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HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it's a first for Silicon Valley

Hewlett-Packard, a computer industry pioneer, is cashing in on the marijuana "green rush."<p>In a first for the fledgling marijuana industry, HP will start providing registers preinstalled with software made for marijuana businesses.<p>The $35 billion enterprise company, which sells and installs complex …

Cannabis

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Entrepreneurship

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of …

Entrepreneurship

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

This is the Most Popular Chili Recipe on Our Entire Site

Seriously, all the cool kids are making it.<p>Chili season is officially here, and we are not messing around. Finally, it’s chilly (pun intended) enough …

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet businesses …

Amazon is no longer a retail company

But comparing Amazon's business to Wal-Mart Stores or other big retailers doesn't do it justice. In fact, it completely misses the mark on what kind of business Amazon is.<p>Understanding Amazon's business is important for investors in order to evaluate its decisions like its Whole Foods purchase or …

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery | GQ

Some very powerful people are trying to corner the market on legal weed and turn their company into the Monsanto of marijuana. Who are they? And can they be stopped?<p>The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was …

The 5 Most Important Questions To Ask Prospective Agencies

Almost without exception agency relations break down when agencies cling to an outdated model and fail to understand the importance of customer experience. The growing influence of customer experience within client organizations, and not just in marketing, is transforming the approach that these …

Customer Experience

What we’ve learned about VR ads after 100 millions impressions for brands

A year ago, at Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung announced its first million hardware shipments. This marked the first time a major VR headset manufacturer had reached this milestone. At this same time last year, Mark Zuckerberg’s surprise appearance in Barcelona, surrounded by an audience all in …

GE CEO: It is the end of the 'global elite'

"We're in an era when some very basic assumptions about the global economy are being tested," he said in his annual letter to shareholders. "There is deep skepticism toward the ideas that powered economic expansion for a generation."<p>That said, globalization is not coming to an end, according to …

Economics

5 Ways to Promote Live Events Using Social Media

No matter what the city, there is always competition to have the best event and draw the largest crowd. The main challenge is to get the word out …

Google researchers have cracked a key internet security tool

But the tool remains in wide use.<p>Google researchers have cracked a key internet security tool, and hope their finding will spur an end to widespread use of the encryption method.<p>The team announced Thursday that they had succeeded in breaking SHA-1, or Secure Hash Algorithm 1, encryption in a use …

Amazon's Echo is bringing the eighties back, and not always in a good way

Back when I was a kid in the late '80s and early '90s, the best way to get stuff done on a computer was with the Microsoft DOS command prompt— a text-based operating system for computers that looks positive antiquated today.<p>It looked like this:<p>This so-called "command line" interface has a …

Automation

One of China’s largest online retailers is adding dozens of drone delivery routes to rural villages in 2017

Drones aren’t expected to start regularly delivering packages in the U.S. until 2020.<p>While drones in the United States won’t start delivering parcels on regular routes for a few years, in China it’s already happening.<p>JD.com, one of the largest online retailers in China second only to Alibaba, …

How automakers are cashing in on the connected car craze

The Internet of Things has created a new market in the automotive industry, one which is showing no signs of slowing down. Connected cars and their associated services are expected to grow from $13.6 to over $42 billion by 2022.<p>A glimpse of our collective future can be seen in Cadillac’s Book by …

Carsharing

Intel launches new IoT retail platform, plans $100 million retail tech investment

The platform works to bring together retail hardware, software, APIs, and sensors in a standardized way.<p>Intel CEO Brian Krzanich spoke at the …

Video: How to Make Wild-Salmon Chowder

In August, I traveled to Alaska to fish the coho salmon run on the Egegik River, near the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. After wrangling fish …

Chowder

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children<p>For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well …

Parenting

1960s Taiwanese home gets a bright and airy renovation

So breezy<p>This impressive renovation of a Taiwanese home built in the 1960s creates breezy, open spaces that effortlessly connect to the outdoors. Helmed by local firm Soar Design Studio in collaboration with architect Tien-Chu Chen, the project, called Wabi-Sabi House, involved decreasing the …

The dirty deplorables: Who’s who on Donald Trump’s team and how they’ll destroy the environment

<b>FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Tillerson as</b> …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates, Jack Ma and John Doerr are pouring $1 billion into a clean energy fund

The effort comes as Donald Trump (and a cabinet full of clean energy opponents) prepares to assume office.<p>Bill Gates is spearheading a tech industry-led effort to invest more than $1 billion in clean energy companies.<p>Breakthrough Energy Ventures, to be officially announced Monday, has backing from …

This investment firm could revolutionize solar energy

A common perception of impact investing is that you have to make sacrifices to put your money behind a good cause.<p>Bryan Birsic, the CEO of Wunder Capital, a solar investment startup, says that's exactly the wrong way to think about it.<p>"Impact investors want to feel as though the positive impact …

Solar Power

Companies once thought they’d make big money off big data–now it’s their biggest liability

Let’s just say it: In the future, successful data companies will not own any data. The data economy is the engine of growth for all digital businesses. However, the landscape is changing. We are heading for a data crunch. Data has huge economic value but it is becoming businesses’ biggest …

Personal Data

Here’s What Happens When You Give Your Employees More Independence

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

How This Guy Grew Six Million Dollar Startups Before Turning 35 | Inc.com

David hunts solutions that are "pain killers"--something that seriously saves time or cash for a customer. He says when you get into markets like these early, "You're often the first vendor for a company. That makes it it easier to define the standards of the market." Plus, "with a lower cost of …

Startups