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Meet Four Winners in Industrial Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy gives out Champion of Energy Efficiency awards annually for “leadership and accomplishment in …

Energy Efficiency
Venture Capital

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

In the increasingly competitive world of venture capital, it pays to be helpful—literally. To get in on the best deals, VCs need to be seen as smart, insightful and supportive. And since VCs are all about scale, what better way to do that than a blog?<p>This is good news for entrepreneurs, because …

11 Travel Startups You Need to Know

We all know about the awesomeness of TripIt, Airbnb and Hipmunk and how they've revolutionized travel. But there's a new crew of travel startups …

AT&T Next plan will let customers upgrade smartphones or tablets once a year

AT&T on Tuesday unveiled its own upgrade plan for smartphone or tablet buyers, AT&T Next, which will let them upgrade hardware once a year under certain conditions.<p>The carrier did hint a few days ago that a special announcement was scheduled for July 16, and now AT&T Next is official. The plan will …

Cellular Networks

If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How

<i>By Chris Fralic, Partner at First Round Capital in New York.</i> <i>This is an updated and revised version of this post.</i><p>I’ve sent a total of more than 81,000 e-mails since 2007— and that’s not even counting my personal e-mail. Over that time, I’ve found that roughly 20% of my e-mails involve the word …

Must-See Gasland Part II on HBO Monday: Natural Gas, Once A Bridge, Now A Gangplank

If you liked the Oscar-nominated fracking exposé “Gasland” by Josh Fox, you’ll love the sequel Gasland, Part II, which is being broadcast on HBO …

5 Tips for Giving Really Amazing Presentations

Don't waste a presentation opportunity with foolish mistakes. Give it every chance of winning the day.<p>Some people live for making presentations; others consider it their worse nightmare. It could be five people in a boardroom or 500 in the audience, but if you are the presenter the spotlight is on …

Public Speaking

Graph of the Day: How green is your country?

Today’s Graph of the Day comes courtesy of The Energy Collective, and gives an interesting perspective of the level of renewable energy in the …

Renewable Energy

Wake up coal: Renewables is now the main game

It is staggering to observe that even in modern sophisticated economies such as the US, Australia and UK – which are supposed to have modern, …

6 Steps to a Perfect Pitch

You'd be surprised at the difference a perfect pitch can make. But first you have to get there.<p>No matter how obvious it may seem that you have a winning idea, the ultimate success of your company is entirely dependent on how well you can personally drum up interest, excitement, and investment.<p>Which …

Public Speaking

You Don't Need A Better Mousetrap, Or Three Steps To Start A Successful Business

I have drawn parallels in previous blogs between being a Navy SEAL and being a successful entrepreneur. One commonality is that both are relatively difficult ambitions, with far greater numbers of people aspiring to and attempting to be either than those that are actually successful. Another …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The 99% Success Formula

Every success formula ever written or published boils down to these seven steps.<p>If you boil down every "success formula" that's ever been devised or published, you pretty much end up with the following:<p><b>1. Know where you're starting from. (A).</b><p>Every journey has a starting place. With the journey …

Self-improvement