Craig Smith

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The case for the middle-aged entrepreneur

The technology sector has become a magnet for the world’s brightest minds. Tech hubs – and by extension tech investors — have become mecca for ambitious innovators in search of their entrepreneurial dreams. For many, the investment community has fulfilled its end of the bargain: Numerous ambitious …

Best big TVs for the big game 2017

Looking for an excuse to finally buy that big-screen TV you've been coveting? A certain upcoming football game is the perfect justification.<p>And now is the perfect time. Prices on many sets are at their lowest levels yet as manufacturers and retailers tackle 2016 inventory in advance of incoming …

If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama

WASHINGTON — If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama.<p>Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media …

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for<p>Donald Trump.<p>Back in 1980, there was disappointment among<p>DemocratswhenRonald Reaganwon. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Liberals get hysterical over the 'alt-right' but we are living in their 'alt-left' world

The traditional media are obsessed with tying conservatives to the "alt-right." There have been more than 50 major news network mentions this year alone as journalists try to do what they always do -- paint conservatives as racist, sexist, and a few other words that end in ist. All in the name of …

5 Steps to Build Your Global Ecommerce Site

Learn cultural norms and shopping habits to create an e-retail experience that feels familiar to your international audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your company ready to go global with ecommerce? Maybe it should be. Opportunities to sell globally are …

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10 Success lessons from Guy Kawasaki – “Former Apple evangelist, Venture capitalist” for entrepreneurs

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share102<p>+12<p>Shares 118<p>Guy Kawasaki is one of the most famous entrepreneurs alive today. He has worked for Apple and Google, written for …

Great Circle Mapper

Great circles normally conjure images of long trips, by airplane or by ship, not cars and certainly not British cars, whose movement is all-too-often …

The 5 Incredible Things To Do To Live A Charmed Life

First, Jordan Harbinger was kidnapped by thugs in Serbia, taken to a warehouse, and his friend was beaten to pieces while Jordan talked his way out …

Why CMOs Have to Use Customer Lifetime Value (E-commerce)

Customer lifetime value is the "optimization metric" in E-commerce that let CMOs allocate their efforts and adjust their budget toward the most …

Startups after 60: a solution for the retirement crisis?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Like many journalists writing about the boomer trend toward working in retirement, I’ve …

How to Get a First Class Upgrade Every Time

Until recently, if you had even mid-tier elite status with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to business or first class on …

Remove the Background of Your Product Photos with These 4 Editing Tools

Removing an image’s background has a wealth of benefits including easy integration across sales channels, increased attention on your product, and …

Tutorials

Clint Eastwood defends Trump's 'racist' remarks: 'Just get over it'

The Hollywood tough guy has derided ‘a pussy generation’ obsessed with political correctness in an expletive-riddled Esquire interview<p>Another Republican luminary has gone public with strong feelings about Donald Trump. Really, really strong feelings. He didn’t pussyfoot like Paul Ryan. He wasn’t a …

Clint Eastwood

Neither Trump nor Clinton is addressing the biggest challenge to jobs: automation

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both promising to bring good-paying jobs back to America, but analysts say neither of …

I Tried to Get Milo Yiannopoulos to Convert Me to a Gay Trump Supporter

The infamous online troll and media personality tells us how he can support a VP and party with overtly homophobic politics.<p>Even the homophobes in Cleveland are hospitable. On Wednesday night of the Republican National Convention, I was sitting next to a middle-aged local at a no-frills watering …

Silicon Valley's legendary investors are stuck in the past

Everywhere in the capital markets, large institutional investors are laser focused on what's going on (or not going on) in boardrooms of public companies.<p>BlackRock, CalSTRS, and CalPERS, among others, have substantive resources devoted to assessing governance quality in their portfolio companies, …

Venture Capital

WATCH: Emirates Repaint An Airbus A380 Superjumbo Jet in Under A Minute

<i>Photo courtesy of Emirates</i><p>You ride them all the time, but what exactly goes into the care and maintenance of the planes we love?<p>You May Also Like<p>US …

Can This Innovative Noise Cancelling Technology Silence Snoring?

Over 8,000 users from 65 countries are backing an Indiegogo campaign to deliver a simple solution for snoring sufferers.<p>Whether it be loud talkers, slow walkers or people playing incredibly loud music on woefully inadequate headphones. A love of technology can equally be the cause of our biggest …

Five secrets to surviving a long-haul flight

The Telegraph's new Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful, from the best time to fly from a UK airport to getting lounge access for less.<p>In this video, the second in the series, Nick Trend, Deputy Head of Travel, shares his top five tips for suriving a …

The Skills Most Companies Look for in Employees

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

Watch a Master Modeler Build a Hyper-Detailed WWII Airplane

Anyone who’s done any scale modeling knows that it can be challenging to just put together and paint a reasonably-detailed model as it comes in the box. To take that model to the level that Czech modeler David Damek does in this amazing video is infinitely harder than he makes it all look.<p>Even if …

What’s the matter with Dem? Thomas Frank talks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and everything in between

<b>Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders (AP/Ron Frehm/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Matt Rourke/Toby Talbot)</b><p>While Republicans devour each other whole, Democrats face an identity crisis of their own. Thomas Frank explains<p>Kathy Kiely<p>April 2, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally …

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Magento to Shopify: How to move your money-maker

We also spoke with a couple of other local firms that we had personal connections with, and ultimately, Foundry won our bid. Things that are important for you to consider are:<p>Their exposure to the Shopify setup and API – this will determine how quickly they can work on your site. If they’re still …

Shopify

E-Commerce retailers are losing their customers because of this one critical mistake

E-commerce retailers are losing potential customers at one critical juncture.<p>U.S. online shoppers are abandoning their carts during the payment phase, according to Internet Retailer. And this trend is occurring on both desktop and mobile platforms.<p>So shoppers are reaching the end of the process but …

eCommerce

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Lessons learned after shutting my IoT startup

After 5 months of toiling 14-hour days, making a hardware IoT product from scratch and spending thousands of dollars of OPM (other people’s money), I …