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The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I wasn't …

Boston Dynamics' robots won't be held back by puny humans

Are you looking for the exact moment when the robots decide to turn on their human creators? You might want to mark this day on your calendar. Boston Dynamics has posted video of a SpotMini test where it gauged the bot's ability to adjust to interference -- in this case, from a pesky human. The …

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Instacart has raised another $200M at a $4.2B valuation

Despite plenty of uncertainty swirling around Instacart and its complex relationship with Whole Foods — now owned by Amazon — investors still seem to not be too worried, and are pouring a fresh big round of financing into the startup that values it at $4.2 billion.<p>Instacart said it raised $200 …

30 Fascinating Early Bands of Future Music Legends

Even rock's biggest names had to start somewhere. Flip through this (way) back catalog of stars' early projects and you'll find yourself in a …

Debbie Harry

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

29 Strange Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Pure Genius

People are always telling me I have an affinity for the bizarre, and I like to think that translates over to the kinds of things I love to buy …

Cryptocurrency boom: Why everyone is talking about ripple

The craze over bitcoin has given other crypotcurrencies like litecoin and ethereum their moments in the spotlight. Now, it's ripple's turn.<p>In recent weeks, ripple's value has spiked, making it the second most valuable digital currency and bringing it newfound attention.<p>The relatively obscure …

Cryptocurrency

101 Inspirational Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 | Inc.com

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for 2018. With a new year, we are presented with an opportunity to make a success plan which will help us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. A new year gives us a chance to renew our commitment to our business and to working hard at being our best …

Motivation

43 Extremely Last-Minute, Very Cheap Gift Ideas

Did you just look at a calendar and wonder where the time went? You’re not alone! Despite the countless helpful gift guides, we’re just like you — …

20 Weird But Genius Items On Amazon That Are Sure To Sell Out

Amazon has quickly become my favorite place to shop online — and it seems like I'm not the only one who appreciates the convenience of buying …

Fecal Transplant Pills Could Become a New Cutting-Edge Treatment for Infections

Human waste has long been thought of as just that: everything the body doesn’t want or need. But new research is showing that feces may contain …

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting …

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 …

Industry Leaders Answer Blockchain Critics At Financial Summit

As blockchain emerges, financial institutions are coming to grips with fundamental changes in how they’ll do business. I heard the story first-hand from experts during a recent panel discussion at the SAP Financial Services Innovation Summit held at the SAP Leonardo Center in New York that was …

Blockchain

7 Spotify features that will make your experience better

Spotify is one of the most used music streaming apps in the world — as of June this year it had 140 million active users.<p>But for an app so widely used, a lot of its better features are hidden. This is an issue that Spotify has been tackling for a while, and although its taken steps to and continues …

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead | Inc.com

Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your story in a way that sells.<p>No matter how compelling your message is, if you don't capture your audience's attention in the first …

Public Speaking

Need to Memorize a Speech? Here's the Neuroscience Behind It (and 3 Apps to Help) | Inc.com

You've heard of "zero-effort" guides to memorization or tricks to streamline the memorization process.<p>But at the root of all of those quick hacks is the basic truth: There's no substitution for practice and rehearsal. Rote memorization is a necessary evil--and how could it really be pure evil if …

Public Speaking

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

6 essential settings to make your iPhone and iPad display easier on the eyes

Nope, you don’t have to settle for itty-bitty text on your iPhone screen, nor must you deal with buttons that don’t look anything like buttons. Once …

iPad

7 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

Everyone wants to succeed, but not everyone knows how to succeed.<p>There are many things that will help us go the distance, but few are as empowering and inspiring as a TED Talk.<p>Listening to a TED Talk is a great way to gain information, discover new sources of innovation, and jump-start your life …

TED Talks

Bed Tent

Turn your bed into a private cocoon with the Bed Tent. This self-explanatory sleep accessory can attach to nearly any bed, blocking out unwanted …

1000 Musicians Cover Smells Like Teen Spirit

What started as a stunt to get the Foo Fighters to play a concert in Cesena, Italy, has become the biggest band in the world. 1,000 musicians — …

This app doesn't just do your homework for you, it shows you how

A little confession from me. I was homeschooled (that's not the confession part), and in 8th grade my algebra textbook had the answers to half the problems in the back. And when I was stumped, I would cheat.<p>Sorry, mom!<p>Of course, cheating at math is a terrible way to learn, because the whole point …

Start a Business: 9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea While Keeping Your Full Time Job | Inc.com

You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work -- and you're definitely not ready to quit your full-time job and dive right in. Is it possible to validate your business idea while maintaining the safety net your full-time job provides?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan …

Entrepreneurship

Snow Shovel Hack

Living in Western Massachusetts where snowfall can average around 60 inches a year, this guy has had plenty of practice shoveling snow. That's why …

The Marketing Technique That Made This Entrepreneur Over $1 Million In Six Months | Inc.com

It's no secret that we live in a world of ubiquitous content. It's everywhere.<p>We read, stream and binge-watch content at all times of the day: on the train before work, during our lunch break, with friends at the bar.... even when we're on the toilet. (Warning: Just don't drop your phone.)<p>With so …

Marketing

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2016. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

Journalism

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Mental Health