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After Turkey bombs Islamic State for the first time, what happens next?

Four days after Isil attacked a mainly Kurdish gathering of youth activists, the Turkey-Syria border is a new hotspot in the Middle East's widening war, writes Raziye Akkoc<p>They say a week in politics is a long time and this week proved just how true that was in Turkey. After months of accusations …

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports …

Shoes

Light Beer Doesn't Suck If You Know What to Order

In the world of the craft beer drinker, nothing rings more true than Greg Koch’s mantra,"Fizzy Yellow Beer is for Wussies!" And for years beer aficionados have followed the CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co.’s lead, circling the wagons around huge beer styles like bitter double IPA hop bombs …

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …

Foray Into Franchising

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>Foray Into Franchising: Be in Business For Yourself, But Not By Yourself<p>By the end of 2014, about 770,000 …

Small Business

Girl Scouts to sell cookies online for first time in 100-year history

Samoas and Thin Mints could be coming to your inbox soon. Girl Scouts of the USA announced Digital Cookie on Monday, a new digital platform that …

Urban Outfitters' Kent State sweatshirt and 7 other controversial clothes

Urban Outfitters added to its wardrobe of controversial clothes on Monday by introducing a seemingly blood-stained Kent State University sweatshirt …

Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

It started with the iPod. In 2001, Apple promised to do away with stacks of CDs and put 1,000 songs in your pocket. Thirteen years later, the music industry is unrecognizable: Most brick-and-mortar record stores have closed, and a pocket-size hard drive filled with music seems quaint in a world …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

Obama announces airstrikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama said Thursday night he has authorized “targeted airstrikes” in northern Iraq and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to religious minorities trapped there by Sunni extremists.<p>“Several military aircraft” dropped the supplies to a group of Iraqis near the town of Sinjar, a …

5 reasons not to retire in the U.S.

When it comes to retiring, more baby boomers are finding greener (and cheaper) pastures overseas.<p>More than half a million retirees receive their …

This Giant Touchscreen Is Borderline Senseless, But Shhh

We could tell you that this 16-foot-long touchscreen table is some hyper-efficient glimpse at the future of project management because it supports half a dozen people digging through media files at once. We could elaborate, explaining that a complex digital taxonomy was at play, linking metadata in …

5 Free Apps That Make You Seem Smart | Inc.com

In business, how you write (and speak) is who people think you are. If you have lousy grammar, use tired cliches, spout biz-blab, or dress up five-cent ideas in five-dollar words, people secretly (or openly, if you're not the boss) think you're mediocre or even stupid.<p>They're probably right. …

Writing

The 20 Best B2B Sales Blogs

We doubt anyone ever chose to be a B2B sales rep because it seemed easy. B2B sales cycles have a reputation for being arduous grinds that require …

Marketing

The basics of business-to-business sales success

When it comes to B2B sales, customers say they care most about product and price—but they really want a great sales experience. For sales reps, that …

Customer Experience

The One Kind of Sales Rep Who Does Best at B2B

It’s natural for salespeople to want to be nice to their customers. But in business-to-business sales, where the stakes are high and customers are increasingly more sophisticated and risk-averse, being nice just doesn’t cut it. To be successful today, nice guys must challenge their customers out of …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

Razer micro-console will deliver movies, music, games to your TV with Android TV

Razer is getting into the TV set-top box business with Google.<p>The Razer micro-console, which hasn't been officially named yet, will be powered by Android TV and stream movies, music and other apps for large-screen entertainment with an "emphasis on gaming," according to Razer.<p>Razer, which sprung to …

The best podcasts for true stories, books and fiction

Looking for new podcasts? Here's the Telegraph's definitive guide to the finest podcasts for storytelling, interviews, literature and poetry, regularly updated with new recommendations.<p>The Lapse<p>Pitching itself as a cross between the candid storytelling of The Moth and the atmospheric documentary …

Books

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Android News

25 iPhone Apps That Could Change Your Life

There are too many silly apps to choose from, but these are actually super useful.

Apps

Finding your passion and making money with it by Derek Sivers

Bought<p>I really loved this! Derek is so down to earth. He made me think every step of the way. He's the perfect antidote to over-thinking and …

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