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Commodity Prices: Basics for Businesses That Buy, Sell or Use Basic Materials

Commodity price trends are a hot topic among some of my clients and audience members. This is the first of three articles about commodity price, covering basic material that someone buying or selling commodities should understand. The need for the information goes well beyond the trading desk of a …

John Authers – To MBA or not to MBA

The MBA, once the essential certificate for anyone wishing to make waves in the City, is facing stiff challenge from other professional …

EU Commissioner hits back at Microsoft over Google complaints

Joaquín Almunia suggests that Microsoft's complaints about the EC's handling of its antitrust investigation into Google search are hypocritical<p>EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia has responded vigorously to complaints that the European Commission is being too soft on Google over its alleged …

Inside the Angsty, Affirming World of Whisper

At my high school, most real online communication happened between private blogs. Between classes, my friends and I set up password-protected …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

How Leap Motion can use its accelerator program to … leapfrog the competition

When you build something new, you need to show people it’s worth it. In the technology world one way to do that is to find applications for your …

5 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes us from achieving our dreams.<p>I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears …

Facebook will lose 80% of users by 2017, say Princeton researchers

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 2017, say researchers at Princeton University (pdf).<p>The forecast of Facebook's impending doom was made by comparing the growth curve of epidemics to …

5 Secrets to Creating Harmony Among Co-Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a business, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to work with a co-founder or go it alone.<p>While some founders may prefer to roll solo, often investors, advisors and mentors suggest teaming up with …

The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality

Motion controls. VR goggles. Whatever. Let’s get down to brass tacks: How fast do these need to be to feel real? Twenty milliseconds or less.<p>Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re always cognizant of your body, not just as your body, but as a controller–a once-removed human …

How Not To Critique App Monetization Strategies

One of the Christmas season’s big mobile apps is rolling out today – and a notably weird review of Rovio’s “Angry Birds Go” in The Verge is a good example of how confused or misguided criticism of the app industry can be. The Verge admonished “Angry Birds Go” for adopting the single most effective …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

9 CEOs Share Their Favorite Interview Question

As it turns out, many CEOs have one go-to interview question that they believe reveals everything they need to know about a candidate. Some swear by serious questions about a candidate's best accomplishment. Others believe that silly queries about holiday costumes and the zombie apocalypse best …

How to Dominate Your Competition With 'Reciprocal' Customer Loyalty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's probably fair to say that all business owners want to have loyal customers -- people who love their product or service and keep coming back for it. But something called "reciprocal loyalty" can help take your business to the next …

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Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless

Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.<p>For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you …

Research: Cubicles Are the Absolute Worst

My work station is an invading overlord. Belongings march across the long desk I share with several other editors, spilling out of my space and encroaching on the neutral zones abutting my colleagues’ work areas. To the east, legions of books, papers, and sticky notes advance, led by a squadron of …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions.<p>"You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, Executive …