>The seed of the idea for <b>Netflix</b> came from a …

Lamborghini Huracán: new design videos

Kia has released a preview image that shows the upcoming Ceed, designed at the European design center and set to debut in Geneva.<p>An official video …

Arrinera Hussarya: final design revealed

<i>(Photos Copyright by Arrinera.com – MuscleCarsZone.com)</i><p>First presented by Arrinera Automotive in 2012, the Hussarya is the first supercar developed …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

City Politics

Why Tesla Is The Apple Of The Auto Industry: Part Two

Last week, Eugene Groysman called Tesla the “Apple of the auto industry,” and made the case that in order to double its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has to create a nationwide system of charging stations, build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory, and overcome strong political …

Porsche 918 Spyder: An Engine Cover Says So Much

Sometimes it's the little things that say so much about a supercar.<p>Consider the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder's engine cover, a seemingly innocuous afterthought whose backstory reveals how obsessive a car company can get about details.<p>For starters, the lid for the 918's 4.6-liter V8 needed to fit …

Supercars

7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing with your life

Because you’re comfortable in your mediocrity. Because you choose not to try.<p>Because it’s easier to talk about learning that new language than …

The 10 Small Towns You Need To Visit This Year, And You Haven't Heard Of Half Of Them

We know, we know, we've seen this list before (from 2012 and 2013), but this one is different.<p>For their third annual list, Smithsonian Magazine examined 20 small towns across America with a population under 15,000 to find towns that are heavily-cultured (read: interesting history, good food, solid …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

Bill Gates predicts 'almost no poor countries' by 2035

As snowy Davos becomes engulfed in the hustle and bustle of another World Economic Forum, Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the opportunity to deliver an upbeat message in his annual newsletter.<p>The 25-page report, written by Gates and his wife Melinda, who are co-chairs of theBill & Melinda Gates …

Bill Gates

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

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College & University

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Bouncing Back from Illness<p>Woody Bedell, The Exercise Coach, Bannockburn, Ill.<p>After about 15 years in corporate benefits consulting, my wife, Joyce, and I decided we wanted to open a family business to share with our sons Tres, …

Entrepreneurship

New money for new businesses: where to find the cash for your start-up

More people want to be entrepreneurs, but need start-up funds. Here are some avenues to explore<p>The number of Britons starting their own businesses is rocketing, and this entrepreneurial spirit looks set to continue in 2014. More than 520,000 new businesses registered with Companies House during …

Ten tips for SMEs to get the most out of their sustainability strategies

Think beyond the environmental, get the backing of management, don't make profit the only measure of success - key steps for sustainable SMEs<p>When Sandra Rapacioli and her colleagues at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants took a look at how businesses were implementing their …

Sustainability

Rolls-Royce And Bentley Want To Get Into The Electric-Car Game

In interviews with Business Insider, executives from both brands said they are seriously considering a plug-in hybrid car. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) combine the ability to run on electricity stored in a battery with an internal combustion engine. They usually offer an EV mode range …

Electric Vehicles